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Monday, March 15, 2021

LAUNDRY DETERGENTS HARM FERTILITY

Fertility and Toxic Chemicals

I always loved that clean smell in my clothes after washing them in the "fresh scent" laundry detergents. Then there are, of course, all of the claims that your clothes will be cleaner and brighter with many of the advertised brands.
However, you may be interested to know that what makes your clothes look and smell so great could be
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a problem not only for your health and fertility, but also for the environment. Here is an article that discusses some of the dangers lurking in your laundry soap.  When I was trying to conceive, I tried to use only a minimal amount of detergent.  Baking soda and vinegar make great laundry detergents!  I am so much more aware now of those overwhelming scents. Now that I have reduced my use of these products, I can smell them on other people.  It is almost overpowering.

Here are just a few of the chemicals discussed in the article:

Phenols: According to the National Institutes of Health, phenol is toxic and people who are hypersensitive to it could experience death or serious side effects at very low exposures. Plus, it is rapidly absorbed and can cause toxicity throughout the entire body. Typically, death and severe toxicity result from phenol's effects on the central nervous system, heart, blood vessels, lungs and kidneys.

One common surfactant in U.S. laundry detergents is nonyl phenol ethoxylate (this chemical has been banned in Europe, and was found to slowly biodegrade into even more toxic compounds). Studies have found that this surfactant stimulates the growth of breast cancer cells and feminizes male fish.

Are chemicals in commercial laundry detergents leaving your clothes dangerously clean?

Optical brighteners: These synthetic chemicals convert UV light wavelengths into visible light, which makes laundered clothes appear whiter (although does not actually affect the cleanliness of the clothing). They've been found to be toxic to fish and to cause bacterial mutations. Further, they can cause allergic reactions when exposed to skin that is later exposed to sunlight.

Phosphates: These chemicals are used to remove hard-water minerals to make detergents more effective, and to prevent dirt from settling back onto clothes during a wash. A major problem with them is that, when released into the environment, they stimulate the growth of certain marine plants, which contributes to unbalanced ecosystems. Many states have banned or restricted the use of phosphates for this reason, and you may see laundry detergents advertised as "low-phosphate" or "phosphate-free."

Sodium hypochlorite (household bleach): This is a chemical precursor to chlorine, which is highly toxic and involved in more household poisonings than any other chemical. When it reacts with organic materials in the environment, carcinogenic and toxic compounds are created than can cause reproductive, endocrine and immune system disorders.


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Friday, March 12, 2021

MIND BODY FERTILITY, YES THERE IS A CONNECTION

Mind-Body Fertility

The mind/body connection is sort of at the root of everything I believe about physical health, fertility, and just about everything else.  This is one reason I did meditation and visualization when I was trying to conceive (learn more about my meditation CD here: MEDITATION AND VISUALIZATION CD )
Here is an interesting article about mentally controlling your fertility:

From the article:

Think of it this way… If you tell your body that you want to have a baby, its job is to prepare. You will ovulate, your uterus prepares and creates a lining, and you might start eating a little bit more or feel a little more tired. This is your body’s way of preparing for what you asked from it. If you are sure that you want to get pregnant, then your body should cooperate with that mental affirmation and you will get pregnant. If there is any doubt in your mind, the chances lessen.

If you tell your body that you don’t want to have a baby, your bodies job is to make sure there is no secure place for an egg to plant itself. This doesn’t necessarily prevent conception, but even if it does occur, the egg has no where to grow and develop and is just pushed out with your period. Such as a ‘blight ovum’. If you are sure you don’t want to get pregnant, then your body should cooperate with that affirmation and your chances of getting pregnant become very low. If there is any doubt in your mind, the chances increase.

This would explain the occurrences when women get pregnant on birth control, or do not get pregnant without birth control. Or how a woman who found out about an unwanted pregnancy, might suddenly miscarry.

The idea is that you can tell your body what you want it to do, and it will do it. As long as you keep the affirmations going. Wanting to be pregnant should be clear in your mind, and you should repetitively tell your body that. If you don’t keep up the affirmation, your body might go back to its instinctual schedule and catch you off guard.\

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Monday, March 08, 2021

SOY AND ISOFLAVONES MAY HELP SUCCESSFUL PREGNANCY

 

Pregnancy Over 40, Plant Based Estrogens

Phytoestrogens are plant based estrogens which are also called "dietary estrogens" when consumed.
Soy foods contain phytoestrogens and I did make soy a part of my diet while trying to conceive.

If You're Trying To Get Pregnant, Phytoestrogens May Be A Good Addition To Your Diets 

 However, since that time, I've read some articles on how soy may be detrimental to fertility (as with
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much research, if you look long enough, you can always find opposing viewpoints).

There are differing opinions on soy for fertility

This article seems to support the use of soy in women because of something called "isoflavones" which are phytoestrogens.   Please note:  most sources seem to agree that soy may have a detrimental affect on men's fertility. Read more:

In a study at University Hospital in Perugia, Italy (Fertility & Sterility 2004), women who were undergoing IVF treatment (fertilization of the egg takes place outside the body and is implanted in the uterus) were given progesterone with 1,500 mg of soy isoflavones, while the control group was given progesterone and a placebo. Progesterone is required to assist with the implantation of the embryo in the uterus, and it became apparent that the soy isoflavones assisted with greater fertility and birth success rates.

The study assessed rates of embryo implantation, biochemical pregnancy (based on hormone levels), actual pregnancy (seeing an embryo with heartbeat via ultrasound), miscarriage, and delivery. Women who had received the isoflavones had significantly higher rates of pregnancy and delivery than the control group. Thirty percent of the study group gave birth, compared to 16 percent in those who received no soy supplementation. The soy phytoestrogens, while having no adverse side effects, may have a hormone-like activity in the body and consequently enhance fertility for women in an IVF program. Further study is encouraged to understand how phytoestrogens exert their positive effects.

 from:(www.alive.com)




Thursday, March 04, 2021

MID-CYCLE OVULATION BLEEDING, IS IT NORMAL?

Slight bleeding around ovulation can be a normal part of the process. However, if you are trying to conceive, it might be something to get checked out since it could be a sign of underlying problems like or 

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endometriosis. Read more:

Sometimes, during the middle of a woman’s menstrual cycle, when she is ovulating, she may have some bleeding. Ovulation bleeding is different from the regular menstrual flow. Ovulation bleeding tends to be pink to red in color. Ovulation bleeding is lighter than menstrual flow. Ovulation bleeding typically will last for one to two days.


A variety of factors can cause ovulation bleeding. For most women who experience ovulation bleeding, the cause is not clear. It may be related to the emergency of follicles. Hormones prompt ovaries to produce around 20 follicles that contain an immature egg, and out of this only one follicle matures. It is during this process of maturing and bursting out from the follicle that pain or bleeding occurs. Ovulation bleeding that is severe or that lasts longer than a couple of days can be a symptom of certain medical conditions, including endometriosis.

Bleeding episodes that are 2 weeks apart suggest that there may be a lack of ovulation altogether. A variety of conditions can cause this, including irritation to the cervix, polyps in the cervix, or polyps in the uterus.

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Monday, March 01, 2021

FAITH AND FERTILITY

 

Have You Asked God Yet To Bless You With A Baby?

Guest Post By Veronica Anusionwu
Many women facing infertility and miscarriage have asked everyone to help them have a baby except God.
They have asked their husbands, their doctors, friends, "Please Help me to have a baby", But I want to
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ask you a question, have you asked God to give you a child?
I want to use this bible story of female infertility to encourage you.
This is about a lady named Rachel. The bible says "When Rachel saw that she was not bearing Jacob any children, she became jealous of her sister, because her sister had children.
So she said to Jacob, "Give me children, or I'll die! Jacob became angry with her and said, "Am I in the place of God, who has kept you from having children?" Genesis 30:1-2.
When she got tired of infertility she cried out for help. But she only reached out for the wrong person.
Her husband became angry with her and said, "Am I in the place of God, who has kept you from having children?

I have since discovered from my own life experience that a man is only a tool in the hand of God.
Many times our hearts can be set in the wrong direction, and this affects our outcome in life. Today, I want to encourage you to come to God and ask him for a baby.
You may be facing miscarriage, female infertility, hormonal imbalances, polycystic ovarian problems, or even secondary infertility. You can pray in faith and ask God to heal you.
This is what the bible offers you, Jesus says,
1. Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and you shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. Luke 11:9 2.
And whatsoever you shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. John 14:13 3.
These are just a few of God's promise that if you ask him, he will do it for you. He has promised you and God does not lie. I have since learnt that there are times our inability to ask God limits what God can do for us.
You may say, what of all those teenagers that get pregnant everyday? Do they really ask God? Well, we cannot judge our circumstance by another persons standard. But we can deal with God on an individual level, which is what pleases him the most. Now back to the story of Rachel in the bible. After her husband pointed her to God as her source, she turned her face towards God, knowing only he could give her a baby.
she changed her focus and continued to pray to God. The bible tells us this, "Then God remembered Rachel, he listened to her and opened her womb".
She became pregnant and gave birth to a son and said, "God has taken away my disgrace". She named him Joseph, and said, May the Lord add to me another son.
God removed the disgrace of infertility from her life. He can do the same for you. He loves you so much.
Please believe me when I tell you this, God truly loves you. You may say, Veronica, you don't even know me, I am so bad. Well, he still loves you.
Let nothing stop you anymore from coming to God. He is waiting to hear your voice. Talk to him today. God bless you!
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Veronica Anusionwu has devoted a portion of her life to bringing spiritual solutions from the bible to help many people. She is the author of "Woman You Are Not Infertile" a book that has helped many women overcome infertility. Her book "Who Said You Are Too Old To Conceive" covers all area of (Childbirth for the older woman). Sign up for her free weekly newsletter by visiting
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Thursday, February 25, 2021

WOMAN HAS SURPRISE BABY AT 48

Pregnancy Over 40 AND Pregnancy At 48!

Here is a story about a woman who found herself pregnant at the age of 48. 
She has some younger children also, but she writes about different stages of her pregnancy. This 
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pregnancy appears to be a surprise. Read more:

"I'm still in denial that I'm ­having a baby, although the evidence is now ­overwhelming. Baby-shaped limbs can clearly be seen pushing against my abdominal wall. I ask other women I know if they couldn't grasp they were having a baby until it popped out. I think for me it has always been like this, but if so, why didn't I realise I was weird before?
 
Other mothers of my generation seem, like me, to only really have engaged with their babies after birth. Younger mothers are more likely (in my limited sample) to not only know the sex of their baby but to name it and then talk about it, as if it's real. "Ollie hasn't arrived yet," they will say, as though their baby has a tendency to be late.



 from: (www.guardian.co.uk)

Monday, February 22, 2021

FENG SHUI YOUR HOUSE FOR FERTILITY

Feng Shui Interprets the "Locked" House

By Kartar Diamond

When we think of a "locked" house, the image of a literally secure house comes to mind; one that you
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can only enter by breaking a lock to get in. This term "locked" house or "locked phase" has a totally different meaning in feng shui theory.
The lock refers to a phase when the occupants are metaphorically under a type of "house arrest." Some translations called it the "imprisoned" phase. During the "People Lock" the occupants will suffer more health and relationship problem than in times when the People Lock is not in force.
During a "Money Lock" the occupants can suffer financial difficulties that would not be a problem when that same house is not in the Money Lock phase.
Every single house, every single structure on the planet will go through both People Lock and Money Lock phases, no matter how good the house is deemed by feng shui standards most of the time.

These Locked phases can last for one day, one month, one year or a twenty year cycle and these phases can be calculated in classical, traditional feng shui. Sometimes it is referred to as Xuan Kong or the Flying Star School. Factoring issues of timing is what makes it non-obvious. In other words, the house does not change in its appearance to reveal that it has entered a Locked Phase.
As an example, all houses that faces North which were built between 1924-1943, are currently in a 20 year People Lock that started in 2004 and will continue until 2024. Another example is that all houses that face Northwest which were built between 1984-2003 are also currently in a 20 Year Lock (for Money) that started in 2004. In any given Era, there will be several houses types that are currently in a Lock Phase.
Whether a house is in a one year lock or a 20 year lock, the remedy is the same: The occupant needs to hear and see circulating water. This is one reason why fountains, aquariums and outside water features can be so helpful. There are in fact bad locations inside and outside when it comes to water (stay tuned for my article on water).
But for the purposes of releasing or lessening the affects of the Locked Phase, any type of water feature will help that situation. And how does one know if their water feature has worked? As an example, if a couple has been living in a house that is in a long term People Lock, they will usually have difficulty conceiving. When the water feature gets installed, pregnancy happens shortly thereafter.
With finances, if occupants have been enduring a long term Money Lock on their house, the installation of a water feature can be experienced in a tangible increase income or other financial windfalls.
Learning how to figure out if your house or business is experiencing one of these locked phases is fairly easy. Both Feng Shui for Skeptics as well as The Feng Shui Continuum show readers how to calculate this.
At Feng Shui Solutions, we are also happy to determine this for you by just supplying us with accurate information about the age of your home and its magnetic compass orientation.
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Friday, February 19, 2021

HOLISTIC PATH TO PREGNANCY

Pregnancy Over 40, Holistic Methods To Improve Fertility

Every now and then I come across articles on holistic health as it relates to fertility and pregnancy.
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 The following article caught my eye and it discusses everything from nutrition, to massage, to meditation. Most things I recommend in my book don't require the services of paid professionals, however, this article talks about some of the therapies that are out there should you decide to use them. Read more: 

Having a child can be all too easy for some people, and painfully difficult to impossible for others. Fortunately, there are many alternative approaches to fertility to try alongside even the most invasive fertility treatments. However, it important that all caregivers involved—conventional and holistic alike—are aware of what each other are doing so as to maximize the chances of a safe and positive outcome. 

Holistic approaches to fertility and healthy pregnancy typically concern at least one of these four goals: 

1. Enriching Soil and Seed 

Many holistic health approaches emphasize the importance of a healthy body, mind and spirit in order to make both sperm and egg as vital as possible. Certain holistic practitioners emphasize making dietary changes; I recommend consulting a holistic nutritionist or a naturopathic doctor for advice on foods that promote healthy fertility. Taking herbs that are said to balance the body’s hormones and promote fertility is another popular option. In this case, it’s a good idea to seek out a traditional western herbalist, acupuncturist, or traditional Chinese herbalist who specializes in fertility enhancement. Also, some practitioners recommend addressing potentially harmful environmental factors, such as lead or pesticide exposure by checking your blood lead levels and choosing whole, organic foods over processed foods. 

2. Unblocking 

This school of thought says that there is some kind of block that is preventing pregnancy from happening. Practitioners of Maya Abdominal Massage consider the block often to be physical. They believe that the uterus can get prolapsed and that their form of massage can help realign it and promote fertility. To find a qualified Maya Abdominal Massage practitioner near you, visit www.arvigomassage.com. Practitioners of acupuncture, yoga, reiki, qi gong, crystal therapy, or homeopathy can see fertility problems as an energetic blockage, and apply their techniques to unblock this stuck or stagnant energy. And finally, the block can be seen as an emotional one, that can be opened through emotionally releasing approaches such as breathwork or expressive therapies. 

3. Addressing Emotional Overload 

It’s very understandable that having difficulty getting pregnant can make people feel sad, angry, guilty, lonely, or anxious—or all of the above! Since high stress is clearly not the most hospitable environment for sperm and egg, stress surrounding repeated attempts at pregnancy can create a vicious cycle. Some people have broken this cycle by signing up with a Mind/Body fertility program, which helps them relax more and think more positively. Mindfulness meditation also can help you face these difficulty emotions more effectively. Additionally, modalities such as hypnotherapy and talk therapy can notch the stress down, as can many other healing approaches such as bodywork, t’ai chi, aromatherapy—anything that can help one relax and renew. 

4. Connecting with a Bigger Picture 

These approaches aim at tapping positive forces deep inside yourself and beyond yourself. Some people have reported success through imagery exercises—imagining, for example, a vibrant fertilized egg settling onto a nourishing uterine wall. Others have used prayer or ritual to help reach a stable fertility. One ritual, for example, would be to acknowledge the great chain of ancestors and helpers that got you here, and to thank them in some symbolic way. Another approach could be to ask the universe why your attempts at viable pregnancy have been so difficult, and then look for answers—in your intuition, in meditation or prayer, in visualizations, in your dreams, or in what you might spontaneously feel like drawing, writing, or expressing in other ways. 

Why some of these approaches help some people but not others remains a true mystery, and it’s hard to point you to any particular modality without knowing an individual’s particular health history. For those who are having trouble conceiving or who are miscarrying, I recommend trying at least one approach from each of the four categories above. The beauty of these approaches is that many work very well with each other and are compatible with western medical approaches. 

All too often, science and society falsely see fertility problems as exclusively as the woman’s problem. This is a heavy and unfair burden that only adds to the stress. Remember that it’s the man’s problem too, and I recommend that both partners who are trying hard to have a child explore some of the above approaches together. And with sperm counts declining in our country, it’s society’s problem too, and up to all up to all of us to help restore balance to our planet and support its collective fertility in any way we can. 

from Holistic Approaches To Fertility And A Healthy Pregnancy 
by Karlo Berger (www.ofspirit.com)

Friday, February 12, 2021

PELVIC ADHASIONS AND INFERTILITY

Pregnancy Over 40, Adhesions May Get In The WayMy last post talked about damage to the fallopian tube fimbria.

Pelvic adhesions can occur all around the reproductive organs. These adhesions can hook organs together almost like a spider web. This interesting picture gives a good visual of what adhesions look like.

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Pelvic adhesions can be filmy (kind of like sheets of saran wrap), or thick. Some contain small blood vessels. If they involve the fallopian tubes, they can cause infertility or lead to tubal (ectopic) pregnancies. If they are above the liver they can cause pain with deep breathing. If near the vagina, there can be pain with intercourse. And, if they involve the intestines, there can be pain with exercising, reaching for objects above one's head, or when stretching. 

They are diagnosed by laparoscopy (putting a thin tube in the belly button to look around the pelvic area during surgery), and are treated by cutting with small scissors or other cutting devices. Unfortunately, sometimes they return, and in these cases either further surgery, or treatment with various pain medications is used. Gynecologists know that for reasons we don't understand the female organs tend to produce scar tissue when irritated. For this reason, we take great care in handling these organs and tissues during surgery, to minimize the chance of scar tissue formation.

Tuesday, February 09, 2021

HAVING BABIES OVER 40 IS VERY NORMAL

A few years ago, I was asked to speak on an Irish radio program called "The Inbox" on 98fm (Dublin)I'll have to admit, I've never been to Ireland, but I was happy to be a guest on their show where the discussion for the hour was having babies over 40 - the challenges vs. the rewards.

On the show, I told my story of how I had my daughter at the age of 44 after going through fertility 
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treatments and how I conceived naturally after embarking on an all-natural protocol. A big focus of the program was whether or not their listeners thought 40 was too old to have a baby.
played "devil's advocate" and asked me if I thought it was selfish to have babies when I may not be around to see them grow up. Most of the listeners who called in thought it was fine and were quite supportive (A 22 year old called in and said his mother had him at the age of 50! He was the youngest of 8). There was also a reproductive endocrinologist on the show who was actually quite positive (where was he when I was going through fertility treatments?) By the way, when the DJ asked if I was being selfish to have a baby at my age, I told him about an article I have posted on my website which talks about how women who have their first child over the age of 40 are statistically 4 times more likely to live to be 100 than women who have babies in their 20's and 30's. Part of this is thought to be because older women who have children are more motivated to stay healthy and in shape It's also thought that the surge of estrogen in pregnancy may have a rejuvenating effect on your body. Additionally, older mothers tend to have fewer children which is less wear and tear on your system.

So the next time you happen to be in a position of defending your decision to conceive over the age of 40, just rattle off a few of those numbers. Granted, you don't have to explain "nothin' to nobody" - but it may help change the general attitude that 40 may be too old to have a baby. Most causes of early death are preventable. High blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, and many cancers can be prevented with the right lifestyle choices. Everyone with a child worries about dying before your child grows up - but I think women over 40 actually take the steps to do something about it.

Wednesday, February 03, 2021

GETTING PREGNANT INVOLVES PATIENCE AND LOTS OF WAITING

TTC Over 40, It May Take Longer, But That Doesn't Mean It Won't Happen

One of the worst parts of TTC was that it was pretty much a waiting game - and although I know women over 40 can and do get pregnant every day, it can take longer.
I think I got pretty good at pinpointing my fertile time, but all in all, there's a lot of waiting around. Before ovulation, you're waiting for those days when intercourse is mandatory. Even after ovulation, there's about a two week wait before you can do a pregnancy test. I can't tell you how many explatives came out of my mouth when I did get my period all those years. I didn't know who to be mad at...myself, God, the universe, my husband...etc. etc. etc.

So what can you do while you're waiting around?

1. Keep yourself busy with things you enjoy. I love decorative painting (with non toxic paint) and I redecorated my sister's entire house.

2. My husband and I went on a number of weekend getaways.

3. Reconnect with people you haven't seen for a while (especially those without children). It's nice to be around others who aren't into "kiddie" talk especially when you're feeling down about not being able to 
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get pregnant.

4. See a movie (even if you go by yourself)

5. Cook some healthy meals - I used a lot of my "downtime" to cook vegetables and other healthy meals which helped me to stick with my healthy diet.

6. Organize and declutter your house - you'd be surprised how much better you feel when your home is in order. Do you have a room designated for your future son or daughter? Make sure it's in good shape - decorate it (not necessarily in baby decor). I had a room set aside for a nursery. It was a total mess since I sorted laundry in it. I found some flowery fabric, cleaned it up and decorated it. I think on some level, babies want an inviting environment to come into.

7. Work on creating your family tree. I contacted as many relatives as I could find to get the names of my ancestors. I also collected a number of pictures of distant ancestors which I now display on a large dresser in my bedroom. I'm so happy I did this because I know one day, my daughter will appreciate seeing all these pictures (and there's no way I would have time to do this now). This was a time consuming but very fun project. With all of the technology out there you can duplicate some very old photos to near new condition. 

Those are just some ideas. Only you know what you enjoy. Keep living your life, it will lift your spirits.  It seems like it was when I was busy doing something fun and/or interesting, I didn't obsess on getting pregnant -- and wouldn't you know it -- that's when I would.

Tuesday, February 02, 2021

HAVE YOU CONSIDERED ADOPTION?? NO!

Pregnancy Over 40, Do Not Ask If You've Considered Adoption

I mean no disrespect to those who are considering adoption or to those who have already adopted.
 It's just that when I was trying so hard to get pregnant, if someone said "have you considered adoption?" 
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it was absolutely devastating. First of all, I never considered adoption. It's not because I have anything against it, it's just that I had already been on such a roller coaster ride of ups and downs with infertility and miscarriage, I couldn't even imagine starting a whole new process of paperwork, social workers, home visits, and a birth mother. I just wanted to smack whoever said "have you considered adoption"?

Ok, enough ranting, it's just that when you're certain that you can succeed in getting pregnant, having someone suggest adoption is a slap in the face. It's almost like they're telling you that you need to move on and "give it up". I kept my struggle with infertility and miscarriage very private for this very reason. I didn't want unsolicited advice. One person who suggested adoption to me was a physician assistant who I saw after one of my miscarriages. She was a quite rough around the edges and bit of a loose cannon. There I was grieving my lost pregnancy and instead of saying something truly consoling, her adoption comment left me feeling like I was at the end of the road. I never went back to that clinic and I now always insist on seeing a doctor, not a PA. 

Anyway, I should mention that I've known many people who have happily adopted. I know people who've adopted older children, I known people who've done foreign adoptions, and I've seen many open adoptions where the birth mother is very much a part of the child's life. It can work beautifully. It's just that considering adoption needs to be your decision. Every person/couple struggling with infertility knows that adoption is an option. I guess most people who ask if you've considered it just want to help. Let them know that you understand your options and you'll arrive at your own decision when the time is right.

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Wednesday, January 27, 2021

CRUCIFEROUS VEGETABLES HELP FERTILITY AND HORMONES

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Men can do quite a bit to enhance their fertility by eating hormone regulating foods. Vegetables which fall into the "cruciferous" category are great for men. This article also explains how the right fats can help. Read more:

How Eating Cruciferous Vegetables and Monosaturated Fats Can Elevate Testosterone Production (factoidz.com)

From the article:

1. Increase the number of meals

If a person is taking two or three meals a day, he should start taking 6 meals a day. Though it is a little bit difficult, he must do it, as the frequent intakes of meals naturally regulate the hormonal processes and metabolism.

2. Meals with mono-saturated fats

There is an amazing fact about fat is that it regulates the hormonal process in the body. Fat is considered a micro nutrient which has the ability to raise the level of testosterone in the body. But for this mono saturated fats are preferred. Peanuts, avocados, fish and healthy oils like flax seed, olive and canola contain essential fatty acids which must be taken regularly.

3. Intake of cruciferous vegetables

Vegetables like Broccoli, radishes, cauliflower, cabbage, turnips, and brussel sprouts are known as cruciferous. They are known for decreasing the estrogen level and increasing the testosterone level. But soya protein should be avoided as it may have adverse effect.

Monday, January 25, 2021

HERBS CAN HELP PCOS AND FERTILITY

Herbal Remedies For PCOS - Know How to Balance Hormones

Guest Post By Kate Allen

Many are satisfied with the efficacy of herbal remedies. This is especially true for herbal remedies for PCOS. If you are one of those whose hormones are unnaturally imbalanced then read on to find the remedy that can help you.
What is PCOS?
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome or PCOS is the condition where the hormones of a woman are not balanced. This is a very common syndrome that affects an average of 1 out 15 women.
PCOS can cause irregular menstruation cycles and other related problems and this syndrome can make 
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a woman have difficulty getting pregnant. The hormonal imbalance in a woman's body can also cause superficial changes.

Hormones are the term used for the bodily chemicals that triggers many processes in our body such as energy and growth production. If hormonal imbalance remains untreated, it may lead to more serious diseases such as diabetes or heart diseases.
What are the symptoms?
The most common symptoms of PCOS are weight gain or difficulty shedding your excess weight, acne, excessive facial and body hair, thinning hair, irregular menstrual cycles or no menstrual cycles at all, trouble conceiving and depression.
A large number of women with PCOS also develop small cysts in their ovaries but these cysts are generally harmless.
What are the causes?
The primary cause of PCOS has been attributed to genetics. If you have a family history of PCOS, there is a high chance of having PCOS.
To better check your condition, you can consult your doctor so that they can do a series of tests to check your hormonal balance.
The treatment of PCOS
Experts highly suggest that a woman with PCOS incorporate a healthy regimen in their lifestyle. That is to say these women should have a regular exercise, a healthy balanced diet free from food additives and they should maintain their weight.
There are some medicines that are used to treat this condition. Your doctor might even prescribe you with birth control pills to regulate your periods. However, if you are not comfortable using medicines, there is no harm in trying herbal remedies for PCOS.
Here are some of the widely used herbal remedies for PCOS:
Tulsi
This herb is commonly known as holy basil and is native to India. It has anti-androgenic properties that help our androgen-sensitive tissues. This can also help regulate the insulin level of a person to reduce and minimize the chance of obesity.
Chaste Berry
This herb is very helpful in treating hormonal imbalances in women. It is helpful in stabilizing pituitary gland functions. The pituitary gland is responsible in controlling the release of luteinizing hormones. However, this herb is not recommended for those taking birth control pills or those undergoing infertility treatments as this can affect the medication.
Dandelion
The root of dandelion is very helpful in promoting the health of our liver. This herb can be helpful because it promotes the core function of our liver and in this way prevents hormonal imbalances from happening. With the aid of Dandelion root, our liver can function properly.
Milk Thistle
Milk thistle, just like dandelion is also beneficial for the liver. This herb protects that liver from possible cell damage and in so doing; it protects the over all functioning of the body.
In addition to this, you can try an herbal remedy that is solely dedicated in balancing the hormones of your body. A product called Dong Quai can do this job.
Dong Quai rectifies the imbalanced hormones in your body and helps normalize the progesterone and estrogen levels of your body. If you want to chase away the blues and the erratic changes in your mood during menstruation, Dong Quai can help you with that too.
This is perfectly safe to use since the ingredients are 100 % herbal and natural and manufactured in a safe and reliable facility under the careful supervision of competent experts.
If you do not want PCOS to be a part of your life, you can try Dong Quai together with other herbal remedies for PCOS.

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Friday, January 22, 2021

CAN REINCARNATION BE A PART OF GETTING PREGNANT?

Many Believe When They Have A Baby, Reincarnation Plays A Part

Now wait a minute...don't pass judgement too quickly. I really don't know how I feel about reincarnation, 
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but I've always kept an open mind.

 Many cultures openly accept and embrace the concept of reincarnation. The following article is a story which I saw on the old TV show, "Unsolved Mysteries". It is about a boy who amazingly shows real evidence of being a WWII pilot in a previous life. Read more:

From the article:

'Where did you find us?' asked a shaken Bruce. 
'In Hawaii, at the pink hotel, on the beach,' he replied. Eerily, he described his parents' fifth wedding anniversary - five weeks before Andrea got pregnant - saying it was when he 'chose' them to bring him back into the world. 


(www.dailymail.co.uk)

Thursday, January 21, 2021

REGULATE HORMONES WITH HERBS AND OTHER NATURAL METHODS

Encourage Your Body To Produce Hormones Naturally

As we age, it's inevitable that our hormone levels will decline. This article makes the point that if we supplement our bodies with hormones, then our system becomes lazy and will stop or reduce hormone production even more.
The author of this article recommends supplementing with the substances that will encourage hormone production rather than with the hormones themselves. Read more:

Nourish the Essences from which the Hormones are Made

The deep essences of the body provide the raw material from which hormones are produced. These
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essences are diminished as we age and this effects hormonal production. We can, however, directly nourish these essences with herbal medicines and plant materials whose active ingredients are identical to the essences in the human body. The practice of nourishing the deeper essences significantly promotes health, well being and balanced hormonal production.



The classic formula Rehmannia 6 nourishes bodily essences effectively. Herbs like shou wu, eclipta, cuscuta, soloman's seal, and shatavari can all be used to good effect. Traditional Botanical Medicine's Great Essence formula contains many of these wonderful essence tonics.

Some herbs are actual hormonal precursors. They directly stimulate specific hormones. Herbs like shilijit, tribulus, mucuna, and epimedium will boost testosterone levels in the body and help to preserve your heart, muscles and libido.

By implementing these right life practices in your life, the vast majority of people who do not want to resort to some form of hormone replacement will be able to magnify health and well being for many years into the future..


excerpted from  naturalnews.com

Monday, January 18, 2021

EXERCISE ON TOP OF STRESS = MORE INFERTILITY

 

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Exercise, Stress and Fertility

I wish I had a dollar for every article I've read, quoted, or wrote about stress and fertility. Here's another 
article (link below) that confirms what many of us have known all along.

However, I learned a few new things -- for instance, taking up exercise to reduce stress, without fixing the underlying cause can actually make the affects of stress worse. Read more:

Q. You’ve studied not only people but also animals. What did those studies tell you about stress? 

A. Before we did the 16-woman study, we studied monkeys. We found that when we stressed monkeys alone, 10 percent stopped menstruating temporarily. When we added exercise and limited their food intake, again about 10 percent stopped menstruating temporarily. But when we combined stress, exercise, and cut down on food, 75 percent became amenorrheic. 

Q. Then you did a similar study in which two groups of women — one group with normal ovulation, the other group with stress-related amenorrhea — exercised almost to their full potential. What did you find? 

A. We saw that if you are stressed when you start exercise, your body reacts differently than if you are not chronically stressed and exercise. Not only does it appear that exercise was more stressful for already stressed women, but certainly exercise did not help them lower their stress hormones, which is of course one reason people take up exercising. 

from: 
 (www.nytimes.com)

Sunday, January 17, 2021

INFECTIONS THAT HARM MEN'S FERTILITY

 

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Trying To Have A Baby, Male Infections Could Get In The Way

I think most of us associate infections with pelvic inflammatory disease and female infertility due to tubal scarring, etc.

 However, according to the article below, infections may also be a cause of male infertility. Read more:

Fighting Male Infertility (www.nytimes.com)

From the article:

Dr. Attila Toth is a gynecologist and pathologist at New York Hospital's MacLeod Laboratory for Infertility, named after John Mac-Leod, one of the first and most influential researchers in the field. ''I believe that the sharp rise in infertility cases in the last two decades is the end result of the promiscuity of those years,'' Dr. Toth said in a recent interview. ''I know of 32 bacteria that are transmitted sexually. I'll show you only one photograph and this will explain to you what's happening here.'' He held up a glossy black and white picture of a single sperm with clumps of bacteria clinging to it. ''This sperm has one, two, three, ... 13 bacteria on it,'' he explained. ''But it's still moving. Visualize that this sperm dies in the woman's tube. Do you think the bacteria would die? Why would they? Now, consider how often we attribute infertility to tubal factors, to chronic pelvic infection and so on. But here you see that it is the male who is the carrier of this bacteria."

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