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Friday, June 24, 2016

CAN ALOE VERA HELP MEN'S SPERM COUNT?

Sperm Health And Aloe Vera

I've often wondered why men can make so many sperm, but women only have a limited supply of eggs.

Perhaps it's because sperm are so susceptible to environmental toxins and radiation that there has to be millions and even billions to ensure a high count of healthy sperm. Here is an article about how the plant aloe vera may be able to protect men from environmental radiation. Read more:

ALOE VERA acts as a radiation protector and inhibits testicular damage against gamma radiation. Health experts attending the 18th annual scientific meet on recent trends held in Hyderabad expressed this opinion.

SEE ALSO: NATURAL WAYS TO IMPROVE MENS FERTILITY (getpregnantover40.com)


 Aloe Vera, a throny, succulent herb contains natural medicinal properties that enhance fertility and protect men from radiation-induced reproduction problems. According to Prashasnika Gehlot and P K Goel of Radiation and Centre for Bilogical Labortory of Department Zoology, University of Rajasthan.

Aloe Vera extract initiated in laboratory animals, early recovery from radiation induced damage to restore normal architecture of testes.

The testes are one of radiosensitive organs because of cell renewal system. Ionizing radiation was found to produce marked effect on testes in terms of lethality and impaired spermatogenesis. Extract from the leaves of Aloe Vera improved the sperm count and rectified the damage caused to the tissue.

from: 
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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

WOMAN HAS 3 CHILDREN OVER 40. LAST AT 48

 Are fertility problems over-exaggerated in women over 40?  According to this article and book on the subject, the doom and gloom statistics are overblown and "hopelessly out of date".  The woman mentioned had babies at 41, 43 and 48...all naturally conceived.  How's that for being fertile over 40?  Read more:

SEE ALSO: TRUE STORIES OF SPONTANEOUS PREGNANCY OVER 50 (getpregnantover40.com)



Their eldest, Alex, aged nine, was conceived less than six weeks after the couple started trying for a baby when Sarah was 41. Isabella, now seven-and-a-half, was also conceived within six weeks when Sarah was 43.
Then, aged 48, she decided to come off the Pill because she wanted to be able to recognise the signs of the menopause. When she missed a period, she assumed it was the start of ‘the change’. It turned out she was pregnant with Edward.
‘I’ve never taken any chances with contraception since,’ she laughs.
‘I feel that I was much better prepared for motherhood in my 40s than my 30s. I had achieved my career goals, and am a more patient, settled and self-assured person.

dailymail.co.uk 
 

Monday, June 20, 2016

IS SOY BAD FOR FERTILITY AND GETTING PREGNANT?



The Soy Controversy

Whether or not soy enhances female fertility seems to be an area of controversy.  Some sources say soy can actually be detrimental to fertility because the phytoestrogens could act as a contraceptive.  However, one study, although done on monkeys (who have menstrual cycles similar to humans), concluded that even though it may lengthen menstrual cycles (which, for me, was a good thing), it did not harm fertility.[1]

 

SEE ALSO: FOODS FOR FERTILITY (getpregnantover40.com) 


Critics of soy mention other reasons it may harm fertility and health including:
·         Soy is considered a “goitrogen” which may make it harder for the thyroid to make hormones.  However, when studied, this appeared to only be true in populations deficient in iodine.[2] 
·         Soy is frequently genetically modified (see my “things to avoid” section).   When I came up with my fertility diet, less was known or publicized about genetically modified foods.  If you do decide to make soy a part of your diet, talk with your local health food store about non GMO soy products.
·         Most Americans are consuming unfermented soy which is supposedly worse than the fermented variety.  Unfermented soy has phytates which may interfere with nutrient absorption.  Some of the most popular unfermented soy products are soymilk, tofu, soy nuts and soy meat alternatives.  Fermented soy includes miso, soy sauce, tempeh, and natto. 

So, who do you believe?   The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality was unable to substantiate claims that soy products (both fermented and unfermented) were harmful or helpful to endocrine function although soy did seem to reduce the incidence of hot flashes.[3]  
I'm a firm believer that all foods should be consumed in moderation and you should vary your diet.  I did eat soy when I was trying to conceive, but I ate plenty of other foods as well. 


[1] Kaplan, J.R. et al., High isoflavone soy protein does not alter menstrual cyclicity or ovarian function in fully mature, premenopausal monkeys
Fertility and Sterility , Volume 82 , S269 - S270
[2] Doerge DR, Sheehan DM., Goitrogenic and estrogenic activity of soy isoflavones, Environ Health Perspect. 2002 Jun;110 Suppl 3:349-53. Review.
[3] Balk E, Chung M, Chew P, Ip S, Raman G, Kupelnick B, Tatsioni A, Sun Y, Wolk B, DeVine D, Lau J., Effects of Soy on Health Outcomes
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (US); 2005 Aug.
Report No.: 05-E024-2

Thursday, June 16, 2016

THE POWERHOUSE FERTILITY NECKLACE

How does fertility jewelry work?  There is certainly something to be said for symbolism, because not only does the belief in something work, but wearing symbolic jewelry helps to remind you of your goal of increased fertility and getting pregnant.  I also have a page on my site about vision boards
which can help you visualize your goal and tap into the universal law of attraction.  Fertility jewelry uses the same concept.  There are also some healing stones that are thought to be good for fertility.  Here are the components of the fertility necklace and what they symbolize:

The Turtle

The Turtle is a common symbol for fertility for a number of reasons. First, the turtle is a water animal and water is related to a fertile womb. Turtles also lay a large number of eggs and have a large number of offspring. Turtles have been linked with the fertility goddess Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love and procreation. The turtle is also associated with the moon, the 13 squares in the middle of its shell are connected to the 13 full moons each year. The turtle also has 28 smaller squares around the outside of the shell which are associated with the 28 days of the lunar month which corresponds to a woman's cycle. Turtles are also thought to be protective, so if you are concerned about miscarriage, the turtle may protect your pregnancy.

Kokopelli

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This originated from the Native American culture. It has the flute player with feathers on his head. This is a well known and well accepted symbol for fertility. Kokopelli is thought to carry an unborn babies on his back and gives them to women. Like many fertility symbols, Kokopelli also represents fertility in terms of agriculture. His flute is thought to chase away winter and bring in the warmer weather of spring. Kokopelli is thought to be fun loving, music making and a bit of a trickster....sounds like the true spirit of a child which you want to bring into your life! 

The Fertility Goddess

An ancient symbol, the fertility goddess is the giver and creator of all life, from humans to the land we walk. She oversees the growth of children and earth. Her presence is perfect for those trying to conceive and soon-to-be and new mothers, and she is a wonderful reminder of the beauty of life.

Rose Quartz

Rose Quartz is also called Pink Quartz. It is a popular stone for healing and is frequently used in feng shui. The pink color of rose quartz is thought to attract love energy. Rose quartz is thought to carry feminine energy and it targets the heart chakra. Rose quartz promotes vitality, energy and fertility and it is commonly thought of as a fertility stone. It can also be helpful to put rose quartz on your belly when you do become pregnant.

Moonstone

Moonstone is thought to be tied to the energy of the moon and is thought to have healing properties for women. It is good for regulating hormones and cycles (probably because it is tied to the moon) and may be helpful for women who are experiencing miscarriage because it is good for receptivity. It will also help prepare the body for pregnancy after a miscarriage.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

PRAYER TO SAINT GERARD TO GET PREGNANT

Saint Gerard, in the Catholic faith is said to be the patron saint of motherhood. I know many of my readers have different faiths, but sometimes a prayer can be comforting. It can help you let go for a little bit and it can give you a sense of relief that you are part of a bigger plan. For anyone interested, here is a prayer for motherhood and fertility to St. Gerard:

O glorious St.Gerard, powerful intercessor before God, and wonder worker of our day, I call upon you and seek your help. You who always fulfilled God’s will on earth, help those desiring to conceive to do God’s holy will. Intercede with the Giver of Life from whom all parenthood proceeds, that they may conceive and raise children who will please God in this life, and be heirs to the Kingdom of Heaven. Amen. 

SEE ALSO: SAINTS FOR INFERTILITY (getpregnantover40.com) 
saint gerard prayer for fertility

Monday, June 13, 2016

XENOESTROGENS IN FOOD AND FERTILITY

Pregnancy Over 40, Estrogen-like Food Additives Can Disrupt Hormones

Yikes! Now there's more to watch out for in our food supply.
 Some food additives are xenoestrogens which mimic estrogens in our body.  This article talks about some food additives which can affect fertility. Read more:


They used the method in a large-scale screening of additives that discovered two additives with previously unrecognized xenoestrogen effects.

In the study, Pietro Cozzini and colleagues cite increasing concern about identifying these substances and about the possible health effects. Synthetic chemicals that mimic natural estrogens (called "xenoestrogens," literally, "foreign estrogens") have been linked to a range of human health effects. They range from reduced sperm counts in men to an increased risk of breast cancer in women.

See Also: Environmental Threats To Your Fertility (www.getpregnantover40.com)

The scientists used the new method to search a food additive database of 1,500 substances, and verified that the method could identify xenoestrogens. In the course of that work, they identified two previous unrecognized xenoestrogens. One was propyl gallate, a preservative used to prevent fats and oils from spoiling. The other was 4-hexylresorcinol, used to prevent discoloration in shrimp and other shellfish. "Some caution should be issued for the use of propyl gallate and 4-hexylresocrinol as food additives," they recommend in the study.
from:  
science daily

Friday, June 10, 2016

47, SURPRISE PREGNANCY, HUSBAND HAD VASECTOMY

 Wow, I thought the odds were against me when I got pregnant, but this is an amazing story!  This woman, Edie Schmidt, age 47 had a surprise pregnancy...which isn't too odd on its own, but what makes it unusual is that her husband had a vasectomy.  Now, for all those naysayers about women in their 40's having babies, what are the odds of that?  Read more:


SEE ALSO: WOMEN WHO GOT PREGNANT NATURALLY OVER THE AGE OF 50 (getpregnantover40.com)



"Let me just say that somewhere in the world, there is a vasectomy doctor who is not very good at what he does," says Edie wryly. "I love him. And who really knows if he isn't as skilled as he should be, or if our great God sabotaged his work. At the age of 45 for me and 57 for my husband, we saw those awesome, terrifying, wonderful, exciting, life-changing, tiny blue lines."
Although Edie says that her husband spent endless hour calculating "how old he would be for every milestone in her life," the family of three was thrilled with the upcoming addition. But not everyone was thrilled at her late-bloomer surprise. Edie recounts that she was apprehensive to share the news with people, getting reactions that included everything from commiserating stories of miscarriages to hand-wringing horror and shock. "My favorite for the moron-of-the-pregnancy award was a professional male whose first response was, 'Are you going to put it up for adoption?' Seriously?" says Edie.
sheknows.com

Wednesday, June 08, 2016

JANET JACKSON, PREGNANT AT 49

I'm sure you've already heard that Janet Jackson has announced her pregnancy at the ripe "old" age of 49.  The media is swirling with all of the "how did she do it" stories...donor egg? IVF? and so on.  Of course, I don't know how she got pregnant, but the fact remains that women do get pregnant well into their 40's and even 50's without treatments.  I have a page on my website about women who got pregnant naturally over age 50 (getpregnantover40.com).
So, yes, it is possible that she had a natural pregnancy, but who am I to pry into her personal life?  For those of us who became mothers at older ages, we should thank the celebrities who have normalized this because it can be very rewarding to raise children when you actually have some life experience.  Older mothers are more patient, more financially secure and frequently have better childhood outcomes  (for more on this subject, click on this link - getpregnantover40.com)

from the article:

Last week, Entertainment Tonight reported that Janet Jackson, who will turn 50 in May, is pregnant with her first child.
While there’s no official confirmation from the pop star, she did hint at a possible pregnancy in a cryptic video posted to Twitter:
My husband and I are planning our family, so I’m going to have to delay the tour. Please, if you can try and understand that it’s important that I do this now. I have to rest up, doctor’s orders. But I have not forgotten about you. I will continue the tour as soon as I possibly can.
If Jackson is indeed pregnant, she’s joining a growing group: Pregnancies among older mothers are on the rise in the United States. Between 2000 and 2014, the proportion of first births to mothers between the ages 30 and 34 rose the most of any group, followed by births to mothers over 35.

huffingtonpost.com

Monday, June 06, 2016

PREGNANT AFTER ADOPTION, IS IT COMMON?

Pregnancy Over 40, Do Couples Get More Fertile After Adoption?

Maybe there is something to the "old wives tale" that couples are more likely to conceive after they adopt.
The article below gives some real life stories of conception after adoption and the second article discusses a study done on whether or not there really is a correlation between adoption and conception.

From the article:

A Phenomenon?

Couples that plan to adopt often find themselves pregnant, says JoAnne Solchany, Ph.D., a registered nurse, author and assistant professor of family and child nursing at the University of Washington in Seattle. "It happens a lot," says Solchany, who has studied the parent-child connection between both biological and adoptive children for over 30 years. "An aunt of mine adopted and then got pregnant right away. I think for those individuals and the ones that I've met, it's usually that they've let [their desire for biological children] go and made peace with it."

See Also: Pregnancy Over 40, Vision Boards Can Help (www.getpregnantover40.com)

Similarly, Andy and Mollie Coyne had always planned to pursue adoption, but decided to have a biological child first. Those plans changed after a few years of trying unsuccessfully. They decided to adopt a baby girl from Guatemala and were still on the waiting list for her when they found out they were pregnant.

"We found out that we were pregnant with Rory on July 4, 2001, several months before we knew that we would be adopting Maya," says Mollie Coyne. "We were still just on the waiting list for a baby girl in Guatemala, and Maya wouldn't even be born for two and a half more months. ... We found out at the end of September that our Maya had just been born and were thrilled that we would be having two kids – by very different means – in just a few months."

The Coynes, an American family that currently lives abroad in Paris, France, now have three children: Maya, their adoptive daughter from Guatemala; Rory, a biological son; and a biological daughter, Savannah. Maya and Rory are just five months apart. But the Coynes don't feel that their adoption of Maya in any way caused their pregnancy.

"We were just downright shocked to find out that we were pregnant," says Mollie Coyne. "Everyone said, and continues to say, that we got pregnant because we were no longer stressed out about trying to conceive. But that wasn't it at all; we hadn't even tried to conceive for two and a half years, so we had not been stressed out about it in a long time."

from:

Conception After Adoption (www.preconception.com)

Friday, June 03, 2016

60 YEAR OLD GIVES BIRTH, PREGNANT NATURALLY

I almost didn't believe this article about a 60 year old who didn't know she was pregnant but gave birth in India.  Of course, nobody suspected she was pregnant after experiencing abdominal pain.  So, if you think you're too old to get pregnant in your 40's, think again...you may have 20 more years of fertility!

From the article:

Known as Lilabai, the woman from Indore, India, was already a mum to three children, including a 13-year-old son, when she visited a hospital complaining of stomach pains on June 11.  
Doctors were surprised to find a fetal heartbeat in the 60-year-old.
Lilabai was transferred to Indore's Maharaja Yeshwantrao Hospital, where she was stablised before being taken for a caesarean.
On June 13 she gave birth to a healthy 3.5kg daughter.
Lilabai had been in good spirits before the birth, later telling journalists she was only concerned about the health of her unborn baby.
essentialbaby.com

Wednesday, June 01, 2016

CHRISTIAN & BIBLICAL VIEW OF IVF

I do not claim to be a biblical scholar and I'll admit my religious views have changed many time throughout my life, but when I ran an infertility support group, many women who identified as Christian did question how IVF fit in with their religious beliefs.  This article gives the Christian view of assisted reproduction and it does a good job of presenting the questions couples should ask of themselves.  Again, I know I have readers who come from different backgrounds, but for anyone from a Christian background, this article may be helpful:

SEE ALSO: INFERTILITY IN THE BIBLE (getpregnantover40.com)

 from the article:

The body was not made to endure hyperovulation, multiple pregnancies at the same time, and hormonal drugs. In the case of twins or higher-order multiple pregnancies, the mother will more likely develop high blood pressure or anemia,10 as well as having a higher risk for miscarriage, induced high blood pressure, preeclampsia (protein in the uterus), or gestational diabetes during pregnancy. Women carrying multiple fetuses are also more likely to have hemorrhaging, anemia, or die in childbirth compared with women who are only pregnant with one child at a time.11 The Bible tells us that our “bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit” (1 Cor. 6:19, NIV), and although in this specific context Paul addresses sexual union with someone outside of your spouse, this could be relevant to IVF, espe­cially in the case of gamete donors.12 Even without donors, the Bible gives precedence for treating the body as a place worthy of God. Second Corinthians 6:16 says, “we are the temple of the living God” (NIV), and Jesus, too, refers to His body as a temple (John 2:19). Most Christians believe that taking care of their bodies reflects the image of God, but in vitro may compromise the physical body.

from: ministry magazine

Monday, May 30, 2016

MEMORIAL DAY, REMEMBERING BABIES LOST

Infertility and Pregnancy Losses

Memorial Day is not only a time when most people pay their respects to our armed forces, but it's also a day to remember other loved ones lost.
 Many women experiencing infertility have had one or more miscarriages. This site gives some ways to remember your babies lost:

From the article:

Janice and her husband Bob experienced three miscarriages over the course of two years. After grieving these losses, they wanted to move forward emotionally, but they did not want to forget the hopes and dreams for these children who would never be born to them. So they decided one winter to spend time designing a back yard garden to plant in the spring. They planned their garden with three sections, each one unique in colors and plantings. Poring over seed catalogs during the winter, they planted some seeds in small pots indoors and purchased others in local greenhouses during the spring. 

SEE ALSO: WHY CAN'T I HAVE A BABY? (getpregnantover40.com) 

Once the threat of frost was over, they devoted several weekends to tilling the soil, planting the bulbs, seeds and sprouting blooms, and applying fertilizer and mulch. Janice, still hoping for a healthy pregnancy, kept herself at a distance from the fertilizer, as she offered suggestions to Bob. Both of them found the garden to be a source of pleasure and calm during the warm months of spring and summer, and as they weeded and watered, they found their own relationship strengthening as they were able to talk openly about their diminishing grief and their continuing hopes for parenthood.
 from:www.psychologytoday.com

Friday, May 27, 2016

ROSE QUARTZ POPULAR FERTILITY STONE

Rose Quartz - The Popular Fertility Stone

Guest Post By Cindy Richie
Rose quartz is the fertility stone that holds the power of centering love, and for hundreds of years continues to be believed to increase any woman's fertility level, reduces any depression and enhances her circulation. Many women think that the power from within the earth which was used to form a crystal is still harbored within it, that it may be captured and used to aid in the balancing of a woman's energies.
This does not seem like a far-fetched idea if you think that through an average day, we're so easily affected by things all around us. Envision you are out one day and someone does or says something that you are disgusted by. A typical instance reaction is to be upset and have trouble calming yourself down. It typically takes some time to get back to center. Or perhaps it is raining outside, which usually gets a reaction on the you that is good or bad which makes an impact on you all through out the day keeping you in that certain mood. Very different energy surrounding you continually makes you react. Rose Quartz, like all quartz, sends its power as well, so if you're close to it, you may benefit considerably from the soothing attributes.
Using the healing powers of rose quartz for fertility naturally balances a woman's reproductive organs and so allows her to begin having more regular menstruation cycles, which often, gives her better and much more foreseeable ovulation, heightens her fertility levels and betters the opportunity to conceive.  Continued below:
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When a woman's levels of hormones are balanced, she is more vibrant, her skin complexion is better and she's got an optimal reproductive system. Always keeping a rose quartz near you, by continuing to keep it near your bed, or putting it on as a piece of jewelry, enables continuing use of its effective energies to transform the body into a more healthful condition. Some women have said they noticed the rose quartz for fertility attributes almost immediately.
But because it's powers are so strong is it meant to be taken to imply that should you not want to have children you ought to avoid surrounding your self with rose quartz, for all of its fertility properties. Actually quite the opposite is true.
Because you have been encompassed by the power of the rose quartz, you have maximized your overall health and well being and your body is now working at the most effective manner, rewarding you with an increase of vitality and energy. A far more lively functioning body makes a more youthful alive body and may slow down the aging process. Taking the necessary steps to avoid getting pregnant should always be taken when you don't want to get pregnant.
Are you trying to conceive? A fertility bracelet  can help increase your chances of getting pregnant. Beautiful as well as practical, a fertility bracelet  may be just the good luck charm you need to get pregnant fast!
Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/expert/Cindy_Richie/604404
http://EzineArticles.com/?Rose-Quartz---The-Popular-Fertility-Stone&id=5346477

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

48 YEAR OLD UNEXPECTEDLY PREGNANT

It can happen to women in their late 40's and even to women in their 50's!  The life force is pretty strong, and against all odds, women can get pregnant by surprise.  Here is a story of a woman from Australia who had an unexpected pregnancy at the age of 48:


SEE ALSO: NATURAL PREGNANCY OVER 50, TRUE STORIES (getpregnantover40.com)


from the article:

Staring at my doctor in disbelief, I couldn't quite take in what she'd just said. My heart pounded in my chest as I tried to speak. 'I'm what?' I stammered. The doctor nodded. 'You're pregnant,' she repeated. Shock engulfed me, those two words ringing in my ears.I'd woken up feeling sick and had a bloated tummy, but that was because of the menopause, wasn't it? My doctor had thought so, and we'd both had a giggle when she'd suggested doing a pregnancy test as a matter of course.
... I was able to take time out to relax, attending antenatal classes and pregnancy yoga.It was weird being surrounded by lots of other expectant mums, all so much younger than me. I thought people would judge me as my tummy grew, but actually everyone was really supportive"
from mums-club

Monday, May 23, 2016

MENSTRUAL CYCLE CALCULATE FIRST DAY

How To Figure Out The First Day Of Your Period

I've had a number of people ask me how I figured out the first day of my menstrual cycle when I was trying to conceive, so I thought I'd do a post on the topic. When I was going through fertility treatments, this is how my doctor's office recommended counting and this is how I've done it ever since:

1. The first day of your menstrual cycle (day one)is the first day of full menstrual flow. Do not start counting if you are just having spotting.

SEE ALSO: HOW TO LENGTHEN SHORT MENSTRUAL CYCLES (getpregnantover40.com)

2. Many women don't start their full flow until afternoon or evening. The general rule of thumb I was told to use was any bleeding (full flow) starting before 4:00pm would be counted as starting that day. Any bleeding after 4:00pm would be counted as the next day.

3. Mid cycle spotting should not be counted as the start of a period. You should talk to your doctor about this since mid-cycle bleeding or spotting could be a sign of another problem.

Of course, if your doctor recommends counting your cycle days differently, by all means follow his/her advice. This is simply how I've done it for many years and how I was told to do it. This method seemed to be pretty accurate since I did conceive many times while counting cycle days this way.

Hope this helps if you decide to use it!

Saturday, May 21, 2016

TOO MUCH HAIR MAY INDICATE HORMONAL IMBALANCE

Shaving, waxing, plucking etc.etc.etc. It seems like we don't have enough where we want it and too much where we don't want it...of course I'm talking about hair.
Too much hair in unwanted places may not just be an annoyance, it may be a sign of hormonal imbalances. Here is an article that describes a study done on women with unwanted hair growth and their findings:

Among all 188 women in the study complaining of minimal unwanted hair growth, 102 were found to have an underlying androgen excess disorder. Ninety-four of the 102 suffered from polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), a disorder characterized by numerous small cysts on the periphery of the ovaries. Women with PCOS often struggle with menstrual irregularities, skin problems, and excess weight and they are at increased risk of developing Type II diabetes, hypertension and heart disease.

SEE ALSO: ADRENAL FATIGUE AND INFERTILITY (getpregnantover40.com)

 

Four of the study participants were diagnosed with non-classic adrenal hyperplasia (NCAH), an adrenal gland dysfunction that often leads to premature development of pubic hair, irregular menstrual periods, hirsutism and severe acne, although patients with milder forms may notice few if any symptoms. Another four patients were found to have a multi-system disorder that stems from a long-term excess of insulin in the bloodstream that up-regulates ovarian secretion of androgens. Called HAIRAN (hyperandrogenic insulin resistant acanthosis nigricans) syndrome, the disorder increases risk of hirsutism and masculinization. It may be recognized by characteristic thickened patches of dark skin (acanthosis nigricans) and other symptoms.
from: 
science daily

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

YOGA TO HELP YOU GET PREGNANT

Getting Pregnant Over 40, How Yoga May Help

As I talk about in my DVD, Fertility Bodywork, Yoga can help you conceive. Not only does it help re-center your body, but certain poses can help increase pelvic circulation. Here is an article about how it helped one woman:

From the article:

She underwent three unsuccessful cycles of interuterine insemination and was prepared to go to the next step, and attempt IVF.

But before starting, she realized, as she put it, "I am a complete mess. I need to get my body ready."

See Also: Having A Baby With Vision Boards (www.getpregnantover40.com)

She immersed herself in yoga, which is more than a series of postures, as she explained, but a way of approaching life: from a yogic perspective, for instance, it is important to do such things as take the time to eat properly and get a proper night's rest. She began to research what she described as "specific yoga for fertility postures and approaches," began acupuncture treatments, consulted a nutritionist, and started to see an osteopath whose treatments focused on fertility.

Ultimately, she became pregnant without medical intervention. "If yoga wasn't the thing that caused me to get pregnant," she said, "it was the thing that helped me to pull myself together and helped me to carve out the space in my life to make room for a baby."

 from:  canada.com

Monday, May 16, 2016

DO OVARIAN CYSTS HURT CHANCES OF PREGNANCY

Ovarian Cysts, Fertility And Getting Pregnant

Most of us have heard of PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome), however many women can get ovarian cysts without this condition.
 Most of the time, these cysts don't interfere with conception, however there are cases where they can. Read more:

Symptoms of Ovarian Cysts
Most women who have ovarian cysts have no symptoms. Those who do experience symptoms often confuse their symptoms with those caused by endometriosis, pelvic inflammatory disease, or other reproductive health issues. Ovarian cyst symptoms include:

See Also: Short Menstrual Cycles and Fertility (www.getpregnantover40.com)

pelvic and abdominal pain
feelings of fullness or pressure in the abdomen
irregular menstruation
painful periods
painful sexual intercourse
difficulty urinating

Complications Associated with Ovarian Cysts
The vast majority of ovarian cysts are harmless, and will go away in time. However, large or painful cysts may signal serious health complications. Ruptured ovarian cysts, as well as those that twist or bleed, can cause severe abdominal pain. Ovarian cysts can also cause irregular periods and ovulation, making conception difficult or even impossible. Furthermore, ovarian cysts are have been linked with ovarian cancer, particularly in women over the age of 50.

from: 
(www.epigee.org)

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