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Sunday, January 21, 2018

A SPERM ALLERGY MAY PREVENT CONCEPTION

Pregnancy Over 40, Sperm Allergies May Interfere

Most of us probably think of allergies as hay fever, food sensitivities and the like.
 But as the article explains below, you may have sperm allergies which may be sabatoging your efforts to conceive. Read more:

"Antisperm antibodies may be a complicating factor in as much as 5 to 10 percent of infertility cases," says Dr. Witkin. He adds that almost all men who have undergone a vasectomy (surgical operation that causes sterility) produce antisperm antibodies after the procedure. If he undergoes a vasectomy reversal, the antisperm antibodies will interfere with conception.
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So what causes the immune system to make antisperm antibodies? A genital tract infection, a congenital abnormality in the male genital tract, a vasectomy (as mentioned above) or a varicocoele (a varicose vein in the testicles) can cause these antibodies to develop. Wives of men with abnormal sperm are also at increased risk for developing antisperm antibodies.

Testing 1, 2, 3
When a couple experiences unexplained infertility, their doctor may recommend testing for antisperm antibodies. For males, a semen analysis can detect motionless or clumped sperm and identify the need for additional testing. Females undergo a post-coital test, in which a fluid sample is obtained from the cervix six to 12 hours after intercourse. The sample is then analyzed for the presence of shaking sperm. "In some cases, however, these tests may be normal, and antisperm antibodies may still be present," says Dr. Witkin.

A definitive diagnosis is reached after a couple undergoes a sperm antibody test. Dr. Witkin recommends the immunobead binding test (IBT) or the Mixed Agglutination Reaction (MAR) test. The IBT assesses the presence of antisperm antibodies in semen, cervical mucous or the blood of either person. The MAR is performed on a semen sample. "There are other tests available but they are non-specific and inaccurate," he says. "In my office we perform the immunobead binding test."

from:  www.babyzone.com

Friday, January 19, 2018

CUPPING: A FORM OF ACUPRESSURE TO ENHANCE FERTILITY

Pregnancy Over 40 Help From Cupping Therapy

I have heard of cupping from a number of sources (including my grandmother who used to use it for belly aches!).  Cupping is somewhat like acupuncture and it is supposed to help with circulation and lymphatic flow.

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This site talks about some celebrities who have used it and it also gives reasons why some don't beleive in it:

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Dating back 5,000 years, the therapy is a form of acupuncture, and is based on the idea that suction from the cups draws the skin up and mobilises blood and energy around the body. 
‘If someone is under stress, or they’ve suffered a physical trauma like a pulled shoulder, the energy in their body can become stagnated,’ explains Ian Stones, an acupuncturist in Farnham, Surrey, and member of the British Acupuncture Council, who has been practising cupping for six years

Typically, a flame is first placed inside a glass or rubber cup, so the heat can create a partial vacuum, before the flame is removed and the cup held to the skin for about three minutes.
Although the resulting marks can look alarming, they are temporary, and this kind of cupping should not hurt in any way as the cups used are thick-rimmed and do not heat up. 

Thursday, January 18, 2018

47 YEAR OLD TALKS OF HER UNEXPECTED PREGNANCY

I love sharing success stories of women who get pregnant naturally in their 40's and even 50's.  Here
is a story of a woman who already had grandchildren and found herself unexpectedly pregnant in her upper 40's.  Sometimes, when you're not planning it, pregnancy can be met with feelings of anxiety and many older women choose to terminate their pregnancies (the unexpected rate of pregnancy over 40 is second only to teenagers).  But, the woman in this story did have her baby and enjoyed every minute.  Read more:

 

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When the test flashed up a blue line showing it was positive I was so stunned I burst into tears.
Allan was characteristically laidback saying we could talk about it in the morning.
The next day as I booked an appointment with my GP I clung to the hope that the test was wrong.


It wasn’t and my doctor cheerfully booked me in for a scan.
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I knew there were risks to being a “geriatric mother” – how I was classed by doctors at the age of 46.
I was told there was a one-in-20 chance of my baby having abnormalities but hearing all the scare stories made my bond with the baby growing inside me stronger.
I felt so protective of my bump and clung fiercely to positivity and hope.
There were advantages too to being an older expectant mother.
First time round in my late teens I’d been naive...

...She was perfect and being a mum to a newborn again was like riding a bike.
Two decades had passed but I hadn’t forgotten how to do the night feeds or change nappies.
It was exhausting, yes, but it would have been whether I was 17 or 47.
This time I knew how precious every second with my baby was.

from: www.express.co.uk  

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

ACUPRESSURE: HOW IT CAN HELP YOU GET PREGNANT

How to Use Acupressure For Infertility Treatment

Guest Post By Eddy Wai KK

Acupressure, a variety of Chinese medicine, is a traditional method of transmitting force all through the body to cure and to lessen the pain. While it is more conventionally recognized in healing, acupressure can be also as a treatment for infertility.
There are a lot of medicinal treatments that can be used to help out a couple to conceive. Several citizens also have illustrated success in using acupressure with medical treatments. With the use of pressure and massage on definite spots of the body, a flow of fertility associated hormones and ovulation occur. While there can be several causes of infertility, ahead of consulting a physician, the less expensive cure is acupressure. A lot of couples have immediately discovered the pain of infertility. Acupressure has impressive achievement in helping a lot of couples to complete their aspiration to have a baby.
This variety of medication has proved very functional and efficient for approximately all types of
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Infertility can be a psychologically and economically tough dilemma. Couples frequently spend a lot of money on therapeutic treatments that frequently do not succeed. As an outcome, numerous individuals are trying acupressure to see if acupressure therapy is capable of restoring the usual task of their reproductive systems. This piece of writing will guide you all the way through a variety of acupressure procedures you can utilize on your body to enhance your sexual productivity.
1. Uphold an overall healthy body by stimulating and rubbing between your eyebrows. Fertility is most advantageous when the whole body is working at its peak intensity. This acupressure point will assist you to reach your optimum level by escalating circulation.
2. Lightly massage your fingertips back and forth right on your hairline. This technique will facilitate you to regulate your ovulation and menstrual flow. It is most helpful to exercise this technique or you notice you are not ovulating regularly every month.
3. Massage your belly a couple of inches below your belly button during your period.
4. Hold both earlobes with your thumbs. Massage the spaces between the earlobes.
Healing can be helpful for both ladies and gentlemen, even though the medications will obviously be unusual. Acupressure productiveness treatment has been a blessing for a lot of couples.
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There are a lot of scientific explanations and medications for infertility. Nevertheless acupressure is considered to be safe and efficient. Try it, you will not regret it.
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Monday, January 15, 2018

INOSITOL, B VITAMIN THAT CAN HELP YOU GET PREGNANT

Getting Pregnant With The Help Of Inositol

I've been hearing more and more about inositol for female fertility. Inositol or sometimes called myo-inositol can help with insulin resistance and it is one of the B vitamins. It can help with ovulatory disorders and help women who have stopped getting their periods as a result. Here is an

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 "the number of mature oocytes was significantly increased in the myo-inositol group compared to D-chiro-inositol. Concurrently, the number of immature oocytes decreased in myo-inositol treated patients. Furthermore, the myo-inositol-treated group showed an increase in the mean number of top quality embryos and in the total number of pregnancies compared to the D-chiro-inositol-treated group.
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Friday, January 12, 2018

BEE POLLEN GREAT IF YOU WANT TO CONCEIVE

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Thursday, January 11, 2018

WHAT ARE CASTOR OIL PACKS, HOW CAN THEY HELP FERTILITY?

Most of us have heard of Castor Oil, and believe me, it's usually not something most people would willingly take! So what is it? There is actually a Castor Oil Plant. The seeds are taken from the plant and the oil is extracted from the seeds. Castor oil has many uses in foods and other products. It is also
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However, did you know that you can use Castor Oil externally? Castor Oil, when placed on the abdomen is thought to stimulate circulation of the reproductive system and to stimulate the lymphatic system. It can reduce inflammation and it can help detoxify by stimulating liver function naturally.
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Tuesday, January 09, 2018

CHEMICALS WOMEN WEAR IN MAKE-UP ALTER HORMONES

Chemicals In Cosmetics May Alter Hormones

One of the things I talk about in my book is how women should avoid some of the hormone altering substances in make-up, lotion, etc.
This article  gives some examples of things to avoid and it also has a link to the cosmetic database. Read more:

The 515 Chemicals Women Wear

From the article:

When shopping, there are a few key ingredients to be avoid. However, due to lax regulation, you may find them in products marked “organic” and “all-natural,” so be on the lookout. Choose from the many nail polishes that have been reformulated to remove a common “toxic trio:” Dibutyl phthalate, a reproductive toxin; toluene, which affects the nervous system and may cause headaches; and formaldehyde, which can cause allergies and irritation. Stay away from sodium lauryl and laureth
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sulfate, which are spopular in cleaning products, such as body washes, as they can cause skin irritation.

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Triclosan and triclocarban, which pop up in antibacterial hand soap, can damage both the thyroid and the environment. Instead, use plain soap. If you wash for 20 seconds, you’ll be just as germ-free.

Finally, stay away from parabens, common in shampoos, lotions and shaving gels. These preservatives have been so widely and publicly exposed as toxic contaminants that it is now relatively easy to find clearly-marked parabens-free products. Brown also counsels cutting out fragrance completely, since the term “fragrance” is poorly defined and could contain any number of mysterious and unhealthy synthetic compounds. 



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Sunday, January 07, 2018

SHORT MENSTRUAL CYCLES AND FERTILITY

Trying To Conceive Over 40, Are Your Cycles Too Short?

Progesterone supplementation is frequently given to women with luteal phase defect.
 However, if you're on the natural route, aside from natural progesterone cream, there are dietary
changes you can make to help correct your cycles.

When I was trying to conceive over the age of 40, I had my progesterone levels checked and I was told they had a "ski jump" pattern.  They were high in the beginning of my cycle, but then they took a nose dive too early in the second half.  This can make it difficult for you to carry a pregnancy because progesterone ("pro-gestation") is needed to sustain your uterine lining.

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Friday, January 05, 2018

YOGA POSES TO HELP YOU GET PREGNANT

Yoga Poses To Help You Get Pregnant Over 40

Even though we're a nation of couch potatoes, or perhaps more accurately, "office chair potatoes", for much of my adult life, I had the opposite problem. I worked out too much. I was an exercise fanatic - and the harder and more high impact the exercise was, the better.
When I went in for a few trial treatments of acupuncture, the acupuncturist told me that my body didn't have the "constitution" for heavy exercise. She said it was much harder to conceive when you're under so much physical stress.

"So what should I do"? I asked. She recommended yoga. After some research, I found that there are
some yoga poses and postures that can directly benefit the reproductive system by opening up the pelvic region and the surrounding structures to increase pelvic circulation. Additionally, yoga can help with overall relaxation.
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Here is a summary of some of the yoga poses which can benefit the reproductive system:

1. The Bridge Pose - the bridge stimulates abdominal organs and can relieve menstrual discomfort if done regularly. It calms the brain and can help with stress. Start by lying on the floor. Bend your knees, put your fee flat on the floor as close to your sit bones as possible. Bring your buttocks up until you form a bridge and bring your hands together clasped underneath you.
2. The Cobbler's Pose - this pose also stimulates abdominal organs, ovaries and is thought to be a natural remedy for infertility. Sit on the floor, bend your knees and let them lay out to the side. Bring your feet together and hold the toes or ankles with your hands.
3. The Lotus pose - this pose stimulates the pelvis, spine, abdomen and bladder. It can help ease the pain of childbirth if done throughout pregnancy. This pose starts by sitting cross legged on the floor. Slowly bring one foot on top of your thigh then the other foot on top of the other thigh. If this is painful, you may stay seated cross legged. Bring your thumb and middle fingers together and rest on your knees
4. The Reclining Hero pose - this pose probably needs to be done with support (a bolster pillow can be used along the length of your back). The reclining hero pose helps open up and stretch the abdomen and it can ease menstrual pain. This pose begins by kneeling then sitting down between your feet then slowly reclining down until you are laying on the floor. This is an intermediate pose and you may need additional support with a second pillow on your back until you become more experienced.

In my DVD, "Fertility Bodywork"(www.getpregnantover40.com) I demonstrate these yoga poses among others and I also have a segment on fertility pelvic massage, acupressure and reflexology and daily routines which help increase pelvic circulation and oxygenation.

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Thursday, January 04, 2018

HOW LIGHT AND DARK AFFECT OVULATION AND FERTILE DAYS

Ovulation Light and Dark

I have done numerous posts on how light (and dark) affect fertility. Here is another article which addresses the affects of light on both women and men and cites a study where women actually slept next to a light bulb for part of their cycle to get it regulated.
See also: www.getpregnantover40.com for more on ovulation and fertility 
 I don't want to compare women with chickens, but I have heard that farmers that raise chickens put them on an artificial light/dark cycle to get them to lay eggs on schedule.  It's possible that humans may function the same way!

From the article:
To keep functioning as it should, the master clock needs to re-sync itself all the time using a very simple signal: a period of bright light followed by a period of darkness, i.e., day and night. That light-dark signal reaches the master clock in the brain via the ocular nerve, which relays the signal to the brain’s pineal gland. A century ago, before the widespread use of artificial lights, the pineal gland
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(which produces the hormone melatonin) had no problem obtaining the feedback it so desperately seeks. Today it’s not that easy. But once you understand how your body responds to light, you can take steps to make sure that you get the light you need to keep your reproductive system functioning like clockwork.

Light and the Menstrual Cycle
The study of circadian (24-hour) rhythms is still a relatively new science, so it’s not surprising that the research demonstrating a link between light and fertility is still fairly new as well. What makes it so exciting is that it’s a multidisciplinary effort, with contributions coming from experts in gynecology, physics, biology, nursing, astrophysics, psychiatry, and andrology, among others.

Women’s menstrual cycles follow an approximately 28-day pattern based on the 29-day cycle of the moon. The moon’s light ebbs and flows over the course of the 29 days, with the days surrounding a full moon being the brightest. Back in the 1960s and 1970s, researchers started to focus on using light exposure that mimicked moonlight as a means of regulating the menstrual cycle.

Then in 1990, Psychiatry Research published a study (“Night Light Alters Menstrual Cycles”) reporting that women with long and irregular menstrual cycles who slept with a 100-watt bulb beside them from days 13 to 17 of their cycles succeeded in regulating and shortening those cycles from a mean of 45.7 days to 33.1 days.
from: conceiveonline.com

Tuesday, January 02, 2018

COLD MEDICINES, CONCEPTION AND PREGNANCY

Trying To Get Pregnant, Some Cold Medicines May Reduce Fertility

Since we're in the middle of the cold and flu season, and most people reading this blog are trying to conceive, I thought this article might be helpful.
See:  www.getpregnantover40.com for more on conceiving over 40 and avoiding pregnancy complications
 Some medications can hurt your chances of conception and most shouldn't be taken if you're already pregnant. Read more:

Colds and Conception
Nothing to Sneeze About

From the article:

Are cold medications safe for the baby you may be carrying, and if you're not already pregnant, could these medications reduce your chances?

In terms of fertility, your answer is fairly simple. According to Dr. R. Don Gambrell, an OB/GYN and a clinical professor at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, very few over-the-counter medications have been shown to reduce fertility. Ibuprofen, naproxen and similar painkillers are the
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exception. In high doses, they can prevent a ripe egg from being released from the ovary.

In contrast, guaifenesin, an ingredient in cough syrup, has actually been prescribed for infertility caused by thick cervical mucous. "It decreases the cellular content and increases the quality and makes it easier for sperm to penetrate," Dr. Gambrell says.


Maybe a Baby?
If there's a chance you're pregnant, the question is more complicated. Doctors used to believe that the two weeks after conception and before implantation were a time when your baby couldn't be harmed by medications. That's no longer thought to be true, says Dr. Donald R. Mattison, medical director of the March of Dimes. Even before the embryo implants, cells are beginning to divide and differentiate. "Most physicians now think of all of the period in the first three months of pregnancy as being at risk," he says.

According to Dr. Mattison, most cold medicines are probably safe for your baby. But since they haven't all been thoroughly studied for safety during pregnancy, there's no way of knowing for sure. "In general, what I would encourage patients to do is minimize the use of any medication at all," he says. 

Sunday, December 31, 2017

ANOTHER YEAR, NO BABY: INFERTILITY ON NEW YEARS

I recall going through six years of trying to conceive. The holidays back then were just a way of marking time...another year - no baby.
 January was always such a relief because I could put all the holiday hoopla to rest. I wouldn't have to sit through tiring social get togethers for another year and I could get back into my comfortable routine.

Even though I went through six holiday seasons without a baby, somehow a new year always brought this is the year I'm going to have a baby. I often wondered if I was a glutton for punishment. What made me think the new year would be any different from all the rest? To make matters worse, one of the years I went through IVF, I got pregnant and found out I miscarried right before Christmas. There's nothing like having a miscarriage to put you in the holiday spirit. All sarcasm aside, somehow I kept on going. Even though my age, the statistics and my reproductive
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history were against me, deep down I knew I couldn't quit.

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 My baby was somewhere hovering over me and I knew my persistence would pay off. The moral of the story is that the new year can be different. There's something about putting your past behind you that opens up new possibilities. Instead of seeing the new year as a reminder that you're still not pregnant, see it as a new start. That was then and this is now. Stay away from the naysayers (for me it was the reproductive endocrinologists) - they may derail you from your goal. So when I say Happy New Year, I mean it. Past performance does not predict future results.

Thursday, December 28, 2017

THE JEALOUSY AND ANGER OF NOT BEING ABLE TO HAVE A BABY

Trying To Get Pregnant Over 40 Can Be Psychologically Difficult

I hear from women all the time who aren't just dealing with the physiological aspects of infertility, they are dealing with the emotional aspects as well - there are so many feelings that erupt inside of you.

I guess that's a nice way of saying they're downright angry, enraged, fuming, you name it. Almost anything dealing with pregnancy, children, and of course trying to conceive is a landmine ready to explode. This anger affects their relationships with family and friends and can be very isolating (sometimes its just easier to avoid everyone). All this anger has other side effects too. That constant churning in the pit of your stomach or in the center of your chest can't be helping your body prepare for conception or pregnancy.

Infertility Leads To Anger and Jealousy

I don't know why drug addicts or teenagers who eat junk food, smoke and drink get pregnant time after time...I've often wondered why the "powers that be" thought them more worthy than so many and jealousy will only keep you or at the very least delay you from realizing your dream of having a child.  Everyone is on their own path in life and your job is to prepare your body and mind for a new life.
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couples who have so much to give to a new baby. None of us will ever know why things like that happen...but one thing I do know is that holding on to anger

Try To Get The Anger of Not Being Able To Get Pregnant Out of Your System

Remember your goal here is to get pregnant, right? Think of a baby deciding whether or not to come to you as their mother. Would they want a calm peaceful loving environment or one filled with rage, envy, and ill will? Perhaps it's no coincidence that I got pregnant with my daughter right after I screamed and cried so loud that I'm surprised my neighbors didn't come over. I finally got all that built up rage out of my system - I'm convinced it made made my body more receptive because I got pregnant with my daughter right after that.  Maybe you do need to find a private place to let it all out.  Believe me, it feels good to release the tension and "not be strong" if even for a little while.

 Here's an article about changing your mindset to conceive

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Tuesday, December 26, 2017

SPIRULINA, SUPERFOOD FOR GETTING PREGNANT

Spirulina is being called a "superfood" because it has so many health benefits.  If you are trying to conceive, spirulina has some of the following properties which can help fertility and pregnancy:
  • It is high in protein and amino acids needed for egg development and quality
  • It can work as a hormone regulator
  • It can encourage the good bacteria in your body
  • The chlorophyll can help remove toxins from the body which is important before you conceive
  • It is high in iron and folic acid which is important before and during pregnancy
  • It is high in calcium which is important in pregnancy

 Read more about the benefits of spirulina:

Spirulina Benefits - What Is Spirulina?

Guest Post By Warren J Becker

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By now a lot of people have heard how spirulina benefits the body, but just what the heck is it?
Spirulina is actually a single celled organism from the cyanobacterium family, which is really just a fancy way of saying algae, (which is just fancy way of saying green pond scum). Don't let his small size fool you though, spirulina has a higher nutrient concentration then almost any other natural food!
Cyanobacterium are also known as 'blue green algae' and they grow all over the world, thriving in warm climates with lots of sun. Although blue green algae often lives in the ocean, spirulina is naturally found in lakes. These lakes are very high alkaline, meaning they are very salty, and usually do not support other life forms. The saline water in which it grows is what gives this supplement it's salty taste!
The deep green color, not to mention the health benefits of spirulina, come from the high chlorophyll concentration in the cells. Chlorophyll is a product of photosynthesis, otherwise known as converting sunlight into energy, and is considered to be like the blood of plants. This green pigment is a fantastic cleansing agent and has countless benefits for our body including cleansing our blood of toxins, keeping our brains sharp and providing great energy and endurance! Spirulina is known to have the highest concentration of any food on the planet! WOW!
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This little guy is one of the oldest forms of life on earth! Dating back 3 1/2 billion years is a pretty big accomplishment! In fact, spirulina has been used as a food source for centuries as well! The ancient Aztecs and colonies who lived around Lake Chad in Africa would harvest the algae and dry it into cakes to eat.
The name 'Spirulina' is derived from the Latin word for 'spiral', as the cells link together to form microscopic spiralling strands.
Although this chlorophyll dense plant grows in the wild, most commercially available spirulina is grown in a controlled environment to ensure that pollutants do not contaminate the product. Countries like America, Mexico, Thailand and Burma (to name a few) have adopted the cultivation of spirulina in their industries.
When spirulina is harvested it is laid to dry before being crushed into flakes or powder. Flakes can be easily added to salads or sauces, while the powder can be mixed with water or in shakes. Alternatively the powder is pressed into tablets or encapsulated for easy consumption!
Start with taking just a half teaspoon a day, it is a great way to see how spirulina benefits you!
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Saturday, December 23, 2017

TIS THE SEASON TO HAVE SALT RUBBED IN YOUR WOUNDS...TTC OVER HOLIDAYS

Trying To Conceive Over 40 and The Holidays

I posted this article last year, and I wanted to post it again during this holiday season. Even though trying to conceive unsuccessfully for many years isn't the least bit funny, the title of the article made
me laugh (Fa la la la la blah blah blah blah). Oh how I felt like a big Scrooge every Christmas (it seemed like every holiday season was right after a miscarriage or failed fertility treatment). Katie gives some good advice for dealing with the holidays:

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 My heavily Catholic mother was fond of saying how “funny” it
was that she never wanted any children and had six, and I wanted them but
couldn’t seem to have any. She often repeated that my childlessness was
probably God’s way of telling me I wouldn’t be a good mother.
I had a great aunt who was going deaf who would pat my stomach and
holler, “Is anyone in there yet?” And then there are the idiotic bosses who,
after a few drinks, tell you to lighten up and offer to pinch hit for your

husband, ha, ha, ha.
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Thursday, December 21, 2017

THE COLOR ORANGE, FERTILITY AND CHAKRAS

Help Your Self To Conceive Over 40 With The Color Orange

When I was trying to conceive, I remember reading that the color orange is associated with fertility.
Wouldn't you know it, all of a sudden, my wardrobe started taking on a orange hue, a color I never would have thought of wearing in the past.  Somewhere along the line, it must have enhanced my fertility as I got pregnant naturally. This explains the fertility chakra and its association with the color orange:
Orange vibrates with the sacral chakra.
It is the chakra associated with the ovaries in women and the testicles in men.  Therefore, this chakra is key for fertility. 

http://getpregnantover40.com/chakras-for-fertility.htmCarnelian is the stone associated with the Sacral  Chakra which controls women’s fertility.  Carnelian is said to improve blood flow and circulation which can be helpful in all aspects of health but particularly for the menstrual cycle and reproductive system.  It can also help with the absorption of nutrients and can help eliminate toxins from the body.  It is said to increase metabolism and energy.

CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL ARTICLE ON CHAKRA FOR FERTILITY ALONG WITH COLORS AND STONES (getpregnantover40.com)

 
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Tuesday, December 19, 2017

PRAYER TO HELP COUPLES CONCEIVE

Pregnancy Over 40, Trying To Conceive Over 40, Prayer May Help

As I've mentioned before, I have a diverse group of readers from all over the world who hold a whole host of religious beliefs.   So whatever your belief system, you may find this site helpful or at the very least interesting. I'll admit, I said many prayers on the road to parenthood but infertility and especially miscarriage can really test your faith. You never know, maybe all those prayers didn't necessarily cause a miracle, maybe they just helped me help myself.
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See also: Infertility In the Bible (getpregnantover40.com) 
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St. David's Infertility Prayer

Thank you, Lord, for all the blessings in my life. me to remember them as I face the challenges of infertility. I pray that I can surrender myself into your hands. Let me accept the reality of this situation and have the wisdom and courage to take action where I can. Strengthen my body, mind and spirit to endure the trials of infertility. Keep me ever mindful of the needs of others and grant us your peace. Amen.
Source:
Hannah's Prayer Ministries
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