Fertility Jewelry With Healing Stones

Fertility Jewelry With Healing Stones
Fertility Jewelry With Healing Stones

Monday, April 26, 2010

Weight: An Issue For Both Men and Women Trying To Conceive

Most of us have heard how overweight women may have trouble conceiving, however this interesting article cites a study which found that if both partners were obese it may take even longer to conceive. Read more:

Too Much Weight Spells Double Trouble For Couples Trying To Conceive

Researchers in Denmark studied 47,835 Danish couples between 1996 and 2002 and found that if both partners were obese the chances of the couple having to wait for more than a year before the woman became pregnant were nearly three times higher (2.74) than for a normal weight couple. If both partners were overweight, the likelihood they would have to wait longer than a year was 1.4 times higher. [2]

Cecilia Ramlau-Hansen, who led the study, warned that if further research supported the findings of the study that too much weight could make couples less fertile, this would have major implications for population levels, particularly in parts of the world where obesity and low fertility were, or would become, more common.

"If overweight and obesity actually is a cause of subfecundity, and if the obesity epidemic continues, this reduced capacity to reproduce could become a serious public health problem. Further research in this area is needed," she said.

Sub-fertility (or subfecundity) is normally defined as a waiting time to pregnancy of more than 12 months from the time a couple starts to have unprotected sex with an intention to conceive.

Earlier research has already shown that weight can affect fertility in both women and men, individually. However, this is the first study to look at the effect on fertility of overweight and obesity in couples. Ms Ramlau-Hansen, a doctoral student in the Department of Occupational Medicine, Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark, who is on a visiting scholarship to the University of California Los Angeles School of Public Health, USA, said: "Since it is quite common to have couples where both partners are overweight or obese, it is important to have risk estimates for couples rather than individuals."

Friday, April 16, 2010

More on Endometriosis and Infertility

One of my previous posts had a link to a good site on endometriosis and how you might try to help the condition with natural methods.

Here is an excerpt from an article from WebMD which may explain how women with endometriosis have a hard time getting pregnant:

New Endometriosis-Infertility Link Found

"Researchers say the discovery builds on previous research that found a molecule known as L-selectin needs to be present on the uterine wall for an embryo to attach itself and allow a pregnancy to begin.

In this study, researchers found that at the moment in a woman's menstrual cycle when the uterus is most receptive to embryo implantation (days 20-24 of a 28-day cycle), women with endometriosis-related infertility lack an enzyme that holds L-selectin in place on the wall of the uterus, making it impossible for the embryo to attach itself."

The good news is that this discovery may lead to new ways of diagnosing and treating endometriosis.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Endometriosis and Infertility

Infertility, Miscarriage and Endometriosis

Many women with endometriosis also suffer from infertility and early miscarriage.
My site: www.getpregnantover40.com for more on endometriosis and infertility
Endometriosis is frequently painful and can cause scarring, tubal occlusion, as well as pelvic adhesions.

If you suffer from endometriosis, or if you think you may have it, here is a great resource:


I was really impressed by the wealth of information on this site. Sometimes, a laparoscopy is required to find out if you have endometriosis (in my case, I didn't even know I had it until I had a laparoscopy.) This site discusses a number of things you can do now to deal with this condition - or at least minimize it's affects.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Non-profit Fertility Organizations

Pregnancy Over 40, Fertility Over 40 Support

My site: www.getpregnantover40.com
One of my blog readers passed along these URL's of organizations whichhelp women trying to conceive. They offer education and financial support. If any of you are interested here they are:



Monday, April 12, 2010

More On Vitamin D For Fertility

Here is an interesting resource about vitamin D. Vitamin D deficiency keeps popping up as an underlying cause of a number disorders and infertility might be added to that list. This site is selling a book on the subject of vitamin D, but it looks like there is a lot of helpful information as well. Read more:


From the site:

Other experiments show that rats maintained on D-deficient diets produce fewer sperm, but sperm production increases when vitamin D is again provided. Vitamin D restores fertility to deficient rats and proper testicular function in deficient chickens. Female rats mated to deficient males also have 73% fewer successful pregnancies than those mated to vitamin D-sufficient males. The ovaries and testes of rats that lack vitamin D receptors (VDR) do not function fully and properly, and vitamin D deficiency profoundly reduces sperm production.

However, that condition is reversible when vitamin D is restored to optimal levels. Also, most women who are infertile due to polycystic ovary disease, resulting in loss of menstrual cycles, experience restored menstruation and can become pregnant when vitamin D levels are increased.

Friday, April 09, 2010


Egg Whites Can Substitute For Cervical Mucus

I did once suggest to my husband that we try egg whites when I was trying to get pregnant.  He was opposed to the idea, but I'm sorry we didn't give it a try.  If you read about the optimal cervical mucus, they are supposed to have an egg white consistency.
It makes sense that egg whites could actually simulate an ideal cervical environment.

  Click Here To Read The Full Article On Using Egg Whites and Other Methods Of Improving Cervical Mucus

Thursday, April 08, 2010

More On The Mind-Body Connection - Depression Can Cause Infertility

If you've read my previous posts, you know that I'm a true believer in mind-body medicine. Many women going through the ups and downs of trying to conceive will inevitably fall into a depression a some point. Infertility hits you at the core of your being. You feel like a total failure - then you feel like you must not be as "worthy" as everyone else.

In addition to infertility, I've also heard estimates as high as 70% of women experience depression after a miscarriage. I look back on the time when I was trying to conceive. It's amazing what I endured. It definitely made me a stronger person and I learned that no matter how dismal a situation seems, there is always hope. I had to hang onto that and believe it.

Here are a few articles about the depression-infertility connection:

Emotions and infertility: depression can interfere with conception. Research shows that by using mind-body techniques, women can boost their odds of getting pregnant


Depression: Can it Affect Your Fertility?

I didn't go through therapy while I was trying to conceive, but I became my own therapist using a journaling system. It was so beneficial to confront all of my negative pent-up feelings. It made me a happier person and it may have been a key piece of my successful pregnancy. Not only did I confront the negativity associated with not being able to have a baby, but I went back and confronted all the baggage I had been carrying around with me since childhood. Try it...it may change your life in more ways than one.

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