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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

HIGH PROTEIN DIETS MAY HARM FERTILITY

If You Want To Get Pregnant, Eat Protein In Moderation

I was a vegetarian for many years, but when I started trying to get pregnant, I decided to start eating meat because I had read that vegetarians might have hormonal levels that may not encourage conception.
Even after I started eating meat, I only had it in moderation. Usually the meat was part of a dish or part of a casserole. To this day, I rarely sit down and eat a hamburger or a steak.

SEE ALSO: MY SERIES ON FOODS FOR FERTILITY (Getpregnantover40.com)

I've never been an "all or nothing" type of person. I truly belive that women and men should eat a well balanced diet high in fruits and vegetables. When I was trying to conceive, even though I did eat some meat, I believe a key peice of my success was eating fruits and vegetables that promoted hormonal balance. However, hormones are made of proteins, so you do need some high quality protein in your diet.  If you want to eat a little meat, go ahead...just remember - everything in moderation.
Read more:

The researchers fed female mice diets with either a high proportion of protein (25%) or a normal proportion (around 14%).
It was found those on the high protein diet had four times the amount of ammonium in their reproductive tracts than those on a normal diet.
Previous research had shown that high levels of ammonium can damage mouse embryos and impair foetal development by affecting a key gene - H19 - involved in controlling growth.
From bbc

Monday, March 28, 2016

WALNUTS GOOD FOR SPERM

Walnuts For Fertility In Men and Women

Walnuts have a number of health benefits for men and women - including improving fertility.
I've written before about how walnuts can help women with PCOS, but according to this article, walnuts can improve sperm quality in men. 

From the article:

SEE ALSO: NATURAL WAYS TO INCREASE SPERM COUNT AND MEN'S FERTILITY (getpregnantover40.com)

However, the men in the walnut group had higher levels of omega-6 and omega-3 (ALA) fatty acids in their blood at the end of the study period than they did at the start.


The men in the walnut group also experienced improvements in sperm quality over the 12 weeks of eating walnuts, there were significant increases in measures of vitality, motility, and morphology. Their sperm also showed fewer chromosome abnormalities at the end of the 12 weeks than it did at the start of the study.

The control group, however, showed no such changes.

The researchers conclude that their:

"Findings demonstrated that walnuts added to a Western-style diet improved sperm vitality, motility and morphology."

 from:
medical news today

Monday, March 21, 2016

TRUE STORIES, NATURAL PREGNANCY OVER 50

I frequently write about women who have babies well into their forties.  Some of these pregnancies are planned and some are by surprise.  But what about women over the age of 50?  Yes, it does happen...some women don't even believe that they could still be fertile.  Usually pregnancies that occur spontaneously over 50 are a surprise and shock to the women and couples involved.  I have devoted a page on my site of true stories of natural pregnancy over 50.

CLICK HERE TO READ ABOUT WOMEN AND COUPLES WHO CONCEIVED NATURALLY OVER AGE 50 (getpregnantover40.com)

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Monday, March 14, 2016

SAINT GERARD: PRAYER FOR FERTILITY

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:
 



http://getpregnantover40.com/saint-gerard-for-fertility.htmO 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.

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Wednesday, March 09, 2016

FENG SHUI, ATTRACT BABY CHI

I know Feng Shui is all the rage, but does it work?  Some people swear by it, so I have included a page on my site about how to arrange your house and especially your bedroom if you are trying to conceive.  Read more from getpregnantover40.com (click picture below)


http://getpregnantover40.com/feng-shui-for-fertility-getting-pregnant.htm

Monday, March 07, 2016

VITAMIN B FOR MENS FERTILITY

Men's Fertility and Vitamin B

We've all heard about how folic acid can help women prevent birth defects, but according to this article, B vitamins may be critical for men as well.
 It may be just as important for men to start taking B vitamins before a couple tries to conceive. Read more:


SEE ALSO: NATURAL WAYS TO IMPROVE MEN'S FERTILITY AND SPERM COUNT (getpregnantover40.com)



Men who eat a diet rich in green vegetables, fruit and lentils have a higher chance of fathering a healthy child, scientists said today.

In the first study to investigate the effects of diet on sperm quality, American scientists found that high levels of vitamin B reduced the number of abnormalities that can lead to children being born with conditions such as Down's syndrome.

It may lead to recommendations for men as well as women to take folic acid before trying to conceive.

Women are encouraged to take supplements of vitamin B, which occurs naturally as folate in leafy green vegetables, pulses and some fruits, and synthetically as folic acid, in order to protect the unborn foetus from certain birth defects.

If the findings of the study, which was carried out by a team from University of California, in Berkeley, are confirmed scientists may recommend men take folic acid for at least three months before trying to conceive.

  (www.telegraph.co.uk)

Friday, March 04, 2016

HOW MUCH INFORMATION TO SHARE ABOUT YOUR INFERTILITY

Sharing Information About Your Struggle To Get Pregnant

Fertility issues revolve around the most private bodily functions. Getting pregnant is all about egg quality, sperm counts, intercourse, menstrual cycles, etc.
 It doesn't get more private or personal than that.  When I was trying to conceive, I think other people felt like my infertility was in the "public domain".  It made me step back and realize that I needed to think twice about sharing my personal informatio...

CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE ON SHARING INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR STRUGGLE TO GET PREGNANT (Getpregnantover40.com)

Wednesday, March 02, 2016

HOW CAN EVENING PRIMROSE OIL HELP CONCEPTION?

Pregnancy Over 40 With Evening Primrose Oil

Evening Primrose Oil is a supplement which is derived from the Evening Primrose Flower which grows mostly in North America.  The Oil comes from the seeds and is thought to have a number of benefits for fertility.

Although some studies dispute it's effectiveness as a fertility enhancer (some feel these studies may have been poorly designed), it does have anti-inflammatory properties which are good for overall health and can make conception more likely.

Click Here To Read The Full Article On Evening Primrose Oil and Fertility (getpregnantover40.com)

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