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Sunday, October 21, 2018

AYURVEDA, HOME REMEDIES TO PREVENT MISCARRIAGE

I have a number of pages on my website devoted to having a natural miscarriage and ways to prevent miscarriage. 
Here are some tips from a site devoted to home remedies and ayurveda for miscarriage.  Ayurveda, if you are not familiar with it is the Hindu system of medicine which incorporates a balance of mind and body systems, diet, herbs etc.  (Ayur = life, Veda = science or knowledge).  Ayurveda relies heavily on the belief that the mind and body are connected and the mind is the most powerful tool to heal the body.  Meditation is an important factor in ayurveda and so is your diet because eating is a vital bodily function.  Here are some recommendations on what to ad to your diet to prevent miscarriage and improve your chances of a successful pregnancy from www.ayurvedicindia.info:

1.The spoonful of pure juice of vitamin C combined with honey have to be given every daybreak.
2.Mixture of one tablespoonful of juice taken out from Indian Gooseberry with honey should be taken every day in morning.
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3.If you feel like  acid reflux chew 3-4 almonds properly during that time and Make sure that you are not swallowing air.
4.Brown rice that has complex carbohydrate is a highly good home remedy for acid reflux. Eat a cup of properly cooked brown rice.
5.Drink a lot of fresh juice and water in between two meals and  make sure that you don’t drink water or to some extent, liquid with the meals.
6.Take a one glass of cabbage juice making a juice Sip slowly for instant relief from Acid reflux.
7.Pregnant women have to avoid eating papaya as it can conduct miscarriage.
8.Eat cooked pumpkin for immediate relief.   Eat one banana when the signs are felt and Consuming with a melon also helps very much.
9.A teaspoon of fresh amla juice also known as Indian gooseberry with a honey mixed together must be taken every morning during pregnancy to avoid miscarriage. This is a great home remedy for miscarriage.
10.A drink made from safflower foliage is also helpful and avoid of early miscarriage.
11.Take 6-10 grams of ascorbic acid when taken for 55- days can be helpful for miscarriage.

Monday, October 15, 2018

FERTILITY DOLLS AND ARTIFACTS...WORK FOR SOME!

DO FERTILITY SYMBOLS WORK?

Have you ever wondered if fertility artifacts and dolls really work?  I'll have to admit, I do put some belief in them.  Just from the standpoint of the law of attraction, what you focus on is what you will attract to yoursel, these artifacts just help you focus.  Here is an article about artifacts and dolls for fertility.  Did I get this off some obscure website? No, I got it from "The NY Times"! Does that lend this credibility? I don't know, that's for you to decide. For anyone interested, read more:

As legend has it, a woman named Akua was barren until a healer instructed her to carry and care for a doll as if it were a child. Villagers jeered, but her faith was rewarded with the birth of a daughter -- the ''ba,'' or child, in the doll's name. Now recognized all over Africa as a symbol of political empowerment and intellectual freedom as well as fertility, the doll is mass-manufactured for export
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and domestic use (both play and ritual). 

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''My wife is pregnant, and we have two of them,'' says Mark Bessire, a former Fulbright Fellow in Tanzania who with his wife, Aimee, is the curator of ''Art of Identity: African Sculpture From the Teel Collection'' at the Fogg Museum of Art at Harvard University through next year. ''While you're carrying this figure, you're thinking about the positive experience of having a baby. It's a kind of training. People decorate them or put beads on them to empower them. It's very personal.''

In African practice, once a doll has done its job, it is piled with others on the shrine of the healer who prescribed it, much as Western women send baby photos to a doctor's office, where they are displayed as proof of the doctor's skill.

In the African view, fertility is a gift from ancestors, infertility an evil rooted in the discontent of ancestors. Activated by the power of play, dolls function like a wish that is about to come true.
  (www.nytimes.com)
 

Sunday, October 07, 2018

TALK THERAPY: EFFECTIVE FERTILITY TREATMENT!

Fertility Support Groups and Talk Therapy May Help You Get Pregnant

Before you jump into the high tech, expensive and sometimes dangerous world of fertility treatments, don't forget one of the oldest forms of healing: Talking. That's why I usually recommend a support group for women or couples who are trying to conceive and experiencing infertility.

SEE ALSO: INFERTILITY AND THE STRESS CONNECTION (getpregnantover40.com)

I've written countless times about how stress affects fertility. Then you throw in a holiday along with the end of the year or a birthday (with no baby yet) and you have a recipe for disaster. Talking it out may be the most effective treatment of all. Here's an article that seconds that notion:
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Couples who are undergoing infertility treatment could benefit from talk therapy, researchers have said.

Many women suffer from stress-related infertility, particularly during the winter months.

Dr Deidra Rausch, a counsellor in the US who specialises in infertility, explained: "For them, the end of the year becomes another marker in their inability to have children.

"Plus, the seasonal emphasis on family can become a painful reminder of their ongoing struggles."

Dr Rausch cited new research presented at a fertility conference in Prague that found evidence of the benefits of talk therapy.

The study, conducted by scientists at Emory University, found that of eight women who participated in a cognitive behaviour therapy course, six regained full fertility and two became pregnant within two months.

The expert concluded that a mental health professional could help couples undergoing infertility treatment by alleviating feelings of depression and anxiety and boosting self-esteem.

from 
www.privatehealth.co.uk

Tuesday, October 02, 2018

46 YEAR OLD PREGNANT NATURALLY PUTS UP WITH RUDE COMMENTS

Here is a story about a woman who got pregnant naturally at the age of 46.  Her story isn't all that remarkable if you ask me (since I've done many posts on women who get pregnant in their mid 40's and beyond! Click here for stories of women who got pregnant over 50 naturally (getpregnantover40.com).

Debbie Martindale tells her story to the Telegraph (UK) of some of the insensitive remarks that she had to endure through her pregnancy from healthcare professionals and others:


People are often surprised it was a natural pregnancy, not IVF. An elderly male GP told me, ‘Oh,
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you’ve left it too late, haven’t you?’ And a female pharmacy assistant repeatedly tried to correct me after I ticked the ‘pregnant’ box on the back of my prescription form. She was adamant I’d ticked the wrong thing. She saw my date of birth and thought I couldn’t possibly be pregnant at 46 – she obviously thought I was too old to be having a baby.
I was shocked and felt like slapping her. Some of my friends and family were a little surprised at my pregnancy, but luckily they thought it was amazing.

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Friday, September 28, 2018

HOW TO PERFORM UTERINE LIFT TO GET PREGNANT

Uterine Massage and Lift Technique To Help Get Pregnant Over 40

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Here is an interesting article about how many women have uterine displacement. This site is promoting their massage techniques to help correct this problem, but they have some interesting information about how the female organs can get out of place. Also, my DVD, "Fertility Bodywork" has a segment on pelvic massage including the uterine lift. Read more:

Maya Abdominal Lift Technique (excerpted from www.web.net)


From the article:

With so many women suffering from dysmenorrhea, we wondered how uterine massage could help. Verna said that the prostaglandins which are cited as the pain inducing culprits are in fact pro-inflammatory chemical prostaglandins PG 1 and 2. “If there is venous stasis,” she explained, “everything gets boggy. The lymph is not draining so you have a swampy area which is more prone to inflammation and the bad prostaglandins.” She went on to say that if the uterus is not sitting right, there are mechanical reasons for it to get “clogged” and “boggy”. The arteries leading to and from the uterus can get torqued. Where the uterus is supposed to be doing this gentle contracting (Verna did a smooth wave with her body) when it is misplaced or there is inflammation, “it’s like trying to hork up a hairball”. This is a combination of inflammation, poor drainage and poor blood flow.



According to Verna, the Maya say, “If a woman’s uterus is not in the right place, she can’t think right.” Verna adds that it is the centre of a woman’s creative energy.



What about endometriosis? Verna explained that 40% of the blood in the body goes through the lymph channels. When the lymph is not draining, “you are a sewer”. With endo, the technique might help once things are draining better. Verna has seen uteruses in a position (she leans over demonstrating) where the fascia between the outside of the uterus and the outside of the bladder are stuck together. You have to be very gentle, she says – “kind of like moving egg yolks around”. The uterus can go back, forward or sideways. The Fallopian tube (one arm now simulates a crushed tube) can get moved out of position. “Try getting pregnant with that!” Verna says the body “moves out of the way” of an affected organ for survival. She illustrates with the example of a person who has a heart attack and breaks their leg at the same time. “The leg won’t hurt, but the heart muscle sure will. Probably, a few days later, when the cast is on, that leg will hurt like hell. The body prioritizes.”



“What’s exciting,” she says, “is that the technique is quite easy and has potential to be so helpful”.

Sunday, September 23, 2018

BBT CHARTING FOR OVULATION, PROS AND CONS, DOES IT WORK?

I did try the good old fashioned basal body temperature charting when we first started trying to conceive (this was before we tried all of the high tech fertility treatment...all of which failed).  Many couples call this the rhythm method.  I found it to be rather difficult and confusing in terms of actually detecting a temperature change.  I would frequently second guess myself.  If I were to do it before the egg makes its appearance.
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over again, I would have just used the ovulation predictor kits.  There are many reasons why the BBT monitoring method may not be the best for detecting ovulation.  First of all, once your temperature goes up, you may have already ovulated.  Most experts agree, the sperm need to be ready and waiting

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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

NUTRIENTS THAT GIVE SPERM A BOOST AND FOODS THAT HAVE THEM

Healthy Sperm With Healthy Eating

I've written before about how men can eat to enhance their fertility. This article give a nice summary of what the man in your life can do to enhance their sperm quality:
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Oysters: they are high in zinc which is scientifically proven to increase sperm count: Journal of Laboratory Clinical Medicine” found that zinc deficiency in men decreased sperm count in four out of five study members, and as soon as they started increasing zinc intake, a sperm count increased.

Spinach is rich in folic acid – a vitamin that increases overall sperm count and motility, especially when eaten in conjunction with vitamin C rich foods that promote absorption of folic acid. Men with low levels of folate have more sperm with chromosomal abnormalities. A study that was published in an issue of Fertility and Sterility showed that the combination of zinc and folic acid were found to have a positive effect in increasing sperm count.

Eggs, promote male fertility and improve chances of conception, because they are high in vitamin E. Vitamin E is in case of deficiency linked to testicular tissue degeneration.

Fruits that is rich in vitamin C, such as citrus fruits, strawberries, cherries, asparagus, snow peas, cooked tomatoes, Study proved that a semen of men with a diet of up to 1,000 mgs of vitamin C a day has less clumping than that of their deficient counterparts. This means their semen had increased motility and of course increased possibility of fertilization.

Food rich in vitamin A, including carrots, red peppers, oatmeal, dried apricots, dark green lettuce, broccoli, spinach, sweet potatoes etc. Vitamin A helps grow healthy sperm, and deficiencies in vitamin A in men are linked to lowered fertility due to sluggish sperm.

Nuts: every person should eat a hand full of nuts every day. It is your choice: nuts, almonds, walnuts, brazil nuts… take what you want. Scientists recommend eating choosing walnuts and almonds because they are both rich with arginine, an amino acid that increases sperm production and blood flow. Increased blood flow is related with stronger erections, which, though unrelated to sperm count, is correlated with higher rates of fertilization. On the other hand Brazil nuts are high in selenium that is an essential mineral for developing normal sperm and in increasing sperm motility.

Whole grains increase chromium levels, thereby increasing your sperm count; studies namely prove that low chromium levels are correlated with decreased sperm count.

Make sure to include DHA and other essential omega-3 fatty acids into your diet because they help improve blood flow to the genitals and increase sexual function. DHA and other essential omega-3 fatty acids are found in salmon, sardines, anchovies, walnuts, arugula, crab, shrimp, flax, chicken, fish oil,


excerpted from: 
trying-to-conceive.com

Monday, September 17, 2018

HOW THE MOON CAN HELP YOU GET PREGNANT

New Moon Manifestation Ceremony - Manifest Your Biggest Dreams

Guest Post By Rebekah Campbell

The moon's cycle is 28 days and it has a powerful effect on our energies. While a full moon completes this cycle and brings the energies of completion, ending, change, and release of those things that no longer serve us, the new moon brings the energies of creation, birth, rebirth, and manifestation.
One of the best ways to honour, recognize, and use this energy for maximum benefit is to create a
New Moon Ceremony. There are many ways to create a ceremony for this purpose, while I am sharing the new moon ceremony that I enjoy each month with my twin flame, Boyd Campbell, I want you to follow your own guidance and intuition in creating a new moon ceremony that resonates with you. If this one resonates for you, perfect! If not, make your own changes until it does, or create something completely new.

SEE ALSO:  CHAKRAS FOR FERTILITY (SACRAL CHAKRA TO GET PREGNANT  (getpregnantover40.com)

You can perform this ceremony with others or alone, and it is very powerful, especially when it becomes a regular part of your monthly spiritual cycle. Your intentions will change as you grow, so doing this each month will keep your intentions clear and focused, bringing renewed dedication. This ceremony is a natural progression following your full moon release ceremony.
The new moon is a time to reflect and become clear and focused on what it is that we are wanting to create and manifest in our lives. So let's get started!
What you will need:

  • Sage or Sage Incense

  • One or more of the following; Jasmine Incense, Clove Incense, Sage Incense, Patchouli Incense, Cinnamon Incense, Lavender Incense, Vanilla Incense, Musk Incense, Amber Incense, Frankincense Incense, Lilac Incense, Sandalwood Incense, Cedar Incense

  • Feather

  • Himalayan Salt (in a dish)

  • Water (in a dish)

  • White Candle

  • Citrine crystals (2)

  • Clear Quartz crystals (2)

  • Paper with pen or pencil to write

  • Smudge shell or dish
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1. To start, use your sage to smudge your ceremony area and yourself, including your sacred space/altar. Either white sage or white sage incense will work. By smudging with sage you are clearing all negative energies and leaving your space and your aura cleansed - a clean slate for your manifestation ceremony.
2. Now select whichever incense or combination of incense resonates with you for this ceremony. Light them and leave them burning throughout the ceremony.
Financial and Material Manifestations (money matters, possessions such as a new home):
Sage, Mint, Basil, Clove, Jasmine, Patchouli, or Cinnamon
Health and Well-Being (curing physical ailments, boosting energy, promoting vitality):
Amber, Frankincense, Sage, Lavender, Lilac, or Cinnamon
Love & Relationships (healing a relationship, attracting your soul mate, making yourself more attractive): Cinnamon, Jasmine, Musk, Lavender, Vanilla, or Patchouli
Spiritual Growth: Sandalwood, Jasmine, Musk, Cedar, Lavender, or Anis
Protection from Harm: Frankincense, or Sage
Strength and Courage: Lavender, Musk, or Cinnamon
Fertility: Patchouli or Musk
3. Now it's time to set up your alter/sacred space. I like to incorporate the four elements; earth, water, fire and air. I do this by setting up a cup of water (water), a cup of himalayan salt (earth), a feather (air) and lighting my white candle (fire). The white candle symbolizes universal consciousness, purity, truth, unity, happiness and spirituality - divine connection.
4. Citrine and Clear Quartz - great crystals for a manifestation ceremony. Arrange your crystals on your alter/sacred space however feels right for you. Boyd and I like to set them up in a square pattern representing the four directions. The Citrine is a premier stone of manifestation, imagination and personal will. Carrying the power of the sun, it is energizing and life giving, clearing the mind and stirring the soul into action. Clear Quartz is a high vibration crystal that helps with concentration, increased awareness, inspiration and creativity. It is also an amplifier, thus it amplifies the power of your intention and the power of the Citrine crystals.
5. Now take a few moments to become quiet and meditate. You can invite your guides, angels, ascended masters, or whoever else you would like to be there with you. When you are ready, write down on a piece of paper what it is that you want to manifest. Make a list of what you want to create in your life. Think big, these are your dreams! The new moon is a perfect time to manifest what you may feel is out of reach, don't be scared to create your vision here. These are more than just words on a piece of paper, by writing down your intentions you are making a commitment to co-creating with the universe. You are opening the doors and setting your dreams into motion. At the top of the paper write down, "I openly accept these things into my life, or something even better than I have imagined, for the highest good of everyone involved. So be it."
6. A big part of being successful with your new moon manifestations is keeping them in the forefront of your awareness. Keep them in a visible spot, or in your purse or wallet. Journal about your progress.
7. Make adjustments to your list as the month goes by, it is only natural that your desires will change over time. Check off the things that you have received. You may find it helpful to make a vision or dream collage with pictures that illustrate what you are manifesting, and be sure to spend time looking at it each day, focusing on how you FEEL as you imagine already having these things.
8. Each month you will renew this list at a repeated new moon manifestation ceremony, thus re-dedicating your intentions.
Important Factors to Note:

  • For those of you who are attuned to Reiki, use your Reiki throughout the ceremony and if you have been attuned to Reiki Symbols, draw them on your paper.

  • For those of you who know how to create crystal grids, put this list in a grid and keep it charged.
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Saturday, September 15, 2018

PREGNANCY OUTCOMES: GOOD NEWS FOR WOMEN 45 AND OLDER!

Getting Pregnant At 45 And Older - Good Outcomes

I have cited a study below which concludes that pregnancy in "older" women has generally good outcomes for mother and baby.
 The study states that this is reassuring for women age 45 and older. Read more:

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RESULTS: Seventy-seven pregnancies in 76 women aged 45 years and over were registered in the 10-year period. There were 74 liveborn singletons, two sets of liveborn twins and one set of twins stillborn at 20 weeks' gestation. Sixteen women were primiparous. Eighty-four percent of pregnancies
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were conceived naturally and 53% underwent prenatal chromosomal determination; 53% of women had no pre-existing medical problems, 13% had hypertensive disorders of pregnancy and 8% of women developed gestational diabetes. There were 10 preterm and six post dates deliveries. The Caesarean section rate was 49%, compared to 23% in the 20-29 years age group (P < 0.001). Ten percent of neonates were small for gestational age, and 8% were large for gestational age. Seventeen percent required admission to the special care nursery and 6% had congenital abnormalities.

CONCLUSIONS: Maternal and neonatal outcomes in this series were generally good. There was a significantly increased rate of Caesarean section. Overall, this study is reassuring for women aged 45 and over who have good general health and a chromosomally normal fetus.

from:  
NIH.gov

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

GREEN TEA, FERTILITY TEAS TO HELP YOU CONCEIVE, GET PREGNANT

Ive written many times about fertility tea recipes (click here for more on getpregnantover40.com) and formulas that are on the market...but what about just the regular tea you usually find in grocery stores or in restaurants?  What about green tea?  Well, it turns out that both green tea and regular tea have many helpful ingredients and nutrients that can improve overall health and fertility.  Regular tea and green tea both have polyphenols and hypoxanthine which may be responsible for more viable embryos and possibly a greater chance of fertilization. Both of these teas contain caffeine, so the decaffeinated variety may be best because there is evidence that caffeine can harm fertility and contribute to miscarriage.

Read more about green tea and regular tea to improve your chances of getting pregnant here.

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Sunday, September 09, 2018

FERTILE WINDOW TO GET PREGNANT, HARD TO FIND

 Pregnancy Over 40, Menstrual Cycles and Fertile Windows Have A Lot Of Variability

I've written many times about how ovulation can be quite hard to pinpoint.  That's why having a regular pattern of intercourse is important.
Since ovulation can occur at different times, your fertile window may be very hard to predict. Here is an article that talks about a women's "fertile window"  I found it interesting that only 30% of women were within their fertile window entirely between the days  10-17 of their cycle (this doesn't mean that they weren't fertile during some cycles within in this range, just not all cycles).  Read more:

  SEE ALSO: SHORT MENSTRUAL CYCLES AND FERTILITY (getpregnantover40.com)

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Results: The fertile window occurred during a broad range of days in the menstrual cycle. On every day between days 6 and 21, women had at minimum a 10% probability of being in their fertile window. Women cannot predict a sporadic late ovulation; 4-6% of women whose cycles had not yet resumed were potentially fertile in the fifth week of their cycle.

Conclusions: In only about 30% of women is the fertile window entirely within the days of the menstrual cycle identified by clinical guidelines—that is, between days 10 and 17. Most women reach their fertile window earlier and others much later. Women should be advised that the timing of their fertile window can be highly unpredictable, even if their cycles are usually regular.

from: bmj

Tuesday, September 04, 2018

WOMAN 44, PREGNANT NATURALLY AFTER INFERTILITY

Pregnancy Over 40, Infertility and Dealing With The Fertile World

I still love to share this story, even though it's been a few years ago now.  I received an e-mail from a woman I met when I ran the women's support group for my local infertility organization. She conceived naturally while on a break from her fertility treatments and had her baby on her 44th birthday.
 She was talking about how other women who conceive easily have no clue what infertility is like. It's still a bit of a sore spot with most of us even after we succeed in having a baby.  Other people just seem to take for granted what a miracle it is to have a child.

THIS ARTICLE MAY ALSO BE HELPFUL: SHARING INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR INFERTILITY (getpregnantover40.com)

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It reminds me of a time when I was talking with some other mothers at our local library's "storytime". One woman was trying to conceive her second child and was getting a bit impatient because two months had gone by and she still wasn't pregnant.   It almost made me want to laugh because after everything I had gone through, two months was a blink of an eye.  Without thinking, I blurted out "try
six years". I immediately knew I shouldn't have said that. She and a few others turned and looked at me dumbfounded like I was some kind of freak. Since then I'm much more selective who I share my information with.

The moral of the story is that going through infertility teaches you how to appreciate even the smallest of blessings. That's a blessing in itself. When you appreciate what you have or what your given, life is so much more rewarding.

Sunday, September 02, 2018

TOP 5 TO GET PREGNANT OVER 40, IMPROVE FERTILITY

I know there is a lot of information out there about getting pregnant over 40 or any age.  I am frequently asked,  "If you could pick the top 5 recommendations, what would they be?"
  1. Hormone Regulating Foods
  2. Self Pelvic Massage, Reflexology and Acupressure
  3. Meditation and Visualization to attract a baby into your life
  4. Stress and Cortisol Reduction
  5. Healthy Weight and Only light exercise

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Thursday, August 30, 2018

INOSITOL, MYOINOSITOL FOR FERTILITY, EGG QUALITY

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

excerpt from a study done on women who took myo-inositol
 from: nih.gov:
 "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.CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE ON INOSITOL AND HOW IT CAN HELP YOU CONCEIVE (Getpregnantover40.com)

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Tuesday, August 28, 2018

LAUGHING: FUN WAY TO GET PREGNANT, REALLY!

Laughing Can Help Fertility

Much has been written about the healing power of laughter and it can be an important factor in changing your mindset and lowering your resistance.  Laughter can lower your blood pressure, reduce stress (and stress hormones), increase endorphins (natural painkillers) and strengthen the immune system.    Best of all it’s free and fun! 

Has laughter ever been studied in regards to fertility? There was actually a study done in Israel on women undergoing IVF.   Half of them were entertained by a clown for about 15 minutes after the embryos were transferred into their wombs.  The routine included jokes, tricks, and magic and was performed on a one-to-one basis.  The study sample included 219 patients (110 in the intervention group and 109 in the control group). There were no significant differences between the groups regarding age. The pregnancy rate in the intervention group was 36.4%, compared with 20.2% in the control group. Researchers thought “laughter may have an effect on the embryo-uterine interplay through neuroendocrine pathways or non-ovarian stress reduction, augmenting uterine receptivity”.[1]

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Although this study was done on women undergoing IVF, I can’t help but believe that the beneficial effect of laughter can help women who are trying to conceive naturally too.
How can you laugh at a time like this?  You just have to figure out what tickles your funny bone.  For me, watching the television show where people send in their silly home videos was a guaranteed laugh.  Sometimes I’d have tears running down my face I would laugh so hard.  Try it!  I didn’t always feel like laughing, but I’d start watching and I couldn’t contain myself!  Many cable channels play the reruns at all hours and you can find almost anything online, so it’s pretty easy to find at least one episode per day.  It’s those belly laughs that make you cry that are especially healing and cathartic.    


[1] Friedler, Shevach et al.,The effect of medical clowning on pregnancy rates after in vitro fertilization and embryo transfer, Fertility and Sterility , Volume 95 , Issue 6 , 2127 - 2130

Sunday, August 26, 2018

WHY ARE FLAXSEEDS SO GOOD FOR FERTILITY, GETTING PREGNANT?

When I was trying to conceive, I immediately added ground flaxseeds (or "flax meal") to my diet.  I had read an article written by a dietician who gave all of the benefits of flaxseeds - not only for fertility but for overall health.  I actually just ground them myself in a coffee bean grinder (an old wedding gift I finally found a use for!)  I would just take a couple of tablespoons every day.  Some people add them to their food, but it was just easier for me to take them right from the spoon and wash them down with water.  They actually have a nice nutty taste, so they're great to throw in a salad.  But I would definitely grind them up because they can be hard to digest and they may go through your system whole and you won't get the benefit of the essential fatty acids.  Also, keep them refrigerated.  Be sure to buy them fresh and refrigerated as well because the oils inside can easily spoil.  Here is an article about the benefit of flaxseeds for reproductive hormones:

SEE ALSO: FOODS FOR FERTILITY AND PREGNANCY (getpregnantover40.com) 



1) Lignans

Flaxseeds contain a series of chemicals called lignans, which have a phytoestrogenic effect. Phytoestrogens, or “plant-estrogens” are very weak hormone analogues that talk to the body’s hormone receptors and modulate their actions. In other words, it can help lower the estrogenic effect when you have too much or raise it when you have too little.

2) Sex Hormone Binding Globulin

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Our bodies produce a protein in our blood called Sex Hormone Binding Globulin, or SHBG. SHBG has an affinity for testosterone and estrogen – two hormones which are commonly elevated in women with hormone conditions such as PCOS or painful periods. When SHBG binds a hormone, it renders the hormone inactive, but hormone imbalance often lowers SHBG levels. A study showed the flaxseed consumption raised SHBG when it needed to be increased, and minimized the detrimental effects of excess estrogen and testosterone.

3) Regularity

The primary route of excretion of excess hormones is through the bowels. Being regular is essential to hormonal health – you need to go to the washroom at least once per day. Flaxseed is a source of fibre that gels up in the digestive tract and helps to move things along the intestines. Not only does this make flax a great option for hormones, but it also helps rid the body of excess cholesterol as well.

from:www.wallisforwellness.com

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

WOMAN PREGNANT OVER 50 NATURALLY, TRUE STORY

I frequently post stories of women who got pregnant over 40 naturally...and...I frequently post stories of women who got pregnant over 50 naturally!  As a matter of fact, I have a page on my website devoted to true stories of documented cases of women pregnant naturally over 50 (click here getpregnantover40.com).
Well, here is another story which I just came across from parenting.com.  A woman by the name of Morgan Zantua of course thought she was too old to have a baby since she was over 50.  Well, fate had other plans and she was shocked to find out that she was pregnant:  From the article:

...at age 51, Zantua was in graduate school and juggling three jobs. She and her husband, then 56, planned to eventually sell their home in Tacoma and travel around the world. Then Zantua noticed she couldn't button her skirts and often felt exceptionally warm and tired. She thought, "Boy, menopause is hitting awfully fast," and she booked a consultation with her doctor.
Before the appointment, a friend suggested she take a pregnancy test. And since she always tried to be open-minded, she did—and discovered she was having a baby. "I was stunned," she says. "I have friends younger than I am who are grandparents, and here I was becoming a mom." Luckily, she says, her husband kept her calm. "I was overjoyed and totally petrified at the same time, but George was such an anchor," she says. "He was surprised, too, of course, but he helped me shift gears for this next stage in our lives. We were both elated."
The next day Zantua's gynecologist confirmed she was five months pregnant with a healthy baby girl.
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Tuesday, August 21, 2018

VITEX, CHASTEBERRY: HOW IT HELPS FERTILITY AND HORMONES

What is Vitex or Chasteberry, where does it come from?

You may have heard of Vitex (Vitex Cactus Agnus) or commonly known as Chasteberry. It is a flowering plant and it grows in warmer climates. It got it's name because it was thought to be an "anaphrodisiac" (the opposite of an aphrodisiac) so it was thought to keep women chaste. However, some sources claim it is an aphrodisiac.
Vitex is thought to have a positive affect on reproductive hormones because of its action on the hypothalamus and pituitary gland.
Vitex acts on the hypothalamus and pituitary glands inside the brain by increasing luteinizing hormone (LH) production and mildly inhibiting the release of follicle stimulating hormone (FSH).
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The result is a shift in the ratio of estrogen to progesterone, in favor of progesterone.

Click Here To Read the Full Article on Vitex and how it affects Progesterone and FSH (getpregnantover40.com)

Friday, August 17, 2018

WHO IS SAINT GERARD, PATRON SAINT OF FERTILITY PREGNANCY

I did grow up Catholic, but I would have to say my religious beliefs are a bit more open minded now that I'm older.  However, Catholic Saints are still a part of the world culture and many people pray to saints for help with difficult situations in their life.  This post is about Saint Gerard who is considered the Patron (helping) Saint of Fertility, Pregnancy and Motherhood.  So how did Saint Gerard Majella become known as the Saint to help with getting pregnant?  Here is the story:

Majella's last recorded miracle is one that many credit toward his becoming the patron of expectant mothers. Shortly before his death, Majella encountered a young girl. He had dropped his handkerchief and she set out to return it, only to be told to keep it. Majella told her she "may need it someday." Years after Majella's passing, the young girl became married and with child. She unexpectedly went into labor and was on the verge of losing her baby. She called for Majella's handkerchief to be applied to her. Almost immediately, her pain abated and she proceeded to give birth to a healthy child.

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

PREGNANCY OVER 50, YES, IT HAPPENS NATURALLY, NO IVF

I frequently write about pregnancy over 40...I share how I prepared my body, mind with the right foods, the right lifestyle and paying attention to the mind-body connection.  My pregnancy was very deliberate.  But what about older women who get pregnant by surprise?  Most women over 50 aren't trying to get pregnant.  Yes, there are those who use donor eggs and go through fertility treatments, but there are also those who are completely shocked that they got pregnant.  Pregnancy over 40 certainly isn't as common as pregnancy over 40, but it does happen.  I have devoted a page on my website to this topic.  These are documented cases of women who were shocked to find out that they were pregnant.  Most thought they were going through some type of terminal illness.  It just goes to show you that age is just a number.

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Monday, August 13, 2018

COENZYME Q10 FOR FERTILITY IN MEN AND WOMEN

I have written and number of articles about CoQ10 and male and female fertility, here is a fairly recent article written by 

Coenzyme Q10 (a.k.a. CoQ10) is all the rage right now with male and female fertility. So why is this one supplement, creating all the buzz? Well, CoQ10 is found in virtually almost all cells of our body including the ovaries. It is the fuel source for the mitochondria – which are the so called “power plant” within our cells where energy is generated. So, it is important for our body! Below is everything you need to know about this popular supplement and its benefit to fertility.
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What is CoQ10’s function?

CoQ10 is a fat-soluble molecule allowing it to flow freely in our cellular membrane (the layer that covers our cells). CoQ10 has a specific role in the mitochondria – it transfers electrons across the cellular membrane in the “electron transport chain.” Electrical energy is generated through this process creating energy in the form of ATP. All of the cells in our body use ATP as fuel!
CoQ10 is also known for its antioxidant properties – meaning it inhibits oxidation reactions. Sounds confusing? Well, oxidation reactions can produce free radicals that can be damaging to our cells.

 SEE ALSO: DHEA AND FERTILITY IN OLDER WOMEN (getpregnantover40.com)

Sources of CoQ10

Our bodies naturally create CoQ10 so it is not considered a vitamin and it does not need to be supplied through the diet. We do get some CoQ10 from meat, poultry, or sardine consumption. However, studies haven’t shown that increasing dietary intake of CoQ10 results in higher levels in the body.

CoQ10, Energy and Egg Quality

It is well documented that female fertility declines around age 30. But why is this the case? The main issue is the quality of eggs. Egg quality is important because it relates to the genetic status of the egg. As we age, our mitochondria also become more damaged and become less efficient at generating energy. The human egg has more mitochondria than any other cell in the body! (Remember, CoQ10 is the fuel source for the mitochondria!).

The concentration of CoQ10 in the body begins to decline around 30 years of age

So, in theory, older eggs result in increased mitochondrial damage and decreased CoQ10. If the eggs could function more efficiently and effectively, with more energy produced by the mitochondria with the help of CoQ10, maybe the egg quality would be better as well.
It is really about ensuring the egg has the energy it needs to complete all the processes that are involved in ensuring proper maturation and fertilization. 

Benefits CoQ10 for Fertility

Several studies have been completed monitoring teh concentration of CoQ10 in aging mice. One study showed that CoQ10 increases energy production and number of eggs ovulated after hormone stimulation.
A human study done on women was able to analyze CoQ10 levels in ovarian follicles and found that higher CoQ10 levels in mature eggs produced good quality embryos. Therefore, it is believed that using CoQ10 before IVF can increase mitochondrial activity – resulting in increased egg numbers and quality.

As always, please speak with your healthcare professional before starting any supplement. There are specific doses and forms of CoQ10 that should be considered for each person.

References:

Ben-Meir, Assaf et al. “Coenzyme Q10 Restores Oocyte Mitochondrial Function And Fertility During Reproductive Aging”. N.p., 2017. Print.
Bentov et al. “Coenzyme Q10 Supplementation And Oocyte Aneuploidy In Women Undergoing IVF&Ndash;ICSI Treatment”. N.p., 2017. Print.
Fett, Rebecca. It Starts With The Egg. 1st ed. Print.

Friday, August 10, 2018

LIGHT THERAPY MAY RESOLVE INFERTILITY, HELP GETTING PREGNANT

Pregnancy Over 40, Light Therapy And Getting Pregnant

I never tried actual light therapy when I was trying to conceive, however I did make a point of trying to get at least an hour of sunlight every day.
 This site has some useful information about how light is essential for strong menstrual cycles and how women tend to be indoors more than men.  . Read more:

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Two Fold Benefit of Light—Light aids fertility in two ways:
First, Bright light during the day helps increase fertility. Scientists theorize that bright morning and evening light sends a signal to the body clock that it is the right time of year to conceive. (It is more difficult to conceive during the short winter days.) Bright light also controls the overproduction of melatonin, which may stifle fertility.

Second, evening light and dusk simulation help regulate menstrual cycles, and a regular menstrual cycle increases the odds of conception. Several studies show that using light at night regulates irregular and longer menstrual cycles, even in women whose periods lasted nine weeks or more. Irregular and long menstrual cycles were normalized within a few weeks of treatment. Apollo Health has participated in many of these studies.


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Why Nightlight Regulates Cycles
While our daily sleep/wake cycles are tied to bright light, menstrual cycles are tied to moonlight. As explained in Dr. Smolensky’s book, The Body Clock Guide to Better Health:

“Our words, ‘menstruation,’ ‘moon,’ and ‘month,’ all come from the Greek word for ‘measure of time.’ A woman’s menstrual cycle runs its course in about twenty-eight days, one lunar cycle.

Circadian Rhythms and Conception
The body clock dictates when the ovaries prepare and release eggs for fertilization. One of the best signs of fertility is immediately after ovulation, when body temperature increases 1°. However, conception is more likely to happen a day or two before this rise in temperature. Maintaining a normal menstrual cycle makes it easier to predict the best time to conceive, and helps relieve the stress some couples experience trying to conceive

 from: www.lighttherapy.com.au

Wednesday, August 08, 2018

PRAYERS TO GET PREGNANT, FERTILITY, MOTHERHOOD & MISCARRIAGE

I know many people use prayer instead of or with visualization and meditation.  If prayer is part of your daily ritual and religion is an important part of your life, by all means, make it part of your fertility routine.  Even though I said many prayers on the road to parenthood, I found visualization and meditation to be empowering as well (see my meditation page here).  Do both if you choose.

If you need some fertility prayers, here are a few from the Christian perspective.  I realize I have readers from all over the world with different religions, but these can be modified to fit your belief system:


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Catholic Prayer


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& Prayer for Fertility, Pregnancy and Motherhood
You know my deep desire for a child
A little one to love and to hold, to care for,
to cherish. Grant that my body may conceive
and give birth to a beautiful, healthy baby in
Your holy image.
Guide me in all my choices so that this
conception, my pregnancy and my baby's birth
are in line with Your will.
Heavenly Father and Holy Mother,
hear this prayer of my heart, mind and spirit.
Amen.
 from catholic.org

Prayer for Fertility and Pregnancy


Lord bless us with a healthy child
Allow my body to conceive and carry a baby
Let this child be a symbol of our love as a couple
Let this child be born into our happy home

Help us let go of our disappointment and give us patience
We trust that you will send us a child when the time is right
We trust in your abundance
We are grateful for what you have given us and for what we have
We know that you are perfect in every way and our child will be a reflection of you and your love
Amen.

Prayer and Promise for A New Life

Blessed is this new life who will come into our family
We wait for your birth and we pray for your health
You are sent by God as a divine gift
We promise to love and cherish you throughout your life
We promise to raise you according to the word of God
We promise to protect and keep you from harm
Amen.

Prayer for Miscarriage

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It is now that we reluctantly part
But I’ll always keep you in my heart
Goodbye to what could have been
Goodbye until we meet again
Rest in peace with God and the Angels
Amen.

Tuesday, August 07, 2018

HOW PESTICIDES CAN THREATEN PREGNANCY AND FERTILITY

Pesticides in Pregnancy

I previously published an article about how pesticide exposure in pregnancy can affect the child's IQ. I've also heard that if you examine the breast tissue of most women, you will find pesticides and other hormone disrupting chemicals.
 That's scary since most women don't live near areas where these chemicals are sprayed. We're just exposed to them in our day to day lives. Pregnant women are no exception.  The University of Granada found that there were fifteen different pesticide chemicals and substances found in pregnant women.  Substances called organochlorines could affect a baby's urogenital system development.
It's hard to avoid these substances because they can not only be in our food, but also our water, air and soil.

SEE ALSO:  PREGNANCY AND FERTILITY DETOXIFICATION, CLEANSE

AND: DETOXIFYING YOUR ENVIRONMENT FOR FERTILITY AND PREGNANCY (getpregnantover40.com)
 
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Sunday, August 05, 2018

BEST INTERCOURSE POSITIONS TO GET PREGNANT

Trying To Conceive Over 40, Positions That Help

Okay, this isn't exactly a dinner table topic when you're at your mom's house, but it is certainly worth reading about.
 There are certain sexual positions which are better than others if you're trying to conceive. Here is an article that explains more  (the first one mentioned is how I conceive my daughter):

From the article:


Best Positions
The man-on-top position works well when trying to conceive. Place a small pillow under your hips
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following intercourse so that your cervix basically rests in the pool of semen for a short time (perhaps 20 minutes or so). This will allow the sperm time to easily swim up through the cervix. (Important Note: Do not use a large pillow, or you may sabotage your efforts, since the sperm may then puddle behind your cervix. Not a good place to be when trying to reach that egg.)

SEE ALSO: THE PROS AND CONS OF FERTILITY CHARTING BBT (getpregnantover40.com)

If you have a tipped uterus, you may have better luck having intercourse from behind (hands and knees position). By having intercourse in this position it allows the sperm better access to the cervix.

Positons to Avoid
For most women it makes sense to avoid straddling their partner while making love -- woman-on-top, sitting or standing -- since this can cause the semen to leak and may result in fewer sperm making their way to the egg.

from ivillage.com

Thursday, August 02, 2018

YOGA POSES TO HELP GET PREGNANT, IMPROVE FERTILITY AND CIRCULATION

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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Wednesday, August 01, 2018

PROSTAGLANDINS CAN HARM OR HELP FERTILITY

Here is another great site that goes into what you can do to encourage the formation of "good" prostaglandins and avoid the "bad" prostaglandins. This can help with painful periods and ultimately improves fertility. Read more:

Another cause of painful periods can be the excess production and release of hormone-like substances called prostaglandins. Many of the prostaglandins are actually ‘healthy’, and have a beneficial effect on the body (see page 154). However, two types of ‘bad’ prostaglandins, known as PGF2 Alpha and PGE2, can be increased in some women. PGF2 Alpha is a vasoconstrictor, which means that it works to reduce the blood flow to the womb muscle, and PGE2 is a highly inflammatory
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substance that can trigger muscle contractions and increase the sensitivity of your nerve endings to pain.

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Research has shown that women with primary dysmenorrhoea have significantly higher levels of of both prostaglandins PGF2 Alpha and PGE2.

Prostaglandins are present in every cell in your body. They tend to be low in the first half of the cycle and then rise sharply towards your period, and can cause a variety of other symptoms including headaches, nausea and fatigue.

from 
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Monday, July 30, 2018

CAN DHEA HELP EGG QUALITY AND CHANCES OF PREGNANCY?

Top 10 Facts on DHEA and Fertility

Guest Post By Anna Millar

Are you considering supplementing with DHEA to increase your chances of falling pregnant?
To assist you in the decision making process we have compiled the following list of facts on the use of DHEA to increase fertility.
These top 10 facts on DHEA, in terms of your fertility, are important to know if you are considering taking DHEA to increase your chances of conceiving and, especially, if you are a woman over the age of 40.
1. What is DHEA?
DHEA stands for dehydroepiandrosterone. Whilst that sounds like a scary term what you basically need to know is that it is an endogenous hormone (which means it is produced by your body). To be exact it is produced by your adrenal glands which sit on top of your kidneys.

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2. Why is DHEA Important?
DHEA production in your body is vital as it is a precursor to your sex hormones. These sex hormones
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are critical to maintain health, muscle tone, sexual function, fertility, and general homeostasis (balance) within the body. Your body's DHEA production is generally greatest during your mid-20s and then steadily declines as you age. Without adequate DHEA production your body cannot produce the correct amount of estrogen to enable successful ovulation (and thus a fertile cycle).
3. Premature Ovarian Aging
The most common fertility issue, which ladies over the age of 40 who wish to get pregnant experience, is Premature Ovarian Aging (POA). Women who are diagnosed with POA are found to have a much earlier decline of ovarian function than the norm. Clinical trials have shown that participants suffering POA that took DHEA supplementation as a fertility treatment experienced an increased success rate in falling pregnant. This is because the DHEA hormone is a precursor to the sex hormones in your body (estrogen, testosterone, estradiol, etc...), which are necessary for the body to successfully ovulate and create the ideal environment for conception.
4. Which DHEA Supplement Should I Take to Increase Fertility?
Supplemental DHEA for women wishing to increase their fertility levels should not be confused with supplemental 7 Keto DHEA. The Keto hormone, found in 7 Keto DHEA supplements, in your body has already been metabolized past the point where estrogen, estradiol, and estrone can be created from it. In most instances, the DHEA 25 mg supplement is what is necessary to assist older women in becoming pregnant, however you should seek advice from a health care professional before deciding on a dosage amount. For example, a woman in her 30s would need a different dosage to a woman of similar health in her 40s.
5. DHEA Fertility Study Results
A clinical study from Israel showed how the use of DHEA, along with other fertility treatments, actually improved the percentage of conceiving and carrying a healthy pregnancy from 4% to 23% in older women. The DHEA dosage was 75 mg per day and taken for 6 months.
6. Use of DHEA in Fertility Clinics
Over 33% of modern fertility clinics use DHEA fertility treatments to increase the chances of their patients conceiving. DHEA supplementation is used with women even if they have severely diminished ovarian reserves to encourage the hormonal conditions necessary to enable healthy ovulation of the eggs, and therefore increasing the chances of conception.
7. DHEA Lowers the Chances of Miscarriage
A study from the journal of Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology has found that when a woman takes DHEA, it was shown that it also lowers her chances of a miscarriage.
8. Links Between DHEA and Ovulation
The world renowned Mayo Clinic has also issued a statement about the benefits DHEA, in regards to fertility, and its benefits. They agree that a woman taking a DHEA supplement finds it is easier to ovulate and become pregnant.
9. DHEA Side Effects
The recommended DHEA dosage for assistance in fertility by the University of Maryland Medical Center is 25 mg per day. Higher doses might result in unwanted masculine features appearing on the participants.
10. Talk To Your Doctor First
The last, and most important, of our Top 10 Facts on DHEA and Fertility is to speak to your Doctor or health practitioner before commencing any DHEA supplementation. DHEA is still a hormone, which you are introducing into your body. Taking the incorrect amount for your current state of being and purpose can have detrimental effects. So please seek professional advice first!
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Friday, July 27, 2018

MEDITERRANEAN DIET, GREAT FOR GETTING PREGNANT

Pregnancy Over 40, The Mediterranean Diet Can Help

I've heard about how the Mediterranean diet can help with weight loss, but it can also help with fertility.  This type of diet is rich in good fats with help regulate hormones.
 This article talks about how it can clear sugar out of the bloodstream and help balance hormones. Read more:

Rich in so many of the vitamins and minerals you (and your baby-to-be) will need to stay nourished during pregnancy, foods commonly consumed as part of a Mediterranean diet include tomatoes, spinach, olive oil, chickpeas, whole grain pasta, rice, fish, and chicken. These foods are less sugary than processed foods, notes Dr. Chavarro, but certain ingredients in these foods also play a special
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"The Mediterranean diet contains nutrients that help your body clear sugar from the bloodstream while using less insulin to do this job. This makes it easier for the body to keep the balance of reproductive hormones," says Dr. Chavarro.
The Research

To track the effects of a Mediterranean-style diet on fertility, Spanish researchers looked at over 2,000 women, some with fertility problems and others who had already become pregnant and given birth. When women's fertility and eating habits were matched up, only 17 percent women who meticulously followed a Mediterranean-style diet said they'd experienced trouble getting pregnant, while 26 percent of women who followed the diet least closely—and instead ate more processed foods and fatty meats—ended up with fertility problems. 


from:  babyzone.com

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

CAN SPIRULINA HELP YOU GET 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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