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Saturday, March 28, 2020

WOMAN SHOCKED TO BE PREGNANT NATURALLY AT 45

As this article mentions, getting pregnant over the age of 40 is not a medical miracle.  It happens all the time.  If you look back at your grandparents generation, before the days of birth control, many women had babies in their 40's.  The only difference is that it was their last child rather than their first.  Read more:
 Author Kate Kerrigan had her second son when she was 45, eight years after she gave birth to her first son. “I had my first child when I was 37 and I was very much thinking this was the last gas station before the desert. I was in my mid-30s before I met a man willing to marry me. By that time I was in a panic to get pregnant. I had a lot of anxiety about leaving it too late.

“We had Leo when I was 37 and we were thrilled and started immediately to try again but we had no luck and I thought well, we'll just leave it at one. When I was 45, I got pregnant again. I thought I was menopausal and had gained a little weight. I did the test as a dare because my friend mentioned
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my thick ankles. When it came up positive it was a shock.”

People’s attitudes were surprising, says Kate. “People kept telling me how great I was — aren’t you great! — as if this was some kind of marathon achievement or as if I was a medical freak. I was much clearer about what I wanted, I had so much more confidence and I knew what I wanted for my birth plan.

“I was very worried at 45 [though]. I felt the pressure society puts on us. I thought there’ll probably be complications.
“But my GP was great. She said you don’t drink or smoke, you look after yourself so I’m not worried.”
www.independent.ie

Friday, March 27, 2020

SUGAR MAY HARM SPERM, MEN'S FERTILITY

Trying To Conceive Over 40, Women and Men Should Avoid Too Much Sugar

Where do we begin....sugar is bad on so many levels.
 It has been blamed for everything from the obesity epidemic, and from my standpoint it harms fertility in both women and men.  In women, the insulin resistance can disrupt hormones, and in men, according to this article it can harm semen.  It is unclear whether its the sugar itself that causes problems or if it is the after effects of the sugar that is the culprit (i.e. high blood sugar, obesity, diabetes, etc.) Read more:


The body also turns surplus sugar into fat and stores it around the vital organs, placing us at risk of liver and heart disease.
Some experts now believe excess sugar is behind the UK’s enormous rise in obesity.
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There are also fears that high sugar diets and the spikes of insulin they trigger may fuel the growth of cancerous tumours, while other research has found that sugar may coat semen and damage male fertility.
from: mirror.co.uk

Thursday, March 26, 2020

DON'T LABEL YOURSELF INFERTILE! SELF FUFILLING PROPHECY!

Infertility:  I Can't Have A Baby, Don't Say It!

Did you ever notice that somehow people seem to live up to their "labels"? I recall back when I was in elementary school, the kids that were labeled "difficult" or "troublemakers" seemed to live up to their reputations. It's almost like they couldn't break free from it.

 So what does this have to do with getting pregnant? Well...if you're having trouble conceiving, labeling yourself "infertile" may actually make you infertile. Who knows how our brains latch on to things...I know, for me, whenever I know I can do something, I do it. When I think or "know" I can't
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Years ago, when I was engaged to be married, people asked me if we were going to have kids, and I would laugh and say "oh I'm probably infertile....haha". I wonder how much that was a self fufilling prophecy? I never wanted kids when I was younger. As a matter of fact, when I went to my 20 year high school reunion, people would say to me, "you always said you didn't want kids, and here you are, 20 years later, you were true to your word". Little did they know that I was trying to get pregnant at the time. I didn't share that with anyone because it was so out of character for me to want kids!

The moral of the story is, if you've been trying to get pregnant for a while (perhaps a year or longer) try labeling yourself "a future mom". It may change what you manifest in your life.

Here is an article about the power of our words and their connection to what we bring into our life:

Another very important aspect of conscious language is the LAW OF FOCUS. What ever we place our attention on is what we create. It's important to focus on the positive thing we desire rather than the negative thing we want to avoid. For example, never focus on NOT AGING. Focusing on not aging ensures that you will age and quickly. Instead focus on being healthy, vibrant, and youthful.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2020

WOMAN CONCEIVED NATURALLY AT 50

Pregnant Naturally at 50

Getting pregnant naturally at or over the age of 40 doesn't surprise most people, but what about getting naturally at 50?

Yes, it happens...I myself had a surprise pregnancy at the age of 49. My point here is that it does happen - sometimes when you least expect it. Here is one woman's story:

This baby was a complete surprise. I'd tried to have another baby after my son was born when I was 41, but after four miscarriages I finally gave up hope that I would have another child. My periods stopped abruptly when I moved to the East Coast to take a new teaching job, and I accepted the fact that I had started menopause.
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My husband, John, and I were in New York for a weekend workshop when I noticed that my breasts had started swelling and felt tender. "Maybe I'm pregnant," I quipped to John, not really believing it. Then I squeezed a nipple and got a little milky fluid. "Oops! This doesn't feel like menopause!" I said.

I felt very ambivalent about being pregnant again. If the pregnancy continues, I thought, fine; I'll have another baby. If it doesn't, that's fine, too, because I can pursue my new career. After four miscarriages, I was afraid to get very excited. I didn't want to be disappointed again.

I felt a little embarrassed going to the doctor and admitting I was pregnant at my age. Then I asked the important question: "Given my history of miscarriage, do you think I can carry this baby to term?" The doctor was matter-of-fact: "I don't see why not." I asked her about checking my progesterone level to make sure it was high enough to maintain the pregnancy during the first trimester. She didn't seem very concerned. However, I was; so every time I felt a twinge that resembled a cramp, I rubbed natural progesterone cream on my belly. I have no idea if it helped prevent an early miscarriage, but it did ease my mind somewhat.

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Tuesday, March 24, 2020

CAN SOY HELP OR HARM YOUR ABILITY TO GET PREGNANT?

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Does Soy Help Or Hurt Fertility?

It seems that lately there's been a Soy "backlash". First you hear how good it is for overall health and  fertility, then all of a sudden it's bad. I did make Soy part of my diet while I was trying to conceive, and I can tell you from experience, it didn't hurt my fertility. Besides, think of all of the Asian cultures where soy is a staple in their diet...they certainly don't seem to be underpopulated! One argument that critics of soy make is that Asian cultures eat fermented soy like tofu which is healthier.

Most Americans are consuming unfermented soy which is supposedly worse than the fermented variety. Unfermented soy has phytates which may interfere with nutrient absorption. Some of the most popular unfermented soy products are soymilk, tofu, soy nuts and soy meat alternatives. Fermented soy includes miso, soy sauce, tempeh, and natto.


In general, women could benefit from eating more fruits and vegetables. If you're concerned about Soy, eat it in moderation. It's a great source of vegetable protein and there's so many different ways to
get it in your diet.  Protein is a necessary component of hormone production.
Here is an article that I've published before and it addresses soy and fertility:

Our results suggest that a high-soy diet probably won't compromise fertility in women," says researcher Jay Kaplan, PhD, of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, in a news release. The results of the study were presented today at the annual meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine.
from webMD

Monday, March 23, 2020

TOP 5 HERBS FOR FERTILITY TO GET PREGNANT

TOP 5 HERBS TO GET PREGNANT


Although I did not go the "herbal route" when I was trying to conceive, I did drink a number of teas with the ingredients listed below. It is always important to check with your doctor or alternative health practitioner before taking herbs or supplements especially if there is a chance that you may already be pregnant. If you are experiencing miscarriage or recurrent miscarriage, scroll down below for the second article on herbs for miscarriage.

Chasteberry (Vitex)

Chaste tree berry acts on the hypothalamus and pituitary glands by increasing luteinizing hormone (LH) production and mildly inhibiting the release of follicle stimulating hormone (FSH). The result is a shift in the ratio of estrogen to progesterone, in favor of progesterone. The ability of chaste tree berry to raise progesterone levels in the body which can help lengthen the menstrual cycle and sustain a pregnancy.

Oat straw (with Dandelion)

Oat straw helps with hormone production, particularly progesterone and estrogen. Dandelions cleanse the blood and help rid the body of toxic waste, they lower blood sugar, they help clear up bacterian infections, and hey are rich in vitamins, calcium potassium, iron, magnesium and more

Red Clover

Red Clover has a number of nutrients. It has calcium and magnesium,chromium, phosphorus, niacin and thiamine. It is even thought to help with repairing fallopian tubes which may be damaged. Red clover contains compounds like isoflavones and phystoestrogens that help to promote hormonal balance. Red clover can assist with estrogen production which can help with follicle formation and
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False Unicorn Root

False unicorn helps to reduce inflammation which can result in blocked fallopian tubes. False unicorn root acts as a nourishing agent for the uterine tissues. It promotes hormonal balance, resolves amenorrhea, and it can help with ovarian cysts. It helps in easing vaginal dryness and promotes fertile cervical mucus.

Red Raspberry Leaf

Red raspberry leaf helps strengthen the muscles in the pelvis and lower abdomen. This may help prevent miscarriage due to a weak uterus by supporting it to make it more appropriate for implantation Enriched with minerals, vitamins and calcium, this herb helps to strengthen the lining of the uterine and also lengthen the luteal phase.

Sunday, March 22, 2020

TRUE STORY OF WOMAN WHO CONCEIVED NATURALLY AT 48

In 2014 Susan Devere reconnected with her then "ex-husband" and they decided to give their relationship another chance.  What is amazing is that there were 30 years between their first and second marriage!  They found each other through social media and one thing led to another resulting in their second marriage.  I guess fate intervened and Susan became pregnant for the first time at the age of 48.   This surprise "honeymoon" pregnancy shocked not only her, but the doctor's too!
 Read more:

SEE ALSO: WOMEN WHO HAD NATURAL PREGNANCIES OVER THE AGE OF 50
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“I’d always had dogs and, being single since my mid-twenties, having a family
just wasn’t something that had crossed my mind. But when we were in
Disneyland and I saw families with children, I suddenly felt a wave of
sadness that although we were back together, we hadn’t had a child.”

When Susan brought up the subject of having a baby, Alan was stunned.
He says: “It never occurred to me that Susan was really serious.
“I was already a dad and it didn’t worry me that Susan might not be able to
have a baby.”

Susan says: “Alan said he thought my age meant I would be unable to have kids.
However, while I knew he wasn’t bothered about having more children, for the
first time I really wanted a baby.

“We didn’t use contraception because we just never imagined it would happen. I
realised a lot of women my age had gone through the menopause and were
already unable to have kids.

“In fact, at first, I mistook symptoms of pregnancy, feeling off colour, for
the menopause.” 

It was three weeks after they got back to the UK that the newlyweds discovered
they were expecting Byron.

Alan recalls: “I was just shocked. I imagined married life would just be us
two. So when Susan told me she’d done a pregnancy test and it had proved
positive, I thought she must have somehow done the test wrongly.

“And when she went to see her GP and he confirmed it, I still struggled to
believe it.

“Susan has taken it in her stride and I don’t think she realises how unusual
naturally conceiving a baby as you approach your fifties is.

“But even now I can’t believe we have a little boy at our ages.”
Susan says: “I was delighted to find I was expecting Byron.
“I loved being pregnant. The doctors made such a fuss.
“I had to have extra tests and visits to see a consultant because they were
worried the pregnancy could kill me and the baby wouldn’t survive. But I
never felt too old to be pregnant.

“However, whenever I read of the problems that can occur in later pregnancy I
do feel lucky that Byron and I are well.

“When I held my baby for the first time it felt completely natural.
“Maybe late motherhood keeps you young because no one ever mistakes me for
being Byron’s grandmother.

“I adore motherhood and he is a joy.” 

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Saturday, March 21, 2020

SURPRISE PREGNANCY OVER 40 IS SURPRISINGLY COMMON!

I have done a number of posts about how women over the age of 40 become unexpectedly pregnant.  So much has been written about how hard it is to have a baby over 40 that perhaps the message has gone too far.  Although many women over 40 are trying to conceive, many women in this age range have already had their families and an unexpected pregnancy can be a life changing event and not in a good way.  Many of these pregnancies are terminated.
So my point in publishing this story is for those of you who want to conceive....you may be more
fertile than you think!  This article even mentions a woman over age 50 who got pregnant by surprise.  Read more:
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It happens. A recent survey of more than 3,000 mothers, by Netmums, found women over 40 have the same chance of conceiving within six months as younger women. Twice as many women over 40 have surprise pregnancies as women in their teens and 20s.
There are no Irish figures for how many women in their 40s, and older, become unexpectedly pregnant, but, across all ages, half of all pregnancies are unplanned, says spokesperson for the Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, Professor Fionnuala McAuliffe. She recalls a 50-year-old woman, whose youngest child was 22, getting pregnant unexpectedly.
“It was a pretty dramatic event,” she says.
In 2013, according to the CSO, 3,989 women aged 40 and over were registered as giving gave birth in Ireland. More than 900 of these women already had between three and 10 children (five had 10 children), suggesting many of these pregnancies were unplanned.
British Department of Health figures confirm that 256 women, aged 40 and over, from the Republic of Ireland, accessed abortion services in England and Wales last year.
The Irish Family Planning Association (IFPA) says these numbers are an underestimation — not all women resident in Ireland provide their Irish address, for reasons of confidentiality. And some Irish women give British addresses at which they aren’t resident, so as to obtain NHS-covered abortion care.
www.irishexaminer.com 

Friday, March 20, 2020

CHINESE MEDICINE THE BABY MAKER HELPS WOMEN GET PREGNANT

Traditional Chinese Medicine Helps Women Get Pregnant

I'm always finding success stories about women over 40 who use alternative treatments or traditional chinese medicine to get pregnant. Although I didn't use these methods to conceive my daughter, I certainly think they are a good option for some couples.  I did, however, work on increasing pelvic circulation as I show in my DVD on Fertility Bodywork 
Read more about  Dr Xiao-Ping Zhai:

The first – and as yet only – woman Zhai sent over to the London Fertility Centre successfully conceived on her second try – at the age of 43. Amanda (not her real name) married when she was 40 and started trying immediately with no success. Her baby is due on 1 January next year and she is over the moon.
 

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"I'm now 44," she says. "I'd had three IUIs and IVF before going to Zhai, and my consultant told me to give up because I was just too old and my eggs were too weak. I saw Zhai throughout 2008 and then we did one IUI in the LFC and I got pregnant but miscarried. The second time, in April, it worked. I was 43. I still can't believe it. It can only be because of her – not only did she improve my egg quality, but the IUI at the LFC, with her in charge, was completely different to any other clinic, where you are aware that, really, you have people around you thinking you're past it and should have a donor egg."


Watching a Zhai consultation is bizarre. She will check the tongue, the pulse, sleep patterns, whether a patient is thirsty, peeing a lot and their bowel movements. Often changes are made to the diet – no sugar, coffee, alcohol, dairy, wheat, spicy foods – and every month a woman is asked to keep a temperature chart.
Slowly, through the use of herbs and acupuncture, Zhai begins to regulate the vital energy, or Qi, that flows through the body. According to this ancient practice, good health and metabolism depend on Qi. As it flows, it provides warmth and distributes body fluids.
Each organ has its own pattern of Qi and each organ is represented on the tongue, which presents Zhai with a kind of map of the body's health. If one organ is not functioning properly, it affects the rest of the body: "It only takes one thing to be wrong to throw the whole system out," she explains.
Common diagnoses seem to be too much liver heat and blood stagnation, damp-heat obstruction in the abdomen, slow blood circulation to the ovaries – you get the picture.
Zhai says she can start seeing changes within three months but will not put a time frame on treatment: "Every woman is different."
The herbs she uses are mostly shipped in from China and made up to her prescriptions, although she is currently looking at manufacturing them in the UK. They include carthamus flower (huang hua) for regulating the flow of Qi to alleviate pain, glossy privet fruit (nu zhen zi) for nourishing the kidney and liver, as well as peach kernel, angelica root and codonopsis root.
from:  www.guardian.co.uk

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

HOW LIGHT AND DARK AFFECT OVULATION AND FERTILITY

Pregnancy Over 40, Light, Dark, Sun and Moon

I've always believed that everything is connected in some way. We are connected to the earth, the sun, the moon and many other forces in the universe.  I've recently posted a number of articles about light, dark, melatonin, etc.
Here is an article about how our cycles are affected by light (and dark) in synchronicity with the sun
and the moon.  With all of the artificial light we use and some of the crazy hours we keep, it's no wonder our bodies get out of synch with our natural circadian rhythms.  I always make it a point to get some sunshine every day and sleep in a totally dark room.  This article has some other recommendations:

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Importance of Darkness and Full-moon Light
Many researchers believe that prior to the introduction of electricity into our homes, all women menstruated during the new moon and ovulated during the full moon. This has been proven by studying cultures today that do not use electricity. Women in these cultures sleep in close to total darkness except for the days surrounding the full moon.

The small amount of light from the full moon is enough to halt melatonin production long enough for ovulation to occur. Most women can synchronize with the cycles of the moon in about three to four months by altering the light level while they sleep. Coordinating menstruation not only strengthens your cycle in many ways but it also makes it much easier to pinpoint the optimal timing for intercourse.

Darkness also plays an important role in optimal fertility by triggering melatonin, on most dark nights, which leads to a good nights sleep. Just make sure to prevent overproduction with bright light in the morning.

Deep sleep helps restore and rejuvenate the reproductive system. Lack of sleep can increase cortisol levels, lead to an increased use of caffeine and other fertility reducing substances, disrupt your hormone balance, cause depression which in itself can affect fertility, or it can lead to relationship problems with your partner. In extreme cases sleep deprivation can stop ovulation altogether.

How to synchronize with nature

Get at least one hour of bright sunlight a day
Try to get bright light soon after waking
Use full spectrum indoor bulbs during the winter months
Use a light simulation device 15-30 min morning and night (particularly in winter)
Aim for total darkness at night. Use room darkening shades. Avoid all lights
On the three days of the full moon, try to bathe yourself in soft light while you sleep. A light from a closet, a 75-100 watt nightlight or even opening your blinds to the street light should do the trick.
Try to go to sleep with sun and get up with the sun. You might be surprised if you do not use lights or TV, how sleepy you get.
Make love during the full moon
Keep sleep and wake times consistent and avoid shift work. If you are tracking ovulation signs, then you should taking your basal body temperature at the same time every morning anyway

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Monday, March 16, 2020

45 YEAR OLD DELIVERS BABY DIDN'T KNOW SHE WAS PREGNANT!

I thought I'd heard everything, but here's a particularly amazing story of a 45 year old French woman who was on a ski holiday in the Alps when she went into labor and delivered a baby before help could arrive.  She apparently didn't know she was pregnant which as crazy as it sounds can happen - especially to older women who don't think they can get pregnant at that age (not to mention that it was reported that she was on birth control).  Read more:


The mum, named only as Karine was at the Val Thorens ski resort on holidays with her family when
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she rushed to the bathroom early on Tuesday morning because she was not feeling well. However she soon realized it wasn’t a case of stomach flu.
The mother from near Lille in northern France, was on birth control and says had no idea she was pregnant. Incredibly within 15 minutes of the first pain she had given birth to a healthy baby girl, French paper Dauphiné Liberé reported.
After a brief assessment the sister-in-law, a trained prenatal nurse, realized the pains were contractions and even spotted the tiny head of the child beginning to emerge from her mother. The sister delivered the baby before paramedics even had time to arrive.
It was a rare, but not unheard of case of a surprise baby. While the mother and her brand new 3.2 kilo daughter were being flown to the maternity ward in the nearby city of Albertville, a nurse reportedly told her it was the fourth case he’d personally been involved in.
 from: www.thelocal.fr

Sunday, March 15, 2020

SPECIAL EYE GLASSES COULD IMPROVE YOUR FERTILITY!

Glasses, Melatonin and Getting Pregnant

I thought I'd heard it all, but I found this article on how special glasses can actually help regulate our melatonin which can help with fertility. It's strange, but it makes sense.

There are other natural ways to stimulate melatonin production. It's usually recommended to sleep in a completely dark room. I should also mention,however, that melatonin supplements are NOT recommended when you are trying to conceive as they may have an adverse affect. Read more:
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From the article:


"The timing of the birth of the young of most animals including humans is regulated to some extent by the duration of the flow of melatonin. Before electric lights the duration of the flow of melatonin gradually increased during the autumn as the nights grew longer. In most animals this signaled the period of greatest fertility so that young, conceived then, would be born in the spring. For humans, electric lights spelled the end of the natural effect of the length of day on fertility.

It was recently discovered that the flow of the hormone melatonin is controlled by the blue component
in white light. This means we can use the yellow and red light without interfering with the natural flow of melatonin. Wearing glasses that block the blue light creates an effect just like actual darkness as far as the production of melatonin is concerned. By putting on the glasses in the evening for a short time before bedtime can extend the flow by a short time. Putting them on a few minutes earlier each night will simulate the longer nights of autumn. While not yet established by clinical trials it is logical that this may help increase fertility. Getting back to the way nature intended isn’t going to do any harm and may help. The greatest number of births occurs in July. This suggests that November is the month of highest fertility.

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Friday, March 13, 2020

WHAT IS MACA AND HOW CAN IT HELP FERTILITY?

Maca has come up in my reading for many years.  It is an interesting root which many women swear by to help them with ovulation and conception. It also reportedly has benefits for men.  Maca is a cruciferous vegetable which would put it in the same category as broccoli, cabbage, kale and all of those super nutritious foods.  The taste of it is described as "earthy and nutty".  Read more:


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Maca is a type of root crop, native to the Andes Mountains of Peru. The Peruvian natives have used Maca root for hundreds of years for a number of different purposes. Fighting infertility with Maca is a practice that goes back a long time and has a record of results.

How Maca Root Fights Infertility
Both men and women can fight infertility with Maca. For women, Maca can help to regulate imbalances in some of those important fertility hormones. It can also correct or at least mitigate some of the hormone dysfunction that comes with menopause.
For men, Maca can help to increase sperm count. As you probably know by now, a low sperm count is the leading cause of infertility in men. Maca can also help with sperm motility (the ability of the sperm to move forward toward the egg).
A Natural Approach to Fertility
One of the most attractive things about Maca is that it doesn’t rely on artificial manipulation of the body’s hormones to work. It actually doesn’t even contain any plant hormones. Instead, it uses plant sterols to trigger your body into producing the right amount of hormones so as to maximize fertility.
Other Health Benefits
On top of fighting infertility, Maca has been used for a number of other health purposes. People have used it to reduce stress, to help with hormone imbalances that aren’t fertility-related, to strengthen bones and teeth and to help control the symptoms of menopause.

If you want to fight infertility in a natural way, Maca should be one of the first weapons in your arsenal.

Thursday, March 12, 2020

A CHRISTIAN COUPLE'S FERTILITY JOURNEY

Many of my readers turn to their faith when they are struggling with infertility.  I know from my struggle with trying to get pregnant for 6 years that it can take a toll on your marriage.  Even though I can't claim to be a "religious" person, I did say many prayers on the road to parenthood.
 Fortunately it all worked out in the end, but if you are Christians struggling with infertility, this article may be helpful:

Infertility: Staying In Agreement With Your Spouse

Guest Author: Mardie Caldwell
'Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened. Matthew 7:7,8

Prayer is the lifeline of a believer when he or she is pulled by the currents of trials and tribulations. When prayer becomes as natural as the air we breathe, it opens up opportunities for God to answer our prayers. Mind you, His answers may not be the ones we specifically seek, but there is always the promise of an answer.

If you are a couple dealing with infertility, these may be times of frustration, anger, and hopelessness. According to medical terms, a couple is infertile after at least a year of unprotected sex. For most couples, once this dreaded deadline passes, it is the beginning of innumerable medical tests and painful poking and prodding. When they eventually learn that they have remote chances of conceiving naturally, it takes them on an emotional and spiritual rollercoaster ride. The stress of whether to go in for fertility treatments, adoption, or simply wait on God for a miracle can be too much to bear, even for a Christian couple.
Couples struggling with infertility go through a whole range of emotions. But, the ones that weigh in the most are feelings of being abandoned by God and a sense of incompleteness. If you relate to this problem, then I want you to know that God has not abandoned you. Being \'childless\' does not make you any less in the eyes of your Maker.

If you and your spouse cannot come to an agreement on the path to take (adoption or assisted reproduction), it may do you a world of good to surrender your future to God\'s perfect will. As we see in Mathew 7: 7-8, continuous prayer leads to receiving, finding, and opening of doors of opportunities. The Bible declares that when two or more of God\'s children come together in His name, He is in their midst. Spend time everyday in prayer as a couple. Welcome God into your marriage, ask Him to strengthen you as a couple during this difficult time, seek His wisdom and will concerning your options, and knock on the doors of Heaven until it opens up its blessings for you and your spouse.

I worked with Lisa and Thomas many years ago through Lifetime Adoption Center, as they were in deep disagreement over the route to build their family.  Lisa had endured seven unsuccessful attempts at intra-uterine insemination and she was ready to start adoption.  Thomas came from a large Italian family that valued children and family heritage. 

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When speaking with them at length, it became very clear that something had to give.  Lisa was exhausted of the shots, the attempts, and the monthly failure.  Thomas feared that an adopted child would not be readily accepted in his family since the true Italian bloodline would not be preserved.  We prayed together, asking that God would give Lisa strength if she was to continue, Thomas courage if he decided to speak with his family about adoption, and both of them wisdom to understand that in following God\'s perfect plan, the decision they made would be blessed by Him.

Today, they have a beautiful 6-year-old daughter, placed in their arms the day of her birth.  She is wholly and lovingly accepted into Thomas\' proud, Italian family as God intended. 
The Word of God declares children to be a material and spiritual blessing: they are to take care of us in our old age and are our heritage. God will never deny you this blessing. It is His desire that every one of His child bears fruit, physically and spiritually. As a Christian couple, I urge you to believe that God has a definite plan for your parenthood and that He is in control, even though your life seems to be in turmoil. Let prayer unite you in all the areas where you are not in agreement with your
spouse, so that you can make godly decisions for your future.
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About the Author
 Mardie Caldwell, Certified Open Adoption Practitioner, founded Lifetime Adoption Center  in 1986 and is currently facilitating over 130 adoptions a year.  She has also written numerous books on adoption, including Called To Adoption: The Christian\'s Guide to Answering the Call.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

TAMPONS MAY BE HARMING YOUR FERTILITY

I've often wondered if tampons are really that healthy.
 I'll admit, for me, it's much more comfortable than wearing a pad, however, after I delivered my daughter, I found then to be somewhat irritating. This article talks about how tampons could possibly be associated with everything from endometriosis to infertility. Read more:

Most tampons are made of rayon. Rayon is made from cellulose and fibers of wood. The processing from raw materials includes chlorine bleaching which is known to produce dioxin. The makers say they wash it all away. Critics say they don't.


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Dioxin is a type of chlorine called an organochlorine. Organochlorines are similar in physical structure to sex hormones. It is believed by some (mostly environmentalists) that they can mimic the effects of sex hormones. Exposure to environmental organochlorines may cause an increase in sex-related health problems because it is like taking a huge dose of hormones.

Gender related cancers, decreased fertility, even endometriosis and birth defects have been blamed on dioxin. Immune disorders are also tied to dioxin. The vaginal wall tissue is very capable of absorbing substances that it comes in contact with. Dioxins can be stored in the body and can accumulate over time. The majority of women use tampons for years on end. All this raised the question of whether or not tampons could deliver a dose of dioxin large enough to cause disease to women. 

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Monday, March 09, 2020

HOW ZINC CAN HELP MEN AND WOMEN CONCEIVE AND GET PREGNANT

Infertility Or Fertility? Understanding the Crucial Role of ZINC In Reproduction

Guest Post By Uzo Onukwugha

Zinc may be classified as a trace element but it is a very important mineral in both male and female fertility enhancement. Zinc deficiency could lead to all kinds of infertility problems ranging from low sperm count in males to loss of pregnancy in females.
To understand the role of zinc in reproductive health in both sexes, lets examine the reproductive organs. In males, the prostate is the organ with the richest zinc supply while in the females, the uterus (the palace of the baby) is the zinc-richest organ. Developmentally what the uterus is in the female is equivalent to the prostate in the males. Although both organs may look different, they need the same nourishment--zinc--because they came from the same embryonic origin.
In women, lack or low zinc supply may lead to hormonal imbalance, irregular menses, lack of egg maturation or release from the ovaries. If the woman happens to conceive, zinc deficiency increases chances of spontaneous abortion, pregnancy-induced hypertension, and low-birth-weight babies.
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Note that the woman doesn't lose only iron in her menses, but also magnesium and zinc.
In men, the reproductive organs like the prostate and testicles cannot function without zinc. The prostate will swell without adequate zinc supply. Zinc is critical for sperm production, and maturation. Zinc is also a heavy metal antagonism and can combat arterioslerosis as such necessary to cure erectile dysfunction in men. Zinc is the reason why semen is white. One ejaculate from a man leads to the loss of 15 Milligrams of zinc. Zinc is necessary for DNA regulation and repair, proper cell division, immune system modulation, growth, regeneration and repair. It is also an anti-oxidant protector that can combat the menace of free-radicals in the body.
In fact Zinc, is an important co-factor in well over 600 enzyme systems (including anti-oxidant enzymes like catalaze and superoxide dismutase) in the body. This ranges from metabolism of carbohydrates and vitamins to release energy. Zinc deficiency can cause loss of taste, loss of smell, poor wound healing and infertility.
 The problem is that zinc is notorious for poor absorption, therefore even mild zinc deficiency can lead to low sperm count, poor sperm quality and motility. Fortunately supplementation with 60 milligrams of zinc in 50 days can reverse all these semen parameters in infertile men. Zinc does all these by raising levels of testosterone (hormone that stimulate sperm production) which is also responsible for sexual libido in both sexes. This is why we must raise the Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) of Zinc to at least 60 milligrams daily. The erroneous notion to supplement with copper with increased dose of zinc is a baseless fear that has no practical application.
Zinc with magnesium and vitamin B6 work in synergy to modulate and balance the body's delicate hormone cascade which is necessary for fertility and reproduction in both sexes.
Good sources of zinc include turkey, oysters, whole grains, eggs, bone meal, molasses, maple syrup, brewer's yeast, seeds like sesame, sunflower, and pumpkin seeds. Note that zinc supplementation is no longer and option but mandatory if you are already struggling with infertility.
Uzo Onukwugha comes back to discuss how ZINC can improve your reproductive health, balance sex hormones, tone the reproductive organs, stimulate ovulation, increase conception leading to birth of healthy babies. To learn more about how you can reverse infertility, and enhance fertility Check out his website devoted exclusively on infertility remedy at: http://www.infertilityremedy.com
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Sunday, March 08, 2020

WOMAN PREGNANT NATURALLY AFTER HAVING TRIPLETS THROUGH IVF!

Getting Pregnant Spontaneously After Fertility Treatments

I found an interesting article while reading the BBC news. This particular article is a number of years old, however it's still an interesting story. Apparently, a woman underwent IVF and only wanted two embryos transferred. As it turned out, three were transferred and she had triplets.

 She and her husband subsequently sued the clinic because of the financial hardship this put on the
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couple. Who would have ever predicted this one? I'm sure those of us who struggle with infertility have a hard time relating to this, but it does raise some questions about all of the things that can go wrong with assisted reproduction. 

Another reason I wanted to post this article is because the woman in the story, after having triplets with IVF (and after receiving a financial settlement from the clinic for transferring three embryos) became pregnant naturally with a fourth child! It just goes to show you, the natural route may deserve a chance - just think of all of the stress and turmoil this couple could have avoided.
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Saturday, March 07, 2020

WOMEN OVER 40 WANT TO KEEP PREGNANCY JOURNEY PRIVATE

Pregnancy Over 40 Is a Private Matter

One thing many women over 40 who are trying to conceive have in common is they seem to be very private about their infertility. I even knew one woman who was in her mid 40's who fired her housekeeper for coming at unpredictable times before all the "fertility related" paperword etc. could be put away.

Everyone is different and some people are more comfortable sharing information than others, but for me, here are the main reasons I kept my fertility issues under wraps:

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1. The age factor: Society seems to judge "older" women more harshly. Some people view getting
pregnant only for the young. Older women who try to have a baby are judged harshly as if there's some kind of cut off point when getting pregnant is no longer acceptable. That's starting to change as many high profile celebrities and women in general are having babies at an older age.

2. 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.

3. Failing in private is easier than failing in public: Whether it's getting pregnant or anything else, who needs the public humiliation?

4. Many people think having children later in life is "selfish" and "self-serving" -that's hard to listen to (as if it's anyone else's business). People think that just because you're over 40, you're going to die before your child reaches adulthood. Hey...all I can say is that the average life expectancy for women is almost 80 years old. Older mothers also have a great incentive to keep themselves healthy - and there's some evidence that women who become mothers later in life live longer. So there!

5. Even after my pregnancy was common knowledge, I still received comments like: "I can't imagine having a baby at your age" or "why would anyone want to have a baby over 40?" All I can say about that is most of the people making those comments had kids too young in life. They had a hard time struggling with work, finances, etc. What they don't realize is that although having kids late in life is some work, it's mostly fun - you have so much more time, patience and insight. Because you're a better parent, your child/children are better adjusted, and not constantly acting out to get your attention.

So, the moral of the story is: people who harshly judge come from their own set of beliefs and experiences which are totally different from yours. Keeping your information private is certainly a way of avoiding this negative influence into your life. That's one reason why I recommend a support group. Most of the women are a little older and it's a safe place to let it all out.

Friday, March 06, 2020

REFLEXOLOGY TO CONCEIVE AND GET PREGNANT

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My DVD called "Fertility Bodywork" has everything from fertility yoga, pelvic massage, to acupressure and reflexology which you may perform on yourself. I thought this article might be of interest from the UK's Daily Mail. One reflexologist claims an amazing success rate. Read more:

From the article:  Reflexology, a traditional healing art dating from the ancient Egyptians and Chinese, involves manipulation of pressure points in the hands and feet and is often used to ease period pain,headaches, sinus and back problems as well as the effects of chemotherapy.
Practitioners claim the soles of the feet are like a mini map of the inside of the body and are linked to our inner organs and systems, including the fallopian tubes and ovaries. By massaging different points on the feet therapists claim they can unblock energy pathways in the body and so help the body to regain its natural balance and heal itself.
Some points on the foot are associated with a woman's egg production and by manipulating these areas reflexologists claim they can correct the imbalances which can hamper pregnancy.
The latest research, a two year clinical trial at the IVF unit at Derriford Hospital in Plymouth, is the brainchild of reflexologist Jane Holt. She approached the unit after 13 of the 23 women she treated
with a range of fertility problems fell pregnant last year.  from:(www.dailymail.co.uk)
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Thursday, March 05, 2020

FOOD ADDITIVES HAVE XENOESTROGENS, DISRUPT HORMONES

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

Yikes! Now there's more to watch out for in our food supply.
 Some food additives are xenoestrogens which mimic estrogens in our body.  This article talks about
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They used the method in a large-scale screening of additives that discovered two additives with previously unrecognized xenoestrogen effects.

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


The scientists used the new method to search a food additive database of 1,500 substances, and verified that the method could identify xenoestrogens. In the course of that work, they identified two previous unrecognized xenoestrogens. One was propyl gallate, a preservative used to prevent fats and oils from spoiling. The other was 4-hexylresorcinol, used to prevent discoloration in shrimp and other shellfish. "Some caution should be issued for the use of propyl gallate and 4-hexylresocrinol as food additives," they recommend in the study.
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Wednesday, March 04, 2020

CALL ON YOUR ANGELS TO HELP YOU GET PREGNANT

I always say that I said many prayers on the road to parenthood.  Sometimes they were "bargains"...like:
"Listen here God...if you give me a baby, I promise I'll never do such and such again... " and other times I fell back on my faith which certainly has wavered over the years.  However, you may want to try "petitioning your angels".  


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I started noticing many of the things I was asking for were happening without my needing to take any action at all. My job is to identify what I want, to ask for it, allow it, and to say thank-you when it comes.
I ask for assistance with everything in my life. Each day I awake imagining my spiritual crew ready and anxious to honor me and help me with my requests. I have a section in my day planner I call "Ask my Angels." Each morning I have a meeting with them and write down the things on which I would like them to work. Here is a typical day's request

• Thank you for flowing to me the ideas of what to buy at the grocery store today to make easy, delicious, healthy meals this week.
• Please orchestrate my day so I am involved and participating in those activities that serve my highest good.
• Thank you for helping my daughter know what to do in her current situation, and to be fueled with love and honor for herself.
• Thank you for assisting my son and me in having a playful, trusting relationship.

Tuesday, March 03, 2020

42 YEAR OLD WOMAN HAS TRIPLETS NATURALLY AFTER INFERTILITY

Wow what a story!  This woman suffered infertility for years and miscarriage.  She had resigned herself to the fact that she probably wasn't going to have children.  Then, by surprise she found out she was pregnant.  Later, her ultrasound revealed that she had triplets...what's even more amazing is that they are identical.  The odds of that are quite rare.  Even when people have fertility treatments (which she did not), it's quite rare that multiples would be identical.
Good things come to those that wait!  Read more:


SALMON ARM , B.C. — A British Columbia couple who've waited years to become parents are
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expecting three babies at once — identical triplets, which doctors say come along only once in 50 million births.
For Mahalia Meeuwsen and her husband Mike, just having one baby seemed like a miracle....
Meeuwsen, 42, is 30 weeks pregnant with identical triplet girls — conceived naturally without the use of fertility treatments.
...In April, Meeuwsen was experiencing some unusual symptoms she chalked up to early menopause — until a call from her doctor's office confirmed she was pregnant.
“I thought I was too old, so it was pretty shocking.”
Then an ultrasound revealed what medical staff thought was twins.
Two weeks later, the shock multiplied.
“I had another ultrasound and the tech goes, ‘There’s a heartbeat here and here and here.’ And I thought he was joking,” Meeuwsen said. “But, he showed me — and there they all were. I was dizzy.”
When they brought her husband in for the news, they propped him up between the bed and the wall.
“They figured he’d need something to lean on,” Meeuwsen said with a laugh.

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Monday, March 02, 2020

YOU CAN GET PREGNANT WITH HIGH FSH

FSH Information

One reason I left the "traditional" medical protocols for getting pregnant is because too much emphasis was put on the proverbial "numbers".
If you're numbers fall outside the "acceptable" range, you're basically told to give up or to consider donor eggs.  FSH stands for "follicle stimulating hormone" - it is what is sounds like: the hormone which helps your follicles develop. Many women live and die by their FSH numbers, but FSH is only one measure of fertility.  As mentioned below, a high FSH reading can be caused by a number of factors.  The number can also fluctuate.  Read more:


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 High FSH does not preclude pregnancy. High FSH indicates that a woman is likely to be a poor responder to fertility medications. It does not necessarily mean that there aren’t any high quality eggs remaining and that pregnancy is impossible. It MAY mean that it will take a long time for her to become pregnant and that IUI/IVF may or may not increase her chances of pregnancy. If a young woman has prematurely high FSH, this woman MAY or MAY NOT suffer from premature ovarian
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High FSH can be caused by other factors besides DOR (Diminished Ovarian Reserve). Your RE should rule out other potential causes for high FSH before diagnosing you with DOR. Other causes are unusual but should be investigated nonetheless. FSH can rise due to autoimmune disorders, adrenal gland impairment, hereditary dizygotic twinning, discontinuing the use of oral contraceptives (FSH can rise temporarily after extended use of contraceptives), lactation, unilateral ovariectomy, recovery from hypothalmic amenorrhea and excessive smoking.
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Sunday, March 01, 2020

HEALING CRYSTALS FOR GETTING PREGNANT AND FERTILITY

You may have heard about the healing properties of crystals.  If you are trying to conceive, you are probably doing everything you can to get your body back in balance.  This article talks about how crystals can help (see also the links below for how these crystals are incorporated into jewelry):

The Myriad Colors of Crystals and Their Healing Properties

Guest Post By Ron Windred

Though it's not a documented fact, it's fairly safe to say that there are as many crystals as there are colours that represent them. The lore of each type of crystal and its innate healing assets has been passed down from generation to generation, and similar to Chinese medicine shops that specialize in herbal mixtures for remedies of all kinds of ailments, crystals also have distinct yet delicate healing and enhancement facilities.
Wondering which crystal to choose for a specific need? Below is a list of several of the most widely used crystals, and the main purposes for their application:
Amethyst - (purple/violet) - This crystal strengthens the endocrine and immune system, and it is also a powerful blood cleanser and energizer. In addition, it helps relieve mental distress and disorders and enhances psychic and channeling abilities. The Amethyst crystal is very calming, and therefore it's an excellent crystal to use for meditation. (SEE AMETHYST BRACELET BELOW)
Aventurine - (sea-green/forest-green) - The Aventurine crystal is said to purify the "three bodies" - the mental, emotional, and etheric, or "aural" body that extends just outside what appears to be the "edges" of your physical body. It also aids in releasing anxiety and fear and thereby encourages independence.
Carnelian - (bright orange) - This lovely colored crystal improves memory and alleviates sorrow and grief. It also increases courage and creativity while lessening anger, jealousy, and fear. Many people carry the Carnelian crystal for protection and good luck. Helpful hint: It can also assist you in finding the right mate!
Fluorite - (milky white, clear, light green, slate gray) - The properties of the Fluorite crystal are just what you probably already imagine: they strengthen your teeth and bones! They are known as the "health" crystals, because they are also very beneficial for keeping the blood vessels and the spleen clear of any toxins. Fluorite crystals also ground and "fling away" excess energy, so they are also excellent for the advancement of the mind, concentration, and meditation. For those of you who are interested in interplanetary communication, fluorite will also keep you strong and healthy while connecting with interdimensional beings.
Clear Quartz - (white, clear) - The Clear Quartz crystal might be the most popular in certain circles, simply because of its pure simplicity. This wonderful crystal activates and enhances the pineal and pituitary glands, which regulate growth, so this crystal is recommended for children and adolescents,
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in particular. These crystals also serve as great emotional "balancers" while amplifying the thought process, making clairvoyance that much easier. Hang these crystals in front of a window to let the full spectrum of energy activate all your levels of consciousness, especially when you are feeling down - these crystals are pros at dispelling negative energy.
Lapis - (topaz/blue) - Lapis Lazuli, as this crystal is also known, is very effective for the internal organs: use this crystal if you suffer from migraines, acid reflux or other digestive problems, or bloating. It also aids in spiritual development.
Hematite - (silver gray/dark gray) - Hematite has an extremely positive effect on the smooth flow of the bloodstream. It also removes toxins from and activates spleen activity, which filters blood and regulates the red blood cells with the white blood cells. Hematite is also used to relieve stress and strengthen the physical body; it has unique energizing properties, and it also enhances personal magnetism, which of course promotes optimism, courage, and all those good things!
Rose Quartz - (pink/rose) - This crystal is often found near the bedside, as it is believed to increase fertility and ease sexual and emotional imbalances. Naturally, this clears away stored-up anger, resentment, guilt, fear, and jealousy. Have a hot temper, or a friend who flares up a little too much? Get a Rose Quartz crystal, by all means! "Everything sweet" is the perfect description for this crystal, which also promotes forgiveness, compassion, and love. No one should be without it!
Jasper - (light brown/spotted/flecked) - The Jasper crystal emits tremendous emotional and psychological healing, and it promotes harmony and balance. Some say it reveals hidden thoughts, hopes, and fears. It definitely enhances creative visualization, so have this one in hand while you're meditating.
Moonstone - (cream/often bluish-green) - The moonstone crystal is associated with love and protection, and it also drums up extra intuition and psychic abilities.
Obsidian - (black/gray) - This shiny crystal is popular because it brings serenity and a sense of purity to those who either, carry, wear, or use it for healing purposes. It brings both positive and negative emotions to the surface, offering balance in times of change and transition.
Sodalite - (smoky blue/clear, dark blue) - This gorgeous crystal is also an inner-organ healer; it positively affects the pancreas and endocrine system. Also, it is said to remove fear and has a way of balancing the male/female, or yin/yang polarities in those who feel in need of "centering." It also is great for communication and creative expression.
Tiger Eye - (brown/striped/tan/yellow) - This is another crystal many people carry around for health purposes: Tiger Eye crystals cover almost everything: the spleen, pancreas, intestines, and the colon. It is extremely grounding and centering. Have a stubborn friend? Slip one of these into his or her pocket as a token of love. Soon they'll turn to you with a sudden, yet clear sense of perception and insight!
Ron is a Crystal and Reiki Master, Metaphysician and Meditation teacher who lives and works at 'Akasha Keep'; a spiritual centre dedicated to healing and teaching, located in the beautiful Somerset region of Queensland, Australia.
Disclaimer: The metaphysical and healing properties outlined in this article are for inspiration and reference. These alleged properties are gathered from writings, books, folklore and various other sources. They are dependent upon the attitude and beliefs of the individual. In no way are they meant to replace diagnosis or treatment by a qualified therapist or physician.
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Friday, February 28, 2020

THE ROLE OF RELIGION TO CONCEIVE AND GET PREGNANT

Can Religion Help With Pregnancy Over 40?

As I get older, I see the world less in black and white and more in shades of grey.
 There are so many different belief systems out there. This Newsweek article addresses some different religious viewpoints on fertility treatments as well as whether or not having religious beliefs can help you get pregnant. Read more:

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For Orthodox Jewish women, having children is critical to identity. "Not having children is unheard of," explains Michelle Friedman, a New York City psychiatrist who sees many Orthodox Jews in her practice. "The continuity of the covenant is bedrock." That's why so many Orthodox Jewish couples enthusiastically embrace reproductive technology. Mormons support in vitro fertilization but "strongly discourage" the use of donor eggs or sperm. Focus on the Family's James Dobson, in his "Complete Marriage and Family Home Reference Guide," writes that IVF is OK but the use of donor sperm and egg are "morally indefensible from a biblical perspective." For traditional Roman Catholics, IVF is, of course, forbidden. Some deeply religious couples take the Biblical injunction not to "spill seed" literally; for them, clinics can provide special condoms so that sperm can be collected during intercourse. In all of these cases, marriage is a requirement.

Women who sincerely want to bear children on their God's terms, then, face excruciating choices. Can an Orthodox Jewish woman use a donor egg from a non-Jewish donor? Can a conservative Christian adopt frozen embryos, knowing that some of those embryos might die in utero? When Eileen Lyon, who is Catholic, was trying to conceive, her ob-gyn pressured her to try IVF but she said no. Her Catholicism, she says, gave her a sense of the sacredness of her marriage and of her own body, which she was not willing to violate. "You feel kind of brutalized by physicians who dismiss your religious views. If you choose against IVF, it's your fault you will have no baby," says Lyon, who is a history professor at SUNY Fredonia. Lyon finally sought treatment at the Pope Paul VI Institute, a clinic in Nebraska that seeks to help infertile couples without IVF. After surgery for her endometriosis, Lyon had a baby boy. Even though she tried—and failed—to get pregnant a second time, Lyon says she is glad she made the choices she did. "I feel a real sense of contentment," she says. "It's God's will if you have a baby."

Conventional fertility clinics may be dismissive of the Nebraska institute's approach, but one thing appears to be true: a religious or spiritual mind-set may help infertile women. In a study of nearly 200 women published in 2005, psychologist Alice Domar and her colleagues found a high correlation between women who said they were religious and those with low rates of anxiety and depression during fertility treatment. Here, then, is the million-dollar question: does being religious actually help infertile women get pregnant? Domar says it's possible. If religious women have less depression and anxiety, and lower rates of depression and anxiety correlate to higher pregnancy rates, "it stands to reason that religious and spiritual women should have higher pregnancy rates." No wonder Sarah laughed.

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Thursday, February 27, 2020

HOLISTIC DOCTOR'S ADVICE TO IMPROVE SPERM

Guest Post By Holistic Practitioner:  Dr Mosaraf Ali
Question:
My husband and I are both in our early 30's and have been trying for a baby for 18 months. We have both been checked out and the only problem is that, although my husband has a high number of sperm, just six per cent were classed as healthy.  He is prone to backache and irregular bowel movements. What do you advise?
Answer:
This is something I hear about quite often, but always from women. Men in general are embarrassed to talk, let alone do something, about it-although new technologies can help men with even a tiny number of healthy sperm become fathers. The fact is that the quality and quantity of sperm in the male population is on the decline and this is a problem for the survival of the human species. Most men, however, are concerned only about their sexual performance, rather than the quality of their
sperm.

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 Firstly, you must talk to your husband about your concerns. It's a very sensitive matter, so you will need to be tactful and non-accusative. He may agree to change his lifestyle as a favour to you, rather than accepting that it is his responsibility. Often men are worried about the response from their male friends, in case they get teased, although some men find a lot of support from their peers.
Once he is willing to talk about possible shifts, you can discuss specifics. I suspect his drinking is a problem, You could gently suggest that he go on an alcohol-free regime for three to four months. After that, he could go back to drinking a couple of glasses of good red wine once a week until the quality of his sperm improves when tested.
It is vital that he nourishes himself by eating well. An old Indian book on the art of love claims that
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out of 40 pounds of good food, a man gets one pound of flesh. That flesh produces one pound of blood (this was in the days when solid and liquid weights were the same), and that blood produces one pound of sperm. The message is the same today eating poor-quality (or too little) food leads to poor quality and quantity of sperm. Just imagine how much energy a sperm cell needs for its long journey to fertilise the ovum. Unhealthy sperm cells just aren't up to the task. They get their energy from the man's body, and nutrition and stress management are vital factors.
Here are my suggestions for your husband:
* Eat fresh, wholesome, preferably organic food, and always start with a good breakfast.
* Eat protein (chicken, red meat or fish) once a day.
* Avoid yeast products because they brew alcohol in the gut. Avoid all foodstuffs that are acidic or sour (citrus fruits, pineapple, mango, chilli, olives, vinegar, alcohol, coffee, deep fried, canned or processed foods, canned drinks) as these can act as spermicides- Drink tea only in moderation.
* Mix an egg into a glass of hot milk add salt and pepper to taste, and drink In the Orient, raw eggs are eaten this way to aid sperm production, (Make sure the eggs are organic to avoid the risk of salmonella.)
* Take Ashwagandha Indian ginseng: one daily for two months.
* Take Fortex to increase sperm volumes one daily for three months.
* Take one 15mg tablet daily for two months of either zinc citrate or Shilajit -this is extracted from a bitumen-like rock in the Himalayan mountains and has optimum concentration of magnesium, zinc and many trace elements necessary for healthy sperm.
* Take positive steps to manage stress, which may be responsible for backache, constipation and bingeing on food and drink. Walk daily in the fresh air for at least 30 minutes. Do other exercise which you enjoy. Practise yoga or a martial art such as t'ai chi. Listen to a relaxation tape at night to improve sleep quality.
* Constipation can affect nutrient absorption, so ensure this is not a problem by drinking at least eight large glasses of still water daily between meals. Eat plenty of fruits such as figs, prunes and papaya for breakfast. If constipated, take Herbolax to regulate bowel function.
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Wednesday, February 26, 2020

PATRON SAINT RITA FOR FERTILITY AND IMPOSSIBLE CAUSES

 Even if you did not grow up Catholic, you may still find some comfort in prayer to saints who are
associated with certain causes and conditions.  One of these is Saint Rita. 

Among the other areas, Rita is well-known as a patron of desperate, seemingly impossible causes and situations. This is because she has been involved in so many stages of life – wife, mother, widow, and nun.  Those who are trying to conceive or experiencing miscarriage may truly feel that getting pregnant and having a healthy pregnancy is truly an impossible cause.  But, sometimes the things that
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we think are out of our reach can come easily.  I have done many blog posts on women who went through fertility treatments only to fail time and time again.  Then, miraculously, they get pregnant by surprise. 

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Tuesday, February 25, 2020

FERTILITY BRACELET WITH HEALING STONES THAT WORK

New Fertility Bracelet with Amethyst, Rose Quartz, and Moonstone

I recently expanded my line of Fertility Jewelry from my website The Fertility Shop.  My newest piece is a beautiful handmade bracelet with an Elephant, Rose Quartz, Amethyst and Moonstone beads.  This is one of my favorite pieces because of the symbolism and genuine healing stones. The style is one of a kind and is not only beautiful, but also meaningful.  Read more about this bracelet:
The elephant is a prominent symbol in the art and science of Feng Shui. Elephants symbolize fruitfulness in the wearer.  When pointed upwards, the truck is a symbol of good luck. The word for elephant in Chinese is written and pronounced the same as the Chinese word for “sign” or “things to come”, just like your baby that may be on the way!

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

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

Amethyst is considered to be a healing crystal. It is supposed to strengthen the endocrine glands which are at the root of hormonal balance and it is good for the nervous system. It balances your energy and it is thought to be good for sleep which is essential if you are trying to conceive. Amethyst is thought to absorb negative energy and promote positivity.

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