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Natural Alternatives for Common Fertility Drugs

Posted Jun 10 2010 6:23pm

Fertility Drugs… really? For many women, the thought of taking fertility drugs is scary. Who hasn’t heard about the side effects which can include multiple births and even cancer? Deciding that fertility drugs aren’t for you does not necessarily mean that you have to give up on your dream to become a parent. There are plenty of more natural alternatives to these powerful medications. Here are just a few to consider:

Vitex and Maca – Nature’s Clomid

Clomid is the most widely used fertility drug to enhance and regulate ovulation. Despite its common use, it does come with some side effects, including the possibility of multiple births and ovarian rupture. For those wanting to use a more natural ovulation enhancer, Maca and Vitex may be the answer. Maca is used to regulate female hormones that aid in ovulation; increasing egg health and beefing up sperm production in men. Vitex too can benefit fertility by regulating hormones without the use of hormones. It has been very helpful in treating infertility caused by PCOS; ovarian cysts, endometriosis, fibroids and other uterine problems.

Increase IVF Success With This 3-Pronged Approach

While it is always best to try and avoid fertility drugs if possible, sometimes they and other fertility treatments like IVF are necessary in order to conceive. That doesn’t mean you should forget about using natural methods to enhance the process though. In order to increase your chances of IVF success be sure to follow this simple 3-step approach to increase egg health in preparation for IVF:

Sperm Health Supplements

Female issues are not the only cause of fertility problems for many couples. The male factor can account for 20-50% of all infertility issues. One way to help boost sperm production, health and mobility is to add a few sperm health supplements to your diet. Some of the best to consider include zinc, folic acid, B-12, Vitamin C, I-carnitine and CoQ10. Don’t worry about having to take all of these supplements separately, all of these supplements can be found in the Male Factor Formula Kit .

Supplements… a Possible Alternative to Endometriosis Surgery

Some of the best ways to reduce uterine inflammation and prevent excess uterine growth may be to add these important supplements to your daily diet: Progesterone (between days 8-26 of your cycle); DIM , to help rid your body of excess estrogen; Zymessence , helps dissolve excess uterine tissue before it can cause a blockage; and Pyconegenal a powerful antioxidant that helps improve egg health and quality as well as help to reduce the pain caused from endometriosis.

Fertility Massage

Fertility massage is an easy way to enhance fertility by:

  • Clearing congestion which can cause blockages in the fallopian tubes
  • Increasing circulation to the uterus
  • Ridding the uterus of stagnate blood and tissues
  • Strengthening and regulate female hormones
  • Improving communication within the endocrine system
  • Increasing cervical mucus
  • Bringing fresh oxygenated blood to female eggs
  • And more!

Sure, it may be necessary to rely on fertility drugs and IVF to conceive for some, but adding a few of these natural remedies to your conception regime can only help to increase your chances of a successful implantation. One last tip, most natural supplements and herbs should not be used in conjunction with fertility drugs or medications. It is best to use them in preparation before your procedure for at least 3 months for best results.

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