Fertility Medications and Natural Supplements

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Many women find the thought of taking fertility drugs terrifying. However, when you are desperate to get pregnant, this is an option that many women will turn to. Even with the risks of multiple births and potential cancer related to taking these drugs, many women have turned to fertility drugs when they are struggling to get pregnant. However, you may be surprised to learn that there are many options available to you that come straight from nature.

1. Clomid 

For example, Clomid is one of the most popular fertility drugs on the market today. However, there are two natural treatments that work much the same way as this drug without the dangerous side effects; Maca and Vitex.

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Maca is a popularly used natural ingredient that has been shown to help regulate and control a woman’s ovulation cycle. Not only is the health of eggs increased by adding Maca to a woman’s diet, but men have also been able to see an improvement in the quality of their sperm as well.

2. Vitex

Vitex is also a popular supplement that has ties to fertility. It helps regulate hormones without adding hormones to the body. Many women who suffer from infertility issues caused by medical issues, such as ovarian cysts, fibroids, PCOS, endometriosis and other issues have found Vitex to be extremely helpful when fighting infertility.

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3. IVF

Although we all would love to avoid fertility drugs, sometimes they are necessary when we want to have a child. Some women have found that their bodies do not function properly and they need the treatments to conceive since they are not able to do this on their own.

If you find yourself in this situation there are some things that you can do to help increase your odds of conceiving through IVF. First, before beginning IVF, it is a good idea to cleanse your body. Many of the toxins that our bodies hold onto can actually prevent us from getting pregnant.

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By ridding our bodies of these toxins before we begin an IVF treatment, you may find that the treatment is a success on the first try. It is a good idea to do this at least three months prior to having the treatment done. This will give your body the time that it needs to rid the body of all the toxins that could prevent you from getting pregnant.

Next, you need to feed your body properly. Just as you would during pregnancy, it is important to eat right while you are trying to conceive. Not only does this give you extra vitamins and nutrients to keep you healthy during the process, many of these items will help raise your odds of getting pregnant in the first place. Be sure that you are taking a quality prenatal vitamin through this time as well.

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It is also a good idea to rid your life of as much stress as possible. While some stress is avoidable, work to keep your stress to a minimum. If necessary try some new methods of stress reduction such as meditation, massage or acupuncture. Many women have found that stress plays a major role in infertility and simply by improving on this one area, they have been able to conceive.

4. Supplements available that men should take

Females are not the only ones who have issues. In fact, men can make up nearly half of the problem themselves. Because of this statistic, it is important that men take the necessary steps to ensure that their sperm is healthy and strong. There are some supplements available that men should take, such as zinc, B-12, CoQ10, folic acid and Vitamin C. Talk to your doctor for more suggestions.

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Many women struggle with infertility, so if you are going through this process, you should realize that you are not alone in the fight. Most women, after receiving treatment, are able to become pregnant quickly, but there are risks related to fertility drugs.

If you are trying to avoid taking fertility treatments, it is a good idea to study the ways that your lifestyle affects your fertility. There are some simple changes that you can make to help raise your chances of getting pregnant. For more information about how to conceive naturally, be sure to discuss your options with your doctor.

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Larissa Belanger, RN

Ms. Belanger has 20 years of experience in women's healthcare and nursing, including labor and delivery, postpartum and antenatal. She is passionate toward improving both maternal and fetal outcomes of high-risk obstetrics patients.