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Fertility Secrets?

I am always impressed with the wealth of knowledge of participants on this forum, so I am looking for suggestions.
Our culture encourages women to make a career and postpone having children until later. As a result, women learn too late that our 40s are not the optimal time to conceive. Many of us thought because we were healthy, there wouldn't be a problem. What many people don't know is that it is nearly impossible (docs say less than 2%) to get pregnant in our mid-40s.

Does anyone know of natural ways to increase fertility for older women?



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deacon's picture

is the lack of

fertility the male or female?
both can cause the same deal
i see by the post the dr
says females have a lesser chance
but is it for the woman getting older
the man getting older,or both?
deacon

If we deny truth before your very eyes,then the rest of what we have to say,is of little consequence

JustLiberty4US's picture

In my case, we are both in

In my case, we are both in our early to mid-forties. I should also mention we have two healthy children, so I am fairly sure that the lack of success to conceive over the last two years is age related.

I use chicken and cow manure.

Makes my soil really fertile.

Ooops, I thought I was on the gardening thread.

That's easy. Just do the wild thing more often!

That's easy. Just do the wild thing more often!

Seriously, listen to Dr. Wallach's show and podcasts on GCN.

http://www.gcnlive.com/programs/deadDoctors/

If you listen real time to his show, you could call in and ask his advice. Also get his book 'Dead Doctors Don't Lie'. This can help with this issue and many others.

Resist the temptation to feed the trolls.

JustLiberty4US's picture

Frequency is not the issue. :

Frequency is not the issue. : )

Thanks, I'll listen to the website later tonight.

Some things I tried and may have helped

If you have low back problems look to chiropractic (I would look for one that does the Gonstead technique).
As soon as we gave up on the worry and trying it happened for us.
I took Chaste tree (herb), and it may or may not have helped--- and it may or may not have given me twins.
And third ask friends and family to pray. I may have had too many people praying bc I ended up with twins! ;)
Third, remember you can be happy no matter how it turns out. This was something I came to right b4 I got pregnant.
Life is a beautiful thing, even without having your own biological children. And adoption is being a mother--- equally to having them form in your belly.
Good luck on your journey. I wish you all the best.

not medical advice!

some friends around that age seem to think maca root helped tremendously to get pregnant.

i'm a little sceptical - but they swear by it. might be something you want to research further.

Doppleganger posts...

below.

;)

not sure if this works or not

Well, I really don't know if this would help or not. But my younger sister (in her mid thirties) has been trying to get pregnant unsuccessfully for almost 3 years. About 2 months ago she added hemp seed oil to her diet, the kind you buy in a health food store, not weed, and she is now 6 weeks pregnant. She bought capsules and took them and also replaced some of the olive oil in her salad dressing with it. I don't know for certain that it was the hemp seed oil, but its the only change she made.

We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men. ~ George Orwell

Well, I really don't know if

Well, I really don't know if this would help or not. But my younger sister (in her mid thirties) has been trying to get pregnant unsuccessfully for almost 3 years. About 2 months ago she added hemp seed oil to her diet, the kind you buy in a health food store, not weed, and she is now 6 weeks pregnant. She bought capsules and took them and also replaced some of the olive oil in her salad dressing with it. I don't know for certain that it was the hemp seed oil, but its the only change she made.

We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men. ~ George Orwell

Buy a new 2 seat ragtop sportscar

Works every time.....

Start looking at natural remedies:

http://www.livestrong.com/article/435751-vitex-for-fertility...

The law cannot make a wicked person virtuous…God’s grace alone can accomplish such a thing.
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My wife and I have been there and done that ...

and have been blessed with three beauties.

Basal thermometer and a log book will be your best friends for the next couple of years.

Good Luck and God Bless.

P.S. It took us two years. 20 months of extreme stress. We gave up, relaxed, started looking into adoption, and then it happened.

JustLiberty4US's picture

Congratulations! There must

Congratulations! There must be truth to what you are saying; others have told me the same thing. I think it has to do with acceptance and just relaxing. We've tried that too and are pretty accepting of the outcome. I thought to give it one last shot with herbs and nutrition.

I think you are missing the important part.

Your wife needs to take her temperature at the same time, every night for the rest of your procreation life.

You can pinpoint ovulation to within a few hours.

It maximizes your chances.

After we gave up. We never stopped doing this.

It was actually a comfort to both of us and it became an extremely intimate minute or two for both of us every single night.

God Bless.

JustLiberty4US's picture

I'm confused. What do you

I'm confused. What do you mean,"after we gave up." You have three children now, right?

After 20 months ...

we gave up trying and we were going to adopt.

But we still spent a few minutes everynight taking her temperature.

I became extremely familiar with my wife.

I could predict moods. We dialogued every night.

And we still tried to get pregnant, but we were not uptight about it. We came to terms with the fact that there was more than one way to have kids.

Four months later, we conceived and we had another 2 years later, and another 2 years after that.