Post # 1
My husband and I have been unofficially trying to have a baby for the last 7 years, and officially trying since we got married in October 2011. I had one pregnancy (sadly ending in a MC) in August after losing 10 lbs (I was told I had PCOS and losing even 10 lbs would help) and starting acupuncture at an office who specializes in fertility.
I’ve now started treatment with a chiropractor who is helping to adjust my pelvis as well as making sure my organs are in line (a gyno told me I had a tilted uterus many years ago.) I will be starting traditional chinese medicines tomorrow as well.
So, have any of you ladies had any luck with any natural alternatives? Anything else you might recommend? I’ve given myself another year to try all these methods, before my husband and I will consider other options such as IVF.
Post # 4
Are you taking any natural herbs? I’ve seen a few out there that are supposed to help. Just a thought.
Post # 5
@Ryansgirl: Hi! This past month, I started drinking FERTILITEA to regulate my cycle. My normal cycle was 49+ days, and I ovulated at around CD33-36. After one month of drinking this tea, it looks like I’ll be ovulating CD19-23. I got my first OPK+ on CD19.
Post # 6
i have a distant cousin (who I am not close with) who does acupuncture to treat infertility.
Post # 7
I first want to say I’m so sorry you’re going through this. This journey is so tough both physically and mentally. I tried both acupunture and chiropractic sessions to help with infertility for almost a year and sadly it didn’t work. I did feel better when I went, it just didn’t do the trick. I certainly hope it works for you. I’ll PM you some other information I’ve found. Also, feel free to join us on the 1+ thread. Good luck!
Post # 8
@Kate0558: Yup, I just started taking several that my TCM doc recommended. She will put me on TCM in a couple months as well.
@NowandLater: Thanks for that…I will look into Fertilitea…My cycles are and always have been normal, and it seems that I’m ovulating so I will have to do some research to see if that would be a benefit to me.
@ajillity81: Love acupuncture. I strongly believe that is what helped us conceive the first time. Thank you 🙂
@Yellow.Clover: Thank you for your wonderful PM!
Post # 9
@Ryansgirl: Sorry you are going through this -I recently have been given the opinion that chiros are ‘no good’ by medical professionals. If you need any aligning, head to a physio instead.
Should we be flooded with BFN i wil be consulting with a naturopath
Post # 10
@Ryansgirl: There was another post on the boards earlier where I posted something similar. But have you heard of Pregnitude. It was recently recommended to me by my doctor. It’s a dietary supplement that supposedly makes a better egg and improves ovary function. Might be worth a try. You can get it behind the pharmacy counter or I think through Amazon. It has folic acid and myo-inositol (a B vitamin derivative).
Post # 11
The tilted uterus has no affect on fertility or pregnancy. Mine is pretty much backwards and flat and years ago I was told it would, turns out it’s a bit of an old wives tale. It will correct it’s tilt in your 1st semester.
Good luck, I knew an accupuncturist in OR that had many TTC clients.
Post # 12
I tried accupunture, bee pollen and TCM for 6 months. I also tried red roobios tea. sadly nothing has worked yet. Good luck I hope you have a better outcome then I did.
Post # 13
I was trying for two and half years. My DH and I decided not to seek medical help and if it happened it happened. One day my mom came over with a ton of vitamins and instructions for us both. I started them in Nov and got pregnant in Dec. We didn’t even “try” in Dec. I’m not sure if it was the vitamins but it sure seems that way!
Post # 14
@Redelie: Thanks for that reassurance! Congratulations 🙂
@lonsk: I’m sorry it hasn’t worked for you yet…Are you looking into any other treatment plans now?
@aliciapdx: Good to know!
@CocoLoco523: Thank you, I will ask my doctor about that!
Post # 15
@Ryansgirl: I’m sorry things haven’t worked yet for you either, but THEY WILL! I am currently about to start cycle 33, once we return from vacation (end of Feb) we will prepare to do an IUI with injectables and monitoring (we did 4 unsuccessful IUIs without monitoring and clomid to “boost” ovulation) I agree with @yellowclover, please join us on the 1 year + boards (newcomers tend to be our graduates so maybe we’ll bring you good luck, if not its a great supportive place!) I hope the natural route works for you soon and if it does, please share what helped in your success (I’ll try anything! -haha!)
Post # 16
@lonsk: Thank you…I didn’t know about this board so I will hop on over 🙂