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WHAT'S SHE GOT THAT I DONT? PREGNANCY JEALOUSY

Pregnancy Over 40, Trying To Conceive Over 40 - Dealing With Others If you're struggling with infertility, you know those awful feelings of being left behind when someone else announces their pregnancy. Even after my successful pregnancy, I still get slightly irritated with people who take their pregnancy for granted. I recall once, an extended family member who knew of my six year journey through infertility and miscarriage, announced her pregnancy at a family gathering. She went...
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HOW YOUR UTERUS HELPS WITH CONCEPTION

We all know that a fertilized egg needs to implant in the uterus and that the uterine lining needs to be thick and nourishing. However, according to this article, the uterus also engages in a series of contractions which helps sperm get where they need to go. Read more:Babies are made when a mature egg pops off of the ovary and then slides into the fallopian tube. If the woman has had sex, the ovary might meet a sperm high up in the fallopian tube, and this might Click here for F...
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FERTILITY SALAD RECIPE TO REGULATE HORMONES

I had daily salads when I was trying to conceive. Not only are they great for your overall health, but there a number of vegetables that can enhance fertility by providing antioxidants, vitamins, fiber and other hormone regulating nutrients. They are also quick and easy to make because they don't require cooking. Fertility Salad Recipe Start with red (purple) cabbage. This is a great hormone regulator because it is loaded with phytoestrogens and antioxidants. Cut it in half and...
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AYURVEDA AND CHINESE MEDICINE FOR FERTILITY

HOW CAN AYURVEDA AND TCM HELP YOU GET PREGNANT? Do you know the difference between Ayurveda and TCM? When I was trying to conceive, I used elements of TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) and Ayurveda, and I consulted with an acupuncturist who did a few trial treatments on me. She also taught me a little bit about what type of foods I should be eating for my "constitution". This guest post gives some of the basics about TCM and Ayurveda and how they may enhance your health and fert...
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PROOF THAT STRESS CAUSES INFERTILITY

 Stress Hormones and Fertility:  Stress May Prevent Release Of GnRH We all know that stress can impact fertility. Fight or flight responses affect hormones and so on. But another hormone, GnRH is also affected and a lack of this hormone prevents other hormones from releasing at the right time. Gonadotropin-Inhibitory Hormone can prevent the release of GNRH and it has a connection with stress.  We've all probably heard of cortisol as the stress hormone, but this article talks abou...
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VITAMIN D IS ESSENTIAL FOR FERTILITY

Pregnancy Over 40 with Sunshine and Vitamin D I've done numerous posts about how sunshine can help you conceive. It can help regulate your body because the light dark cycle can maintain normal circadian rhythms and, as this article talks about it promotes the production of vitamin D:The findings mean that some couples may be undergoing unnecessary and costly fertility treatment when spending time in the sun could be the answer.For women, vitamin D helps boost levels of the female sex...
Tags: Health, Vitamin D, Infertility, Sandy Robertson, European Journal of Endocrinology


FENG SHUI TIPS FOR GETTING PREGNANT

Pregnancy Over 40, Try Feng Shui! I've written before about feng shui for fertility and this article has some new suggestions for what to place in the bedroom and how to arrange furniture.At first, I didn't know if I believed in feng shui, but the more I read about it, it makes sense that energy can be blocked by furniture placement, clutter and so on.  Read more: Feng Shui Amethyst Bracelet for Fertility Feng Shui to improve fertility luck and help conceive babiesThe fol...
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ACUPRESSURE TO GET PREGNANT, PERFORM ON YOURSELF!

How to Use Acupressure For Infertility Treatment Guest Post By Eddy Wai KKAcupressure, a variety of Chinese medicine, is a traditional method of transmitting force all through the body to cure and to lessen the pain. While it is more conventionally recognized in healing, acupressure can be also as a treatment for infertility.There are a lot of medicinal treatments that can be used to help out a couple to conceive. Several citizens also have illustrated success in using acupressure w...
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GETTING PREGNANT, LET GO AND SEE WHAT HAPPENS!

If you're the religious type, I'm sure you've heard, "Let go and Let God".  If you're not the religious type, you probably realize that when you quite trying so hard, that's when things fall into place.  I wish I had a dollar for every time I heard someone say the "Let go..." phrase! When I ran a support group for my local infertility organization, practically every woman in the group who got pregnant said that very thing.Infertility chips away at your self esteem and it makes you b...
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FATHER'S DAY WITH INFERTILITY

FATHER'S DAY: HOW MEN HANDLE INFERTILITY We all know that it takes two to get pregnant and society is now recognizing the importance of fathers for families and kids.  Single parent homes (which are usually headed up by women) generally have higher poverty rates and kids who perform lower in school and have more behavioral problems.  I often forget how much my husband helped me through all the rough times...not just infertility, but also having a successful pregnancy and how my hu...
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CAFFEINE IN MEN AND WOMEN MAY CAUSE INFERTILITY AND MISCARRIAGE

I think most of us have heard by now that caffeine is a "bad guy" when it comes to your fertility and during pregnancy.  However, this is the first study I've read that shows a possible association between men, caffeine and miscarriage.  Read more:from the article:Both male and female consumption of more than two caffeinated beverages a day also was associated with an increased hazard ratio: 1.74 for females and 1.73 for males. Earlier studies, the authors noted, have documented increased ...
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HEAVY EXERCISE: BAD FOR FERTILITY AND EARLY PREGNANCY

Pregnancy and Fertility - Go Easy On Exercise  I have always suspected that too much exercise will not only affect your ability to get pregnant, but also your ability to stay pregnant (especially in early pregnancy). I actually address this in my book. I don't know the science behind it, but it just makes logical sense to me that if your body is bouncing around with high impact exercise, it would be harder for an embryo to "take hold" and implant the way it should. So many sour...
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IS PROGESTERONE SUPPLEMENTATION SAFE FOR FERTILITY AND PREGNANCY?

Does Progesterone Decrease The Risk Of Miscarriage? I recall having my progesterone tested when I was going through fertility treatments. It did test a little low on the last half on my cycle. When I underwent fertility treatments, I received progesterone shots, but I miscarried anyway.When I finally got pregnant with my daughter, I was somehow able to carry my pregnancy to term with no medical intervention. I guess that's one illustration why progesterone supplementation is controver...
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40 YEAR OLD HAS NATURAL CONCEPTION OF TRIPLETS AFTER MISCARRIAGES

Natural Conception After Infertility and Miscarriage Wow, what a great story. A woman who experienced infertility and miscarriage spontaneously conceived identical triplets.What's even more amazing, a different 46 year old woman also naturally conceived triplets and had them at the same hospital just months earlier. Sounds like there's some pretty fertile women in their Fertility Necklaces, religious themes and more 40's out there! Read more:The couple, from Traveston in the Su...
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DOES VITAMIN E CONTRIBUTE TO STILLBIRTH?

Pregnancy Loss, Miscarriage, Stillbirth With Vitamin EI've always been an advocate of taking vitamin E because I've heard it referred to as "vitamin everything" since it is good for your overall health. However, this article discusses why you might want to discontinue vitamin E when you become pregnant. It may be associated with a higher rate of stillbirth. Read more :Concern over vitamin E, an anti-oxidant found naturally in foods including nuts, vegetable oil and Fertility Bodywork Vid...
Tags: Health, London, Australia, Infertility, New England Journal of Medicine, Sandy Robertson, St Thomas Hospital, EbookThe Department of Health


CO-Q10 CAN HELP WITH FERTILITY AND PREGNANCY

COQ10 is used by living cells to process energy and function. It helps to turn the energy we consume from carbohydrates into adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the form of energy our cells can actually use to carry out many critical functions in the body. is essential for healthy metabolism, bones, and neurological and muscle functioning.CoQ10 also functions as an antioxidant with vitamins E and C and selenium to help prevent free radical damage to our cells.  So how can this antioxidant ...
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ARE YOU MORE FERTILE AFTER MISCARRIAGE? EASIER TO GET PREGNANT?

ARE YOU MORE FERTILE AFTER A MISCARRIAGE? Are you more fertile after a miscarriage? Many women wonder when they will start ovulating again after a miscarriage and when their fertility will return to normal. Recent research has shown that there is no need to wait to try to get pregnant again after a miscarriage (unless there was surgery or medications involved.) However, many women wonder if their chances of getting pregnant again may actually be better and if they are more fertile....
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HOW TO HAVE A NATURAL MISCARRIAGE (NO D&C)

Much has been written about how to have a natural miscarriage. Is there any way to encourage your body to expel a miscarriage? I had six miscarriages before I had my daughter. Of course you want to try again, but it can take quite a while for the pregnancy to expel from your body. I thought it would be helpful to share the information I have gathered on how to have a natural miscarriage. As always, you should check with your doctor to confirm that your pregnancy is not viable (baby...
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10 THINGS YOU MAY NOT KNOW ABOUT MISCARRIAGE

TEN THINGS (AND MORE) YOU MAY NOT KNOW ABOUT MISCARRIAGE Are you over 40 and have you had a miscarriage or are you experiencing recurrent miscarriage? There are some misconceptions about pregnancy loss. Many women haven't ever gone through a miscarriage so when they have one, they rely on what they have heard which many times isn't accurate or may not be applicable in their case.  Here are some things I wished I had known or that I learned after having so many miscarriages of my ...
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DETOXIFY YOUR BODY BEFORE CONCEPTION TO GET PREGNANT

Pregnancy Over 40, Trying To Conceive Over 40 No big surprise here. You have a huge influence on the future health of your child from the time of conception.  I've heard that you should start preparing for pregnancy up to 3 months before conception.Here is an article that explains how your physical health influences your child's IQ, weight, and general health.Continued below: You Can Get Pregnant Over 40 Naturally Paperback or Ebook, click here From the article:The lives of futur...
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DOES FERTILITY JEWELRY WORK? YES!

My Fertility Shop has some new fertility jewelry so I thought I'd do a post today about the symbols and stones that are thought to help women conceive.Rose Quartz:  This is thought to be a stone of healing.  It is also thought to carry feminine energy Elephant Fertility Bracelet and and it targets the heart chakra.  It is a stone of vitality, energy and fertility.Amethyst: This beautiful stone is thought to stimulate the endocrine glands which can help with hormonal balance.  ...
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LIGHT CAN HELP YOU OVULATE

Pregnancy Over 40, The Light/Dark Connection I frequently write about the importance of sleep and paying attention to the balance between light and dark on your body's cycle. This article does a good job of explaining the importance of light during the day and the earth's natural rhythms. Read more:When you are in sync with the earth's natural rhythms and cycles you can boost your fertility. If you work against nature's rhythms as many of us do, then you may be harming your del...
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DHEA FOR FERTILITY AND INCREASING CHANCE OF PREGNANCY

DHEA (Dehydroepiandrosterone, also known as androstenolone) and Your Egg Quality DHEA is not to be confused with DHA which can also be important for fertility.  DHEA is talked about in the literature as a supplement to use to improve egg quality.    I did not know about DHEA when I was trying to conceive, but I thought it was worth mentioning it here since studies seem to support its effectiveness. It is a steroid hormone which is produced by your adrenal gland. It is usually at it...
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47 YEAR OLD DIDN'T KNOW SHE WAS PREGNANT HAS BABY

Here is another heartwarming story of an "older" couple who just happened to get pregnant out of nowhere.  There is so much information on how hard it is to get pregnant over 40, that women, especially in their late 40's don't even consider the possibility!  That's why the women in this story, Judy Brown never considered that the changes in her body were due to a pregnancy.  She gave birth without even knowing she was pregnant.  Read more: Fertility necklaces, many styles, cli...
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BEE POLLEN FOR FERTILITY AND GETTING PREGNANT

GETTING PREGNANT WITH BEE POLLEN AND ROYAL JELLY Bees are such amazing creatures and so are the substances that they produce. Bee pollen contains almost all the nutrients that humans need. You may be thinking that bee pollen and royal jelly are strange things for humans to consume. However, if you are trying to conceive, these products can enhance fertility in both men and women. For women, they may help regulate cycles, improve egg quality and even help with PMS. In men, they ca...
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HIGH PROTEIN DIETS MAY HINDER CONCEPTION AND PREGNANCY

If You Want To Get Pregnant, Eat Protein In Moderation I was a vegetarian for many years, but when I started trying to get pregnant, I decided to start eating Meditation and Visualization for pregnancy click here meat because I had read that vegetarians might have hormonal levels that may not encourage conception.Even after I started eating meat, I only had it in moderation. Usually the meat was part of a dish or part of a casserole. To this day, I rarely sit down and eat ...
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REFLEXOLOGY TO GET PREGNANT SUCCESS STORY

How I Became Pregnant With Holistic Health TreatmentsBy Carolan B DeaconBarefoot to Baby- How Reflexology Helped a Childless Couple Become ParentsWhen I first heard the tick-tock of my biological clock turn into a clang, I had been married to Dennis exactly one day. One day was all it took for me to decide it was time to get pregnant. My sweet, handsome husband is the man that I dreamed of marrying for years before actually meeting him. I couldn't wait to have our child to cherish together!...
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HOW I CHANGED MY BODY TO CONCEIVE AND HAVE A BABY AT 44

I've often wondered how much we control our "body chemistry". Now, I certainly don't want to give anyone the impression that I'm a medical professional or anything remotely resembling a biologist, but I must say, somewhere along the line I changed my body chemistry. I tried for many years to get pregnant. First I couldn't get pregnant at all, then when I did, I continually miscarried. I had six miscarriages in all (two were ectopics). After being labeled a "habitual aborter" (th...
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WHY DID SHE GET PREGNANT BEFORE ME?

Trying To Get Pregnant Over 40, Jealousy Toward Pregnant Women Excuse my poor grammar, but that was a question I used to ask myself all the time. I would see pregnant women or I would hear of friends, family, etc. getting pregnant. I would always wonder, "What's she got that I don't?"Your self esteem takes a beating when you can't conceive or if you get pregnant only to miscarry or miscarry repeatedly. You start to wonder if this is your punishment for leading a bad life, or if you're ...
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NATURAL CONCEPTION OVER 40 IS QUITE COMMON

Pregnancy Over 40, IVF May Not Be Necessary When I ran an infertility support group, I personally knew a number of women who conceived between treatment cycles.  As a matter of fact, I would venture to guess that there were equal numbers of spontaneous pregnancies and assisted reproduction pregnancies in all of these supposedly infertile women. This article seems to confirm my observation. Read more:From the article:With 37% of patients undergoing fertility workups falling pregn...
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