Fertility is a factor for many people and the good news is that you don’t have to rely on standard medicine treatments if you should have trouble falling pregnant. There are plenty of natural fertility treatment options available that are non invasive and highly effective which are outlined below.
Homeopathy & Fertility:
Homoeopathy can be used to treat the causes of both male and female infertility. It is effective because it improves the person’s overall health, including their reproductive health.
For female infertility the following may be helpful:
Sepia 6c–for irregular or absent ovulation.
Sabina 6c–for women that have experience recurrent miscarriages.
Aurum–for low sex drive and depression.
Phosphorus–for anxiety and stress contributing to infertility.
Silica–used to boost the immune system to aid chances of falling pregnant.
For male infertility, the following may help:
Sepia 6c–for a low sex drive that is contributing to difficulty falling pregnant.
Medorrhinum–can help to treat impotence.
As well as being great for fertility treatment, homoeopathy can also alleviate pregnancy symptoms such as morning sickness, back aches, heartburn, and cramps.
Flower Essences & Fertility:
She Oak–reduces stress caused by fertility issues and improves hormonal imbalances.
White Chestnut–promotes positive thinking.
Vervain–calms anxiety and hypertension.
Wisteria–promotes feelings of sensuality and calmness.
Aspen–reduces anticipation and anxiety, thus helping with stress, and promoting better overall reproductive health.
Herbal Medicine & Fertility:
Chaste tree berry–reduces hormonal imbalances and stimulates the action of the pituitary gland, which increases progesterone and luteinising hormone production, helping to regulate the menstrual cycle.
Dong Quai–balances estrogen and regulates menstrual cycles. It can also improve implantation of the egg for women with autoimmune problems. However, it should not be used during menstruation.
False unicorn root–improves reproductive health and has a normalising effect on the ovaries.
Wild yam–increases the production of progesterone, thus increasing your chances of pregnancy. It should be taken after ovulation occurs, not before.
Always consult with your medical professional about the herbs that you are taking, as some are unsafe to use. For example, Ginseng is particularly dangerous during pregnancy. Black and Blue Cohosh are commonly used to improve fertility but they should not be taken when trying to get pregnant or when there is the chance that an egg has been fertilised as they are uterine tonics that cause contractions and have adverse effects on implantation.
Naturopathy & Fertility:
Naturopathy can help with male and female infertility as it improves overall health through diet, exercise and a healthy attitude, all of which are crucial to reproductive health.
A high consumption of minerals such as zinc and vitamins such as vitamin A helps to alleviate fertility problems as these help to regulate hormones. Caffeine is discouraged as it has been linked to infertility and alcohol is also limited as it affects prolactin, which plays an important role in the regulation of the menstrual cycle.
Smoking is discouraged as it reduces blood flow to the cervix as well as to the cilia (the tiny hair-like structures at the end of the fallopian tubes that direct the egg to the uterus), both of which can reduce the chances of pregnancy. Regular exercise is important as it promotes a healthy weight which is crucial for pregnancy.
Naturopathy also discourages exposure to toxins as they affect progesterone and oestrogen levels, contributing to both male and female infertility. It is also advisable for both partners to do a 1-3 month detox prior to conception to improve egg and sperm health and to optimise reproductive function.