Assisted Fertility (IVF) Book

The natural route is made up of an understanding and awareness of your fertility with changes to your lifestyle, diet, exercise, etc which are explained in this book. Additionally, you can also use alternative therapies to enhance your fertility. The use of alternative therapies in fertility treatment is growing rapidly as people try and find solutions and ways around their fertility problems. The type of therapies used range from reflexology, homeopathy, acupuncture, hypnosis, western and Chinese herbal medicine, massage, reiki, reflexology, etc. A lot of these therapies remain unproven, yet this doesn’t mean they don’t work. A lot of western medical treatments remain unproven, but they are still used!

Finding the right alternative therapy for you is a personal search. Some people like one type whilst others find something else works better for them. In the case of Chinese medicine, a lot of people don’t like the idea of needles and therefore might prefer reflexology. This fear of needles is normally due to bad memories they have gotten after going to their doctor or hospital for a blood test. Having acupuncture isn’t the same as having a blood test. The needles are very fine. You can actually fit 20 acupuncture needles into a syringe! Unlike most alternative therapies, there has been a lot of new research into the use of acupuncture for fertility that has confirmed it’s beneficial affects upon various aspects of fertility treatment.

Trying naturally is not a waste of time or money. Research has shown that having acupuncture weekly for 9 weeks reduced the time to conception by halve. It helps to better your health and improve your fertility. If you don’t fall pregnant naturally, acupuncture will prep you for IVF and has been shown to double it’s success rates. Apart from improving your health and fertility, you are also improving the health of your offspring, as their fertility is determined in part by your health at the time of conception. This is important as second generation women born from mothers who had fertility treatment are showing inherited impaired infertility, a syndrome whereby their fertility is reduced by several years, leaving them struggling to have a child at a younger age than their mothers. This can have a knock-on effect to future generations.