Many women assume that getting pregnant will be fairly easy once they start to try. Unfortunately, infertility is a growing problem. We read about women in their 30's and 40's who are unable to get pregnant, but infertility also affects women in their 20's as well. Doctor's immediately start to focus on drugs and expensive procedures to help these women conceive. Women who are unwilling to use drugs as a first step or who have been using drugs and technology and have been unsuccessful, should not give up. Fertility herbs are a time tested way to increase a woman's fertility and regulate ovulation and female hormones in order to conceive.
Fertility Herbs are not as concentrated as the chemical drugs proscribed by doctors. You should expect regular daily use to increase fertility gradually over a period of two to three months. In women older than thirty the time period may extend to six months or more.
1) Healthy Habits: Before starting fertility herbs, women should make sure their habits are conducive to having a baby. Alcohol, cigarettes, and fatty foods are the first things that must go. Mild exercise helps get the blood flowing and can help reduce weight which may be stopping you from conceiving.
2) Physical Signs: Get to know your body. In order to use the correct herbs for infertility, it is helpful to have some idea of the problem you are trying to correct. Chart your temperatures to find out whether you ovulate, whether your luteal phase is too short, and which hormones could be a problem for you. There are many books that can help you start this easy process that I can recommend.
The great thing about fertility herbs is that they help improve the overall health of your body at the same time as they naturally increase your ability to conceive. Some of the most common and helpful herbs and how to prepare them are listed below but there are many more that have been researched and combined to improve their effect on the reproductive system.
1) Red Clover Blossom:
This herb has a high vitamin content which is valuable to the uterus. It's high protein content benefits the whole body. It's also quite high in calcium & magnesium which relax the nervous system and help promote fertility. This herb contains nearly every trace mineral needed by the glands. Daily use can help balance hormonal functioning which is necessary for a successful pregnancy.
Preparation: Drink 1 or more cups of infusion in a tea daily for several months. If you can't gather your own clover flowers, you can buy the dried blossoms by the pound from a reputable source and add to your daily infusions.
2) Rasberry Leaf:
This is probably the most popular of all fertility herbs. It is a well known uterine tonic and is very high in calcium. It's fertility promoting effects are most useful when combined with Red Clover in a daily tea infusion.
3) Chasteberry or Vitex
Chasteberry is an amazing, and powerful, fertility herb that works with your body to regulate hormonal imbalances. Hormonal imbalances are believed to account for the majority of infertility cases world wide. This is a popular fertility herb in the East that has been taken for centuries. Vitex can help regulate your body's hormones which in turn will stabilize and regulate the reproductive system.
4) Dong Quai
Dong Quai is made up of Chinese blood building herbs. The way that Dong Quai works is by supporting the blood and promoting blood flow to the pelvis which can help with a wide array of fertility issues such irregular periods. Studies involving this herb have shown that the herb helps build a healthy uterine lining.
For best results, herbalists suggest using this herb in tincture form during the days between ovulation and menstruation only.
There are many more fertility herbs that can be used to increase fertility and your likelihood of getting pregnant. Please consult your doctor if you are also taking fertility drugs as the interaction of drugs and herbs can be dangerous. For more information about different herbs, combinations of herbs and fertility blends, please visit the website before for more information.