infertility

3 surprising reasons you might not be getting pregnant 

Infertility affects approximately 6.7 million women in the United States and if you’re trying to get pregnant, you know how disappointing it can be every month to get a negative pregnancy test. But before assuming that in vitro fertilization (IVF) may be your only option which its not , it’s important to prepare your body at least 3 months prior but also  rule out some of the very common and —and often treatable—causes of infertility.  

Here are  three possible reasons why you might be struggling to get pregnant and what you might want to do about it 

1. You don’t ovulate.
Polycystic ovary syndrome, which can cause irregular menstrual cycles and an increase in male hormones, affects about  10 percent of women and is one of the most common reasons women don’t ovulate. In addition, being overweight, obese or underweight, as well as having a thyroid imbalance, can affect ovulation.  
What to do: If you already know you don’t ovulate, talk to your acupuncturist. Most of the time PCOS can be treated effectively with proper nutrition,  acupuncture and herbs.

2. It’s his problem.
Male factor infertility is responsible for up to a third of infertility cases. If your guy is overweight, obese or a smoker, it could be affecting your chances of getting pregnant.  

What to do: See your doctor and have your partner lose weight and quit smoking . Remember you pass on everything to your child.  

3. Your fallopian tubes are blocked.
When the fallopian tubes are blocked or damaged, tubal factor, which accounts for about 35 percent of infertility, occurs. Tubal factor infertility can be caused by a previous surgery, endometriosis or an STD. “Sexually transmitted diseases, especially chlamydia, years later will contribute to tubal factor infertility,” Hirshfeld-Cytron said.
What to do: “We have to make sure that the tubes are open, otherwise there’s no way for sperm and egg to communicate,”  Ask your doctor  to  screen  you  for tube blockages . 

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4 Inflammatory Foods That Might Be Preventing You From Getting Pregnant.

Let food be our medicine!

 High inflammatory foods cause hormonal to become imbalances, they can also spike your insulting and good sugar, as well as lower immunity. 

Are You Ready?

 #1 – Sugar. It spikes your insulin  levels and is the  reason behind your cravings, irritability and mood swings.  This is processed foods such as  baked goods, candy & fruit juices
 

#2 – Wheat. The problem with our wheat today is that it is hybridized. It is NOT produced in a traditional way. it also contains pesticides. Wheat is an inflammatory food. 
 

#3 – Dairy. Dairy is a  common food sensitivity. Aside from the antibiotics and hormones which you are eating and drinking, dairy contains a protein called A1 casein. This protein is inflammatory & over stimulates your immune system.. 
 

#4 – Vegetable Oils. Soy, corn, canola, cottonseed, safflower and sunflower oils are inexpensive and  contain toxic trans fats and are highly inflammatory. They also increase your Omega 6 fatty acids which are important but too many Omega 6’s will throw off the balance to Omega 3’s which are anti-inflammatory. You need Omega 3's for healthy hormones. Replace these oils with avocado oil,  grass fed butter, ghee, coconut oil,  and olive oil. 

You are what you east- A diet in whole foods, organic protein, and vegetables will create an healthy environment for your to become pregnant
 

Acupuncture to Enhance your IVF Process.

Acupuncture plays an important role when trying to conceive in a busy world.

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Experience Matters :

We have helped 1000s of women and couples get pregnant. 
Our experience, as well as research, suggest that the effect of acupuncture treatments are typically cumulative. We usually recommend a minimum of  eight -twelve sessions.

Your Practitioner Will Get to Know You  Well
Your care will be entrusted to a highly experienced Licensed Acupuncturist who will take the time to learn about your medical history and lifestyle. Your Practitioner will then make observational diagnoses and help you create a Plan of Action.

How Everything Proceeds

  • Besides weekly visit at least a month or two prior, we also recommend at least two months after  insemination and possibly throughout pregnancy. 
  • Also recommended treatments are Pre- and post-embryo transfer

Benefits

  • Reduces stress  & anxiety  Stress can caue  infertility 
  • enhances circulation to the uterus and cervix 
  • regulates menstrual cycles and balance hormonal levels 
  • FOR MEN aids increasing sperm count, sperm quality and health 
  • improves success rate  of IVF from 40-60%