How To Get Pregnant Naturally

Trying naturally

If you’re looking to read this book then you’ve most likely tried the natural route but yet to no avail. We all want the natural route to work and find it hard to believe when it doesn’t. It’s like our bodies have forsaken us at a point in our lives when we are emotionally ready to have a child. This is where couples and most often the woman, start to project manage their fertility treatment and decide what to do next.

The knowledge within this book can greatly increase your chances of having a baby naturally, if that’s where you are on your fertility journey at the moment. Read through Chapters 1-5. These will help you understand your body, your menstrual cycle, when to try and what you can do to greatly enhance your fertility. For some couples this will be enough. Others will need a helping hand with acupuncture and Chinese herbs and some will need more help with IVF.

Fertility forums

You can also get additional support from the book’s website myfertilityforum.com, where we host a range of fertility forums for women to make fertility friends and grow their support network.

How long does it take to get pregnant?

The length of time couples take to try naturally varies. For some it’s several months and for others it’s years. It’s a personal choice. Until you fall pregnant, it can often feel like the rest of your life is on hold, with holidays, weddings, etc delayed until pregnancy is achieved. This focus and pressure can negatively affect fertility by causing frustration, which can make the menstrual cycle longer and impact the normal balance of hormones.

When should I do IVF?

After some time of trying, couples can often make rash decisions to jump to IVF in an effort to finish the process and get back to their normal lives. IVF offers a ‘process’, a start and an end with a projected success rate. It’s this that allures most couples into it as trying naturally can be an open ended process. Due to the side effects of IVF, it should only be used as a last resort and not before when feelings of frustration get the better of you.

8 steps to get you pregnant

  1. Optimize your diet
  2. Optimize your lifestyle
  3. Regulate your menstrual cycle
  4. Work through suppressed emotions
  5. Take fertility supplements
  6. Regulate your exercise
  7. Regulate your work load
  8. Have acupuncture weekly

Contents page

Here's what's inside the How to Get Pregnant Naturally book

Introduction
Your fertility journey
The causes of infertility
How this book can help you
How to use this book
About the author
Choosing a practitioner
Getting the best from both medicines

Fertility Dictionary

Chapter One – The Fundamentals

Your menstrual cycle
When to have sex
Getting tested
Understanding your hormones
Understanding the components of fertility
Chinese medicine’s view of fertility
Free radicals and fertility
Understanding your immune system
Understanding how body systems interact

Chapter Three – Finding Your Chinese Medicine Diagnosis

What type am I and how do I fix it?
Qi deficiency
Blood deficiency
Qi stagnation
Liver qi stagnation
Blood stasis
Yin deficiency
Yang deficiency
Jing deficiency
Dampness
Phlegm
Excessive Yang (heat)
Excessive Yin (cold)

Chapter Four – Getting Yourself Ready

Improving your menstrual cycle
Prepping your body, mind and emotions
Controlling weight
Smoking
Painkillers
Optimizing your life
Reducing stress, building up your strength and having fun!
Reducing your exposure to chemicals
Reducing your exposure to air pollution
Reducing your exposure to heavy metals
Reducing your exposure to electromagnetic waves
Reducing estrogen in your life
Reducing your exposure to medications
Harmonizing mind, body and spirit
Fertility checklist

Chapter Five – Dietary Advice

Dietary advice
Foods that affect estrogen levels
Foods that affect progesterone levels
Foods that affect testosterone levels
Supplements
Foods for a lack of qi (energy)
Foods for a lack of blood
Foods for a lack of yin
Foods for a lack of yang
Foods for a lack of jing (essence)
Foods for excessive heat (yang)
Foods for excessive cold (yin)
Foods for dampness
Male and female diet plans