Natural Fertility Treatments – What Really Works?
This article is for you if you:
- Are trying to conceive naturally
- Have been diagnosed with unexplained infertility
- Are having problems carrying to full term
- Are already going down the assisted route of IVF, ICSI or egg or sperm donation
- Are you looking for ways to boost your fertility naturally?
While conventional medicine is based on treating a symptom, natural fertility treatments work together holistically, to achieve optimum mind and body health for you and your partner.
This in turn will lead to a healthy pregnancy and birth, giving your baby the best possible start in life.
Natural fertility treatments are also generally more effective, safer and less invasive, than conventionally assisted fertility options.
Have You Heard?
There is an ever increasing body of scientific evidence that lifestyle choices, stress and exposure to toxic chemicals and environmental pollutants, are associated with infertility and miscarriage.
The study of how these factors can impact on DNA and turn genes “on” and “off” is called epigenetics.
Fiona’s Fertile Lifestyle Programmes can have a positive impact on your epigeneitcs, helping you give your baby the best start to life.
To begin your journey on an enhanced naturally fertile lifestyle, work with a natural fertility consultant. There are immediate adjustments to your lifestyle a natural fertility consultant will suggest including:
- Minimising your exposure to toxic chemicals and environmental pollutants
- Avoiding unfiltered tap water, alcohol, caffeine and smoking
- Eating an optimal fertility diet: A fertility diet should be as fresh as possible and organic. Key elements are; good quality protein and nutrient dense sources of food, use of good fats such as coconut and unpressed virgin olive oils. Avoid fizzy drinks, sugar and sugary foods, processed foods, gluten and dairy altogether. The fertility diet is about what to avoid as much as it is about what to include
Natural fertility consultants can offer preconception programmes to:
- Optimise the quality of your eggs and sperm
- Prepare your body for pregnancy
- Maximise the success rate if you do need to undertake medical procedures like IVF
Such programmes employ natural fertility treatments as part of a renewed lifestyle strategy, helping you to approach fertility in a refreshingly empowered way, while detoxing both your mind and body.
What are the most successful fertility treatments?
Fertility cleanses are for you and your partner. They help to reduce the impacts of bad lifestyle choices and prepare the body for healthy conception. Fertility cleansing also supports hormonal balance and enhances the natural detoxification of environmental toxins. Recommended cleanses can be found in a Fertility Recipe Book, which you can purchase via the online shop.
Acupuncture helps improve blood supply to the reproductive organs, stimulate hormones, regulate ovulation and decrease stress — all of which may help increase your chances of getting pregnant. Acupuncture is one of the most popular natural fertility treatments — and is not just for women – for men, it may increase sperm quality and count. If you are undertaking IVF or any assisted fertility treatment, speak to your traditional medicine specialist, to advise them of your acupuncture treatment plan.
Don’t have an acupuncturist? We do! Our male and female team of acupuncturists are on hand to help you, see here
Energy Field Healing and Balancing
Trying to conceive can take you on a rollercoaster of feelings and emotions.
You may be left traumatised by a recent assisted fertility treatment which ended in disappointment and a battering to your confidence.
Your emotions may be out of control and you may experience extreme mood changes.
Quan Yin Energy Field Healing and Balancing works by helping you release from the hardships of life as well as restore nutrition, energy, emotional harmony and wellbeing.
The sessions are designed to help you recover from trauma of any kind and are especially beneficial if you have failed IVF or are feeling a bit flat whilst trying to conceive.
The Energy Field Healing and Balancing treatments are relaxing and revitalising, your body goes into healing mode thus facilitating faster fertility success on your conscious journey to parenthood. (Read more…)
Fertility Self Massage
Fertility Self Massage is a very effective way to boost your fertility naturally and help reduce the effects of infertility.
Techniques to massage your abdominal and reproductive organs benefit the body in many ways including:
- Increased circulation to the uterus, ovaries and eggs
- Increased fresh oxygenated blood to the reproductive system
- Relieving stress
- Improved digestion
- Higher levels of energy
The mind is a powerful tool… one you should be using daily to support your fertility journey.
Science has shown that thoughts and emotions also have an effect on your physical body, including your fertility. Fill your mind with good things every day and help reduce the stress that is affecting your fertility.
Natural treatments which have been found to be effective in reducing stress and enhancing energy levels include:
- Specific meditation techniques
- Specific mindfulness techniques
- Specific manifestation techniques
Meditation is a process that balances concentration with letting go. Creating balance in the body can be further enhanced by creating balance in thinking.
Decreasing negative thoughts and excessive worry will help restore emotional and physical balance and ensure that these changes are maintained.
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At Awakening Fertility we teach you techniques to breathe away stress and you can learn how to breathe for fertility and pregnancy.
We also help you to find the meditation that works best for you, from a host of techniques, choose the one you prefer and deepen your practice.
Mindful meditation gives you permission to be fully present in each arising moment, thereby achieving a new understanding. Everything but the present is ruled by either memory of the past or imagination of the future. This is a very important point for those trying to conceive.
Your fertility journey can be blocked by past disappointments and future fears and hopes, so that the present is difficult to deal with.
Focusing on the breath and awareness helps create the “now” which is at the same time peaceful and healing.
Do you want to identify and resolve issues which may be preventing conception (unconscious or conscious resistance)?
You can learn creative visualisation techniques and to manifest stillness, peace, mental clarity, pain relief, fertility, and improved health, see how
QiYoga® – Fertility Yoga
It is important to keep your body fit as well as healthy when TTC or pregnant. It is equally important to do an exercise you enjoy otherwise if you exercise because you have to (and not because you enjoy it), it drains your energy.
When you do things you enjoy it means you are managing stress (keeping the effects of stress at bay) as well as improving blood circulation and releasing feel good hormones (called endorphins).
QiYoga®, is a specialised form of yoga especially for fertility, it is a combination of Hatha Yoga and Qigong. Qi” in “QiYoga” that works the “Qi” of the body, bringing the body’s energy systems back to balance and health.
Regular forms of yoga will not get the results that QiYoga® achieves. QiYoga® nourishes the sex organs as well as promotes healing for the whole reproductive system the digestive system and spinal column. These areas of the body are nourished by increased blood flow and movements that massage these areas.
As an added bonus, you can continue to exercise with QiYoga® even when you fall pregnant, keeping yourself protected from any transitional stress.
Traditional Chinese Medicine
Chinese herbs have a long history of use in aiding fertility. Records indicating herbal treatment of infertility and miscarriage date back to 200 A.D., including mention of formulas that are still used for those purposes today.
The process starts with a classic Chinese health assessment and results in a “prescription” of herbs to suit your particular fertility situation.
You can take Chinese herbs in powder form and not spend time brewing a foul tasting concoction with our in-house Chinese Herbalist, Kate. (Contact Kate)
If you are undergoing IVF or any traditional fertility treatment, don’t take any herbs without discussing first with your traditional medicine specialist.
It’s easy to believe that infertility treatment is strictly a modern day science, made possible solely through the courtesy of high-tech medicine.
But as good as modern science is, many couples trying to get pregnant find themselves turning to traditional natural fertility treatments as stand-alone or complementary therapies.
Adopting a series of integrated natural treatments and lifestyle changes, enhances your health and so increases your chances of conception and pregnancy.
Fiona Kacz-Boulton is a Fertility Specialist
(An expert in her field since 2007) and leader in fertility yoga – inspiring people to evolve on their conscious journey to parenthood.
Founder of Awakening Fertility – Harley Street and Clapham, London.
- Fertility Coach
- Fertility Support Group Co-ordinator for Harley Street Fertility Clinic and Infertility Network UK
- Nutrition Counsellor
- Public Speaker
- QiYoga® Founder
- Fertility Yoga Teacher Trainer (RYS 200)
- Fertile Lifestyle Motivator
- Fertility Support Group Facilitator
- Fertility Practitioner Training Co-ordinator
Through her coaching programmes, Fiona helps navigate major transitions to detox your mind (and body) to help you effectively ‘think yourself fertile.’
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With founder of Awakening Fertility, Fiona Kacz-Boulton here
Other Topics Worth Reading:
- Keeping on The Positive Path, Despite Setbacks – Read here
- Meditation, Mindfulness and Relaxation for Fertility – Read here
- Avoid Toxins for Fertility – Read here
- Detoxifying for Fertility – Read here
- Fertility Supplements – DHEA and CoQ10 for your Fertility? – Read here
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