Many women that have been diagnosed with female infertility are desperate to find treatment or a cure that will enable them to have babies. I have heard from and read of women that have submitted to a barrage of embarrassing tests to try and pinpoint the cause of their infertility, so the doctor could provide a treatment.
Female Infertility Treatment – Medical Options
Depending on if your doctor can find a definite scientific cause for you infertility, various courses of treatment may be offered to you. Fertility drugs are prescribed to cause ovulation, hormone balancing drugs are prescribed to even out hormone imbalances and surgery is often recommended to infertility treatment improve physical conditions such as endometriosis. The side effects of drug therapy have resulted in some true horror stories for the women seeking a female infertility treatment. Most women that I have spoken to, decided to discontinue their drug therapy despite the possible benefits, because they felt that it was doing them more harm than good.
Other women have found that in attempting to talk about nutritional, emotional and psychological factors as affecting their infertility, with their doctors; they experienced negative responses. It seems that a lot of the medical community preoccupies itself with treating the symptoms of female infertility, rather than the causes.
If you are seeking to address your personal female infertility treatment from a more holistic point of view, then there are many practitioners of alternative medicine (including those that specialize in infertility, conception and pregnancy) that address all aspects (physical, nutritional, emotional and psychological factors)of female infertility treatment.
Female infertility treatment – alternative treatments
Many women have been able to overcome their infertility issues using techniques that range from changes to their diet and exercise regime, to steering clear of exposure to certain chemical and environmental influences. Here are some of the alternative female infertility treatments that have proven successful for other women:
* Nutrition for Fertility – you body requires certain vitamins and minerals in order for it to function to the best of its ability. Other dietary factors such as eating highly processed food (e.g. fast food, bleached sugar and flour) can affect how well your body functions. For example vitamin B6 (found in high quantities in garlic, tuna, banana, celery and cabbage, to name a few) has been attributed to balancing the estrogen/progesterone balances in women. Lisa Olson, in her literature on fertility, conception and pregnancy, describes in great detail how you can change your diet as a female infertility treatment.
* Exercise for Fertility – Women that exercise strenuously tend to experience irregularities in their ovulation and in some cases stop having their periods all together. Too much exercise can put lots of stress on a woman’s boy and reduce body fat levels below what is required for pregnancy to occur. If you partake in a lot of strenuous exercise, ease off for a while and give your body a chance to recover.Just as being underweight and over-exercised can reduce your fertility, so can being overweight and not active enough. In fact research suggests that being overweight can double a woman’s chances of being infertile. If you have a weight problem and are you are trying to get pregnant, losing some weight will make you healthier, your lifestyle better, and improve your chances of conception.
* Understanding your Fertility – Another step in female infertility treatment is ensuring that you are familiar with your ovulation cycle and fertility period. When you can be certain that you are having intercourse during you 12 hour ‘window’ of fertility, you maximize your chances of conceiving. There are many methods that you can use to learn about your ovulation and fertility. Once you learn to recognize the signs, you will be able to pinpoint the best time to get pregnant.
* Take a Holiday to boost your Fertility – There have been anecdotal reports that show that some women who had been diagnosed as infertile, have in fact conceived while they were on holiday. Many women undergoing female infertility treatment experience high levels of stress and anxiety, and while they are relaxing on holiday they get pregnant. When your mind and body get a chance to take a break from the stress and pressure, you relax and sometimes that is just what nature needs in order to be able to take its course.