7 Home Remedies for Infertility You Can’t Live Without

Home Remedies for Infertility You Can't Live Without

Infertility is a Common Problem

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In fact, more than one in six couples report having some sort of fertility trouble or problem when it comes to getting pregnant.

It really seems like almost everyone either has a fertility problem or has a friend or family member who suffers from a fertility issue. There are so many different causes of infertility that it is really hard sometimes to pinpoint what exactly the problem is.

Truthfully, experts say that around 30 percent of all fertility issues are related to female infertility problems, and around 30 percent of fertility cases are due to problems with male related fertility issues.

Infertility = 30% female; 30% male; 30-40% combination male + female

The remaining 30-40 percent of all fertility problems are usually due to a combination of male and female fertility problems, or an unexplained fertility problem that doctors can’t quite figure out. This can be exceptionally frustrating for couples, since it really is an unanswered question.

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The Case Against Fertility Treatments

While many couples opt for traditional fertility treatments, that’s not quite right for every single couple. Traditional fertility treatments require a ton of things, one of which is time.

Time
Seeing a fertility specialist takes a lot of time.

First of all, most doctors will want for couples to have tried to conceive for between six months and one year (depending on a woman’s age) before they will even consider giving a referral to a fertility specialist.

On top of that, it can take quite a while to get an appointment with a fertility specialist, depending on the wait times in a couple’s particular area. Add to that the actual time traveling to various doctor’s appointments, waiting in doctor’s offices, waiting for test results, etc. and it’s easy to see how traditional fertility treatments can require a lot of time.

Most of us are exceptionally busy, and simply do not have the extra time required to undergo these types of fertility procedures.

Money
Another negative aspect of fertility treatments (traditional ones at least) is money.

It’s very common knowledge that fertility treatments are expensive. It’s not very often that fertility treatments or medications are covered by insurance, either, so most of the time these things just fall on a couple’s shoulders to burden the entire cost.

That goes for doctor’s visits, lab tests and blood work, fertility related medications and any fertility treatments such as IUI, IVF, etc. The cost of fertility treatments can add up so quickly, and it is often out of reach of most couples.

This can be a big roadblock when it comes to getting traditional fertility treatments and can be one thing that really stands in the way and makes it nearly impossible for many couples to get help with trying to conceive. The financial aspect is really one of the biggest hurdles couples will have to overcome when they are looking into fertility treatments.

Sensitivity to drugs
There are other reasons why couples might not want to opt for traditional fertility treatments as well. Some couples are extremely sensitive to the fertility medications and drugs used during treatments, and might find that these things make them sick to the point that they can’t even use them at all.

Moral values
Other couples might have beliefs or moral values that prohibit them from using any sort of medical technology to help them get pregnant at all. It can be very difficult for these couples to get pregnant, no matter what their reason is for not opting for traditional fertility treatments.

Some couples, for whatever reasons, just want to opt for natural fertility boosting options in order to help them improve their chances to conceive. The good thing about this is, there are so many different natural things out there that couples can do to improve their fertility.

That’s what we are going to cover today, so read on for more tips and tricks to naturally boosting fertility at home without seeing a doctor.

All of these tips or at least some of these tips should be considered for couples who are wanting to conceive naturally without any doctor or medical intervention.

Home Infertility Remedy: Dietary Choices

One of the easiest and most simple home remedies that couples can try when it comes to fertility boosting is making dietary changes. Diet is one of the biggest, and also most important parts of the fertility puzzle, and couples can use their diet to make some really big changes in their bodies and their lives in general.

For the most part, what couples cut out of their diet is just as important, if not more important, than what couples put back in their diet.

This means cutting out all processed foods, fast foods, sugary snacks, sweets, etc. All of these foods have been proven to have negative impacts on fertility.

When it comes to what needs to be put back into the diet for fertility, we are going to want to include as much “whole” foods as possible. This means more food from as close to the source as possible.

Including as many whole grains, lean meats and proteins and fresh, organic fruits and veggies will really go a long way towards giving fertility a boost. When it comes to dairy products, experts say that by consuming full fat dairy products, you will give yourself a better chance of conceiving rather than using low fat or fat free dairy products.

Home Infertility Remedy: Prenatal Vitamins

Let’s be completely honest. Most of us do not do very well when it comes to eating right and getting the proper nutrition that our bodies need to set the best foundation for getting pregnant.

Home Infertility Remedy: Prenatal Vitamins

That’s where a good quality prenatal vitamin can come in handy.

A prenatal vitamin is much like a daily multi vitamin that contains higher levels of folic acid, which is super important for conception and protecting from neural tube defects. Taking a prenatal vitamin every single day before you actually get pregnant can really go a long way towards setting a good foundation for conception.

Prenatal vitamins can bridge those nutritional gaps and help women to get all of the vitamins, minerals, and nutrients that they need in order to get their bodies in order for creating a baby! Women who are looking for a good prenatal vitamin can talk to their doctor to ensure that they are choosing the best one for their particular situation.

Home Infertility Remedy: Fertility Blends

Similar to prenatal vitamins, fertility blends are a pill or capsule that women can take daily to improve their overall health and fertility in order to get their bodies in the best shape to get pregnant.

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If you have ever heard of fertility herbs and herbal fertility medicine, that’s somewhere along the lines of what fertility blends can do for you. Instead of using one fertility herbal remedy such as Vitex, Maca, or Evening Primrose Oil, fertility blends take multiples of the most common, powerful and potent fertility herbs, and combine them into one easy to take capsule so women don’t have to worry about the right dosages and combinations of herbs.

These fertility blends are all natural, which is a great added benefit as well. Some fertility blends, such as ConceiveEasy, come complete with a whole “trying to conceive” kit, which includes lots of extras which are great for women who are just getting started.

In short, fertility blends are a really great “extra” for women who are wanting to conceive, but want to do so using only natural means.

Fertility blends contain natural herbal ingredients that are completely safe, so these are a good option for women who are looking for home remedies as far as fertility is concerned.

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Home Infertility Remedy: Weight Loss

Of course, this home infertility remedy will not be something that applies to all women (no fertility remedy is one size fits all!), but hopefully it will be helpful for some women.

The truth of the matter is that many of us struggle with our weight, and being overweight can actually be a huge contributing factor of infertility and fertility problems. In fact, experts agree that for women who are overweight, sometimes losing even as little as five to ten pounds can help to “reset” a woman’s metabolism and possibly even restart ovulation in women who have ovulation problems.

Losing as few as 5-10 lbs can help reset a woman’s metabolism to get pregnant.

Weight loss can really go a long way towards boosting fertility in women who are overweight, and should not be overlooked as an important home infertility remedy. There are many different ways to lose weight, from meal planning to increased exercise, more water intake, or smaller portions. Women who are trying to lose weight should check with their doctor to make sure there are no issues or problems with their exercise regimen.

Home Infertility Remedy: Fertility Tracking

If we were to give one single piece of advice to women who are trying to conceive, this would be the one.

Women who are not actively tracking their fertility and figuring out when their fertile days are, are simply doing themselves a disservice. Being as there are only about a 24 hour time frame during which a woman can get pregnant each and every month, tracking fertility and knowing when ovulation occurs is by far the most important thing that women can do for their fertility.

See, once the egg is released, it only lives for around 24 hours before it begins to disintegrate and die. However, sperm can live for up to 72 hours inside a woman’s body. So if a woman carefully tracks her ovulation days, she can actually make sure that the sperm is “ready and waiting” when the egg is released, to give an even better chance of the egg being fertilized.

There are many different ways for women to track their fertility.
        • Using an over the counter ovulation predictor kit
        • Using a fertility app
        • Charting their temperature with a basal body thermometer
        • Tracking their cervical mucus
        • Making note of their cervical position

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Women can even use a combination of any of the above methods in order to give themselves a greater chance of knowing when exactly they are going to ovulate. This is a great piece of advice when it comes to fertility and getting pregnant and can really help women to improve their chances of conceiving.

Home Infertility Remedy: Don’t Stress

Although we do know that it is much harder than it sounds, stress and trying to conceive just don’t mix. If a couple is trying to conceive, it is really important for them to try their best to cut down on their stress levels, and keep their heads in the game when it comes to fertility and trying to conceive

“Let it go” or “It will happen when you stop stressing” may have some merit.

Although we agree that “letting it go” and “it will happen when you stop stressing” are cliché responses to telling others about infertility problems, there is some scientific basis that indicates that the more a couple is stressed about trying to conceive, the longer it takes.

In order to cut down on fertility related stress, couples should make sure that they are doing everything in their power to improve their fertility. Couples should also make time for each other, and continue to date and be a “normal” couple, even though they are trying to conceive.

Sex shouldn’t only be conception sex. Have fun too!

Making sure not to get caught up in “fertile days” and “tracking,” couples should continue to be romantic with each other no matter the day of the month.

Getting plenty of exercise can also help to cut down on stress levels, and making sure to have someone to talk to, such as a counselor, family member, or trusted friend can really help if couples are feeling stress related to trying to conceive.

Bottom Line

If couples keep these home remedies for infertility in mind, they will be more likely to conceive and can do so using these natural, at home methods to boost fertility! Good luck on your trying to conceive journey!

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Dr. Renee Hanton, MD
Dr. Renee Hanton, MD | ConceiveEasy
Dr. Renee Hanton is ConceiveEasy's Senior Physician with expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of infertility. Dr. Hanton specializes in the endocrine causes of infertility, such as polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).