The rate that infertility is rising is crazy! Unfortunately today, 1/7 couples have great difficulty falling pregnant.
The most common causes of infertility are:
It can be a long, painful journey for so many.
Is In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) the answer? Recent figures show that a women between 35-37 years has 23% chance of falling pregnant and women between 38-40 years have a 15% chance of falling pregnant through IVF. IVF is a very valuable resource for so many couples. IVF does not come without side effects but, I also know that every IVF parent will say it was worth; every injection, every cramp, every appointment, all the stress, all the mood swings, every pounding headache and much more. I would agree, in that I’d do anything for my children, they are incredible, being a parent is such a gift!
As a midwife I would urge everyone having difficulties conceiving to not jump to medical intervention first. Instead look into taking a more natural and holistic approach first. You might just get to the root of the cause way before a successful cycle. Also some of the following approaches improve the success of IVF.
Other holistic therapies that could help are listed here. Unfortunately I struggled to find evidence (in the form of research) to show the success. If you have another therapy that worked for you or some research you’d like me to see please write in the comments, I love learning new things!
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