“All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.”
– Abraham Lincoln
If you have decided to become a parent, now is the time to stop contraception and promote ovulation. After giving up contraceptive, it should be just that simple to start conceiving, right? Depending on the contraceptive, future parents might find conception to be a little more difficult than they thought.
Nowadays, fertility numbers are rising and becoming pregnant proves not to be so easy as giving up contraception. There are many reasons, one of which is due to the decline in fertility of both sexes which has been declining for decades. The causes can be attributed to environmental toxins and, above all else for women, to long-term hormonal contraception. At the same time, the number of diseases such as PCOS and endometriosis are on the rise which can make it difficult to conceive.
In addition to environmental and disease factors, people are starting to conceive much later in life. This doesn’t mean you won’t be able to get pregnant but it may take longer. Typically, future parents need about six months preparing for fertility. This can feel like an eternity once you know that you want to have a child. Children start popping up everywhere in life and the desire to have your own child can quickly turn into frustration and stress.
What to do after many unfulfilled attempts to become pregnant?
Are there any natural remedies that increase the chances of pregnancy? The answer is thankfully yes! The basic requirement for getting pregnant is a regular, healthy and balanced cycle. These components are necessary to have a healthy ovulation phase and to make the oocyte habitable so that it healthily implant and develop.
For a healthy, conception-friendly cycle, two hormones are incredibly important: estrogen and progesterone. These are mainly responsible for the formation of the uterine lining, ovulation and the future well-being of the baby. To harness a rich fertility you can start with the help of nature! In fact, there are many natural “remedies” for conception.
The first place to start would be to observe the menstrual cycle and determine whether or not ovulation occurs (eg with ovulation tests or temperature measurement). It should be noticed if the second half of the menstrual cycle is too long or too short. PMS symptoms are indicators of a luteal weakness and may complicate the implantation of a fertilized egg and could lead to early abortions. The second half of the cycle (counted from the day of ovulation) should be 12-16 days long (until the onset of menstruation). If ovulation occurs before 10 days, luteal weakness may be the problem.
However, both partners should definitely clarify what the childlessness is based on. If the woman supports her cycle, but the man has very few mobile sperm, that’s just not enough. Then the partner needs eg naturopathic support, so that more healthy sperm are produced. Also, the herbal pharmacy of nature offers wonderful opportunities.
Medicinal herbs for conception
Medicinal herbs have been used successfully for centuries for a wide variety of ailments, especially that of female health and a healthy fertility. Many herbs and natural remedies have a positive effect on female hormone regulation.
Here are some of the most effective medicinal herbs for conception:
Lady’s Mantle: Lady’s mantle, also called alchemilla, is hormone-regulating, harmonizing and stimulating progesterone production. Lady’s mantle is helpful for the hormones of a woman’s cycle and especially fertility.
Rosemary: Most people know rosemary only from the kitchen. The typical Italian herb has terrific fertility properties. Rosemary not only stimulates circulation in the uterus but promotes ovulation and increases fertility.
Angelica Root: This root is also an ovulation booster! In addition to its positive effect on ovulation and fertility, angelica root also has a great influence on mood.
Mugwort: This special herb stimulates the pituitary gland (the brain’s control center for hormones) and helps to facilitate fertility hormones to the ovaries and promotes ovulation.
Raspberry Leaves: As inconspicuous as the leaves of a fruit may be, their effect is quite grand. Raspberry leaves have a positive and strengthening effect on the uterus as well as fertility.
These are just some of the medicinal herbs that can be helpful to promote fertility. For this purpose, FEMNA Health has created fertility teas to help with conception. These teas are specifically matched to the first and second half of the cycle and harmonize hormones where is needed.
Our twin pack of herbal power: The Come Baby Come for the first half of the cycle and I’m coming for the second half of the cycle.
The intoxicating power of herbs!
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