Many doctors used to tell their patients, who could not conceive, to take a two-week vacation. It is reported that half of them would come back pregnant. Always try the least intervention-oriented option first. When you hear about so many people choosing to do medical procedures they can become accepted as the norm and assumed safe. Just because a doctor is recommending a procedure does not mean it is safe or without risk. There are many less invasive actions that can be taken in the case of fertility challenges. I always return to nourishment, movement and rejuvenation for sound health. What are you putting in your body? Are you exercising regularly? How is your sleep? Are your spiritual needs being met? Can you slow down and relax? How do you manage stress?
An excellent book is Taking Charge of Your Fertility by Toni Weschler, MPH. Much like the book’s empowering message, I tell my clients, “Have fun! How often do you get to make a baby? Don’t make a science project out of it. Create some special ritual that has meaning for both of you. This is a very special time. Invite the child into your lives with love and joy.” Often charting can create performance pressure. I have also heard that after parents give up they get pregnant.
Acupuncture relaxes and balances the body so your hormones can function the way nature intended. Our hormonal systems are very delicate and if one part of the system is out of balance it creates a domino effect. Our lifestyles are where we need to look to support balance. We have many options for health care now. Learn about all the options before you make a decision which ones to use.
There are many ethical issues involved in how treatment options are explained to consumers. Everyone wants to make informed decisions. The best way to do this is educate yourself about all your options.
“Up to 50% of people do not need IVF,” insists noted obstetrician and gynecologist Dr. Sami David. “These women are being put through financial, hormonal and emotional stress when in many cases all they need is acupuncture, herbs, a lifestyle change.”