HERBS AND PREGNANCY
The following is help for those trying to get pregnant, already pregnant, or about to experience the blessed event. Once again, please seek the assistance of a qualified person before taking these herbs. Use at your own risk.
The first place to start is at the beginning. Below are some things that will help to improve your fertility when the decision is made to go from a couple to a family.
First, you need to check with a physician to determine where the infertility problem lies. Many things can affect fertility for both the man and the woman. A few tests will go a long way to preventing a lot of hair-pulling and finger-pointing. If sperm count is low, a quick solution is to wear boxers instead of briefs. Sperm needs to be cooler than the body temperature to form properly.
Uterine fibroids, endometriosis, ovarian cysts, stress, age – all have a factor in fertility for women, and these situations need to be addressed and treated before embarking on an herbal treatment for fertility. You should not be in such a hurry to get pregnant that you put yourself or your fetus in any kind of danger.
- 2 parts ho shou wu
- 1 part astragalus root
- 1 part dong quai root (substitute ginseng for men)
- 2 parts false unicorn root
- 3 parts wild yam root
- 1 part vitex berries
- 1 part squaw vine
- 1 part cinnamon
The tonic may be used in tincture (3/4 teaspoon daily), capsule (3 capsules twice per day), or tea (one cup three times per day) form. Use daily for up to 3 months. During this time, change your lifestyle to include plenty of exercise, rest, and above all, a healthy diet. Take a multivitamin every day, as well as bee pollen. Your life is a direct reflection of what is going on in your body, both male and female. Take stock and change what you should to aid in overcoming the infertility. And remember – sometimes trying too hard can make it difficult to conceive!