Herbal Supplements or Holistic Teas?

Hi ladies,


Has anyone tried taking supplements or teas which may help with fertility?  If you have what have you tried and how soon in to TTC did you start?


 


Thanks!

Posted on February 21, 2010 at 12:56 am
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I went to the cupunturist yesterday and she gave me herbs. I have to mix them with hot water, 3g/3 times a day. they are nasty, like dirt. The theory is that they will warm me up, helping my circulation (yang) and help get me KU. we have been ttc since Jan 06, we found out in dec 09 that my tubes are blocked....so this is very expirimental for us, hopefully It can get me KU and I wont have to do IVF =)


my  accupuncturist also told me teas with feenel, ginger, garlic can be benificial

Posted on February 21, 2010 at 8:57 am
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so can these teas unblock your tubes??

Posted on February 21, 2010 at 10:05 am
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I would be generally worried about drinking a lot of herbal teas while there was a chance I could be or get pregnant since drs recommend you don't drink some of them while you are pregnant. 

Posted on February 21, 2010 at 10:33 am
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lol, i dont think its can unblock my tubes, but it can increase my circulation. even if that all it does, ill be happy. my toes go numb when its only 69 degrees inside. it horrible. the accupuncturisst I went to specialized in infertility. supposidly they can move the endometriosis...well see

Posted on February 21, 2010 at 10:45 am
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the only thing I have taken as a fertility supplement other than regular prenatal vitamins, is a B complex with 100 mg of B6. There are many reasons B6 helps support fertility, but I mostly took it to help lengthen my LP. I started taking it halfway through my second cycle of trying and got pregnant on the next cycle. (sadly it didn't stick) I have also read that if you continue to take it through pregnancy it can reduce morning sickness


the best things you can do naturally to improve your fertility are to get regular exercise, eat healthy, reduce stress in your life, no smoking, drinking, etc.


@Jess..I'm really hoping the acupuncturist can improve your endo!!! I have heard great success stories about it. FX!!

Posted on February 21, 2010 at 12:00 pm
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thanks hun. im hoping it works quickly too, I really hate those herbs and today is number one lol

Posted on February 21, 2010 at 1:17 pm
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there's this tea called Fertilitea that i bought through medco (which is my insurance for prescriptions) and its supposed to stimulate your womanly hormones and regulate everything. i tried it a couple of times and its a nice tea (lose herbal tea which i love). you're supposed to drink it twice a day for a month until you get pregnant then you must stop drinking it. i havent been diligent with it but the reviews are all positive (in more ways than one! ;)!

Posted on February 22, 2010 at 1:25 am
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what is in this tea mare?


jess....i hope the acupuncture helps your circulation....i guess i'm still not understanding how it will help you conceive, if the sperm still can't get to the egg, nor can the egg get to the uterus for implantation?  explain?

Posted on February 22, 2010 at 3:15 am
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im going to get clarrification on this too jackie. supposidly they CAN move the endo, out of my tubes and opent them up?  endo can be anywhere, i knew a girl that had it so badly it was in her nose and cause nosebleeds, the accupuncturist was able to move it and she didnt ge tthe nosebleeds anymore. im desperate, ill try anything right now =)

Posted on February 22, 2010 at 3:53 am
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so they think your endo is causing the tubes to be blocked?

Posted on February 22, 2010 at 3:54 am
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jax, here's my review for Fertiltea: http://www.projectwedding.com/post/list/fertili-tea-review


 

Posted on February 22, 2010 at 4:08 am
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hmm...i wonder if just regular green tea works....

Posted on February 22, 2010 at 4:28 am
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Even if you dont get KU from it, to get your circulation going would be a great benefit!  Especiallly for your poor little toes! :)  good luck to you Jess!!

Posted on February 22, 2010 at 6:20 am
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yes, we suspect that its endo blocking my tubes since it is so prominent in my family. were opted not to do the lap since its 10K out of pocket, were putting it to our ivf cycle instead.


thanks shalli-i agree, even if it helps my circulation, ill consider it money well spent!

Posted on February 22, 2010 at 4:14 pm
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shees....i'm more and more thankful every day that i have insurance!  so far i've only had to pay co-pays, and nothing at all for my surgery....and my drugs are at least partially (over half) covered as well....

Posted on February 23, 2010 at 1:34 am
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Kind of a piggy back question: why is tea bad for you while your pregnant? Green tea is so full of antioxidants, I thought it would be beneficial. Sans the caffeine of course...

Posted on February 24, 2010 at 9:41 am
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Rach...i think it is the caffeine that is considered the problem.  Some studies have shown that caffeine increases the risks of m/c's in pregnancy...especially early on.  

Posted on February 24, 2010 at 9:48 am
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so is caffeine free green tea ok? I am a tea-aholic and not that I'm pregnant or anything, I just can't imagine!

Posted on February 24, 2010 at 9:54 am
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i would think so!  

Posted on February 24, 2010 at 9:55 am
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i'm a coffee addict...i don't know how i can give that up...or switch to de-caff...i'm going to try to switch to "half-caff" soon....


anywho...my dr said 1-2 cups/day would be okay....granted, i'm sure he meant actual 8oz cups...not Grande's from Starbucks...which is 16oz!

Posted on February 24, 2010 at 10:09 am
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