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Hormone Boost ‘May Help Infertility’

By Pippa Stephens Health reporter, BBC News “heartening”

A study shedding light on the way key hormones affect the brain could pave the way for new fertility treatments, researchers say

The Imperial College London team studied five women with hypothalamic amenorrhea – a condition common in athletes, which makes periods stop.

Stimulating the brain to make more of the hormone, kisspeptin, could boost fertility, they said.

While the study is small, they said it proved an interesting concept.

The scientists looked at kisspeptin and another reproductive hormone which is depleted in women with HA, disrupting the menstruation cycle, and potentially leading to infertility.

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About one in 100 women in Britain, and one in 10 professional female athletes, have HA.

Alongside athletes, it is common in women under severe stress, or who have anorexia.

In those women, the hypothalamus – a part of the brain which regulates the menstrual cycle – stops producing hormones correctly.

The exact reason why is unknown.

 The team studied two hormones made by the hypothalamus – kisspeptin and luteinising hormone (LH).

Kisspeptin sparks the release of LH in the brain, scientists said.

LH regulates women’s reproductive cycles. It is one of the hormones which helps prepare the womb for a fertilised egg.

If the amount of LH, along with other hormones, in the body drops, women can stop producing eggs, having periods.

As HA is associated with low levels of LH, the study said, it can cause infertility.

But HA is not as common a cause of infertility as polycystic ovaries, for example, said researchers.

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Scientists gave five women with HA a drip containing different concentrations of kisspeptin during six eight-hour sessions.

baby tummyThey looked at women aged between 24 and 31 in the study, published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism

Women were given changing concentrations of kisspeptin and their LH levels – alongside how often LH was released – were measured by taking blood samples every 10 minutes.

Comparisons were run with a previous control test, where the patients were given a placebo and measured in the same way.

Researchers said increasing levels of kisspeptin brought about a rise in the levels of LH and meant LH was released into the bloodstream more often.

They said kisspeptin could act on nerves to amplify the LH pulses.

Lead researcher Dr Channa Jayasena said it was a “small, concept study” and would need to be supported by larger studies to see the effect on fertility.

“We have shown that in the short term, IV [intravenous] infusions of kisspeptin at certain doses can restore the pulses of LH that are essential for female fertility,” he said.

‘Novel approach’ to fertility treatments

“The long-term aim is to determine whether kisspeptin could be used to treat certain forms of female infertility.

“If this is viable, it could provide an attractive and possibly less costly alternative to IVF.”

Dr Jane Stewart, at the Newcastle Fertility Centre for Life, said the study marked an “interesting and novel approach” to a relatively uncommon problem.

“It clearly needs further evaluation both in the effect demonstrated by this study and subsequently on the goal of ovulation induction and live birth in these women.”

Dr Stewart added: “It is heartening to see researchers are applying new knowledge to consider new treatments.”

Tips For Getting Pregnant

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Tips For Getting Pregnant

Congratulations! So you have decided to take the big step into becoming a parent, and possibly need some tips for getting pregnant.

While it is one of the most important things a person can do in their life, it is also the most challenging and the first challenge is conceiving and then finding the causes of infertility if that is the case.

Many people assume that once they stop taking contraception they will immediately conceive, but our bodies are slightly more complicated than that and this guide on how to get pregnant will give you tips for getting pregnant fast, and the best methods and timing to get pregnant.

The first of the tips for getting pregnant when you make the decision to have a baby is to visit your gynecologist, as this is a vital step.

You will need a German measles vaccination if you haven’t had one already when you were younger, and to make sure you are receiving enough folic acid to prevent birth defects.

The gynaecologist will also answer any of your questions and will provide you with further tips for getting pregnant after miscarriage, or tips for getting pregnant after 40 years of age.

The Basic Tips For Getting Pregnant

The best time is dependent on your ovulation cycle, and your ovulation period lasts six days – the first five days before and leading up to the sixth day in which you ovulate.

THIS IS THE IMPORTANT TIME AT WHICH YOU ARE MOST FERTILE!!!

Your ovulation period is usually midway between your menstrual cycle, – which for most women is about 14 days before the next period is due.

This is usually the best time to get pregnant, but if it doesn’t work for you, another helpful tip is to wait until days 10 and 18 of your cycle (day 1 as the first day of your period) and have intercourse every other day during this time.

This way, intercourse and ovulation are bound to coincide.

If you want to be more precise and exact, you can purchase an at-home ovulation prediction kit which uses your body temperature to determine whether you are ovulating.

It is said that when you are ovulating, your body temperature increases by 0.8 degrees, and these kits can give you warning from one to one and a half days in advance as to the best time to get pregnant.

A frequent concern for those who want to know the causes of infertility when trying to get pregnant is how often to try##

It is a fact that the more frequently a man ejaculates, the lower his sperm count becomes, so, those who are trying for a baby often have sex every few days to build this sperm count up, however, this isn’t necessary.

One of the best tips for getting pregnant is to enjoy the journey, and not to stress

Even though the sperm count may be lower, it is still high enough for pregnancy to occur, and the best tip is to make love when you want to, enjoy it and relax, DON’T MAKE IT A CHORE!!!

Remember that having a baby should be fun too, so try not to focus too much on how often and when, but of course those who are only having intercourse once a week will significantly lessen their chances.

If after a month or two you are still not pregnant, don’t panic!

If you were previously on the pill, it can take some time before your cycle is regularized which can delay the conception.

WARNING!! It may also be harder for smokers to get pregnant so if you are a smoker, another one of the tips for getting pregnant is to decrease or stop smoking altogether, for your health, and the health of the forthcoming baby.

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If you are very seriously concerned about your inability to get pregnant and these tips for getting pregnant have not helped, then you may want to consult a gynaecologist.

Remember though that you should take your time and have fun! so don’t focus too much on the goal of how to get pregnant and you’ll be unexpectedly surprised.

Many women have found great help from one or all of the books which can be purchased by clicking on the links, so how about you??It is interesting to note that Lisa Olson, the author of Pregnancy Miracle was a former infertility sufferer, claims that you too can get pregnant quickly and naturally in 2 months – give birth to a healthy baby by reversing both female and male infertility problems. She is an alternative health and nutrition specialist, and a health consultant.

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Everyday Food May Be Keeping You From Becoming Pregnant.

  • Some Food Which May Harm Sperm

 A man who eats bacon – could that be just one more reason why women are finding it difficult to become pregnant? New study says that bacon isn’t just unhealthy for your heart but eating just one piece of bacon daily can be detrimental to the fertility of a man. Researchers found that men who ate processed meat, like bacon, on a regular basis had notably reduced amounts of normal sperm. In addition to bacon, meats like hamburgers, sausages, mince and ham also had a negative impact.

On average, men who ate less than one piece of bacon a day had at least 30 percent more regular sperm as opposed to those who ate larger quantities of processed meats.

Each of the participants were questioned about their diet as it related to chicken, fish, beef and processed meat. The findings suggested that the men who consumed more than a half portion of bacon daily had significantly less “normal” sperm as opposed to those that didn’t.

While it is true that a healthy diet can improve fertility in males, it’s not clear whether or not specific foods can cause deterioration in the quality of sperm.

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The relationship between men’s fertility and diet is definitely interesting, as there is evidence that men who eat more fresh vegetables and fruit have a better sperm quality than those who don’t, but not as much is known about those with poor diets.

Unfortunately bacon, even outside of the negative effect it has on sperm, doesn’t have a lot of good nutritional value but it’s not all bad because it does have choline; which is good for the brain and has some monounsaturated fatty acids, which are also good for you.

More studies on this subject may be done in the future on a larger scale.

The study on whether or not bacon is the new birth control was presented at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine’s 2013 Annual Meeting in Boston.

Again The Pregnancy Miracle Book Comes To The Forefront

New Lisa bookPregnancy Miracle: Review Published By ReviewedToday.org Reveals In-depth  Secrets About Lisa Olson’s Getting Pregnant Program
April 16, 2014         Lake Charles, LA: Pregnancy miracle, a revolutionary book that claims to help  women get pregnant within 60 days, is getting increasingly popular among couples  who are desperately looking to have children. Reviewedtoday.org recently  released an in debth review on the book that lists down the inner secrets and reasons whether it’s worth  trying.

The pregnancy miracle is an instant download once purchased, and it addresses  not just female infertility, but also goes on to explain male infertility to a  great length. In fact, the book covers everything that a couple needs to know  about getting pregnant.

“The pregnancy miracle book is best suited for couples who’ve been struggling to  have a child yet. This is a must read for you if you’ve gone through  miscarriages and multiple visits to IVF clinics. Surprisingly this book also  covers male infertility to a greater depth,” says Reviewedtoday.org
This  book provides you with actionable and healthy advice which addresses most of the  issues that usually prevent women from getting pregnant naturally without  IVF or any such complicated methods.”
“For women who are going to try IVF, they get invaluable advice on keeping their  body in the best possible healthy state in order to give birth to a healthy  child. So, by following the advice mentioned in pregnancy miracle, your chances  of getting a successful IVF increases and your child’s health will be much  better in that case. By following the methods listed in pregnancy miracle  program, you’re giving yourself a great chance of having a healthy child and  enjoy the happiness you were always looking for.”

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  1. Pregnancy Miracle is immediately downloadable.
  2. Pregnancy Miracle presents other benefits such as increased energy levels, better skin, hair, and an increase in your sex drive together with advice to stabilize hormone levels.
  3. It presents natural fertility treatment options.
  4. It helps women get pregnant naturally without them having to do surgery, IVF, take drugs or weird rituals.
  5. It examines male and female infertility.
  6. It looks at helpful methods such as addressing vitamin deficiencies, using acupuncture and tracking ovulation.
  7. Pregnancy Miracle gives women with difficulties having babies and difficult pregnancies the best possible chance of living their dream of having a child.
  8. Pregnancy Miracle provides information that helps the body get back to a natural, healthy state.
  9. Pregnancy Miracle examines diet related conditions, good foods that aid fertility as well as foods which hinder pregnancy.

Even for those using IVF, Pregnancy Miracle works on getting the body in the best shape possible to conceive naturally, and give birth to a healthy child.

Cons:

  1. Choosing not to get Pregnancy Miracle denies you or your loved ones the opportunity to enjoy each of the above mentioned points.

INFERTILITY AND YOU.

 

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Local Health Guide

From the Office of Research on Women’s Health

Here is a reprint of an article from the above magazine on Women’s Health…….

Infertility is the term health care providers use for women and men who are unable to get pregnant after at least 1 year of trying. Women who are able to get pregnant but who cannot carry a pregnancy to term (birth) may also be considered infertile.

Infertility is a complex problem–it does not have a single cause because getting pregnant is a multi-step chain of events.

The cause of infertility can rest in the woman or the man, or can be from unknown factors or a combination of factors.

A woman’s risk for infertility can also be affected by certain lifestyle and environmental factors, including:

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Stress.
Poor diet.
Being overweight or underweight.
Smoking, drugs, and alcohol.
Medication.
Environmental toxins.
Genetic conditions, such as being a carrier of Fragile X syndrome.
Other health problems, such as sexually transmitted infections.
Like female infertility, male infertility can result from physical problems, such as testes that do not make enough normal sperm or hormonal problems. Lifestyle or environmental factors also can cause infertility.

Examples of these factors include (but are not limited to) age, stress, and exposing the testes to high temperatures, which can affect the ability of the sperm to move and to fertilize an egg.

Most often, health care providers treat infertility with medication or surgical repair of the reproductive organs, artificial insemination, or in vitro fertilization.

PROBLEMS WITH ANY OF THESE STEPS CAN LEAD TO FEMALE INFERTILITY
A woman’s ovaries must be able to release a viable egg, which then must be able to travel down the fallopian tube.
The man must be able to ejaculate, and his sperm must be able to travel to the fallopian tube.
The sperm and egg must unite to fertilize the egg.
The fertilized egg must attach (or implant) to the inside of a receptive uterus and be nurtured by the body to allow the fetus to develop and grow until it is ready for birth.

STUDY FINDS STRESS LEADS TO INFERTILITY.

 

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Why are we not surprised that stress and infertility go together, seeing that stress is a killer in so many areas of life? It can cause tension at work between colleagues when someone is uptight or in the home with your loved one. Surely totally stressed out people are not in control of their lives, and certainly are not enjoying the days that they are gifted with.
An interesting article in this week’s Courier Mail, a daily paper in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, summed it up when they printed
“Stressed women take longer to conceive and are at an increased risk of infertility.
A landmark US study published in the international ‘Human Reproduction’ journal is the first in the world to find an association between stress and infertility.
The study authors – who tracked hundreds of couples for 12 months as they tried to conceive – said they didn’t want to make hard-working women feel guilty if they were struggling to become pregnant.stressed lady 2

However they said the findings did suggest that women trying to conceive should reduce their stress levels through practices such as yoga and meditation if they were still struggling after six months.

Stress and Infertility as Explained by

Dr Molloy.

Queensland Fertility Group medical director Dr David Molloy said while the study showed a link between stress and infertility, it was unclear whether infertility caused stress or the other way around.

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A failure to become pregnant did raise women’s stress levels but it was just one factor, he said.

Dr Molloy said women worried that their long hours and demanding jobs were contributing to their infertility would not necessarily be better off if they quit work.

He supported calls by the study’s authors to engage in yoga and meditation.”

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Books to help you better understand stress and infertility.

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Infertility Publications From Amazon

A selection of publications that are available and relevant to the subject of female infertility………….

 

Infertility affects one out of six couples today. Dr. Lewis presents a groundbreaking alternative approach to infertility, explaining how she used traditional Chinese medicine to treat her own infertility, successfully conceiving and giving birth to two children.

 

Marc Sedaka stood by while he and his wife endured endless rounds of drug therapies, sixteen artificial inseminations, ten in-vitro fertilizations, three miscarriages, and, finally, a gestational surrogate (“womb for rent”) who carried their twin girls to term. He was as supportive and loving as he could be, but he really wished he’d had a book like What He Can Expect When She’s Not Expecting during the process. Most books about dealing with infertility are geared toward women, leaving the man to his own devices

When the professional advice isn’t enough, and you’ve had your fill of well-meaning comments from those who haven’t experienced infertility, Marlo Schalesky wants you to know you are not alone. The true stories she tells of couples who share your hopes, fears, frustrations, and the comfort only God can bring will encourage your heart. Infertility strikes at the core of what it means to be a woman or man, tests marriages, and shakes faith. The honest, open, and emotionally resonant first-person stories in Empty Womb, Aching Heart will touch your life–as you “cry in the diaper aisle,” wonder if you “are less of a woman,” ask “How far should we go?” or whisper to God, “It’s not fair.”

Introducing the only clinically proven program—steeped in ancient Chinese healing traditions—that has enabled hundreds of infertile couples to conceive.

At Wu’s Healing Center in San Francisco, miracles are happening. Women and their partners come to the clinic—often from across the country– to fulfill a passionately held yet fragile dream: to conceive and deliver the healthy baby that mainstream doctors have told them they cannot have. Using traditional Chinese medical techniques, sometimes integrated with Western fertility treatments, Dr. Angela Wu is helping these couples experience the miracle of birth.

The second edition of this popular text systematically addresses all aspects of treatment of infertility using Chinese medicine. Clinically focused and with a new easy-to-navigate design, the book begins by covering all the essential fundamentals you will need to understand and treat infertility.

Have you ever cried in a restaurant bathroom because you got your period? • Do you feel like everyone on Facebook is pregnant but you? • Do you examine the toilet paper on a regular basis? • Do you have more fertility medication in your fridge than food? If you relaxed and it didn’t happen, this is the book for you! Based on the popular blog, 999 Reasons to Laugh at Infertility, this book explores the humorous side to making a baby. From early morning fertility appointments to getting mad at your husband because he took a business trip when you were ovulating, this inspirational book is a reminder to laugh through life’s challenges and to keep believing when your uterus says “I’ve had enough.”