Difficulty Getting Pregnant Over 40
I have perimenopause, really high FSH levels. I also had failed IVF cycles and I am 43. How can I get pregnant?
How to Decrease High FSH Naturally
Women who are over 40 are naturally in a phase of their reproductive life called perimenopause. During perimenopause the hormonal levels fluctuate are not necessary achieved each month.
Some women also have symptoms of perimenopause like hot flashes, scanty periods, spotting, fatigue, irregular menses, shorter menses, etc.
If you are in perimenopause and your follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) levels are really high, you will not be ovulating regularly and your ovarian supply is diminishing. This will make your attempt to conceive naturally of with in vitro fertility (IVF) treatment really hard.
This does not mean that you cannot get pregnant, but that you need more help in order to achieve pregnancy, especially when the ovarian supply is diminishing.
So, How to Boost Fertility in Women Over 40 with high FHS Naturally?
The first course of action is to support hormonal balance and support regular ovulation cycles. High FSH indicates low luteinizing hormone levels (LH), which is responsible for the second half of the menstrual cycle. FSH and LH levels should always be balance. If FSH is high, LH will be low and your body will not be able to support healthy ovulation. In fact, just before the egg is released, there is a surge of LH hormone. If this surge cannot occur, ovulation remains supressed. You may still have a period because the shedding of the endometrium is cause by a sudden drop of both estrogen and progesterone.
It is very normal for women who have reach perimenopause to have regular periods, but ovulate very rarely. This is especially true when high FSH levels are present.
The main issue during perimenopause is the quality of the eggs. During this time it is important to support your body in producing healthy eggs that can be fertilized and produce healthy babies.
The following step-by-step approach can help:STEP 1: Detox Your Lover and Uterus
Naturally the best course of action is to begin with a fertility cleanse that helps support the liver in toxin elimination and hormonal production.
Body toxicity normally increased with age due to life style and living in polluted areas or eating food contaminated with pesticides, hormones and other chemicals. Also, many of the prescription medications (including fertility drugs) or over the counter drugs taken in the past build up and cause a sluggish liver. When the liver becomes overburden it cannot perform its other important functions like making hormones correctly.
The connection between hormonal balance and toxicity is due to liver overload. If the liver is busy detoxifying the body, its function to make hormones is impaired. This causes early menopausal symptoms and infertility.
The best way to boost fertility and prepare for a healthy pregnancy at any age is to begin with a 1 or 2 month fertility cleanse.
During the fertility cleanse not only the liver is purified, but the uterus is
cleanse from hot stagnant blood and tissue debris left behind.
A sluggish liver is often accompanied by congested pelvic organs in infertile women and women with poor hormonal balance. The fertility cleanse is studies to stimulate blood circulation to the reproductive organs and nourish the cervix, the ovaries, the uterus and the fallopian tubes with high quality blood necessary to stimulate the formation of healthy tissue.STEP 2: Improve Your Diet
Improve the diet and avoid putting unnecessary chemicals and hormones back into the body. It is important to select organic produce when possible or peal and wash really well each piece or fruit and vegetable that you eat as pesticides are classified as hormonal disruptors. STEP 3: Improve Eggs Health
Improving egg quality when a woman is over 40 is extremely important. If ovarian reserves decline the few eggs left need to be healthy.
The Egg Health Kit
has all the necessary nutrients a woman needs to produce healthy eggs. This kit protocol includes vitamins, minerals, amino acids, anti-oxidants, fertility super-foods and all the necessary nutrients your body needs to support reproductive health with special focus on healthy egg production.
To be effective this kit should be followed until pregnancy is achieved and can be done in conjunction with fertility cleanse.STEP 3: Increase Circulation to the Reproductive Organs
The ovarian tissue needs to be supplied by healthy blood that is rich in oxygen and nutrients in order to be able to natural and support healthy eggs during ovulation. The best way to increase blood flow to the ovaries, uterus and fallopian tubes is through self-fertility massage. Many women love the fact that they can learn a simple and easy to follow technique and be able to make a difference in their ability to conceive. I would recommend the Self-fertility Massage DVD
, which is one of the most important fertility tools a woman can learn.
This DVD teaches you how to apply self-fertility massage, use reflexology points and acupressure points to help you relax and increase fertility.
Self-fertility massage should be performed during the first half of the menstrual cycle when trying to conceive, but not during the menses.STEP 5: Balance the Hormones
Having high FSH level sis an indication that ovarian reserves are diminishing and the ovaries need higher levels of FSH in order to be stimulated into ovulation. Women do occasionally get pregnant with high FSH levels, but the best course of action is to naturally assist the body in decreasing high FSH.
Many recent studies have supported the use of fertility herbs like Vitex
in lowering high FSH and re-establishing ovulatory cycles.
Regular use of Vitex during the monthly cycle can help regulate the menstrual cycles within 3-4 months. Some women need more time depending on the level of imbalance when they begin supplementation. To maintain and support ovulation, Vitex can be safely taken for long periods of time, up to 18 months or longer. Some women take Vitex for years.
I Hope this gives you a good place to start.