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Safety of Herbal Remedies For Fertility


My husband and I just turned 40. Recently we started trying to conceive. According to our doctors, we are both very healthy and should be able to conceive naturally. However, I am experiencing a lot of stress and have a very very busy and demanding schedule with career/home/family (care giver for elderly parents) life that often leaves me fatigued, low energy and/or stressed or creates insomnia.

Are there herbal remedies that can assist with this that are safe for conception and pregnancy? I have been reading about red chestnut, maitake mushroom, and ashwagandha for stress, fatigue or insomnia.

Also is it safe to take such remedies as Bach Rescue Remedy while trying to conceive or during pregnancy?

Lastly, are there natural remedies recommended for increasing fertility for both men and women?


Maitake Mushrooms
Maitake mushrooms contain a type of polysaccharide called beta glucan , which is known to stimulate the immune system, increase energy and improve stress. As far as infertility is concerned, maitake mushrooms are beneficial in cases of endometriosis, autoimmunity and unexplained infertility. When purchasing this type of supplement make sure that its purity has been tested as some may include contaminants not necessary disclosed in the label.
The maitake mushroom itself has
been used as food for centuries and is generally known to be safe. So far, studies have not shown any adverse effects of beta glucan, but should be used with caution in people with low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) or those who are on medicines to reduce or control blood sugar. Allergies to maitake mashroom have been reported, so be careful.
Ashwagandha, together with maca, vitex, false unicorn, and black cohosh is often recommended herbalists for infertility and poor libido.

Back Flower Remedies
Bach flower remedies are very safe and can be used to support conception, pregnancy and are also great for infants.

If you feel stressed and overwhelmed, I would consider olive and elm. Also rescue remedy anytime you really feel stressed out.

Getting Pregnant Support
In order to increase fertility in both man and women, I would recommend FertilAid products. These are excellent and really high quality fertility herbal remedies and vitamin all in one. They have been designed specifically to enhance fertility in couples who are trying to conceive. Their job is to support health ovulation cycles in women and optimum sperm production in men.

They also offer tools to help predict ovulation and reduce stress, like fertility yoga and acupressure DVD.

Fertility Blessings!

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