Q: Good Morning,
I'm 25 years old and I have 4 years of marriage. I get irregular menses, in which, Sept. through March had been menstruating. I missed April and started up in May and June. Can you advise me what herbal can I drink to maintain regular menses and getting pregnant?
A: Hello M., thank you for writing. Have you had an opportunity to read this article for increasing fertility? Other than one missed month, have there been other health issues, or emotional stress that could have caused that change in cycle?
One of the premiere herbs I have heard for increasing fertility is Red Clover blossoms prepared as an infusion. That article explains how to prepare this, and writes:
It is especially helpful if there is scaring of the fallopian tubes, irregular menses, abnormal cells in the reproductive tract, or "unexplained" infertility. It may take several months for the full effect of this herb to come on and pregnancy may not occurs until you have used it for a year or two.
This is where I would start if I were you. It is important to note though if your bleeding continues to be irregular, to consider exploring why it might be so. Please let me know if I can be of any further help.
Q: Thank you so much for taking time and replying back. I'll try to get red clover somewhere. I'll keep in touch with you. May God Bless you for this advice and I will be taking in consideration.
Take care... =0 )
A: Great M., I do look forward to hearing from you, and wish you all the best! You can view a list of herbal suppliers here, if you wish, for a source of the blossoms :)
Q: Is being overweight a problem not to get pregnant?
A: Hello M., overweight is a fine cultural judgment. What matters is your reproductive health. Some who are considered overweight have trouble with conception, both being a symptom of a need within the body, but one's weight itself, as far as I know, does not cause the problem. I encourage you to focus on your overall health, and judge this with how you feel inside.
Q: Thank you for sending me information. I truly would like to see if you can help me? " Well, I have trying to get pregnant. Recently, I was checked on my follepian tubes and my right one is blocked. The Dr. told me that this is not impossible for me to get pregnant. I have been getting my menstrual period...every month! I know that I don't ovulate...is there any natural medicine that could help me ovulate. Maybe this is something that the Dr. needs to check, though this month I will be consulting a specialist in this case. Well, I hope that you may advice me to what might be best!
May everyone have a Happy New Year....and may this coming year every goal may be accomplished.
A: Hello M., so nice to hear from you. Happy New Year to you as well.
You are not ovulating through either ovary? How long has this been going on? Do you know why? Here are a few relevant excerpts from each of the two fertility articles Susun offers:
Herbs for Fertility [includes the quote offered above, highlighted for it even more relevant nature now....]
"One of the most cherished of the fertility-increasing plants is red clover (Trifolium pratense). Common in fields and along roadsides, it has bright pink (not really red) blossoms from mid-summer into the chilly days of fall. A favorite flower of the honeybees, the tops (blossoms and appending leaves) are harvested on bright sunny days and eaten as is, or dried for medicinal use. The raw blossoms are delicious in salads and nutritious when cooked with grains such as rice or millet. To make a fertility-enhancing infusion, I take one ounce by weight of the dried blossoms (fresh won't work for this application) and put them in a quart size canning jar. I fill the jar with boiling water, screw on a tight lid, and let it steep at room temperature overnight (or for at least four hours). Dozens of women have told me that they had successful pregnancies after drinking a cup or more (up to four cups) a day of red clover infusion. It is especially helpful if there is scaring of the fallopian tubes, irregular menses, abnormal cells in the reproductive tract, or "unexplained" infertility. It may take several months for the full effect of this herb to come on and pregnancy may not occurs until you have used it for a year or two. You can improve the taste by including some dried peppermint (a spoonful or two) along with the dried clover blossoms when making your infusion. Treat the father of the child-to-be to some red clover infusion, too!"
Also described are Partridge Berry and Liferoot....
"Use lunaception to time your ovulation so you have the best odds of conceiving. It's fine to have sex in the weeks before ovulation, especially if the sex is focused on the woman and her orgasm, but do save your best efforts for those three nights when your "moon" is full and bright and ready to frolic."
"Red clover is the single best remedy for women over forty who want to conceive but can't -- even if there are medical reasons for not conceiving such blocked tubes, diabetes, ovarian cysts, internal scaring, endometriosis. There are many heart-warming success stories I could share about red clover! But suffice to say, drinking 2-4 cups of the infusion of the dried blossoms (neither tincture nor tea nor pills will work for this application) seems to do wonders for fertility, no matter what your age."
"Another important herbal ally for women over forty who desire a child is chaste tree (Vitex agnus-castii). It has been used in Africa and parts of Europe for several thousand years to discourage the male libido. In women, the effects seem to be the opposite! It may also be a fertility enhancer. Most importantly, chaste tree is a strengthening tonic for the pituitary gland, the master control gland for the endocrine system. Daily use of the tincture of the berries (1 dropperful/1 ml 2-3 times daily) had been shown to increase progesterone--the hormone of pregnancy--and luteinizing hormone--which promotes conception. Because it can lower prolactin levels, chaste tree is best discontinues during the last trimester of pregnancy."
You can read more about lunaception here.