By Alane Stieglitz, ND, CNC
It may sound a little odd, but I love getting couples pregnant! It is one of the biggest joys in the clinic when women with infertility call or email us to say, “It worked, I am going to have a baby!”.
In my family, pregnancies happen quickly, so I have not had to deal with female infertility personally. The problems that contribute to infertility can be unique to every woman, but they have a few things in common.
When a woman with infertility has an appointment with me, my heart always goes out to her. I want to help her so much to fix the fertility problems. Most women with infertility are in their 20’s or early 30s, but some are over age 35 and worried they would never conceive. I have not found age to be an issue unless the woman with infertility is in menopause or over age 42. I cannot make any promises, but I have had the pleasure of seeing some babies that would not be here without natural or holistic intervention.
Example of Women With Infertility No More.
A lady came in with trouble getting pregnant; she was about 40 pounds overweight and exhausted. Honestly, all we did was get 20 pounds of weight off her, support her body with liver detox with two products, and in 2 months, she was pregnant with a baby girl.
One of my first patients was a new wife wanting to be a mommy so bad. Nothing was working, and they were losing all hope. I met her uncle, and he told me about his niece and nephew and asked if I could help. I said, “I would try my best.” All we did was a hair tissue analysis to learn which nutrients were low on both of them. They followed my nutritional protocol, and in about three months, she was pregnant with a little boy.
One more example had nothing to do with nutrition but stress and keeping an eye on the menstrual cycle! One wife came in telling me all about the many fertility treatments they had done. Again, nothing was working. We just talked, and I listened a lot. She had a very stressful job and was not happy with it. Labs showed all was fine, so this time I would not find a common cause of female infertility in any test.
I asked her if they were willing to take a chance and have her quit her job until she got pregnant. She ended up leaving her career, and during ovulation, they went away and came back pregnant. This was a very eye-opening situation that stress could play a part in women and infertility.
Another case was a T3 thyroid issue. Regular thyroid labs showed normal. TSH was acceptable, around a 2.0, Free T4 was good, but Free and Total T3 was too low! The MD I worked with at the time agreed to treat her T3 hypothyroid with Armor thyroid, and again we had a healthy pregnancy and a happy and healthy baby on the way.
Ladies, if you are dealing with insulin resistance, PCOS, irregular menstrual cycle, or any of the common causes of female infertility, please consider making an appointment.
Our office is primarily virtual, so we can help you in the comfort of your home or office and anywhere in the USA. We also have a local office in Roswell, GA, where we see patients in person.
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Medical disclaimer: Nutritionally Yours is not a medical clinic. Testing cannot be used to diagnose, treat or cure any disease. All test results are to be used as educational materials and as a guide to help support your overall health and wellness. Always discuss health concerns with your medical doctor. We have a nutritionist, naturopath and a medical doctor on staff to help you feel your best.