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    Hi All,

    very new to this, however I wanted to start a thread for people who have tried alternative medicine in regards to conceiving! hubby & I TTC for 18mths, had miscarriage late last year, still no luck.. decided on the advice from a friend to try a naturopath.. has anybody had any luck with alternative medicine? if so could you please share your experience?

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    Hi Wendy5,
    I go to the naturopath regularly. Never used it for TTC but in my first pg it helped with headaches particularly acupuncture and in my 2nd towards the end baby was pushing badly and had contractions irregular, my OB wouldn't listen so acupuncture pressure point therapy Bowen therapy and herbs and 2 days later I went into labor. This is our third cycle TTC #3 I'm on all sorts of herbs but I'm thinking some sort if acupuncture is needed to speed things up, I'm very impatient hehe.
    Hope it works for you Hun x

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    thanks for your reply Tammy25. I had first appointment on Tuesday and was told that most of my vitamin/hormone levels are low/not right as my body struggles to convert anything, in the end making it very hard to conceive, as I don't have the proper levels to support a pregnancy.. I have started taking the tablets she prescribed, however don't even know if I'm doing the right thing.. What are your suggestions on how long to keep going with this? Hubby and I decided if this doesn't work then prob go back to doctor..

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    DH and I tried for a couple of years when we were first married and despite all our tests coming back good, we still couldn't conceive naturally. Putting ourselves through expensive and invasive procedures to conceive wasn't something we wanted to do so we ended up resigning ourselves to not having bubbas and just getting on with our lives, finding fulfilment in other ways.

    But then we both made some dietary changes for better general health...and have since had two pregnancies (currently 21 weeks and one m/c before that). Dr has said to us that making those changes in diet is what got us over the line.

    At the beginning of last year I was generally feeling pretty blah and was seeing a kinesiologist for stress, anxiety and feeling more balanced in myself. One thing she recommended was a supplement - Cabot's Livatone Classic. It's not a restrictive liver cleansing diet, it's just a daily supplement that I took in (horrible-tasting) powder form, along with drinking lots of water and eating plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables for fibre. After a couple of weeks I felt amazing - like my body was working as it should be - and had so much more energy.

    About six months before that my husband was actually diagnosed as gluten intolerant. By cutting out gluten (a significant diet change) he not only lost 16kg and felt great but we fell pregnant naturally. There is a link between gluten intolerance that is well documented and why medical drs don't look at this when people are struggling to conceive is completely beyond me. Several people I know have been advised by naturopaths/alternative health practitioners to try gluten-free diets and have fallen pregnant as a result of that change. Might be something to think about if you haven't already...

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    A lot of naturopaths and Chinese herbalists follow the blood group diet and also high protein low carbs and sugar etc. I would ask them for a copy of their recommended diet that is suitable for you and also your partner. Did they do a blood test to give you these results? There are a few natural specialist in south Australia who specialize in fertility issues. Some gps will work with naturopaths and some gps actually are naturopaths then you get the best of both worlds x

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    thanks Cat74, this makes me feel
    hopeful, I will defiantly be looking into this! Tammy25, both hubby & I have had bloods/tests done with doc, have found nothing so far, told after miscarriage to keep trying & come back when pregnant... Was a little worried to go back to doc, so decided to try the naturopath first, fingers crossed!

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    Most naturopaths want a blood test to see where all your levels are at and prescribe supplements from their

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    okay, good to know... might possibly research elsewhere if this is the case =(

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    I was on the pill for the better part of 17 years, when DH and I started trying to have a baby my hormones were all over the place. I had a massive build up of artificial hormones in my system amongst other things. I saw a naturopath so did DH, he had low Zinc which is the crucial element for healthy spermies (it's equivalent to women having Iron for health). So the month after we saw her and started changing things we fell pregnant. I'm now pregnant with number 2, I still go see her for check ups, she balanced me out after I had my daughter.

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