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    Question IVF - Healthy Uterus, Constipation

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    I'm starting my 4th IVF cycle next month and struggle with constipation after EPU from anaesthetic as well as when I'm on progesterone therapy. Is there something natural I can take to alleviate this problem?

    I have heard that raspberry leaf tea helps with the health of your uterus and boosts fertility - is this a good tea to drink during IVF or before IVF?

    I am starting acupuncture again next week and have been taking chinese herbs since March after my ectopic to boost my immunity. What do you suggest to assist with embryo implantation and keeping the pregnancy?

    This is my first ever post on a forum and hope I'm not asking too many questions. My first two IVF cycles failed, third cycle positive but miscarried at 6 weeks. Fell preg naturally and went ectopic at 8 weeks and have had 2 laps for endometriosis in the last 2 years. Trying to eat healthily, no caffeine, no alcohol and do not smoke.

    Many thanks for your help

    yybabes

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    Quote Originally Posted by yybabes View Post
    Hi

    I'm starting my 4th IVF cycle next month and struggle with constipation after EPU from anaesthetic as well as when I'm on progesterone therapy. Is there something natural I can take to alleviate this problem?

    I have heard that raspberry leaf tea helps with the health of your uterus and boosts fertility - is this a good tea to drink during IVF or before IVF?

    I am starting acupuncture again next week and have been taking chinese herbs since March after my ectopic to boost my immunity. What do you suggest to assist with embryo implantation and keeping the pregnancy?

    This is my first ever post on a forum and hope I'm not asking too many questions. My first two IVF cycles failed, third cycle positive but miscarried at 6 weeks. Fell preg naturally and went ectopic at 8 weeks and have had 2 laps for endometriosis in the last 2 years. Trying to eat healthily, no caffeine, no alcohol and do not smoke.

    Many thanks for your help

    yybabes

    Hi yybabes,

    Thanks for the thorough history.

    Firstly I don’t recommend you take raspberry leaf during or after IVF. Although raspberry leaf is a great uterine tonic and it would be the herb of choice for helping prepare the uterus for labour it is not indicated at both of those previously mentioned times...

    It’s best not to self prescribe and if you are under the care of a practitioner who knows your history in depth and in detail ask them what they would recommend or find a practitioner who can hold your hand through this process with great expertise. I never recommend someone self-prescribes and this is certainly not a good time to start.

    In regards to the constipation, generally lots of fibre, water and good fats would be my recommendation at this stage as a really good way to alleviate constipation. If you feel you need extra help along those lines it’s best not to ‘artificially’ over-stimulate the bowels too much (even with ‘herbals’)—because of the proximity of the gut and uterus. There could be contraindications. Prunes, and linseeds are also really good to help regulate the bowels.

    As a final note, given your history you may benefit from a comprehensive natural program to help restablish you body’s balance after all you’ve gone through with IVF. You may also like a free subscription to my newsletter The Natural Fertility Booster, where you will find lots of great tips to boost your natural fertility or double the odds of creating a baby through IVF. See my website for more information on this.

    I hope this helps.

    With Fertile Blessings,

    Gabriela Rosa | Author, Natural Fertility Specialist, Researcher, Speaker
    BHSc, ND, Post Grad NFM, DBM, Dip Nut, MATMS, MNHAA
    EFT | Natural Fertility | Women’s & Men's Health


    Author of Eat Your Way To Parenthood, The Awful Trugh About Cleaning Products and Fertility Revealed and Protecting your Fertility: The Danges of Conventional Pest Control and Natural Safe, Alternatives Revealed.


    ‘Committed to helping couples create healthy babies and empowering individuals through better health.’



 

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