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Recommendation: Unexplained Infertility-What can we do.
  Added by: SueCQ   
Okay all you UF Sister's!!

Let's put our heads together, the more research and personal knowledge we can add to this post th better. Any recommendations are welcome, articles, success stories from our pregnant Ds Sisters who had UF and anything else you can think of. Questions are welcome as well. :)

Let's have some fun with this!!
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Reply #1 - 02/22/08  8:37pm
" I have tried Pre-Seed for the first time this month (during BDing). I am thinking that my CM is not where it should be, I don't always get the EWCM. Appartently if you don't get that EWCM it can really hinder the sperm from getting through the cervix.

So here is the site

Good luck!! "
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Reply #2 - 02/22/08  9:45pm
" Very interesting...talks about Infertility and how it affects one out of six couples today. Recent books and national media have highlighted older women's difficulty conceiving.- Randine Lewis used traditional Chinese medicine to treat her own infertility, successfully
The book is called "The Infertility Cure". "
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Reply #3 - 02/26/08  12:40am
" Vitex Chaste tree berry, my friend who had IVF thinks that is what got her her second BFP with no medical help. "
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Reply #4 - 03/03/08  9:55pm
" Infertility and the foods we are eating

I mentioned about sugar, soft drink, artificial sweetners, and wheat in the previous articles. However, most important diet factor directly affects your fertility is Essential Fatty Acid.

Previous four diet factors and hydrogenated oil will affect your body to digest, absorb and utilization of Essential Fatty Acid in your liver.

If you see the food label, lots of boxed or canned food are made of hydrogenated oil or trans fat. Trans fat is the part of hydrogeneated oil.

Why hydrogeneted oil is bad for your health?
Hydrogenated oil is low quality oil in order to make the food "never go bad". It is chemically modified by hydrogenation process ( By Nikel and Aluminum)
It significantly prevents you from digestion and utilization of EFA directly.

What is essential fatty acid and how does it affect your fertility directly?

You may heard about "Omega 3" " Omega 6" in ad of food industris. They are a part of essential fatty acids.
According to "Fats that heal, Fats that Kill", EFA is raw material for liver to make sex hormones. It is like bricks and dry walls to build your house.
If you not eat enough EFA rich foods or eat bad diets ( high carb, soft drink, artificial sweetners, wheat, hydrogenated oil ) affecting utilization of EFA negatively, your liver has very difficult to make proper type, amount, and timely mannered sex hormones to support your fertility.

That is why I emphasized the importance of diet especially in the present time. My father was famous oriental doctors ( acupuncturist ) and my mother is OBGYN in south korea. They has been practicing together more than last 35 years and helped thousands of infertility couples had a baby in completely natural ways, without clomid, IUI, IVF.

I leared the generation to generation infertility protocol and helped lots of infertility couples but half of women became very difficult cases to solve.
I continuously asked why? I found that diets in the U.S is completely different than in south korea , much high intake of carb and soft drink.

So recently years, I recommended my patients to modify their diets to the guideline I mentioned above and it started to solve lots of difficult cases.
I feel that I need to share this information with people who may need it regardless they can get help from the eastern way ( Acupuncture ) or western way ( IVF ).

Thank you for reading this series of articles and I hope that it will help infertility couples worldwide to have the next beatiful generation. "
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Reply #5 - 03/03/08  9:58pm
" How wheat can effect your fertility:

Wheat ( Celiac Disease )
Wheat is one of most popular raw material to make most of carb base food like bread, pasta, cookies, crakers, etc.

How can wheat intake affect your fertility? Because gluten ( protein, 15% of wheat ) is very difficult for some prople to digest in small intestine, in result, it affects small intestine's function to digest and absorb other nutritions like Essential Amino acid, Essential Fatty Acid, etc at the same time.

Also unproperly digested protein portion of wheat ( Gluten ) will trigger your body's autoimmune system abnormally and may trigger your immune system may attack your organ. For example, those gluten may float around your uterine area through your blood circulation and trigger cellural level inflammation in your pelvic area with or without any symptons.

According to NIH. Celiac disease affects people differently. Symptoms may occur in the digestive system, or in other parts of the body. For example, one person might have diarrhea and abdominal pain, while another person may be irritable or depressed. In fact, irritability is one of the most common symptoms in children.

Symptoms of celiac disease may include one or more of the following:

recurring abdominal bloating and pain
chronic diarrhea
pale, foul-smelling, or fatty stool
weight loss/weight gain
unexplained anemia (a low count of red blood cells causing fatigue)
bone or joint pain
osteoporosis, osteopenia
behavioral changes
tingling numbness in the legs (from nerve damage)
muscle cramps
missed menstrual periods (often because of excessive weight loss)
infertility, recurrent miscarriage
delayed growth
failure to thrive in infants
pale sores inside the mouth, called aphthous ulcers
tooth discoloration or loss of enamel
itchy skin rash called dermatitis herpetiformis

This disease is considered as very undiagnosed among medical community. Typically medical doctors may order blood test to check Immunoglobulin A (IgA), anti-tissue transglutaminase (tTGA), IgA anti-endomysium antibodies (AEA) to see if your immune system show any abnormal reactions.

My advice is that please pay attention to your body's reaction based on your diet. If you notice any symptoms I mentioned above, you may consider wheat free diet for your fertility and wellness.
Wheat free diet ( gluten free diet ) also partcially help you to avoid high carb diet at the same time.

Please remember that your body become whatever you put into your mouth in the long run. I believe that if you have any chronic health conditions including infertility, there is always something to do with your diet.

All other medical and alternative treaments are not as much as important and effective for your fertility in comparison to your diet. "
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Reply #6 - 03/03/08  10:52pm
" Top 10 foods to boost your sex life

A good sex life doesn’t just happen – it requires a little help, which means a balanced and nutrients diet combined with regular moderate exercise and a positive attitude. These are all key elements in helping to keep your sex drive high and your reproductive system in good working order. It cannot be ignored that there are certain nutrients which have the power to regulate the levels of sex hormones in your body, and some can even help to protect your reproductive system from the potentially damaging effects of infection or disease.
For example:
A lack of zinc can cause infertility and impotence, and while moderate amounts of alcohol can help people to feel relaxed.

Caffeine in coffee, tea and cola drinks can reduce libido.

Being either overweight or underweight (Click here to check your target weight) can reduce the libido and impair fertility. A certain level of body fat is necessary ovulation and menstruation, and when fat drops below a certain critical point, ovulation and menstruation both cease. At the other extreme, obesity can impair ovulation in women.

A negative attitude to your weight or body shape can dent your confidence in sex and relationships.
There are certain foods that are not only delicious but also contain the necessary nutrients to maintain your reproductive health and your libido. These will contribute to your healthy sexuality by maintaining your system in good condition, helping you to regulate your hormonal cycles and boosting your fertility. Besides, the fast pace of modern life leads to stress, tiredness and sometimes a lack of sexual energy. Foods indicated below can help to combat this.

Vitamin A :

Maintains the health of the epithelial tissues which line all the external and internal surfaces of the body, including the linings of the vagina and the uterus in women. Liver, egg, yolk, cheese, butter and carrots are good sources.

Vitamin B :
Deficiencies of both vitamin B2 and folic acid have been linked with infertility, and women planning a pregnancy should ensure that they eat plenty of foods rich in folic acid well before conception. Watercress is a particularly good source of folic acid. Lean meat, chicken, fish, wheatgerm, brewer’s yeast, beans and pulses, peanuts and bananas provide B6. These foods are all rich in folic acid. Dark green leafy vegetables such as spinach and cabbage, liver, oranges, avocado, beetroot and broccoli are all rich in folic acid.

Vitamin C :
Increasing vitamin C intake may be helpful in boosting fertility, particularly for men; tests have shown that taking 500-1000 milligrams a day can increase the number and quality of sperm produced and reduce abnormalities. This vitamin may also help to prevent the condition known as ‘agglutination', in which the sperm becomes stuck together and are unable to reach the egg. All fruit and vegetables – particularly kiwi fruit, peppers, blackcurrants, strawberries and citrus fruits – contain abundant quantities of vitamin C.

Vitamin E :
A powerful antioxidant, vitamin E helps to protect the ova from damage. Sunflower, safflower oils and some vegetable oils, nuts and seeds, margarine, wheatgerm and avocados contain high levels.

Zinc :
There is probably more than a grain of truth in the theory that oysters are good for your sex life, as they are the richest food source of zinc, and zinc is known to be one of the key nutrients involved in enhancing libido & the production of sperm. Low levels of zinc have been linked both with poor libido in women and with a low sperm count in men. You can obtain zinc from shellfish (particularly oysters), wholemeal bread, brown rice, dark green leafy Vegetables, lean red meat and turkey.

Selenium :
This mineral is vital to ensure the production of healthy ova & sperms. Learn meat, offal, brown rice and porridge oats are good sources.

Manganese :
The metabolism of the female hormone oestrogen depends on manganese. It follows that a deficiency of manganese will significantly reduce fertility in women. Spinach, chestnuts, tea, oats, wholegrain cereals, wheatgerm, raisins, pineapple, beans, peas and nuts are all good sources of manganese.

Essential fatty acids :
Linoleic acid is important for sperm production. Sunflower and vegetables oils and nuts contain plentiful amounts.
Phytoestrogens :

Chemical of plant origin that resemble the female hormone oestrogen are abundant in Soya bean and Soya products such as Soya drinks and tofu. They may also help protect against prostate and other cancers by preventing the growth of tumors.

Antioxidants :

Fruits and vegetables are high in antioxidants which may lower the risk of cervical cancer. They neutralize the harmful substances produced by the body.

Food and sexual prowess has been linked throughout history. Prunes, ginseng, aniseed, onion and garlic, carrots, ginger, artichokes, Aubergine

are some of the foods that have been claimed to enhance sexual pleasure. "
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Reply #7 - 03/04/08  11:22pm
" Fertile CM- Dietary Supplement.

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Designed to Promote Cervical Fluids & Increase Fertility!

Recommended by Amos Grunebaum, MD, FertileCM is the dietary supplement for women designed to increase fertility by supporting the production of "fertile-quality" cervical mucus - and by promoting endometrial secretions that build the uterine lining for implantation of the fertilized egg. In addition, the key ingredients in FertileCM have also been clinically demonstrated to support female arousal and sexual stimulation.

With a proprietary blend containing the amino acid L-Arginine, FertileCM is designed to safely increase your odds of pregnancy through a scientifically-validated approach. L-Arginine, by facilitating the production of nitric oxide (which is naturally created by your body), promotes vascular blood flow to the uterus, ovaries, and genitals and has been shown to increase both endocervical and endometrial secretions during the ovulatory phase in women. Backed by clinical studies, FertileCM acts in three key ways...

1 Supports the production of "fertile-quality" cervical mucus.
A key FertileCM ingredient, L-Arginine, has been demonstrated in scientific studies to safely and effectively increase the presence of cervical secretions (cervical mucus or CM) around the time a woman ovulates.° Cervical mucus is central to fertility because it helps transport, nourish, and protect sperm on their way to the egg. The presence of fertile-quality cervical mucus also indicates when you are most fertile during your cycle.

FertileCM also contains natural ingredients to help thin mucus and cervical fluids (N-acetylcysteine), as well as support a healthy vaginal environment for sperm (Lactobacilli), and reduce overall vaginal acidity which may harm sperm (Coral Calcium).

2 Promotes endometrial secretions to build a healthy uterine lining for implantation.
The "first moment" of pregnancy arrives when the fertilized egg implants in the wall of the uterus (or endometrium). FertileCM supports fertility by inducing endometrial secretion during the time implantation takes place.° By creating a healthy endometrium for implantation, the odds of pregnancy are therefore increased.

3 Stimulates female arousal and sexual sensitivity.
As Dr. Grunebaum indicates, "the odds of conceiving are improved through daily sexual intercourse during the fertile period. Making love regularly - and adequate arousal - will improve fertility. Sexual dysfunction, on the other hand, can delay pregnancy." In the FertileCM formula, L-Arginine has been shown to increase blood flow and vascular relaxation in the reproductive/sexual organs and, according to studies, safely enhance both libido and sexual stimulation. Through increased arousal, pleasure, and frequency of lovemaking during a woman's fertile time, the chances of conception may be improved.

° To learn more about how FertileCM works and review clinical data, click here.

FertileCM is designed to increase fertility by....
• Naturally supporting the production of cervical fluids.
• Increasing arousal and sexual stimulation.
• Increasing hydration of the mucin (liquidity of mucus).
• Promoting mucus thinning and alkalinity.
• Supporting a healthy endometrial lining for successful implantation.

Recommended Use: As a dietary supplement, take 3 capsules daily (1 at each mealtime). Discontinue use once pregnancy has been achieved. To support the benefits of FertileCM, drink at least 64 ounces of water daily. If you are using prescription fertility drugs, consult with a physician before using FertileCM.

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