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Sometimes getting pregnant is a little more complicated than birds & bees. But if you're having a hard time conceiving, don't stress! 

We've collected the BEST answers to all your trying-to-conceive questions, gathered from the experiences and opinions of women like you. Find them right here!

UNDERSTANDING FERTILITY

Conception Basics:

Fertility Signs: 

Sex and Conception: 

Ovulation and Conception:

Male Fertility: 

FERTILITY PROBLEMS

Damaged Fallopian Tubes:

Unexplained Infertility:

Endometriosis and Fertility:

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) and Fertility:

FERTILITY CHARTING BASICS

Cycle Charting Basics:

Basal Body Temperature Basics:

Ovulation Predictor Kit Basics:

FERTILITY DRUGS & TREATMENTS

Fertility Treatment Options:

Fertility Drug Basics:

In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) Basics:

Fertility Treatment Costs:

ALTERNATIVE FERTILITY TREATMENT METHODS

Acupuncture for Fertility:

Supplements for Increased Fertility:

EMOTIONAL HEALTH & FERTILITY

Fertility and Your Feelings:

Fertility and Your Relationship:

Fertility and Your Familiy:

PREPARING FOR PREGNANCY

Your Health & Getting Pregnant:

EARLY PREGNANCY

Pregnancy Tests:

Early Pregnancy Symptoms:


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by on Jan. 10, 2014 at 1:58 PM
Replies (11-18):
ambernissley
by on Sep. 8, 2013 at 4:33 PM
1 mom liked this

hello i am a mother of one beautiful little boy. He is currently 18mo. He sees his twin cousins and other babies and gets upset. My husband and i have talked about another but we are having no such luck. We tried for two years for our son. I am starting to get really depressed. Everyone around me is having babies, many of my girlfriends from school are already on their second and third pregnancy, i there any advice ya'll  can give a depressed mommasad

Cafe Jenn
by Head Admin on Sep. 9, 2013 at 11:53 AM

How long have you been trying? If it's been a year, have you had any testing done?

Quoting ambernissley:

hello i am a mother of one beautiful little boy. He is currently 18mo. He sees his twin cousins and other babies and gets upset. My husband and i have talked about another but we are having no such luck. We tried for two years for our son. I am starting to get really depressed. Everyone around me is having babies, many of my girlfriends from school are already on their second and third pregnancy, i there any advice ya'll  can give a depressed mommasad


ambernissley
by on Sep. 9, 2013 at 12:35 PM
We have been trying for about a year now they keep telling me everything is fine that there is nothing wrong with me... but i still feel as though something is off... i have never been regular so planning for ovulation doesn't work... i go five and six months without a period I've tried otc prenatals but they have fish in and make me horribly ill


Quoting ambernissley:

hello i am a mother of one beautiful little boy. He is currently 18mo. He sees his twin cousins and other babies and gets upset. My husband and i have talked about another but we are having no such luck. We tried for two years for our son. I am starting to get really depressed. Everyone around me is having babies, many of my girlfriends from school are already on their second and third pregnancy, i there any advice ya'll  can give a depressed mommasad


bonitalilmama
by Member on Sep. 9, 2013 at 11:07 PM
Have you tried maca?


Quoting ambernissley:

We have been trying for about a year now they keep telling me everything is fine that there is nothing wrong with me... but i still feel as though something is off... i have never been regular so planning for ovulation doesn't work... i go five and six months without a period I've tried otc prenatals but they have fish in and make me horribly ill




Quoting ambernissley:

hello i am a mother of one beautiful little boy. He is currently 18mo. He sees his twin cousins and other babies and gets upset. My husband and i have talked about another but we are having no such luck. We tried for two years for our son. I am starting to get really depressed. Everyone around me is having babies, many of my girlfriends from school are already on their second and third pregnancy, i there any advice ya'll  can give a depressed mommasad



ambernissley
by on Sep. 12, 2013 at 9:13 AM
No i have never heard of it what is it
dammie85
by on Sep. 21, 2013 at 9:53 AM
Fnx so much for dis useful info, pls where and how can I get dis fertility xx?


Quoting ToughLilMan1208:

Great info..heres something to add

I had 14 cysts, the largest was 8..never did anything about them due to no insurance..but after marrying DH, I googled herbs to help with fertility issues, and took this herb..work my 1st cycle on it..DS is 4 now. I share this with everyone..the herb is Fertility xx..heres some info on it below, no one ever replies to me thinking I sell this stuff I guess, but I dont..Lol I found it at www.nativeremedies.com If you go to there site and search herbs for fertility, you'll find others that may help you to..I copied this from their site.. What is Fertile XX?



Herbal fertility tonics have been part of traditional medicine all over the world for many thousands of years. Fertile XX is a 100% safe, non-addictive, natural herbal tonic containing a selection of herbs to support fertile conditions for ovulation and conception. Fertile XX has been used for many years to safely maintain harmony, health, and systemic balance in the female reproductive system. Fertile XX also supports a healthy uterus, ovaries, fallopian tubes, and reproductive functioning. Regular use of Fertile XX supports normal hormone balance in the female body as well as healthy egg production and regular menstruation and ovulation while also supporting overall systemic health which is beneficial to the pregnancy and conception process. The formula remains true to the whole spectrum method of herbal extraction, ensuring the bio-availability and balance of all the active ingredients contained in the remedy. This method of manufacture also significantly reduces the likelihood of side effects and maintains all active ingredients in perfect balance – exactly as nature intended!



Laying the groundwork to support fertility



Around the world on a daily basis, millions of couples try to conceive. Unfortunately, sometimes this is easier said than done. Some women seem to conceive with ease time and time again, while others may take a little longer than expected. Ovulation occurs in a woman when the ovary releases an egg about halfway through the menstrual cycle. The egg then passes down into the fallopian tubes. If a woman has had sex and there are sperm present, the egg can then be fertilized and conception occurs. The fertilized egg then travels into the uterus, where it implants itself in the uterine lining approximately 6 - 10 days after conception. Because there are many factors that contribute to fertility, it is important to consult with your doctor to rule out structural or genetic problems if you are finding pregnancy, conception and fertility difficult to achieve. No medicine (including herbal medicine) can help if there are severe structural or genetic problems that affect fertility. It is important to know the cause so that you receive the correct treatment.



The natural way



Natural remedies have been used in traditional medicine for thousands of years to support the solid health of the female reproductive system, supporting healthy and efficient ovulation and conditions for conception. In more recent times, research has confirmed this traditional wisdom. For this reason, naturopaths treat the individual holistically and focus on a variety of factors to include diet, lifestyle, personality type, surroundings, and emotional elements – thereby supporting the health of the individual as a whole (rather than treating problems in isolation). Good conception tips include keeping a healthy weight (not underweight or overweight), as it’s the body’s way of judging if you can sustain a pregnancy. It is important not to view fertility in isolation, as it encompasses many different areas of functioning. Emotional health is also important and many experts agree that stress and even past trauma may play a part in a woman’s ability to become pregnant. Women who struggle to get pregnant despite a clean bill of reproductive health from their doctors should try reducing stress levels and even consider consulting a psychologist to ensure that there are no emotional barriers inhibiting pregnancy. Natural flower essences may also be very useful to support emotional conditions around conception.

ToughLilMan1208
by Bronze Member on Nov. 21, 2013 at 11:46 PM
Sorry so late, life has been catching me by storm. The fertility xx can be found on www.nativeremedies.com in the search tab. It worked for me the 1st try


Quoting dammie85:

Fnx so much for dis useful info, pls where and how can I get dis fertility xx?




Quoting ToughLilMan1208:

Great info..heres something to add


I had 14 cysts, the largest was 8..never did anything about them due to no insurance..but after marrying DH, I googled herbs to help with fertility issues, and took this herb..work my 1st cycle on it..DS is 4 now. I share this with everyone..the herb is Fertility xx..heres some info on it below, no one ever replies to me thinking I sell this stuff I guess, but I dont..Lol I found it at www.nativeremedies.com If you go to there site and search herbs for fertility, you'll find others that may help you to..I copied this from their site.. What is Fertile XX?





Herbal fertility tonics have been part of traditional medicine all over the world for many thousands of years. Fertile XX is a 100% safe, non-addictive, natural herbal tonic containing a selection of herbs to support fertile conditions for ovulation and conception. Fertile XX has been used for many years to safely maintain harmony, health, and systemic balance in the female reproductive system. Fertile XX also supports a healthy uterus, ovaries, fallopian tubes, and reproductive functioning. Regular use of Fertile XX supports normal hormone balance in the female body as well as healthy egg production and regular menstruation and ovulation while also supporting overall systemic health which is beneficial to the pregnancy and conception process. The formula remains true to the whole spectrum method of herbal extraction, ensuring the bio-availability and balance of all the active ingredients contained in the remedy. This method of manufacture also significantly reduces the likelihood of side effects and maintains all active ingredients in perfect balance – exactly as nature intended!





Laying the groundwork to support fertility





Around the world on a daily basis, millions of couples try to conceive. Unfortunately, sometimes this is easier said than done. Some women seem to conceive with ease time and time again, while others may take a little longer than expected. Ovulation occurs in a woman when the ovary releases an egg about halfway through the menstrual cycle. The egg then passes down into the fallopian tubes. If a woman has had sex and there are sperm present, the egg can then be fertilized and conception occurs. The fertilized egg then travels into the uterus, where it implants itself in the uterine lining approximately 6 - 10 days after conception. Because there are many factors that contribute to fertility, it is important to consult with your doctor to rule out structural or genetic problems if you are finding pregnancy, conception and fertility difficult to achieve. No medicine (including herbal medicine) can help if there are severe structural or genetic problems that affect fertility. It is important to know the cause so that you receive the correct treatment.





The natural way





Natural remedies have been used in traditional medicine for thousands of years to support the solid health of the female reproductive system, supporting healthy and efficient ovulation and conditions for conception. In more recent times, research has confirmed this traditional wisdom. For this reason, naturopaths treat the individual holistically and focus on a variety of factors to include diet, lifestyle, personality type, surroundings, and emotional elements – thereby supporting the health of the individual as a whole (rather than treating problems in isolation). Good conception tips include keeping a healthy weight (not underweight or overweight), as it’s the body’s way of judging if you can sustain a pregnancy. It is important not to view fertility in isolation, as it encompasses many different areas of functioning. Emotional health is also important and many experts agree that stress and even past trauma may play a part in a woman’s ability to become pregnant. Women who struggle to get pregnant despite a clean bill of reproductive health from their doctors should try reducing stress levels and even consider consulting a psychologist to ensure that there are no emotional barriers inhibiting pregnancy. Natural flower essences may also be very useful to support emotional conditions around conception.


Tia_23
by Bronze Member on Jan. 12, 2014 at 7:51 PM
Awesome info
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