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5 Ways to Take Charge of Your Fertility

5 Ways to Take Charge of Your Fertility

These 5 steps can help you gain control of your fertility.

These 5 steps can help you gain control of your fertility.

One of the most powerful fertility tools you have is yourself, and one of the most powerful things you can do to boost your fertility is to personally take charge of your fertility. Think about it. You are the one who has the strong desire for a child, you are the one who goes through your cycle every month, and you are the one who can make the biggest difference in your fertility. You can take charge of your fertility, but you do not have to do it alone. We are here to help! Through this article, I will share with you 5 ways to take charge of your own fertility starting today.

1. Educate Yourself and Ask Questions
The first key to taking charge of your fertility is to educate yourself. Learn all that you can about your body, how the menstrual cycle works, when ovulation occurs, etc. Also, if you have a fertility issue, learn all that you can about the imbalance and what your options are.

Another way to learn as much as you can is to ask questions. If you are working with a health care practitioner, ask them questions if you don’t understand something. Know what every option they give you entails and what the risks/benefits are. Because ultimately you are the one who makes the final decision, and decisions are easiest when you have as much information as you can get.

To make sure all of your questions get answered, let your doctor/practitioner know before the consultation that you will need some time set aside as you will have some questions. Come with questions written down, and write down additional ones during the consultation. If you do not have access to a natural practitioner near you, you can book an online email fertility consultation with one of our herbalists who can help you with natural fertility questions and suggestions.

2. Get Testing Done
If you have been trying to get pregnant for over a year and still no success, testing would be the next step. Testing will help you to pinpoint why an issue is occurring so you can start doing something about it. There are many different types of tests that can be done. This list is by no means exhaustive but here are some of the most common tests available. Not all of these tests are needed for everyone. Ask your doctor which ones to start with or which tests may apply to you.

    Hormonal Testing – Testing the hormones to see where your progesterone, estrogen, and testosterone levels are at can help to give you insight as to why you cannot get pregnant or sustain a pregnancy. One of the most common fertility issues we see regularly is low progesterone or some type of hormonal imbalance. Herbs and natural therapies have been very successful in helping to correct a hormonal imbalance.

    Sperm Testing – Low sperm counts or sperm anomalies can also prevent pregnancy from occurring. Getting a semen analysis is one of the easiest and fastest fertility tests available. There are many male fertility supplements and herbs that can be used to help the body produce healthier sperm as well as increase the counts if it is determined the counts are low.

    Hysterosalpingogram (HSG) – This is a test done to see if the fallopian tubes are blocked. A small amount of dye is injected into the fallopian tubes through the cervix. An x-ray is then used to see if the dye flows freely through the tubes or if there are any blockages. Depending on how bad the damage is and where the blockages are located, natural therapies have successfully been used to help dissolve and break down adhesions found in the fallopian tubes.

    Nutritional Profile Testing – Testing for nutritional deficiencies can be helpful in creating a diet and nutrition program that is specific to your body and needs. Many nutritional deficiencies can cause fertility imbalances like lack of ovulation or menses.

Ask your doctor about all of your testing options as there are many.

3. Eat Right for Fertility
One of the first things we work on with every single one of our clients is their diet. Everything you eat and drink as well as the things you avoid can have a big impact on your fertility. Nutrition is what builds, fuels and runs our cells. YOU are the only one who chooses what goes into your body and what you avoid. The power in taking charge of your fertility is also taking responsibility for your choices and making the best choices you can every day.

To learn how to eat a healthy diet for fertility click here or join our 21 Day Fertility Diet Challenge.

4. Take a Step Everyday
There are many things you can do naturally and inexpensively that can help you to boost your fertility. One of the best ways to take charge of your fertility is to do something every day for your fertility. Whether that means drinking a fertility smoothie, doing a fertility cleanse, applying Self Fertility Massage or using herbs, take a step every day towards supporting your reproductive system. One key I have found to success in anything you wish to accomplish is to keep moving forward, step by step.

5. Know Your Cycle and Body
A really important component to fertility is knowing and tracking your fertility cycle. One of the easiest ways to do that is to fertility chart. It only takes one minute every morning to take your temperature upon rising and write it into a chart. After the first cycle you will begin to see a pattern and learn the length of your cycle. You can learn more about fertility charting here…

Here are some things to know about your body which will tell you a lot about your fertility health:

  • What color is your menstruation?
  • Is it thick, does it flow?
  • Do you ovulate? How do you know this?
  • Is your cervical mucus the correct consistency?
  • Do you get PMS?
  • How do you feel after you eat certain foods?
  • Do you drink enough water?
  • Do you feel rested ever yday after you wake?
  • Do you feel constantly stressed?

When you know your body and what your cycle is like you can then know which herbs or therapies to look into. You may find this herbal guide to menstrual help useful at that point.

Not only will taking charge of your fertility make the journey more enjoyable, it will also improve your success rates. Please share with us some of the ways you have taken charge of your fertility today.

Dr. Christine Traxler M.D., OB/GYN
Dr. Christine Traxler M.D., OB/GYN

Dr. Traxler is a University-trained obstetrician/gynecologist, working with patients in Minnesota for over 20 years. She is a professional medical writer; having authored multiple books on pregnancy and childbirth; textbooks and coursework for medical students and other healthcare providers; and has written over 1000 articles on medical, health, and wellness topics.  Dr. Traxler attended the University of Minnesota College of Biological Sciences and University of Minnesota Medical School,  earning a degree in biochemistry with summa cum laude honors in 1981,  and receiving her Medical Doctorate degree (MD) in 1986.

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  1. Update 2014 – We are back! We have been away for a while and we sure have missed all of your wonderful questions and thoughts on our articles. Moving forward, one of our staff herbalists will be here to respond to comments! We look forward to connecting with our readers once again!

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    My Wife and I have been diagnosed with an idosyncratic issue…in other words…after all the testing and the assisted insemination methods, we “just can’t seem to conceive” according to our fertility doctors. Our window for opportunitiy is closing as my wife is approaching 41, and the chances of Downs is increasing. Suggestions?

    • Hi Pael,

      I am sorry to hear of your wife’s fertility challenges. Without more information on her cycle, lifestyle, health history, ect. it is difficult for me to guide you in the best direction. I encourage both of you to learn about our email Natural Fertility Consultations.

      Women over 40 often need to focus on hormonal balance, uterine health and improving egg health.

      Some products of interest to learn about are:

      L-Arginine– may extend fertility for women over 40

      Pregnancy Prep– supports hormone balance, improves uterine tone

      Self Fertility Massage– boosts overall fertility

      The issues your wife is facing is not a one -size-fits-all situation, her needs are unique to her and that is why a consultation may be best. When a consultation is purchased questions are answered by her and based on her unique situation a guide for natural fertility specific to her is made up and sent via email. A consultation is a great way to have a hard copy of what steps may be taken naturally to help improve her chances of conception.

      Have a wonderful day.


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    My doctor has prescribed clomid for me. I want to know whether I can combine it with the natural fertility remedies you recommend

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    Hi hethir,
    Happy to sent you this mail, i am a Nigeria trying to concieve after 2yrs of marriage now.i was diagnosed of blocked tubes, before we got to know you i had already started treatment on felopio for 9months now and iam currently treating it. pls am anxious, am eager to get pregnant, i feel emotionally stressed at times because of this, i was to ask can i go for HSG TEST again to check the progress of the treatment? thanks hope to hear from you soon.

    • Hi Emmanuela,

      When doing any treatment conventional or alternative to unblock fallopian tubes it is always suggested that a patient gets testing done to see if there has been progress with the products. Felopio are not our products, so I cannot comment on them specifically. There is a risk with HSG that it may cause more scar tissue or a slight damage to the tubes, but it really is the only way to know for sure if the products you have been using are effective for you.

      Best Wishes,


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    what if i want to conceive with clomid, please what are the dosge?, time to be taken and for how long can i try.

    • Hi,

      We support the use of and provide information on natural remedies for fertility. Clomid is a fertility medication that has to be prescribed by a Medical Doctor. We are not Medical Doctors. Please ask your doctor about Clomid.



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    I have been diagnised with retroverted uterus and a 3.5cm fibroid anteriorly. I would like to know will a uterus massage help in any way beofre purchasing the book? Thanks and im loving everything i read here and cant wait to go through the pregnancy path! Baby dust to all!