When everything is working right, most couples can expect to become pregnant anywhere from the first time they have sex through a year and a half or even two years after they began trying to have a child of their own.
If you are asking yourself, “Why am I not getting pregnant?” and it hasn’t been at least one year since you began trying, it may be too soon to expect the result you are hoping for!
However, if you are worried about not being able to get pregnant, no matter how long you have been trying, doing what I talk about in this article will help you, too!
I know that may not be what you want to hear, but it’s the truth. However, if you truly believe that you should’ve gotten pregnant by now, I’m going to talk about what you can do “naturally” to provide an easy assist to the process.
But first, I’m going to review some of the common reasons that couples have difficulty becoming pregnant. And, I need to point out, that you need to know why you can’t become pregnant… if at all possible. This is something that conventional medicine can do quite well. However…
Are Conventional Medical Solutions to Infertility Dangerous?
I’ll be quite honest with you, most couples who are having difficulty getting pregnant consider conventional medicine to be the primary go-to when dealing with their situation. I strongly disagree with that approach, based upon scientific studies which have been conducted on conventional medical responses to infertility.
The fact of the matter is that those studies have repeatedly demonstrated that conventional medicine’s fertility treatments have an increased risk of ovarian cancer in the mother and/or birth defects in the child. I realize that a woman with ovarian cancer, if she’s vigilant and catches it early, has a decent chance of surviving the disease.
But what about your baby?
Is having your dream child really worth possibly condemning your child to a life of horrible deformity or crippling birth defects?
Please remember that that’s what the conventional medical establishment would recommend that you do.
Is the Fox In the Hen House?
Most couples who are using medically recommended solutions to infertility (generally fertility drugs and/or IVF (In Vitro Fertilization)) don’t realize how much money is spent in the infertility industry each year. The annual spend for conventional fertility treatments in the United States alone was reported to be approximately $2 billion dollars.
According to one study reported by About Health, the average cost of an IVF procedure, including expenses, was between $10,000 and $15,000. If the procedure is not successful, another study reported in About Health said that the average cost of an additional IVF Cycle was $6,955.
And, it’s generally not covered by insurance. However, About Health also reports that while most fertility clinics and doctors will not take insurance, some insurance policies may cover at least part of the expense, so read your medical insurance policy carefully.
The fox is in the hen house and your fertility specialist, to be quite frank about it, is the fox.
Now, I know that many people would say, “Oh come on, let’s be reasonable. It’s not that much worse than the statistics for individuals who just become pregnant normally.”
What does “worse” mean?
I’ve spent quite a bit of time evaluating and reviewing study results information about the role of Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) such as IVF in birth defects. I found quite a bit of contradictory information which ran the gambit from there is no increase in live birth – birth defects due to ARTs through one study that reported a bit over 8% incidence of birth defects in a studied population.
However, the most reasonable figure that struck me as valid was that there is an increase of approximately 30% in the rate of birth defects due to ARTs over the birth defect rate of a population of natural live births.
That means that if there are 4 babies born with birth defects in a group of live births which had no infertility treatments, there would be slightly more than 5 babies born with birth defects in a corresponding population of live births produced as a result of ARTs such as IVF. Here’s a link to my article about Fertility drugs and infertility.
Many people might say “that’s not too bad.” Statistically speaking, some might even say that they’d be right.
But, what if one of the additional deformed babies is your child? What if the horribly deformed, profoundly retarded baby is your baby… You won’t think it’s “not too bad” anymore… you will think that it’s horrendously bad and you will have to live with your decision for the rest of your life.
What Makes You Not Able to Get Pregnant?
It’s largely irrelevant which partner is creating the situation.
Sometimes, both partners have infertility problems. So, I’m going to talk about both female and male causes of not being able to have a baby.
Reasons Females Have Difficulty Getting Pregnant.
Female infertility appears to be a significant factor in approximately 45% of couples who can’t get pregnant.
The major cause of female infertility is a medical condition called endometriosis. It occurs in roughly 30% of the infertility cases.
Endometriosis is a condition where the same type of tissue which lines the inside of the uterus grows outside of the uterus in the abdomen of the woman with the condition. Frequently, these growths occur in the region of the fallopian tubes and ovaries.
The exact cause of endometriosis is not clearly understood. Medical researchers and physicians suspect that it is caused by menstrual fluids which “leak” into the abdomen instead of being normally discharged during a woman’s monthly period. In the case of women who develop endometriosis, the thinking is that the discharge “backs up” into the fallopian tubes and then migrates to other regions of the abdominal cavity causing adhesions, blockages and fibroid tumors.
Most people don’t realize it, but in the region of the ovaries, the fallopian tubes are more like a channel than a tube per se. And because of that, they are somewhat open to the abdominal cavity. Thus, it is not tremendously difficult for something passing from an ovary into the fallopian tube to end up in the wrong place. As a side note: this is why a pregnancy outside of the uterus in the abdominal cavity (called an ectopic pregnancy) can occur but it is usually caused by blockages and adhesions resulting from endometriosis or violent trauma to the region of an ovary or a tube which causes a structural malformation.
The two major treatments for endometriosis are surgery and hormonal therapies.
Surgery can be quite effective in removing misplaced tissue growths which can cause blockages and other abnormalities such as adhesions. The misplaced tissue frequently will occur in the fallopian tubes and in the area of the ovaries but it does sometimes “migrate” away from that region and grow in the abdominal cavity.
Natural treatments can also be used when dealing with endometriosis. Natural approaches, using holistic methods, have been reported as being quite successful.
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
Technically, this is an ovulation problem. However, the incidence of PCOS in our population is high enough that it needs to be dealt with separately.
PCOS is caused by hormonal imbalance. This imbalance results in the development of many small cysts in the ovaries, instead of the growth and release of mature eggs for fertilization.
Natural, holistic methods seem to have a dramatic effect when the cause of infertility may be the result of prolonged nutritional deficiencies. One of the well-known side effects of nutritional deficiencies is hormonal imbalance which is the cause of PCOS.
Ovulation problems are conditions which interfere with the normal release of mature eggs from a woman’s ovaries. The causes of these conditions are primarily hormonal in nature. However, they may be a side effect of abnormal tissue growth due to endometriosis.
Treatment options using conventional medical approaches are primarily fertility drug or IVF (In Vitro Fertilization) related.
Ovulation problems will generally respond to holistic methods. However, if the cause of this problem is sterility (i.e. the female partner has no eggs, or there is a mechanical problem in the external layers of the ovary which will not permit the release of eggs), natural methods will probably not be effective.
Fortunately, most ovulation problems are hormonal in nature, and consequently will frequently respond to natural, holistic methods.
Poor/Bad Egg Quality
Another cause of infertility in women is bad egg quality. A certain percentage of women will have either physical damage to the ovaries due to trauma, which causes either no eggs or abnormal eggs to be released, or who have genetic issues which cause the development of a fetus that can’t live.
Another cause of poor egg quality is age. The probability of a woman becoming pregnant after the age of 35 decreases rapidly, no matter what technique is used.
Studies and related literature report that after the age of 35, the probable ability of experiencing a live birth, utilizing IVF or other conventional medical procedures reduces at the rate of approximately 6% for each passing year.
By the time the woman reaches the age of 42, she has a less than 15% likelihood of ever becoming pregnant… Even using conventional medical treatments like fertility drugs combined with IVF.
Please note that different authorities report slightly different statistics. But, the bottom line is that the older you are, the more difficult you will find it to become pregnant… no matter what approach you use!
Bad egg quality is an area where natural approaches to fertility begin to excel… Especially when the poor egg quality is clearly caused by the age of the female partner.
However, age is not the only factor which may cause the development and release of nonviable eggs.
Other factors which seem to be clearly implicated in the area of bad egg production are nutritional and environmental toxicity issues.
Correction of nutritional deficiencies have been reported to produce dramatic, miracle pregnancies.
Some speculate that poor egg quality may be a major cause of nonspecific-infertility.
In my opinion, anecdotal experience has suggested that nutritional deficiencies are frequently the cause of nonspecific infertility. What that means is that it may be possible to increase viability of the female partner’s eggs by correcting her diet.
Other Causes of Female Infertility
Some other causes of female infertility are:
Antroverted Uterus – the uterus leans forward in such a fashion that a crease forms above the cervix effectively blocking the sperm from moving into and through the uterus and entering the fallopian tubes where the mother’s egg will be fertilized. A normal uterus will be slightly antroverted 75% of the time.
Overly Thick Cervical Mucus – the mucus in the region of the cervix is too thick to thin properly to allow passage of sperm into the uterus from the vagina during the fertile period in a woman’s monthly cycle.
Blockages to the Fallopian Tubes – blockages may be the result of endometriosis, sexually transmitted diseases such as Chlamydia, tied tubes (tubal ligation), pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) and many other causes.
Mechanical difficulties, depending on the kind, may or may not respond well to natural solutions to other female infertility issues.
Non-Specific Infertility – Sometimes medical science doesn’t know why you can’t get pregnant. When that happens, doctors label you with this diagnosis if you and your partner have no detectible reason for not being able to get pregnant. Basically they are writing you off as being hopelessly unable to become pregnant.
Are Males Ever the Cause of a Couple’s Infertility?
The main causes of male infertility are:
Some men have antibodies that kill their own sperm. This condition can be caused by any number of things such as infection or trauma (vasectomy, testicular torsion where the testicles become twisted inside the scrotal sac, or an accident which permanently damages the testicles).
Natural fertility methods may be effective but, if they are, it will usually be combined with conventional surgical solutions. See your physician for advice and recommendations! Once any damage has been repaired, then natural methods may help your body heal itself so that you and your partner can get pregnant.
Occasionally, there are blockages that occur in the tract between testicles where sperm is made and stored and the end of the penis where the sperm in its semen carrier (seminal fluid) leaves the man’s body and enters the woman’s vagina. These blockages may be caused by a vasectomy, genetic problems which cause badly formed tubes/structures in the tract to develop, tumors or physical damage due to accidents.
This is another problem that you will need to see a licensed physician about before you proceed. As I understand it, blockages will generally require surgical intervention before any attempt is made to get pregnant naturally when a blockage is involved.
There is a condition called varicocele in which the veins in the scrotum are too large. When a man has this condition, the extra blood in the veins tends to increase the temperature in the testicles. That in turn kills or damages the sperm to the point that they are not able to fertilize the egg.
While this is a physical structure issue, Mayo Clinic indicates that sometimes this condition is surgically correctable. I seriously doubt whether Pregnancy Miracle Program will be effective if you have this condition. But, if conventional medicine can deal with your condition surgically, there is a good chance that natural methods such as are taught in “The Pregnancy Miracle” will prove to be effective.
Sperm Quality Issues
Sperm quality issues will make it difficult, if not impossible, for a man’s sperm to find and fertilize an egg.
The major sperm quality issues are:
- Weak or under active sperm – When the male partner has this problem, his sperm are not strong enough to move from the vagina, through the cervix, cross the uterus and find the egg. The female partner’s egg is usually fertilized in the fallopian tube. This problem is called sperm motility or mobility by doctors.The man’s sperm will be tested to determine which of the motility groups his sperm belongs to.
- Low sperm counts – The man’s testicles do not produce enough sperm to cause a pregnancy. Or, because of blockages, vasectomies, improperly reversed vasectomies or genetic/previous disease-related factors, the male partner is unable to place enough sperm into his partner’s vagina that at least one sperm can survive the arduous journey through the woman’s reproductive tract, encounter the egg and fertilize it.
- Misshapen sperm – If the male partner’s sperm have improperly shaped heads it may not be able to penetrate the egg if they can actually find it. Also, poor tail structure or shape will cause motility problems (see above) that make it impossible for sperm to get close enough to the egg to fertilize it before it becomes nonviable (can no longer be fertilized).
Natural methods have been shown to work well with at least some of these issues. I suggest that you check out Lisa Olson’s Pregnancy Miracle Product before you make any decisions.
Unknown Fertility Issues
Sometimes a couple will not be able to get pregnant, no matter how frequently they have sex or how carefully they time their sexual activities to the woman’s natural rhythm. When this happens, it may be caused by the man or the woman or both.
This is usually referred to as “non-specific infertility.” Conventional medical treatments are ineffective in these cases.
Usually, when you have been categorized as having “non-specific infertility,” conventional medicine is writing you off.
Lisa Olson’s book, Pregnancy Miracle, talks about what she and her husband did to overcome their “non-specific infertility” diagnosis. You can check out what she says about it before you buy by clicking here…
A Natural Solution to Infertility
Since Lisa Olson’s Pregnancy Miracle program was introduced almost a decade ago, at least 137,000 couples have become pregnant using the program she pioneered. These were couples many of whom, if not most, were completely written off by the conventional medical industry which formally declared that they couldn’t have children.
And, Lisa was the “band leader,” so to speak. She was her method’s first success story. Lisa finally became pregnant in her early 40s after many, many years of trying. Finally, even though her fertility doctor “Officially” declared that she would never have a child of her own, Lisa gave birth to not just one, but two healthy babies, a boy and a girl, while in her early- and mid-40s.
I’ve reviewed her product and actually own a copy of her book and, in spite of the fact that it’s almost 300 pages long, I’ve read it from cover to cover. You can check out my review of her book here at WeJustGottaGetPregnant.com. Or, you can “cut to the chase” and watch Lisa’s informative, non-technical video where she tells you all about her product and explains how you can join the thousands of success stories reported by couples who became pregnant using her method.
Just click the book cover below to find out how you and your spouse can join the more than 137,000 other couples who were able to have a normal, healthy baby thru Lisa Olson’s Pregnancy Miracle Program.
I’m glad you stopped by… And, I expect, that you’re here because you and your spouse really want to get pregnant, but it hasn’t been going so well. If you are actually searching for the Official Pregnancy Miracle Website just click here!
Maybe you’re very frustrated, feeling hopeless, or maybe you are just plain ready to give up and not try to fulfill your dream of having a baby anymore.
Trying to get pregnant can be a terribly depressing and anguishing problem if it isn’t happening. But, even though that is happening to you, I want you to know that you are not without hope!
And, before you read any further, I want to assure you that I’ve checked out what’s available to help you with that problem, and, a little later on, I’m going to share what I think is the best solution I’ve come across in my research to help you begin your family!
Is There A Safe, Natural Yet Effective Way To Conceive If You Need Help Getting Pregnant?
In fact, there is a natural solution just like that!
And, its a solution that won’t cost thousands upon thousands of dollars like many of the medical profession’s standard approaches to infertility. It’s a solution that is safe, natural and effective and it has a track record second to none!
It’s called the “Pregnancy Miracle™” and it has well over 100,000 testimonials to its credit.
Testimonials written by women who most likely took a chance and went against their fertility doctor’s condemnatory diagnosis and did what they needed to do to find out the truth concerning their enduring hope of one day having a biological child from their own body.
If you are among those couples with less than perfect fertility that this solution will work for, you will be so thankful that you continued reading because the reported success rate just “screams,” like I hope you will, “it worked!,” “It Worked!,” “IT WORKED!!!” …
… Without spending a fortune, risking their health or sanity on “iffy” and/or dangerous medical procedures. Or, …
… Without destroying their relationship due to the tension and stress that can well up and explode as you try unsuccessfully year after year to conceive and give birth to a healthy, normal baby.
Before I go any further, please permit me to share what my wife and I have learned about infertility as a result of our attempts to have our youngest son. But first, let me start at the beginning…
How I Learned that Hopelessness Is Not Always Permanent
I actually grew up in an orphanage in a major Pennsylvania city. I spent 10 years there… from 8 to 18… want to talk about hopeless? It was like I imagine being in a prison is like.
Yes, I understand hopelessness.
But, the best was yet to come…
… Very early I demonstrated a strong aptitude for science. After I graduated from the orphanage’s high school I went on to college. Four years later, I graduated from a prestigious Midwestern college with a bachelor’s degree in biology.
I turned down medical school when it was offered, so I never actually became a physician even though I have leanings in that direction.
I never bothered with graduate school and progressed up the corporate ladder and became company president by the time I was 33 years old.
After college, I worked for a “Big Pharma” drug company where I was involved in bringing world-class drugs to market… So, I know how to spot something that will work!
And, finally, I have spent the last 20 years or so, in the supplementation industry helping people, many just like yourself, accomplish their goals in life by showing them how they can help their body by giving it what it needs most, the building blocks of a vibrant, healthy life… and that includes having children.
With a background like that, helping couples achieve their heart’s desire… giving birth to a strong, healthy baby, is a natural fit. It’s like “hand in glove,” as they say.
Can You Have A Baby Even If You Are Diagnosed As “Infertile?”
… When my wife and I finally decided to have our 1st child,
It really was easy for us to conceive… We didn’t have any problem at all getting pregnant with our oldest son.
About a month or two later, my wife’s doctor confirmed what we already suspected… that we were expecting and the rest is history!
Our second pregnancy, about 4 years later, wasn’t so easy… it wasn’t the stroll in the park that the first one had been.… Getting pregnant was a real problem this time… We tried and tried with no success.
And, when my wife finally discovered she was carrying our second child, it quickly became obvious that something was wrong. She began spotting frequently and a few weeks later we lost our baby at just about the 3 months mark.
Our 3nd pregnancy finally gave us our youngest son. It was a full 5-1/2 years after our oldest son was born that we welcomed our youngest into the world.
Unfortunately, in spite of the emotional roller coaster that we had gone through to have our youngest son, we didn’t yet understand just how hard it can be physically for some couples to conceive or the emotional destitution that many seemingly infertile couples go through as they try again and again to have a baby…
… We had some difficulty getting pregnant with our youngest son. But, to be honest, we never lost hope or the expectation that we would triumph… that we would prevail and that our second child would be born healthy and normal just like our first had been!
We had no idea that we were experiencing what is now called secondary infertility. And, given that condition, we didn’t know that the odds of having another child were not particularly promising without professional medical assistance.
Looking at what my wife and I went through it was nothing compared to what many who are reading this have probably endured…
We Began To Realize Just How Much It Hurt to Not Be Able To Get Pregnant
Then years passed and my wife and I grew older… wiser.
As the years came and went, my wife and I started to mature as human beings. We became less focused upon ourselves and we began to realize that many, many couples just could not get pregnant, no matter how hard they tried or how carefully they followed the rules.
We began to understand the heartache and anguish that those couples are forced to live with as their dream of a family with their own children begins to slowly fade into the far distant past.
Sometimes they adopt. Sometimes they just go on, give up and become “Uncle Al” or “Aunt Pat” to the children they know, all the while silently grieving inside at the lost hopes and dreams of their family that never was.
When couples finally give up trying to conceive without help, they typically seek out conventional medical options. Based upon what I’ve discovered in my research, I think that should be absolutely the last option, rather than the first, that they consider.
Conventional medicine may have some answers, but, in my opinion, the risk/reward ratio just plain isn’t there… especially if you are getting older.
Conventional Medicine May Have Some Answers… Or, Does It?
Conventional medical options like fertility drugs (which increases ovulation rates) and IVF (In Vitro Fertilization; where “mechanically havested” eggs, generally released as a result of fertility drug use, are fertilized in a container which contains the eggs in a supportive liquid medium by mechanically introducing “harvested” sperm from the donor; the fertilized eggs are then implanted into the uterus of the mother) are the major “go to” options for childless couples.
Depending upon which of the standard medical infertility treatment options (and there are others that I haven’t mentioned) that you may be looking at trying, please, just recognize that they can actually be dangerous to you or your baby, can be quite painful, stressful and sometimes, excruciatingly expensive…
… Not to mention a rapidly declining success rate with age. Even though you are younger and think that conventional medicine may be an answer to your prayers, think again!
While fertility drugs can work well if you are among the group of women that they will actually help, studies have found that they are often inappropriately prescribed. Misprescribed drugs can, of course, be extremely dangerous or unsafe. I believe that inappropriate use can cause or significantly contribute to a myriad of problems and may be a major contributory factor to the problems that I’m discussing here.
Want to know more about fertility drugs? If you do I have a post that talks about fertility drugs and some of their problems.
When couples fail to get pregnant on fertility drugs, they will usually move on to IVF treatments.
Exactly what is IVF or “In Vitro Fertilization?
IVF or “in vitro fertilization” is a medical procedure in which human eggs, harvested from either the female partner of the couple trying to conceive or a donor, will be fertilized in a sterile container with sperm from the male partner or a sperm donor. The fertilized egg or eggs is/are then put into the female partner’s uterus and hopefully the couple is now pregnant.
Very occasionally, if the mother has antibody issues or a caustic or acidic PH or genetics/some other factor (for instance an earlier hysterectomy) that won’t allow for the successful implantation of a fertilized egg in her uterus, a gestational surrogate mother may become involved who will carry the baby… hopefully to term.
I’ve now studied IVF and other fertilization methods somewhat extensively. Looking at the process with my biologist eyes, it surprises me that there are so many couples who are willing to risk the process when there are good, safe alternatives to the medical processes.
I think risking ovarian cancer or serious birth defects for your child is foolish… no matter what the odds! That is what you do when you submit yourself to fertility drugs and IVF and related medical procedures. Just because they are pushed by the medical establishment, it doesn’t mean these procedures are safe, effective and the right approach to overcoming a stumbling block in your heart-yearning to have your own children.
And that doesn’t even begin talk about the expense associated with a procedure that even at best produces a live birth less than 50% of the time. And, to make it worse, after 35 years of age, the success rate actually plummets until it’s about 1 live birth in 10 IVF procedures by the time you are 43 years old.
Check out my full article about IVF by clicking here to find out more.
But, what most conventional medical fertility specialists won’t tell you is that there are alternative therapies to the conventional medical approach which do not have the dangers to the mother and the fetus that the conventional medical infertility treatments carry…
… And, get this… Some Complementary and Alternative Medicine infertility treatment studies show 60 percent or more success rates 🙂
Medical Infertility Treatments Are Not the Only Option
I’ve been researching what is actually available to help apparently infertile couples get pregnant. And, because, as I mentioned in “My Story,” I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and have quite a bit of related, real-world experience, I know how to do research correctly and, more importantly, I actually understand and can explain what I discover about subjects like infertility, treatment protocols and the like.
To jump ahead to the end of process, I found that there is a product that I like. It is called “Pregnancy Miracle.” It has great reviews and claims a very high success rate helping women get pregnant who have not been able to conceive. And, to make it even better, the product has been on the market since 2009 which means that it has passed the “test of time.”
Lisa had the same sort of problem as maybe you and your spouse have… She couldn’t get pregnant. She and her husband had no identifiable medical, genetic or physiological problems, but they just could not get pregnant.
Finally, the medical establishment decided that Lisa would never have a child of her own and labeled her a victim of “non-specific infertility.” Which meant that the medical establishment wrote her off.
But, Lisa had a dream and that dream was to have children. She wouldn’t accept the pronouncement of her fertility physicians. She couldn’t believe that she was never going to fulfill that innermost craving, that emptiness that many women who are destined to be mothers have until they finally give birth to a baby of their own.
Fortunately, for Lisa as well as everyone reading this article, Lisa is a professional dietitian. So, she had the educational, scientific and research/organizational skills necessary to begin researching to find a solution to her own problem. And she was successful… Very successful.
Here’s the Rest of Lisa Olson’s Story
After several years of research Lisa developed a scientifically integrated approach to her infertility problem which helped her body overcome many of the issues associated with being not able to get pregnant. Her approach includes things like natural rhythms, nutrition, and diet changes to help with the removal of the toxic chemicals in her own body that were blocking her from ever getting pregnant.
And now because of the program that she developed… she has 2 beautiful, healthy children which were born in her 40s… The first, a baby girl was born when Lisa was 43 years old and the second, a boy was born when she was 45.
They were children that the medical community said could never be. In fact, it worked so well that she now shares what she discovered and guarantees that you will get pregnant in two months or less.
Here’s What You Can Do To Get the Word Out
Check out her story. It’s contained in the video on her website called “pregnancymiracle.com”… If after you watch her video, you decide to try her program, you are protected by her 60-day 100% money-back guarantee which is managed by ClickBank, the largest company of its kind in the world, so you have nothing to lose and your surprisingly small investment in your family’s future is completely protected.
Then, help us get the word out to similarly frustrated and disappointed friends of yours. Let them know that there IS hope and help for childless couples who deeply desire to have their own children. Send an email to all the couples you know who are struggling to get pregnant. Tell them about Lisa’s website and send them here to www.wejustgottagetpregnant.com. I believe that they will bless you for your concern and love!
But, if you aren’t quite ready to watch her video or send that e-mail, then go ahead and read my “Pregnancy Miracle Review” article here on “wejustgottagetpregnant.com” by <clicking here>. It will be available in the next day or two.