Welcome to my endometriosis and IVF page.
You may have already been told that endometriosis scars your reproductive system and it can also create tube blockages as a result of abnormal growths outside the uterus. All of this can lead to difficulties in getting pregnant.
First you might want to watch this excellent short overview video on endometriosis.
Endometriosis and IVF Misconceptions
Many people mistakenly believe that IVF is a cure for endometriosis, or that it even reverses it. This is not true. IVF merely works around the problem.
Endometriosis and IVF Treatment
Diagnostic Laparoscopy is a surgical procedure whereby the doctor will take eggs from you and fertilize them in the lab, together with your partner’s sperm.
Once fertilized, the eggs are placed back into your uterus using a catheter.
Here is a short animated video about the IVF procedure :
That will be enough to get me pregnant right ?
Well, although it’s a good start, you shouldn’t rely on this procedure. There are still things that can go wrong. Unhealthy eggs and sperm, can still lead to a miscarriage, and although a fertilized egg is placed back in the womb, there is no guarantee that it is going to embed itself in the womb.
If you are having difficulties in getting pregnant for whatever reason, then you need to make sure that you are leading a fit and healthy life-style.
There are risks with IVF, as well as costs, so you do not want to have to go through the procedure again and again. With that in mind, I would fully recommend you consider alternative therapies to compliment your IVF treatment.
Endometriosis, IVF, plus Alternative Treatments
The idea of this therapy is to provide you will fragrant smells, which will stimulate the body’s natural defences. Homeopathy is considered a very safe method with no side effects.
A thorough review of your personal and sexual history is undertaken before the treatment commences to ensure the right extracts are provided. There are many believers in this system who claim great results in treating infertility.
This is another well-known treatment, which has swept across the western world in the past three decades. Specific parts of the body are pierced with needles – sounds painful ? It’s not, and the side effects are very minimal.
The idea of adding acupuncture to IVF treatments is that is relaxes the woman (which is a major plus point for ANY treatment being administered). Studies have shown that 50% of women who undertake acupuncture with IVF actually get pregnant. It also appears to reduce the rates of miscarriage.
Acupuncture is also known to :
- Help egg production by stabilizing hormonal imbalance
- Improve ovulation by reducing stress hormones
- Improve egg plantation by increasing blood flow to the womb
Male fertility can also be improved with acupuncture. One of these ways it does this is by increasing sperm count through improvements in blood flow to the pelvis.
This is another treatment that goes hand-in-hand with endometriosis and IVF. Similar to the acupuncture treatment mentioned above, certain areas of the body are targeted. This time, however, it does not rely on you being prodded with needles, but instead pressure is applied to certain areas of the body – particularly the feet and toes.
The whole purpose of reflexology is to release stress. This, in turn, releases the feel good hormone (endorphins), which promotes better blood-flow, and stabilizing hormonal imbalances. Again, this treatment is free from any side effects.
As with any therapy, or treatment, it is always best to confer with your doctor first and make sure that any treatment is administered by a qualified practitioner, to ensure maximum success and minimal harm.
IVF Success Program for Endometriosis and IVF
The three alternative therapies I have mentioned above will obviously cost you money and unfortunately some of these alternative / complimentary treatments are not cheap (especially if you have a series of them). You could be looking at a couple of hundred dollars before you start to experience any real benefit.
Therefore, as a starting point, you might want to consider a course developed by Diana Farrell, called the IVF Success Program. I have done a full review of this course here : IVF Success Program review.
Or you might want to visit Diana’s web-site directly from the following link (Please click on the image below).
If you are looking to maximize the benefits of your IVF treatment, then Dina’s course is in a league of its own and well worth looking into.
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