3. Herbal supplements
Nettles, red clover and red raspberry leaves are all associated with
conception. Although these could be taken individually, it is essential to get
good advice from a qualified herbalist. The wrong supplements, or even the
wrong amounts, can do more damage than good. A better option would be to take a
commercial pre-pregnancy supplement. A number of these are available in any pharmacy.
This will guarantee that you get the right amounts. A commercial supplement is
also convenient, because all you will need to take is one daily tablet. It'll
also contain things like folic acid, which is important for the early
development of your baby when you do get pregnant.
Natural conception is sometimes prevented by things that have nothing to
do with your reproductive organs. Work related stress, money worries, and
apprehension about the big decision to try for a baby can all have knock-on
effects on your ability to conceive. Homeopaths take a holistic approach. They
view the body as a whole, and can identify many subtle underlying issues.
Homeopaths treat with extracts of plants, minerals and metals.
Be natural, be safe
Alternative and natural medicine are safe when practiced by a qualified
professional. Many couples successfully use these treatments to help them
conceive, but you should get expert advice. Someone without the proper training
and experience can do more harm than good. Make sure your practitioner is
qualified and insured. Use the website of the various professional associations
to find out more detail on what to look out for.
And once you've gotten that positive pregnancy test, or if you've any
concerns at all, do make sure to visit your doctor as well!