Fertility, pregnancy & childbirth
It’s probably true to say that every tradition has important herbs prized for their value in helping conception to take place. Not surprisingly, different herbs are prescribed for men and women.
Herbal medicine is less invasive and safer than the expensive modern infertility treatments that many couples embark on. It is certainly worth exploring as a first step. Herbs can help to regulate the menstrual cycle, addressing overly long or too short phases of the cycle and promote ovulation.
Conditions such as Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) and endometriosis are barriers to conception, and herbal treatment can reduce their impact on female fertility.
As our awareness of infertility increases, low sperm count or poor motility of sperm may be impacting chances of conception in some cases and herbal support can assist this problem very effectively.
In addition to enhancing fertility naturally, herbs can help to maintain a healthy pregnancy and can also be used just prior to giving birth. Certain herbs are also recommended to be taken after childbirth which will tone the uterus and address the depletion that is natural after giving birth. In cases where the supply of breast milk is a problem, herbs can be safely taken to improve its production.
It is more appropriate to consult a qualified medical herbalist for many of these issues.
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