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According to Seattle-based naturopathic doctor, Priscilla Natanson, stress is the Number 1 Enemy of women over 40 who are trying to conceive naturally.
“Most women I have known who are having kids in their late 30’s or early 40’s are having no trouble conceiving if they are relaxed and having fun with the process,” says Dr. Natanson, who had her son at 40.
Ironically, anxiety over whether conception is possible makes women over 40 more prone to stress. The ticking of the biological clock is a constant reminder that time is running out. Here’s what you can do to feel more positive about your chances of conceiving. Our top experts share tips and books on how they got pregnant naturally after 40!
Priscilla Natanson, Naturopathic doctor (http://www NULL.seattlenaturalmedicine NULL.com/), baby at 40
Get Healthy. Establish a healthy baseline from which to become pregnant, including proper hormonal balance, diet and dietary supplements, including clean fish oils, extra folic acid, vitamin D and probiotics needed to conceive and carry a healthy pregnancy.
Check For Food Allergies. Get checked out for food allergies or sensitivities—if women are having difficulty conceiving, it is often the case that there is a particular food sensitivity that is affecting their body in a negative way.
Chillax! Use acupuncture and massage to get your body relaxed and prepared. Try to make the process fun, lighthearted and loving. For women with male partners, say: “let’s just have fun for a few months before we start stressing to make it happen”.
Claudia Spahr, 2 children after 40, Right Time Baby – The Complete Guide to Later Motherhood (http://www NULL.claudiaspahr NULL.com)
Detox Diet. Try a good detox at least 3 months before you start trying to get pregnant by simply eating lots of organic fruit and vegetables, cutting out junk foods, live foods (as opposed to processed food) that are nutrient-dense, rich in essential fatty acids and anti-oxidants.
Oxygenate! Breathing in plenty of fresh air will flood the cells with oxygenated blood through exercise like nature walks, yoga, tai chi and qi gong. Natural light is also necessary for healthy conception—lack of vitamin D is linked to infertility in men.
Keep The Faith. Our health is to a fair extent determined by our thoughts and emotions. By believing you can and will get pregnant when the time is right and trusting this belief means you’re more likely to manifest a pregnancy.
Books and Articles on Getting Pregnant After 40
Check out our “Natural Fertility After 40” (http://pinterest NULL.com/AChildAfter40/natural-fertility-after-40/) collection of articles for enhancing conception after age 40 through diet, natural therapies and visualization on Pinterest (http://pinterest NULL.com/AChildAfter40/).
Meet The Over-40 Fertility Squad, from AChildAfter40.com. Six expert moms who gave birth over 40, after conceiving naturally, give vital tips on getting pregnant when you’re older.
Jan Andersen: Enhancing Fertility After Age 40 (http://www NULL.mothersover40 NULL.com/EnhancingFertility NULL.html). Maximize your chances of conceiving after the age of 40, taking into consideration all aspects of health and natural therapies to enhance fertility.
Randine Lewis: The Infertility Cure (http://www NULL.thefertilesoul NULL.com/The-Infertility-Curethe-fertile-soul NULL.php). Using easy-to-follow techniques and remedies involving diet, herbs and acupressure, Dr. Randine explains how you can improve your overall health and well-being, strengthen the organs and systems vital to reproduction, heal specific conditions that may affect your fertility.
Sandy Robertson: You Can Get Pregnant Over 40, Naturally (http://www NULL.getpregnantover40 NULL.com/). Don’t let your age (or your doctors) discourage you from trying to get pregnant. You simply have to maximize your body’s readiness to take full advantage of every ovulatory cycle.
Susun Weed: Natural Fertility After 40 (http://www NULL.susunweed NULL.com/Article_Fertility_After_Forty NULL.htm). More and more women are waiting until their late thirties, early forties, even late forties, to have children. Is this too late? The answer to these questions is “no!” for wise women who enlist the help of green allies to increase fertility, insure conception, prevent birth defects, and promote a healthy pregnancy and an easy delivery.
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