Fertility Tips for Getting Pregnant

Q:  I want to have a baby, but I’m having difficulty getting pregnant.  Can you please give advice on how you recommend us to become pregnant? 
A:  Yes! One of the best ways to become pregnant, is to do so through the use of Traditional Chinese Medicine. By using Acupuncture and Herbs many people are able to conceive a child who otherwise have been unsuccessful doing so. Better yet, it is often fast and effective.

Q:  Really?  How does it work?
A:  It’s incredible how effective Acupuncture alone works for fertility success!  Whether the woman is experiencing irregular menstruation, or the man has a lower than optimal sperm count, Acupuncture can help both scenarios. Acupuncture is not only shown to effectively regulate menstruation, it can also boost male sperm count by over one million in a single visit. 

Q:  Incredible!  How many visits are required to get long term sustainable results?
A:  We normally get results for a pregnancy in less than 6 months, normally within 90 days! Depending on the situation, we work with the couple to create what they most desire – a happy, healthy family.

Q:  What happens if I have PCOS, endometriosis or fibroid tumors?
A:  We have excellent success in many cases. It’s best for you to come in for an evaluation.

Q:  What about in vitro fertilization?
A:  Some of our patients will use both modalities to become pregnant – in vitro fertilization and acupuncture treatments.  Others just come to us for personalized acupuncture and herbal treatments.  Either way, using Acupuncture greatly increases the odds of fertility success! We often get results in half the time, at half the price. 

Q: Dr. Liz, that’s incredible! Do you recommend specific types of foods to increase fertility?
A:  Yes, I sure can.  I often recommend lots of fresh fruits and vegetables, along with red organic grass-fed beef. 

Q:  Why the red meat, Dr. Liz?
A:  Red meat, specifically beef, is rich in iron.  Often times women are blood deficient, or slightly anemic, which makes it more difficult to conceive and then hold the baby.  To optimize the ability to conceive a healthy child, and then to carry the fetus full term, one of the things we do is ensure they have a good amount of Red Blood cell count (RBC) and Hemoglobin. 

Q:  Are there other foods you recommend for a healthy pregnancy?
A:  I also encourage women to eat figs, berries, particularly strawberries, beans, sweet potato, and seaweed.

Q:  Are there foods that should be avoided?
A:  Yes.  It’s best to stay away from alcohol and sugar. 

Q:  Thank you Dr. Liz for helping me and so many others with our fertility issues!  I’m coming to see you for my treatment, and I’m bringing my husband!  We are excited to optimize our chances for having the family we so dearly want!  We can’t wait to see you.
A:  My pleasure!

About Dr. Liz Perry
Dr. Liz is a primary care provider with a Doctor of Oriental Medicine and a Master’s degree in Business Management from Harvard University. For over 22 years, Dr. Liz has worked as an international healthcare consultant, has traveled the world, and has written hundreds of published articles as a health journalist.

Liz Perry