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Although I did not go the "herbal route" when I was trying to conceive, I did drink a number of teas with the ingredients listed below. It is always important to check with your doctor or alternative health practitioner before taking herbs or supplements especially if there is a chance that you may already be pregnant. If you are experiencing miscarriage or recurrent miscarriage, scroll down below for the second article on herbs for miscarriage.

Top 5 Fertility Herbs for Women Over 40
By Michael Bennet

The journey of pregnancy

The journey of pregnancy is looked as an arduous, long process. The very thought or decision of having a child is filled with joy and wonder but if infertility comes into the picture it can burden a woman with feelings of depression and stress. Often the road to pregnancy can be hard and long. Modern fertility treatments are at times complicated and are also expensive. However with natural remedies one can keep their worries at bay as these are making huge leaps in popularity owing to the success over the last couple of years.

Nearly all cultures have a tradition of using natural herbs for boosting fertility. Alternative and herbal therapy for infertility makes use of seeds of plants, berries, flowers, stems, roots, leaves and bark. Let us understand these one by one.

Top 5 fertility herbs for women over 40

1. Oat straw: This is an excellent nourishing herb that helps in promoting a healthy endocrine system that is accountable for hormone production, particularly progesterone and estrogen. For best results it must be taken together with Dandelion.

2. Red Clover Blossoms: This has proven to be one of the most effective fertility herbs for women. It is enriched with minerals, calcium, magnesium, protein and vitamins. Each of these helps in assisting the female body, calcium and magnesium each helps in promoting fertility. Minerals help to balance the levels of hormone, protein helps with overall health and vitamins work wonders for the uterus. Additionally, red clover blossoms also help in repairing the damage or scarring in the Fallopian tubes along with repairing "unexplained infertility". This is one of the most effective fertility herbs for women over 40.

3. False Unicorn Root: This herb has myriad health benefits such as hormonal balance, amenorrhea, ovarian cysts and infertility. It helps in easing vaginal dryness and ovarian pain and is regarded extremely helpful when trying to get pregnant. False Unicorn Root is one of the best natural remedies to improve fertility in women.

4. Red Raspberry Leaf: This is a favorite fertility herb. It helps to tone the uterus thereby supporting to make it more appropriate for implantation and on the later stage also help in making contractions more effective at the time of labor. Enriched with minerals, vitamins and calcium, this herb helps to strengthen the lining of the uterine and also lengthen the luteal phase.

5. Chasteberry (Vitex): Popularly known as the female herb for its health benefits for women, Chasteberry helps in stimulating the pituitary gland that manages the progesterone and estrogen. It helps the body in balancing these important hormones. Taking Vitex regularly helps to improve fertility effectively. It is also beneficial during menopausal changes and normalizing female sex hormones. This is also one of the best natural remedies to improve fertility in women

No need to worry of infertility anymore with these natural herbal remedies.


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Recurrent Miscarriage and Herbal Medicine
By Mike Berkley

Herbs and Blood Clotting Disorders Contributing to Recurrent Miscarriage

Both anticoagulants and antiplatelet mitigators are medicines that reduce blood clotting in an artery, a vein or the heart.


Heparin and Lovenox are anticoagulants and aspirin is an antiplatelet.

Antiplatelets such as aspirin decreases platelet aggregation and thrombus formation. They are mostly used in problems with arterial circulation where anticoagulants have little effect.

Anticoagulant medications make the blood 'thinner' and prevent the formation of blood clots and hence could prevent stroke.

Both anticoagulants and antiplatelet medications have been used to treat chronic recurrent miscarriage due to thrombophilic disease.

There are several herbal medicines which possess antiplatelet and anticoagulant properties.

Jiang Huang and Yu Jin are herbs that possess antiplatelet properties. Chuan xiong has both anticoagulant and antiplatelet properties.

I am not recommending that a patient with a thrombophilic presentation use herbs instead of Western medicine which possess the required qualities necessary to prevent miscarriage via anticoagulant or antiplatelet activity. Sometimes however, a drug does not possess the same qualities of an herb. An herbal formula, for example, has a multitiered effect. The correct formula might for example, be used to reduce inflammation, reduce platelet aggregation and/or reduce coagulopathies as well as reduce stress, strengthen the immune function and help facilitate weight loss in an obese patient. All of these things would be required in a patient of this type to increase the odds of a successful on-going pregnancy; not just Heparin or Lovenox or Aspirin. This is important to consider in case you miscarry even when taking these types of meds.

In other words, you may need more intervention than these meds are capable of providing.

I would recommend that you follow the instructions of your reproductive endocrinologist and hope for the best. But in the face of failure with traditional Western medical approaches, trying herbs may help contribute to a full term pregnancy. In my practice I have seen this occur many times.

Many patients faced with the difficult challenge of trying to conceive or who recurrently miscarry are instructed by their reproductive endocrinologists to not take herbs. This is because your doctor is trying to protect you because his or her training is in Western medicine and not in Chinese medicine and they do not feel comfortable mixing Western medicine with herbs.

Though their hearts are in the right place, their experience is not. I have, on multiple occasions prescribed herbs to patients who were taking gonadotropins or Clomid or Lupron, etc., and have never seen any problems. The combination either helped the patient or did not.

The herbs will not reduce the effectiveness of the meds nor, in most cases will they increase the potency of the meds. The only exception to this would occur if I prescribed herbs with anticoagulant/antiplatelet properties to a patient who was taking Lovenox or Heparin. Then there would be a potentiating and possibly dangerous effect.

Acupuncture can increase metabolic function and stimulate the flow of blood throughout the body. Increasing hemodynamics is not, however the same as actually reducing platelet aggregation or reducing hypercoagulation. The benefit of using acupuncture with herbs is that the acupuncture will help ensure the distribution of the herbs throughout the body.

Typically when getting treated for infertility or recurrent pregnancy loss the most effective approach in the absence of success with Western medicine alone is to combine acupuncture, herbs and Western medicine.

When you are prescribed herbs be certain that a board certified herbalist is doing so.

Mike Berkley, L.Ac., FABORM is the first acupuncturist/herbalist in the United States to devote a complementary medicine center to the care and treatment of those facing a challenge to conception.

The Berkley Center for Reproductive Wellness has a team of NYS licensed and board certified acupuncturists and board certified herbalists to assist you on your journey.

We work with patients from RMA, NYU, NY Cornell, St. Lukes-Roosevelt, Batzofin Fertility Services, The Sher Institute, New Hope Fertility and many others.

We are available to treat pre and post embryo transfer patients 24/7/365.


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