The unknown effects of the drugs involved in IVF could cause concern. How could anyone know what the possible implications would be 5 or 10 years down the track? And I began to wonder- could natural therapies such as Homeopathy help with the side-effects of fertility treatment or could it possibly help with the success rates?
Homeopathy is a system of medicine that uses highly diluted and potentised natural remedies that are gentle, safe and effective. Homeopathy has been used for over 200 years and is so safe it is one of the only forms of medicine that can be used with pregnant women and newborn babies.
I knew from my experience that homeopathy helped to balance hormones. I also knew that it could increase peoples feeling of well being. I also knew it made people feel better when they felt side-effects from synthetic hormonal medication such as the oral contraceptive pill (the pill). I had also treated many women who had needed help to increase their fertility naturally- by balancing their menstrual cycles and stimulating healthy ovulation.
So if homeopathy could do all of this, why not use it to help couples going through fertility treatment? So I started giving women homeopathic remedies to assist them throughout their fertility treatments. At first I was giving them remedies to help with the physical aspects of the treatment. But after time I started giving remedies to help with the emotional upheavals- which can be many- and so many couples have commented how much the remedies have helped.
Here are some examples of homeopathic remedies that can help with IUI & IVF-
Arnica 200- after Egg Collection, it helps to decrease feelings of bruising and soreness.
Sepia 200- after Embryo Transfer, it helps to balance hormones and with implantation of the embryo.
Pulsatilla 200- at any stage when you are feeling very emotional and unable to cope, you may want lots of reassurance and consolation from others.
Natrum Mur 200- at any stage when you are feeling irritable, a little overstretched and not wanting much fuss or consolation- you want to keep your feelings to yourself except for maybe one person close to you.
The above remedies are just a small example of what a few remedies can do. There are thousands of homeopathic remedies and many of them can help to balance hormones and help with many aspects of fertility. And homeopathy is also very useful in treating problems during pregnancy and is amazing when it comes to treating babies and small children.
I am no longer suspicious of fertility treatments. But I can see the enormous benefit to becoming as healthy as possible prior to the treatment and to using natural remedies such as homeopathy to help.
So if you are having or thinking about having fertility treatment such as IUI & IVF then don’t overlook homeopathy to help an support the treatment.