Couples suffering from infertility often encounter the difficult question “when are infertility treatments enough?” Hoping to have a child combined with the hope that ‘another IVF or fertility drugs cycle will be successful this time’ can be addictive.
True! IVF cycles and fertility drugs sometimes do end up with success, but often they don’t and this pain can last for a long time. There are couples, thinking it will be just one or two months until success, who find out two or three years later that this is not the case.
In fact, the more cycles and the more drugs the patient takes the harder it becomes to get pregnant. There is a simple explanation to this phenomenon: when the woman’s body becomes weaker and sicker it becomes more difficult to conceive.
So when is it enough fertility drugs? Could a woman take fertility drugs indefinitely without a negative impact on her fertility? The answer is NO!
Fertility drugs and IVF cycles do have a place in the world of infertility treatment. Women with blocked fallopian tubes, uterus physical deformities and other such difficult infertility causes may not have the ability to conceive without IVF.
However, when it comes to fertility drugs hormonal manipulation, invasive surgeries and interventions some common sense is due. It is not ‘the more the better’. A well planned strategy will go a long way helping couples optimize their success chances.
The first and foremost step is to become healthier and stronger trying to conceive naturally. Do not resort to drugs and surgeries as a first course of action; these do not come without cost to your health and conception chances. Becoming healthier involves more than just eating organic food or taking a specific food supplement. It involves a complete and thorough lifestyle change that yields a stronger healthier YOU!
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The second step involves Hunyuan herbal medicine and acupuncture to increase your egg pivot and quality. These measures are still within the scope of natural conception. The herbal formulas and acupuncture as well as the Hunyuan Xinfa Heart Method help the couple, both man and woman, to become healthier, stronger and more fertile. Conception then happens naturally without physical egg and sperm intervention such as in IVF.
By this point, many couples are already pregnant or very close to being able to get pregnant.
The third step, if one is not pregnant yet, will be to think about modern ART (Advance Reproductive Technologies) and IVF (In Vitro Fertilization) or even fertility drugs. This is the time when, without a better option, the couple must consider a more aggressive intervention.
But, how much drugs is enough? According to Hunyuan medicine less drugs and less intervention is better. Especially, if the patient has received Hunyuan herbal formulas already, this often means that the patient might be very close to being able to conceive and a minor intervention will suffice.
Many IVF clinics opt for “the big guns first”, but this is a clear mistake. With less manipulation and intervention the woman’s body stands the best chance for conception. A woman should 1. Believe in herself and her body, and 2. Optimize her chances by becoming stronger. The “big guns” of modern reproductive medicine do not allow the woman’s body to become stronger, nor do they encourage her to believe in herself.
There are IVF clinics using minimally invasive procedures and minimum amounts of drugs and even no drugs at all. These clinics often find it difficult to keep up with the IVF clinics competition and “statistics wars,” because no-drugs IVF (some even call it ‘natural IVF’, off course IVF is not natural with or without drugs) has a smaller success rate per IVF cycle than medicated IVF cycles. These no-drug IVF clinics often also accept older patients, who have been rejected by the standard full-drugs IVF clinics, which make their success rates even lower.
Success rates aside, it is a long term better strategy to begin the modern fertility treatment path with less drugs and less surgeries.
A common mistake couples do after visiting an IVF clinic is allowing themselves to be pushed into a corner, believing that there is no other alternative except using the “big guns” of IVF first. This is not a good strategy! It puts all the eggs in one basket and if this does not work, future pregnancy prospects are often diminished.
So in sum, when are fertility drugs enough?
- Start naturally and become healthy.
- Apply Hunyuan fertility methods such as herbs, acupuncture and Xinfa heart method.
- Calculate carefully modern ART and IVF treatments with as little as possible intervention and drugs. Do not opt first to the “big guns” of heavy medications and major surgical intervention.
- Plan ahead when to stop the drugs and modern IVF intervention, don’t become addicted to the illusion that ‘it must work next cycle’.
- If you do opt for drugs and IVF, space them apart and give your body time to recover. Don’t allow yourself to be pushed into a corner to repeat medicated IVF cycles with high frequency and in succession.
- Most importantly, believe in yourself that you can do it and don’t let anyone stamp you with a “diagnosis”. Human health fluctuates depending on the actions we take. It can get better and it can get worse. Being unable to conceive is likewise the same; it can get better and it can get worse. Choose the proper measures to make it better; less drugs and less uncalled for invasive procedures and surgeries.
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