Dr (TCM) Attilio D'Alberto
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Learn How To Get Pregnant

Trying to get pregnant is a very personal and emotional issue, something that is not often shared with friends or even relatives; and for that reason it can often feel like a lonely journey. If this sounds like you, rest assured you are not alone.

More and more couples are finding it harder than they thought to get pregnant. People don’t realise that many other couples are in the same boat until they start to talk about it with friends or work colleagues.

It is estimated that 1 in 6 couples experience fertility challenges, and this number is growing. There are a many reasons why this number is increasing; age, stress, poor diet, hectic lifestyles, environmental toxins, birth control side effects, etc.

In my experience, it is seldom one problem; it is usually a combination of factors. Therefore, the best form of treatment is to tackle all the various issues to form a strong, combined treatment plan that will have the best outcome.

Getting pregnant faster

To increase your chances of getting pregnant you need to know the basics about your fertility. Here is a summary of what you need to know to get pregnant fast:

  1. Understand your menstrual cycle
  2. Know your fertility window by checking for cervical mucus
  3. Don't rely on ovulation predictor kits, an ovulation test or a ovulation calculator
  4. Have sex before you ovulate, then during your fertile time, have sex every day

How to increase sperm quality

There are several things a man can do to improve his sperm count and quality. Based on the research I have read, men can do the following to increase their chances of getting pregnant:

  • Stop drinking alcohol
  • Stop eating chili
  • Stop smoking
  • Reduce red meat consumption
  • If you eat red meat, make sure it's organic
  • Eat light or dark fish at these three times a week
  • Reduce stress levels
  • Don't sleep later than 10pm
  • Don't over work
  • Only ejaculate when trying for a baby around your fertility window

Fertility Checklist

Here is a summary of things you can do to enhance your fertility and boost your chances of conceiving, which most fertility clinics won't tell you:

  • Be positive and use an affirmation board
  • Don’t diet. Exercise if you need to get to a healthy weight
  • Don’t have a bath after you ovulate. Have a shower instead
  • Don’t lift anything heavy
  • Don’t smoke
  • Don’t work night shifts
  • Drink no more than two glasses of alcohol a week
  • Exercise 2-3 times a week
  • Have acupuncture every 3-4 days
  • Improve your menstrual cycle
  • Listen to your body. It knows best
  • Optimize your diet
  • Practice mindfulness or meditation
  • Practice qi gong or yoga
  • Reduce your exposure to air pollution
  • Reduce your exposure to chemicals
  • Reduce your exposure to heavy metals
  • Reduce your stress and have fun
  • Reduce your use of painkillers and SSRIs (always consult with your doctor first)
  • Reduce your use of technology, i.e. cell phones, tablets, laptops
  • Sleep around 10pm and for 7-8 hours
  • Slow down your pace of life
  • Take Chinese herbs
  • Take folic acid and other fertility supplements
  • Wear the right clothes and footwear for the season you are in
  • Use a good quality pregnancy test

Acupuncture for fertility

Acupuncture does more than just relax people; it regulates the hypothalamus thereby regulating fertility hormones as well as regulating energy and blood flow within the body, regulating the fertility hormones contained within the blood again, which all help to regulate the menstrual cycle. It is the menstrual cycle that is the most important aspect of fertility treatment within Chinese medicine and yet is something greatly overlooked in biomedical science.

Most women think that premenstrual symptoms such as sweating at night, abdominal cramps, pain, tender breasts, lower back pain, premenstrual stress (PMS/PMT) are normal but they are not. In Chinese medicine these are all abnormal and give insights into what internal imbalance a woman might have.

At my acupuncture clinic in London, I use research based evidence that shows acupuncture is able to:

  1. Improve implantation
  2. Improve sensitivity to insulin, thereby improving PCOS
  3. Improve sperm motility, morphology and quality
  4. Increase levels of oxytocin
  5. Increase the success rate of IVF cycles
  6. Increase the success rates of IVF/ICSI cycles
  7. Increase uterine and ovarian blood flow to improve the uterus lining
  8. Prevent uterus contractions to reduce the possibility of expelling embryo out of the uterus
  9. Reduce anxiety, stress and depression
  10. Reduce high FSH levels
  11. Reduce the side effects of clomid
  12. Reduce the stress hormone cortisone
  13. Reduce uterine contractions
  14. Reduce weight
  15. Regulate AMH levels
  16. Regulate immune factors
  17. Regulate oestrogen levels
  18. Regulate TH1 and TH2 levels
  19. Regulate the menstrual cycle
  20. Regulate the release of neurotransmitters

Getting pregnant with acupuncture video

Once pregnant, check out the early signs of pregnancy.