Monday, August 3, 2015

Keeping It Natural

As many of you know it took us almost 3 years to get pregnant. Wanting to see if there were any unknown medical issues, we eventually visited a fertility specialist in order to ensure there were no fertility issues. The tests all came back indicating that there was nothing wrong with either of us and we were put in the "unexplained" category which was a little frustrating. We decided to give it a bit more time and "kept practicing"  but still nothing. Our next indication was that it's either bad timing, some chemical/physiological imbalance in our bodies, or both. We both discussed the possibility of getting fertility treatments, but were too concerned about the increased risk of complications, among other things, and decided to keep going at it naturally.  Late one night, Tom was perusing the internet and found a great article about getting pregnant using a more homeopathic means which essentially meant ingesting herbs and teas.  With nothing to lose, we decided to try a few of their suggestions. We will never know for sure if this is what did the trick or if it was the many prayers being sent our way... but about 2 months after starting the herbs, we got pregnant...

Oh we got pregnant alright...

I have been asked by a lot of friends what we took, so here it is...

We both took Maca, Tom took it 2-3 times every day and I took it between period and ovulation. I also took Vitex twice a day (or whatever the bottle suggests) everyday and raspberry leaf extract in a small amount of water 2-3 times a day. Just use cold water and not hot tea with raspberry leaf extract. I also drank alfalfa and nettle leaf teas, which is also discussed in the blog (see link below).

To facilitate tracking my cycle, I used an app on my phone to note my ovulation as well as the cheap ovulation 20 strip pack from CVS. No need for the fancy ovulation tests! I used those for 2 cycles about a week before I thought I would ovulate. Since I tracked it I had a good idea of when it would happen. Once I got pregnant I stopped taking all! 

I hope our story and magic potion can help someone else get pregnant! It is definitely a stressful process but the biggest thing is to relax and "enjoy" your spouse.


  1. Thanks for the info on the herbs ❤️👶🏼

  2. How awesome!! Would you possibly be able to provide the source for the info your husband originally found?

    1. Hi Betsy!! The source is listed in the blog above ( Let me know if you have any other questions!!

  3. How awesome!! Would you possibly be able to provide the source for the info your husband originally found?