Nevertheless, before undergoing any kind of alternative or home fertility treatments, you should check with your doctor and qualified fertility specialist because some treatments might be in some cases dangerous and even dubious in value. Also, before deciding for alternative approaches, make sure that the person who is providing you this treatment is certified in the field. Following is a list of alternative therapies that are often applied when treating female infertility:Acupuncture Acupressure: is derived from acupuncture since it uses the same pressure points (acupuncture points); acupressure is a technique whereby the body is pressed or massaged at a specific acupressure points. This technique is also used to control symptoms such as pain or nausea during first trimester. Chinese medicine Chinese medicine sexual technique often accompanied by acupuncture and herbal therapy Herbs that boost fertility (for example chasteberry, falso unicorn root) Changes in nutrition Avoiding alcohol Avoiding caffeine: as little as one cup of coffee in the morning can decrease your chances of conception for as much as 50% Increasing doses of vitamin C Increasing doses of vitamin B6 Increasing doses of iron Including multivitamin into diet Including multimineral into diet Mind and body exercise Specific yoga postures for boosting fertility accompanied with proper breathing Maintaining healthy body mass index (in case of being overweight/obese losing weight, or in case of being underweight gaining weight): U-curve is typical, which means that women who are slightly overweight/underweight drastically decrease their chances of conception (maintain body index between 18 and 24) Including moderate exercise into daily regime and avoiding strenuous workout for prolonged period of time (include walking, swimming, dancing, but avoid heavy lifting and strenuous exercise that your body is not used to) Avoiding specific medications such as antihistamines and decongestants Avoid increased consumption of soy products Stop smoking
Some people might agree that alternative treatments, often considered home remedies can be helpful in dealing with female infertility (although in cases of treatments with acupuncture it would be hard to consider a treatment a home remedy).