Going through IVF with The Logan Fertility Method

Helpful Tips

IVF and Treatment Top Tips  

The following are top tips while you are going through IVF with the aid of The Logan Fertility Method™.

  1. If you like porridge 'Oatbran' is the best choice. This helps with digestion and bowel problems and eases constipation associated with crinone gel and cyclogest. 
  2. Eat 1 portion of Pineapple per day. This contains bromalian which makes the uterus sticky.  Why not try a pineapple suki tea.
  3. Eat 5 brazil nuts a day. These contain seleniuim which is good for egg reserve.
  4. Eat 5 walnuts a day. These contain progesterone.
  5. Drink at least 2 litres of water a day.
  6. Limit caffeine intake to 200 miligram a day (any higher than this has shown a link to miscarraige).
  7. The 80/20 rule... be good 80% of the time and less good the other 20% everyone needs a release and a break!!
  8. During the down regulation I encourage rest, early nights and walking.  During stims, no exercise & no lifting as there is a danger of rupture of the ovary or hyperstimulation.

15 Little Tips to Care For Your Uterus

In China, we call the uterus, “a woman's inner palace.” It's called a palace because it's the place to create and nurture a future generation – the next sons and daughters. It's a sacred place that needs special care and attention.

Many of the menstrual disharmonies, such as painful periods, endometriosis, dysfunctional uterine bleeding and infertility can be avoided and healed by taking better care of this inner palace – our uterus.

Today I'm going to share with you 15 little tips to help you take better care of your uterus, so you can enjoy a harmonious and healthy menstrual cycle.

1. Avoid products that contain xenoestrogen, which can reduce the elasticity of the uterine wall, making it thinner and more fragile. Check out the top 10 xenoestrogens, primary cause of estrogen dominance

2. Avoid having too many sexual partners, which increases the chances of pelvic inflammation.

3. Eat plenty of cold water fish rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, such as mackerel and salmon, which helps reduce the secretion of prostaglandin – a hormone-like substance that can make the uterus contract too hard, causing pain and increasing the chances of a malpositioning of the uterus.

4. Exercise your pelvic muscles. Experts say that swimming is the best exercise to strengthen the uterus, and that swimming 2 hours per week can reduce back pain, relieve period pain and make childbirth easier. If you don't have a swimming pool near by, try pelvic exercise weights. They're just as effective. 

5. Avoid using birth control pills for extended periods of time. Research has shown that using birth control pills continuously for over 8 years can interrupt the body's natural hormone balance and increases the chances of developing fibroids. Check out 10 birth control options without the pills.

6. Have a clean sexual partner. Research in England found that the chances of a woman developing a pelvic inflammatory disease are reduced by 70% when her sexual partner cleans his private part before sexual intimacy. Experts say that many bacteria that can lead to pelvic infection are carried in the folds of the male penis. 

7. Don't hold your urine. Holding urine can make waste materials accumulate in the bladder, causing bladder infection, which can also lead to vaginal and pelvic infection, due to their close proximity. Additionally, a habitually enlarged bladder can cause undue pressure on the uterus, causing it to move out of position.

8. Quit smoking. Research in England discovered that cancer-causing substances in cigarettes tend to concentrate in the body fluids around the cervix. Long-term smoking can have a dangerously harmful effect on the uterus. 

9. Maintain a healthy body weight. Lacking adequate body fats to hold the uterus in place can result in a prolapsed (dropped) uterus, which increases the chances of pelvic infections and period pain.

10. Don't sit for too long. Sitting at one’s desk for too long without adequate exercise inhibits the healthy blood and energy circulation in the pelvic area. This can cause the thickening of the uterine wall and increase the chances of endometriosis. So get up and move around every hour or so.

11. Massage your abdomen with rose essential oil. This is a uterine care routine that’s popular in China and Korea. Put 2 drops of rose essential oil into your palm. Warm it up by rubbing your palms together. Then push your palms from your rib cage area toward your uterus. Massage it for a few times until the area gets a little warm. This is an excellent massage to prevent and relieve period pain. 

12. Keep your uterus warm. Cold accumulated in the uterus is a common cause of painful periods and infertility. So avoid consuming raw and cold foods and drinks during your periods. And wear enough clothes to keep your body and your uterus warm.

13. Have a nutritious breakfast with some whole grains. Research shows that 30% of women who have pelvic diseases have a lower than average intake of folic acid and beta-carotene. Whole grains are rich in these vital nutrients and the best time for absorption is in the morning when you have breakfast.

14. Pay attention to your vaginal discharge. Excessive, watery, cottage cheese-like, yellow, smelly or other abnormal vaginal discharges are early indications of a possible dysfunction of the uterus. So pay attention. Check out my post, “What Does Your Vaginal Discharge Tell You.”

15. Improve the immunity of your uterus. Lemon is rich in vitamin C and can help improve the immunity of the uterus from external bacteria. So start drinking a cup of warm lemon water in the morning.

Remember, our uterus is not a house of sin and shame. Rather, it's a palace to house our innate ability to create new life – and whatever it is that we envision in our lives. 

I hope you found these tips helpful, and that this article inspires you to take better care of your uterus.