Conceiving and not concieving
All other things being equal , or in satisfactory balance ( which of course they never are), physiologically, optimum fertility for a woman will be connected to the rhythm and hormonal balance of her cycle; the ease of passage of the ripe eggs along the fallopian tubes to the location of conception, the uterus; and the capacity of the uterus to nourish and sustain the embryo(s).
In men is about mechanical function (erection), and motility, quality, and quantity of sperm.
A herbal medicine practitioner will support fertility, initially by helping to rule out and/ or address reproductive system pathology , weakness or imbalance. Then by nourishing and promoting function at a tissue level , while supporting individuals holistically to optimise their general health.
At a home remedy level promoting fertility will generally be about optimising nutrition , reducing inflammation and improving circulation.
Herbal medicine, through helping promote a regular cycle, with distinct phases of mucous and predictable ovulation times, makes it easier for women to take control of their fertility, including pin pointing the time when not to have sex.
As with the rest of this website, clink on the image to the left of the blurb, for links to more information
|1.General fertility and conception information|
|3. Balancing Our Cycles|
|4.Mapping our cycles|
|4.Reproductive health and politics|
1.General fertility and conception information
3. Balancing Our Cycles
4.Mapping our cycles
4.Reproductive health and politics
Our Bodies Ourselves was the seminal feminist reproductive health book published by the Boston Women's Health book Collective in 1971. Over 40 years later, this website is a testament to the ongoing work.
Our Bodies Ourselves (OBOS) is now a nonprofit, public interest organization based in the US, that develops and promotes evidence-based information on girls’ and women’s reproductive health ...
This website is incomplete and work in process in places, but it is a great site , in true seventies feminist tradition.Quoting their introduction:
"The Beautiful Cervix Project is a grassroots movement celebrating the beauty and intricacies of women’s bodies and fertility. This website provides accessible information about women’s fertility and menstrual cycles and showcases photographs doc...