Amenorrhea and Infertility
Answered by: Susan Eagles
Question from: Name not given
Posted on: February 28, 2004

I want to know if there are herbs that I can purchase at a nutrition store, that can help me to regulate my menstrual cycle, ovulation & any natural vitamins that I can take along with the herbs? At the clinic where I go, I get generic prenatal vitamins& provera. I also get clomid, but it has not worked. I’ve been married going on seven years. I’ve had tests done on me & my husband and we were told everythings is okay, so they figure the problem is that I don’t have a menstrual cycle. It only happens with the provera. I am desperate to get pregnant. Please help.

Amenorrhea, or lack of a menstrual cycle, can result from hormone imbalance, emotional problems, anemia or internal problems like fibroids. Promoting fertility is a complex matter and very specific to each individual. It is not advisable to buy over-the-counter herbs and vitamins without professional advice. I recommend that you visit a natural practitioner like a medical herbalist or naturopath for a full assessment to determine why you are not having a menstrual cycle. The recommendations will include diet, vitamin and mineral supplements and herbs to support any of your body systems that are out of balance,

You will find some information on infertility on our website at www.richters.com. Choose Q&A from the main menu, and enter "infertility" for the search. I highly recommend reading the following books: Amanda McQuade Crawford’s “Herbal Remedies for Women” (Prima Publishing) and "Healthy Parents, Better Babies" A Couples Guide to Natural Preconception Health Care by Francesca Naish and Janette Roberts (publisher The Crossing Press, California).

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