How to Increase Fertility Naturally BEXLIFE- Brigadoon, Western Australia
Rebekah: Hey guys. It's Bex here and I amhere with the lovely Alisa Vitti in her apartment in New York City, surrounded by baby things. Alisa: Yes. Rebekah: The last time you were on Bex Life,you were not pregnant. I was not pregnant and we were talking about birth control. Alisa: Right, and why we should all get offof it. Rebekah: We didn't take it and look whathappened to us. Alisa: Well, this was by planning, yes.
Rebekah: And this was by planning too. Alisa: That's right. Rebekah: I'm really excited because I'm36 and you're 37. Alisa: And look at how young and gorgeouswe look. Rebekah: I know. We are gorgeous! Alisa: Gorgeous. Rebekah: Healthy, vibrant. We are of advancedmaternal age. I can hardly get the words out. Alisa: Technically speaking, yes.
Rebekah: It's so gross. I hate â€“ I don'teven like saying that. Alisa: I know, I know. Rebekah: We only advanced in intellect andbeauty, really. Alisa: Amen. Love it. Love it! Rebekah: But a lot of our girlfriends arehaving babies, having their first babies. This is your first. This is my fifth. I'mnot the norm and they're having trouble and girlfriends our age and girlfriends youngerthan us and their men. Alisa: Yes.
Rebekah: What's going on? Alisa: I think it's a growing and somewhatfor whatever reason silent epidemic, this rise in infertility, both male and femaleinfertility, and what is termed idiopathic meaning no known cause. So you go. You haveyour checkup. Everything looks normal. There's no reason why you shouldn't be able to makethe baby. But you can't. In my ten plus years now of working with couplesand individuals on their fertility, there are three reasons that I see that are kindof at the core of why people are not able to have that reproductive capacity and thatfertile window be as big and wide as it should
be, right? Because you're really â€“ the whole reasonby the way why the pill was such a good thing back 50 years ago, 60 years ago when it cameout was because women were having their eighth, ninth baby at 45 because there was no wayto prevent additional pregnancies and they were fertile, perfectly fertile well intotheir 40s. Now we have women struggling in their midto late 20s. So what has changed? Here's what I think has changed. One, we're beingexposed to way more chemicals than we ever have been before.
The statistic that I have just read aboutis that your grandparents' generation was exposed to chemicals over the course of theirlifetime that you are exposed to in a 30day period. You're exposed to more chemicalsin 30 days than they were their entire lives. Rebekah: That's so scary. Alisa: And these chemicals of course are endocrinedisruptive which means they're really messing with your fertility. So that's reason numberone. Reason number two is that we are micronutrientdeficient in ways that we just are not realizing. We're eating like different kinds of diets.We're cutting out big macronutrients. We're
Could I Be Pregnant if My Ovulation Test is Positive
Could I be pregnant if my ovulation test ispositive? You could have fertilized the egg as soonas it was released, assuming there were sperm there. I know sperm can last as long as five days. If the egg was fertilized as soon as it wasreleased, you're in theory a mother and pregnant. Only it takes a couple days to float downthe Fallopian tube and implant. And that is several days after the ovulation test is positive.
Some women have an ovulation test that showsa slow rise one day, peak the next and decline the next. If you ovulate on the day it startsto show positive and it moves fast to the uterus, it could be positive by the time itimplants. I know the distance is only a couple inches,but to an embryo, that is a miles long trek. You could also be pregnant if your ovariesare not in sync. Say what? If one ovary released an egg that got fertilizedand another egg is released a couple days later, you could have one embryo implantingwhile a separate one is created.
That's fraternal twins. Another possibility is polycystic ovaries. Cysts sound dangerous. Those with cysts on the ovaries tend to producemore ovulation hormone than average, and one symptom of polycystic ovaries is having apositive ovulation test for a week instead of a day or even always positive. In that case, I could be pregnant and havea positive ovulation test. Having polycystic ovaries increases the oddsof conception problems.
Then I need to talk to a about it. Ironically, polycystic ovaries means yourovaries are more likely to be out of sync and release eggs at times over than the halfway point through the cycle and put out more than one egg. Now we're back to fraternal twins. With polycystic ovaries, your odds of multiplesare a lot higher, though the odds of pregnancy are a lot higher. Any other ideas of what could make the ovulationtest positive?
Did you accidentally take the pregnancy testinstead? The tests come in clearly labeled three pack. Then check the control strip on the ovulationtest, since a positive stripe but no control stripe means the thing is messed up. Or the pregnancy test is wrong. There's a reason they sell these thingsin six and ten packs. If in doubt, test again. And even if you believe it, test again tomake sure it is real.