Skip Navigation Links
 



                     


 



   
    Learn More     Subscribe    
Join Now!      Login
 
 
 
FREE HEALTH
NEWSLETTER
 
 
America's Worst Enemy Quiz
What is the leading cause of death in the United States?
 
 
 
 
W
hat Doctors Don't Tell You
 
Infertility
What to do instead

© What Doctors Don't Tell You (Volume 14, Issue 9)

Contact Foresight before you want to get pregnant.

The low success rates of IVF don’t compete with that of a tiny British charity in Goldalming, Surrey, run by a feisty 70-year-old named Belinda Barnes. Foresight, the Association for Preconceptual Care, believes that most infertility stems from poor nutritional status. Her pregnancy preparation programme, which lasts from four to six months, analyses and treats specific individual problems before a couple tries to conceive.

Based on Foresight’s experience, except for mechanical problems such as blocked tubes or infertility stemming from chemotherapy, some 70 per cent of people going for IVF actually don't need it (www.foresight-preconception.org.uk).

In 1999, Foresight had a 78.4-per-cent overall success rate, or 846 pregnancies among 1076 couples treated, of whom 1061 had previous fertility or miscarriage problems. There were four cases of malformations and terminations (0.47 per cent) and 28 miscarriages (3.2 per cent), which were confined to women who’d previously miscarried.

Among the minority who do need IVF, Foresight improves a couple’s chances of success, with a 43.5 per cent pregnancy rate.

Follow the Foresight programme

* Eat an organic wholefoods diet, with filtered water, no refined carbohydrates, no artificial additives and no microwaved foods. Alcohol, smoking and drugs are prohibited.

* Check your levels of trace minerals and toxic heavy metals, using hair analysis, sweat and blood tests for excess heavy metals, or tests that look for deficiencies of essential trace minerals.

* Correct all deficiencies with vitamin supplements.

* Have both you and your partner checked out for often symptomless genitourinary infections, which cause infertility, miscarriage or stillbirth.

* Get any allergies, poor stomach acid, parasites or other food absorption problems identified and treated.

* Use natural family-planning methods, such as barrier contraception, until you are given the all-clear to start trying for a pregnancy.

If you find you do need IVF, opt for the kinder, gentler approach.

* Use 'natural-cycle treatment', where ovulation is allowed to occur naturally. The chances of having a baby this way are virtually the same as with drug-stimulated treatment, according to a King’s College Hospital study in London (Hum Reprod, 2001; 16: 259-62). It’s also safer, less stressful, results in fewer multiple births - and cheaper, at around 20 per cent of the current cost of drug-stimulated cycles.

* For blocked tubes, try acupuncture.

* Consider adoption. Don’t limit yourself to domestic children or to babies. UK adoption agencies maintain arbitrary anachronistic practices, such as lower age limits, whereas agencies handling adoption of foreign babies are more flexible. (Indeed, Chinese and Russian agencies prefer older parents.) Contact American foreign-adoption law firm Greenberg & Green berg, 3 Sierks Lane, Roslyn Harbor, New York 33711, USA, for information on American adoption agencies who may work with British couples (see Viewpoint, p 5).

Add your comment      
About The Author
What Doctors Don’t Tell You is one of the few publications in the world that can justifiably claim to solve people's health problems - and even save lives. Our monthly newsletter gives you the facts you won't read anywhere else about what works, what doesn't work and what may harm you in both orthodox and alternative medicine. We'll also tell you how you can prevent illness.......more
Related Articles
 
Share   Facebook   Buzz   Delicious   Digg   Twitter  
 
 
 
 
 
 
From Our Sponsor
 
 
 
 
 
 
Featured Events
Wellness Inventory Certification Training
     September 16-December 16, 2014
     Teleclass, CA USA
 
Additional Calendar Links
 
Wellness, Sensing, dimension!

Search   
Home       Wellness       Health A-Z       Alternative Therapies       Find a Practitioner       Healthy Products       Bookstore       Wellness Inventory
Healthy Kitchen       Healthy Woman       Healthy Man       Healthy Child       Healthy Aging       Wellness Center       Nutrition Center       Fitness Center
Free Newsletter      What Doctor's Don't Tell You      Stevia.com      Discount Lab Tests      First Aid      Global Health Calendar      Privacy Policy     Contact Us

Disclaimer: The information provided on HealthWorld Online is for educational purposes only and IS NOT intended as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek professional medical advice from your physician or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.