This means that the couple trying to conceive get the news from their doctor that their infertility is "unexplained" which means that with those means they have utilized up to that point, they haven't found anything.
A lot of couples I'm aware of are then consequently told they will never conceive unless they go through in-vitro or intra-uterine insemination.
This is ridiculous and absolutely not true.
Let's go back to the understanding of how the human body works.
The human body is a machine. If something major is out of balance, it can throw the rest of the body out of whack as well. Compare this to your car: if it doesn't have gas, it's not going to move forward, is it?
Well, neither is your body. Your body knows innately when it has enough nutrients to handle a pregnancy. If it doesn't have enough of what it needs to create life, it won't let you... and western medicine won't be able to tell you why.
But micro-nutrient testing CAN. Testing to see where someone is at nutritionally should be one of the first things that should be done, not only in the case of infertility, but also in the case of disease. See this study which showed that vitamin B6 helped create pregnancies, and how vitamin C supplementation helped those with a luteal phase insufficiency.
Let's take a look at some of the micro nutrients that are tested in one major test that is done in the US.
In Spectra Cell Laboratory's Comprehensive Nutrient Panel, they test for the history (not just a static number of what it was at that moment) of where each vitamin is at.
|See SpectraCell Lab's Site|
With today's average American diet, the majority of us have some sort of vitamin deficiency. One of the largest deficiencies today in the population is vitamin D. While a vitamin D deficiency does not create infertility, a vitamin D deficiency can be a signal that there are other problems as well.
Therefore, this micro-nutrient panel should be run. A lot of insurance companies will cover at least part of it. The way I look at it, it's WAY cheaper than paying for in-vitro or intra-uterine insemination... and you don't have to go through the hormonal crap those ladies have to go through for those procedures, where you don't even get a 100% guarantee that you will get a baby out of it.
If you get tested and you start supplementing properly (properly is key... you should see a nutritionist if you have a number of deficiencies so that you don't throw your body out of whack even more) you could get pregnant on your own, without all those procedures.
I have a friend who has been trying for a baby for 6 years now. She writes in her own blog about her frustrations with TTC and just life in general. She has some pretty heavy duty stories.
Ever since I got my nutrients tested, I have been trying to convince her and her hubby to get tested. They have a serious case of unexplained infertility... everything comes out clean for them.
Yet she's not pregnant.
So I threw the information for the SpectraCell labs at her the other day, hoping to plant a seed, and hoping that they might try it before moving into IVF or IUI and spending tens of thousands for a possibility of a baby that she could still miscarry because of her lack of good nutritional status.
If she ever does and she ends up pregnant, I promise to come back because if she can get pregnant from this, ANYBODY can.