The first “test tube” baby turned thirty this year, marking three decades of babies conceived using in vitro fertilization (IVF). Experts are still arguing the level of risk associated with the procedure—some taking the stance that there are grave risks for both mother and child, others that the dangers are overstated. Regardless of who is right, most women want to conceive naturally, without fertility drugs or IVF.
Conception through IVF increases the likeliness of having twins, which may double the joy or double the woes. IVF may also cause serious side effects like ectopic pregnancy (pregnancy outside the womb), ovarian hyperstimulation (OHSS), and the possibility of increased risk for ovarian cancer. And at about $12,000 per cycle, IVF carries a financial risk as well: there is no guarantee you will become pregnant.
Before IVF is considered, fertility drugs are usually the first line used in reproductive therapy. Clomid is one of the most popular fertility drugs prescribed. It works by stimulating ovary follicles to encourage ovulation. Side effects can include: mood swings, hot flashes, headaches, and again, there is no guarantee you will become pregnant. In fact, it’s more likely that while taking Clomid that you will not become pregnant than that you will become pregnant. In clinical studies published by the FDA, only about 30 percent of women conceived while taking Clomid.
One of the leading causes of infertility is Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). PCOS may take the form of numerous symptoms, which vary from woman to woman: weight gain, irregular periods, thinning hair, excessive hair growth on the face and body, acne, depression, and anxiety. If you feel you may be suffering from PCOS, take this self-test.
PCOS is caused by a reversible condition known as Insulin Resistance. When Insulin Resistance is reversed, natural conception may be achieved. Amy Medling first went the route of Clomid and intrauterine insemination and did have two children. Years later, once she started to treat her insulin resistance, Amy became pregnant without fertility drugs or intrauterine insemination:
“I have PCOS and have struggled in the past to get pregnant. After visiting a fertility specialist who prescribed 50mg of Clomid and monitored the cycle via ultrasound and then intrauterine insemination, I had success. I am now a proud mom of two boys ages eight and five years old. This spring I was shocked to find out that I am expecting again in January—without any fertility treatments!
“However, my lifestyle has changed since having my first two children. I have been using the Insulite PCOS System for two years, exercising everyday, and to ease my PCOS symptoms I have been on a gluten/wheat free, sugar free, and dairy free diet. I think that my body was in such a healthy state that I became pregnant.
“If you are trying to get pregnant, I strongly suggest following the Insulite System. I would also follow Dr. Nancy Dunne’s PCOS Diet outlined in her book, The Natural Diet Solution for PCOS and Infertility.”—Amy Medling, Nashua, NH
Insulite Labs has helped many women reverse the symptoms of PCOS and conceive naturally, when nothing else seemed to work. Fertility is not the only positive affect of treating PCOS by reversing Insulin Resistance. Many women also find they have more energy and lose weight:
“After everything I had read, I never thought we could conceive naturally, and am absolutely stunned, amazed, and blessed to have conceived after being on the Insulite System for only two months. I had already noticed a healthier level of energy and a huge decrease of sugar cravings having been on the system for about a month, but to actually be pregnant with no medical or pharmaceutical intervention, such as Clomid is truly awesome. I am so grateful to have the opportunity to have experienced the incredible benefits of these supplements. I hope other women achieve such beautiful results on the system also. I really don’t know how to say thank you!”—Jill Wheeler, Naples, FL