Low Carb Friends

Low Carb Friends (http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/)
-   Women's Health (http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/womens-health/)
-   -   Infertility cured??? (http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/womens-health/807910-infertility-cured.html)

micheleredit 07-12-2013 05:03 PM

Infertility cured???
 
Just wondering how many of you guys used a VLC approach on both wife and husband to naturally conceive??

My husband is eating around 100 grams of carbs on a primal diet right now. I am eating a loose 50 grams of carbs per day with a few high carb days with paleo/primal allowed foods.

We both have been trying for a baby for many years without success. He has poor morphology which I have done some reading that L-Carnitine can help???
I have been diagnosed with a Unicornuitie uterus (high the size it should be)

So the odds are both against us.


I am just wondering if we both dropped to below 20 grams of carbs per day with no cheats if we could magically get pregnant???


Needing advise!!!!! :dunno:


Thanks!!!

pocahontas 07-12-2013 07:45 PM

I have no idea what the effect of a LC diet could be on male sperm but it certainly couldnt be bad!

Do have issues with ovulation? Or are you fairly regular? I know that LC can help tremendously in that area.

Admittedly, I dont know much about your uterine diagnosis but a quick Google search would lead me to believe that is where you should put your focus. Male sperm can be improved over time usually and it sounds like he is on the right track. I have heard great things about supp'ing with CoQ10 for men as well.

Have you spoken with a specialist regarding your uterus? An RE maybe? They may suggest going straight to IUI or even IVF assuming they are confident you can carry a pregnancy to term. Of course you will need to get DH's sperm up to par as well.

I am sorry you are dealing with this. I do believe and have seen countless times in the 12 yrs I have been on this board, that LC can only improve your fertility. Stick with it! The health benefits far out weight the alternative.

micheleredit 07-13-2013 10:04 AM

Thanks for the advise!!!!

I'm just wondering if anyone else has gone through this???

suzanneyea 07-15-2013 01:09 PM

It took me nine years! Five of vlc and four of zc to get pregnant. I even tried if three times. The doctors told me it was impossible for me to get pregnant.

micheleredit 07-18-2013 02:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by suzanneyea (Post 16516199)
It took me nine years! Five of vlc and four of zc to get pregnant. I even tried if three times. The doctors told me it was impossible for me to get pregnant.


Do you think it was VLC or zero carb that worked???


DId you use any fertility treatments???



Thanks for the info!!

suzanneyea 07-19-2013 03:53 AM

No, we tried the ivf the first year. It was really hard on both of us. So, we decided to just accept having one child. I think low carb and higher fat helped. Plus, being at a healthy weight.
I was also 40 when I got pregnant the second time.

samsfitmom 07-19-2013 02:25 PM

We had tried to get pregnant for 18 months. I had a short luteal phase and my husband had a low sperm count. We started doing Atkins and right around the three month mark we conceived. Each month my luteal phase was a bit longer. I really do believe that my low carb lifestyle was the reason we were successful.

Lori

micheleredit 07-20-2013 10:26 PM

Thanks guys!!!!!

Nice to know that your not going through it alone.

bacon bit 07-20-2013 10:47 PM

This whole time I was focused on the fact that I ate low carb (Atkins induction) and got pregnant in 4 months after losing 34 pounds. I have pcos. We had ttc over 3 years.

But we never visited a fertility specialist. I always thought it was on my end. But you asking this made me go "oh yeah". He was doing Atkins induction, too. I have no idea but I stayed pretty low carb but not strict-enough to maintain-and got pregnant again...on the first try that time. During that time, the husband gained back all the weight and more. But we were following induction aside from once a week I would mix it up and have an 11 carb treat from Starbucks. 20 net carbs the rest of the time. Both of us.

lovemyfamily 08-01-2013 07:18 AM

Tried to have a baby for 4yrs. Low carbed diet for 3 months trying to lose weight and then---pregnant --- after 4yrs of trying! As long as I low carb diet I have a regular menstruation.

Janknitz 08-03-2013 05:37 PM

I have PCOS and we went through all the infertility stuff culminating in two IVF procedures to conceive the first child. 8 years later I was low carbing and taking Metformin for health reasons. 6 months later I got pregnant. I was 41. A great shock and joy!

micheleredit 08-25-2013 12:54 PM

Did any of you give up caffeine when trying to conceive????

I LOVE my coffee!!!!

Oregon Transplant 08-26-2013 09:20 AM

Michele,

I'd like to invite you to come join us in the Baby Talk thread here:

http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/wo...l#post16575330

It's for those of us who are trying to get pregnant, pregnant, and after baby. It's a wonderfully supportive group of ladies who have gone, or are going through what you're experiencing. It really does help being able to talk to others who understand.

micheleredit 09-03-2013 08:12 PM

WOW WOW WOW!!!!!


This is soo encouraging to hear!!!!!


It seems to be that Atkins Induction levels carbs help to heal infertility issues.


You guys are awesome!!!!!!!


HUGZ thanks!!!

micheleredit 09-03-2013 08:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Oregon Transplant (Post 16575334)
Michele,

I'd like to invite you to come join us in the Baby Talk thread here:

http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/wo...l#post16575330

It's for those of us who are trying to get pregnant, pregnant, and after baby. It's a wonderfully supportive group of ladies who have gone, or are going through what you're experiencing. It really does help being able to talk to others who understand.



Thanks soo much!!!


I'll check it out!!


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:35 AM.