My husband and I are on our 6th cycle trying to conceive. I am 37, I have an 18 month old (conceived month 4 of trying--text book pregnancy) and had a miscarriage at 5 weeks in September '09 (conceived without trying). After my miscarriage, I began experiencing pre-period spotting (about 2 days before my period starts). I have taken no fertility drugs and would prefer not to.
I recently started receiving acupuncture for fertility (have had 3 treatments so far, once a week). My acupuncturist determined I have a spleen qi deficiency. I burn smokeless moxibustion on my outter big toes a few times a week. Next cycle, I will use smoking moxi on my pelvic area. I also recently started practicing yoga again.
I am currently 10 lbs heavier than I was when I conceived my son (I now weigh 143 and am 5'8), although I am not overweight.
I really like and trust my acupuncturist. She believes treating my spleen qi deficiency will stop the pre-period bleeding and lead to conception. She initially told me I didn't need to take any Chinese herbs, then she recommended I try chasteberry. I'm curious, however, if I should take other herbs and wonder what are appropriate Chinese herbs for fertility and/or spleen qi deficiency.
Any other advice or recommendations on my situation are very welcome!
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