6 Alternative Ways of Getting Pregnant

Published: 29th July 2010
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Many couple's greatest desire is to have a baby together, but unfortunately wishing doesn't make it a reality, no matter how hard you try. If after a year, you haven't fallen pregnant, there are alternative ways of getting pregnant to think about and discuss with your partner and doctor.

After a year of trying to get pregnant, your doctor will conduct some tests to find out if there is anything physically wrong with you or your partner. If there is, remember there is never anyone to blame for not getting pregnant, it's called life and if you go down the blame route with your partner it's often a road of no return so avoid that discussion.

The problem might be with either partners, or one partner, and be an easy to fix health issue. The problem could just be the stress of trying to conceive, so don't point fingers and look at these 6 alternative ways of getting pregnant, which really demonstrate that you should never give up hope.

We are first going to look at alternative natural cures, which are an ideal choice if the doctor can find nothing discernibly wrong with you or your partner, the other alternative ways of getting pregnant are ways to get pregnant if for any reason the male or female is unable to conceive.




    • Alternative Natural Cures

      There are many alternative natural infertility cures that will help men and women to conceive, when they have been trying for a long time, like Chinese herbs, acupuncture and homeopathy.

      These will target common fertility issues like sperm count and quality, or infrequent ovulation. Even eating particular foods can increase the chances of conception.

      It is a good idea to try a number of these alternative natural cures, as if you can get pregnant using these methods, it can save a lot of money and stress that often accompany the other mentioned alternative ways of getting pregnant.





    • Donor Eggs

      Just as men can donate sperm to a sperm bank, woman can donate their eggs to an egg bank. If the reason of not being able to conceive is down to an issue with the eggs, an option is to use someone else's egg, paired with your partner's sperm. The fertilized egg can still be planted into the uterus, so pregnancy can still be experienced.





    • Artificial Insemination

      If the male partner cannot supply viable sperm, an option is to visit a sperm bank, or find a suitable male donor. If this option is selected, the sperm will be inserted into the uterus or cervix, when the woman is ovulating to encourage fertilization.





    • Surrogate Birth

      When a woman is unable to conceive, or carry a pregnancy full term, a consideration can be to contact a surrogacy network. A surrogate will be artificially inseminated with the partner's sperm and carry the baby through pregnancy, until it is born, then it will be given back to you. This will need a good contract, as legally surrogacy is a nightmare, so a good attorney and a reputable surrogate agency are essential.





    • Intrafallopian Transfer

      There are two types of intrafallopian transfer - gamete intrafallopian transfer (GIFT) and zygote intrafallopian transfer (ZIFT). Both are forms of assisted reproductive technology.

      With GIFT, eggs are taken from the woman's ovaries and then put in the fallopian tubes, with the man's sperm. This allows fertilization to occur inside the woman. This method has a 25 - 30% success rate.

      With ZIFT, the treatment bypasses a fallopian tube blockage. The eggs are removed from the woman's ovaries and in-vitro fertilized, the zygote is then placed in the fallopian tube using laparoscopy. This method has a 64.8% success rate.




  • In-Vitro Fertilization

    In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) was developed a long time ago, but the fertility technique has improved and evolved. In simple terms, this is a process of combining the egg and sperm outside the body, as sometimes the issue is not the sperm, or egg, but the reproductive system. When the eggs are fertilized, they are then inserted into the uterus, in hope that they will implant.


If you have been trying for a year or over to get pregnant and it hasn't yet happen for you and your partner, then these alternative ways of getting pregnant are good options to consider. Remember, your doctor will be the best person to discuss all your options with.

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