Thursday, October 9, 2008

Uterus Lining

After going through so many miscarriages I was wondering about a couple of things. How is my egg quality and is my lining good. As I normally do, I did my own research and came up some some interesting information about uterus lining.

The uterus lining measurement for a viable pregnancy changes, depending on the doctor. Most doctors like to see at least 7.0mm. The web sites that I found say that anything less than a 6.0 would be very unlikely to produce a viable pregnancy.

INCIID Information says this about IVF medications and how it affect the lining.

"Overgrowth of ovarian stroma (stromal hyperplasia) that produces testosterone in response to luteinizing Hormone (LH). This occurs more commonly in older women (beyond 40 years); in poor responders to gonadotropins (especially when they are given large amounts of LH-containing gonadotropins (e.g. Repronex, Menopur); and in very high responders to gonadotropin stimulation (e.g women with polycystic Ovarian syndrome (PCOS). Over-exposure of endometrial cells to increased testosterone production (as might occur in all such cases (especially when high doses of LH-containing gonadotropins are administered, reduces endometrial receptivity to estrogen. This might explain why, when the same women ultimately resort to ovum donation or undergo FET's where no ovarian stimulation with gonadotropins is undertaken, the subsequently thickens normally following treatment with estrogen."

Using nitroglycerine skin patches can increase the lining when going through IVF. In my opinion acupuncture would be the better choice.

Acupuncture can help increase the blood flow to the uterus and increase the lining. It can also help with my self diagnosed poor egg quality.

Some Chinese Herbs can help increase a woman's lining. The Infertility Cure goes into some detail about Chinese Herbs, but it got a little confusing to me. It would be best to consult an herbalist before using any herbs.

Studies have shown that the thicker the lining the better results of a viable pregnancy. Most studies say that the best way to increase the lining is through acupuncture.


Acupuncture Infertility
Being Well Healing Arts
PubMed Centeral

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