Evaluating the Effectiveness of Alternative Treatments
Spend some time on the Internet and you'll likely come across a multitude of ads and websites promising the next best herbal supplement or technique for guaranteeing a pregnancy. Unfortunately, there is nothing you can do that will guarantee that pregnancy will result. That bears repeating — there is nothing that you can do to guarantee that you will conceive. So, be wary of anyone who promises you otherwise. Yes, there are steps that you can take to help your body prepare for a pregnancy and increase your own natural fertility. But that is a very different claim than a guarantee of success.
When doing research online, make sure to check out reputable sites and sites that have been medically reviewed. Anybody can post anything online; it's not all accurate. Stick with well-known sites and sites that are in compliance with the Health on the Net Foundation's HONcode standard for trust-worthy health information. In order to receive and maintain this designation, a website must demonstrate their commitment to publishing only medically accurate information. And as always, talk to your doctor or nurse before you try anything. Even all-natural and herbal supplements can be bad for pregnancy or your health, so you should double check before taking anything.