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Hi Dr. Ramirez,
I had my first baby 9 months ago, at age 29. My husband would like to have another baby soon as he is in his mid 40s and doesn't want to wait much longer. I stopped breast feeding completely 3 months ago but have only had 1 cycle of menstrual bleeding since that time. I have used ovulation predictor kits but it would appear that I am not ovulating yet. Is there anything I can do to increase my fertility at this time? I have heard alot about using Vitex or Lydia Pinkham supplements to help with ammenorhea and fertility and was curious if this might help. I am a healthy weight (BMI 20) and have no medical issues. Thanks so much for your help. I am writing from Connecticut.

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Hello Hannah from the U.S. (Connecticut),

There are no "natural" methods that I know of.  You either need to wait for your ovarian function to return or use fertility medication to induce ovulation.

Good Luck,

Dr. Edward J. Ramirez, M.D., FACOG
Executive Medical Director
The Fertility and Gynecology Center
Monterey Bay IVF Program
www.montereybayivf.com

Monterey, California, U.S.A.

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Edward Joseph Ramirez, MD, FACOG

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I am a specialist in infertility and advanced gynecological care. I can answer questions about infertility, gynecology related ills, menopause...virtually anything that affects women's health. PLEASE tell me where you are writing from as I am always interested.

Experience

I have been practicing as an Ob/Gyn and Infertility Specialist for over 23 years. Gynecology, advanced laparoscopic surgery, basic infertility, IUI's, IVF, reproductive surgery, and ovulation induction are all areas of my expertise. I am Board Certified. I have been doing In Vitro Fertilization in my clinic for 19 years.

Organizations
American College of OB/GYN, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, American Society of Reproductive Medicine, Society of Assisted Reproductive Technology, American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists, Fellow of The American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists,Resolve-National Chapter, Open Path - Northern California, Board of Directors Monterey Medical Society

Publications
American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Wall Street Journal, Monterey Herald, SERMO, Women's Health and Fertility Blog

Education/Credentials
Medical Degree from Stanford University, Residency at Tripler Army Medical Center, Reproductive Training at Pacific Fertility Center, San Francisco

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