Natural Killer Cells | Fertile Body

Natural Killer Cells

If you are dealing with unexplained long-term infertility, or recurrent miscarriage, one explanation offered is the presence of overactive, or an over-abundance of, Natural Killer Cells (NKC).

NK cells are white blood cells that help the body fight illness and disease. These cells are in the uterine lining and are present during a healthy pregnancy. It is when NK cells proliferate abnormally within the uterus that it can impact a woman’s fertility.

There is anecdotal evidence that using NKC protocols on women with a long history of infertility or miscarriage can lead to a successful pregnancy. Of concern, however, are the side effects of the medications on both the mother and the child in utero.

Western medicine typically treats NKC with steroids and blood thinners during the first trimester. With proper preparation the side effects of these medications can be greatly reduced and the complementary treatment protocols work to support both the mother and baby during the critical early stages of pregnancy.

At Fertile Body we have worked with many women who have been diagnosed with NKC to achieve a healthy pregnancy and carry to term. We can also provide guidance on whether you might need to be tested for NKC.

Treatment protocols for NKC help reduce the following side effects:

  • Insomnia
  • Anxiety
  • Heart palpitations
  • Inflammation
  • Bruising
  • Unstable blood glucose levels
  • Liver toxicity
  • Reduce risk of cleft palate in the child