Have you been trying to fall pregnant and NOTHING you’ve tried has worked?
You’ve seen doctors and read through mummy forums only to find yourself more confused and overwhelmed! You’ve been thinking about exploring IVF but before you do, you want to try something else….a natural alternative.
Just breath…..I understand. I’ve been in your shoes and I finally found something that worked for me and just might work for you!
Personally, getting to a state where my body was physically healthy enough to be able to conceive has been a long journey for me. Longer than most people would expect but one which has been very close to my heart.
I originally never thought I wanted kids but as I grew older and somewhat wiser, the longing started to creep in.
I naturally knew that being a mother would be the next chapter in my life and was excited to see what growth I would have from it and how I would evolve as a person.
Unfortunately, this realisation was at the same time I was struck down with chronic fatigue syndrome.
My health was in a terrible place, I could not do anything for myself and had a myriad of underlying problems to fix! My biggest fear was for the future and whether I would be able to have kids or not.
I couldn’t even walk to the bathroom or wash my own hair, how could I even contemplate that my body would be strong enough to carry a child let alone chase after them once they are here!
After a meeting with my doctor, she informed me that I had an underlying hormonal imbalance where my estrogen levels were ridiculously high compared to my progesterone levels, I was not producing enough eggs and I was not ovulating consistently.
What this meant was that I was at a high risk (95% chance) of miscarriage with my estrogen levels being so high and it would be a massive struggle for me to fall pregnant with my low egg count and lack of ovulation.
I felt disheartened at first but knew what I had to do as all these underlying problems were also a direct result of the terrible diet and lifestyle I had been leading for so many years!
I had a wonderful integrative doctor with an open mind, which allowed me to politely decline medication and continue down the path I was on which involved cleansing my body through good foods, supplementation, herbs and alternative therapies.
My journey was hard, challenging and confronting at first. I eliminated all sugars, wheat, dairy, processed foods, caffeine, alcohol and other toxins from my life. I dove head first into mediation, yoga and saw an amazing chiropractor, acupuncturist and naturopath.
Slowly but surely my body started to heal and my hormones started to balance out. At first I didn’t even need tests to tell me how my hormone health was improving as I could physically feel the changes. My period pain reduced, I had no PMS, stable moods, no bloating, no cravings, no headaches, no fluid retention and at times I did not even know I was going to menstruate.
I started to ovulate regularly and eventually when I did go back to the doctors, my egg production had increased to fall within the normal range and my estrogen levels had balanced out! It was so unbelievably refreshing to know that I had total control over my hormone health and my body!
Finally, after three years of working on healing my body, I knew mentally, physically and emotionally I was healthy enough to start trying to conceive. Seven months later of just “having fun” and I was pregnant!
I felt blessed and very lucky that I did not have any other contributing factors affecting my fertility. Sometimes it is out of your control and my heart truly aches for those women who have challenges beyond their control when trying to conceive. Everyone’s body is different and I urge you to seek specialist medical help if you have tried everything and are still struggling.
The one thing you can control on your journey is your diet and lifestyle choices. No matter your circumstances this will always help. In the long run it will ultimately help with the health of your baby as the state of your health is crucial to your child’s development and immune system.
I want you to feel empowered, I want you to feel in control and I want you to be able to enjoy the process of achieving health, happiness and a fertile body!
Are you ready to start your journey of healing? What struggles have you had when trying to conceive?