One in 4 of us struggle to fall pregnant. I describe infertility as reverse grief, the longer it goes on, the worse the worse it feels.
I struggled for 6 long years to become a mother. One of the hardest things during that time was the realisation that there were ways to support my body and improve fertility, I just didn’t know where to look or how to find them. I tried quite a few things but the one thing I did not try was focusing on cellular health. I just didn’t know enough. I would not have wanted the outcome of my experience to be any different but if I can share what I learned along the way, maybe it could help someone.
There are many well-meaning people in your life that will tell you about the latest “thing” that so and so tried and fell pregnant. It drove me crazy. So I am not going to tell you that you will fall pregnant with this protocol. I will tell you that if you focus on cellular health and helping your body balance itself, who knows what your body could achieve?
I have done a post on essential oils that support conception here. These oils won’t make your body conceive, they will support what your body ITSELF is trying to do. Big difference!
Focusing on cellular health and assisting your body to balance itself is key. I did not understand this, but now that I know what I do- this is the first place I would start. As a certified health coach with the Integrated Institute of Nutrition we learned the importance of supporting your body.
***The advice below is not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any medical conditions/ issues***
Stress, toxic load and the modern day diet place a strain on our body organs. The first step is the help your body cleanse itself.
Diet is very important, start by increasing the water you drink and try to add vegetables (especially dark leafy greens) to every meal. Dark leafy greens like parsley, kale, broccoli and spinach are cleansing and will detox the body in a gentle and natural way.
Then (you know this is coming right?) cut down on processed food, caffeine, alcohol and refined sugar.
DōTERRA’s Grapefruit essential oil will help with the cleansing of your body. Rub a drop of Grapefruit essential oil withe 5 drops of carrier oil over your liver.
DōTERRA have a supplement called GX Assist (GI Cleansing formula) which supports the cleansing process. GX Assist contains a proprietary blend of dōTERRA CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade essential oils from Oregano, Tea Tree, Lemon, Lemongrass, Peppermint, and Thyme. The GX Assist blend may improve microbial balance. This proprietary blend helps purify and cleanse the digestive system.
After you have used GX Assist by following the manufacturers instructions, you want to build up your microbiome again. This would be with the help of a good prebiotic and probiotic supplement like dōTERRA’s PB Assist.
If you spend half a minute with me I will tell you that we need to supplement. In an ideal world we would get all the nutrients we need from our food, but our world is not ideal.
Our soils are deficient in nutrients and this combined with commercial farming practices mean our food is not nutrient dense. Even if you eat all organic food, there is no guarantee that your fruits and vegetables are nutrient dense. The only way to make sure of this is to grow all your own food and regularly test the soil and the plants themselves.
So we need to supplement. This is cell nutrition and unless your cells are fed, they lack energy to change and fight inflammation and heal themselves.
I am a fan of dōTERRA’s Life Long Vitality pack as in my view; it’s complete cell nutrition. It consists of a multivitamin/ dark leafy green supplement, omega 3 fatty acid supplements and an anti-oxidant cellular health supplement. Here is a link to more info.
Anecdotally within our community we have experienced regular cycles, reduced PMS symptoms, more energy, better mood and stronger nails and hair. This stuff is gold.
Pregnancy is a miracle whether it takes you two months to two years to fall pregnant. It’s an incredibly complex issue in your body and the more balanced your hormones are, the easier it till be for your body to fall pregnant.
DōTERRA have blended an oil mix to help you. ClaryCalm is the monthly blend and for most women, this is all you need.
Arguably the most important hormone balancing oil is Clary Sage which could naturally help your body balance. ClaryCalm has Clary Sage as part of the blend along with other oils that support hormone levels including Ylang Ylang, Vetiver, Lavender, Bergamot, Roman Chamomile to name a few. This blend can be used daily and will also help manage nerves and anxiety.
There is a set of supplements specifically designed for women that I think are amazing. dōTERRA’s Phytoestrogen and Bone Nutrient complex will help your body to balance your cycles and also manage your moods. Your hair and nails will be also stronger which is an added bonus!
If I could highlight any one area it would be this. I did not understand the impact stress could have on my body when trying to fall pregnant. I was in an incredibly stressful role as a design manager and my cortisol levels were most certainly raised.
Ongoing and prolonged stress has a negative impact on your body. No two ways about it! There is so much that you can do to support your body and I have written a blog post on it here.
Cleansing your body, looking after your cellular health, helping your body to balance hormonally and minimising the impact of stress in your life leads to a body that is more ready and able to conceive.
If you are struggling in this area please contact your GP who will be able to refer you onto a specialist and get testing underway if needed. If your body needs help to conceive then fertility specialists are the people you need.
In this case the protocol above will align perfectly with that you are doing medically. However in all instances consult your fertility specialist about anything you are doing/ taking when on fertility treatment. If you want to start using this protocol, reach out to me. I can help you work out a plan for the coming months within your budget.
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