Are you one of the millions of women who break down in tears every month when your period shows up again? I’m going to guess you are at war with your body and your emotional well-being is at stake.
I know, I’ve been there, I feel your frustration.
Infertility is on the rise and unfortunately society doesn’t openly discuss it, creating confusion for women when they end up having trouble conceiving. Many women hide what they are going through, feeling shame and embarrassment.
I did too.
I am here to tell you though that it isn’t your fault and it is nothing to be ashamed about. Most importantly, there is still hope for you to become a mom.
There are a number of hormone producing systems in our bodies that work together to create a baby. Our bodies are under constant stress from the three Ps: pollution, pesticides, and personal care products. And of course, there’s the battle with our hectic jobs and never-ending to-do lists. These stressors cause our systems to become imbalanced, leading to hormones so out of whack that baby-making becomes a daunting task for the body.
Women also spend much of their 20s focusing on not getting pregnant, unconsciously drawing energy away from the reproductive system.
It’s no wonder it has become more and more difficult to get pregnant!
So how can you find your way back into the driver’s seat and bring balance back to your hormones?
Eat more liver-friendly foods. The liver is the main detoxifier of the body and helps produce our hormones. Cruciferous and green leafy vegetables, berries, citrus fruits, lemons, and apples are all liver lovin’ foods. Eat these organically to prevent more stress on the liver.
Other hormone balancing foods include sea vegetables, hemp seeds, kefir, Jerusalem artichokes, avocados, coconut oil, and my personal favourite, maca root powder.
What else can you do to boost your fertility naturally?
Drink enough water. Water hydrates the body to create cervical mucus to protect and nourish sperm. It is equally important that men drink enough water to create good seminal fluid.
Bring more energy to the reproductive system by imagining pure, white light pouring into this area while you are doing conscious breath work.
Use products that are gentle on your skin and the environment to prevent further hormone disruption. Parabens, sodium lauryl sulfates, DEA, and propylene glycol should all be avoided.
Lastly, although it may be hard, look at this experience as an opportunity to take time to focus on the health and vibrancy of your body. You will need a strong body and mind once you DO get pregnant and become a mom!
Melissa Sorge is a mom, wife, yoga lover and Holistic Nutritionist specializing in pre-conception nutrition. Her desire to help women get pregnant came from her own struggle with unexplained infertility. The love, support, and knowledge she gives her clients help empower them to live their most abundant lives and become moms themselves. She promotes a plant-based way of eating through her company, Body Fuel Nutrition.