Things that I've tried to help with my infertility
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I’ve been saying I would share some of the things I did to prepare my body to conceive. Here is a list from keener, over-doer me of some of the things I did that worked for me and my body. Did I overdo it? Maybe. But it was all worth it!!
Of course, there is not a single solution for infertility. This is what worked for my situation, for my body. From my research, I learned it takes 90 days for your eggs to mature and be selected for ovulation. I knew I couldn’t change the quantity of my eggs, but I could affect the quality of my eggs. That's when I decided to take control of my fertility. I put together a 3 month plan to see if I could change my diagnosis. We became pregnant during the first cycle after my ‘90 day plan’.
Here’s some of the stuff I did:
📍twice a week acupuncture
☕️drInking Traditional Chinese Medicine teas twice a day
🧘🏼♀️fertility boosting yoga daily
🥤fertility boosting smoothies daily
💆🏼♀️reduced my stress
😴 got 8 hours of sleep a night
🍽 ate a clean, whole food diet: organic, non-GMO, hormone-free, antibiotic-free, gluten, sugar & dairy-free.
🍳🥑🥦🍇🍃🥥🍵ate fertile, ‘warming’ foods
⬆️ protein, healthy fats, certain spices, matcha te
🤰🏼daily visualization & meditation
💊 took loads of vitamins/supplements and TCM (traditional Chinese medicine) pills and tinctures
I will never be able to say exactly what did it – was it the teas, the rest I finally gave my body, the acupuncture? Was it that I stopped breastfeeding my son, who according to my acupuncturist, for 28 months had been ciphering much of my energy. Or was it just the right time at that point and not at the point prior to this when I miscarried. I’ll never know, but I know it was worth every pill, needle prick and nasty tasting cup of tea!
Once again, I must stress this was for my body. My 40+ body, with amenorrhea & secondary fertility. My body that slept 4-5 hrs/night on average... this is what worked for me. This is what I needed to bring MY body into balance. But of course, feel free to pick and choose some of the goodies above ... not to scare you but I did share some of this info with Christy Hemme, you know my friend with the quads 😂👶🏻👶🏻👶🏻👶🏻🍍
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