I have always been bemused by the fact that as… women, we spend longer planning the nursery for the baby, than our bodies. Obstetrician G Moth (The Baby Making Bible)
I’ve started seeing Thea, my friend’s mum who is an excellent homeopath. I wouldn’t have considered homeopathy or any extra alternative treatments if it wasn’t for my friend who swears by it. I have a good feeling in my tummy about these sessions with her mum. All future Good Health For Life (GH4L) posts will be about the sessions and what I’m learning.
I’m silently weeping at the thought of having to solely focus on getting my health back on track over the next six months and seeing another year pass by without any positive pregnancy tests. Yet, I know it’s the right thing to do. I don’t want drugs to kick start my body without me actually trying to build my energy (qi) by myself. I desperately want my body to be the best possible place for a baby to be.
Plus fertility specialist Emma Cannon advises a four cycle approach where you focus on your health and body instead of conceiving:
“Ideally you should follow the pre-conception plan for four cycles, time allowing… My guidelines are based around the idea of achieving optimal health and attaining balance in the body for conception.”
The way Emma breaks down fertility types with symptoms makes complete sense to me. All my symptoms point to blood deficient which means I need to take it easy and seriously nourish my body.
This was confirmed when Thea strapped a band around my head and connected me to a Life System machine. It picked up adrenal exhaustion, nervous exhaustion, low progesterone, issues with my lower back, trauma from sunburn .. and even picked up emotions such as an inbalance in lust (that made me go oooh), power (leaving my job) and projection (being sensitive to the moods of my loved ones). I just found myself saying ‘Ah, I knew that. I just didn’t get to do anything about it.’ Poor excuse really. All in all, we seem to have A LOT to work on. The machine pings messages through waves to the body too. I don’t quite get how it works but I believe in energy so it’ll be interesting to see how what it picks up changes over time.
I’m also having NAET therapy with Thea which identifies allergies and re-programmes the body:
Then by muscle testing I will establish what substances you are allergic to. You may not have even realised that you are allergic to some of these substances. You may have thought they disagreed with you or you may not have associated your symptoms with a particular substance. Allergens have to be cleared (treated) in a specific order that reflects their importance to the body but as each one is cleared you will begin to absorb more vitamins and nutrients from the food you eat. – Thea
This is what I’m having to do:
- Keep a diary – food & emotions. It’s going to be hard to break old habits but this is going to help.
- More oily fish, more greens, less red meat, no milk (almond milk only) and generally work on alkalizing my body
- Continue to listen to the cravings and eat dark chocolate… hurrah that’ll be easy to tick! “Chocolate contains phenylethylamine (PEA), the same chemical your brain creates when you feel like you’re falling in love. PEA encourages your brain to release endorphins, so eating dark chocolate will make you feel happier.” – fitday.com
- Take She Oak essence to calm the mind & my emotions to do with fertilty
- Go for a walk everyday and absorb some sun but no sunglasses as my eyes need to absorb that sunshine! (Emma Cannon recommends 30 minute walks too)
- No running/jogging or heavy exercise (Again Emma Cannon advises that too for blood deficient types)
- Start attending yoga and swimming again
- Start on new recommended supplements (currently using Pregnacare but switching to Zita West Vitafem, not sure what Thea’s going to add to it but I’ll update this later). I plan to carry on taking Omega 3,6,9 and start on Royal Jelly.
Putting it all into practice is going to be a challenge. I have no idea where this will lead but I felt crazily light and positive after today’s session. That has to be a good thing, right?
If anyone is trying any of the above or has tried it, I’d love to hear about your experiences.
That sounds like a lot I wish you luck though!
I learned in a nutrition class that omega 6 is actually bad for you, but here in the US that’s because we are consuming a 1:3 ratio when it should be 1:10. Never heard or omega 9, but I do know that 3 is excellent for you.
That running/jogging bit is not true, many doctors here recommend it! Obviously, you can’t do it when you’re pretty far along, but I have heard of women running 30 miles a week whilst pregnant.
As for the dark chocolate, mmmmm indulge!!
Thanks for the luck – lord knows it’s needed!
I wonder if the Omega 6 rule applies to the UK – I doubt it. Apparently we’re all deficient in Vit D because it’s measured against Californians and obviously we get less sun so our levels are naturally lower.
I think the running/jogging bit only applies to those of us who are a bit depleted. So, we don’t over exert ourselves.
I was looking at the Goat Body Butter- do you think it’d last in international post? I can’t use the soaps 😦 They sound great though.
Aww thanks for the interest! I’m still in the process of perfecting my body butter, right now it requires refrigeration. I just bought some preservative though, so when I try it and test it I’ll let you know!
What a great plan! I’ve noticed so much improvement from little things I’ve changed. It feels great! I know you’ll do well!
I take a Fish Oil supplement that has all the omegas in it. Did you know Fish Oil is also a natural blood thinner? I thought that was pretty cool. I know I have poor circulation, so I also take baby aspirin. My RE recommended it.
I walk a lot and just started back up with yoga. I find those to be the perfect exercises while TTC. I always worry I’m going to hurt the non-existent baby in my womb LOL 😉 But I feel great doing slower, more relaxing-type exercises 🙂
I didn’t know that fish oil is a blood thinner too and I didn’t know enough about blood thinning. I just googled it. I’m hoping yoga and the walking helps with circulation. Problem is, during a yoga session I always end up looking at the clock because I feel bored. I need to learn to switch off!
I never thought baby making would be so damn complicated.
Ugh, I know what you mean! It sure is complicated. I wish it would come easy like everyone else. Keep hanging in there xo
Oh, how interesting. I’m a huge fan of natural/alternative treatments. Never gone to a homeopath though. Only heard of them. And all she, or um, the mashine picked up! pretty cool.
Mmm my acupunturist that I went to before and during my first fertility treatment said the ultimate time between treatments (with ivf) was to give your body a break for six month, to recover and build up my qi again. We waited four months and it was enough for me/us since it did work. But I guess it depends on the underlying problem/s.
Best of luck, remember it is for a good cause.
When I had a bad smear test, I read that it takes 6 months for the reproductive cells to regenerate. I think there’s some truth in the 6 month rest theory. That’ll take me through to Christmas.. depressing.. but at least there will be Christmas joy and mince pies.
This all sounds really cool. And it sounds like it’s going to be enlightening and maybe a little spiritual. Looking forward to hearing about all of this. It’s inspiring me to do a little cleanup too.
I’ve been wondering how you’re keeping. Just caught up with your latest post. You need to rest up missy! I’m looking forward to seeing what the next couple of months bring too. I think you’re right – a part of it is going to be spiritual. I think I’ve been dodging that part.