If you are facing some fertility challenges or just trying to get pregnant fast, there are 6 easy home remedies I recommend to my clients trying to get pregnant (both at my San Diego clinics or the ones I see on my online consultations). Let’s get started:
1. Vaginal Steam Bath
Vaginal steam baths are used to assist in the cleansing of the uterus in conjunction with the Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy for the treatment of numerous female symptoms.
The formulation of a vaginal steam bath consists of aromatic, cleansing herbs that will penetrate into the uterine wall. The therapeutic effects of thermotherapy and aromatherapy contribute to the effectiveness of this treatment. Overall the bath aids as a uterine lavage or internal cleanse of the membranes that often accumulate incompletely flushed debris/fluids from cycle to cycle. In addition, the bath introduces healing warmth and softens and nourishes internal membranes.
Watch this step by step tutorial on how to do a vaginal steam.
The baths can safely be combined with either natural cycles or any cycle involving assisted reproductive technology such as IUI or IVF.
Consider adding vaginal steam baths to your self care routine if you experience:
- Painful periods
- Dark blood at the beginning or ending of your menstrual cycle
- Irregular periods
- Cervical stenosis
- Vaginal dryness
- Painful intercourse
2. Maya Abdominal Massage
The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy™ (ATMAT) is a modern adaptation of ancient Mayan healing techniques that adds modern knowledge of anatomy, physiology and herbology.
It is a noninvasive, massage technique that gently manipulates the muscles and connective tissue that hold the organs in place. The intention is to guide organs to their proper position, releasing physical and emotional congestion and blockages.
When organs such as a tilted uterus are in proper position, they are open to receiving all of nutrient-rich/oxygen blood available, while increasing detoxifying lymphatic flow, nerve impulses and chi.
» Fertility Challenges
» Displaced or prolapsed uterus and or bladder
» Painful menstrual cycles and ovulationIrregular menstrual cycles and ovulation
» Bladder or yeast infections
» Miscarriages, difficult pregnancies
» Peri-menopause, menopausal symptoms
» PMS/Depression with menstruation
» Ovarian cysts
» Uterine fibroids
» Abnormal uterine bleeding
» Pelvic congestion, painful intercourse
» Digestive Disorders
» Low energy
» Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
» Gastro-Esophogeal Reflux (GERD)Crohn’s Disease
» Chronic constipation
» Low Back ache (especially during menses)
» Chronic indigestion or heartburn
» Restricted breathing due to tension
ATMAT focuses on:
- Encouraging proper position of internal organs.
- Releasing physical and emotional congestion and blockages.
- Breaking down harmful adhesions in the abdominal and pelvic region.
- Detoxifying, toning, and improving the function of the internal organs
Benefits for women:
- Increases blood flow to the reproductive organs
- Nourishes follicles with fresh blood supply and oxygen
- Helps to break down scar tissue and adhesions
- Helps cysts to dissolve
- Helps to resolve blockages in the fallopian tubes
- Re-aligns uterus, as in the case of a prolapsed or “tilted” uterus
- Relieves stress and anxiety, releasing emotional blockages
- Improves digestion and absorption of nutrients
- Helps to regulate the menstrual cycle (addresses cramps, heavy bleeding, irregular cycles, reduces clotting)
- Restores healthy menstrual flow in amenorrhea.
- Improves, tones and cleanses the uterine lining.
- Helps to prepare body to carry a healthy pregnancy, a key ingredient in the case of frequent miscarriage.
3. Take the right supplements
In an ideal world, we’d get all the nutrients we need from the food we eat, right? The truth is, it’s not like that anymore. With the evolution of our modern world, there are increasing external factors separating us from getting our daily intake of nutrients to create a healthy fertile body. In order to support our journey to a healthy pregnancy, we need to help our bodies!
How do we do it? By EMPOWERING it by taking the best natural supplements.
But how do you know the ones you are taking are working for you? What if I told you that not all supplements are the same… and you might be wasting your money? What if the supplements you are taking are doing the opposite of supporting your fertility?
Think of how much time, energy and money you spend on supporting your health and what if your supplement intake isn’t adding to your health?
Our cells need to be revitalized and nourished – sometimes I call this giving them LOVE! I want to make sure you are giving your body the right kind of love to support your fertility!
To make things easy I put together this video where I go over the MUST 5 supplements when you are trying to get pregnant.
In “The Fantastic 5 of Fertility Supplements” you’ll learn:
1. What are the Fantastic 5 for Fertility and why you should start taking them today!
2.We’ll talk about the supplements you are taking.
3.I’ll tell you where you can get the Fantastic 5 supplements online.
4. We’ll go over what supplements to avoid as they can be harming your fertility.
5. We’ll go over some EXTRA Fertility Empowering Techniques to do at home.
4. Feed your Fertility
Pretty much all my patients do a fertility detox when they start care with me. It’s important to reset their body and start fresh. If you’ve been taking medication, birth control, done an IVF cycle, being eating without thinking in your fertility… it’s time you consider doing a fertility detox. The Reset Fertility Detox is a healthy detox to reset your fertility and nourish your body, with food (you’ll eat, not just drink juices!) and cleansing supplements.
This program is for those who have been struggling with fertility, have gone through 1 or more IUI’s and IVF cycles, digestive issues, weight loss, or fatigue. It’s very supportive for individuals who undergo a lot of stress and for women who want a healthier environment for their future baby. Stress, environmental and food toxins, medication, and birth control, can cause a toxic build up in the body. If you’ve been trying for more than 3 months, the Reset Fertility Detox is your first step!
It includes: Cleansing Products Kit, Members site, Video Tutorials, Recipes & Detox Guidelines, Community Access,…
If you are not ready to commit to a 21 day detox (really??) what about starting with adding one of my favorite drinks. That one EVERYBODY is talking about: Bone broth. Bone broth is a super food, and it can help you with your fertility. Here are some of the reasons I LOVE bone broth and I recommend to all my patients:
■ Bone broth contains amino acids, is extremely rich in minerals needed for boosting fertility.
■ Helps heal and seal your intestinal tract lining which promotes healthy digestion
■ The gelatin found in bone broth attracts and retains liquids, including digestive liquids, which supports healthy digestion.
■ Inhibits infection caused by colds and viruses.
■ Reduces joint pain and inflammation from chondroitin sulphates and glucosamine from the boiled down cartilage and bare bones.
■ Combats inflammation- Amino acids such as glycine, proline, and arginine all have anti-inflammatory effects. Arginine has been discovered to be predominantly beneficial for the treatment of sepsis (whole-body inflammation).
■ Glycine has relaxing effects which can help you sleep better.
■ Encourages strong, healthy bones- bone broth contains high quantities of calcium, magnesium, and other nutrients that play an imperative role in healthy bone development.
■ Encourages healthy hair and nail growth, due to gelatin.
I recommend drinking a daily cup to my patients. BUT be careful! It is very important that you only make/buy bone broth if it is organic, grass fed, gluten/soy/dairy free with no additives, preservatives or colorants.
If you are not drinking bone broth because you don’t want to deal with the bones, this is where I purchase mine. Here are the brands I recommend to my patients and I drink myself.
Kettle & Fire Organic Bone Broth
Their bone broth is a great source of collagen, a protein your body needs to accelerate healing from the inside out. Collagen is the protein best known for keeping your skin looking young, and maintaining healthy bones, joints, and teeth. Kettle and Fire bone broths are made with 100% grass-fed bones, premium ingredients, and are available in beef, chicken and mushroom flavors. Perfect to heal your fertility.
The Flavor Chef Bone Broth
Their bone broth is a great source of collagen, a protein your body needs to accelerate healing from the inside out. Collagen is the protein best known for keeping your skin looking young, and maintaining healthy bones, joints, and teeth. The Flavour Chef bone broths have different flavours and options, made of organic or grass fed bones and premium ingredients..
5. Talk with specialists
✓ If you are reading this blogpost, chances are you are struggling to get pregnant. Taking with a natural fertility specialist to get guidance can be the difference between getting pregnant in the news few months… or taking a couple years.
✓ If just started trying, don’t worry and give yourself some time. Good things take time and often times our body just need a couple months to understand that we want to get pregnant.
✓ If you have been trying for 6+ months (or if you just started but are 35+)you should talk with a fertility specialist to help you empower your body’s natural ability to get pregnant. DO NOT make the mistake to putting yourself under an IVF yet!! There are many, many, many things you can do first to get pregnant naturally.
A natural fertility specialist’s mission
Our mission is to help you address the root cause of your fertility problems, empower your body to its maximum health so you can get pregnant naturally. If you’ve been trying with no success and want fertility help and answers on how to get pregnant, a 60 minute coaching call with us will give you the answers you are looking for.
During this 1-hour online fertility consultation (or if you are in San Diego, it can be in our clinics) you’ll get all the fertility support you need, we’ll review your case, give you recommendations and create a next steps for a personalized plan to help you get pregnant The H.O.P.E Coaching is the next step to make sure your fertility journey is going towards a healthy pregnancy. 60 minutes can mean the difference on how long it takes for you to hold your dreamed babyNo matter where you live (our programs are virtual), how long you’ve been trying or your fertility condition, we’re here for you.
If you’ve been trying for quite some time with no results, are tired of seeing doctors with no answers, but are not ready to quit on your body and your fertility, we’ll be your “fertility detectives”. During the HOPE Coaching call we’ll find answers to your fertility problems and study the next steps in your fertility journey.
If you started trying some months ago, but need guidance, want a holistic approach to fertility and are ready to empower your fertility in a natural way, the HOPE coaching call will give you the help you need to eliminate any blockages so you can start seeing results and feel EMPOWER, fertile and baby ready.
If you are thinking about getting pregnant and want to know how to get your body ready, empower your fertility in a natural way following our holistic fertility approach so you can get pregnant fast avoiding IVF.
Extra points if you do this too…
Femoral Artery Massage
This exercise increases blood flow to the pelvic organs, providing more nourishment to the uterus and ovaries. (This massage may be more effectively performed by a partner)
STEP 1: Feel for the femoral artery with your fingertips. The femoral artery is a large artery just beneath the crease in your groin. It is located between your thigh and lower abdomen in the inguinal crease. Try to locate this artery by using the pads of your fingers, and with moderate pressure, search for a pulsing sensation.
STEP 2: Once you find the pulse at the femoral artery, compress or occlude the artery by pressure with your forearm, or by pressing with the heel of your hands.
STEP 3: Hold the artery closed for 30 to 45 seconds. The blood is now backing up and increasing pressure in the iliac arteries, forcing more blood into the pelvic arteries and flooding the pelvic organs with more blood.
STEP 4: After 30-45 seconds, release the pressure and let the blood flow normally. When the hold is released, you should feel a sensation of warmth rushing down your leg as the blood supply returns to the lower extremity.
STEP 5: Repeat on the opposite side.
Perform this femoral massage sequence three times in a row, twice a day, up to ovulation (or the day before embryo transfer, not beyond).**Note: Do not perform this femoral massage if you are or might be pregnant. Also, if you have high blood pressure, heart disease, circulatory problems, or a history of strokes or detached retinas, do not practice this technique.
Castor Oil Pack
Castor oil has a long history of traditional medical use dating back to ancient Egypt. Derived from the castor bean (Ricinus communis), the oil was once used internally as a laxative but is now primarily used externally due to its potential toxicity.
How it works: A castor oil pack is placed on the skin to increase circulation and to promote elimination and healing of the tissues and organs underneath the skin. It is used to stimulate the liver, relieve pain, increase lymphatic circulation, reduce inflammation, and improve digestion.
How it is made : Castor oil packs are made by soaking a piece of flannel in castor oil and placing it on the skin. The flannel is covered with plastic, and then a hot water bottle or heating pad is placed over the plastic to heat the pack.
A castor oil pack can be placed on the following body regions:
- The right side of the abdomen to stimulate the liver. (Often recommended as part of a liver detox program)
- Inflamed and swollen joints, bursitis, and muscle strains.
- The abdomen to relieve constipation and other digestive disorders.
- The lower abdomen in cases of Menstrual Irregularities. Endometriosis, Infertility, and Cysts.
Safety precautions: Castor oil should not be taken internally. It should not be applied to broken skin, or used during pregnancy, breastfeeding, or during menstrual flow.
- An old dish towel or old towel cut into the shape of a dish towel
- Castor oil
- A piece of Plastic wrap cut 1-2″ larger than the flannel (A plastic bag like the kind used for produce at the grocery store can be used instead of plastic wrap)
- A Hot water bottle or Heating Pad
- A Container with a lid or a plastic bag (to store the used pack in between uses)
- Old clothes and sheets. **Warning: Castor oil will stain clothing and bedding**
Place the flannel in a bowl or basin. Soak it in castor oil so that it becomes saturated, but not dripping.
Place the pack over the affected body part. (In most cases, the lower abdomen just above the pubic bone)
Once the oil-soaked flannel is in place, cover it with plastic. (Either Cling Wrap or a Plastic Bag may be used)
Place the hot water bottle or heating pad over the pack. Rest with the pack in place for 45-60 minutes.
After removing the pack, cleanse the area with a dilute solution of water and baking soda.
Store the pack in the covered container in the refrigerator. Each pack may be reused up to 3 to 4 times.
Frequency of use
Use as recommended by your acupuncturist or health care provider. Castor oil packs are not universally beneficial, but are required to treat certain specific disorders. Your acupuncturist will let you know if castor packs are recommended for your condition.
In My Fertility School, the 6 weeks online eCourse to help you empower your fertility, you’ll find step by step tutorials on how to do a fertility abdominal massage.
Moxa is a plan that is used as a heat source to stimulate acupuncture points. Although acupuncture is better known in the West, moxibustion has also been used in traditional treatments for over 2000 years in China and is in fact the second part of the name for acupuncture in the Chinese language. The moxa we usually provide as part of our treatments is in the form of a moxa stick and has been compressed into a cigar-like roll that makes it ideal for use at home.
How to use the moxa stick
Simply light one end with a cigarette lighter. When the stick is correctly lit, you will be able to hold the lit end two to three centimeters from the back of your hand and feel a pleasant radiating warmth.
Hold the lit end of the stick over the area to be treated, maintaining a distance of at least two to three centimeters so that there is never any direct contact with the skin.
The moxa stick is then moved slowly over the area being treated, this will begin to feel pleasantly warm.
To enhance your fertility, here is a general easy move you can do to yourself:
- Place the stick close to your navel and move it down to your pubic bone.
- Repeat the movement slowly up and down, until the area is pink and warm.
This therapy should be done daily to increase your results. There are other ways and areas to apply moxa to enhance your fertility, but those would depend on your specific case and condition.