I am getting asked frequently what I did at home naturally while going through my infertility journey. The answer is, I did a lot of things unintentionally that helped me get pregnant after being told it wasn’t possible.
After my first, my husband and I both were on the same page we needed to be done with fertility treatments, and that if it were to happen, it would happen. We were thankful and grateful for the one we had, and we grew to be content with our gift of one. I was working full time for the District Courts, and was getting sick a lot, and didn’t have a lot of energy, so I decided to quit drinking pop.
THEN… I was getting my hair done, and discovered Aveda products; I switched ALL of my hair products, lotions, and face wash and creams to Aveda.
I fell in LOVE with essential oils.
I also had heard a ton of great things about Mrs. Meyers soaps; so I tried that and fell in love with the basil scent. Soon I was using very little household products with toxic chemicals.
I was also BUSY, I had no time to think about my fertility, I would leave the house at 6:20 am, and I would get home at 5:05 pm, eat, hang out with my husband and son for awhile, take a bath, watch a show, and go to sleep at about 8:00 pm getting about 9 hours of sleep every night. I had a routine that allowed me to not worry about the things that bothered me….EXCEPT…. during my therapy sessions, which I went to every 3-4 weeks during my lunch breaks or immediately following work.
I was mentally, and physically healthy.
It was about 6 months into my healthier living and that’s when I became pregnant- there was zero trying involved. I used to get very frustrated when people would tell me to “relax”, I would think shame on them, they don’t understand; and they probably didn’t, but the theory itself was actually correct- in my instance.
I am also very aware that for many, this isn’t going to be the trick. I understand that there are instances where fertility treatments truly are the only option. For me, I have PCOS, and PCOS is a hormonal imbalance that intrudes on many aspects of my life, including, migraines, anxiety, mood swings, hot flashes, infertility, ovarian cysts, and dark spots on my skin. Somehow by creating a nice environment for my brain, my hormonal levels were somehow able to balance out enough for me to get pregnant.
I’d encourage anyone with PCOS to try to adjust those hormones naturally, and see what happens, because you just never know!