Fertility Chronicles

My Fertility Cleanse Experience

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Hey y’all…. It’s been a while.

Seriously though, I feel like that’s how I start all my posts since I’m so inconsistent with posting. THAT IS ALL CHANGING TODAY. Currently, I am currently in my third week since I quit my writing job and am LOVING LIFE. With that being said, since I’m no longer drained every day from stock writing – more consistent posts will be up on my blog now! Yay! Today, I’m going to talk to y’all about my fertility cleanse experience.

I have a ton of friends who have been checking in on me since I started sharing our fertility struggle and I wanted to say a huge THANK YOU. Honestly, there are still so many people reaching out to me and asking me advice that I feel I should share all my trials and errors! There is SO much information and studies out there, it can make your head spin. I can tell you I’ve combed through just about every piece. Every un-research blog post, every peer-reviewed study and even some reports that make you scratch your head. In this new season of TTC, the Roh’s are leaving no stone unturned. With all this research, I hope I can help someone receive the rainbow baby they’ve been praying for or at least some steps in the right direction! It can all be so confusing, so let’s go through this grueling journey together.

Disclaimer: I want to be the first to say, I am not a doctor. I got accepted into nursing school back in the day, but that doesn’t count the slightest. If you have been trying for over a year and have been unsuccessful, I advise you to see your doctor. When we were just around a year, we decided to get all the tests done to get a clear picture. Luckily, nothing major came up and there was no reason why we shouldn’t have been getting pregnant. Well, except God of course. lol It was promising but extremely frustrating at the same time.

When we did finally get pregnant, I had been seeing my GYN and my naturopath for further testing. Most of you know how that ended and boy ectopic pregnancies really wreck the body. That’s why I turned to the fertility cleanse. I did get the cleanse approved by both my OB/GYN and my naturopath. After getting two rounds of methotrexate (chemo drug) with the ectopic, my liver was functioning rather sluggish but my hormones were almost back to normal. I decided to do the cleanse to rid all my body of the built-up toxins since the trauma and help facilitate my healing process.

If you are on any medications, I would ask your doctor before ordering and doing this cleanse.

Fertility Cleanse Experience

So, to start, this was the very first cleanse I’ve ever done in my life. Back in the day, I used to take water pills before I had any modeling events, but other than that I had never done anything like this. Honestly, I’m terrible at sticking to anything and I will be completely honest with you in this post. During this cleanse, you are advised not to try to conceive and I decided to do it the month we got cleared to try again from my doctor – go figure.

First and foremost, I learned that cleanses aren’t supposed to be fun or even taste good. The company that I ordered it from gave very detailed and clear instructions for the kit – I was pretty impressed with this. The pamphlet gave you all the info on what each of the components of the cleanse would do. You start the cleanse on the sixth day of your cycle which is nice you don’t go through it during stupid aunt flo. lol I found the first part and the first time I did the cleanse to be pretty intense.

During my ectopic, I was instructed not to eat anything healthy – that I was doing during pregnancy so it wouldn’t aid the baby in growing. Sorry that’s super depressing but it was my reality so I went completely off the deep end with my food because, why not? I think the first part of the cleanse was so intense for me was because of all the junk food and preservatives in my system from before AND I wasn’t drinking enough water. Honestly, if you do it. Think of all the water you drink on a daily basis and multiply that by four – trust me!The milk thistle isn’t the tastiest in the beginning but you get used to it, same with the liver cleansing tea. The first part of the cleanse lasts only about ten days or so, I’m writing this without my instructions so bear with me! This might get a little graphic from here on out. I have never had an issue with my cycle. Since I got off birth control, my cycles have been predictable and not that bad. Luckily, after the miscarriage, they went back to normal. However, a few months before I got pregnant I noticed my fertile egg-white cervical mucus (EWCM), ya know the good stuff that holds all the sperm, had basically dried up. I’m sure it was due to all the stress I was putting on getting pregnant, but during the cleanse it magically appeared in LARGE quantities after almost eight months of being non-exsistant. To say I was over the moon is an understatement. So, I decided to quit the cleanse half-way through and we tried that month. Obviously, with no luck but I didn’t regret my decision.

The next month, I knew I would be ovulating on my ectopic side so I called up the company I ordered the fertility cleanse from and my naturopath and asked if I could redo the cleanse again the next month. They both agreed so I decided to give it a go. This go around was MUCH easier, meaning I didn’t feel light headed as much and my urine smell was far less strong, probably because it flushed a lot of the crap from my liver the month before. I felt ovulation on my ectopic side, so I continued with the cleanse and we kept things safe. The reason you aren’t supposed to try during the cleanse is herbs in the second part of the cleanse relax your uterus – which could cause a miscarriage. I started the second part of the cleanse feeling a bit of pain as the egg traveled through my damaged tube. Fair warning, the second tea in the cleanse is SO gross. They recommend adding lemon or honey to it – I would if I were you.

Almost a week into the second part of the cleanse, I started to have intense pain on the right side of my pelvis. I’ve been having pain since the ectopic, but this was a different type of pain. I don’t believe the cleanse was to blame for the pain, as it is well over eight weeks now since the cleanse and the pain hasn’t subsided. I stopped the cleanse about a week before I was supposed to, just to give my body a bit of a rest. I am currently being tested for endometriosis, which would further explain the reason for the ectopic but nothing is definitive yet.

Having said this, I thoroughly recommend the cleanse and feel it did wonders for my body. I think the pain I’ve been experiencing since the pregnancy is something much deeper that my doctors haven’t discovered yet but everything has balanced out just nicely besides that!

Who I Recommend the Cleanse to

First and foremost, I highly recommend that you pair this fertility cleanse with clean eating. Rid your daily food consumption of processed and fried foods. Also, decreasing your sugar consumption, especially artificial sugars, is a must. I recommend this to just about anyone for just daily health and living, but it will enhance and aid the cleanse. Especially if you’re going to be paying money for it. The Whole 30 diet is a great start and I found to be the easiest to follow or even just eliminating any food that comes packaged.

If you have inconsistent periods or unsure if you ovulate with varied LH strip results, I recommend the fertility cleanse. Obviously, you should be monitored by a physician but I definitely believe this could help balance things out. So much of the products we put on our skin or things we breathe in can disrupt our already fragile hormone balance. Again, I’m not going to claim to know everything but the crap in our food and products we use daily is definitely contributing heavily to the increase in infertility in most developed countries.

If you have unusually heavy or long periods, you might benefit from the cleanse. Most doctors aren’t exactly sure why some women have heavy and extended menstrual cycles but it ‘may’ be due to an excess amount of hormones in your body and if I lived with that, a $100 cleanse would be SO worth it if it worked. Birth control completely wrecked my body before and I felt SO much better when I finally took myself off of it seven years ago. Honestly, it took a good year for my body to balance out and I’m so glad I made the switch.

If you’ve been trying for a while and have been diagnosed with unexplained infertility, I highly recommend the cleanse! Going through this process, I’ve learned there is only so much you can do to aid pregnancy, the rest is up to God. That’s honestly been my biggest struggle, but honestly, I now feel much better knowing I’m doing just about everything to aid my body to hopefully carry a healthy baby. $100 was totally worth the peace of mind for me and will probably do the cleanse again if I don’t get pregnant in six months.

Minus my consistent pain, I felt great after both attempts at the cleanse! I don’t regret purchasing it one bit and HIGHLY recommend it. Even if you aren’t trying to conceive, I think it’s great for women in general. It’s all herbs and my OB/GYN approved it all, for any of you that question the herb docs lol.

I’ll post the link below if you’ve decided you are interested in it. It shipped pretty quickly to me, which was nice. If you have any questions as you go through the fertiltiy cleanse, the company is so prompt in answering any questions. You can always message or text me too, and hopefully I can aid you as well! Later this week, I plan on sharing my acupuncture experience, so stay tuned!

If you have ANY questions about my experience with the cleanse, post it in the comment box below or message me, I’d be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Love Y’all!

You can order your fertility cleanse here!

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