Make sure you read my last post introducing our natural journey to fertility. I’m not a doctor, this is just my story…
If you missed it, here is part one of this natural journey to fertility.
Before I talk about the different natural methods we tried, let me share the results:
Three months into this natural thing, I got pregnant for the first time. (I had never had a positive pregnancy test in any of the previous years.) I miscarried. We were devastated. But at the same time it gave me hope that my body might actually be able to work.
Around the same time, I noticed that my joints we starting to heal. Mr. Coppertop and I had a long bike path that we had loved to walk, but had been unable to for a long time, because of my knees. We walked the entire path without any pain. It was just over two miles. That was huge for me.
(This is going to get a little tmi.) For as long as I could remember I was sick to my stomach and had headaches everyday. I took ibuprofen regularly to cope. Going days without going to the bathroom and when I did, there was usually blood involved.
I was sick.
Around the four month mark, I could tell my body was starting to heal. It was life-changing. I started to wake up with energy, I was using the bathroom regularly, and the blood was completely gone.
Five months into our natural journey I got pregnant with our first born.
If you ever wonder why I seem a little over the top with the natural route. This is why. It worked for me. It changed the whole course of my life. I now have three…THREE kids. And for the most part, I am healthy and feeling good. (Way better than I ever felt in my twenties!)
For those of you who are curious about what this looked like,
here is what my year to natural healing involved…
He took X-rays and found that I had been living with quite a few things out of place. He adjusted a rib and a collarbone that was out of place. (I had always had a pain under my arm, that was constant and dull. When he put my rib back in place, that pain was gone almost immediately. I was in awe to say the least.)
He also adjusted my tilted uterus, which he informed me later could have been a large contributing factor to my inability to conceive.
He was also able to balance my spine, and get me started on a regular schedule of wellness adjustments.
On my very first appointment he performed an Electrodermal screening, as well as muscle testing on me. From the results, he set me up on a regimen of supplements and oils to take daily. Things like magnesium, Evening Primrose Oil, Probiotics, B-complex, and more.
Since this was our year of committed natural health, we did a complete overhaul with our food and drink choices. We cut out processed foods, gluten, and sugar. I also replaced all my sugary drinks with an abundance of water. We quit eating out all the time, and opted for healthier homemade options at home. We started packing our own lunches, and were able to make a lot better food choices.
Also, we made a point to get more sleep by turning off the tv and going to bed at an earlier hour.
Getting Rid of Toxins
This included chemicals I was slathering all over my skin and hair to seemingly harmless air fresheners I plugged into the wall or the car. I replaced cleaners, creams, and soaps with simple and identifiable-ingredient alternatives.
(Nabudripads Allergy Elimination Treatments: A natural, non-invasive solution to alleviate allergies using the a combination of natural sciences including energy balancing, acupressure, nutrition, and muscle testing.) These were so instrumental in restoring my overall health. I had the basic fifteen done, and a handful of others. Allergies I had fought with my whole life, were no longer a problem. (I have some pretty amazing stories to tell about these…but more on that later…)
Prayer and Faith
This journey took a lot of courage and discipline. I learned and grew a lot during this time. There were days I wanted to quit and days I completely failed. Many days I got frustrated and impatient, but sticking to this commitment was an act of faith for me. I had no idea if these things were going to work; I was trusting that God would bless. And He did.
Your story will not be exactly like mine, but perhaps some of this information can give you some hope or point you in a direction that will benefit your future and your family. Praying for all my mama friends who are still waiting!