Prepare for Conception with a Fertility Cleanse…

Prepare for Conception with a Fertility Cleanse…

Article Overview

I am sure you have heard about cleansing from one place or another, maybe it was about cleansing your colon or detoxifying your liver. While it may seem like a new fad, cleansing has been around for thousands of years, used by the Japanese & Egyptians to the Native Americans. Cleansing has always been used as a natural way to keep the body healthy and may be one of the most beneficial things to do before you get pregnant.

Fertility Cleansing

The time while you are preparing for conception is one of the most important times to create a healthy body in preparation for pregnancy. It is also the best time to do a fertility cleanse. Fertility cleansing is a way to support the body in preparation for conception by cleansing the uterus and liver. A fertility cleanse encourages the liver to cleanse the body of toxins and excess hormones. It also supports the uterus to cleanse itself of old stagnant blood and increases circulation to the uterus while tonifying the uterine tissues.

Note: Do not cleanse during pregnancy or breastfeeding. You do not want to expose your baby to your body’s toxins as they circulate in your blood on the way out.

Why Fertility Cleanse?

The time while you are preparing for conception is one of the most important times to create a healthy body in preparation for pregnancy.

Over the years the body can accumulate toxins from chemicals in the air, earth, water and from substances we consume daily or slather on our skin. Many of these toxins get stored in the fat tissues of the body and can be released quicker through cleansing. Some of these toxins may be left from:

  • Birth control
  • Cigarette Smoke
  • Pesticides
  • Excess hormones
  • Poor diet
  • Alcohol, etc.

 

Ideally we would like our bodies to be as healthy as possible during pregnancy, through cleansing we are able to support the body in its natural ability to rid itself of these substances.

While cleansing is beneficial, not just any cleanse is going to be beneficial for fertility. A fertility cleanse is specific to the reproductive system and assists the body in eliminating the additional burden of substances not good for fertility.

A fertility cleanse focuses on three major areas that can help the body to prepare for conception.

Liver Health

The liver helps to filter toxins from the body including excess hormones. If there is an over abundance of estrogen it is the livers job to remove it from the system. Some times, due to poor diet, lifestyle or general health, the liver may need some stimulation and support to get rid of these substances. By using whole herbs to support the liver you are helping your body to better cope with our industrial world and the impact it could be having on reproductive health. I will cover these herbs below.

Uterine Health
Uterine health is very important for reproductive health. Every cycle the uterus is supposed to release the lining that was built that month for the embryo to implant. In some cases the uterus is not completely cleansed every cycle, so old stagnant blood remains. As you can imagine, this is not the best environment to house a new embryo.

What causes the uterus to not fully release its contents every month? Some factors may be…

  • Low circulation
  • Hormonal imbalance
  • Unhealthy diet
  • Misplaced uterus

 

Through using specific cleansing and uterine herbs you can help support your uterine health, increase circulation and help tonify the uterine muscles, all helping to promote a healthy uterine environment.

Increasing circulation to the uterus
In order for the uterus to function at it’s best, it requires proper circulation. With proper circulation the communication loop between the uterus and ovaries with the endocrine system is able to function smoothly. This is necessary for proper hormonal balance and all of the functions dependent on it such as ovulation, menstruation, and hormone production. Herbs may be beneficial in helping to increase the circulation to the uterus as well as exercise and massage.

Do You Need To Cleanse?

Do you experience PMS?
Do you experience unexplained fatigue?
Do you feel congested?
Have you been on birth control?
Do you have acne?
Do you have less than 1 bowel movement a day?
Do you have dark circles under your eyes?
Do you have liver spots or itchy skin?
Have you been on medication or antibiotics for longer than 1 week?
During your menses do you have dark blood, cramps, or blood clots?
Do you eat conventional meats and dairy?
Are you experiencing hormonal imbalance?
Do you experience frequent colds and flu?

Cleansing for Fertility VS. Other Types of Cleansing

Fertility CleansingAre you wondering what the difference between a cleanse specifically for fertility and a normal cleanse? There are many differences between the two. General body cleansing is wonderful and a great way to help support the body, but if you are preparing for conception a fertility cleanse is more specific and focused on your needs. Below I have listed some of the differences between fertility cleansing and regular cleansing so you can see the benefits of cleansing specifically for fertility.

Works with the phases of the menstrual cycle
When doing a fertility cleanse we focus on cleansing certain parts of the body during specific phases of the menstrual cycle. For instance the liver phase of the fertility cleanse is done from the first day after your period has ended up until ovulation. We do this because this is a stimulating time of your cycle, perfect for encouraging the liver to work a little harder. The uterine phase of the fertility cleanse should be done from ovulation until the first day of your period. This is more of a nourishing and building stage of the cycle, when uterine herbs can help to support hormonal balance, increase uterine muscle tone and bring circulation right before the period begins.

With general cleanses, they do not focus on the most supportive times of your cycle or your fertility at all.

Whole Herbs
Cleanses come in many different forms, some are capsules and teas, some are fiber powders and drinks, while others are dramatic diet shifts. When it comes to fertility cleansing we want to do what is most effective and specific. We have found that using whole herbs in the form of teas, capsules and a tincture to be most holistic, effective and gentle.

Gentle on the system yet effective
There is a wide spectrum of cleanses from a one day to 90 days entailing lots of trips to the bathroom and some time off from work. We have found that when preparing for conception you do not want to do anything really dramatic or potentially harmful so we focus on cleansing in a gentle yet effective way that is supportive or reproductive health. While doing a fertility cleanse you are able to continue going to work and function in your every day life. We don’t require any dramatic dietary changes, but do suggest you begin to switch to a fertility diet.

There are no overly strong cleansing reactions while on the fertility cleanse except for some possible minor moodiness due to the liver cleansing itself. When toxins and hormones are being released this can sometimes make one cranky, similar to PMS. This is good and can be helped by drinking more water.

Supportive of Fertility and Reproduction
Cleansing for fertility is very supportive and encouraging for fertility and the reproductive system. While there are many great cleanses out there, focusing on doing a cleanse specific for fertility is going to be the safest, gentle and most supportive while you are preparing for pregnancy.

Fertility Cleansing Herbs

Fertility cleansing is best done using whole herbs as they are the safest way to encourage cleansing in the body. Below are some of the herbs used in fertility cleansing.

Liver Cleansing Herbs

    Burdock Root: Nourishing and cleansing for the liver, aiding in hormonal balance. Supports overall liver function for improved hormonal balance.

    Milk Thistle Seed: Supports hormonal balance. It is one of the best plants for liver health. Liver health is vital for hormonal balance. The liver helps to filter toxins from the body, including excess hormones.

    Dandelion Root:The leaf is very nourishing and is high in vitamins and minerals. The root aids in liver health, stimulates digestion for improved hormonal balance.

    Yellow Dock Root:Stimulates bile production for healthy removal of toxins, supportive of liver health and is high in iron.

    Licorice Root: Licorice is an adaptogen herb, supporting the endocrine system for overall hormonal support.

    Ginger Rt.: Increases circulation in the body helping to support healthy circulation and normal detoxification.

Uterine Cleansing & Support Herbs

    Goldenseal Root: Anti-inflammatory. Reduction in inflammation may help to prevent scar tissue and adhesion formation. Cleanses to the uterus.

    Damiana Leaf: A female aphrodesiac, damiana has been used for centuries to help increase circulation to the reproductive system as well as increase sexual pleasure.

    Dong Quai Root: Dong Quai increases circulation, which helps to bring in fresh healthy blood to remove excess tissue growth, heal tissue damage, limit scar tissue and adhesion formation.

    Peony Root: Overall this herb has excellent hormone balancing support. It also aids in pain reduction and relaxation. Moves the blood in the pelvic area, good for uterine stagnation.

    Raspberry Leaf: Raspberry leaf works to tone the uterine muscles and normalize blood flow during menses. This is one of the best normalizing herbs for the female reproductive organs.

Click here to purchase the Fertility Cleanse kit that contains all of these herbs…

Fertility Cleanse Tips & Q&A

Can I take my other supplements while I am fertility cleansing?
While fertility cleansing it is best to not take additional ‘new’ herbs or supplements unless they are your multivitamin, omega 3, or fertility superfoods. Herbs or supplements that were started previous to doing a fertility cleanse can be continued.

How should I eat during my Fertility Cleanse?
During the Fertility Cleanse it is not mandatory that you change your eating habits, BUT it is a great time to begin moving towards a fertility friendly diet. One of the most popular ways our clients do the Fertility Cleanse is to combine it with our 21 Day Fertility Diet Challenge (you can find this explained in the eBook ‘21 Day Fertility Diet Challenge’ at www.Natural Fertility Shop.com). This challenge has you add 5 foods to your existing daily diet, making it easy to add fertility friendly foods to your day.

Can we try to conceive the month I am doing the Fertility Cleanse?
We suggest that couples refrain from trying to conceive during the month of a Fertility Cleanse. There are two main reasons for this. The first is that there are herbs in the Fertility Cleanse that are not suggested during pregnancy. The second is the Fertility Cleanse works best in preparation before conception. It must be completed in its entirety for the best results, we do not want you stopping the cleanse before it is complete. If you think you may be pregnant you should discontinue the cleanse.

Can I do the Fertility Cleanse while I am on birth control?

We do not suggest that the Fertility Cleanse be performed while on birth control or other hormonal medications. If you are currently using medications, check with your doctor before starting any herbal or nutritional supplement program.

Is it safe to do a Fertility Cleanse while pregnant or breastfeeding?
No, do not cleanse during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. The herbs in the Fertility Cleanse are not to be used while pregnant or breastfeeding.

How do I know that the Fertility Cleanse is working?
Many women wonder what ‘signs’ to look for to know that the Fertility Cleanse is working. For some they may ‘feel’ different, get their periods back, see a shift in their cycles, experience relief from occasional menstrual cramps, and many feel nothing at all. Just because someone may not ‘feel’ any different does not mean that the Fertility Cleanse did not work. The Fertility Cleanse will help every person who performs it. Some women are more sensitive than others and ‘feel’ a lot, while others will not ‘feel’ anything, but get great benefit. Remember, the Fertility Cleanse is supporting the body in its normal functions, it works for each person to help nourish and support the liver and uterus in preparation for conception.

Will the Fertility Cleanse help me get my period back?
There could be many reasons someone is not menstruating – diet, hormonal imbalance, stress, nutritional deficiencies, etc. Many of our clients who were experiencing slight hormonal imbalances have gotten their periods back from only doing the Fertility Cleanse, but this will not work for everyone because/depending on the cause of the lack of menstruation. So we see the Fertility Cleanse as the first step towards getting a period back, with additional steps to follow such as diet changes, additional herbs to be taken monthly, stress reduction plans, etc. If you do get your period back due to the Fertility Cleanse, think of it as a bonus! But we do not depend on it alone, as the underlying imbalances/issues need to be addressed and the Fertility Cleanse is just the first step of many, but the best place to start.

Will the Fertility Cleanse be the only product I have to take to get pregnant?

No, most likely not. We have had some clients conceive directly after completing the Fertility Cleanse, but it is not designed as a fertility booster, but as a fertility preparation tool to help the body prepare for conception. It is the foundational program most of our customers begin with. Those clients without fertility issues complete a Fertility Cleanse as a healthy and great way to prepare for conception.

How many times can I do the Fertility Cleanse a Year?
We suggest to complete a Fertility Cleanse twice a year.

Click here to learn about common misconceptions about fertility cleansing…

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  1. I’m suffering from irregular periods. Even if I get a period, it lasts only for one day. What is the problem?

    • Hello Rashmi,

      Hormonal imbalance, fertility health issues, poor nutrition, dietary changes, levels of hydration, stress and changes in stress levels (even if minor changes), weight loss or gain, changes in exercise routines and even travel can all impact the timing of the menstrual cycle.

      Consider referring to our Natural Guide for Menstrual Health for tips and guidance.

      The Fertility Cleanse, as you have read here, is considered a foundational step in any natural fertility program especially for anyone who is experiencing fertility challenges. It helps to create a foundation for hormonal balance and a healthy uterus for implantation. It could be considered as well.

  2. How do I cleanse my uterus if I can’t find the plant you have mentioned? Do you sell the same herbs? If so, how much? Do you have a cleanse for men?

  3. Hi! I have Lupus and antiphospholipid syndrome. I am on daily medication for this and am wondering if it would be okay to do this cleanse? Thanks!

    • Dear Gina,

      It is best to speak with your healthcare provider or pharmacist about Fertility Cleansing while on your medication(s). We are not able to guide you in combining the two.

  4. I had a ectopic pregnancy on sept 2014 and was diagnosed with left Fallopian tube blocked from HSG. Me and my husband has been trying to conceive after that but no luck. Does fertility cleansing help.

    • Dear Paru,

      I am sorry this has been your experience and for your loss!

      The Fertility Cleanse is considered a foundational step in any natural fertility program especially for anyone who is experiencing fertility challenges. It helps to create a foundation for hormonal balance and a healthy uterus for implantation. It could be considered a starting point.

      Please take some time to read the article that our founder wrote about naturally supporting fallopian tube health as well for tips and further guidance.

      I hope this is helpful!

  5. Hi! I would also add to this list: test for MTHFR gene mutation (which 40% of people have). If you have it, then go on a diet avoiding synthetic folic acid, rather have active folate, which you can get in capsules. See my blog for more info. (I’ve had 10+ miscarriages, went off folic acid and was pregnant within a month.)

  6. I recently had miscarriage on 03/30/2015 ..I am still waiting for my period .is there anything you recommend to heal body after miscarriage & start period soon.

    Waiting for your reply.

  7. Hello – I’m 39 and have done 2 IVFs. I freeze my embryos at day 6 (for genetic testing). I’m going to do a 3rd one in July/August. We have to an IVF b/c my husband had a failed vasectomy reversal. My question is whether since we can’t conceive naturally, should I do the fertility cleanse? I ask b/c it the article says it’s for natural fertility so I wasn’t sure. If so, how many months prior to the IVF should I do the cleanse?

    Thanks,

    Sheila

    • Dear Sheila,

      Fertility Cleansing is a foundational step in How to Increase Your IVF Success Rate Naturally. The Fertility Cleanse supports liver and uterine detoxification and health in support of hormone balance and healthy uterine function, both of which are key for successful IVF.

      The Fertility Cleanse is best started with enough time to completely finish it prior to beginning IVF preparation.

      All my best!

  8. How can I get the product? The link is not working.

  9. Would this be a good start if my fallopian tubes are blocked? I tried clicking on the link for blocked fallopian tubes and it didn’t work.

  10. We have been ttc for 10 years after having my last out of 4 miscarriages. In 2003, I had 2 operations – uterine emberlisation in 2009 and a mymomectomy in 2012. Now I have found out I have scar tissue and Asherman’s Syndrome and since then I’m having scanty periods every month (spots for 2-3 days). I’m 43 yo and my husband is 45. Could I purchase the Fertility Cleanse, Castor Oil Kit, Self Fertility Massage, and the Wobenzym N and in what order should I take them? Is there a Male Fertility Cleanse also? Please let me also know what vitamins I should get…

    • Dear Brenda,

      The Fertility Cleanse can be combined with Wobenzym N, Self Fertility Massage and Castor Oil Therapy. They can all be taken/done together. Yes, a Male Fertility Cleanse Kit is available from The Natural Fertility Shop.

      There are a variety of fertility-health supporting vitamins. The article Which Vitamins are Good for Fertility? may be helpful. In general it is important for most women and men to consider a quality whole food multivitamin like Fertile Woman One Daily and omega-3 supplement like Fertilica Cod Liver Oil – each also available from The Natural Fertility Shop.

      Take care!

  11. Hi,
    I’m just wondering how long I have to wait to conceive after fertility cleanse kit?
    Thank you

  12. I bought the Fertility Cleanse Kit and am in the 2nd phase of cleansing. What should I do with the balance of the tea leaves and a few capsules from phase 1?

  13. My frozen embryo transfer is scheduled for July. When is the best time to do the Fertility Cleanse.

  14. Hi, I just ordered the cleanse for myself and my husband. We have recently experienced our third miscarriage (only had one of the baby’s tissue tested, and the baby had an extra chromosome incompatible with life; the other causes are suspected genetic but unknown). I had to have the miscarriage medically induced 11 days ago, and am still bleeding lightly. An u/s last week showed I had yet to fully miscarry. We have an apt with a specialist next week (suspect we’ll need IVF for selection of a viable embryo), and I want to do everything I can do prepare for this next step. When would you suggest we start the cleanse? Thanks for your guidance, Kat

    • Dear Kat,

      I am so sorry you have been through this! I hope this finds you resting and well today.

      The Fertility Cleanse is best started the day after the end or your first period post miscarriage. The Fertility Cleanse is not to be used until the miscarriage is complete.

      Consider learning about natural ways to support miscarriage recovery.

      If after your appointment you learn IVF may be an option we also offer guidance How to Increase Your IVF Success Rate Naturally that you may appreciate.

      Take care!

  15. Hi! My husband and I have been trying to conceive for about 7 years now with no luck :( I was diagnosed with PCOS a year after we got married. We have done several fertility treatments and nothing worked. We are planning to do IVF in August or September of this year and I want to do everything to be able to get pregnant. I am curious if I can use all the herbs for the liver cleansing, for example make a tea with all the herbs or something?

    Thank you for your help.

  16. If you don’t get a regular monthly cycle- when would you start the fertility cleanse?

    Is it ok to start the Castor Oil Kit and Self Fertility Massage at the same time as starting the Fertility Cleanse Kit?

    • Dear Melissa,

      The Fertility Cleanse can either a) be started on the same cycle day of the last menstrual period you remember having, or b) started on whatever day you choose. Simply then count the days of each phase of the Fertility Cleanse on the calendar.

      Castor Oil Therapy and Self Fertility Massage can be used while completing a Fertility Cleanse.

      Happy cleansing!

  17. I am scheduled in 45 days for my last chance FET with one CCS tested embryo. In attempting to improve chances of success I came across the fertility cleanse. I am scheduled to begin prep medicines Lupron and Vivelle patches in approximately 15 days. Can I do the cleanse in conjunction with these medicines?

  18. I am a smoker and a male. So, how do I clean my system because I need to quit now. Thank you!

  19. Hallo,

    I recently had laporoscopy to remove fibroids and I have learned alot in this website.

    I would like to start preparing for conception. Please advice me is the fertility cleanse is ideal or which products do I take.

  20. I’m 47yo & diagnosed w/POF at 41/42. I went through some infertility treatments w/o success. I’m OK but still have hope/faith. I was very regular except during stressful situations. My period stop 1 day w/o any notice. I’m writing because I feel clueless. I found that doctors don’t give me any hope & I can understand that it’s lack of info/education. I’m not taking anything and that concerns me a bit even if I don’t get pregnant. I don’t know where nor who to go to. My OBGYN prescribed BC pills to get estrogen in my body. I’m not taking them because the way he said it didn’t sound right. I want a new OBGYN! Any recommendations of OBGYNs in Houston? Do I have a chance to become pregnant? Tx

    • Dear Mariana,

      I am sorry you aren’t getting the guidance you had hoped to from your healthcare provider and that we do not keep a database of practitioners to refer our clients to. We are more than happy to work with you! The very best way to receive a full plan designed specifically for your fertility health needs is to have a Fertility Consultation. A Fertility Consultation offers the opportunity to work one on one with a master herbalist who specializes in natural fertility health.

      I can not know if you have a chance at natural conception, but there certainly is a chance to support the body in achieving optimal health no matter the way one conceives. Consider taking time to read the article Is Natural Conception and Pregnancy Over 40 Possible? as you educate yourself on how best to support your fertility health needs.

    • Hey Mariana,

      I have also had a lot of frustrations regarding helpful OB/Gyns for infertility issues in Houston. We couldn’t find anyone that cared to address/examine our bodies in a wholistic manner. We felt if we couldn’t sustain a pregnancy now, why would we be able to with IVF? My husband and I found a wonderful clinic called Caritas. They don’t do IUI or IVF so they spend a lot of time assessing your body to figure out a comprehensive treatment plan. Everyone at their clinic is very kind and the physician spends a lot of time answering questions/teaching. They also require monthly charting on your mucous cycle so to improve accuracy of diagnostic tests.

    • Hello Diana!

      Thank you for sharing your personal experience. I just wanted you to know Mariana may not see your reply in the event you were hoping for one. All our best to you!

  21. I am 34 y/o and have had one mc in June 2014. I have 3 fibroids smaller than 1.5cm (2 subserosal, 1 pedunculated) and have been diagnosed with Adenomyosis in Dec.2014. My fertility specialist put me on bc for 3 mths to cease menses, and intends to get us pregnant ASAP. Would a fertility cleanse assist me?

    • Dear Melissa,

      I am sorry for your loss and all you have gone through.

      We do not suggest using the Fertility Cleanse while taking hormonal birth control or prescription medications. Herbs that act on the hormonal system could affect how your medications are working.

      All my best!

  22. Hi, I have low AMH (5.5) & a blocked tube, my partner has low sperm motility & our consultant has given us 3 months to try naturally, then after that we will try IVF. We have been trying for nearly 2 years. All other tests have come back ok. For the last 3 weeks we have both been taking Folic acid, VIt E, I have been on VIt D & my partner on VIt C, as prescribed by our dr. The consultant has now put me on DHEA for 3 months until we start IVF & after reading your articles today I have ordered CoQ10 & Maca. Should I try anything else?

  23. Hi,
    I am currently on birth pills & I have PCOS. I’ve already addressed the diet as per your very useful articles & following it for more than 6 month. I plan to stop pills in about 2 month to see how it will go, as last time was very difficult experience as my period was absent for more than 9 month, as I did not know that I have PCOS.
    I have 2 questions:
    1) I noted you don’t recommend to do cleanest kit while on birth control pills, why? Can I start already in advance to be ready? My husband doing it now.
    2) If you don’t recommend to do it while on pills, I will do right after I stop, but you also don’t recommend to try to convince at this month of cleaning, why? Can we try right away?

    • Dear Victoria,

      How wonderful that you have already begun making changes to benefit your fertility health.

      The Fertility Cleanse is not to be done while on birth control or other hormonal medications. Herbs that act on the hormonal system could affect how your medications are working. The Fertility Cleanse would best support the detoxification process if it was started after birth control is stopped.

      We suggest that couples refrain from trying to conceive during the month of a Fertility Cleanse for two reasons,
      1. There are herbs in the Fertility Cleanse that are not suggested during pregnancy.
      2. The Fertility Cleanse works best in preparation before conception. It must be completed in its entirety for the best results, we do not want you stopping the cleanse before it is complete.

      You can begin trying to conceive the cycle after you have completed the Fertility Cleanse.

      Consider also taking time to refer to the article How to Reduce the Damaging Effects of PCOS on Fertility Through Diet and Herbs for additional tips and guidance.

      All my best!

  24. Me and my boyfriend would like to conceive. I started depo in May 2014 and got my last shot Sept 2014. I bled from the end of Dec (when I was supposed to get my next shot) til the middle of Jan 2015. I had a cycle for Feb 2015 and it was normal in length but heavier in flow. All the websites say it’ll take anywhere from 4 months to 2 years after the last shot to conceive. Would this cleanse help? What else could help?

  25. Hi
    I’m 36 years old and I have PCOS and a blocked fallopian tube. My cycle is regular however the duration of period is getting shorter.
    I have miscarried twice, at 5 and 12 weeks it took me 4 years to conceive.
    I’ve now remarried and keen to start a family. Would recommend the fertility cleanse for my circumstances? Are there any negative side effects PCOS?

    • Dear Betty,

      The Fertility Cleanse is indeed a first step when dealing with a fertility health issue. Supporting detoxification of the liver and uterine health sets the stage for hormonal balance and helps the body better respond to dietary and lifestyle changes, as well as herbs, nutritional supplements and natural therapies.

      Dietary and lifestyle changes are critical when dealing with PCOS. We have learned that if diet and lifestyles changes specific to PCOS are not made and in place, herbs and nutritional supplements cannot aid the body properly.

      Regarding naturally supporting normal fallopian tube health, take some time to read the article that our founder wrote about supporting fallopian tube health to learn more. Here is the link: http://natural-fertility-info.com/blocked-fallopian-tubes

      All my best!

  26. Hello,
    I’m 37 and I have a fibroid of 5cm, but my OBGYN told me I can still get pregnant because the position of it is outside the womb. My thyroid has also been completely removed. I’m on NatureThyroid and am doing wonderfully. I was taking Maca for 2 months and my period was 2 weeks late, so I stopped taking it. Usually I have a normal cycle of 28 days and my period lasts 5 to 6 days. I want to conceive and which product would you recommend me to take. I want to increase my egg health and decrease my fibroid to avoid an operation.
    Thank You!
    Debby

  27. Hi! I am 28 years old and I’ve been trying to get pregnant for quite awhile. I don’t have regular periods. I can go 6 months without a period. I have gone to doctors, they have given me medicine to help start my period. I have also taken Clomid and nothing. I was wondering if the Fertility Cleanse will help me with my menstrual cycle and if there is anything else I should try, or what steps should I start with first. Thank you!

  28. Hi,
    I’m currently 36 and have had endometriosis for the past 13 years and adenomyosis since 2012. After many laparoscopic surgeries & the help of Chinese Herbs & acupuncture I successfully fell pregnant naturally with my son in 2013, but have recently been told that my adenomyosis has gotten worse. My husband & I would like to try for a second child but have had 2 mirenas put in to help speed up the process of minimising my adenomyosis. I’d really like to do the fertility cleanse to help with the adenomyosis and prepare my body for when the mirenas come out, but I’m concerned I shouldn’t do it as I don’t have a period with the mirenas. What would you recommend?
    Annette

  29. Hi,
    I am 40yrs old, was diagnosed with endometriosis in May 2013 and have had x 2 laparoscopic surgeries to remove endometrial tissue. I am not really keen on IVF, but have been told by Gynaecologist that because of age, endometriosis and blocked fallopian tubes, it is likely the only way to fall pregnant. I am interested in the Endowise Kit, and am wondering if I should try the Fertility Cleanse first or use both kits simultaneously?

    Regards,

    Dee

    • Dear Dee,

      I am sorry you have been faced with these challenges.

      I hope that surgeries went well and although endometriosis was removed, it is still important to consider supporting the body’s natural ability to remove excess estrogen from the body, maintaining its natural inflammatory response, providing it relief from occasional discomfort in the reproductive system and encouraging normal circulation, helping to bring fresh blood and oxygen to the reproductive system.

      A foundational step in supporting the body in achieving and maintaining hormonal balance is through cleansing for fertility. Doing a Fertility Cleanse is that foundational step – it supports liver detoxification and proper function, as well as uterine cleansing and healthy function. It can be considered prior to the EndoWise Kit. The Fertility Cleanse Kit and EndoWise Kit are not to be combined.

      I completely understand not being interested in IVF. For healthy conception, eggs need to be healthy, hormones need to be balanced so as to support egg and uterine health, ovulation and proper function of the hormonal cascade for each process to happen and fallopian tubes need to be healthy and fully functioning.

      The effectiveness of natural therapies when wishing to support normal fallopian tube health, will depend on the location and/or severity of the tubal blockage, in addition to what has led to, or is contributing to the blockage. Consider asking your healthcare provider if he can help you understand these factors as you contemplate the best plan for you moving forward.

      I hope this is all helpful!

  30. My husband and I have been trying for about 2 years to get pregnant. I am 23 (almost 24) years old and I am suffering with PCOS. I am very interested in doing the Fertility Cleanse. However, I can’t easily swallow a pill. I realize it is a capsule, but can it be pulled apart so I can take it easier? I have to crush or pull part any medications I take so this is pretty large concern for me. Also, I am taking Metformin, b12 vitamins, and prenatal vitamins. Can I continue to take these while on the Fertility Cleanse?

    • Dear Jessi,

      There are 5 products in the Fertility Cleanse, two are capsules that yes can be pulled apart and emptied to make them easier to take, two are teas and one in a liquid extract.

      Vitamin B12 and prenatal multivitamin can be taken while doing a Fertility Cleanse, but it is best to consult your healthcare provider about taking herbs with Metformin.

      Consider also referring to our article How to Reduce the Damaging Effects of PCOS on Fertility Through Diet and Herbs for additional tips and guidance as you continue to support your body in re-learning hormone balance.

  31. Where can I get the whole package for fertility cleansing . I’m in South Africa

  32. Hi, I’ve been trying to get pregnant since 2009, I’m 42 years old, had like 8 inseminations and 6 IVFs, the last 3 of them I got pregnant, but the pregnancies only lasted 6 to 9 weeks. The doctors can’t tell me what is wrong with me, they only say it is my age. Do you think the fertility cleanse will work for me???? I really want to have a baby and I’m not giving up.
    Thanks
    Tuchi

    • Dear Tuchi,

      I am sorry for all that you have been through!

      The Fertility Cleanse is a foundational step when naturally supporting fertility health. It is a place to start. We know it to prepare the body to better respond to the herbs, nutritional supplements and natural therapies tried post cleanse.

      I hope you won’t mind a few questions…

      What led you to try IUI and IVF initially? Do you have a fertility issue you know is preventing natural conception? Has anyone talked to you about Immune Infertility? Click that link to learn more. It may be worth talking to your healthcare provider about.

      In addition to a Fertility Cleanse, consider the guidance offered here: Preparing for Conception Over 40. We also have a wonderful guide if you are preparing for another IVF. I am happy to link you to it if you’d like.

      All the best!

  33. Will this drug work for hormonal imbalance?

    • Dear Modupe,

      First I have to share that the Fertility Cleanse contains herbal products which are not drugs.

      The Fertility Cleanse is a foundational step in supporting the body in achieving hormonal balance. For many they need continued support of herbs, nutritional supplements and natural therapies. Consider learning more about how to naturally Restore Hormonal Balance for Improved Fertility.

  34. Recently my cycle lengths have been anywhere from 24 to 27 days with a year of IUI’s and trying for IVF with all the injections. Usually even if i have spotting i have spotting for one day (brown) the next day I have full flow in red.
    I decided to go with Fertility cleansing. My periods started on dec 4th this month. I started Liver cleansing and then Uterine cleansing process later.

    This month, on 10 dpo (yesterday) i had couple of brown spots and cramps. Today too I have spotting all brown discharge.
    Is this normal. Is this a period.
    Should i stop conception tea and uterine cleansing process.
    I thought cleansing was supposed to get rid of the spotting and go to full flow.
    Please help

    • Dear UmasMom,

      Spotting can happen while Fertility Cleansing. This is viewed as a sign that the body is responding to the actions of the Fertility Cleanse. Women’s Best Friend and Conceptions Tea can be continued while spotting.

      The Fertility Cleanse is supportive of creating a foundation for hormonal balance, liver and uterine health. Many do see cycle shifts as a result of cleansing while many others need further natural therapy support.

  35. Please, I am having fibroid challenges and I want to know how your product can help.
    I look forward to your assistance.

    • Greetings!

      Uterine fibroids are estrogen-sensitive, meaning that they respond to estrogen in the same way that the lining of your uterus does — growing in response to circulating estrogen. Excess estrogen in one of the main culprits in causing not only fibroid growth, but also hormonal imbalance which then may cause disordered ovulation.

      Many women live with fibroids without signs/symptoms, and many do not. I am sorry they are a problem for you. It is important to consider dietary and lifestyle changes as well as herbs, nutritional supplements and natural therapies to support the body in maintaining a healthy uterine environment by promoting hormonal balance and supporting the body’s natural ability to reduce occurrences of occasional growths.

      I hope this is helpful!

  36. I have had an irregular period since coming off bcp a year ago. My midwife put me on bio identical progesterone from day 14-28 for 6 cycles to try and regulate my cycle and get me ovulating regularly again. I am on the last cycle of the bio id progesterone and I want to do the fertility cleanse now, but it says that the cleanse is over when your get your next period; my question is; since I don’t know if the 6 months of progesterone worked, I don’t know if I will even have my period on time… so how will I know when the cleanse is over if I don’t get my period?

    And can I keep taking the herbs I am already taking? Fermented Cod Liver Oil, Evening Primrose Oil, and Vitex

    • Dear Amber,

      While some women to see their period return as a result of cleansing, for many the Fertility Cleanse is not all that they need to do. So, the way to know the Fertility Cleanse is over it simply to complete each phase… when the products are gone the Fertility Cleanse is over.

      Vitex, fermented Cod Liver Oil and Evening Primrose Oil can be taken with the Fertility Cleanse if you have been taking these supplements for at least two weeks prior to starting the Fertility Cleanse. We suggest waiting to start taking any new herbs while cleansing.

      Consider the guidance offered in our article How to Balance Your Hormones After Birth Control. There are many steps that are very easy to make, yet have been found to have quite an impact of menstrual cycle health and hormone balance.

      Best wishes!

  37. I have PCOS. Has there been any negative side effects for people with PCOS that have done your cleanse to try to make conceiving more successful? Is it safe for women with PCOS?

    • Dear Kimberli,

      We feel the Fertility Cleanse is foundational for those experiencing fertility health issues who wish to support their body’s ability to better utilize the dietary and lifestyle changes made, and herbs, nutritional supplements and natural therapies tried.

      I have not heard of any negative events as a result of cleansing for those with PCOS. The Fertility Cleanse can be considered as a first step after which additional ways to maturally support healthy ovarian function could also be considered.

      I wish you well!

  38. We have been trying to get pregnant more than 5 yrs now and tried 3 IUI cycles last year and tried for IVF did not have ripe eggs and so ended up doing IUI again.
    Done fertility insurance money. I have one kid(9) .I want to get pregnant again. Trying fertility cleanse this month.
    My cycle days have now reduced from 28 to 25 days . I started the cleanse on 5th day of my period. When should i start the 2nd phase. The booklet says Day 17 but should i wait till day 17 as my cycle days are so small. What will happen if I try this month too.
    I am loosing it already. I am 36 . Healthy & fit but IUI cycles and IVF have put me to 10 pounds more. I have unexplained infertility.Doing yoga fertilty too

    • Hello,

      Thank you for sharing your challenging journey with us! Since you have a 25 day cycle and you have started on day 5, you could do Phase 1 for 10 days and then on day 15 begin Phase 2, and use the phase 2 products for 10 days. If you have left-over products, you could use them on your next cycle. The other option is to overlap the phases in the middle a bit. So, day 5-17 is phase 1, then on day 15 begin Phase 2, this means for 2 days, you would be taking all the products at one time. It is up to you! Try not to worry, it is fine to adjust the phases to meet your needs.

      Have you thought about working with one us through a fertility consultation? You have many fertility issues and in order to guide you in the best direction, I urge you to learn more about our consultation program here…

  39. Hi Elizabeth.. I just received my order today. When should i consume the flushing tea and milk thistle extract? Morning and night? In empty stomach or after a meal? Do i have to wait a few minutes after drinking both items before taking my vitamins? And..if i start consume woman best friend capsule, do i have to stop taking my regular multivitamin, coQ10, vit C, vit e, fish oil, flaxseed oil, folic acid?
    Can i consume DIM together with progesterone cream? Please assist. thanx

    • Hello Hunny!

      How great that you received your order! Did it come with the Fertility Cleanse Booklet to guide you in using the products properly?

      The Fertility Cleanse Products are best taken at two different times of the day. In the morning and in the evening. It is not necessary to take them with food, but you can take them with a meal if you like. The products of Phase 1 can be started the day after your period ends. Each can be taken with your vitamins as well.

      Vitamins and nutritional supplements can be taken while doing the Fertility Cleanse. It is best not to begin taking any new herbs however.

      When you begin taking Women’s Best Friend with Phase 2 of the Fertility Cleanse, a multivitamin, CoQ10, Vitamin E, fish oil supplements, flaxseed oil and Folic Acid can all be continued. DIM can be taken while cleansing for fertility as well and can be taken while using natural progesterone cream. If natural progesterone cream has not yet been started, it is best to wait to begin its use until the Fertility Cleanse is complete.

      I hope you enjoy the Fertility Cleanse!

  40. Hello,
    Six months ago I had an ectopic pregnancy. I did a cycle of IUI with clomiphene. I got pregnant first time I tried. Now six months later I’ve finally been given permission to try another cycle of IUI. Alas, my cycle was cancelled yesterday due to lack of interest by my ovaries. My LH did not surge enough for them to be happy to go ahead with it. I’m loath to take clomiphene again because I’ve read it comes with increased risk of ectopic. I’m 39 and a half, I know I’m getting on a bit, but I never met Mr Right. I want your fertility cleanse, what one other product would be good for me? There’s a pack for Fallopian health, but I need to ovulate too. Got 2-3 mo until I can retry

    • Hello JW!

      I am so sorry IUI was cancelled!

      Consider learning more about Natural Alternatives to Clomid as continue to educate yourself on your options.

      The Fertility Cleanse is a foundational step for anyone experiencing fertility challenges. This in part prepares the body to better utilize the other herbs, supplements and natural therapies you might try.

      I am not certain there is just one other product I can name out for you. It may help to also consider natural ways to prepare for IVF (although I understand you are preparing for IUI).

      I hope this is helpful!

  41. Where can I locate your shop in Abuja, Nigeria? I am highly interested in these products.

  42. Everything is mentioned in this article except the actual problem this friend of mine, who I want to purchase it for, is having. She had extremely painful menses after every 15 days and heavy bleeding. She suffers a lot. This is for having your menses? But she is having way too much. She’s been married 10 years. She hasn’t been able to conceive.

    • Hello Mary!

      I am sorry your friend is going through this.

      The Fertility Cleanse is a foundational step to supporting liver and uterine health and hormone balance. It would be a first step to consider to supporting the liver in excreting excess estrogen, which is often a culprit for those with heavy menstrual bleeding. Please consider reading our Natural Guide for Menstrual Health for more detailed information and suggestions of what your friend might try.

      Best wishes to her and thank you for offering her support!

  43. In the article it mentions not to add any new herbs or supplements unless they were started prior to the cleanse. I began taking maca, vitex and royal jelly on day 1 of my cycle and was planning to begin the cleanse on the first day after my current period. Is this too soon to begin a cleanse after starting these supplements or should I stop taking these supplements and start again after finishing the cleanse? Thanks for the help and a big thank you for all of the posted information!

    • Dear Anna,

      In general we suggest that one keep taking any herbs they have been taking for at least 10 days to two weeks while doing the Fertility Cleanse. Fertilica Maca and Fertilica Royal Jelly can be taken while doing the Fertility Cleanse, but it may be best to stop taking Vitex and start again you have completed the Fertility Cleanse unless you menstruate for close to 10 days.

  44. I was diagnosed to have multiple uterine fibroid which lead to a miscarriage late 2012,the truth is i don’t want surgery as recommended by the doctor and i also want to get pregnant as soon as possible. I just completed the fertility cleanse,is there anything else you can recommend.

    • Elizabeth Willett, MA, CH

      Dear Pee,

      Uterine fibroids are estrogen-sensitive, meaning that they respond to estrogen in the same way that the lining of your uterus does — growing in response to circulating estrogen. Excess estrogen in one of the main culprits in causing not only fibroid/polyp growth, but also hormonal imbalance which then causes disordered ovulation.

      Many women live with fibroids without signs/symptoms, and many do not. They may inhibit conception and proper implantation of a fetus given their location and the number of them. There may be herbs, supplements and natural therapies to support the body in maintaining a healthy environment within the uterus by promoting hormonal balance and supporting the body’s natural ability to reduce occurrences of occasional growths.

      I hope this is helpful!

  45. Please, how can I purchase fertility cleansing because it can’t open it on the net.