Prepare for Conception with a Fertility Cleanse…

Prepare for Conception with a Fertility Cleanse…

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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 it’s 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.

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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.

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  1. Good morning is fertileDetox for women and men designed to support the body detoxification systems and protect against harmful contaminants the same as the fertility cleaners, because that what I’m using now.the product is from Fairhaven health.

  2. Hi
    I started the fertility cleanse 9 days ago.
    On day 3 I began to spot which increased to a full cycle amount of blood yesterday. So I stopped the cleanse as instructed in the guide. What do you think is happening and what should I do next? Also I want to have my hormone levels checked. Should I do that now or wait till u complete the entire cleanse?
    Thanks for your help.
    Tara Bosley

    • Elizabeth Willett, MA, CH

      Hi Tara!

      Please do not be worried. The spotting you experienced and resultant period may be a result of the Fertility Cleanse. This often happens as a result of shifting hormones and detoxification of excess hormones. It is not cause for concern, rather should be looked at as a sign that the Fertility Cleanse is working for you. The cleanse will serve you best if you begin taking the products where you left off when you period ends.
      It would also be best to wait until you have completed the Fertility Cleanse entirely to have hormone testing done.
      Deep breath… and peace~ Liz

  3. I was wondering if this fertility kit is right for me. I had my right fallopian tube and ovaries removed because of an ectopic pregnancy that resulted to my fallopian tube bursting in 2010. Ever since then I haven’t had any luck in getting pregnant. I was told by my doctor that my left fallopian tube is very rigid and it has a lot of scars. My hopes of ever getting pregnant is fading. I also feel as though my hormones are very unbalanced. Would any of your fertility herbs work on me? please i need help

    • Hi Lani,

      I am sorry to hear of your painful loss! There are natural options. First, the Fertility Cleanse will most likely not be the only solution to your fertility issues. We have had some clients whose fertility issues greatly improved, but this cleanse is not a “fertility cure-all”. The Fertility Cleanse in general is a great way for anyone who is experiencing fertility challenges to create a foundation for hormonal balance and a healthy uterus for implantation. Fertility Cleansing creates a “clean slate” within the body that helps the body to respond and utilize other natural remedies better. 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, or as a first step in healing a fertility issue.

      I think you will like to learn more about the FallopianWise Fertility Kit, which promotes naturally healthy fallopian tubes.

      In addition, please read over our entire article on Healing from Ectopic Pregnancy, which has great tips for preventing this type of pregnancy again. If you feel completely lost on where to begin, we do offer fertility consultations.

      Sending you blessings for your continued healing.

  4. Hi!

    I would like to now where I can find those herbs mentioned above?

  5. Can fertility cleansing open blocked tubes?

    • Elizabeth Willett, MA, CH

      Dear Portia,

      Fertility Cleansing supports detoxification of the liver and uterus, as well as provides support for the proper function of the liver and uterus and is often a first step in a natural fertility journey.
      It alone will not unblock fallopian tubes. Fallopian tubes that are severely damaged need special care. In those cases we would suggest you work with a specialist. A specialist will be able to evaluate your unique situation and determine the best possible course of care. Clear Passage Physical Therapy Clinics are a great option for those who do not want surgery. It is important to recognize that the fallopian tubes are about the size of a spaghetti noodle in width and are very delicate. Any sort of trauma can alter their function and damage the tubal tissues. Once they are damaged it may be difficult to reverse that damage.
      This all being said, we have combined in the FallopianWise Fertility Kit herbs, supplements and natural therapies to support normal fallopian tube health. This kit contains enzyme therapy, herbal therapy, castor oil therapy and Self Fertility Massage to support the body’s natural inflammation and immune response, encourage healthy circulation to the fallopian tubes and reproductive system, while promoting the body’s natural ability to cleanse the reproductive system in part by aiding the breakdown of fibrin (bands of scar-like tissue).

      The good news is that the natural therapies in the FallopianWise Kit can be used alone, or alongside any type of treatment options you are considering, which may greatly help to improve outcome.

      Please take some time to read the article that our founder wrote about supporting fallopian tube health here…
      In good health!

  6. Can fertility cleansing help someone in menopause to conceive?

    • Elizabeth Willett, MA, CH

      Hello Nonye!
      Fertility Cleansing is designed as one step, a beginning step, on a natural fertility journey. We do not rely upon it alone to help women conceive (although it has been all a few women have needed) especially those in menopause. Menopause is a natural event and the hormone changes that happen during this time are not reversible or stoppable by herbs and supplements.
      What is promising is that some reproductive endocrinologists (RE) will support women in menopause in becoming pregnant. You may find great hope it contacting a RE to discuss the options available to support you in becoming a parent whether for the first time or again.
      Be well!

  7. Hi! Is it ok to do the fertility cleanse while taking 2000mg of Metformin for period regulation?

    • Hi Kristin,

      Fertility Cleanse products are fine to take with Metformin, as long as you let your doctor know you are planning on performing an herbal month long cleanse.

      Best Wishes!

  8. where do i get the fertility clensing i live in johannesburg

  9. I have a irregular period will this also help with that? Me and my partner are trying to conceive. 3 years i was birth control and when i stopped taking it, my period has never been the same…

    • Hi Nahnii,

      A Fertility Cleanse is a great way to begin any natural fertility journey, regardless of the type of fertility issues you are experiencing. It is probably not going to be the only thing you need to implement to get your cycle back on track, but is the foundation of your plan. I think you will like to learn more about why Fertility Cleansing is so important for women who are coming off of birth control by reading our article How to Balance Your Hormones After Birth Control

      Best Wishes!

  10. hello maam…trying to conceive for 7 months now. I have endo. I want to try fertility cleanse then after that I would try fertilica maca and vitex. do you think its good idea?

    • Hi alexia,

      Thank you for contacting us and taking the time to research some of our products! The Fertility Cleanse is always a great place to begin, but I am not sure that maca and vitex are your best choices, considering your fertility challenges. We have a great kit called the EndoWise Fertility Kit that promotes the health and normal function of the endometrium in preparation for pregnancy.

      To learn more specific details on the best natural therapies for women with endometriosis, please read our article 5 Steps to Reversing Endometriosis Infertility…

      All the best!

    • I just wanna ask maam if those bottles are heavy and big? because im living now in Norway and my family in Philippines will send me here…fertility cleanse kit and endowise fertility kit are heavy and big?

    • Hi Alexia,

      It would be best to contact our customer care representatives in our Natural Fertility Shop with questions regarding shipping weights and costs for international packages. Click here to contact customer service…

      Thank you for your interest in our products!

  11. Hello Ma, mY name is Oluwadare Agangan, am from Nigeria, have been married for four years now. and we are still expecting a baby, what advice can you give us. thank you

    • Elizabeth Willett, MA, CH

      Dear Dare,

      There are many ways in which couples can prepare for pregnancy naturally and doing a Fertility Cleanse (there is a Fertility Cleanse for women as well as a Male Fertility Cleanse) is often the place to start. It supports the liver and uterus in detoxifying in order to be best supported by the other herbs, supplements and natural therapies you might try.
      In regards to that which you might try after completing a Fertility Cleanse, I would need to know more about you and your fertility challenges to best guide you. Please share more either here or by emailing our customer care team…

  12. Thanks for your response Dalene, but I’m currently experiencing my post miscarriage period, it’s currently day 8 of my post miscarriage period..so should I still wait to begin the cleanse since this isn’t my initial miscarriage bleeding?

    • Hi Desmone,

      Thank you for the clarification. You could go ahead and begin the Fertility Cleanse. You will need to overlap some days in the middle, since you are beginning the products a couple days after the “start” date. This means on days 17 and 18 and 19 you may be taking all the products in the same day. I hope that helps.

  13. I got my fertility cleanse, and wanted to begin it on day 6 as the suggested start time in the instructions. However my post miscarriage cycle is on it’s abnormal day 8…should I continue to wait for it to stop or is it OK to start the liver cleanse now?

  14. What if my periods are already normal? Will this product affect my period?

    • Elizabeth Willett, MA, CH

      Dear Nell,
      The Fertility Cleanse is a gentle cleanse designed to support the liver and uterus on detoxifying, but also to support their health so that they are better prepared to utilize and respond to any other herbs, supplements and natural therapies you might try. The Fertility Cleanse can cause temporary shifts in the menstrual cycle. This happens for some, but not for everyone who uses this cleanse. Should shifts happen, we find they work themselves out within a cycle or two after completing the cleanse.

  15. Thank you Elizabeth!

  16. I have a question about the cleanse, should I continue the thistle drops and liver cleanse into the conception tea and womans best friend phase? Thank you for your time!!!

    • Elizabeth Willett, MA, CH

      Dear Ashley,

      While it is okay to combine all of the products of the Fertility Cleanse for a day or two, if you have products that will last longer than this, it will be best for you to discontinue the products of Phase 2, transition to Phase 3 and then complete using the Phase 2 products after your period ends the following cycle.

  17. If i order for your product, hw will i get them, is there a shop in lagos, Abuja, or Calabar were they can be gotten or do you have a Rep in charge.
    (2) How long will it take the product to reach final consumer.

    • Hi Ngwu Elizabeth,

      Thanks for contacting us with your interest! Working with Nigeria is a bit of a challenge in terms of shipping costs etc. as we do not ship directly to Nigeria.

      We do have a few individuals that order from Nigeria for friends in their community so that they can cut down on the costs. We suggest using what is called a courier service to obtain the products. Here are some links for you to consider:

      MyUS.com at http://www.myus.com/

      PSI Shipping and Courier: http://www.psishipping.com/index.php or

      Xpedited Shipping: http://www.xpeditedshipping.com/ (Nigeria Only), or

      Orderbay: http://orderbay.com/order_now/sourcing-service/

      The feedback we have received is that MyUS.com is easiest to contact. I am not sure how long it takes to get the products to the destination when using these courier services, but their reps can help you answer that question. Please feel free to contact our customer service with any additional questions you may have.

  18. Hi,
    I just had laparascopic surgery for endometriosis last week and was wondering how soon I can begin the fertility cleanse. My last period was mid March. Right after this period I had a Depo-provera shot and took estradiol for the month leading up to my surgery. The doctor seems to think my period should start naturally in a couple of weeks but I am wondering if it would be ok to begin the fertility cleanse before that. Thanks!

    • Hi Heather,

      It would be fine to begin the Fertility Cleanse 2-3 weeks after surgery, once you have recovered and feel ready. Ideally, it would be best to wait to begin until after your first period post-surgery begins. You could begin sooner, but it is likely you will start your period in the middle of the Fertility Cleanse, which means you will have to stop until your period is over and then begin again on your next cycle.

      I hope you have a speedy recovery!

  19. can I be able to take pregnacare supplements while on fertility cleanse and how long do I need to do fertility cleanse

  20. Will the information provided was very help full to me. I’m looking forward to trying the fertility cleasnse

  21. I had my hysterescopy and adhesiolysis surgery on May 22,2014 due to abdominal pain that arises after my D&C Surgery because of my first failed IVF. I had the adhesions in my endometrium but after my surgery i think I will be feel better
    Because I have now my 5th day cycle today
    And having a regular flow of menstruation.
    My question is, can I use the fertility cleansing kit while taking
    Estrogen tablets for 3 months? And I have also an IUD inserted as to prevent the adhesions and shall be taken out after 3mos. And get ready for another IVF
    .
    Thanks and hoping to receive your favorable response.

    Best regards,
    Cheryl

    • Hi Cheryl,

      We don’t recommend doing the Fertility Cleanse or taking other herbs that have an action on hormones while taking hormone medications. We also have information on natural ways to prevent uterine adhesions, but they are not compatible with IUD, nor hormonal medications.

      Sending you blessings for a successful surgery and wishing you all the best for your upcoming IVF!

  22. Iv been thinking about getting this cleanse not really to get pregnant but i have bad cysts and my uturs hurts all the time and iv had a abortion a long time ago i just wanna get my uterus in healthy shape again but im not sure if this is the right product?

  23. Hello,
    I still have some leftover products from going through the fertility cleanse last cycle for both me and my husband. If we want to TTC this cycle, should we continue using the leftover from the cleanse or stop completely and just take the egg health and male factor formula kits?
    Thank you.

  24. these herbs do u just mix with water and drink

  25. can you advice what herb to take

    • Elizabeth Willett, MA, CH

      Hi Winnie!
      If you are interested in cleansing for fertility, the herbs discussed here are combined already for you. Please closely read the end of the list of herbs in this article.
      If you are not clear on the steps to take or wish for a clear program created just for you consider having a Fertility Consultation with one of our staff herbalists. You can learn more here…

  26. I am married for 5 years and I can’t seem to get pregnant

  27. Hi,
    I’m 28 yrs old, have been married for 5 yrs, have been ttc for the past 18mths with no luck. Have been diagnosed with PCOS 4 yrs ago. Found a 5cm cyst on my right ovary a month ago. Will a fertility cleanse help with that 5cm cyst and PCOS in general? Also, I have been on glucophage for the past year, is it safe to do this cleanse while taking the glucophage?

    • Hi Kay,

      No matter what fertility challenges a woman is facing, or if she is just wanting to prepare for a healthy pregnancy, we find beginning with a Fertility Cleanse is best. We have not had any adverse reactions with Metformin (glucophage) and the Fertility Cleanse herbs. It is best to let your doctor know you are interested in doing an herbal cleanse, prior to beginning any sort of herbal cleanse. Click here to learn all the best natural therapies for PCOS…

  28. I was wondering if there is a way that you can unclog your tubes from having had 3 ectopic chemical pregnancy miscarriages and what you can do other then the f$$$ laparoscopy to have it undone.

    • Hi Charity,

      It sounds like you have a lot of damage to your fallopian tubes from ectopic pregnancies! I am sorry you have gone through so much. Fallopian tubes that are severely damaged need special care. In those cases we would suggest you work with a specialist. A specialist will be able to evaluate your unique situation and determine the best possible course of care. Clear Passage Physical Therapy Clinics are a great option for those who do not want surgery. It is important to recognize that the fallopian tubes are about the size of a spaghetti noodle in width and are very delicate. Any sort of trauma can alter their function and damage the tubal tissues. Once they are damaged it may be difficult to reverse that damage. Regardless of what type of treatment you choose, it is going to cost. You can learn more details here, including prices for procedures: http://natural-fertility-info.com/blocked-fallopian-tubes

  29. Hi,

    I am in my 40′s and trying to get pregnant . I don’t have any children – I have had two chemical pregnancies in the past year. My doctor said my hormone levels are good considering I am approaching mid 40′s but that the quality of my eggs is a luck of the draw for that month. Will the Cleanse help improve the quality of my eggs? I take Royal Jelly, Maca root powder, Fish Oil, CQ10, antioxidants (freeze dried Acia, Maqui). I was even taking DHAE for awhile but stopped after 4 months. I am willing the cleanse if it will help improve the quality of my eggs

    • Hi Elle,

      We definitely recommend beginning a 3 month plan to improve egg health with a Fertility Cleanse. It not only is designed to cleanse the body of potentially harmful toxins and excess hormones, it improves uterine tone and health by cleansing it as well. On top of that it brings in fresh circulation to the reproductive organs, including the ovaries and follicles (eggs). The improved circulation ensures that the nutrient and oxygen rich blood (carrying all those nutrients you are currently supplementing with) gets to the follicles, to improve their health and enhance the integrity of their cellular structure. You can learn more about why Fertility Cleansing is so important for women over 40 by reading the Fertility Cleansing section at our article here: http://natural-fertility-info.com/preparing-for-conception-over-40.html

  30. Hi I’m 31 from London and have been praying for our miracle for 18months now, however feel that although every pregnancy is a miracle ours would be super miraculous due to our hurdles. I have been told I have a abnormally shaped and large uterus with additional complications of no ovulation or periods for the last 15 years, due to probable pcos (no cysts actually noted on the ovary), a blocked falopean tube and if lots of scar tissue from removal of numerous polyps and fibroids which increases the risk of miscarriage if the other issues were to be over come. I have wanted nothing more than to be a mummy for as long as I can remember although only trying and praying extra hard for the last 18 months it feels like I’ve been waiting a life time to see that positive pregnancy test.
    Please do you think any of your products would help our plight so that our dreams can be a reality.

    • Elizabeth Willett, MA, CH

      Dear Kate,
      I’m sorry to hear about your struggles and challenges! There may be products to support you, in addition to dietary and lifestyle changes you can make. To be best supported, please consider a fertility consultation. A consultation will offer a clear, concise program designed around your specific fertility needs. Once you book the consultation, there will be a form for you to fill out that will give our herbalists a clear holistic perspective on your situation to analyze and assess properly. It is helpful for her to know your lifestyle, health history, fertility challenges and detailed questions. Please understand that we are not medical doctors, so we will not be taking a medical approach, rather a holistic approach with the goal of supporting your body in returning to balance. You will be able to provide your herbalist with the necessary information through the Fertility Consultation intake form in order to gain this perspective and in return receive a program designed just for you.

  31. Hello, can fertility cleansing herbs be used with herbs recomended for miscarriage?

    • Hi Khadijah,

      We find that it is best to perform a Fertility Cleanse prior to beginning other herbs or herbal blends.
      For example…

      Month 1: Fertility Cleanse
      Month 2 and beyond: Herbal formula to support the body in preventing miscarriage.

  32. Hi my name is Brandy and I was diagnosed at 16 with PCOS. And I was wondering if the cleansing would help me. Me and my husband have been trying for a few years now with not luck of getting pregnant. Any info would be greatly appreciated

    • Elizabeth Willett, MA, CH

      Hello Brandy!
      The Fertility Cleanse is a place to start. We find hormone balance support is also necessary. PCOS is a complex endocrine system disorder. The main function of the endocrine system is to serve as the message center of the body, coordinating hormones as they deliver messages throughout the body. Because of the complexity of PCOS it requires long-term lifestyle changes. You will find important information in this article written by our senior herbalist titled How to Reduce the Damaging Effects of PCOS on Fertility Through Diet and Herbs.

  33. Hi, I have taken depo Provera since last March or April, I stopped taking it 4 months ago.. Was suppose to go back the beginning of May for my next shot but decided not to. I had never taken BC before this and of course I had to choose the worst one it seems. I have gained weight and I workout and eat as healthy as possible. Should I take a fertility cleanse? I’ve also thought about the master cleanse aka lemonade diet…

    • Elizabeth Willett, MA, CH

      Hi Amy!
      I can not speak to a master cleanse, but we do support Fertility Cleansing especially when one stops using fertility medications of which BC is one. This is a way to cleanse the liver and uterus in addition to supporting their health and proper function. Take some time to learn other ways you can support your body in recovering from birth control use here…

  34. Hi
    i am 32 years of age been married ,me for 4 years my husband & i are trying for a baby and its been 2 years now.so please help where do i get this cleansing product in JOBURG?

  35. Hi I’m 33 yrs old have had uterus removed 14yrs ago. We did 1 round IVF unsuccessful got major infection in ovaries that was 3 yrs ago. 2nd IVF successful. Just went in for 2nd ultrasound with in 6 mon cuz of low abdominal pain I have cyst on my ovarie keeps getting bigger. Some want me to remove my ovaries I’m not sure I’m ready. Would a fertility cleanse be good for me to get my hormone balance where needs to be?

    • Hi Kari,

      You have a very unique situation. Do you have any of your uterus remaining? If not, your hormone communication has been altered by removing the uterine tissue, which communicate with the ovaries to signal certain hormones (hormones are messengers that tell the body what to do when) to release at certain times. Basically they are a complex system of communication, and when part of that system is gone, hormone balance is disrupted. I don’t that a Fertility Cleanse alone is going to solve the issue. It sounds like if you are wanting a more natural option, you may first want to read our guide on natural options for ovarian cysts, and second, perhaps consider finding a naturopathic doctor that specializes in fertility.

  36. Hi I ‘m 27 years old, on my 30 years my husband and I planned to try to get pregnant, I ‘m very interested in the of article cleanse fertility, since a year ago I ‘m using a contraceptive method called Mirena, the use of that device to stop my periods, I wonder if I can always get clean even using that device? I would love a detox before getting pregnant, I ‘m suffer of atopic dermatitis and severe allergies and the most usual treatment that they use on me is with steroids, so I ‘m consider a necessary cleaning.. can I still do it..?!

    • Hi Adriana,

      Your post is a bit difficult to understand, so I hope I answer properly. We don’t recommend doing the Fertility Cleanse while on any hormonal birth control method, including Mirena. Learn the best time and other supportive natural therapies after discontinuing birth control, to support hormone balance here: http://natural-fertility-info.com/birth-control-fertility.html

      We also don’t recommend doing the Fertility Cleanse while on steroidal medications.

  37. I’m a cardiac patient, always on drug, disopyramide phosphate and beta blockers. Can drugs be combined with fertility drugs? My doctor don’t believe on supplements or any herbs .

    • Hi khadijah,

      We don’t suggest people with heart problems, who are on medications for that take any herbs that are in the Fertility Cleanse Kit. Only your doctor can let you know if the medications you are on can be combined with fertility drugs. The Fertility Cleanse Kit contains only herbs and enzymes, not drugs.

  38. Hi, just wondering if it will it be ok to continue taking anti-depressants (Citalopram 20mg) whilst doing the cleanse? Many thanks!

    • Hi Ainsley,

      The Fertility Cleanse Kit contains some herbs that may negatively react with antidepressant medications. It would be best to avoid any herbal blend program that contains a wide variety of herbs, like this cleanse does. Learn more about interactions between fertility herbs and medications here…

  39. If single and not yet trying to get pregnant, How often can one carry out fertility cleansing to regulate hormones or just to boost the reproductive organs? Once a year? twice? or monthly? Is there an upper limit?

    • Hi June,

      Great question and it is the same, regardless if you are trying to conceive or not. The Fertility Cleanse is best done twice yearly, with a 6 month break in-between cleanse times.

  40. I am drinking my conceptions tea 3 times a day 2 tablespoons per cup, & I’m going to be out of it tomorrow 5/26/14 & my period isn’t suppose to start for 10 more days. I read the book & it said to do it until period started. So I’m not sure if I’m doing something wrong or what I should do?

  41. Hi, i can do the fertility cleanse and a Detox (Just juice for 7 days) at the same time ???

    Thanks

    • Elizabeth Willett, MA, CH

      Karina ~ while you can do the Fertility Cleanse and a 7-day juice detox, we actually advise following a Fertility Diet which includes more than just juice while cleansing and of course ttc.

  42. hello i want to find out if the cleansing will help even if i have sterilized

    • Hi Patty,

      Fertility Cleansing is not just for pregnancy preparation. This cleanse supports hormone balance and the health of the reproductive organs, especially the uterus. It is beneficial for supporting the health of the entire reproductive system, which is part of the endocrine system and this system is what regulates the function of the entire body. It may not be as beneficial for a woman who has had a hysterectomy, since the second half of this cleanse is focused on the uterus.

  43. I just had a micarriage last week,can i start my fertility cleanse now? Also, must i use the exact products you have listed or just some? I have a female balance vitamin (dong qui,wild yam, vitex, borage oil powder), raspberry leaf tea, milk thistle drops, and maca vitamins. Vitamins in capsule form fro, health food store. Is that enough, or should i be taking more?

    • Hi desmone,

      I am sorry for your loss. We don’t suggest beginning Fertility Cleansing until bleeding has stopped post-miscarriage and your period has come back.

      Learn what steps we find are best to help a woman recover from a miscarriage and then go on to prepare for a healthy pregnancy here: http://natural-fertility-info.com/after-miscarriage-recovery.html

      You don’t have to take all the products/herbs we list, but we find they work best when combined as directed. You asked about the herbs you have on hand, those look fine for supporting hormone balance and uterine health in preparation for another pregnancy, but it would be best to wait to begin the female balance blend until you have stopped bleeding. The others are fine to take along with a multivitamin while you are still recovering from the miscarriage.

  44. Just learned I have a fibroid that’s the size of an orange. I have not had any pain and my periods have been normal. searching for ways to stop it from growing.

  45. I’m on the fertility cleanse and I’m on period rest days, Is it okay to take some pain medicine (IBprophine) while on the cleans?

    Thanks

    • Hi Janese,

      You could, but that is going to contribute to what we describe as liver overload. Medications are processed through the liver and the first goal of the Fertility Cleanse is to cleanse the liver. Have you ever learned about the herbs Crampbark or Black Haw for uterine discomfort? UteriCalm is a great herbal blend for this and is 100% all natural and it contains these herbs and others that not only support menstrual cycle relief, they strengthen the uterus and promote a sense of clam and wellbeing.