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The Best Natural Remedies for Uterine Fibroids…

The Best Natural Remedies for Uterine Fibroids…

Uterine fibroids are non-cancerous tumors of the uterus. Uterine fibroids are also known as leiomyomata, myomas or uterine polyps. Uterine fibroids grow within the muscles of the uterus, on the outside of the uterus, hang in the uterine cavity or very rarely form within the cervix. They can range in size from microscopic to several inches in diameter. Uterine fibroids form in the childbearing years of a woman’s life. There may be just one fibroid or many, with differing locations. Uterine fibroids are rarely a cause for concern, but when they become too large, or there are many present, they may become a problem. In this article we will discuss the different types of fibroids, causes, symptoms, medical treatments, and a natural therapy plan including Fertility Cleansing, eating a fertility diet, herbs, and Self Fertility Massage.

Types of Uterine Fibroids

Submucosal: grow in the innermost layer of the uterus
Intramural: grow in the middle layer of the uterus
Subserosal: grow in the outer wall of the uterus
Pedunculated: attached to a stalk either outside of the uterus or within the uterine cavity
Cervical: in the cervical tissue
Interligamentous: between the uterine broad ligaments

Causes of Uterine Fibroids

Though a large percentage of women suffer from uterine fibroids, doctors are actually unsure of what causes them to occur. What they do know however, is that estrogen and progesterone contribute to the growth of the fibroids.

Estrogen and progesterone are at their highest levels during a woman’s childbearing years, this is why uterine fibroids are thought to develop during this time. Normally, after a woman goes through menopause her body produces lower levels of estrogen and progesterone causing the fibroids to begin to shrink and any associated symptoms, such as pain and pressure to subside.

Uterine fibroids are hormone dependent. They develop during the hormonally active years and decline in menopause. Fibroid tissue has a higher amount of estrogen and progesterone receptors. Fibroid tissue is hypersensitive to estrogen, but does not have the capacity to regulate estrogen response, this is why they can grow to become quite large. Other hormones play a role in the growth of uterine fibroids as well, including prolactin, parathyroid hormone, insulin growth factor, and pituitary growth hormone.

Fibroids are two to three times more likely to develop in African American women compared to any other ethnicity.

Factors that May Increase Fibroid Development

An increase in lifetime exposure to estrogen:
There are many factors that increase a woman’s lifetime exposure to estrogen. More than at any other time in history, women are exposed to more estrogen. This increased exposure can contribute to a wide variety of reproductive health problems including the development of uterine fibroids. The following factors increase a woman’s lifetime exposure to estrogen:

  • Early menarche – the longer a woman has her menstrual cycle, the longer estrogen levels are elevated
  • Fewer pregnancies – many women today are restricting how many children they are having or are not having children at all, which increases their total exposure to estrogen
  • High body fat content – body fat produces and stores estrogen; the more body fat a woman has the more estrogen
  • Exposure to xenoestrogens – plastics, pesticides, herbicides, synthetic hormones in both meat and dairy products, and hormone replacement therapy (HRT) including oral contraceptives (birth control) containing synthetic estrogen
  • Poor estrogen metabolism – some women’s bodies have a harder time removing and metabolizing excess estrogen

In addition to exposure to estrogen the following factors may also play a role in the development of uterine fibroids:

  • Hypertension
  • Infection complications from IUD use
  • Perineal talc use
  • Anovulatory cycles
  • Endometrial hyperplasia (common in women with PCOS)

Symptoms of Uterine Fibroids

While many women will never even know that they have uterine fibroids, because the condition often exhibits no symptoms, there are some women that will experience certain effects from the fibroid’s presence. Symptoms of uterine fibroids include:

  • A sensation of fullness or pressure in the abdominal area
  • Excessive bleeding during menstruation
  • Excessive length of menstruation
  • Extreme cramping during menstruation
  • Lower back pain
  • Painful intercourse
  • A frequent urge to urinate

Uterine Fibroids May Negatively Impact Conception and Pregnancy

Fibroids are thought to be the cause of infertility in 2%-10% of infertility cases. Reports have shown uterine fibroids may be responsible for the following fertility, conception and pregnancy problems:

  • Interference with implantation of the ovum
  • Compressing the fallopian tubes, preventing conception
  • Anovulatory cycles
  • Abnormal uterine blood flow, hindering movement of sperm to ova
  • Miscarriage
  • Intrauterine growth retardation (IUGR)
  • Premature rupture of the membranes
  • Contributing to retained placenta after birth
  • A postpartum hemorrhage
  • An abnormal labor

Not all women with uterine fibroids will experience these kinds of troubles and many go on to have healthy pregnancies even with uterine fibroids present. Because there are risks to your fertility and possibly pregnancy, it is best to work to reduce fibroid growth, prevent formation of new fibroids and to maintain healthy lifestyle choices to continue working to bring about the best possible uterine health.

Medical Treatment for Uterine Fibroids

In many cases, the effects of uterine fibroids are so minor that often these women use a general over-the-counter pain medicine to treat any cramping or pain associated with the fibroid tumors. Since the tumors can also cause excessive menstrual bleeding, which can lead to anemia, an iron supplement is recommended if excessive bleeding is occurring.

In the medical world, the only “successful” treatment for uterine fibroids is removal. I say successful lightly, especially in the case of removal of the uterine fibroids alone, as new ones can develop post-surgery and any remaining parts of older fibroids can begin to grow back. There are four ways in which doctors aim to remove uterine fibroids:

    A myomectomy can help to remove the existing tumors that you have, but it will not prevent the tumors from growing back (only lifestyle changes can help to balance the body and promote hormonal balance). However, this method of uterine fibroid removal is the best of the two surgery choices for those women that are still wanting to conceive a child.

    This surgical procedure removes the uterus completely. With a hysterectomy, you can guarantee that the tumors will not grow back. Unfortunately, there are many other side effects that can occur from a hysterectomy including early menopause, an increased risk of osteoporosis and of course, the inability to become pregnant. Approximately 17% of hysterectomies performed in the United States are due to uterine fibroids.

    Uterine Fibroid Embolization
    Another procedure that is being used for treating uterine fibroids is uterine fibroid embolization. This method of treatment has proven effective at shrinking fibroids or destroying them completely, however, it is not without side effects. This treatment should not be used by those women that are wanting to become pregnant, since it is known to throw the body into early menopause and can cause infertility.

    ExAblate – Focused Ultrasound Therapy (MRgFUS)
    A relatively new way to eliminate uterine fibroids is through a non-invasive technique using high doses of focused ultrasound waves (HIFU). This procedure destroys the uterine fibroids without damaging the surrounding uterine tissue. As an outpatient procedure, doctors perform ExAblate in a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner, which allows the doctor to “see” inside of the body and target the uterine fibroids with HIFU.

    Because ExAblate is a newer procedure, it is not available everywhere, it is only available in select countries and states in the U.S. In addition, not all health insurance plans cover MRgFUS. To learn more, please visit

Uterine fibroids can be quite hard to treat naturally or through hormonal medications prescribed by doctors. If after trying either hormonal medications or natural therapies you continue to suffer from uterine fibroids, it may be time to seriously consider surgical options. Doctors nor natural healthcare practitioners have been able to find an exact solution for getting rid of uterine fibroids permanently. Even after surgery uterine fibroids may grow again, or new ones may form. This is why step 1 under our Natural Therapies guide below is extremely important. It is vital to reduce exposure to xenohormones and continue to eat well to keep estrogen levels in balance.

Natural Therapy Plan for Uterine Fibroids

Step 1: Cleanse, reduce exposure to xenoestrogens, promote healthy estrogen metabolism

Fertility Cleansing

The best way to begin any natural fertility plan would be to do a Fertility Cleanse. 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.

Reduce Exposure to Xenohormones
Exposure to certain environmental toxins may contribute to the development of uterine fibroids. Xenoestrogens are a subclass of endocrine disruptors. Endocrine disruptors, also known as xenohormones, are human-made chemicals. These chemicals have the ability to interfere with the natural functions and development of our bodies. The main function of the endocrine system is to serve as our body’s message center. Hormones deliver messages, the endocrine system coordinates hormones.

Xenoestrogens have the ability to bind to our estrogen receptor sites. This is particularly concerning for women with uterine fibroids. This is because fibroid tissue is hypersensitive to estrogen, it contains a high amount of estrogen receptors, this is why they can grow to become quite large. Exposure to xenoestrogens can fuel uterine fibroid growth.

Ways to Avoid Xenohormones:

  • Eat organic foods
  • Avoid exposure to pesticides, herbicides and synthetic fertilizers
  • Use natural feminine care products
  • Use organic, natural body care products, including makeup
  • Avoid food preservatives and dyes
  • Use low VOC paints
  • Use recycled unbleached paper products
  • Use non-chlorinated oxygen based bleach in the laundry
  • Avoid plastics

Known Xenoestrogens to Avoid:

  • Atrazine (weed killer)
  • Butylated hydroxyanisole known as BHA (food preservative)
  • 4-Methylbenzylidene camphor known as 4-MBC (sunscreen lotions)
  • Erythrosine, FD&C Red No. 3, (food dye)
  • Bisphenol A (found in polycarbonate plastic and epoxy resin)
  • Ethinylestradiol (common in oral contraceptive pills, this is released into the environment as a xenoestrogen through the urine and feces of women who use this)
  • Heptachlor and dieldrin, DDT (insecticides)

Diet Tips for Reducing Uterine Fibroids

Without eating a whole food diet, the body will not respond to herbs, supplements or natural therapies as well. We suggest eating a nutrient dense whole food fertility diet. This way of eating will create a foundation for a healthy, properly functioning body.

The Importance of Fiber
Your main focus and one of the first things you should do right now is eat more fiber. Fiber helps the body to get rid of excess estrogens.

Good sources of fiber:

  • Dark leafy greens
  • Broccoli
  • Swiss chard
  • Quinoa
  • Chia seeds
  • Beans
  • Ground flaxseed

Whole Grains
Choose whole grains whenever possible, avoid white refined grains. Good choices of whole grains would be brown rice, millet, spelt, buckwheat, rye and oats.

Avoid Anti-nutrients
Avoid saturated fats, sugar, caffeine, alcohol and junk foods, all of which may contribute to estrogen dominance. We consider these anti-nutrients, which impact fertility negatively.

Eat a diet rich in legumes, fresh vegetables and fruits.

DIM: Support Healthy Estrogen Metabolism

Supplementation with DIM can increase the body’s natural ability to metabolize and remove excess estrogen. The goal is to help the body manage estrogen in a better way in hopes that any existing uterine fibroids will see a reduction in exposure to estrogen. In theory this may help slow the growth of fibroids and prevent the formation of new ones.

Step 2: Increase circulation, reduce pain, manage heavy menstrual bleeding

Fibro Defense

Fibro Defense goes to the source of the problem, helping to reduce excess estrogen that fuels abnormal growths, and stimulates liver activity for improved estrogen metabolism. The herbs in this blend work with your body’s natural detoxification processes to clear congested foreign tissues, while simultaneously helping to prevent new growths from forming. Fibro Defense is an excellent way to promote the health and function of uterine tissues.

Key Herbs in Fibro Defense and Their Beneficial Actions:

    Pau d’Arco (Tabebuia heptaphylla): Pau d’Arco is extremely antibacterial, which may help prevent infection due to foreign tissue growth.

    Goldenseal Root (Hydrastis canadensis): This herb is extremely antibiotic, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory. It works to help reduce pain and inflammation from foreign tissue growth. Reduction in inflammation may help to prevent scar tissue and adhesion formation.

    Dandelion Root & Leaf (Taraxicum officinalis): This plant provides excellent liver support for improved hormonal balance. Dandelion leaf is very nourishing to the body, being high in vitamins and minerals. The root aids in liver health, and stimulates digestion for improved estrogen metabolism.

    Ginger Root (Zingiber officinalis): Ginger root is a wonderful herb used to increase circulation and promote blood flow to the uterus. The increased circulation also helps to reduce inflammation of the uterus, ovaries or fallopian tubes.

    Black Cohosh root (Actaea racemosa): This root promotes regulation of the entire menstrual cycle. For women with a uterus that feels inflamed or irritated throughout the month, Black cohosh may be an effective option in relaxing the uterus by helping to reduce inflammation.

    Red Raspberry Leaf (Rubus idaeus): 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. Raspberry leaf is astringent, contracting and shrinking internal and external body tissues. It may help prevent hemorrhage due to excessive bleeding and is one of the best herbs for uterine health.

    Dong Quai root (Angelica sinensis): Dong Quai increases circulation, which helps to bring in fresh healthy blood to remove excess tissue growth, heal tissue damage, as well as limit scar tissue and adhesion formation. Healthy circulation ensures healthy natural cleansing of the body as well. Proper circulation is required to remove toxins, dead tissue, diseased tissue, and metabolic waste from our bodies. This is very important for women with uterine fibroids.

    Maitake Mushroom (Grifola frondosa): This mushroom has been shown to enhance immune system function and has been shown through several studies to contain anti-tumor properties. It is also useful for improving glucose metabolism.

In addition, Fibro Defense contains a beneficial enzyme…

    Protease Enzyme
    Protease works by eating away foreign tissues including those present from endometriosis, uterine fibroids, scar tissue and adhesion formation. Protease also aids the body in proper blood formation and detoxification.

To learn about other herbs that may be helpful for uterine fibroids click here…

Self Fertility Massage™

Self Fertility Massage™ is a series of massage techniques that are used to help support reproductive health, the menstrual cycle, and your fertility all from the comfort of your own home! This type of massage is easy to learn, perform and is cost effective!

One of the greatest benefits of massage is the ability to break up adhesions and bring in circulation to the area being massaged. Uterine fibroids may compress and compromise circulation to the uterus, fallopian tubes, ovaries or other surrounding organs. Self Fertility Massage™ helps to promote healthy circulation, helps the body to rid itself of old stagnant blood and tissues in the uterus, and promotes hormonal balance by strengthening the hormonal feedback loop. Do not do during menstruation.

Castor Oil Pack

Castor Oil Packs are an ancient therapy that helps to cleanse and heal the body where they are placed. The castor oil has a drawing power that clears the body of excess tissues and toxins. Castor oil packs stimulate the lymphatic and circulatory systems. The lymphatic system removes toxins and waste from the area stimulated by the castor oil pack. The promotion of circulation by the castor oil pack will also bring in fresh oxygenated, nutrient rich blood to the reproductive organs, including the uterus. This is vital to reducing and dissolving uterine fibroids. Do not use during menstruation.

To purchase a kit with these ingredients and body therapies click here…

Step 3: Additional Considerations

Systemic Enzyme Therapy

We discussed earlier the benefits of the enzyme protease in Women’s Best Friend. Protease is in a class of pancreatic enzymes. Pancreatic enzymes are a part of a larger group of enzymes called systemic enzymes. Systemic enzymes may be helpful in reducing the size of uterine fibroids, healing and preventing scar tissue damage from existing uterine fibroids, promoting healthy circulation and detoxification of tissues, while reducing pain and inflammation. Learn more about the benefits of Systemic Enzyme Therapy here…


Uterine fibroids are hormone dependent. Fibroid tissue is hypersensitive to estrogen, but does not have the capacity to regulate estrogen response, this is why they can grow to become quite large. Because they are responsive and may develop due to exposure to estrogen, both from our own estrogen and from human-made chemicals, it is vital to reduce excess estrogen and support healthy progesterone levels to balance out unopposed estrogen. It is also vital to promote healthy circulation and detoxification of the tissues in the uterus, work to manage pain if present and to reduce heavy or mid-cycle menstrual bleeding due to fibroids. The overall goal is to support a healthy normal functioning uterus for a lifetime!


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  1. Thank you for the great collection of information. What do you think about using progesterone cream to balance the excessive estrogen that causes fibroids? I’m 50 and done having my kids, but my fibroids just seem to be getting bigger all the time. I am very careful about what I eat and the personal care products I use.


    • Dear Carolyn,

      It may be worth talking to your healthcare provider about. We have to suggest women 50 and over work one on one with their healthcare provider and/or an herbalist, or naturopath who can guide you on the use of natural therapies to meet your changing hormonal needs.

      It is great that you eat well and are working to live a lifestyle that reduces your exposure to excess estrogen! Keep up that hard work!

  2. I was told I have fibroids after I had an abdominal MRI. I am taking Dong Quai and now I am bleeding and have had some big clumps of blood. Is this the Dong Quai eliminating the fibroids? I want to make sure this is normal. Thank you.

  3. now i saw another medical site that said if you have uterine fibroids DONT take dong quai…which is it?

    • Dear Tracy,

      I can not speak to the information shared on the other site you mentioned, but I have not seen conclusive evidence that Dong Quai should be avoided by women with uterine fibroids. The concern may stem from Dong Quai containing phytoestrogens which theoretically almost all plants contain.

      In order to promote healthy estrogen balance within the body, we have to consider how herbal phytoestrogens protect us from harmful xenoestrogens (toxins), which come from human-made chemicals (herbicides, pesticides and fertilizers to name a few) and are found in conventional foods, personal and body care products, paper products… a great many of the things many use in their daily lives. Xenoestrogens may cause estrogen dominance and estrogen dominance is a known cause of uterine fibroid growth. Consider learning more about phytoestrogens in our Estrogen Fertility Guide.

  4. As I wrote in my previous message on May 4, I am 48. I don’t have an interest in fertility but on how to properly use all those health supplements everyone is talking about on this thread, in order to get rid of my fybroids naturally and without surgery. Thanks in advance for being more specific about this topic.

    • Dear Graziela,

      I am it was not made clear that the tips and guidance offered in this article can be used whether trying to conceive or not and no matter a woman’s age.

      If wishing for personalized guidance, we offer this through our Fertility Consultation program. Our fertility herbalist is more than happy to work one on one with your. Learn more about a Fertility Consultation here…

      All my best!

  5. Hello,

    I just finished the fertility cleanse and I still have some products. Can you please let me know in what order to start them again. Thank You


  6. Hello,

    I did the fertility cleanse and I have 2 days worth of phase 1 left and 3 days of phase 2 left. I would like to use the rest of my products, should I start with phase 1 and then wait until after 2 weeks to start phase 2 again?

    Thank You


    • Hi Stephanie,

      It would be fine to finish up the phase 1 (liver cleanse products) in the remaining 2 days, and then start the phase 2 products (uterine cleansing products) after that. You don’t need to wait.

  7. Hi! My name is Aarti and I am 11 weeks pregnant. I just found out today that I have fibroid tumors. I have been going through with various online channels and discovered your webpage which is 100 times more helpful than my doctor. Request, if you can advise or have any tips for pregnant women who discovers she has fibroids during her pregnanacy? My doctor has suggested that I have a C-section and told me to be aware of miscarriage or premature delivery, as early as week 26. I am really worried. I have been eating organic for past 3 years. Please advise. Thanks

    • Dear Aarti,

      I am sorry this is worrying you so and that your doctor isn’t being as helpful as you need. Know that you can seek another doctor, one who will support you in this time of need. You deserve that!

      There are a number of preconception herbs and natural therapies not suggested for use in pregnancy, including those suggested in this article. It is best not take any nutritional or herbal supplements during pregnancy, unless being directed in doing so by your healthcare practitioner.

      A pregnancy should be supported first and foremost with good nutrition, including a high-quality whole food prenatal vitamin, plenty of filtered water, adequate rest and regular, moderate exercise. Learn how to naturally support a healthy pregnancy here…

      Given we are not able to monitor you regularly throughout pregnancy, it is best going to be best to work closely with your healthcare practitioner (and find one who helpful!).

      Sincere wishes for a happy and healthy pregnancy, birth and baby!

    • Aarti,

      I understand how you feel. I was diagnosed unexpectedly with fibroids when I was about 10 weeks pregnant. I am happy to report that I now have a beautiful 5-year-old daughter!

      My fibroids were very large and caused quite a bit of pain during my first trimester, but the pain subsided after that. I did end up having a scheduled c-section at 39 weeks because my daughter was breech due to the fibroids being in her way. But, we didn’t make that call until closer to my due date when we knew she couldn’t get turned into position.

      I suggest you just keep taking care of yourself and your baby. You don’t have to make any decisions now. Good luck!!! 🙂


    • Hello Shelly!

      Thank you for offering your thoughts and support to Aarti!

  8. Thank you very much for educating us on remedies through natural remedies to uterine fibroid. It is very frustrating knowing you have such a problem and medically there is no solution especially in African countries. Some constraints or priorities caused me to seek for pregnancy after 40. It is my prayer that all in my situation who go through your rich package of education will find a solution. Thanks to you and your team doubts, fears, frustrations and accusations and counter accusations and be eradicated and hopes restored.

  9. I am 48 and I have a 7 cm cyst along with several slightly smaller ones. My GYN says my uterus looks like a sack of potatoes. She’s adamant about surgery and so was the doctor before her. I have heavy bleeding, around 10-12 days/month and irregular periods. I read a lot about lifestyle changes (no dairy, sugar, tea, coffee, plastics, cosmetics, etc.), DIM, turmeric pills, systemic enzymes, vitex, green juices, etc. I am confused and don’t know what to do. BTW I suspect that doctors in my country always jump to surgery because they profit from it (don’t ask, there’s a really bad and strange system where they receive money for surgeries, straight from patients). What’s your advice? Thanks.

    • Dear Graziela,

      I am sorry for what you are going through!

      We know there is a wealth of information and are a variety of natural options available for supporting ovarian health. These are the reasons why we offer to help those who are confused (or not certain what to try) through our Fertility Consultation program. Through a Fertility Consultation you get to work one on one with our fertility herbalist who creates with you a comprehensive natural fertility program. Learn more about a Fertility Consultation here…

      I hope you will consider this invaluable experience! Take care!

  10. Very, Very useful contents and tailored with all details about uterine fibroids.

  11. Hi Again,

    Can I take my vitamins (ESFA, MULTI, B complex, Folic Acid) and probiotics during the cleanse? – along with the DIM? After the cleanse I will then move onto simply taking DIM, Vitamins, Probiotics and Fibro Defense.

    • Hello Stephanie!

      Vitamin and mineral supplements, and many nutritional supplements can be taken with the Fertility Cleanse. If ESFA means essential fatty acids, these can be taken with the Fertility Cleanse as well.

  12. What is your opinion of taking Vitex? I recently had a miscarriage and I was only taking vitex. I stopped taking vitex as soon as I found out I was pregnant but I sadly miscarried at only 5 weeks. Would this fibro defense be a better choice and is it safe to take during pregnancy?

    • Hello!

      I am very sorry for your loss!

      Fertilica Vitex and Fibro Defense are quite different supplements, neither of which are intended for use in pregnancy. I can not be certain given I only know so little about you which may be better suited for your needs. It may help to consider a Fertility Consultation which provides the opportunity to work one on one with a fertility herbalist who can guide you in a complete natural fertility program.

      The article 5 Steps To Decreasing the Chance of Recurrent Miscarriages may also offer support and guidance.

      Best wishes!

  13. Hi,
    I purchased the Fertility Cleanse, Self Fertility Massage DVD, DIM, and Fibro Defense. I am going to do the cleanse soon. Can I take the DIM during the cleanse? I know I have to wait until after the cleanse is over to take the Fibro Defence, but at that point, can I continue to take the DIM and Fibro Defense at the same time? Can you please instruct me on the best way to use these products. I also wanted to know if simply massaging castor oil on you belly can help with fibroids. Do you have to use the pack? I also plan on getting pregnant after the cleanse.


    • Dear Stephanie,

      DIM can be taken with the products of the Fertility Cleanse Kit and also with Fibro Defense. While traditionally Castor Oil Therapy has been performed by resting with an oil-soaked cloth and source of mild heat on the lower abdomen, using Castor Oil while doing Self Fertility Massage is fine.

      Self Fertility Massage and Castor Oil Packs are only to be done from after menstruation ends until ovulation when actively trying to conceive. DIM and Fibro Defense are to be discontinued if you think you could be pregnant, or upon first determination of pregnancy.

      Best Wishes!

  14. Hi,

    Can I take Fibro Defense while using the Fertility Cleanse?

  15. I am 27 years old, I have 3 polyps, one 13mm x 7mm and two 2mm.

    My Dr. advised that they could develop into cancerous if I did not remove them, while she said also that they can grow back.
    She mentioned that I have to undergo 2 surgical procedures:
    – Operative hysteroscopy for polyps
    – Diagnostic laparoscy – r/o endometriosis

    I do not want to undergo surgery and need a proof that the natural ways listed above along with the vitamins will help in eliminating the polyps.


    • Dear Sarah,

      I completely understand your fear of surgery and not wanting to go through with it. There are simply instances where the best support one can offer the body is to remove the culprit and then 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 am not saying surgery is necessary. I can not know this for you. I also can not guarantee natural therapies alone are all your body needs to find balance again and maintain a healthy uterine environment. What I can share is that we would not suggest herbs, nutritional supplements or natural therapies without them being used historically and studied scientifically for their benefits and support of the fertility health issues we suggest they be considered for.

      I wish for you ease in choosing the best course of action for your personal needs.

  16. Hi! I am 31 years old and I have fibroid. It is a small one and the doctor told me it is holding me back from getting pregnant. I really wanted to have another child. Can someone please help me by telling me if there is any kind of natural herb or medicine I can drink to shrink the fibroids. Please help!

    • Dear Mary,

      I am sorry you have been challenged by this! In this article, there is a detailed Natural Therapy Plan for Uterine Fibroids worth rereading that offers considerations to make in terms of dietary and lifestyle changes, and herbs, nutritional supplements and natural therapies that have been found to be helpful.

      If you would like more personalized, one on one guidance, we are happy to work with you on this level through a Fertility Consultation. This process allows for a natural fertility program to be created just for you based on your fertility health needs.

      All my best!

  17. Hi There,
    I am taking White Peony and Dong Quai. I really want to eliminate a small uterine polyp that I’ve got.
    For how long do you recommend taking them and when specifically? During ovulation, during period, after period?

    • Dear Sandra,

      In general is to best to follow the suggested use instructions of the supplements purchased. General suggested use of each White Peony and Dong Quai can be learned by clicking on each of those links.

      Dong Quai is to be avoided during menstruation and each can be taken while trying to conceive, but are not intended for use if experiencing heavy menstrual blood flow or in pregnancy. Discontinue if you think you could be pregnant and upon first determination of pregnancy.

      Best wishes!

  18. Hi Good evening! I am 34 years old. After my 2nd delivery, I am having irregular periods. My doctor did a scan and said that my uterus is bulky. I have taken many tablets, but the problem is not cured. Sometimes I get periods twice a month with heavy bleeding. Can you please help me with this?

    • Dear Manjula,

      Thank you for reaching out to us! We would be best able to guide you, given all that you have tried, through a Fertility Consultation. This opportunity allows for time to share all that has been tried, specific details about your fertility health and fertility health issue, diet and lifestyle. In return our fertility herbalist will create a personalized program explaining the best herbs, nutritional supplements and natural therapies for your fertility health needs.

      Consider also learning about Improving Uterine Health for Fertility, Conception and Implantation.

      All my best!

  19. Good Evening! I have found this site very informative and have already ordered a few products to get my uterine health back on track, and to naturally shrink my already small but very active fibroids & possibly get rid of the uterine polyps I have. My question is I already take enzymes for my digestive health, and am wondering if taking digestive enzymes(food based) interferes with taking systemic enzymes( can I take them at the same time)and lastly does the suggested systemic enzyme Wobenzym have a enteric coating to help with absorption?

    • Dear Jahnika,

      Thank you for your kind words and patronage!

      Wobenzym N can be taken with digestive enzymes. Wobenzym N is enteric coated to ensure for proper travel through the acidic environment of the stomach to the non-acidic environment of the intestines for optimal absorption.

    • Thank you Elizabeth for answering my question. Wobenzym will be my next purchase! I just received Evening Primrose & the Fertile Woman one daily in the mail today…Excited for this journey to health…to uterine health!

  20. I am 34 years old and 20 weeks pregnant. My latest ultrasound showed I have a 6cm x 4cm fibroid growing near the bottom of my uterus. An earlier ultrasound about 10 weeks ago showed it was about 3 cm so its growing. If it keeps up like this I may be faced with a C-section as it could theoretically prevent baby from dropping down. Is there anything natural that is safe during pregnancy that could shrink this or at least slow the growth?

    • Greetings!

      First, Congratulations on your pregnancy! I hope you are feeling well aside from this worry about the fibroid. I am sorry this even has to be a concern!

      It is going to be best to work with your healthcare provider to monitor the fibroid growth and manager your care. We can not suggest herbs, nutritional supplements or natural therapies to support the body in dealing with a fibroid in pregnancy.

      I wish you the very best!

  21. I have uterine fibroids. What is better to use the Fertility Cleanse or the UterineWise Kit with the Castor Oil Packs to shrink them?

    • Dear Ingrid,

      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 alone is not all that needs to be considered when working to naturally support the body in dealing with a fertility issue. It is a first step.

      Thankfully there are 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. These are discussed in this article and can be used after completing the Fertility Cleanse.

  22. Hey! I have fibroids and pain with infertility issues. I have purchased the Fertility Cleanse Kit, DIM, Fibro Defense, Systemic Enzymes and Castor Oil Packs. I’m just wondering if there’s a specific timeline I should follow when taking these. Do I do everything at the same time? I would appreciated any help. Thank you!

    • Dear Katie,

      In general is often best and easiest to complete the Fertility Cleanse first and then begin other supporting herbs, nutritional supplements and natural therapies. This being said, DIM, systemic enzymes and Castor Oil Packs can be taken and used while cleansing for fertility. It is best to wait to start taking Fibro Defense until the Fertility Cleanse is complete.

  23. Hello,

    I have three fibroids and want to try the natural way of shrinking them as I have a very high chance of damaging my womb and bladder if I have them removed. What sort of meats do you think are ok to eat? Or would something like quorn be ideal?

    • Dear Layla,

      Red meat and pork are best limited and when consumed should be organic and grass fed. Organic, or cage-free chicken and fresh-water fish like wild Alaskan salmon, sardines, cod, and Alaskan halibut are fine to consume.

      While Quorn is meat-free and Non-GMO, I don’t know how the mycoprotein it is made into this product, or to what extent it is processed. Highly processed foods expose us to xenohormones which are not beneficial to fertility because they have been shown to cause hormonal imbalance.

      Our article 3 Things Women with Uterine Fibroids Should Be Doing Daily may offer helpful tips as well.

      I wish for you great success!

  24. Pregnant women should investigate all of the herbs mentioned above and their effects on the uterus if you are considering using them, as Black Cohosh will cause bleeding and likely a miscarriage, as will Dong Quai. So do your extra diligent research before taking any of these if you are expecting a child!

    • Hello Ebony Love and Family!

      Thank you for this reminder. The information in this article and the herbs, nutritional supplements and natural therapies suggested and discussed are all intended for use in preparation (we suggest at least 3 months preparation) for pregnancy NOT during pregnancy.

  25. Where can I buy Fibro Defense? I do not see it listed on this site. Thank you.

  26. This is a great post, I never realized there were so many beneficial herbs that help Fibro health.
    Very informative information! Thank You

  27. Greetings Elizabeth!

    I am Candy, 32 years old, married 2 months ago and I was diagnosed of having a 6cm fibroid and intrauterine with calcification about 3cm, the doctor said they need to do the ultrasound again because I just had a miscarried. Now I am taking an organic food supplement. Is it okay if also use the Fertility Cleanse Kit without the advise of the Dr.?


    • Hello Candy!

      Thank you for reaching out to us. I am so very sorry for your loss. How are you doing?

      It is important to follow-up with your doctor to ensure you are miscarrying properly and don’t need any additional help. We suggest waiting to use the Fertility Cleanse Kit until after your first normal period post miscarriage. Often this is the cycle after a miscarriage, but it is different for each woman.

      While you continue to heal, we have a wonderful article outlining several steps you can take now titled After Miscarriage: 5 Steps To Recovery. I hope these steps are helpful!

      Best wishes to you!

  28. Dear Elizabeth,
    I’m 40 yr old, with a history of fibroids, myomectomy 6 years ago. I am now pregnant, 17 weeks. Other than diet and exercise, what do you recommend to decrease the growth of fibroids during pregnancy?

    • Hello Rachel!

      Congratulations! This is wonderful! How are you feeling?

      We can not suggest taking any herbs or supplements to support the body in dealing with uterine fibroids during pregnancy. Often the body manages their growth on it’s own. Consider however talking to your healthcare provider about your concerns.

      Best wishes!

  29. Dear Elizabeth,

    I am 40 years old and had surgery to remove multiple fibroids a few years ago. I am currently trying to conceive. I am wondering what natural fertility supports you would advise for my situation. I have read that dong quai should be avoided because of its estrogenic properties, for example. It seems that most fertility-boosting herbs are estrogenic, and my doctor advised me to eliminate phytoestrogens because of the fibroids. Does that leave any other options?

    Thanks for any advice you can offer.

    • Dear Emily,

      In order to promote healthy estrogen balance within our bodies, we have to consider how herbal phytoestrogens protect us from harmful xenoestrogens (toxins) which come from human-made chemicals (herbicides, pesticides and fertilizers to name a few) and are found in conventional foods, personal and body care products, paper products… many of the things many use in their daily lives. Xenoestrogens may cause estrogen dominance. Because of this we must consider liver supporting herbs and nutritional supplements for natural detoxification. The liver helps to filter toxins from the body, including excess hormones, and when the body has detoxified from toxins, our good, beneficial hormones are able to connect with hormone receptor sites and benefit various body systems.

      The superior health benefits of many phytoestrogens also far outweigh any concern for increasing estrogen in the body. To actually increase estrogen levels, many would need to be consumed in very large concentrated amounts, over a long period of time, which is not recommended. Herbalists and most natural health care practitioners would not use phytoestrogens in concentrated forms, especially if their patient has an estrogen dominant condition.

      While surgery is often necessary for many with uterine fibroids and offer much-needed symptom relief, it is important to continue to work to eliminate exogenous sources of estrogen (from diet and lifetsyle) and support the body in metabolizing excess estrogen. The Natural Therapy Plan in this article offers ways to consider supporting your body in doing so.

      Consider also the guidance offered in the article, Preparing for Conception Over 40.

      I hope this is helpful!

  30. I’m 25 years old, single and not sexually active. I was diagnosed with a myoma 9cm & w/ heavy menstrual bleeding. I was hospitalized for about 4 days because of my hemoglobin result being 69. OB Doctor advised me for BT, but asked for another treatment and instead they administered Erythropoethrin and Sucrofer. After they advised me to take oral medication such as Ferrous sulfate (IBERET) for anemia and oral pills (Exorton). After a week, I had my menstruation again. I can use about 2 baby diaper for about 2 days. To my accg. to my OB, oral pill was not effective for me and I started using Injectable pills every 2 wks. I would like to ask if it is ok to do removal of myoma even its 9cm?

    also, I would like to know how effective is GNRH agonist to reduce the size of myoma? the doctor advise to administer GNRH, but it was too expensive here in the Philippines. Lastly what are the foods that I should avoid that may cause enlargement of my myoma? thank you

    • Dear Kriz,

      I am sorry you have been through all of this! I am not able to advise you to have surgery or not. This is a personal decision and better discussed with your healthcare provider.

      We do not have any information regarding GnRH agonist use for myomas. Again, your doctor or a naturopathic doctor may have more information for you.

      The Natural Therapy Plan in this article shares information about foods to consider eliminating from your diet and others to consider eating.

      I wish for you ease as you choose the right plan of action for your fertility health needs.

  31. I am 45 years old and have fibroids. Recently my doctor told me my uterus is enlarged, its about 15 by 8 cm, and he recommended taking out my uterus. I do not have much symptoms now since I started to use vitex agnus castus to balance my hormones, and stopped eating red meat. I also tried the castor oil packs. My question is about this Vitex, I see you did not included on your herbal list. Do you know about it and do you suggest I keep on using it? The thing is I did not mention it to my gynecologist because he did not tell me about other options, he just told me to do the operation.

    • Dear Tina,

      How wonderful that you have seen such positive results given what you have been doing! For this simple fact, think about continuing doing that which you are. This being said though, your doctor knows your fertility health better than I, so while you may not want surgery, consider talking to him/her about taking some time to try natural therapies or at least share with him/her your concerns about surgery.

      There are herbs, nutritional supplements and natural therapies that have proven 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. One of said herbs is Fertilica Vitex and it’s ability to support hormone balance. Consider taking time to learn more about naturally supporting uterine health here…

      Be well!

  32. I am 26 old, in 21/ 12/ 2011 it shows The Uterus is anteverted and appears bulky withan inhomogenoustexture. It measures 112x59x72mm and contains small intramural fibroids measuring up to 10mm. Theendometrium appears thin and regular measuring 17mmy; LMPday 15 0f cycle. Both ovaries appear normal in size, shape and echotexture. The right ovary measures 35x22x24mm. The left ovary mesasures15x31x23mm. No free fluids oradnexal masses seen.

    I have heavy blood periode, 7 to 8 day very pain the periode comes has musculs very pain,
    I live in london.Help me to conceive please and rid of this intramural Fibroids.

    • Elizabeth Willett, MA, CH


      Consider carefully the guidance offered here is this article. The dietary and lifestyle changes, as well as herbs, nutritional supplements and natural therapies discussed have been found 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.

      You may also want to consider a Fertility Consultation. Our email consultations provide you with a personalized written guide and audio recording from a fertility herbalist, explaining the best natural therapies for your unique fertility issues.

      Best wishes!

  33. Dear Elizabeth Willett,
    I have been facing infertility hardship since 2004. During this menstrual cycle felt pain in pelvic area and also have suffered from heavy bleeding. On getting TVS ultrasound, I came to know that an oval-shaped hypoechoic mass was seen high in the endometrial cavity measuring 4.7 mm x 3.1 mm. Impression is of polyp as reported by the radiologist. She said no fibroid is there. I am feeling nausea and blotting. I also feel pressure on my abdominal area. I went to gynecologist and she was recommending surgical removal. I am interested in natural healing. Could you please guide me in this confusing time? Thanks & Much regards.

    • Elizabeth Willett, MA, CH

      Dear Najma,

      As you have learned, uterine polyps or endometrial polyps are growths attached to the inner wall of the uterus and they often extend into the uterine cavity in some way (larger polyps more than smaller ones). They result from cells in the lining of the uterus that grow too much and leads to the formation of a polyps. It is my guess that surgery to remove the polyp was suggested as a way to experience symptom relief, but possible also because some uterine polyps can be cancerous or can eventually turn into cancer, although from what I know most uterine polyps are usually noncancerous or referred to as benign.

      Consider the suggestions made in the Natural Therapy Plan for Uterine Fibroids section of this article. If a plan is not made clear, please consider working one on one with our Fertility Herbalist through a Fertility Consultation. This will allow our fertility herbalist a clear holistic perspective on your situation to analyze and assess properly, and to help her see what it will take to properly bring your body back into balance.

      Best wishes!

  34. My fiance has Fibroids if she gets an operation what are the chances of her getting pregnant after the operation? Thank you

    • Elizabeth Willett, MA, CH

      Hello Henry!

      Surgery is often resorted to as a way remedy the symptoms of having uterine fibroids. While we often hear it is helpful for symptom relief, surgery does not address the underlying hormone imbalance contributing to fibroid growth and may also lead to scarring. The suggestions made in this article are to help someone concerned about that underlying hormone imbalance understand how they can naturally support hormone balance and a healthy uterine environment.

      I do not know the chances your fiance will have of getting pregnant after surgery. If you have a chance, ask her healthcare provider his/her thoughts.

      Best wishes!

  35. Hi, I am 45 years old and have a couple of fibroids (2 inches) and now lately seems I have a polyp or hyperplasia (this to be determined after the necessary test). I purchased the Fertility Cleanse and the Uterine kit in a hope this will help with my issues. My question- is the cleanse supposed to lasts just a month, between two cycles and then after I should follow up with the UterineWise Kit for 3 months at least? I understand the cleanse should be done at least twice a year, just wanted to make sure that it lasts a month at a time. Should I stop the DIM, Fibro defense the second time I do the cleanse or continue using them? I also purchased Primrose Oil soft gels, how should I use it? Thx

    • Elizabeth Willett, MA, CH

      Hello Janet!

      The Fertility Cleanse is considered a foundational step to help prepare your body to be able to better utilize herbs, nutritional supplements and natural therapies you might try. It should be done for one month, or one menstrual cycle, first and followed with the UterineWise Kit. To help promote normal uterine health, we suggest using all of the products in the UterineWise kit as suggested for a minimum of 3 months time if you can (for some longer).

      The Fertility Cleanse can be done twice a year yes, with about a 6 month break between cleanses.

      You can continue to take the herbs and supplements you have been for at least 2 weeks or longer while doing a Fertility Cleanse. We simply suggest waiting to start any new herbs until the Fertility Cleanse has been completed.

      I think you will appreciate the following article, Enhance Overall Fertility with Evening Primrose. It is best to follow the suggested use of the manufacturer of the Evening Primrose Oil you purchased. If you have Fertilica Evening Primrose Oil suggested use is:
      – When trying to Conceive: take 3 softgels 1-2 times a day from day 1-14 of the menstrual cycle.
      – Not Trying to Conceive: take 3 softgels 1-2 times a day, all month long.

      Best wishes!

  36. As I stated earlier I have 2 large uterine fibroids and am one month off birth control. I have finished the Fertilty cleanse and am using the Fibroid Kit and am ordering the Wobenzyme N. I have not had my period this month and wanted to see if I should add progesterone?

    • Elizabeth Willett, MA, CH

      Dear Nicole,

      I first have to ask if there could be a chance that you are pregnant. If you still have not gotten your period, it is important to test if you could be pregnancy before you start any new supplements.

      I can not say what is causing you not to get period yet this month. For some women, it can take up to a year after stopping birth control use for their body to naturally regulate itself and support a normal menstrual cycle. It may be helpful to learn more about How to Balance Your Hormones After Birth Control, part of which is by doing a Fertility Cleanse. We do not however rely alone upon the Fertility Cleanse to bring back a woman’s period.

      I hope this is helpful!

  37. Im 49 years old, and had fibroids for five years, with so many symptoms. Will I have any side effects if i take the fibro defense since I have high blood? I’m hoping to avoid hysterectomy. Thank you 🙂

    • Elizabeth Willett, MA, CH

      Hello Imelda!

      I am not certain what you mean by “high blood”. If you mean high blood pressure, you will need to work closely with your healthcare provider regarding taking and herbs or nutritional supplements that may affect this for you.

      You could also consider a Natural Fertility Consultation after speaking with your healthcare provider. Our email consultations provide you with a personalized written guide and audio recording from a fertility herbalist, explaining the best natural therapies, herbs and supplements for your unique fertility issues.

      Take care!

  38. Hi l am 58 and have had fibroids for 20years or more but have never given any bother, l had them checked 9years ago, the Dr.said to just keep an eye on them. Then two years ago l had polyps,l was told again to keep an eye on them,anyway now 2 years on l have fibroids the size of a grapefruit, how can they grow so big when l have am 8 years into menopause. My question is can l take something to shrink the fibroids or do l have to have a. Hysterectomy as the Dr wants me to have. I do not want a hysterectomy. Would a myomectomy be possible at my age., would appreciate your comments. Many thanks

    • Elizabeth Willett, MA, CH

      Dear Kate,

      I am not a medical doctor and can not speak to the best way for you to deal with the uterine fibroids you have. If you are not happy with the opinions of your current doctor, it is your right to seek a second opinion and the advice of a healthcare practitioner willing to listen to your wishes and guide you in not having to have a hysterectomy if possible.

      This being said, what many healthcare providers have learned is that uterine fibroids and polyps are fueled by excess estrogen. The estrogen comes from our diets, lifestyle products (personal care, cleaning, laundry even…) and our environments. These excess bad estrogens are knows as xenohormones.

      The great part is the suggestions made here can be tried alone, or in addition to many uterine health plans natural or medical (should you find a doctor willing to support you).

      Best wishes!

  39. I am 56 years old and past menopause. I can see my uterus because it has dropped and have watched a fibroid grow to and inch in the past 3 years. What can I do naturally to get rid of it?

    • Elizabeth Willett, MA, CH

      Hello Kathy!

      The dietary and lifestyle changes, as well as the natural therapies, offered in this article support normal uterine health, the bodies natural ability to reduce the occurrence of occasional growths within the uterus, and promote the breakdown and removal of excess estrogen from the body which has been shown through research to fuel these growths. The herbs, supplements and natural therapies referred to also encourage normal circulation to the uterus and may help to reduce occasional swelling and uterine discomfort.

      This being said, given the information we share is for women in their reproductive years, your hormonal needs post menopause may be different. It is going to be best to discuss your uterine health changes and supporting your hormone balance with your healthcare provider to help formulate the best plan of action for your needs at this stage in life. You may be able to incorporate a Natural Therapy Plan for Uterine Fibroids with the suggestions your healthcare provider makes and/or share with him that which you are interested in trying.

      In Health ~ Elizabeth

  40. I have been on oral contraception for 14 years and have just discovered that I have 3 uterine fibroids. Two are over 3 inches in size, and causing symptoms. I am stopping the pill and just ordered the combo cleanse and uterine kit. How should I proceed? Cleanse then uterine kit? Also any other suggestions on reducing the size of the fibroids to avoid surgery would be great. I’m 33 and would like the option of children.
    Thank you!

    • Elizabeth Willett, MA, CH

      Hello Nicole!

      You would want to complete the Fertility Cleanse Kit first and then start using the UterineWise Kit. Consider the use of the UterineWise Kit for a minimum of three months (for some longer).

      It is also important to work to decrease your environmental exposure to xenohormones including xenosetrogens.

      Avoiding environmental pollutants in your foods is key. Eating organic or grass fed and free-range helps to do this. Switching to the use of the lifestyle items listed below as often as you can will decrease your exposure to certain environmental toxins and may support continued hormone balance as well…
      ~ natural feminine care products
      ~ organic, natural body care products, including makeup
      ~ Avoiding food preservatives and dyes
      ~ Use low VOC paints
      ~ Use recycled unbleached paper products
      ~ Use non-chlorinated oxygen based bleach in the laundry

      I wish you well!

  41. Can i find some of these herbs in organic stores?

  42. I have had uterine fibroids since I was 20 years old and I am now 39. I am terrified to have surgery because I have heard so many horror stories. My mom had them also when she was younger, but when she turned age 50, she started menopause and everything was back to normal for her. I have had to have 2 blood transfusions because of severe anemia from my fibroids. It is possible that they will go away when I reach menopause, or will I still have problems? I don’t want any more children, I just want to feel normal. Tired of the heavy menstrual cycles and feeling so sick all the time. My doctor gave me a birth control shot last year, and it made me bleed worse. Now I am scared to try anything.

    • Elizabeth Willett, MA, CH

      Dear Jerri,

      I am sorry that this has had to be your experience! I honestly have no way of knowing if your body will rid itself of or dissolve fibroids on its own as your mother’s body did. It is my best advise that you seek healthcare from a trusted provider who is willing to listen to your cares and concerns. Even if your body was to take care of fibroids on its own, you do not know when this will happen and can’t keep bleeding heavily to the point of needing blood transfusions until you turn 50. It may be that you find you can support your body through medical care as well as by using herbs, supplements and natural therapies… a combination of both.
      I wish for you ease in finding someone to help you!

  43. Dear Hethir,

    It is very interesting to read the articles on your website, but time consuming as one leads to another. I have been reading for past 3 months or so. I get confused often. Please could you help me select the products. Unexplained infertility. I know you are not a doctor but maybe you could guide me.
    Age 46. AMH 4.9, FSH 3.1, Testosterone < 0.3, Progesterone 21.7. Have 3 small fibroids, (ESR says 27 normal range 0 to 20) My GP says it is normal, IVF consultant says high ESR means some inflammation cannot pinpoint where in the body. Rest of blood reports say normal.
    Planning to take fertility cleanse, fertilicare, Ovawise, UterineWise kit or Wobenzym N
    Which one will be good, or do I take them all? Can I take them at the same time? IVF consultant has prescribed DHEA and adviced me to start taking them. I will have to go for ICSI in Sept (trying to avoid) and try naturally for Aug and Sept.

    Thank you and regards,

    • Hi Leena,

      I am sorry you are feeling more confused, and yes, you are right, when you have many fertility issues, it can be confusing to know what products to take. This is why we suggest consultations for women with many issues. Our fertility consultations will help you learn which products are best for your unique situation. All the products you listed are not necessary, based on the information you have provided, as some of the kits contain the some of the same products. We do not recommend combining our products with DHEA, unless your doctor approves and is willing to closely monitor your hormone levels. Most all of our products should be discontinued once medications for IVF are begun, including contraception meds. We recommend that couples should take at least 3 months to prepare naturally for IVF, prior to beginning medications for IVF. If you are wanting to go for IVF in August, there may not be enough time to prepare naturally. September would be more realistic.

      One thing I am wondering…have you been tested for PCOS? Typically a high AMH level indicates PCOS.

      I hope this helps you get started!

  44. Iam. 43years , for the last 8years I hav tried to concieve, I went to the hospital and I was diagnised with SUBMUCOSAL fibroids is it possible for me to get pregnant or is there away you can help me? Your help will save my marriage.