So I have some big news to share... I'm having a baby!
My husband and I are blessed to be able to take this journey for a second time. Trying to conceive the first time around was incredibly difficult and is what led me to focus my life on helping other women who are having trouble conceiving, get pregnant.
I've spent the last two years or so investing my time and energy in expanding my knowledge learning how to better help women get pregnant easily and carry a healthy child to full term. So this time around I knew all the tricks to make it happen right away.
If you're having trouble getting pregnant and are feeling alone and frustrated, it's ok. There is someone out there that can help you. Whether it be myself or someone else, you don't have to keep going at it alone. But do seek help so you don't have to keep banging your head against the wall. Us women always think we can do everything ourselves but there is just so much to know in how to get pregnant faster that noone is telling you about.
But guess what? I'm going to give you a little gift and share these 3 easy steps to get pregnant faster with you.
3 Easy Steps To Get Pregnant Faster
1. Clean Up Your Liver
The liver is the main detoxification organ. Not only does it remove toxins, both the kind we ingest and the kind that our bodies make, but it detoxes out excess hormones as well. A liver in poor working condition will interfere with the absorption of essential fatty acids and the metabolism of vitamins A, D, E and K.
A healthy liver is important for optimal fertility because it helps remove those extra hormones that may be circling in your body, such as estrogen. Estrogen dominance can be an issue with women who are trying to get pregnant. If your liver is struggling to remove that extra estrogen getting pregnant may become more difficult. Why? We need the right balance of estrogen and progesterone during the right times in our cycle to make a baby. Estrogen should be higher in the ovulatory phase, and then it should shift to higher progesterone after ovulation so that implantation can occur and a fertilized egg can remain attached to the uterus.
Think you might be estrogen dominant?
Symptoms that may signal an estrogen imbalance are: heavy bleeding during periods, clotting, fibroids, swollen or tender breasts, endometriosis or painful periods, abnormal pap smears, PMS, mood swings, trouble sleeping, memory issues, cold hands or feet, hair loss.
Some key things to do to improve the health of your liver to get pregnant faster are: eat more cruciferous vegetables, bitter foods, lemons, sulphur-rich foods and pomegranates, berries, artichokes, green tea and milk thistle tea. These are just some of the many foods that help support the liver. Also, working on stress reduction will help bring balance to the body, also helping the liver.
One of the best things you can do for your liver is start your morning off with half a lemon squeezed in a glass of warm water 20 minutes before consuming any other food or beverage.
2. Drink More Water
Most people aren’t drinking enough water. Yes, probably you too.
Why is water so important for fertility? Well to start, drinking water flushes out toxins from the body which keeps the body running smoothly. Secondly, it hydrates the body to allow it to make more cervical mucus. Cervical mucus is what protects and nourishes the sperm on its way to meet your egg. It is equally important that men drink enough water to create good seminal fluid.
Ideally you should be drinking about 2L of water per day. You will know when you are well hydrated because your urine will be quite pale. Fluorescent yellow urine means you are dehydrated and need water now!
Make sure that you drink good quality, filtered water. I use a system that filters the water and re-alkalinizes it as well which is especially important these days as our bodies have become overly acidic (also not good when you are trying to conceive).
If you have a hard time drinking water in a day, make it more exciting by adding slices of fresh lemon or limes, fruits like watermelon or strawberries and herbs like mint or parsley.
3.Eat More Fruit
Most people don't know that the reproductive system runs on glucose, so you need to eat at least 3 cups of fruit per day to get pregnant faster.
Focus on berries as they help balance reproductive hormones and help govern the reproductive system's absorption of specific nutrients it needs. Bananas, oranges, avocados, grapes, mangos, melons, raspberries, cucumbers, cherries, pomegranates and limes are all amazing foods for helping fertility. Eat as many of these as you can.
So there you have it 3 easy steps to get pregnant faster.
Are you STILL trying to get pregnant?
In my beautiful 4 month program, Making Babies, I will guide you to achieve the most glowing, energetic, vibrant, baby making body possible!
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Please know that I am always here to help guide you towards better health. If you ever have any questions, shoot me an email!
In the meantime, try out my delicious new creation below. Pomegranates are what I have been craving in a big way this pregnancy so I went all out with them in this cashew-filled vegan cake. Yum!
Vegan, Gluten Free, Refined Sugar Free
For the crust:
-2 cups soft fresh dates
-1 cup raw almonds
-1/4 cup shredded, unsweetened coconut
-1/4 tsp salt
-1Tbsp hemp seeds
-1Tbsp unrefined coconut oil
For the filling:
-2 cups raw cashews
-1 can coconut milk
-juice of 1 lemon
-1/4 cup unrefined coconut oil
-1/4 cup honey
For the top layer:
-juice of 1 lime
*If pomegranates are unavailable, feel free to use raspberries or blackberries to make this cake instead.
1.Place cashews in a bowl and cover with filtered water. Let sit for at least 4 hours. Drain and rinse.
2.Make the crust. Place almonds in a food processor and process until you have a fine crumb. Pulse in the dates. Add the shredded coconut, salt, hemp seeds and coconut oil. Pulse until dates are finely chopped and mixture sticks together when pressed between your fingers. Press mixture evenly into the bottom of a spring form pan (you can use one slightly bigger or smaller if you do not have a).
3.Rinse food processor out and make the filling. Place cashews, coconut milk, lemon juice, coconut oil, vanilla and honey in food processor. Blend until nice and smooth (you can also use a blender for this step). Keep about 1/4 cup of filling in the food processor and pour the rest of the filling on top of the crust, smoothing out evenly with a spatula.
4.Add seeds from 1.5 pomegranates and the lime juice to the food processor that still has some of the filling in it. Blend until smooth. Pour over top of cake. Place cake in fridge for about 6 hours, until nice and firm.
5.Decorate top of cake with the rest of the pomegranate seeds. Remove springform pan edge and enjoy cake cold.
6.Cake keeps for about 5 days in the fridge.
Love and light xo,