Trying to conceive? Detox the contraceptive pill!

My most recent post about Faye detoxing the pill to resolve her PCOS, may have been one of my most popular posts so far. It was shared many times and messages peaked since it was posted. Strangely enough I take detoxing the contraceptive pill in fertility cases so much for granted, it never struck me to write about it… Silly me! Because of COURSE I should be telling you about the number 1 detox I use to restore fertility! So let me catch you up.

The number 1 detox?
Yes, detoxing the contraceptive pill is the number 1 thing I detox in my clinic as a fertility homeopath. The reason for this is that a lot of women have had a ton of exposure to the synthetic hormones of the contraceptive pill.

Pinterest detoxing the pill 1Most women in their 20s, 30s, and 40s have used the contraceptive pill for a long time. Especially those in their 20s and early 30s often have been on the pill since as young as 15 or 16 because their parents feared teen pregnancies, they suffered with acne or had very painful periods.

Add to that the fact that these generations of women are the daughters of the first women that were on the contraceptive pill and you have an idea how big the exposure is exactly.

So you see how most women that come to me for fertility treatment, with have had a significant amount of synthetic hormones in their system.. not to mention that they and their husbands are constantly exposed to water that is riddled with synthetic hormones as well (nope, the filter systems doesn’t get those out!).

The (after-)effect of the pill on your fertility.
Ok, so now you understand how much most women are exposed to synthetic hormones but you want to know how that relates to your fertility, right?

For that we first need to talk about how the birth control pill works!

Our natural hormone balance is not static, it’s a dance. The hormones fluctuate throughout your cycle so that you can build a lining in your womb for a fertilized egg to nestle and so that you release an egg that can be fertilized in the first place.

By taking the pill, which contains synthetic hormones, that dance stops. Flooding your system with progestin and sometimes estrogen (combination pill) means your pituitary gland is no longer told to produce the hormones:

  • FSH to develop an egg
  • and LH to release the egg

Although the synthetic hormones affect your hormone balance in other ways to prevent your from falling pregnant, the main focus is on preventing ovulation.

The immense amount of exposure to synthetic hormones that women have had these days, disrupts their hormonal cycle so much, their body just forgets how to ovulate all together.

Now here is the reason why I am constantly detoxing the pill with my patients. You would think that as soon as you stop the pill, your natural hormone balance would return and you would start ovulating regularly again. This however often does not happen.

The immense amount of exposure to synthetic hormones that women have had these days, disrupts their hormonal cycle so much, their body just forgets how to ovulate all together.

Even if a woman does ovulate after use of the pill, the pituitary gland seems to be so out of balance, that:

  • ovulation is either too early or too late
  • the egg doesn’t mature well enough to be fertilitzed
  • the ovaries produce too little progesterone to hold onto a pregnancy

Homeopathic detox of the pill
Pinterest detoxing the pill 2And so I detox the pill all the time. Detox may not be the right word because of course your system has gotten rid of the extra hormones. Detoxing the pill is more of a regulating or restoring of balance. It gets the pituitary gland back into action to stimulate the ovaries to develop and release a healthy egg. Detoxing the pill tells your body “it’s ok to be fertile again”.

Time and time again I am amazed by the results of this particular detox:

  • Women that have not had a period in months often start their flow within the first 2 weeks of the detox
  • Women that have never had cervical mucus, suddenly get the very fertile type
  • Women that have anovulatory cycles start to ovulate again

And of course…. many women that have been trying to conceive without luck, do so while on the contraceptive detox or shortly after that! Soon I will be posting the case of a lady that fell pregnant 2 weeks into the detox and is now expecting her baby this summer.

How long is a detox?
Detoxing the contraceptive pill is different for everyone, sometimes only a 4 week detox is needed if a woman was on it only very shortly, but standard is about 8 weeks. Occasionally a repeat of the detox is needed if I can see more healing can be done on a repeat.

So whether you have been trying for a while, or are just starting out.. if you have a history of using the pill or a hormonal coil, I highly recommend to detox it homeopathically. It is gentle, without side-effects and highly effective to restore your hormone balance, reestablish ovulation, and increase egg quality!

Other hormonal detoxes I often do with patients to restore hormonal balance:

  • Fertility / IVF drugs (Clomid, Femara etc)
  • Depo Provera
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • Labor Drugs
  • Steroids (link)

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