So you decided you’re going to have a baby. You stopped taking the pill (or other hormonal contraceptive) so it shouldn’t be long until you fall pregnant!
Except – you’ve been trying for months already, and you’re still not pregnant. You’ve heard about tracking your fertility, but honestly, you can’t figure out when you should be ovulating. You don’t seem to get that egg white cervical mucus everyone is talking about, and your basal body temperature fluctuates a lot.
You never thought falling pregnant would be this difficult – you didn’t think you would STILL be trying months after you stopped taking the pill. So what can you do?
Unfortunately, this is such a common problem after long-term hormonal contraceptive use such as the pill, implant, injection or Mirena. Our hormones become so imbalanced that it can take a while for the hormones to become regulated again. When we take the oral contraceptive pill, this often causes our oestrogen levels and androgen levels to rise. These hormone imbalances can cause irregular ovulation, acne, and PMS symptoms like mood swings, bloating, headaches, just to name a few.
Natural remedies can assist with rebalancing the hormones and promoting regular ovulation so you can track your fertility and timed intercourse, and hopefully conceive!
One method that I use with my clients after ceasing to take the pill is supporting the liver. The liver metabolizes hormones, so it’s important to support the liver when there are excess hormones in the body. Supporting the liver means these excess hormones can be regulated more quickly. Drinking dandelion tea or adding turmeric to your meals can assist with liver support, as well as avoiding caffeine, alcohol, smoking, and food additives.
Falling pregnant after the pill doesn’t have to be difficult – it is definitely possible, with the right support.
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