You started life in your grandmother’s womb.
Women are born with all the eggs they will ever produce, so when your grandmother was growing your mother, your mother was growing the egg that later became you.
This is so important to know and understand because it highlights how we need to have a more expansive view of our health with regards to the influence on future generations.
Infertility rates around the world are soaring. This can be due to issues such as PCOS, endometriosis, sperm quality, anovulation, imbalanced hormone levels and even ‘unexplained' infertility. The first point of call for most women is to begin taking medication.
When a woman is trying to become pregnant but has irregular, or no periods, they are often prescribed the contraceptive pill – so in order for you to get pregnant you are prescribed something that stops you from getting pregnant – this is crazy!
The reason your cycle is off is due to a hormonal imbalance. Your reproductive health is governed your hormones so by adding synthetic estrogen and progestin into the mix, you are not treating the root cause of the issue but trying to force the body into doing something it doesn’t want to. The risks associated with this are migraines, acne, fatigue, mood changes, bloating and nausea, and high blood pressure. All of these symptoms indicate that the body is desperately trying to rebalance itself, but most importantly of all – you are not going to get pregnant whilst on the contraceptive pill.
In many cases, the birth control pill does little to help regulate periods and at the same time wreaks havoc on your endocrine system, which can make your problems worse.
Your reproductive hormone cycle is part of an intricate dance that is related to other functions in your body and the pill suppresses all of these. This is not health promotion, this is health destruction.
What about if you have PCOS? Often a drug called Metformin is prescribed. This drug was developed to treat Type 2 Diabetes. Metformin is not approved for the treatment of PCOS but is prescribed because it forces the body to lower insulin and blood sugar levels which are often high in women with PCOS. There are many side effects associated with Metformin, the most common of which is disturbance to your gut.
Your gut health is vital to your hormonal health, especially as it contributes to the regulation of estrogen in your body. There is a specific collection of bacteria called estrobolome which are responsible for metabolising and moderating the levels of estrogen circulating in your body. Estrobolome produce an enzyme called betaglucuronidase. If you have too much of this enzyme it can cause conditions such as PMS, endometriosis and INFERTILTY. So, Metformin can actually make everything worse.
If you have been unsuccessfully trying to conceive, you may have been told you have ‘unexplained’ infertility. It is vital to understand that there is no such thing as ‘unexplained' infertility. If you have been told this, it means that your health care provider is unable to understand what is preventing you from becoming pregnant. With all the couples I treat, I have a deep understanding of the reasons why they are not conceiving. I have not yet come across a case where I am not able to explain why a couple has not yet become pregnant.
Most people resort to IVF treatment in cases of ‘unexplained’ infertility. It involves suppressing your natural cycle and introducing follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) in order to increase the number of mature eggs that are released by your ovaries.
FSH originates in the pituitary gland. The pituitary gland releases FSH into the bloodstream to promote the growth of egg follicles. It also produces estrogen and inhibin which are part of a feedback loop that ensures the pituitary gland can regulate the release of FSH. Artificially introducing FSH can throw this feedback loop into chaos and result in future fertility and hormone related issues.
There are other conventional treatments for infertility, all of which involve synthetic hormones. But what is the problem if you have a baby? These synthetic hormones are introduced into a system that is already imbalanced, they do nothing except further compound the problem – it is not resolved, and this means that somewhere down the line you will inevitably face more fertility and/or other hormone related problems.
In considering all of this, one of the biggest causes of ‘unexplained’ fertility that has not yet been addressed is emotional trauma. As a holistic modality, homeopathy recognises the importance of the mental/emotional state of a couple trying to conceive. Unresolved trauma such as broken connections with mother figures, possible guilt around abortions, the constant cycle of disappointment of not becoming pregnant, to name a few, have a huge impact on our ability to conceive. Our bodies will always prioritise resolving stress before reproduction, so it is a major cause of infertility. Research has begun to emerge confirming what homeopaths have known for decades – that we carry emotional trauma at a cellular level and therefore can pass this on, through our cells, to future generations.
What has all this got to do with your granddaughters? A baby should have an optimal environment in which they are conceived and grown. This means having physical health and emotional balance. When this is absent and the body is forced into submission, there will always be resistance that will present at some stage and possibly in another form seemingly unrelated to hormones. If we are holding dis-ease at a cellular level, then this will be passed on to our children and grandchildren. Homeopaths see this in practice all the time.
Part of our responsibility as parents is to ensure that our children are safe and thrive. The best way in which to ensure that this happens is to prepare your body for conception so that they are thriving from the start. Eat right, reduce exposure to harmful toxins, move your body, reduce your stress levels and resolve your emotional trauma. Our ancestral ties do define us. Make the choice to take control and responsibility of your own health, so you can give your baby and future generations the best start they can have.