Fertility Awakening!

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If you are having struggles with creating a pregnancy, try these 10 lifestyle steps to make healing changes in your body:

  1. Whole food diet - this means incorporating only those food which nature made and they are still in their whole state.  Packaged, processed, refined foods have to go.  See the link for more details.
  2. Move your body daily.  Muscle, body movement, helps circulation of blood, lymph fluids, life force energy, digestive tract contents, etc.  Your body functions better when you move. Scroll down this link to read about the 23 benefits of exercise.
  3. Drink pure water and herb teas. *Herb tea recipe for fertility below.
  4. Cycle your body with nature because you are nature!  For a great book about bringing you home to your magical menstrual cycle, click here.
  5. Sleep.  Get to sleep before 10 pm and get 8 hours of deep rest.  Your body functions better when it is well rested.  Healing takes place when you sleep!
  6. Get chemicals out of your life: chemical medicines (prescription or over the counter), cosmetics, soaps, shampoos, cleaning supplies, body fragrances, deodorants, etc.  If you would not eat it (whole foods here...) you do not want it on your body, soaking in through your skin.
  7. Look at life through rose-colored glasses.  If you choose to be happy, life will look and feel differently to you.  A happy body, mind, and spirit are healthier, more fertile.  Happy replaces stress with relaxation.  Relaxation means fertility flows.
  8. Get outside for fresh air and sunlight.  Do that movement outdoors! The body's rhythms are better synchronized when you are enveloped in fresh air and natural light every day.  Your hormones will love you!
  9. Take whole food supplements, not synthetic vitamins.
  10. Surround yourself with positive, happy people.  Happiness begets happiness. The body heals when it is happy.

Want more details about putting these choices into action in your life?  Give me a shout.

Paula Youmell, RN, Wise Woman Nurse® Fertili-Tea Recipe

  • 1 quart pure water
  • quart canning jar
  • red raspberry leaf herb
  • red clover flower herb
  • stinging nettle herb

Buy about 1 ounce of each, it will last you a couple of weeks.

  1. Bring water to boil in pot.
  2. While water heating, measure out 1 TBSP of each herb.
  3. Shut off heat, keep covered.
  4. Add herbs to hot water, stir quickly and re-cover pot.
  5. Let steep over night.
  6. Strain in AM into the quart jar.
  7. Drink 1 cup 4 times each day. Morning, noon, afternoon, evening.

You can also add the herbs to the jar and pour the hot water over them, cover, and steep in the jar.

In the AM, pour 1 cup into a tea-cup and drink.  Continue to do 3 more times each day so you are drinking the whole quart daily.

Post on making herb teas from my Wise Woman Nurse® website.

Blessings of fertility to you!  Paula

PS  Bonus Fertility Healer:  YOGA!  Check out a quicky article.

My goal is supporting your healing path!


Wild Yam... A Gal's Best Friend!

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I have praised the virtues of wild yam before.  I am writing to remind you how this blessed, natural plant can help to re-balance your menstrual cycles and female reproductive health.

Things wild yam can do for your fantastic female body: (Men, pass this along to your lady friends, they may just thank you!)

Wild Yams Virtues:

  • end menstrual migraines: those pesky migraines that come on when hormones shift with your cycles, say around ovulation and/or around when your moon flow starts,
  • helps to bring your menstrual cycle into a more regular rhythm,
  • eases PMS,
  • lessens cramping at the beginning of your moon flow (will ease cramping post child birthing too!),
  • got heavy bleeding issues... wild yam will slow that funky stuff down.  My flow became sporadically heavy after I turned 40.  Wild yam doses daily and my period is a light flow and no more unexpected "gushes" in public soaking through every piece of clothing! Grateful that issue is finished in my life,
  • low doses increase fertility, high doses create a birth control effect (without the nasty side effects of synthetic hormones and putting yourself at risk for birth control induced breast cancer, etc.),
  • wild yam books
  • traditionally used to treat threatened miscarriage with uterine contractions present, combined with Cramp bark, Black Haw, or False Unicorn,
  • increases the flow of Chi, Life Force Energy, to your reproductive tract. This is a good thing, energy brings healing,
  • traditionally used to ease nausea and vomiting in pregnancy*,
  • eases menopausal symptoms,
  • Got PCOS?  Try wild yam...,
  • wild yam is anti-inflammatory and is used for many inflammatory conditions such as arthritis, inflammatory bowel diseases, gall bladder disease, muscle cramps, spasmodic asthma, intestinal cramps, endometriosis, etc.

Wild yam is amazing, on its own, and in combination with other female healing herbs: Stinging nettles, cramp bark, red raspberry leaf, Cramp bark, Black haw, False unicorn, motherwort, black and blue cohoshes.... to name just a few amazing, healing female herbs!

(*Make certain you get help from a skilled herbalist when using herbs during pregnancy.  Keep in mind that herbs are safe, whole foods for our bodies!)