Here’s why you might not be getting pregnant—even though you’re trying to do everything right…
Is your body actually prepared for pregnancy?
Is your body actually prepared for pregnancy?
Listen to Simone’s experience to find out what she learned about the cause of her infertility.
Like most women who’ve had challenges getting pregnant, you’re probably searching everywhere for answers.
According to the CDC, infertility is generally defined as not being able to conceive after one year or more of unprotected sex, and for those age 35 and over, 6 months. One-third of the time, the cause of a person’s infertility remains unknown. Having trouble getting pregnant is becoming more and more common, and it’s a frustrating, emotional rollercoaster of trial and error, often involving expensive and painful treatments.
Most fertility procedures attempt to fix the problem by addressing the symptoms of infertility, rather than understanding the root cause of why someone is unable to get pregnant. Does it make sense to inject hormones and fertility drugs into a body that is lacking what it needs to become fertile to begin with?
You may have asked yourself “why is this happening to me” over what feels like a thousand times. Understanding exactly why you’ve been struggling with infertility is the first step in designing a treatment that is unique to what your body wants and needs to create an ideal environment for your baby.
Simone’s infertility story brings to light a situation that we, unfortunately, see all too often.
After trying a number of exhaustive treatments—acupuncture, IUI (Intrauterine Insemination), fertility drugs, IVF (In-Vitro Fertilization)—while leading a textbook healthy lifestyle as a licensed nutritionist and personal trainer, Simone was still not pregnant after 6 years of persistent effort. Why? Because she was unable to get the guidance she needed to determine the root cause of her infertility.
While hormone treatments can certainly help people who are deficient in certain hormones related to pregnancy, that wasn’t what Simone needed.
You are unique! There is no one-size-fits-all protocol. If everyone were the same, then why are so many unable to get pregnant? There must be something about us as individuals that isn’t being addressed, and it just makes sense to find out what those individual needs are so we are better equipped to conceive and have a healthy pregnancy.
According to “Biomarkers of Kidney Disease” (Second Edition), 2017, a biomarker is “a characteristic that is objectively measured and evaluated as an indicator of normal biological processes, pathogenic processes, or pharmacological responses to therapeutic intervention”. What that basically means is that biomarkers are key indicators in your internal chemistry of how and what is keeping your engine running, so to speak. Normal biomarkers indicate that your bodily functions are working together to achieve homeostasis, or balance. Biomarkers that are out of whack can wreak havoc on your body and contribute to the development of infertility, discomfort and disease.
The state of our internal chemistry has a lot to do with the ability to function normally—and yes, our ability to conceive. Even if we eat right, exercise, stay hydrated and get plenty of sleep, there could still be chemical imbalances beneath the surface that we are unaware of. Imbalances sometimes present themselves as undesirable symptoms, such as trouble digesting foods resulting in gas or bloating, constipation, skin breakouts, insomnia, autoimmune disorders, anxiety, or pain. Oftentimes, they go completely undetected.
The best tests that can help pinpoint the areas where you need support are those that check your metabolic, hormonal and organ functions, as well as the pH and electrolyte balance of your internal terrain. It should give insight into how well you are absorbing, or not absorbing, nutrients, measure hydration and toxicity levels, as well as inflammation. For healthy pregnancies, tests that check for levels of copper, zinc, folate, and CoQ10 are important not only for your own health, but also for the health of your baby. Sometimes, taking a food sensitivity test can be very helpful in eliminating stress caused by specific foods on your digestive tract and elimination system.
Going beneath the surface to learn more about your biomarkers will enable you to identify imbalances and misalignments. Once you know for sure, then it’s easier to take the necessary steps to modify your diet, lifestyle, and supplement intake to help optimize your body for pregnancy and increase your chances of being able to conceive naturally.
When Simone first came to see Human Garage in 2016, the first step she took was taking the Biochemical Wellness Analysis (BWA) Test, which is a non-invasive, urine and saliva test that analyzes 14 internal biomarkers. It produces a detailed report which measures pH levels, hydration, toxicity and inflammation levels, organ and kidney function, how well a person metabolizes carbohydrates and proteins, how one digests food and absorbs nutrients, as well as the ability of one’s cells to recover and regenerate.
During her initial visit, Simone understood that repairing her internal chemistry and getting her body aligned would help calm her nervous system and take her body out of stress, which would increase her chances of getting pregnant.
Simone’s test results showed that her liver and kidneys were not working properly. Her adrenal glands were weak, and there were other imbalances that needed to be corrected in relation to that. Once she saw her test results on paper, Simone was given an all-natural supplement protocol to begin repairing the areas of her body that needed attention. Simone’s mind and body were finally at ease, knowing exactly what was going on, as opposed to having to guess for 6 years prior, as she was trying so hard to conceive.
Simone always had the gut feeling that she wasn’t deficient in the fertility drugs or hormones that she was previously prescribed. Rather, the key was to address the root causes of her infertility and bring everything into balance to work properly, and in sync with each other. After she received the results of her BWA Test and was given a custom protocol to follow, she had the tools to give her body the support it needed to produce the right hormones, naturally.
Fast forward to May 2018, Simone has a 17-month-old healthy, happy daughter, and at 42 years old, is currently 8 months pregnant with her second baby girl!
Simone now works as one of the Nutrition Alignment Specialists at Human Garage. She, along with the rest of our skilled Nutrition Alignment team, is thrilled that they now get to give hope and guidance to women who are experiencing infertility or are preparing their bodies for a healthy pregnancy.About Human Garage
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