Pre-Conception Detox – Why Bother with a Fertility Cleanse?

By on January 21, 2012

Increasing Fertility and Our Chance of Getting Pregnant by Spring Cleaning The House of Our Bodies Prior to Conception.

by Julia Indichova

Why a Fertility Cleanse?

One of the many reason for pre-conception detox is that it will often make post- conception detox, aka morning sickness, much more tolerable. After all what is morning sickness, if not the body’s way of protecting the growing baby from potentially harmful toxins, particularly in the first trimester when the fetus is most vulnerable. . And what better way to minimize the discomfort of first trimester nausea than start the cleansing process before we conceive.

Depending on lifestyle and overall level of health, in my counselling practice I generally recommend a 3 to 5 week pre-conception detox period, followed by ongoing attention to cleansing, before attempting natural conception or any form of Assisted Reproduction.

After having made thoughtful changes in my diet and lifestyle, one of the many elements of my own pre-conception detox was a weekly one day juice fast, which I at times extended to a long weekend

Your custom made fertility-cleanse

But there are as many different approaches to pre-conception detox as there are people. You certainly don’t need to travel to a retreat or spend hundreds of dollars on one of the competing brands of “ultimate cleansing kits,” to get the results you seek.

In fact the more seamlessly you can incorporate cleansing into your daily, weekly, or monthly routine, the more likely it is that you it becomes a lifelong habit.

Before you increase the work load

In my professional and personal experience, what works best is to take steps toward gradually strengthening the organs of digestion and elimination before attempting a radical fast or a dramatic pre-conception detox.

If we assault the organs of elimination with extra burden without strengthening them first, they may not be able to handle the heavy workload and we’ll end up doing more harm than good. (For specific suggestions on preparing the internal purification system for more serious detox, see 10 Steps toward a Pre-Conception Detox – The Fertile Heart Approach.)

If you haven’t been as loving in your food choices as you would’ve liked to have been, you may want to jumpstart the process with colonic irrigation but a colonic leaves you with a cleaner colon without strengthening the organs of purification, or removing the harmful chemicals in the rest of the body. A colonic might also deplete the beneficial bacteria in your colon. Take a look at this piece to make sure you take good care of your microbiome.

The  most essential part of every fertility cleanse

No pre-conception detox is complete without tending to your heart.   In the Inside Job chapter of my first book Inconceivable I talk about how after all the diet changes, cleansing and detoxing, I discovered an urgent need to attend to all my inner voices of defeat. Thankfully you don’t need to go through 10 years of psychotherapy to heal them. The Fertile Heart Toolkit is a mind-body-heart fertility cleanse that turns all your inner “Orphans” into passionate fertilehearted Visionary Mamas.


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