Rebuilding my Blood

Rebuilding my blood after hemmoharage and initially being a little anemic due to pregnancy has been an ongoing journey. Initially, leaving the hospital and the days to follow I felt pretty crummy. I was so fatigued. My brain wanted to  attend to my duties to my family and my body would not cooperate. I have never experienced this type of exhaustion. This is nothing like sleep deprivation and you have to force yourself to go about your day anyways. This was my red blood cells having to rebuild themselves. This was going to be a journey of months to fully recover. Currently, I am in month two. My levels are 10.5/31.5, previously when I hemoharged they were 22/7, and when I left the hospital after my blood transfusion they were 29/9.  I am still tired but, I have to say considering I feel great physically. I have began to do a little yoga, very short and not everyday. I am taking the Rainbow lite Prenatal, you can see the brand on my favorites place. My midwife was happy with the numbers and said with time, good nutrition, and a good prenatal or floradix I should be fully recovered in about three months, maybe sooner,maybe longer. I feel good about my progress though.

Foods for rebuilding are foods that will not only have iron but, vitamin c, folic acid, all of the components to make up a red blood cell and rebuild my blood. I also added wheatgrass which is amazing for rebuilding blood.

Additionally, two supplements I have added to my regimine that have helped substantially are E3Live and MegaFood Blood Builder. When you are rebuilding your blood you are rebuilding the red blood cells. Essentially, the components that build a red blood cell. Consequently, I think this would be an amazing regimine to follow when pregnant because, your blood volume increases significantly when growing a baby.  In the Blood builder supplement you have folate, iron, B, C, the really key nutrients to rebuilding red blood cells. I am taking the E3 Live renew which is also to help recovery and will be adding E3 Live which is more concentrated to help along with that for energy, mood stabilizer, cell growth, etc. It's a pretty awesome regimine.

UPDATE: After two months, post hemhorrage and blood transfusions I recieved my blood work back and I am so not anemic. I am so thrilled this has been a very challenging time for me in my life with the loss of my fifth baby and the surgery. I feel in retrospect I was very aggressive in my treatment for rebuilding my blood because I wanted to heal quickly. I felt really awful I wanted my strength back. 

Daily Regimine:
E3 Live Total Renew ( I still felt not as energetic and after speaking with them they said take this in combination with E3 Live)
Floradix ( i recommend the yeast free one ) 2-3x per day
Prenatal Supplement (wholefood , Rainbow Lite complete prenatal System)
MegaFood Blood Rebuilder ( if i ran out of prenatals)
Chlorophyll ( i drank 1 spoonful in juice or milk)
Additional Superfoods : ( i juiced and made smoothies daily) : beets, kale, spinach, hemp seed, chia seed, wheatgrass



Flax (Linseed)Seeds

So, many amazing benefits not to mention omegas. Look for an inspiring new way to drink your flax seeds on my recipes page as a warm Latte Drink, top with cinnamon and if you want to be fancy soy whip cream. Drink this 2-3 times a day. You can also add flax seeds to your favorite smoothie, about 1 tablespoon. You can also use flax + water to replace eggs in baked goods. With the benefits of the omegas and the soothing effect the mucilage has on the inside of your body, it has wonderful health benefits.

Flax Seeds were also cultivated for linseed and has been used for not only flax seeds but, for its fiber.The fiber has been used since earliest times for clothing. The earliest spun linen in scriptures comes from flax plant.

Linseed tea forms a mucilage consistency when linseeds (flax seeds) are blended or boiled in water. It is useful in order to address dehydration and for lubricating the colon

Many diseases seem to be rooted or can benefit from being adequately hydrated every day. We often are not consistent with hydrating our body, something so simple and so easy to cure.  We can easily develop inflammation in joints, muscles, blood vessels and organs manifesting in a number of different conditions. This is one supre healthy natural drink that can hydrate, nourish, and comfort.
Fiber: Benefits of harmful LDL levels dropping and healthy HDL levels rise and also improves regularity.
Lignans: a natural antioxident and member of the plant family of estrogens providing phytoestrogens. Can maintain colon and breast health. Be cautious if you have a cancer that is estrogen fueled, please stay away from estrogenic foods. Two tablespoons of flax carries more lignanas then 30 cups of broccoli but, eat your fresh broccoli also.
Alpha-Linolenic Acid: Flax is the plant version to providing omega 3s. Canola and walnut oils are the next higher source providing 10% only.

Here are some amazing health benefits:

The seeds draw out toxins
absorbs fluids in the body (edema)
bulk laxative
essential fatty acids (omegas)
aids in urinary health
constipation(infants -adults)
sore throats
high blood pressure
cancer (omegas)

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5 Steps To Decreasing the Chance of Recurrent Miscarriages

  As someone who has experienced two early miscarriages, I can say having a miscarriage is really, really hard.

Not only did I have to deal with the feeling of loss, confusion, and sadness. But I also had to work through the resentment towards my pregnant friends that would “fall” pregnant every time they sneezed. It has gotten better over the years, but some days it can still be hard.

That is why I want to share with you five steps you can take (and have been shown through scientific studies) to decrease your chances of having another loss and preventing miscarriage by creating a healthy, baby friendly body.

1. Prepare for Conception Preparing ahead of time for your pregnancy is the key to decreasing the chances of a miscarriage. There are steps you can take to reduce the chances of another pregnancy loss, but they must be begun months before you become pregnant again. The first step is to prepare your body with a Fertility Cleanse. Fertility cleansing helps to cleanse the liver of old toxins and excess hormones, rid the uterus of any “old” contents, and cleansing the blood.

2. Eat a Nutrient Dense Fertility Diet The next step is to nourish and build up your body to be a healthy, baby-friendly body. This can easily be done through eating a nutrient dense Fertility Diet. What you eat has an impact on:

* The health of your eggs
* Your hormonal balance
* Creates a healthy placenta
* Decreases chances of a miscarriage
* Builds nutrient storage for baby
* Creates healthy reproductive system

You will want to make sure you are eating a fertility diet consistently for at least 90 days before you begin trying to conceive for your best chances of creating a healthy pregnancy.

3. Build a Healthy Foundation One of the major foundational steps to increasing your changes of having a healthy pregnancy is to take some basic vitamins, minerals, and EFA’s. There are specific vitamins and minerals that are necessary for a healthy reproductive system, hormonal balance, and ovulation.

Building a healthy foundation is a two punch step. You will want to be taking a multivitamin and omega 3 supplements. But the key here is not to just take any multivitamin. The best multivitamin to take for fertility and pregnancy is a prenatal multivitamin. But be careful when you are choosing which one to take. NOT ALL SUPPLEMENTS ARE CREATED EQUAL. Make sure you are taking a whole food prenatal multivitamin.

Essential fatty acids are also extremely important for miscarriage prevention through creating a healthy body. EFA’s, specifically omega 3’s, are responsible for many fertility actions. But specifically for aiding in possibly preventing miscarriage – they help to reduce inflammation, aid in hormone balance, and are essential for healthy eggs, just to name a few.

4. Apply Self Fertility Massage Another important element of promoting a healthy conception is to increase the circulation to the uterus. From our daily lifestyles of not exercising enough, exercising too much, sitting at a desk all day, pretty much life… can decrease the circulation to the uterus. You see the left leg and the uterus share the same major artery with most of the blood going to the legs, especially when we live in a stressful state of fight or flight ( our bodies sends all the blood to the muscles and brain in preparation for running away or fighting), the circulation to the uterus will be compromised.

Through applying a simple massage method called Self Fertility Massage you are able to increase the circulation to the uterus, clear adhesions, clear congestion (if you have endometriosis, PCOS, clotty and dark periods, and heavy cramps during your period, I am talking to you). You will want to use this technique to your program.

5. Follow a supplement and herbal program *Note: These are traditional therapies for miscarriage. There are no guarantees being made that they will stop a miscarriage. Most miscarriages are meant to happen due to issues with the fetus. These herbs will not stop a miscarriage that is meant to happen. They are helpful with miscarriages that are caused from stress, poor diet, trauma, weak uterine muscles, or low progesterone levels. Herbs help to provide extra nourishment and strength needed to nourish a depleted body. If you think you are having a miscarriage consult your doctor right away.

Bed rest and removal of stress factors is the most important first step to take. Get off of your feet.

Vitamin E in amounts up to 600I.U per day (use only 50 IU if you have high blood pressure, heart disease, or diabetes)

If your recurrent miscarriages are due to any of the three reasons, there are natural remedies that have been shown to help decrease the chances recurrent miscarriages.

* Immunological
* Hormonal ( low progesterone)
* Chromosomal (you could have some impact, it matters if it is the egg)

The supplements are: * These products work best when taken for a minimum of 3 months in preparation for conception.


Fertilica Vitex Capsules 

Vitex (Chaste Tree berry) Has been traditionally used by midwives and herbalist to prevent miscarriage associated with low progesterone. It can be used in conjunction with progesterone creams.

Is it safe to take vitex during pregnancy?
Aviva Romm states in her wonderful book Botanical Medicine for Women’s Health…

In placebo controlled studies for teratogenicity and mutagenicity were conducted in rats, and even with the animals ere administered 74 times the dosage typically consumed by humans, no toxicity nor aberations in fetal development were seen. In addition the Botanical Safety Handbook provided no contraindications to use during pregnancy.

Yet in contrast another study was done in 2005 that showed when mice were injected in the abdomen with human level doses of vitex extract there were negative effects to the mice embryos.

While Vitex can be used to help a miscarriage that is acute, it is best to use at least 3 months prior to conception and another progesterone therapy such as progesterone cream to maintain stable progesterone levels once pregnancy has occurred. Working with a health practitioner once you are pregnant to help you keep your progesterone levels up is the wisest option at that point.

Maca Maca is a nourishing food for the endocrine system, aiding both the pituitary, adrenal, and thyroid glands (all involved in hormonal balance.) Maca has the ability to affect key hormones in both women and men without containing hormones itself.

Fertilica Maca Capsules

Maca helps to stimulate and nourish the pituitary gland, acting as a tonic for the hormone system. When the pituitary gland functions optimally, the entire endocrine system becomes balanced, because the pituitary gland controls the hormone output of the other three glands.

In women maca works by controlling estrogen in the body. Estrogen levels that are high or low at the wrong time can keep a woman from becoming pregnant or keep her from carrying to term. Excess estrogen levels also cause progesterone levels to become too low. Taking maca may help to increase the progesterone levels which are essential to carrying a healthy pregnancy.

Progesterone Low progesterone during pregnancy may be a leading cause of recurrent miscarriages. Progesterone is responsible for creating a healthy environment in the womb by creating and maintaining a healthy uterine lining. It also may reduce the chances of blood clots and immune system responses to the fetus as a foreign substance. It is the pregnancy hormone.

Progesterone Cream

If you feel this might be your situation try to get your hormone levels tested before using the progesterone, than get tested again to make sure your levels are high enough.

There has been great success from people I personally have worked with and have heard of many midwives swearing by natural progesterone. Progesterone cream is used from right after ovulation until your menstrual cycle, or if you get pregnant continue use and contact your health care provider.

Make sure to have at least two bottles on hand, because running out could cause a big drop in progesterone which may cause the menstrual cycle to begin.

Fertility Enzyme Therapy 

For recurrent pregnancy losses caused from either immunological response or blood clotting, Fertility Enzyme Therapy may be an affective option. In a five year study women who had experienced a recurrent miscarriage due to immunological response (more than 30% of miscarriages) were put on a systemic enzyme supplement before and during there pregnancies(6). 79% of the women carried out their pregnancies to term and gave birth to healthy babies.

This is an amazing discovery. The only options available before this study were anti-immunological agents similar to the type used in transplant patients, but most doctors will not use them due to there toxicity during pregnancy.

Aviva Romm’s Habitual Miscarriage Prevention Formula It is suggested that this formula should be started 3 months prior to conception and continued until at least 2 weeks past the latest weeks’ gestation of previous miscarriage ( if the previous miscarriage occurred at 8 weeks, continue the formula until at least 10 weeks). It would be best to work with an herbalist or naturopath so they can monitor your herbal program.

Combine the following tinctures together:

Vitex: 50ml
Cramp Bark: 30ml
Partridge Berry: 20ml

Suggested usage: 5ml twice a day

Cramp Bark
If there is uterine cramping without cervical dilation, cramp bark has been traditionally used to help stop uterine spasm and contractions. It has been used for hundreds of years as miscarriage prevention.

Partridge Berry
Is a uterine tonic traditionally used to help strengthen a weak uterus.

Herbal Antibiotics

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