I want to provide you with some tips on how to treat hormonal imbalance to get pregnant naturally. Some of you might be a little upset about these tips because it’s going to require a little bit of work, okay? But if you struggle with irregular cycles, hormone balance after birth control (that was me), short luteal phases, miscarriages, PCOS, and/or endometriosis here’s some tips that you can use to balance your hormones naturally!
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How to Treat Hormonal Imbalance to Get Pregnant Naturally
I personally have dealt with balancing my hormones after birth control, after multiple miscarriages as well as irregular cycles (short luteal phases).
I do have some symptoms of PCOS but I’m not declaring that over my life, okay?!
I don’t have a clear diagnosis of really lengthy cycles but I do sometimes have to pluck a few if you know what I mean.
Anywho, I just want to come to you with my experiences and what I have tried and succeeded at with balancing my hormones. So here we go!
Alright, the first tip is nutrition. What you feed your body directly correlates how your hormones are going to react to those things that you’re putting in your body!
Different foods will assist you in your fertility journey as well as in your journey to hormone balance.
For me nutrition is key! LIKE KEY!
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If I eat an ounce of dairy I am breaking out! I also see more weight gain or bloating!
Nutrition is key for balancing hormones naturally, sis!
I’m talking about nutrition, eating healthy, eating the foods that are right for YOU
So here are a few nutritional tips that I can give you as far as naturally balancing your hormones.
Avoid Unhealthy Fats and Decrease Sugar
Avoid trans fat and saturated fats. Make sure to avoid fats that are just not doing you any good, okay? The kind of fats that will attach to your body and stay there.
Eat healthy fats such as avocados which are great for fertility! Other healthy fats such as nuts and seeds are great as well.
Also, it’s time to take a sugar hiatus. I know. NOT FUN. But sugar converts to fat sis and also can cause inflammation in your body (we’ll talk about that in a bit). Put that donut down!
Increase Veggie Proteins
Also, increase those protein veggies. Increase beans and leafy greens because let’s be honest there are a lot of vegetables out there with protein we don’t really have to search far!
Prenatal or Multivitamin
Next, take a daily multivitamin or prenatal vitamin and if your TTC make sure it has folic acid in it. Folic acid helps in preparing your body to be able to take care of the baby in their first developmental stages of your womb.
This is something that truly helped me to get pregnant. I used intermittent fasting to help heal my digestive system. Your digestive system directly correlates with your hormones because if you’re holding onto waste, that doesn’t help cleanse our system.
I was holding on to waste and I was constantly bloated and constipated. UGH
Anywho, Intermittent fasting is when you take a chunk of time where you are intentionally resting and not eating. Then, you have a chunk of time where you’re intentionally eating.
I’ll give you an example.
The routine I used to balance hormones naturally was a 14-10 schedule.
14 hours of sleep and rest then 10 hours of eating.
If you’re just starting out with intermittent fasting my suggestion is to start out with a 8 and 16 hour schedule.
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Meaning you’re resting for 8 hours and then 16 hours of intentional eating. Once you’ve mastered that then you would increase your rest hours. Remember, resting means sleep and properly giving your digestive system a break.
I don’t recommend going over 14 hours of rest because we also want to make sure that hormones are regulated. If you are not eating at consistent intervals then that can also cause hormone imbalance.
Anti Inflammatory Diet
Lastly, for nutrition, the anti-inflammatory diet.
The anti-inflammatory diet is where you eat less inflammatory foods (foods that cause inflammation) right you’re eating less things that will cause inflammation in your body because Some of the foods that cause inflammation in our body can also cause chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease. Even conditions such as endometriosis and PCOS can be exacerbated by inflammatory foods.
You can learn more about the anti-inflammatory diet and how you can implement it into your fertility journey through my Fertility Nutrition Guide which includes:
- The TOP Fertility Foods
- Anti-Inflammatory Food List
- Fertility Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Options
- Fertility Prayer
Next up is exercise. Yes I said it sis. Exercise is immensely important to assist in balancing your hormones naturally. But there are a few guidelines.
If you are overweight, you can cause your body to hold onto extra estrogen but alternatively if you are underweight, too much exercise can sometimes cause you not to ovulate at all.
Really, we’d like to have an ideal body weight so that estrogen levels are sufficient. With a consistent workout routine and nutritional changes it is possible!
When I say exercise I’m talking about moving your body intentionally for 30 minutes. No, walking at work is not an exercise. I want you to move your body for at least 20 to 30 minutes per day, intentionally!
Go for a 30 minute walk outside or at the gym. Lift weights or complete body weight exercises for 30 minutes. Take a class at your local community center.
Or join my home workout fitness challenge group!
Whatever it is that you enjoy doing I encourage you to just move for 30 minutes a day to balance hormones naturally!
Reduce Stress and Rest
When I talked about intermittent fasting earlier we talked about bowel rest. Now we’re talking about having a solid sleep routine of 6 to 8 hours at night to allow for your hormones to balance naturally.
I know it can be difficult, right? Because we can’t turn off our minds. We can’t turn off our phones but I do have some tips like I said in my decreasing stress and increasing fertility video to help with that!
Final Thoughts on How to Treat Hormonal Imbalance to Get Pregnant
I know you were expecting something really extravagant but your OVERALL health is just important. Nutrition, exercise, rest and your overall health will help you in balancing your hormones.
Comment below if you have tried or will try some of these tips and how it worked for you!
Octavia Steen is an NBDA certified fertility doula, health coach, certified fitness nutrition specialist, aspiring missionary with the COGIC, and owner of Mother Mindset. She helps future and current mamas become more consistent in faith + fitness and grow closer to God so they can create a healthier lifestyle from the inside out!