February 2, 2010
– By Liz, Guest Columnist
I WANT ANOTHER BABY! Sound familiar? There is nothing more heartbreaking than wanting a child and not being able to conceive or losing the fetus shortly after conception. I have always wondered if there would be long term effects from taking the birth control pill on my body. We are starting to learn that years of taking the pill deregulates the body and its natural ability to “cycle”. I am struggling to conceive my second child. Could this be because my hormones are not balanced? I have asked my doctor over and over why I am struggling to conceive. His feedback is always the same, “you are over the age of thirty now”. I understand that I am not a spring chicken anymore, but I want to know why I am not having a normal cycle and why I’m struggling to have another baby!
There are many books on the imbalance of hormones and one that I found most beneficial is the “The Miracle of Natural Hormones”. This book focuses on the use of natural hormones and treatments that can care for such conditions as infertility, heart disease, weight gain, migraines and many other symptoms. Dr. Brownstein states in his book, “The uses of natural hormones are much more effective than synthetic hormones.” The book also stresses the importance of eating a proper diet and drinking adequate amounts of water to help the body’s healthy hormonal system.