Here’s a message – and my response – I thought you might find interesting.
I am a midwife and I am helping one of my past clients try to conceive their next baby. Is there anyone you would recommend for consultation? I am helping her narrow down as much as possible, but I think we are getting to the point of needing extra help. I just gave her your article on diet and night lighting for the WAP foundation – she is a big WAP eater, so that is great. She is somewhat nursing a 2.5yo (I’m checking on how often at night). Wondering if the stevia she uses as
sweetener could be a problem. She is working with a holistic doctor, too, and her “pre-ovulatory phase is much too long and luteal phase too short, even with the progesterone cream.” They have run saliva tests and are waiting for the results. Doing some adrenal support with the holistic doctor – temp is a little bit higher since then but still on the low side (she is going to fax me her charts). Any really good practitioners out there who will do a consultation and work with her?
Thanks so much.
Nursing mothers typically have low temperatures and low progesterone levels, so I am not alarmed by the situation of the woman you describe. Also, Westin Price found that traditional cultures considered it best for the woman, the family, and the whole community when there was *at least* three years between children.
I’ve found cod liver oil consumed with butter oil to be much more helpful in strengthening women’s menstrual cycles than progesterone cream, which, in fact, can be hazardous.
Stevia. I have not read anything about stevia’s effects on the menstrual cycle. If your client suspects that its affecting her, then experimenting with not using any for a month or longer could be good.
My books, THE GARDEN OF FERTILITY and HONORING OUR CYCLES, (which Sally Fallon published), present dietary guidelines and night lighting techniques in greater detail than my article does. THE GARDEN is more comprehensive than HONORING OUR CYCLES.
I hope this is helpful.
Best wishes to you and your client,