A message you may find interesting:
I found your website today and am wondering if you might be able to point me to any helpful information for a question that no one has been able to help me with to date!
I’m 37 years old. In late 2002, I went off the Pill in the hopes of getting pregnant. My husband and I tried for 3 years, only once
actually getting pregnant and miscarrying. A key problem for me is that since I stopped taking the pill, my periods, though regular, are only 1.5 days long, 2 at the most, and (obviously) my uterine lining is soooo thin! Not nearly what’s needed for implantation much less nourishing a fetus.
All the information I’ve found to date talks about irregular cycles or too much bleeding, but I’ve yet to find anything about helping create a healthy uterine lining. We went the whole infertility clinic route three years ago, and oh, I’d love to never step foot in that place again if I can! All they wanted to do was test, test, test, test, test. Yuck.
If you have any websites, books or info that might help, I would be very grateful!
You’ve got an excellent question. As I understand, estrogen is needed to create the new uterine lining after your period and before you ovulate. After ovulation, progesterone makes the uterine lining spongy; this quality is necessary for implantation of an embryo. My mind goes to asking what you can do to strengthen estrogen and progesterone. I have written a lot about how food affects the menstrual cycle and I think my findings would be useful in your situation: decrease or eliminate sugar, white
flour, soy, caffeine, and animal products that are not organic. Consume cod liver oil, moderate and frequent portions of organic meats and full-fat cheeses, lots of green leafy vegetables, butter, and grains and beans that have been soaked and rinsed before you cook them. Sleeping in darkness except around ovulation would be helpful. I also sense acupuncture and chinese herbs could be very helpful to you. I trust that there are many other things that you might discover that could nurture you and strengthen your menstrual cycle.
I say more about these things in my books, The Garden of Fertility and Honoring Our Cycles.
Best of luck,