For many of my JUJU mamas struggling to conceive, fibroids can play an important role in your ability to become pregnant.
That’s why understanding what causes fibroids is key to tapping into your fertility JUJU and becoming pregnant naturally.
This month, I am running a mini blog series on the topic of fibroids to help you learn the physical, emotional, and spiritual cause of your fibroids, plus how to shrink your fibroids naturally to tap back into your JUJU and manifest your spirit babies.
What Are Fibroids?
Fibroids are masses of smooth muscle cells that grow and develop in the uterus. Although fibroids are not shown to increase your risk of uterine cancer, they can interfere with your chances of becoming pregnant, depending on their size and location.
According to John Hopkins Medicine, 77% of women will develop fibroids in their reproductive years, with only one third large enough to diagnose during a physical exam. Black women are also three times more likely to develop fibroids when compared to white women.
What does this mean for you sis?
Not only is it likely you’ll develop fibroids at some point, but they could be the missing link when it comes to manifesting your spirit babies.
Fibroids Symptoms: How to Know If You Have Fibroids
If you think about it, fibroids create physical blocks in the body. One way to know if fibroids are the reason you can’t get pregnant is if you’re feeling a lot of blockages or pressure in the lower pelvic region.
Physical symptoms of fibroids include:
Abdominal pressure or a feeling of being full
Pain in the lower back or pelvis
Heavy or prolonged periods (7+ days)
Bleeding between periods
What Are the Physical Causes of Fibroids?
Since fibroids rely on the hormone estrogen to grow, estrogen dominance plays a huge role in the physical cause of your fibroids.
What is estrogen dominance?
Estrogen dominance is a common hormonal imbalance in women. It happens when the body has abnormally high levels of estrogen compared to its counterpart progesterone.
Estrogen is one of the sex hormones responsible for regulating your menstrual cycle, and maintaining heart, skin, bone, and brain health.
Understanding the 4 phases of your cycle can help you put this information into context.
Signs of Estrogen Dominance:
Heavy or irregular periods
Why Do I Have Estrogen Dominance?
Low Progesterone Levels
If your body naturally produces less progesterone, you will likely experience higher levels of estrogen. This is the reason so many doctors prescribe birth control to women with estrogen dominance, as an attempt to chemically create balance.
However, as most of my JUJU mamas know, birth control comes with serious side effects and can only work as a band-aid for so long…especially when you’re trying for a baby. Learning how to track your cycle naturally, and finding natural alternatives to balancing your hormones is key.
Overexposure to hormones in your diet found in conventionally raised beef and dairy could be contributing to your fibroids. Pesticides and herbicides also impact your estrogen levels by creating inflammation in the body. Reduce inflammatory foods like white flour and refined sugar, and choose organic produce whenever you can.
I understand that not all my JUJU mamas can afford to go organic right away. You can start by prioritizing the most heavily contaminated produce first by researching The Environmental Working Group’s Clean Fifteen and Dirty Dozen list. Use this resource as a way to empower yourself on this natural fertility journey.
Many women are over exposed to estrogen through self care and cleaning products such as shampoos, soaps, detergents, and air fresheners.
These products contain endocrine disrupting chemicals that mimic your body’s natural hormones and create imbalance. Create a chemical free home by tossing out the toxic cleaners and find natural alternatives instead.
Your hormones will thank you hun.
The best way to shrink your fibroids naturally is to focus on balancing your hormones.
Reduce your exposure to artificial hormones found in dairy and red meat. Cut inflammatory foods like sugar, refined carbs, and alcohol out of your diet, and switch out your personal care products with natural alternatives.
Support your liver and gut health by taking a probiotic, supplementing with herbs for fertility, and eating plenty of fiber.
Following these diet and lifestyle tips will help you gain control of the physical causes of your fibroids.
And if you’ve been working your fertility JUJU, but still aren’t seeing the results you want, there may be deeper spiritual blocks that need to be healed.
Learn what these blocks are with one of my fertility readings. These readings are your opportunity to connect deeper with your guides and ancestors, and receive the messages they have for you regarding your fertility. Book a reading with me to learn more.
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