"The uterus is related energetically to a woman’s innermost sense of self and her inner world. It is symbolic of her dreams and the selves to which she would like to give birth. Its state of health reflects her inner emotional reality and her belief of herself at the deepest level."
- Christiane Northrup, MD
Planning for a baby takes the same care and consideration as planting a garden. Just as one would want to clear and nourish the soil and use the best quality seeds for a vibrant, healthy garden, so it is essential to detoxify and nourish the body, prepare the womb, and improve overall health and egg (and sperm) quality before planning to conceive.
A woman's eggs take three months to mature before they are ovulated, and everything that she consumes or is exposed to during that time will effect their quality. It takes about three months of regular massage for uterine ligaments to heal to correctly support a malpositioned uterus. Male sperm also take about 3 months to mature, and any toxins they are exposed to during that time will effect their health. Thus, in order to optimize fertility, it is essential to begin this preparation of one's body - as the potential garden to nourish a growing baby - at least three months prior to desired conception. During this preparation time of cleansing and detoxing it is recommended that couples use a barrier method of contraception to avoid pregnancy.
In working with Abigail to support your fertility, you will look together at your nutrition, lifestyle and overall health to determine areas that need to be addressed. A combination of diet, herbs/supplements, pelvic steams, fertility charting and castor oil packs will be chosen to complement the Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy.