Uterus (womb) and fertility
The uterus is a hollow muscular organ located in the female pelvis,
between the bladder and rectum. The ovaries produce eggs that
travel through the fallopian tubes. Once the egg has left the ovary, it
can be fertilised and it implants itself in the lining of the uterus. The
uterus nourishes the developing foetus.
The uterus or womb is an inverted pear like structure. It is a hollow,
muscular organ with thick walls and a glandular lining called the
endometrium. In an adult female, the uterus is approximately 7.5 cm (3
inches) long, 5 cm (2 inches) wide and 2.5 cm (1 inch) thick, but it enlarges
to 4-5 times in pregnancy. The narrower, lower end of the uterus is
the cervix, which projects into the vagina.
The uterus is essential for sexual response by directing blood flow to the pelvis and to
the external genitalia, including the ovaries, vagina, labia and clitoris. The reproductive
function of the uterus is to accept a fertilised ovum, which has passed through the utero-
tubal junction from the fallopian tube.
The uterus is often affected by a number of problems, such as:
This is a condition, wherein, fragments of the uterus lining
(endometrium) migrate into the fallopian tubes, ovaries,
vagina or even into the intestine, where, under the influence
of oestrogen and progesterone, they mix with the blood every
month, irritating and scarring the surrounding tissues. This
condition is most common in childless women, between the
age of 30 to 40 years with symptoms, such as:
- heavy periods
- dragging period pains, which tend to get worse toward the end of the period
- difficulty in getting pregnant
- painful intercourse, but severe cases are uncommon
Fibroids are non-cancerous growths in or tube on walls of the uterus, sometimes on a stalk,
and vary in size, from a pea to a large plum. They tend to occur in
clusters, rather than singularly. They may
take a few or many years to develop. Fibroids are common in
women between the age group of 35-40 years. Undesirable
infringement on personal privacy during puberty (ages 8-14)
leading to fear and trauma can create several kinds of problems
in women later in their lives, such as cysts and fibroids. Small
fibroids are often asymptomatic, but large fibroids can cause:
- heavy, prolonged periods with clots
- painful intercourse and cystitis, as they press on the bladder and prevent it from emptying properly
- difficulty in getting pregnant, miscarriage or pain during pregnancy
- Prolapse of the uterus
This occurs when ligaments and muscles that hold the uterus
and vagina in place, become weak or slack with age or as a
result of childbirth, forcing the uterus to bulge into the vagina
and press on the bladder or rectum. The symptoms are:
- a heavy, uncomfortable feeling in the lower abdomen
- stress incontinence, difficulty in emptying bladder or straining
- discomfort while passing stool
- Retroversion of the uterus
In 20% women, the uterus lies close to the rectum, rather than
behind the bladder. This is perfectly natural and has no effect
on conception, carrying a baby or giving birth, but a few women
- backache, especially during periods and
- pain due to deep penetration as the penis strikes an ovary
- Fertility issues
Nowadays, infertility is quite common and every third woman
of reproductive age suffers from it to a varying extent. Infertility
may occur due to one or many of the above problems of the
uterus and/or any of the following:
- Absent period
- Birth control recovery
- Blocked fallopian tubes
- Cervical mucous
- Ectopic pregnancy
- Fertility issues in men
- FSH fertility
- IVF preparation
- Low progesterone levels
- Luteal phase defect
- Menstrual problems
- Ovarian cysts
- Premature ovarian failure
- Tubal ligation removal
- Unexplained infertility
Who needs a Fertility Cleanse?
If your answer is yes to three or more of the following questions, you
will benefit from a Fertility Cleanse.
- Do you experience unexplained fatigue or depression?
- Do you feel congested?
- Do you have a distended stomach?
- Do you experience frequent colds and flu?
- Do you have dark circles under your eyes?
- Do you experience nausea during your periods?
- Do you have long/short periods or complete absence of the same?
- During menses, do you have dark blood, cramps or blood clots?
- Do you have liver spots or itchy skin?
- Do you have acne?
- Do you have less than one bowel movement a day?
- Do you have more than two bowel movements a day?
- Have you been on medication/antibiotics for longer than a week?
- Have you been on birth control pills?
- Are you experiencing hormonal imbalance?
Uterus and Fertility Cleanse
Over the years, toxins are accumulated in the body, many of which
get stored in fat tissues of the body, including the uterus and other
reproductive organs. Some of these toxins may be due to:
- Old menstrual blood
- Birth-control pills and other medications
- Old faecal matter
- Poor diet
- Drinking and smoking
- Excess hormones
A Fertility Cleanse is specific to the reproductive system and assists the body in eliminating
substances that lead to infertility. This cleanse supports the body's natural ability
to rid itself off toxins. At the end of each cycle, the uterus must not
retain any stale blood. This is the requirement of Mother Nature.
Sometimes, it does not happen. Imagine yourself eating fresh cooked
vegetables everyday, but mixing it with a portion of week old stale
vegetables. As a mother, you are responsible to give the best and
a healthy environment to your baby. Therefore, if the uterus is not
completely cleansed after every cycle, it may not have the best
environment to house a new embryo.
Fertility Cleanse supports the body in preparation for conception,
by cleansing the uterus and liver. It encourages the liver to cleanse
toxins and excess hormones from the body. It supports the uterus in
eliminating old stagnant blood and increasing circulation to the uterus.
The following uterus cleansing techniques have been found
to be effective in enhancing fertility, by improving the health of
- Cleanse Using Marigold
The marigold flower has been used as a tonic for hundreds of years.
The species, Calendula officinalis, is known to provide extraordinary
support to digestive and reproductive systems, as it contains
essential oils, rubber raisins, proteins, sugar, phytosterons,
salicyclic acid, enzymes and various salts.
Marigold flowers - 1 kg
Gently pull apart the petals of marigold flowers, lay them outside or in a dry area in your house.
When they have dried, store them in a mason jar. You can rub them between your fingers to check for
Add four tablespoons of dried marigold petals in 250 ml of
boiling water and let it steep for 15 to 20 minutes. Drink
this tea four times a day for 2-3 days. Repeat this process
before your menstrual cycle begins. The lower portion of
your stomach will feel soft and light.
You can also fill a glass jar with fresh flowers (or 1/4th
full with dried flower petals) and cover it with water. Cap and place it
in the sun for five to six hours. Drink it after it cools down. This
method, though time consuming, has been widely used since
Precaution: Breast feeding mothers should avoid the use of marigold
flowers for the first four months of breast feeding.
- Cleanse using Castor oil pack
Castor oil packs are beneficial for menstrual problems. Apply the
pack on the lower part of abdomen to relieve menstrual pain and
Ingredients and tools
- High quality castor oil
- A glass container
- Woollen or cotton flannel
- Wrap around pack or plastic wrap
- A hot water bottle or heating pad
- Old clothes, towels and sheets, as safeguard against castor oil stains
Cut a large piece of cotton flannel (a soft, warm, light cotton fabric or cotton
with another fibre, thickly napped on one side and used for sleepwear, undergarments, sheets,
etc.) and fold it into thirds to make three layers.
Thoroughly soak the flannel in castor oil. Carefully fold the
flannel and place it in a one litre mason jar. Add a tablespoon
of castor oil at regular intervals (every 20 minutes or so) to
give it time to saturate. Shake the jar while adding more oil
so that it reaches all parts of the cloth. Ideally, this should
be done the day before the cleanse, to give it time to evenly
soak. Keep the jar to store the flannel between uses (it can
be used nearly 10 times).
Precautions: Do not use a heated castor oil pack for uterine growths,
cancer tumours or ulcers. Don’t use it if you are pregnant, breast
feeding or menstruating. Don’t apply it over bruised skin.
- Carefully remove and unfold the cloth soaked with castor oil.
- While lying on an old towel or sheet, place the cloth on the lower abdomen.
- Cover it with plastic (such as a plastic trash bag) or with the wrap around pack and place
the heating pack on top of it. A hot water bottle or heating pad
can be used, but hot water bottles may need to be reheated
- Lie on your back, keep your feet elevated and relax for 30-60 minutes.
- Practice deep breathing, reading a book, meditating or praying (or whatever you find relaxing) during this time.
- After some time, remove the pack and return the flannel to the glass container. Store it in the fridge.
- Wait for 5 to 10 minutes.
- Use a bathing soap or a mix of baking soda and luke warm water to remove any castor oil left on the skin.
- Relax and rest. Drink enough water and buttermilk, and stay hydrated during and after the cleanse.
Do’s and don’ts
Drink plenty of water, tea and coconut water for good blood flow, as
well as to eliminate urine, stool and uterine lining, all of which are
important for a Fertility Cleanse. Remember to take rest during your
menstrual cycle. In many communities, ladies do not cook during their
periods. They are made to rest the whole day and not do any work.
It might seem orthodox, but, the earlier generations understood the
importance of rest for proper functioning of the uterus during menstrual
cycles. Your body has to work hard during your periods, so this is one
of the times you will not actively do other work. Once your period is
over, you can get back to your regular routine.
The focus of the Fertility Cleanse is to prepare the body for
conception. The Fertility Cleanse:
- helps the uterus clean out old blood and clots
- supports the body’s ability to reduce inflammation in reproductive organs
- increases circulation to the reproductive system
- works with the menstrual cycle for optimal cleansing
- helps the body get rid of excess hormones and toxins
- promotes fertility by supporting female reproductive health
- maintains a balanced and calm mood
- maintains regularity of menstrual cycles
- supports healthy, regular ovulation and egg production
- promotes healthy libido and sexual desire
- above all, helps in conceiving a normal, healthy baby
Frequently Asked Questions
- What should I eat during a Fertility Cleanse?
You don’t require any dramatic dietary changes. However, I do
feel that if you remove the toxins from your body, but continue to eat
junk food, your efforts will be not as effective as desired. You should
try to add fresh vegetable juices and plenty of raw nuts, fruits and
vegetables as part of your daily diet, irrespective of the cleanse that
you are doing.
- Can I take vitamin supplements while doing the Fertility Cleanse?
During the Fertility Cleanse, it is best not to take any supplements.
- I am on birth control pills. Can I do the Fertility Cleanse?
It is advisable not to do the Fertility Cleanse without appropriate
consultation, while on birth control pills or hormonal medications.
For more details, you can email your specific problem to me.
- How do I know that the Fertility Cleanse is working?
A Fertility Cleanse will help every woman. Some women are
more sensitive than others and feel a lot of benefit, while others will
feel less, but will definitely benefit from the cleanse.
- Will the Fertility Cleanse help me get my periods back?
There could be many reasons for not menstruating, such as
hormonal imbalance, stress and nutritional deficiencies. Fertility
Cleanse is the first step towards getting your period back, with
additional steps to be followed, such as diet changes, stress
- How many times can I do the Fertility Cleanse? I am trying
Do it a couple of times in a month, if you are trying to conceive.
It is recommended to take a month off before trying to conceive,
because the marigold used for the cleanse are not meant to be
taken while trying to conceive. The cycle following the cleanse
would be a good time to start trying to conceive again.
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- Are there any side-effects of a Fertility Cleanse?
There are no overly strong cleansing reactions of the Fertility
Cleanse, except for some minor mood swings.
- Can I go to work as usual while doing a Fertility Cleanse?
Yes, while doing a Fertility Cleanse, you can continue going to
work and do all your day-to-day activities as usual.
- If I don’t have a period, when should I start my Fertility Cleanse?
If you do not have a period due to PCOS or other reasons, then
you can choose any date at your convenience.
- What is the best time of the day to do a Fertility Cleanse?
The Fertility Cleanse ingredients are best taken at two different
times of the day - morning and evening.
- Can I use the castor oil pack after the marigold cleansing method?
Yes, the therapeutic castor oil packs can be used at any time
except during pregnancy or periods.