Progesterone, aka “promoter” (pro) of “gestation” (gesterone) is the number one reason women come to see me. It is considered to be safe to have too much progesterone which will naturally reach high levels during pregnancy, and more than likely if you are experiencing early miscarriages, difficulty with egg implantation, and even unexplained infertility, progesterone levels most likely need to be increased.
How do you go about doing that? The first thing to know is that progesterone is sensitive. It’s the most likely hormone to be affected by stress first, and it’s triggered by the Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG), the hormone that immediately starts to increase once you are pregnant and is the reason you see a plus sign in a pregnancy test or pee stick. Once HCG is triggered, progesterone and estrogen also start to steadily increase in healthy pregnancies. It’s in part because of progesterone that your body isn’t rejecting your baby’s foreign DNA by increasing your TH2 (responsible for your antibody cells) and decreasing your TH1 (responsible for your killer cells).
So how can it go wrong? Cortisol. Cortisol can make it all go very wrong. Cortisol suppresses progesterone. That’s WHY everyone has heard the stories about a couple trying everything and then suddenly getting pregnant on a trip once they had decided to either take a break or cool it all-together on conceiving.
How I help you get pregnant primarily is by helping you to lower the stress in your life, which is indicative of the hormone cortisol in your body. There are many things you can do on your own: eat healthy foods to lower stress on your digestive system, make sure you are free of any parasites or hidden bacteria’s (auto-immune disorders) which also puts strain on the body. You can meditate, use calming essential oils and connect with nature. You can address adrenal fatigue with supplements and your thyroid. Truthfully, you can do many, many things to reduce your cortisol, and that will all help.
The part of the puzzle that is often most difficult for people is addressing their spiritual and emotional health while going through infertility. Even when there is no initial stress in creating a family, the pressure of time and ovarian health can lead individuals to do almost anything to have a family at often great expense, stacked odds and absolutely no one addressing the underlying cause of the physical result. The order in which symptoms show up are: first it's a spiritual issue, if this isn't addressed it turns into an emotional issue, if this isn't addressed it turns into a mental issue, and if this isn't addressed, THEN it becomes a physical symptom. The problem isn't that we as humans don't recognize the emotional, mental or physical issue, it's that we don't know or understand the spiritual one.
Using my intuition, I help you address your spiritual concerns, even if they aren't known to you in your conscious mind. This is the piece of the puzzle that was gifted to me while I was pregnant with my daughter 3 years ago. Her presence in my womb created a direct channel for me to the place where babies wait to be born, and what is blocking them in your energetic field from coming in. Once we remove your spiritual block, the emotional, mental and physical come into balance as well. And your stress lowers, your cortisol lowers and your hormones rebalance.
Joanna Foster is a certified Master Hypnotherapist, holds a Masters degree from New York University in Fine Art, an Elementary Teaching degree from the University of Toronto, is a practicing teacher, has her Reiki 1, 2 and 3, a certificate in energy medicine, and is a certified and recognized practitioner of Seraphic Wisdom. Joanna is a mother of 3 children, celebrating her 10 year wedding anniversary with her husband this October. Joanna has worked with people all over the world and loves when the women she has worked with get pregnant.