Many couples struggle with infertility, in fact 1 out of 8 couples have trouble getting pregnant or sustaining a pregnancy. Approximately one-third of infertility is attributed to the female partner, one-third attributed to the male partner and one-third is caused by a combination of problems in both partners or, is unexplained. (www.asrm.org)

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So you anticipate one day bringing precious life into the world and for reasons unexplained it’s just not happening. Diet changes, exercise, checking temperatures and charting optimal times for conception. Long nights filled with prayer and meditation and the very best of intentions yet your heart sinks and hope diminishes as the indicator stick reads, negative! How could this be? You’ve been the poster child for steering clear of artificial, synthetics, parabens, coupled with your battle cry of GMO free! Your food and product vigilance is legendary! Deodorant, toothpaste, mouthwash, hair products, even your feminine hygiene regiment has been overhauled because you learn about the chemicals they put in the pads and tampons. BTW, you don’t even use tampons anymore as you lovingly prepare your body and environment to create this miracle and bring forth life! You imagine yourself holding your beautiful, precious baby and can feel all of the love welling up inside of you for them… yet months maybe even years have gone by and you’re haunted by the reality of an empty crib.

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NEEM

Take a look at the chart . Let’s pay close attention to the medicinal applications of NEEM.                                             Since we’re on the subject of infertility what two things jump out at you?

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What is Neem Oil? Neem oil is a naturally occurring pesticide found in seeds from the neem tree. It is yellow to brown, has a bitter taste, and a garlic/sulfur smell. It has been used for hundreds of years to control pests and diseases. Components of neem oil can be found in many products today. These include toothpaste, cosmetics, soaps, and pet shampoos. Neem oil is a mixture of components. Azadirachtin is the most active component for repelling and killing pests and can be extracted from neem oil. The portion left over is called clarified hydrophobic neem oil. ~National Pesticide Information Center

According to the Neem Foundation, Neem is a fairly powerful birth control agent with the following properties:

  •  reduces fertility in both women and men without affecting sexual performance or libido.
  • functions as a spermicide
  • can prevent sexually trasmitted infections when used as a vaginal suppository.
  • treat excessive vaginal discharge.

OK PUMP YOUR BRAKES! Remember, approximately one-third of infertility is attributed to the female partner, one-third attributed to the male partner and one-third is caused by a combination of problems in both partners or, is UNEXPLAINED. BINGO!

Recap time. You’re trying to conceive and experiencing some challenges? Do you happen to use any products that have Neem in it like your toothpaste, mouthwash, hair products, or cosmetics? One of my favorite aureyvedic toothpaste and mouthwashes that I use has it including my favorite soap. It’s an unsuspecting ingredient lurking in many of our natural products. Now my baby making days are long behind me but it was a visit from a doula during our first women’s empowerment event for the New Year that delivered this information. She has over 10 years in the business of making and delivering babies. She shared her experience of couples struggling to conceive with no avail yet once they removed the Neem….Voilà!!! Welcome BABY!

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I don’t know if it was that easy but definitely something to look into and pass on the info. If you or someone you know is trying to conceive and having difficulties, time to do some investigating and check to see if there is Neem in any of your products that you are consuming. Anyone else familiar with Neem or some other natural products which may counteract fertility, leave your comments below. Did you know that herbal vaginal steams are an effective and natural way to address infertility? We offer The Womb Sauna Method of vaginal steams. Learn more.

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