i've never tried to conceive. nor do i wish to, at this juncture in my life. but i can imagine if you are someone who would like to create a new human the "traditional" way (fertilizing an egg with a sperm - [i tried typing this lots of different ways and there was just no way that didn't look clinical...]), and you are having biological setbacks, it must be frustrating at best. i know there are lots of options, some expensive, some time consuming, some painful, etc, and the degree of success varies with each. so i am offering my two cents from my own areas of... well, expertise might be a stretch. but i offer my humble suggestions here:
1. clear your sacral chakra!
the sacral chakra, located around your belly button, is a hotbed of creativity and fertility when it's unblocked and balanced. the sacral chakra is tied, energetically, to your reproductive organs and hormone producing glands. of course i recommend seeing a reiki practitioner to get yourself unblocked and see what other issues may be underlying (come see me if you're in baltimore!), but you can also try this sacral chakra balancing meditation by yourself, at home:
find a comfortable place to sit or lay, undisturbed and un-distracted.
direct your attention up to the navel, wrapping around to the middle of the back. this is your Sacral Chakra. the Svadhisthana. creativity and sexuality and fertility live here. begin to picture this area glowing with orange light. yours may be amber, or coral, or a deep red orange, or anything in between. go deep into it and explore the colors as you feel that band of light and warmth begin to grow. what does it look like to you? explore the visuals and the sensations of your Sacral Chakra as it comes into balance. breathe into this place, sending your breath all the way down. continue to breathe into it, this band of orange light. and feel your creativity, your abundance, your fertility, your virility.
you are rich and fertile soil where things can grow. ideas, joy, abundance, pleasure, and wellness can grow from you. feel yourself moving freely with change, finding new solutions to old problems. feel yourself creating. creating your own emotional identity and space for yourself. you are abundant. lush. fertile. virile.
2. try a fertility tincture!
i have found these to be successful for friends, taken 10-20 drops per day.
if you want some good information on tincture making, i recommend these instructions from starwest botanicals or this page from mountain rose herbs! you can also buy bulk herbs from either one and they are both fantastic, imho. if you're feeling shy about making your own, get in touch! i will gladly make you anything you need, customized just for you. <3
Christina is a reiki practitioner, herbalist, and ordained minister living in Baltimore with 1 wife, 1 cat, and 1 day job.