Fertility Cleansing – What is it, How to Do it and Top Benefits

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Written by Tarasha Chandra

Tarasha Chandra

Cleansing for fertility

Fertility cleansing is a detoxifying method that is believed to increase the chances of fertility in both men and women. The world we live in today is polluted in every way. Constant exposure to chemicals through food, water and air is ending up being a health hazard. One of the ways in which this health aspect shows itself up is during conception and childbirth.

The accumulation of pesticides and other harmful toxins is reducing the chances of conception and in some cases causing health issues to the born baby. The increasing awareness among would-be parents is causing them to resort to ways and means that will reduce these toxins during the preconception care period so that they can improve their chances of conceiving easily and having a healthy baby. A fertility cleanse is one such technique.

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What is Fertility Cleansing?

Fertility cleansing is a natural way of preparing your body for pregnancy and improving the chances of fertility. It uses herbs to get rid of inflammation and toxins. For proper fertility, it is important to keep the body healthy and clean the liver and uterus off all toxins, and excess hormones, and increase the circulation to the uterus. This is the right time to go for a detox or fertility cleansing.

In short, this cleanse helps in the detoxification of the body against any delaying factors that obstruct conception. It even helps in the prevention of damage to the DNA of the sperm. Different types of fertility cleansing options are available mostly comprising of a healthy diet, taking supplements, and having detox teas.

[Read : Diet and Lifestyle Changes When Trying to Conceive]

Why is Fertility Cleansing Done?

Why Fertility Cleansing

The body keeps accumulating toxins from the surroundings like air, water, and things that we consume or apply on the skin. Some of the things get stored in the tissues of the body and can quickly come out after cleansing. The toxins in the body can be also a result of:

  • Poor dietary intake
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Smoking
  • Hormonal Imbalance
  • Birth Control Pills
  • Pesticides
  • Pollutants
  • Plastics and cosmetic products

It is also important to get the fertility cleansing done for the following reasons

  • Cleansing is a natural way to get rid of harmful toxins that may interfere with conception
  • It can help improve the chances of fertility and even prepares the body to conceive.
  • This process may prevent miscarriages and ensure faster conception.
  • This is ideal for the couple who want to conceive in a natural way or through IVF, ICSI etc.
  • It helps in restoring hormonal imbalances.

Fertility cleansing helps to focus on the three important body parts that are beneficial for conception. They are improved circulation to the uterus, cleansing of the liver, and better uterine health.

When Should You Start a Fertility Cleanse?

It is important to begin a detox at least 3 to 6 months before you plan to conceive. When the process of fertility cleansing is complete, you can start with your prenatal checkups, counselling and prenatal supplements in preparation for pregnancy. The process of cleansing ends up diminishing the minerals and vitamins. For this reason, ensure that you take the fertility supplements as recommended by a medical practitioner before you plan to conceive.

Procedure of Cleansing For Fertility

Fertiluty cleansing procedue

It is better to seek a doctor’s guidance before planning a fertility cleanse. Since all women are different, one thing might not suit all. All the steps suggested below help to improve the chances of fertility and do not offer a cure for them. The procedure of fertility cleanse has the following steps.

1. Get a Fertility Kit

It is of utmost importance to get a fertility cleansing kit that comprises capsules, and teas made with herbs that enhance fertility. These kits are available for both women as well as men but should be bought after a doctor’s consultation.

2. Take Regular Detox Baths

Having a bath with hot water and Epsom salt is beneficial. This reduces inflammation and helps to remove heavy metals and toxins from the body.

3. Castor Oil Therapy 

Castor oil is a traditional ingredient known to boost immunity, reduce inflammation, and increase blood circulation. It even helps to heal the body and make it ready to conceive.

Tips For Successful Fertility Cleansing

Fertility cleansing ensures a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby. Cleansing the right way improves these chances. Here are some tips for a successful fertility cleanse

  1. Say no to sugar as it can obstruct the functioning of ovaries.
  2. Avoid alcohol. Consuming alcohol and caffeine is harmful to the kidneys as well as the liver which in turn controls the hormones. They are even responsible for anxiety as well as depression. Avoiding alcohol when fertility cleansing will improve the success rates of the process.
  3. Keeping fit and healthy by exercising in any form helps quicken the release of toxins from the body as a support to the cleansing process.
  4. Having herbal tea helps in cleansing as well, especially dandelion, and raspberry leaf.
  5. It is important to track what is being consumed. It is advisable to have nutrient-rich foods, organic foods also help to boost fertility.

Some fertility-enhancing herbs and food list is given below:

  • Avocado
  • Leafy Green Vegetables
  • Greek yoghurt
  • Dates
  • Eggs
  • Asparagus
  • Steamed vegetables
  • Smoothies
  • Chickpeas
  • Vegetable soups
  • Cinnamon
  • Salmon
  • Walnuts
  • Turmeric
  • Salmon
  • Ashwagandha
  • Licorice root
  • Fermented soy products
  • Ginger
  • Flax seeds
  • Red raspberry leaf
  • Primrose Oil
  • Water
  • Carrot
  • Beetroot
  • Less dairy products
  • Fish thrice weekly
  • Chicken and whole grains.

Having organic meat and food items even helps in cutting down antibiotics and hormones present in inorganic foods.

[Read : How Does Red Raspberry Leaf Help To Improve Fertility]

Amazing Top Benefits of Cleansing For Fertility

Fertility cleansing benefits

Fertility cleansing helps in balancing the hormones and cleaning the body. It even enhances blood circulation in the reproductive system and gets the body ready for conceiving. Getting a fertility cleansing even saves , time, and stress. Besides these, some other benefits of fertility cleansing are as below:

1. Enhances Sleep

The most important health benefit of fertility cleanse is that it helps in better sleep. Sleeping properly reduces stress and offers more energy to the body. Having superfoods and eating herbs on a regular basis has its own benefits.

2. Improves Chances of Conception

Fertility cleansing helps increase the chances of conception by creating a congenial environment for successful fertilization and conception. As it helps in getting rid of ns and removes old blood clots etc, the chances of having a healthy egg are more.

3. Cleanses the liver

Fertility cleansing helps to detox the liver which in turn helps restore the balance of hormones like estrogen in the body. Excess estrogen obstructs the hormonal imbalance which in turn affects fertility.

4. Betters Uterine Health

Menstrual problems like blood clots and cramping are all due to toxins present in the uterus. It is thus important to cleanse the uterus for restoring uterine health. Cleansing is good for reducing infections in the urinary system.

5. Additional Benefits

  • Optimizes blood circulation to the reproductive parts.
  • May reduce instances of stillbirth or any anomalies in the baby.
  • Egg quality gets better and this reduces the potential threats of autism, diabetes, miscarriage etc.
  • Good for keeping the skin and hair healthy.
  • Offers more energy and resets the body
  • Helps to boost focus and concentration.
  • Improves the lining in the womb.
  • May minimize the chances of chronic diseases like cardiac arrest and strokes.

Risk Factors Associated With Cleansing For Fertility

While getting a fertility cleanse done, few women may experience side effects while others feel none. The symptoms one experiences are the body’s way of responding to the therapy.

  • It is common for some women to have rashes, acne, or bouts of fatigue when toxins move out from the body.
  • The best way to combat this is to increase the intake of water, take less stress, eat simple food that eases digestion and rest well.
  • Emotional swings or mood fluctuation are also common in some women. On the other hand, few women get really energetic mentally and physically with cleansing.
  • Women may experience a shift in the menstrual cycle at the time of cleansing.
  • Herbs like raspberries can clean and even impact the uterus. As the liver controls the metabolism of hormones, cleansing of the liver can result in few changes in the body.
  • During the fertility cleansing bowel movements and urinary frequency get affected as well. The changes are mild though and do not affect the daily schedule.

Who Should Avoid Fertility Cleansing and When?

Cleansing must not be done while the lady is pregnant or breastfeeding. Toxins circulate at the time of cleansing in the body. Exposing the baby to the toxins is not good.

Side Effects of Fertility Cleansing

Every process has benefits as well as limitations. Fertility cleansing also is a process to get rid of toxins in the body. This is the reason that in the initial days, some side effects are seen in the body depending on the toxicity level. A few of them are

  • Headaches
  • Fatigue
  • Emotional mood swings
  • Body pains
  • Digestive issues

Precautions to Take While Following Fertility Cleansing 

Pregnancy is a turning phase in a woman’s life. So, it is important to do pre-planning before getting into the phase. Getting a detox before conceiving is a great way to ensure that the body is healthy and ready for embracing the new changes that are going to take place.

Getting rid of toxins by detoxing is an ideal way to keep the body in the right condition. Few detox methods are safe while others might not be. So it is important to follow a few precautions to prevent anything dangerous for the mother and the baby. 

  • Avoid tobacco and alcohol, white carbs, sugar and Caffeine
  • Do not completely cut off certain foods from the list, ensure moderate intake instead.
  • Have small portions to digest it easily and even stay active and healthy for boosting blood circulation.
  • Choose healthy foods and avoid junk.

When to Consult a Doctor?

A fertility doctor’s consultation is necessary before starting the process of fertility cleansing. You must understand the benefits and any side effects of this process. 

Thus, eliminating the toxins from the body is extremely important before one conceives. Fertility cleansing helps to do so and even restores the hormonal balance, and good for the uterus as well as the eggs.


1. Can You Do a Cleanse When Trying to Conceive?

Yes, you do a cleanse when trying to conceive, but ensure that your time it correctly. The right time to cleanse your body is three months before planning to conceive as it increases the chances of fertility.

2. What Are the Side Effects of Fertility Cleanse?

Fertility cleanse helps to clean the uterus and liver of toxins and old blood clots, etc., It is common to experience a few side effects in the initial days like headaches, fatigue, skin rashes, digestive issues etc. when opting for fertility cleansing.

Read Also: Preconception Detox For Fertility- Safety, When to Consider and Side Effects

Tarasha Chandra,PGDPM

She loves to dance, listen to music, cook, and read in her free time. She is transparent, intuitive, quick-witted, and loves to spend time with her near and dear ones. She believes in taking each day as it comes.Read more.

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