Heavy Period with Clots
(Rapid City, SD)
It took over two years to get pregnant with each of my two girls and we are now hoping to get pregnant again. I am 31 and in fairly good health. No chronic conditions or anything of note in my health history, except the infertility.
Each time I got pregnant before it was within two months of a drastic diet change. The first was a "detox" that removed all processed foods and we were eating fresh fruit and veggies, goat's milk yogurt, seafood and then eventually added other meats.
That was for about three weeks, then I ovulated and conceived. For the second baby, we had just switched from the standard American diet to following all Weston A. Price guidelines (no processed foods). We've been eating about 90% unprocessed for two years now. I don't eat many grains- mostly eggs, meat, raw dairy, veggies and fruit. We eat almost completely organic, and all animal products are from local farms and are free-range, hormone-free and very healthy.
For the last 5 months, we've been hoping to conceive. Our youngest is 17 months and I have had a regular period for a year. Regular for me has always meant very heavy bleeding for 4 days, followed by medium bleeding for 2 days and then one light day. I also always have clots the first few days and am just so exhausted and miserable that I can't function until day three.
My cycles are 29 to 30 days. I haven't been charting, but I do get some fairly good egg white cervical mucus around days 13-15. I am starting to chart with this cycle.
Along with hoping to get pregnant, I would really love to reduce the extreme bleeding every month and get rid of all of those clots. My guess would be that I have estrogen dominance, but I don't know much about it so I'm asking you.
Thanks so much!