Monday, November 9, 2009

a little spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down....

so I have discovered a little road block that I'd love to get a bit of advice on...

It's common for women, when they are pregnant to retain toxins; both the ones their body encounters as well as the ones produced by the baby - in fact my OB said that he advises women to promptly begin cleansing their bodies shortly after delivery to reduce the toxin overload that often occurs.

Some of you may already know this, but after my 3rd child I was advised not to have any more children. My body just can't take it - I was told; but only recently I discovered why. I retain everything during the pregnancies, so badly in fact that my Gallbladder completely shut down after my second child (and had to be removed) and my liver began to fail after this one.

And so that brings me to here... where is here? Well, I'm a bit saddened and frustrated - truth is I would love to have more children, I love them (at least mine;) and would love 2 more. But I also feel frustration because I am nursing and struggling to find healthy ways to detox while doing so. I know I have a lot of acid build up because my extremities are severly sensitive to the touch, just to poke my leg hurts.... but what can I do? Most cleanses affect your milk and I refuse to miss out on breastfeeding my LAST child.

So my blogging friends, I turn to you. I need some advice, I don't want to get negetive or feel sorry for myself, I have 3 AMAZING kids - but I know I'd feel much better about this whole thing if I could overcome this little problem :) cheers and goodnight:)


Angelia Sims said...

Oh man! That's terrible :-( I only had one baby. So many things I would have done or enjoyed more if I had just known I wouldn't be able to have more. I loved being pregnant..I'm so sorry..that sucks. My heart goes out to you.

I wish I knew something to help with the flush. Have you looked online at natural remedies? I want to say fresh squeezed lemon in hot water would help but I can't remember where I read that.

Hang in there! Big hugs!!!

beej said...

Wow, Nat, that breaks my heart. I have no advice for you, but I will be praying for you, and your whole family.

I hope everything works out for you. We missed your posts, but it seems like you've been busy!

Synaura said...

Body detoxification is important in order to maximize our energy and to avoid frequent illness, fatigues, pains, depression and loss of concentration.
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Anonymous said...

Gosh, the only thing I know to do is drink lots of water. There's a tea out there called Daily Detox, and I'm sure there are lots like it. But I think the best bet is drinking lots of water.

Anonymous said...

I hope you find something. I don't know of anything to help you out. Hopefully you can find something that's safe and natural. If I hear about anything, I will let you know. Good luck to you!

Robin said...

I have absolutely not helpful information here but wanted to stop by and give my support for you finding what will work best for you.

Diane Fit to the Finish said...

I have to be 100% honest with you and tell you that if you really want another child to go see a few more OB/GYN's and get their opinions and maybe that of a midwife too. (You may have already)

I have friends who have been told not to have anymore, but with some research were able to have several more pregnancies if that were their choice. (You know that I am totally biased towards having as many children as you feel called to have! :) )

I've never heard of the need to cleanse your body after a baby so I can't help you with that one. Just had a thought - what about acupuncture?

Take care,

South Beach Steve said...

I wish I knew what to tell you Kashi. There are a lot of detox diets out there - perhaps a raw food diet with lots of water would do you some good. I think Diane has a good idea though. Go and get a second opinion about what is going on and what can be done about it.

Yum Yucky said...

I agree with Diane. I have 4 kids and my docs never even mentioned detox. I wonder if my experiences would had been better had I'd known.

Get some more opinions!

I'd love to have a 5th, but I was wore down to the bone with this last one a year ago. I'm getting tired right now just thinking about it.