Anovulation means lack of ovulation; amenorrhea means lack of menstruation. Both conditions prohibit conception.



Ovulation and menstruation require the open, extensive communication between the brain, the pituitary gland, the ovaries, and the uterus. If they are not communicating effectively, there is either a block between the brain and the pituitary gland, the pituitary gland and the ovaries, the ovaries and the uterus, or back to the brain. Other reasons for lack of ovulation or menstruation may include not enough body fat to produce adequate estrogen levels to keep this process going. Severe life stressors may also shut this process down. And the harder you try to get it going, the body's "no" may be stronger than all your combined efforts.


One woman at our Fertile Soul retreats stopped ovulating and menstruating every time she visited her mother. Another woman stopped ovulating and menstruating when her in-laws moved next door. And another woman quit ovulating and menstruating for over a year after her husband lost his job. Some women's reproductive systems are so sensitive that they react to the environment more than our own conscious psyche does. Fertile Soul retreats can help restore ovulation and menstruation by helping you get your body to say "yes." If you are not ovulating or menstruating, there is always a reason. The Fertile Soul will help you find and remedy it. The Fertile Soul staff is expertly trained to take you through a complex diagnostic process that will help you discover - and uncover - the imbalances that are preventing ovulation, menstruation, and conception. We helped one woman conceive who had never had a period. Her life was so full of stress, busy-ness, anxiety, and insomnia, her body would not let her into receptive, conception mode. When her system was calmed down enough, she ovulated - once, and that was the month she conceived a healthy son