Stories of Hope and Healing: herbs and nutrition

Karlie shares her story with us:

I am 27 now, but my story starts when I was 25.

I surprisingly became pregnant with our second baby – we were extremely excited. Unfortunately we lost the baby at only 10 weeks.

Our hearts shattered for this baby we didn’t know we had wanted.

I was /am very over weight by 100+ lbs and we have tried to conceive now for 2 years. During this time have switched to all organic foods and yet still no pregnancies .

I then tried a vitex (chaste tree berry) tincture for 3 months and became pregnant – now at 10 weeks! We went to our first appointment today and the baby has a strong heart beat.

I definitely think our diet has been a huge part in bringing my body to a healthy place; to eating properly (and organic) and understanding what harm food additives can do to our bodies.

I am still 100lbs over weight, but I am overall healthy and the doctors don’t see any upcoming issues. I can also now tell when I have eaten too much sugar, or not eaten enough nutrient rich foods by how I feel and adjust my daily eating accordingly.


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About Donielle

Donielle is an amateur herbalist and natural momma to two littles (with another babe in heaven) after dealing with being less than fertile. She has a passion for nourishing nutrition, natural living, and spreading the word on how food truly affects our health.


  1. Hmm… this is so encouraging! So often Doctors make it sound like you have to “lose weight at any cost” to become pregnant but I’m seeing more and more that eating a NOURISHING diet is what helps your body conceive. It’s not about how much you weigh. Thank you for this reminder of why I work at eating the way I do!

  2. Molly M says:

    I firmly believe that my diet change and my switch to mostly whole/organic foods along with taking out the toxins in the products I use (soap, shampoo, etc.) and referring to EWG’s Skin Deep database made the difference in our getting pregnant. I’m 28 weeks tomorrow after multiple early miscarriages and am feeling great. Finding this website was also a godsend in helping me know what to look for and even having some recipes to try. Thank you!

  3. Isn’t it amazing the difference it makes, eating whole foods? I think that is much more important than the number on the scale.

  4. Would you mind sharing exactly which Vitex tincture you have taken? thank you!