Mind & Body Therapies to Increase Your Chances of Getting Pregnant
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One trip to a fertility doctor and you may leave thinking that your only options for having a family means undergoing a series of invasive treatments, drug therapies and surgery. That is not necessarily the case. As a matter of fact, there are plenty of all-natural fertility cures that have been used for centuries to increase your chances of a natural conception. Even when more modern technology is needed to get pregnant, using some of the natural mind and body therapies we are going to discuss can help to increase your chances of success.Ready to learn more about using nature to your advantage? Here is just a handful of mind and body therapies that are used successfully every day to help thousands of women get pregnant:
Stress can be a real fertility killer for some women. According to numerous research studies, too much stress can actually send your body into constant fight or flight mode, which can keep the reproductive system from working properly – or at all. According to one study released by the University of California, a woman has a 93% higher chance of conceiving following IVF treatment if she has her stress under control, than a woman who is experiencing a high level of stress from the procedure. Let’s face it, when you are trying to conceive a baby and can’t you are going to be under some stress. One way to help keep it under control is to use simple meditation techniques to help control your breathing, keep your mind and body focused on your goal and relax.
Yoga can be very helpful in beating a number of infertility issues in both men and women. Just some of the things that specific yoga postures and stretches can help deal with include:
- Regulating hormones
- Improving blood and nutrient supply to the eggs, ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, testes and prostate.
- Slowing the aging process of the female egg
- Relieving internal chaos caused by stress
- Unblocking energy obstructions within the reproductive tract
Note: Of course, working with specialized fertility yoga specialists is always best when trying to use this method in enhancing your fertility.
Keeping your body healthy and strong through a regular exercise routine can be very helpful in maintaining proper hormones levels; increasing circulation to better oxygenate tissues in the reproductive system; and even excreting toxins from the body. Of course, too much exercise isn’t always good when it comes to fighting infertility. Some research indicates that excessive exercise can actually deplete the body of estrogen, an important component to getting pregnant. The lesson to be learned here is moderation in all things; including exercise. Work out too little and your body will not be prepared for conception and pregnancy, but work out too much and you could hinder your plans for getting pregnant.
Self Fertility Massage
Ahhh, the wonders of a relaxing massage. It helps to calm you, redirect your focus and basically take the worries of the world off of your shoulders. Now, consider the benefits of a prenatal massage:
- clearing congestion from the body that could block the fallopian tubes
- increasing circulation to the uterus
- helping the liver clear toxins form the body
- helping the uterus excrete stagnate blood and tissues that could be inhibiting fertilization
- improving communication between the endocrine and reproductive systems
- regulating hormones
- increasing cervical mucus
- bringing fresh oxygenated blood to female eggs
Prenatal; massage doesn’t just feel good – it is good for your entire body. Anyone suffering with fertility issues should consider regular massage to the uterus, ovaries; liver and stomach to help supplement other fertility treatments and increase your chances of success.
Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT)
One of the most effective tools in beating infertility, Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), or gentle tapping and rubbing in specific places along the body can help to relieve negative emotions and energies that can be blocking conception. Similar to the way acupuncture and acupressure work, EFT helps to remove psychological blocks to conception in a simple non-invasive manner. Simply by learning how to identify your physical complaints and locate the corresponding energy point on your body, then treating it with certain pressure point activities (such as pushing, massaging, etc), you can release the energy in that area of the body, and opening the channel for success. While not difficult to learn and perform on yourself, EFT is quite specialized and requires the proper knowledge.
Stress can cause a lot of imbalance in the body, creating too much chaos to provide the welcoming and nurturing environment needed to conceive and carry a baby. One way to help to alleviate the stresses of daily life (and trying to get pregnant), as well as get to know your body better so that you can aid it in its journey toward motherhood, is to incorporate daily relaxation and visualization techniques into your fertility regime. Circle Bloom is a unique mind and body therapy that utilizes soothing sounds, music and understanding to help you help your body to prepare for conception and visualize success at each stage of your menstrual cycle. Taking just 15 per day, it is a wonderful way to relax and focus. Not just a motivational technique, Circle Bloom Fertility Mind+Body Program has actually been designed to empower women to train their body to work as it is designed to and make conception easier.
Hypnosis too can be very effective in helping the body relax and focus on individual issues that could be impeding a pregnancy. While simple self hypnosis techniques can be used for fighting infertility, seeing a certified hypnotherapist who deals regularly with fertility issues is usually best. As is the case with many natural fertility aids, hypnosis is especially effective in boosting your chances of success when undergoing more invasive fertility treatments such as IVF or GIFT.Preparing both your mind and body for pregnancy can not only boost your chances of pregnancy success, but enable you to prepare yourself for the job ahead, which can make a pregnancy more enjoyable from start to finish.
Where To Now?
I hope you found this article helpful. If you end up having any questions I would suggest for you to join the Natural Fertility Community and post them there. Not only will you have access to natural fertility speciallists, but you can also get feedback and support from women who are going through the same experience as you.
I wish you the best on your journey and look forward to hearing about your BFP!
All the best,
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