Because There Isn’t a Magic Wand!
My top three fertility tips would have to be:
- stop rushing around and sleep well
- understand your nutrition and if/how/why it needs to change
- allow yourself time and try not to be impatient
If you’ve read my other posts in the fertility section, then you’ll know that I’m a great advocate of using acupuncture as a companion on your fertility journey. As you’ll find out in those other posts, there is plenty of evidence to back this up too.
But please don’t be under the impression that just one hour of acupuncture per week is enough to perform magic!
When you choose to incorporate acupuncture in your fertility preparation, you will possibly be pleasantly surprised at what else is included in an “acupuncture treatment.”
- nutritional advice
- lifestyle advice
- sleep advice
- self care tips
- emotional support
More than you thought?
Are You Ready? Really?
Many people decide they’re ready to have a baby and start trying immediately. Not always wise.
It is important to accept that the fertility journey can’t usually be rushed and that fertility is not an isolated aspect of our biology. It takes time to produce mature egg and sperm cells and even more time to provide the right biochemical environment in which that can happen.
Understanding how your nutrition, stress levels and hormones can affect this environment can make the steps needed to improve it that much easier to take.
Even allowing yourself some time just to come to terms with some and absorb the idea of the changes you need to make before launching straight in (mostly this is our default setting!) can make it more likely that you’ll stick with them. Change is hard.
So, read around, make lists, clear the cupboards of the “bad stuff,” ring an acupuncturist for a chat (or a nutritionist etc.,) plan some meals.
After all, you wouldn’t go out and by a wedding dress the day before the wedding, you wouldn’t move to a new house without looking at it first and, when you are pregnant, you wouldn’t get the baby things the day before you are due?
I’ve Got Your Back
I’ve been privileged to help many people along their fertility journeys over the last twelve years: my top three fertility tips haven’t sprung from nowhere.
In that time I’ve developed some great resources and treatments to provide the support you might need.
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