The thought of having a family is stressful enough but couple that with the thought of being unable to conceive makes a naturally exciting and joyful situation a trial of your nerves. It is not only the female and it is not only the fact that conception may be difficult. It is the culmination of this and the monetary investment one must consider. This is something that can force you to take a mortgage out on the home you own. It can force you to discuss things with your spouse and family that you may not feel comfortable with. With that said, we will take a positive look at fertility and plainly discuss the ways you can cope better and in doing so even increase your chances of conceiving.
Dealing with the emotional roller coaster that is infertility
First, telling you that emotional stress is one of the causes in the cessation of fertility mainly in women because stress will affect the reproductive system in adverse ways. Most of you can recall when you have had stressful times that made your cycles late and actually made you wonder if you were pregnant. You probably also remember times that we started our cycles and had incredible pain associated with it from stress and in some cases you had an unusually heavy period or it stopped all together!
If stress can deal such a blow to your menstrual cycle, can you imagine what it will do to your natural fertile cycle and ovulation?
Though we are certainly not making light of the fact that this is an important time in your life, we must make it clear that following a few steps with your partner involved as well will greatly improve the process and your conception ability.
Lifestyle changes to habituate now
- Make sure you and your partner are not self-medicating: This means that alcohol and drugs of any kind and that includes cigarettes and marijuana is out of the question. This does decrease stress temporarily but it is in a counterproductive fashion.
- Meditate instead: There are plenty of women’s circles out there that actually specialize in female infertility and stress. You can also benefit from networking with these people and finding a support network in these groups while you are relieving stress and stimulating egg production via certain procedures.
- Infertility counseling: There is also specialized infertility counseling available for a wide variety of philosophical, spiritual, and religious backgrounds so you or you and your partner can feel comfortable in discussing the situation.
In conclusion, these are more than just common-sense procedures and tips; they are quite powerful and targeted to getting you to be in the right mindset if you want to achieve conception as well as peace of mind. It is also imperative that you have and maintain superior communication with your partner and your fertility clinic in that order.