Our team of experts at the Life Wellness Centre are always saying that to ensure you have a positive outcome during your fertility treatment, you need to reduce your stress levels.

When you live in a continuous state of high stress, your reproductive organs don’t receive the energy and nutrients they need to function optimally, particularly as we mature.

Optimising your fertility and increasing your chances of having a healthy baby demands balance in all areas to restore your body’s innate functions. And reducing your stress levels is the first step to improving your fertility.

Here are some methods that we have found to be quite effective:

Talk it out – if you don’t have a trusted friend on board whom you can vent to, it may be worth seeing a counsellor. It will allow you to let it all out and perhaps give you a fresh perspective.

Massage – this is something you and your partner can do for each other. You don’t have to be a professional masseuse; just the touch of the hands is soothing, reassuring and a sensuous prelude to lovemaking. However, a trip to a day spa for professional deep tissue massage is well worth it, and some spas offer couples’ packages.

Time management – schedule your daily activities in a way that you have time to really unwind.

Tea time – eliminate caffeine to reduce anxiety, boost your natural fertility and decrease the chances of miscarriage. Treat yourself instead to a relaxing herbal tea such as chamomile, hibiscus, lemongrass or linden.

Music – while cleaning the house or cooking or just doing nothing, put on some music that heightens your mood, relaxes you and soothes you and your partner.

Yoga is also very effective for relieving stress! If you don’t belong to a fitness club, you can rent or buy instructional DVDs.

Meditation – carve out a quiet space in your day to silence mind chatter and do some deep breathing.

Try it and let us know how it worked for you.

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