Wouldn’t it be nice if you could simply decide, yep, I’m going to have a baby this year.  For some, it is that simple, but if you’re reading this, like me, it’s probably not.  However there are many things you can do to make that resolution a reality this year!

Talk

Infertility can be isolating. We don’t talk about it. In fact we try our best to hide it. In reality, finding the right support and people to talk to who understand your struggle, can be an immense help. There are many couples struggling, 1 in 6 to be exact and 1 in 3 over 35.  A problem shared is a problem halved, don’t suffer in silence.

 

Help and support

Finding the right help and support sooner rather than later can save a great deal of heartache.  Admitting you need help is not admitting failure. In fact asking for and finding the right help for you can eliminate the problem all together. There are so many factors when it comes to infertility, some more challenging and some easily overcome. Simple things such as the right supply of micronutrients, in the right form for your metabolism can be the simple, easily rectified issue. Finding the right professional information and advice may be all you need.  Sign up to our newsletter and to receive the latest professional information from our expert panel delivery directly to your inbox this year and join our free webinars for exclusive access to fertility experts from the comfort and privacy of your laptop!

 

Tune in to your own body

Learn how to understand your unique patterns and cycles and trust your intuition. This is your body, you know it best.  Just as there are numerous confounding variables that can be diagnosed when it comes to infertility, there is also a multitude of ways you can take charge of your own fertility. We are all unique. We all have our own unique fertile window, our own unique menstrual cycle and metabolism. Learn to listen to your body’s natural cues and to what you body needs. Seemingly small dietary and lifestyle changes, if implemented correctly, can have a profound impact on your ability to conceive and carry a healthy baby. Learn how to reconnect with your body, how to really listen and understand what your body is saying and what it needs.

 

Treat your body as if you are already pregnant

As you may have heard me say many times before, you are already carrying all the genetic material that has the potential to become your future child. In fact research shows that the environment in which your eggs and sperm develop, can have a greater impact not only on your ability to conceive but also on the long-term health of your child. So if you’re serious about getting pregnant this year, treat your body as if you already are!

  1. Nourish your future child with wholefoods
  2. Energise your future child with daily exercise
  3. Provide for your future child with the right blend of essential nutrients in a good prenatal supplement.

 

Be kind to your yourself and your future child

  1. Remove any blame

    Finding fault or placing blame either on yourself or anyone else will not undo or solve the problem. It in fact it will only hinder your progress. Focusing on the negative,  prevents you moving forward. There may be aspects of you fertility you cannot change, focus on what you can.

  2. Reduce stress  

    Stress has a significant impact on your ability to conceive, much more than most people realise or a willing to recognise.  A healthy amount of stress keeps us energised and motivated, beyond that it can be extremely detrimental to our health and fertility.

  3. Practice mindfulness 

    This has been the buzz word of 2016, but will good reason.  Find out more about how you can use mindfulness to improve your fertility here.

  4. Be grateful and appreciative

    Appreciate all of all the good things you already have in your life.  During our fertility struggles we can often focus so much on what we don’t have that we forget to love and appreciate everything that we already do.  This New Year, remind yourself of all the good things you already have in your life, write them down if you life just find a way to love, value, appreciate and enjoy them!

  5. Most of all relax and enjoy life!

 

 

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