It can be overwhelming trying for a baby. It’s easy to become caught up in all the things that you should be eating, should be reading and should and should not be doing, etc, etc.
The list goes on and on.
You’re trying to do all the things to get pregnant to the point that you are now becoming less fertile because of the stress.
If one more person says “just relax”, you will scream!
This doesn’t need to be your reality.
The mind is incredibly powerful. When you have a healthy mind, you are more likely to have a healthy body and therefore be more fertile, and more likely to make your dream of being a mum come true!
As an expert in fertility, here are my top five ways I suggest you start implementing to manage your mental health for improved fertility.
Five Ways To Improve Fertility With a Healthy Mind
1. Get Honest
We all live increasingly busy lives and become easily overwhelmed, we are not honest about what we do and don’t do.
Make a promise to yourself to be absolutely honest about what you want and why you want it now.
Lack of clarity is a huge hurdle to achieving your goals. Get clear about what you want!!
2.Observe Your Stress
Do you have any of the following signs or symptoms ? If so please be honest and write down how it affects you.
- Difficulty getting up in the morning
- Continuing fatigue that’s not eased with rest
- Foggy thoughts
- Lethargy doing daily activities
- Poor memory
- Not feeling truly awake until after 10am
- Low energy between 3 – 4 pm
- Decreased interest in sex
- Decreased ability to handle stress
- Light headed when standing up quickly
- Not very productive
- Tired when you stop moving
- Low mood
- Less enjoyment with life
- Increased hormonal feelings
- Feelings of being overwhelmed
If you are feeling any of the above, it’s likely that you are feeling stressed. The more of these signs and symptoms you are currently experiencing, the more stressed you are.
Once you’ve identified that you are feeling stressed, you are in a better position to take action to improve your mental health.
3. Stay Hydrated
Many illnesses which trouble people worldwide come from a simple unrecognised cause – we don’t drink enough water!
What happens if we drink tea, coffee, or caffeinated drinks in place of water? These are central nervous system stimulants and at the same time, they are dehydrating agents because of their strong diuretic action on the kidneys.
So be kind to yourself and get creative with your drinks menu.
Include fresh cold pressed vegetable juices with a small proportion of fruits for sweetening.
Stock your kitchen cupboard with herbal teas – some now come in variety packs or ask for samples from companies to expand your choices.
I suggest you make a cup of herbal tea at least twice a day and if it’s within arms reach you will drink it!!
Invest some money on good quality cordials and non carbonated soft drinks or a fresh coconut.
Writing is a way to express your feelings and thoughts.
Let the words spill out on the page and you will feel better.
You can always turn to your journal when you are in need of inspiration, clarification, or consolation.
It can be a confidante and a safe place the place to script your inmost dreams and your authentic voice.
Journals can exist in many forms, it can be a much longed for beautiful artistic large book, something handy to carry around with you or a basic notepad – whatever is your preference.
Just start to write and be honest with yourself.
If you prefer to do this digitally you can make your accounts passcode protected.
Most of all get honest and be clear.
5. Get Tailored Advice
If you are looking for further tailored advice on how to improve your mental health, consider booking a call with me to discuss.
A 2 hour call with me could be exactly what you needed to get you back on track or start your fertility journey with the right frame of mind.
“I was told by many doctors and specialist I would not be able to have a baby which broke my heart, due to sub fertility issues, after closely following Linda’s recommendations I gave birth to a healthy daughter who has filled our lives with joy.”
“Linda you really are a magical part of my life and I am so grateful for YOU.”