Emotional Support

“Your eggs are old.”: How to cope with negative fertility messages.

You visit your fertility doctor in hopes of solving your fertility issues. But unfortunately, you might walk away feeling more defeated and hopeless than you did before you made the appointment. Especially when your doctor tells you messages like… “Your eggs are old.” “You’re too old.” “You have less than a 3% chance.” “You have …

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How One Woman’s Emotional Baggage Affected Her Fertility and How She Overcame It

You’re probably focused on the mechanics of getting pregnant; the right hormones, unblocked tubes, thickness of the lining, good quality eggs, healthy sperm, a fibroid-free uterus and so forth. But are you overlooking the deeper side of health and healing?  Stress is more than just muscle tension, releasing too much cortisol and inflammation. Stress is …

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What Does Your Mom and Dad have to Do with Your Fertility?

When looking back on your childhood, it’s probably safe to say that there are moments you cherish that make you feel all warm and fuzzy, and other moments you hope to never repeat with your kids during your parenting career. They say cycles repeat themselves, despite our valiant efforts to shut them down. In fact, …

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Acupressure to Mend Your Tender Heart during a Tough Cycle

When you’re trying to get pregnant, each month can feel like an emotional roller coaster ride. Every cycle you open your heart to the possibility of pregnancy and eagerly long to love your future baby. When it doesn’t happen, your heart feels crushed under the weight of disappointment over what didn’t come this time around. Yet once …

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5 Ways to “Just Relax and Let it Happen.” Or not.

Any woman trying to conceive gets annoyed when her friend, sister, or co-worker advises her to…  “just relax and let it happen.” Sure there’s some truth to it. We’ve all heard the stories of the couples that finally quit trying after several grueling years and then miraculously conceived out of nowhere.  But there’s also truth …

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Can Gratitude Increase Your Fertility? (Guided Relaxation Video)

Gratitude is the anecdote for pretty much every stressor in life. Not only does gratitude instantly lift your spirits, it’s awesome for your physical health and fertility as well.  Your fertile health is greatly influenced by your mental and emotional health. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen chronic and acute stress impact …

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