By Heidi Brockmyre
With all the fear around getting Covid-19 and the stress of the lockdown, you may be wondering if now is an ideal time to try to get pregnant. Maybe you’re feeling frustrated if you had to postpone fertility treatment because your clinic closed and/ or you’re financially strained and can’t spend the money on it. Maybe you’ve been trying to conceive naturally for a while and you’re concerned that this pandemic will only make it harder. Maybe you’re worried about putting your dreams of having a baby on hold while your biological clock keeps on ticking.
Regardless of how the pandemic has personally affected you, this could be the best time to try to conceive your baby naturally.
1. What you do to improve your fertility, also boosts your immunity.
The best defense against Covid-19, more than avoiding crowds and wearing masks, is keeping your immune system strong. Luckily you can kill two birds with one stone when you take measures to prepare for a healthy conception.
We’re taught to think of the body compartmentally. If you have a foot problem, you go to a podiatrist. If you have a vision problem, you go to an ophthalmologist. It’s hard to imagine that your toe issue could be related to your vision, or that your unexpressed grief or bottled up anger could be contributing to both.
By treating your body and mind as a whole, you support all aspects of your health for the wellbeing of anyone aspect. In other words, what you do to support your fertility will be of benefit to all areas of your health.
For instance, I teach women how to balance hormones, improve digestion, sleep better, increase circulation, and reduce stress to boost their fertility. These all support the immune system, as well.
By the same token, it’s important now more than ever to keep your immunities up for the sake of your fertility. The energy it would take your body to recover from Covid-19 could significantly impact your body’s ability to conceive.
And the last thing you want is to catch Covid when you’re pregnant.
2. Limited access to fertility treatments right now
Depending on the restrictions still in effect in your area, you may not have access to fertility treatment, which makes now the perfect time to focus on improving your health.
Even if you pursue fertility treatment when it’s available, the better prepared you are, the more likely your treatment will be successful. It takes about 90 days for both sperm and eggs to mature so use this time wisely to focus on being the healthiest version of yourself.
You can try naturally in the meantime, and if you don’t get pregnant, you’ll be primed for successful fertility treatment.
3. Best to avoid hospitals
During a pandemic, the last place you want to be is a hospital where the chances of exposure are higher.
Fertility treatments come with risks, including potentially fatal ones like hemorrhaging ovaries and allergic reactions to fertility drugs. By undergoing these procedures, there is a chance you could be hospitalized.
All the more reason to make your baby at home
4. Trying naturally is most affordable
This one’s a no brainer. Save thousands of dollars while sparing yourself the stress of undergoing invasive and risky treatment? Um, yes please.
You’re probably thinking… but I’ve been trying naturally and it hasn’t worked.
It may just be that your body needs more support. I’ve helped countless women get pregnant naturally in their late 30’s and early 40’s get pregnant after trying for several years and multiple failed IVF cycles who were told they had bad eggs and there’s no hope.
Oftentimes it’s a matter of giving your body the right support. After all, your body wants to be pregnant. That’s what it’s designed to do.
5. Take advantage of being home and having the time to prioritize your health.
Many of us are home more now than we’ve ever been. With restaurants still closed in some areas, you’re probably cooking more. There’s more space in the day to relax, to eat foods that nourish your fertility and really get in touch with your body.
Take advantage of all that extra time that would be spent on commuting or non-essential activities.
Most of my clients’ hormonal imbalances are simply a result of the business of life. Now many of them have the time to focus on the methods I teach them to use at home to get pregnant, like massaging specific fertility pressure point combinations.
6. More opportunity for sex
If you’re both home more often, you have more space and time to not only do the baby dance, but to actually enjoy it rather than treat it like a chore. The more relaxed and turned on you are, the more receptive your body is to fertilization.
So what are you waiting for? Go make your baby!
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Heidi Brockmyre, M.S. L.Ac is a fertility expert and acupuncturist. Through her revolutionary online program, Fertility Activation Method™, she has empowered thousands of women with the tools and techniques of ancient traditional medicines to overcome fertility issues and grow their families. Heidi’s FAM™ program is an online course and complete pregnancy protocol, and is a clinically proven holistic system for pregnancy success; it is ancient fertility wisdom delivered via modern technology. Heidi has a Master’s of Science in Chinese and is a California state board licensed doctor of Chinese medicine. She has over 10 years of clinical experience as a fertility specialist and medical professional and has completed hundreds of hours of continuing education with a focus on fertility.