6 Tips for Supporting Fertility

 

You probably think that these tips are going to be all about how to get pregnant.  Well, that’s partially true but the main reason is to focus on how to best support your body during your fertile or reproductive years and beyond.  We have a tendency to only pay attention to our bodies when they are malfunctioning.  Pregnancy or not, we can all remain juicy and lush if we are consistent in taking care of ourselves.  Here are a few suggestions to support yourself at any time of your life.

  1.  Nutrition: We are what we eat.  Our cells need nourishment to function properly.  If we consume the freshest food available which optimally should be organic, we have a better chance of providing the best nutrients to support the needs of our body in preparing for a pregnancy.  Examples: Foods in their natural state; not canned or frozen; organic meats, fruits and vegetables; whole grains.
  2. Exercise: Sorry but it’s true.  Studies have shown that exercise strengthens muscles, increases cardiac output thereby enhancing circulation and modifies feelings of depression by increasing the release of certain “feel good” hormones.  It also assists in managing stress.
  3. Stress Management: Do you feel stressed?  What are your triggers?  How does your body respond?  Any animal under stress will not reproduce!  Stress creates a huge drain on the adrenal glands.  If it becomes chronic the hormones that are released from these glands can block a very important fertility hormone and prevent ovulation.  Ways to Manage Stress: Meditation, yoga, tai chi, guided imagery.
  4. The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy® (ATMAT): The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy® are offered as a supportive modality to enhance health and wellness.  This therapy is an external massage based on traditional Maya healing practices where many common health conditions are alleviated.  What practitioners have noticed in our practice is that organ functions are supported and enhanced.Below is a partial list that contains the most common symptoms that are improved by incorporating this holistic modality into your wellness routine.

    For Women:
    – Displaced or prolapsed uterus and or bladder
    – Painful menstrual cycles and ovulation
    – Irregular menstrual cycles and ovulation
    – Bladder or yeast infections
    – Miscarriages, difficult pregnancies
    – Endometriosis
    – Peri menopause, menopausal symptoms
    – Infertility
    – PMS/Depression with menstruation
    – Ovarian cysts
    – Uterine fibroids
    – Enhances pregnancy, aids in labor and birthing
    – Pelvic pain

    For Men:
    – Early states of prostate swelling
    – Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)
    – Prostatitis (mild)
    – Impotence, Erectile Dysfunction (depending on cause)

    For Everyone:
    – Headaches/migraines
    – Digestive Disorders
    – Low energy
    – Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
    – Gastro Esophageal Reflux (GERD)
    – Crohn’s Disease
    – Chronic constipation
    – Low back ache
    – Chronic indigestion or heartburn
    – Gastritis
    – Restricted breathing due to tension

    The massage is taught to you during a session so you can continue care at home.

  5. Chart menstrual cycles and cervical fluid: there are three primary signs for fertility:
    a) Waking temperature
    b) Cervical fluid
    c) Cervical positionI’m sure that the majority of you reading this are saying “whatttt?” Fertility Awareness Method (FAM) is something that most of us never heard of and most likely confuses it with the rhythm method.  The only similarity is that they are both natural ways of determining an effective means of contraception and mindfulness of peak fertility.
  6. Have fun: What do you do for fun?? Are you including down time for yourself and your partner?  Are you still friends who are madly in love or are you just sex machines waiting for fertile moment to create a human form?  Consider sleeping skin to skin to remind yourself that the human touch creates those moments of closeness and true connection.  And sometimes you just need to have that screaming, sloppy, juicy sex (or as the Brits say “get yourself a good Shag”).

The message here is to bed happy, healthy and when you get yourself to that best place, miracles can occur.