De-stressing is one of the best ways to boost your fertility. It can help with both conception and delivery, as well as reduce stress hormones in the body that can affect fertility. Here are 10 ways to de-stress so you can have an easier time conceiving:
Get a good night’s sleep
Getting a good night’s sleep is important for your health, no matter what stage of life you’re in. It’s also an important part of fertility and mental health—but it goes way beyond that.
For starters, getting enough sleep can help boost the production of hormones that promote ovulation (like luteinizing hormone and follicle-stimulating hormone). Your body needs a certain amount of time to cycle through these hormones before they’ll be released in large amounts during ovulation—and if they don’t get that full cycle at least once or twice each month, then it’s likely not going to happen anytime soon! And when this doesn’t happen naturally? Well…that means there may be something wrong with your system!
The bottom line: getting enough rest each night will help keep everything running smoothly down there so that natural cycles can occur at their best possible rate.
Find someone to talk to
If you’re struggling with fertility, it can be hard to find someone who understands what you’re going through. It’s important that your friends and family know that this is a serious matter, especially when it comes to finding the right time and place for the conversation. Don’t be afraid to ask for help! Whether it’s just someone’s shoulder to cry on or advice on how best to handle certain situations, there are many people out there who would be happy to lend their support—and they’ll probably appreciate your honesty as well.
Keep a close eye on your health
- Keep a journal of your health.
- Keep an eye on your diet.
- Keep an eye on your weight.
- Exercise regularly and make sure you get enough sleep every night, especially if you’re trying to conceive or are pregnant or breastfeeding (this is important for both men and women).
Do something you love
The good news is that there are plenty of ways to de-stress. One way is to do something you love—something that makes you happy, something that relaxes or calms your mind and body, or even something fun and rewarding. De-stressing also means finding activities that are healthy for both your body and mind: a walk in nature, a workout session at the gym with friends (or by yourself), or simply meditating on the beach are all wonderful ways to unwind from an overactive schedule!
Go for a walk…or hit the gym!
Exercise is one of the best ways to relieve stress and boost your fertility. Studies show that women who exercise regularly have better periods, less cramping and fewer mood swings than those who don’t. Plus, it’s been shown that women who do aerobic activity in addition to strength training improve their chances of getting pregnant by almost 50%.
So go ahead: take a walk outside; hit up a spin class or yoga class; go swimming laps if it’s summertime weather outside! Whatever form of exercise works best for YOU really doesn’t matter because all forms will help keep stress levels low so we can focus on other things besides getting pregnant anytime soon 🙂
Cook yourself a great meal
Cooking is a great way to relax and de-stress. It can also be a great way to bond with your partner, especially if you are trying for a baby.
If you have kids at home, cooking together may be one of the best ways to spend quality time with them! They will love watching you cook (and eating!) as much as they enjoy being involved in the process themselves! This can also help strengthen family bonds, which are important for fertility purposes too!
Read something funny or entertaining (not about infertility)
Reading has been proven to be a great way to relax and de-stress. It’s so easy to read something funny, or entertaining. If you don’t have time for a long book, try reading an article online that gives you the information you need in just five minutes or less.
Learn something new or practice a hobby
De-stressing is not just about taking a break from stressful situations, but also about finding something new and exciting that you can learn.
The best way to do this is by trying something new—whether it’s learning a skill or trying out a hobby. Learning something new can help relax your mind and body, which will help boost your fertility
Take time to enjoy your life as it is right now
It’s important to remember that you are not alone in this. Other people have been through the same things, and they are all doing their best to get through it. If you’re feeling stressed out, try taking a moment to appreciate how lucky you are to have good health and a loving family who supports your decisions.
Give yourself permission to take time off from trying to conceive when you need it.
When you’re stressed, it can be hard to take time off from trying to conceive. But if you give yourself permission and make sure your partner knows that this is something that both of you need and want, then it’s more likely that both of you will be more relaxed and able to cope with the ups and downs of TTC.
These can be hard things to do, but they’re worth it. The more you practice being in the moment and finding ways to de-stress, the more your fertility will be on its way to recovery. If you need some tips on how to manage stress and infertility simultaneously, talk with your doctor or nurse practitioner. They can help you find a good balance between work and home life; between family time or alone time; or whatever mix works best for you!