If you’re trying for a baby, you’ve probably taken some steps to improve your chances, but can you do more?
Most couples do some internet research, although too much information – especially if it’s conflicting – can be as much a blessing as a curse. Books have similar advantages and disadvantages.
Complementary therapies are popular – especially Reflexology and Accupuncture – and some couples are very keen to follow a strict nutritional regime, in an attempt to create the best physical environment for conception.
Nutritional supplements are also very popular, but which ones and how do you know they’re right for you? It can all be very confusing.
Ovulation kits can be very helpful, because women’s cycles can vary, so it’s useful to eliminate the guesswork – as long as it doesn’t all become a bit obsessive.
The one thing that most couple’s probably don’t do is focus on their state of mind.
Unexplained infertility can be a very upsetting condition, especially if the woman is over 35. As time goes on, and nothing happens, the ticking of the clock seems to get louder and louder. The emotional highs and lows of hope and disappointment every month can become very stressful. And stress is not a helpful physical en
vironment for conception: it can knock hormones out of balance and deplete the immune system.
Managing your mental and emotional state will have a knock-on effect on boosting your physical state. Also, getting pregnant happens unconsciously, so it’s important to make sure your thoughts and actions support your desire to get pregnant.
Is there any part of you that’s nervous about having a baby? Are you positive or doubtful about your ability to conceive? Is there room in your life and your home for a baby – if work and social life take up your every moment, and if the spare room is full of junk, you may want to consider what message that’s sending to your unconscious mind.
Keeping a positive outlook may be easier said than done, but it is possible, and not only will it make the journey to getting pregnant much more bearable, but it might even improve your chances of getting pregnant.
So, when you’re considering all the things you might do to improve your chances of getting pregnant, don’t forget to manage your mindset.