Mood, Grief and Coping With Fertility Treatment


Developing a fertile heart, mind, body and soul; is fundamental to improving fertility and involves both the art and science of healing.

For many couples, trying to conceive is stressful and increased stress levels; post traumatic stress disorder and vicarious trauma are associated with lowered fertility and poor IVF outcomes.

This means, when you are preparing your body for pregnancy or trying to conceive; it is also important to support your body, mind and soul.

This means exploring new ways to manage stress and restore balance in your life in areas such as diet, lifestyle and nutrition.

We know what you do and don't eat and when you eat it all influence energy, mood, hormones, sleep and health. Add to this, nutritional deficiencies, neurotransmitter imbalances, digestive problems and poor detoxification and you have a perfect combination for mood changes. Restoring psychological wellness through identifying underlying health problems and promoting calmness, positivity and mindfulness will reduce feelings of anxiety, stress and anger.

Stress also plays a role in contributing to autoimmune disorders often associated with poor implantation and recurrent miscarriage. New research identifies stress as a leading cause of poor IVF outcomes.

Whatís important to remember is stress throughout trying to conceive is inevitable, however itís how you manage it that makes the difference.

Unavoidable levels of stress cause elevation in cortisol levels. The problem is, sustained high levels of cortisol contributes to mood changes and is a contributing factor to lowered fertility.

Cortisol also stimulates the release of glucose, potentially contributing to metabolic syndrome and subsequent weight gain. It also lowers egg quality and can interfere with healthy cycles of ovulation.

Most importantly it interferes with healthy hormonal function, contributing to conditions such as Thyroid imbalance, and ovarian imbalances such as PCOS, Fibroids and Endometriosis. All of these lead to lowered fertility potential.

If you have are suffering from stress and mood changes, take heart in realizing there are many things you can do naturally, without drugs. Like any conditions related to hormone imbalance, improving your lifestyle and making the right dietary changes; you can restore your health and fertility. Taking an integrative approach using complementary therapies such as botanical medicine, functional nutrition and personalized dietary changes will make a difference.

Doing nothing can not only cause chaos in your life, but it can hold you back from reaching your full fertility potential. If you want to fall pregnant, the solution is BUMPģ