If you’re one of my patients, you’ve probably heard me mention probably most of the things on my blog…..including the one thing I say over and over: it takes 3 things to have a baby: eggs, sperm and tubes that are open. Learn about all 3 and you can figure out why a couple is having a problem conceiving. I’d like to officially add emotional health to the list……I think that emotional health is essential when trying to conceive and if you don’t have emotional health, that in and of itself could possibly affect your chances of conceiving.
People who are emotionally healthy are in control of their emotions and their behavior. When bad things happen, they’re able to bounce back and move on. Mental and emotional health takes an effort to build and maintain. As couples are trying to conceive, they should not only spend energy on their physical health but do things to boost their mood, build resilience, and get more enjoyment out of life. Every patient of mine will have their own ideas about how they can build and maintain their emotional health.
Here are some tips:
1. Take care of your physical health: eat right and maintain your weight.
2. Do things for fun! Remember when you were dating? You did things that were fun for both of you. Talk about those things and start doing them more often. Go to a funny movie, take a walk on the beach, listen to music, go to a concert or theater show, or get together with friends. Doing things just because they are fun is no indulgence. Play is an emotional and mental health necessity.
3. Make time for deep thought and appreciation. Think about the things you’re grateful for. Mediate, pray, enjoy the sunset, or simply take a moment to pay attention to what is good, positive, and beautiful as you go about your day. If you don’t have time to see a psychologist and/or hypnotherapist, you can go to www.circlebloom.com for meditations that can take you through your fertility treatments.
Hope this helps!