There is nothing more difficult than wanting to start a family and after months of trying, not having any success. There are various types of fertility programs out there whether you want to use natural fertility support Toronto, or try a fertility clinic. So how do you know which support is right for you?
No matter what stage you are at on your fertility journey (just beginning or have been trying for a couple of years), or whether you want to try natural fertility support or with medical interventions, we firmly belief the best way forward is to take a step back. This is for a couple of reasons, so let us explain.
First, when you’re working so hard on achieving your dream of starting a family, it is very easy for this to become the focus of your life. This can ultimately cause stress and anxiety which will affect the hormone balance in the body. Even if you don’t feel stressed, your mind is always thinking about having a baby, and when a woman gets her period there are likely feelings of disappointment. We also start to lose focus of other important things in our life such as eating healthy and exercising – these can easily fall by the wayside while you’re focusing on your goal.
You know the saying “a watched pot never boils”. So by taking a step back and putting the focus on yourself and your partner, you can start to lower the stress and anxiety around having a baby. Addressing stress and anxiety are such an important part of fertility because if our body is constantly in stress mode, all the resources for making hormones are being sent to the adrenal glands to help keep the production of stress hormones going. This means hormones like progesterone, testosterone and our thyroid hormones are going to be affected, which are important hormones for fertility.
This brings us to our second reason for stepping back – taking some time to build up the foundations of health. You can’t build a house without the foundations in place – this is where the house will get its strength. By building up the foundations we mean ensuring you’re getting good quality sleep, eating a well balanced diet, exercising regularly, and practicing good mental hygiene. It is also important to address other factors that may be affecting your health such as food intolerance or allergies, your thyroid, and digestion.
So, essentially our message in this post is take a step back from focusing on creating a baby, and turn the focus onto supporting your own mental and physical health. We know this is hard, but if you need to, think of the advice on an airplane. You need to help yourself first before you will be in a position to help someone else. See this as your opportunity to take care of yourself so your body can take care of a baby. If you have any questions about this post contact us to set up a free meet and greet to find out about naturopath fertility Toronto support.