Stress is a normal and inevitable part of life, and a large contributing factor to infertility. It keeps us in this very “high-alert” phase, which allows us to keep busy and stay productive. On the flip side, stress can affect us negatively in many ways—especially if left unmanaged and occurring over a long period of time. It can lead to emotional, psychological, and even physical ailments and disorders. From a Chinese Medicine viewpoint, stress causes a disruption in the flow of vital energy, or Qi, through the body, allowing these imbalanced energies to deviate from their proper course; in turn throwing off the body. Finding ways to cope with stress is the key, so finding ways to alleviate the tension is important (and crucial) to maintaining a healthy life.
When you're trying to get pregnant, it is important to know when you will be fertile. However our recent poll shows that an alarming number of women (sixty-nine percent, in fact) have no idea when they are ovulating.
Before you begin looking at expensive supplements to help enhance your fertility, the foods you eat may play a dominant role when it comes to having a baby. Our bodies react to the nutrients that are consumed and some foods motivate our bodies to perform specific tasks. Providing yourself with a healthy diet is more than simply losing some weight or keeping in shape. What are some foods that you can try that encourages fertility?
In times past, getting married and having babies at a young age ensured the perpetuation of the species. As societies became more complex, people began to marry later in life, shortening the number of their childbearing years. Today, matters of age and fertility have come to the forefront, as people establish their careers before starting their families. This delay can have a significant effect on the ability to have children by natural means and can even affect the success of conceiving by in vitro fertilization or other methods.