Yesterday’s Natural Fertility Coaching call was all about the Mind + Body connection and fertility. The call was packed with awesome information. One of the important things Joanne talked about was the effects of stress on fertility.
Did you know that…
- Studies have confirmed that stress has a negative impact on our fertility. It is also widely accepted that infertility causes exorbitant levels of stress, creating a negative loop that is difficult to remedy on one’s own.
- The Hypothalamus, which is a walnut-sized organ in the middle of the brain, regulates BOTH stress and your fertility.
Believe it or not, our bodies are equipped to prevent conception from occurring during times of stress. The presence of adrenalin, the hormone that is released by our bodies during stressful times, signals to our body that conditions are not ideal for conception. Adrenalin inhibits us from utilizing the hormone progesterone, which is essential for fertility. It also causes the pituitary gland to release higher levels of prolactin, which also causes infertility to occur.
How Stress Impacts Fertility
Recent research tells us that stress boosts levels of stress hormones such as cortisol, which inhibits the body’s main sex hormones GnRH (gonadotropin releasing hormone) and subsequently suppresses ovulation, sexual activity, and sperm count.
GnRH is responsible for the release of Luteinizing hormone and follicle-stimulating hormone by the pituitary, the suppression of testosterone, estrogens, and sexual behavior.
Chronic stress may cause lack of libido as well as a decrease in general fertility. This has become such a common issue that they have created a name for it Stress Induced Reproductive Dysfunction.
How to use the Mind + Body connections to boost your fertility naturally…
In you are having difficulty conceiving, stress may very well be a factor. If you have had fertility tests performed and have found that there is no medical reason for your infertility, it is time to evaluate your life and determine how much stress you have. Of course, you may not even have need for an evaluation. You may know you are stressed. In that case, it is time to start defeating that stress to help your fertility.
A Natural Mind + Body solution that can help…
Circle + Bloom is a program based on medical and scientific research proving the negative effects stress has on fertility. It also encompasses a proven method to create a mind + body connection to bring about real changes in the body. This program is over six hours of audio programming, segmented into daily tracks that follow your body’s natural fluctuations associated with the reproductive cycle.
Each daily session is approximately 15 minutes of a unique combination of music, words, and guided instructions, designed to help your body manage stress and understand what it needs to do to get ready for conception. It is simple to use; each day you listen to the session that matches where you are in your cycle. You can start at any point in your cycle and repeat or delete sessions if your cycle is longer or shorter than 28 days.
Who Can Benefit from Circle + Bloom…
The program is for any woman who is trying to get pregnant. Circle + Bloom was designed to reduce the anxiety and stress associated with trying to get pregnant. In addition, the comprehensive guided visualization method used in the program has shown in studies to cause physical changes in a person’s body. Therefore, the program could help women with unexplained infertility, PCOS, or a specific physical condition.
You can use the program alone or you can use it to help improve your chances of conception if you are doing an ART or require other medical procedures. In a nutshell, Circle + Bloom can help to optimize your body and mind to increase your chances of success with a variety of issues and a variety of fertility approaches.
How it Works….
This comprehensive 30-session fertility program set includes 28 programs for each day of your monthly cycle, a special ovulation session and the program introduction.
Each daily session is approximately 15 minutes comprising a unique combination of music, words, and guided instructions. It enjoyable and simple to use. To get started, simply listen to the Introduction, find the session that matches where you are in your cycle and start there. The program is available as an download.
Warning: Under no circumstances should you drive while listening to the sessions or operate any kind of heavy machinery since the program is designed to illicit deep relaxation.