So tomorrow is Mother’s Day, again. It is day to celebrate to your mother or those who have stepped in and loved you as their own. You may be treating your mom to brunch, dropping by a hanging basket and card, or spending the entire day together just enjoying your relationship.
If you have been trying to become pregnant for awhile, it has probably started to take a toll on your body and emotions. Over time, many couples start to carry the stress and frustration from TTC with them every day. I am always on the lookout for resources and tools that help lessen the feeling of stress so that it doesn't become a dark cloud over your TTC journey.
If you have recently decided to try to get pregnant, you have most likely been researching which prenatal vitamin to take, which foods are fertility friendly, cutting down on caffeine and alcohol and trying to track your cycle. You probably have a drawer of ovulation predictor sticks, pregnancy tests and a BBT thermometer nearby.
In a recent study completed by researchers from the European Hospital in Rome, they found that the way in which men deal with stress may in fact be linked to the quality of his sperm.
If you have some down time, check out this video from Fertility Planit. There is a bit about yoga and fertility, a keynote speaker and then questions and answers from the audience. The moderator is a teacher from Strong Yoga for Women’s Fertility and the Keynote speaker is the very impressively decorated fertility doctor, Dr Daoshing, from the Tao of Wellness - Yan San University.
The question that you will ask yourself morning, noon and night is WHY? Why can I not get pregnant or maintain a pregnancy?
I love that each year I have the opportunity to restart, recharge or add to my TTC toolbox and journey. I get excited when I find new research and/or products that will give women options for optimizing their fertility health.
Did you know that if a man has stellar quick swimming sperm, it can be correlated to how many brothers he has?