Learning to Listen to Your Body
Decreasing stress and tension clearly is beneficial for everyone, and it seems to be especially beneficial for conception. Some research out of the Mind/Body Infertility Program at the Beth Israel Medical Center in Boston reveals that approximately 44 percent of women who complete their relaxation program conceive within six months. The relationship between participation in the program and subsequent conception is less clear. It is not known if this conception rate is due to the direct influence of the program, a coincidence, or whether there is an indirect relationship.
But one thing is for sure, participants experience significant improvements in depression, anxiety, anger, confusion, and fatigue following completion of the program. That alone can go a long way to helping a woman conceive, not to mention enjoy the process more!
So, while shopping healthier foods and eating a well-balanced diet, also remember to listen to your body. Make sure you're taking time for yourself to rest and relax and enjoy some romance with your partner on the road to conception!