Self-Love During Fertility Treatments
You’re in the midst of an ongoing struggle with fertility treatments, a journey that affects one mentally, physically, emotionally, financially…the list goes on. It’s so easy to lose yourself to the negativity, to the fear, and to the anxiety of infertility, but never is it more important to be positive and even more importantly to love yourself. The strategies below offer insight on how to give yourself much-needed inner peace and on how to shift your experience from reactionary to action-driven.
Keep the Mental Chatter to a Minimum: During treatments, it’s easy to keep your mind on a constant flow of negativity. However, when you give in to this mental chatter, your energy focuses on a negative result rather than the chances of a positive outcome. Sure, this is probably just a defense mechanism in case the treatment doesn’t work, but it’s not healthy and will only hurt your chances of conceiving. When you start to hear the negative voice in your head, try to create a system to manage the chatter. Become a "witness" to your feelings, acknowledge them, and then release them. This will help ease that inner chatter.
Create a System of Self-Care: In order to take better care of yourself, you need to acknowledge what it is that makes you feel happy and fulfilled. When you realize what this is, give yourself one daily act of self-care to help boost your mental and emotional well-being. It doesn’t have to be extravagant, but it does need to create a connection of feeling supported and loved. This could be as simple as giving yourself a few minutes each day to read a book or do a crossword puzzle, go on a walk, or treat yourself to a nice lunch or fancy cup of coffee. By doing just one small self-care act a day, you’re going to feel happier with yourself and walk around with a more positive outlook.
Focus on What You Want: Throughout the fertility journey, your needs and wants may change. At every step of the way, it’s important to be crystal clear with these intentions and to be open to all possible options and outcomes. When you know exactly what you want (without focusing on the path that you’re on to get there), you shift the mental chatter from "What if something happens?" to “This is what I need and intend right at this moment.” Become aware of what you’re asking for consciously and subconsciously, and see what the universe has in store.
No matter where you’re at in the fertility process, always remember to shower yourself with kindness, love, and self-care. This will help shift your energy to a more positive state that can only help your chances of conceiving. If you would like information on our fertility centers in Charlotte or Lake Norman or would like to schedule a consultation with one of our top fertility specialists, please call us at (888) 551-0874.