We’ve all heard the term ‘wishful thinking’, but does hoping for something make it a reality?
The simple answer is no, but with certain things, thinking positively can boost the possibility of achieving your goals.
For couples across the UK, conception can prove difficult, and for many people, IVF treatment is considered a solution to their problems.
In fact, IVF is one of the most popular fertility treatments around.
Our IVF success rates for women vary depending on age, with those under 35 having an excellent chance of conception.
However, age isn’t the only factor that determines whether IVF treatment is successful or not. Sometimes your emotions can play an influential role too. Read on to discover how:
Stress and anger
Positive thinking can be a very powerful tool when it comes to improving your chances of the IVF process resulting in conception.
Stress and anger however, can have a counterproductive effect on IVF treatment, so it’s in your best interests to relieve yourself of these emotions.
Stress has a direct relationship with a woman’s menstrual cycle and the fertility process and may affect your chances of a successful IVF treatment.
Unfortunately, unsuccessful treatments can lead many women to become frustrated and angry, as well as depressed. And, in turn, these emotions can lead to a decreased libido, which could lessen your chances of conceiving.
How mindfulness meditation and exercise can help
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As it’s important to remain positive during pregnancy, there are a number of things you can do to boost morale.
One of the best methods you can try is to perform exercise often. Yoga and mindfulness meditation are examples of exercise that leave you relaxed and allow you to clear your mind.
In turn, this could make the chances of conception easier due to lack of stress and anger you may have previously felt.
In addition to this, exercise of this kind can also regulate the production of your hormones, which could increase your conception chances.
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Another way to beat stress is by regularly communicating with your partner.
Conception can be a very emotional process for both partners, so by maintaining a positive outlook, you’ll be able to support each other throughout your fertility journey.
It’s also very important to remain truthful with your partner. This will prevent any built-up anger and stress if honest conversations are being held at all times.
In addition to these tips, there are plenty of other natural fertility boosters you can try, including fertility-friendly diets, massages, plenty of vitamins and minerals, as well consuming good fats to aid the production of cholesterol.
Here at Reproductive Health Group, we offer a number of fertility treatments to help improve our patients’ chances of pregnancy. Give us a call today to book your appointment and find out everything we offer during this process as well as our treatment prices.