Five Ways to Nourish Your Fertility
This should come as no surprise, nutrition is THE BEST way to to nourish your body. Eating nutritious whole foods does wonders for your fertility. It’s extremely important that you are eating your fresh fruits & veggies, and not from just anywhere either.
Buying local and/or organic produce is very important. Some people think that the whole organic thing is just a ploy to get more money from you. But the truth is if you're going to buy produce from a grocery store, it should be organic. There are certain fruits and veggies that don't really need to be organic, but for the most part organic is the way to go! You want the whole foods you eat to be closest to their natural state in order to reap the best benefits. This means that nothing has been added or taken away from the food.
Today it’s not as easy to find food in it’s natural form. So much of what we eat comes from plastic bags, paper boxes, and metal cans. One way to eat more whole foods is to eat the real version of whatever you’re eating or drinking.
For example - instead of having orange juice which has crazy amounts of sugar, grab an orange! Or instead of using canned beans, buy in bulk (which is so much cheaper) and soak the beans the night before. Incorporating whole foods into your diet doesn't have to be difficult. You can start by simply adding one whole fruit or veggie a day. Each week, try to incorporate more whole foods in your daily diet. Next thing you know you’ll be craving beets and a big healthy salad for dinner and wondering who the heck are you now to not be craving pizza!
Spiritual Nutrition |
Spirituality is something that is completely missing from much of the information you find on fertility. Fertility and Spirituality are directly connected. Think about it, you basically have some liquids and then some kind of magic happen and then there's A WHOLE NEW PERSON there.
In order to enhance our fertility we must feed our spiritual bodies.
Feeding the spiritual body is just as important as feeding the physical body.
You're probably wondering how do you feed the spiritual body, and the answer is much simpler than you think. Your spirituality is fed with silence and meditation. Finding the time to get quite, tune in, and clear your mind will help you nourish your spiritually.
When meditating, focus on your HEALTHY fertility or the baby you wish to have. Meditate single pointedly on your fertile body or your baby everyday - this is called one pointed concentration. It will be difficult at first, but the more you do it the longer you will be able to meditate. Doing this also helps bring your baby (however they decide to come) to you by way of law of attraction.
Self Care |
Right after food, self care has to be one of the best ways to nourish your fertility. I like to call it “mothering the mother”. Truly nurturing yourself helps to reduce the stress in your life, and we all know how important it is to reduce stress when you're trying to get pregnant.
It can be so hard to make time for you in this crazy world we live in, but it helps to look at it this way - If you are not taking care of yourself, an incoming soul is not going to find you as appealing as someone who does. Babies are 100% dependent, and if you cannot take care of yourself it's going to be difficult for you to truly nurture and care for an infant.
There are many ways to practice self care, and many of which greatly encourage fertility. Taking a relaxing bath is a wonderful form of self care. The skin is the bodies largest organ and baths are a great way to nourish from the outside in. Just remember that your skin drinks whatever you put on it. When it comes to baths, I don’t suggest adding anything you wouldn't want to drink.
*PAUSE* So you mean no fancy bubble baths or bath bombs? Yes! That’s exactly what I mean.
Most of the bubble baths, salt soaks, and bath gels you find in the store are laced with chemicals. Chemicals you do not want on or in your body, especially when you are trying to conceive.
Healing touch is also another from of self care. You could get a massage from a loved one, go get one professionally, or give one to yourself.
Touch is healing.
I personally love to anoint my body with oil before I get in the shower (also called an Abhyanga). Not only does this nourish my skin, but I'm also giving myself loving touch (and Reiki). Telling my body how much I love and appreciate everything it does.
You could read, write, watch a funny movie, take a trip, or simply have a cup of tea. Self-care doesn't have to be difficult, but it's also making the time to actually feel. Some of us are so busy when don't allow ourselves the time to express our feelings. This is SO important as well!
Self care is also expressing yourself.
Try doing at least one self care related thing per day. Once you get in the habit of this, start adding more to your routine. You can never have too much self care!!
The importance of spending time in nature is another aspect of fertility that is often left out. When you are trying to conceive it is EXTREMELY important that you be grounded. One of the first things I tell women who are struggling with fertility and getting grounded, is to put up the high heels! We all know high heels are damaging to our feet, ,but they can also be damaging to the uterus as well. Frequently wearing those killer stilettos that we all love, can cause your uterus to shift which obviously effects your fertility.
Okay so I know for some of you, when you think of walking around barefoot you think about hippies. It may just be that they were on to something. The hippies know when walking barefoot we are able to absorb the negative ions from the earth. This really helps those struggling with anxiety and depression. If you don’t feel comfortable going barefoot you could also purchase some soft bottom moccasins. The point is is to start FEELING the energy of the fertile Mother Earth helping to ground you.
Sit under a tree.
Again with the hippy stuff! They've got it figured it when it comes to spending time in nature. Sitting under a tree (especially a big tall one with a huge trunk and lots of wisdom) really helps you to connect both with your self and nature. It's surprising how meditative this can actually be, I challenge you to go sit under a tree for 30 minutes and leave your phone at home!
The sacral chakra (located below your belly button and above the pubic bone) is the center of both pleasure and passion.
This is our creative center.
When there are energetic blockages in the sacral chakra they can manifest as reproductives issues like PCOS, Endometriosis, and Infertility. Someone with a healthy sacral chakra would be emotionally expressive, creative, energetic, playful, sexual, joyous, and comfortable with change and spontaneity.
When I work with my clients I often hear "I don't know how to be creative. I don't have anything I am talented at." and I always tell them - You don't have to be skilled to be creative! Okay so you may not be the best cook, and your dance skills are on par with your crazy cousin you only see at weddings, but so what! You don't have to be talented to be creative. You can walk creatively, wash the dishes creatively, mop your floors creatively. None of this requires much skill at all. The point is to just start creating so that you can tap into that creative energy, that same energy also creates a child.
Write sing, dance, exercise, paint, play games, do whatever you can do to express yourself creatively!
Make it a weekly thing, and something you are sure to make time for.
Creating more time to focus on nutrition, spirituality, self care, nature, and creativity to is a sure way to nourish your fertility. All it takes is making a few small changes to your daily habits and then slowly but surely you'll be fully living a fertile life.