Infertility is described as not getting pregnant despite having carefully timed, unprotected sex for one year. In the United States there are 200,000 cases of infertility EACH YEAR, and yet those who are struggling with infertility often feel like they are alone.
The struggle is REAL.
The struggle is COMMON.
Telling your family and friends, "I'M PREGNANT!", is one of life's most exciting moments.
Infertility means constantly being on the edge of your seat. Infertility means keeping secrets to spare your loved ones the potential heartbreak, leaving you and your partner to bear the burden. THAT is exactly why those who struggle with infertility feel so alone.
Although there is no cure for infertility, many families utilize common treatments that significantly improve their chances of getting pregnant. These treatments include hormone treatments, fertility drugs, and surgery.
In addition to these common (and often pricey) treatments, there are a variety of alternative therapies that may help heighten your chances of conception followed by a successful pregnancy.
How? Acupuncture is said to reduce stress that is caused or associated with infertility, while also increasing blood flow to the reproductive organs and balancing out the endocrine system.
According to the American Pregnancy Association, “In many cases, fertility issues may be associated with improper nervous system function, poor nutrition, high stress and poor lifestyle habits."
Having said that, many 'trying' couples are turning to Chiropractic care when struggling with Infertility.
It is suggested that Chiropractic care reduces the stress on spinal nerves which innervate the reproductive organs. Plus, who doesn't like a good trip to the Chiro?
Meditation is a great coping mechanism when dealing with infertility.
Meditation can help both partners manage the emotions that come along with what is known as the 'trying' period. It is emotionally draining and exhausting but a growing number of fertility clinics and doctors have suggested meditation as a useful tool during this process.
Unfortunately there is no 'cure' for infertility, but it is important to remember that during this journey there will be times where you let things go, and other times where you hold on tight.
Take each day as it comes and do your best to live a happy, healthy and stress free lifestyle and remember, YOU ARE NOT ALONE.