‘Can you help me cope with the emotional side of this stressful journey? How do we get to the point of letting go of the past and believe again in new possibilities?’
A lot of couples who struggle with infertility experience severe emotional distress. Many couples experience depression and a spiral of negative thinking brought about by infertility. Often, watching friends, sisters and workmates become mothers or hearing well-meaning comments like ‘so when are you two going to start having children’ can bring about a cycle of tears.
I know it can be hard to believe in new possibilities after many disappointments, especially when you’ve been told by people whose opinion you respect, that it’s not possible (or going to be very difficult) for you. If you’ve gone to a fertility clinic or perhaps several clinics. If your doctor told you, your egg quality is not optimal plus you miscarried or you could not get pregnant in the first place, and if it happened multiple times then you may simply not believe it’s possible.
However, I want to remind you that your past does not equal your future. Your body has a phenomenal healing capacity, but first you need to awaken it and that does take a certain amount of effort and preparation to create the right environment in your mind and body. And it may be that your body has never had the right environment for optimum fertility.
Addressing the emotional side and having strategies to make yourself feel better during the journey is important and this is part of what we mean ‘by looking at infertility from a whole person perspective.’ This means that your mind, your body and your emotions are all interlinked and all can have an impact on your fertility.
During the coaching program, you will learn practical tips, tools and strategies to help improve your emotional wellbeing and help you to process and cope with the emotional side of your fertility struggle.
We will help you believe in your body and mind that you can have a healthy conception, pregnancy, birth and baby. You will discover: ways to take some of the stress away; strategies to stay positive; and things you can do to feel better, alleviate anxiety and improve your mood.
If needed we can show you strategies to help you let go of the old patterns, old beliefs which may no longer be serving you just the way you will be letting go of old habits and foods which are not good for you. Once you go through this process, you will feel a positive shift.
Part of what we are teaching in this program is that there are lots of myths we are told about age and infertility and certain conditions and infertility that can make you feel defeated.
As you go through this process, you will begin to feel more empowered, and you will see that there are lots of areas where you can improve your fertility.
Once you start to see and feel results within your body, when you notice improvements in how you’re feeling, how you sleep, and so on. When you can measure improvements to your fertility based on the test results, your optimism is going to emerge again. You will start to believe more in your body, and see that your body can repair many forms of disease if it’s given sufficient time and the right building blocks.