One of the reasons we're passionate about fertility awareness (FAM) is that it's an excellent way to help women feel empowered, fertile, and trustful of their bodies before they try to conceive. In addition to giving women the time and support they need to recover from coming off the pill and heal any longstanding reproductive health issues, learning how to manage your fertility naturally can have all sorts of positive impacts on your mental state, too.
But what if you've already been trying to conceive for a while without any success, or you feel on a time crunch to get pregnant, or you're been told you have unexplained infertility? What then?
It's hard not to feel like our bodies are broken or failing us, that we're being punished by the powers that be or that the universe is simply playing a cruel joke on us by withholding the one thing we want most.
"Where attention goes, energy flows."
Getting stuck in negative emotions can be a vicious cycle. The more down we feel the more we see the world as out to get us. From a physiological perspective, sadness and hopelessness contribute to stress, which is the body's signal to shut down reproductive function. When you're stressed, your body turns off all non-essential and high-resource functions in order to preserve energy for a fight-or-flight situation. From a survival perspective, what could be more non-essential and resource-intensive than pregnancy? From a Law of Attraction perspective, like attracts like, meaning thoughts of infertility can attract more experiences of the same. Either way, infertility can become a self-fulfilling prophecy. How then, do we break out of this vicious cycle?
In this week's podcast we interview Alexandra Sipos-Kocsis, a certified Law of Attraction coach, about how she used law of attraction principles to overcome her own challenges getting pregnant. Here she shares her knowledge and experience with other women who have experienced difficulty getting pregnant in order to help them turn the tide and manifest the family they desire. In this podcast we discuss:
- Why it can be harder for "Type A" personalities to conceive
- Alexandra's own fertility journey and the "aha" moment that changed everything
- The importance of getting really clear about what you want while also being open to the possibility of "something better" (the universe might have another path in mind!)
- Why focusing too much on supplements, diet, and other lifestyle changes can be counterproductive (hint: stressing yourself out and trying to "do it all" isn't helpful)
- How to connect to the spirit of your baby and feel like a mother before you conceive
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Kim & Amy Sedgwick love to discuss sex, periods, and all the other things we’re not supposed to talk about. The co-founders of Red Tent Sisters and ecosex.ca, they’ve been featured in every major Canadian news outlet and have become a trusted resource for women seeking natural (effective!) birth control, a more joyful sex life, and an empowered journey to motherhood.