Fertility For Today
Why is falling pregnant so hard in modern times?
21st century fertility issues can be attributed to:
- Chemicals in food
- Toxic build up from household products
- Chemical preservatives in skin care products
- Chemicals in ‘dirty’ technology, e.g. mobile phones, smell of new electronic devices, etc
- Lack of nutrients
- Lack of sleep
- Lack of deep relaxation
Are the odds against women today?
In many cases it seems the odds are against women in today’s fast-paced lifestyle but once a combination of mind and body detox methods are employed the effects can be reversed and women find themselves giving birth to happy, healthy babies.
Suffering from Sub-fertility?
Sub-fertility is a major issue – so you are not alone.
Statistically one in three women struggle to fall pregnant naturally in the Western world. As well as detoxing the mind you can boost fertility with these simple steps that can leave you feeling re-balanced, rejuvenated and stress free.
Do fun exercises that offer targeted results. One to one fertility yoga which has been specifically designed to massage the organs of your productive system as well as balance your central nervous system and immune system.
How Stress Affects Fertility
Stress activates the sympathetic nervous system this means blood flows to your extremities and away from your digestive system constituting the flight or flight mode. So taking time to sit, breathe deep and clear your mind for a few minutes a day and help restore blood flow to your digestive and reproductive systems.
I suggest taking a natural candle (made from soy or bees wax, others let off toxic fumes). Light the candle and gaze at it through half closed eyes, peering through your eyelashes.
Keep focusing on the flame because your goal is to close the eyes and still maintain an image of the flame with your eyes closed. The flame will help to burn thoughts away, helping you to remain present with your breath.
Meditation Affects Fertility
Learn the easiest way to meditate, ever!
Click here for clear instructions how to Candle Gaze
Learn to meditate (here) and therefore manage stress and enhance fertility. Being calm can often lead to a more relaxed state of mind and therefore your body is more receptive.
You can apply a mantra to the Candle Gazing Fertility Meditation such as Gaia (guy-ah) meaning Mother Earth or Quan Yin (Kwan Yin) calling in the Goddess of Fertility.
Do not repeat this mantra to the rhythm of the breath, after your seven rounds of breaths use the mantra whenever thoughts enter your mind so you can keep your focus on the image of the candle flame.
Meditation means one-pointed focus; being able to concentrate on one thing. It is very simple and very effective.
Only use natural bees wax or soy candles (that do not emit black smoke) and only use 100% natural organic essential oils to avoid toxicity. We recommend our Awakening Fertility Candles range
Toxins Affect Fertility
Give your body the break it needs by reducing as many toxins as possible out of your life.
By replacing toxic household cleaning products and bathroom products with natural ones you could double your chance of falling pregnant faster.
As a rough guide, if there are danger signs on your cleaning products or chemical preservatives, sodium laureth sulfates, heavy metals like aluminium in your bathroom products they are best avoided at all costs.
How Alcohol Affects Fertility
Stopping alcohol consumption makes a huge difference on people’s health and vitality especially when it comes to preconception.
Alcohol is a depressant, it lowers the body’s natural energy levels and fertility requires an abundance of life force energy.
It is high in sugar and yeast causing a level of toxicity meaning the liver has to work harder to restore homeostasis to the body. Sugar also prevents the body from breaking down fat.
How Caffeine Affects Fertility
Research shows that it is okay for men to have caffeine just before having sex as it makes the sperm more virile. Unfortunately women are advised against it as it is a stimulant and this puts stress on your adrenal glands.
How Dairy Products Affect Fertility
Milk and diary products are high in protein and they inhibit calcium absorption. The human body is not designed to drink cow’s milk and it has been linked to putting a strain on the body’s immune system and has also been linked to causing cancer.
You do need a sufficient store of calcium to boost fertility but contrary to popular belief milk does not provide calcium, because of the high protein content it actually leaches calcium out of the body.
In addition, milk is genetically modified and all GM foods have been proven to create infertility, they even shrink male testicles!
3 Easy Ways to Get Calcium
Get your calcium fix from:
- Leafy green vegetables
- Raw spinach and watercress
- Lightly steamed broccoli and kale
Processed Foods Affect Fertility
Processed white foods are fertility inhibitors. Foods that come out of a factory and not fresh from the farm are harder for the body to digest.
Processed foods such as white sugar, salt (with anti-caking agents), bread, grains and rice all put a strain on your body’s digestive system.
Salt Affects Fertility
You need salt in your diet and the safe salt to consume is Celtic Sea Salt (grey in colour). If you want the benefits that sodium chloride has on the body but do not want to consume salt, then eat celery.
Celery is also great for your bones which you need to ensure are strong and healthy before falling pregnant because if your baby does not receive the nutrients it needs they will be absorbed from your bone marrow.
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About the author:
Fiona Boulton is a Fertility Specialist
(An expert in her field since 2007) and leader in Fertility Mind Mastery, Fertility Meditation, Fertility Yoga and Fertility Coaching –
helping people take back control of their fertility, faster.
Fiona is the founder of Awakening Fertility – Harley Street (Harley Street Fertility Clinic), London; Concept Fertility Putney; Chichester, West Sussex and Perth, Australia
- Huffington Post Fertility Writer
- Fertility Coach
- Fertility Support Group Co-ordinator for Harley Street Fertility Clinic and Infertility Network UK
- Nutrition Counsellor
- Public Speaker
- QiYoga® Founder
- Fertility Yoga Teacher Trainer (RYS 200)
- Fertile Lifestyle Motivator
- Fertility Support Group Facilitator
- Fertility Practitioner Training Co-ordinator
Through Fiona’s “transformation guaranteed” Fertile Lifestyle courses, Fiona helps navigate major transitions to detox your mind and body to help you effectively ‘think yourself fertile’; to change the map your mind has of your body and therefore change your physiology by clearing mental and emotional blockages to having your baby. Fiona’s work focuses on you taking back control by changing the internal and external environment of your cells so you can improve chances of fertility success.
Book your fertility consultation from the comfort of your home or come to the Harley Street Fertility Clinic for a transformative session with Awakening Fertility founder Fiona Boulton, here.
Thanks for this and highlighting the issue of toxins.
I am loving my new TOXIC FREE lifestyle – I manage toxic exposure in the home by using vinegar based products and bi-carb soda. I buy your body wash and your recommended shampoos/conditioners and feel soooooooo good for it.
Everything that helps me feel more confident TTC I know is going to help me to be a mother sooner.
Big thanks Fiona
I couldn’t agree more! Thanks for the Fertile Lifestyle tips Fiona :)
Getting regular reminders about these things are so valuable, thanks Fiona
I wish we did not have so much working against our fertility in this modern life we live. EMS plays a huge role in inhibiting fertility. I make sure I walk barefoot in nature whenever the weather permits… Which, living in London means only when the weather is in the 20’s or above on weekends.
Heard crystals help too, right?
That is great Kirra that you are walking barefoot in nature. You are also able to detox with a detox ionising foot bath as well as when you walk along the beach, through the foam where the waves crash on the shore.
The best crystals are black tourmaline and ammonite tumble stones. I have them in stock – £4.00 a piece :)
Loved this article!
And will try this meditation form, which seems easy to me.
Great to hear Mary :) Thanks for sharing.
Yes, thanks for sharing!
I do think it is harder nowadays for people to fall pregnant :(
This is one of my favourite articles on this website – it is just so helpful
I have failed IVF. I am/was feeling lost and confused.
Came across your Fertility Help facebook page and found it really helpful (it has opened my mind to new ways of healing and restoring fertility… helping me take back control).
Ӏn my opinion, this article is moгe useful than evеr before for people like me who thought they had tried everything until they enjoy the treatments and strategies you offer Fiona, thanks for giving so much to all your clients.
Thanks for restoring my faith and belief in myself that I can become a Mum.
Thanks Kel :)