Emotional and mental health can be a very real barrier to fertility. So often, we focus on our physical health and whether we are 'fertile in our body'. You and your partner may have had every blood test and scan under the sun. You may have had some answers such as a genetic pattern issue, endometriosis, polycystic ovaries or low sperm count. Maybe you've found no answers, or have been given a fertility percentage.
Yet, what about emotional and mental health? Especially when there is a struggle with trying to conceive.
I often find women coming to me because
- they're at a loss as to why they are yet to fall pregnant
- they have stress in their lives they need to clear as they have a feeling that this is affecting their fertility, or
- they have negative experiences related to reproductive health that they need to let go of.
Kinesiology is a fascinating and powerful tool for it has the ability to speak to the body, the conscious and the subconscious mind, and takes the guess work out of questioning 'why?' The very challenge to conceive can cause stress which in turn becomes the enemy to your fertility.
Healing From Miscarriage or Termination
A common example of the importance of emotional and mental health for fertility is healing from a miscarriage or termination; this is something that can take time. From the well recognised statistics, we know that this is a shared experience for many women, however we are all unique in the way that we hold onto or process grief, loss and change. Personal history and circumstance are also unique and it's for these reasons that each personal experience and response to this stress is valid.
Once you begin to heal and feel ready to try again to conceive, it's good to check in and prepare on all levels to ensure that your body is not holding onto past hurt. Sometimes our fear of falling pregnant again or worry over the ability to carry a baby full term can be part of the picture that is preventing conception. Kinesiology can help you to understand and free your emotions and thoughts and to clear the body of trauma and pain.
The Energy Connection Between Emotions and Your Reproductive System
To further reiterate the message, from an energetic perspective the Sacral Chakra – which penetrates through the ovaries and gonads is the chakra most known for it's connection to emotions. When your emotions are in balance, meaning that you're understanding and expressing your emotional self, you have a balanced Sacral chakra and thus a balance within the energy system of your reproductive system and related hormones and structures. Your emotional state directly relates to your fertility and vise versa!
As I mentioned above, you can store your emotions and thought patterns in your body. They can be both recent and old experiences. By releasing these experiences and the effect they have on you, you are able to then make room for new experiences, have the ability to respond rather than react, and to create the family you desire.
A Fun Fertility Tip
Making a baby is the essence of creativity. Both the Traditional Chinese Medicine Kidney meridian and the yogic Sacral Chakra involved in the making of a baby are also the sources for creativity. These systems thrive on creative nourishment. Think beyond just physical conception to creative outlets such as cooking, gardening, art and craft, and problem solving – get those creative juices flowing!
For more information, check out an article I previously wrote called A Fertile Life: Why Mind-Body Medicine is Essential for Fertility
Kate's passion is to educate and empower each client to understand their mind, body, and Spirit and how these aspects are all connected. Her integrative approach to health and healing is to explore and treat the whole person. Kate is the creator of Holistic by Nature and is also on the expert panel of I Quit Sugar.
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