Many countries around the world are now in lockdown as the coronavirus spreads and we’re advised to socially distance or isolate.
It’s easy to feel fearful watching the news, hearing how fast coronavirus is spreading, doing your weekly shop and not being able to get half the things on your list. You might be working from home and feeling lonely because you’re not able to socialise. You might also be worried about your fertility clinic shutting, your doctor not being available or your acupuncturist not at work.
What does the coronavirus mean for your plan to get pregnant?
What are you most worried about?
And how can you reduce stress and anxiety, so that it doesn’t take over and mess up your fertility?
Here is a video to support you with these questions and an easy exercise you can do to immediately reduce stress and anxiety.
Tools To Transform Fear So It Doesn’t Destroy Your Fertility
We know that fear, anxiety and stress are harmful to fertility and that staying calm and relaxed helps your body to be more fertile.
Here are some more tools to support you:
The first step is to acknowledge how you’re feeling because, when we don’t, emotions will get pushed down and come out later in other ways. When you’re acknowledging an emotion you can feel it by closing your eyes and allowing yourself to be present to it. You can speak it out loud to a friend or family member. It often helps to have someone else witness what you’re experiencing. Or you can write it down in a journal.
The next step is to process the emotion. Sometimes the act of feeling, speaking or writing it is enough for it to be processed. Other times you have to be more proactive and take another step. You might need to meditate, dance, walk or do the tapping exercise in the video above.
If you imagine emotions like seeds inside you, then when you feed the seeds of fear or anxiety, then these are the ones that will grow. Likewise, if you focus thoughts and energy on compassion and care to yourself and others, then these are the seeds that will get bigger.
Together We Are Better
With social distancing in place, it’s even more important to be connected online in a like-minded and warm-hearted community.
Join the private Plan Yourself Pregnant Facebook group for resources on how to boost your immune system and feel the loving support of the community through the pandemic as we continue to improve fertility together.Warmest wishes,Join the free Fertility Heroes Facebook group. In our private Facebook group you'll get fertility tips, research and inspiration. Only the women in the group will know you've joined and see your posts. 2. Hang out in Clubhouse in the Fertility Club and the Fertile Mindset Club for fertility strategies, support and community. 3. Apply for a free Fertility Analysis Session to work out what is missing from your fertility puzzle and what to do about it. 4. Join the Plan Yourself Pregnant Membership. Get customised support to work out why you're not pregnant and get your personal plan to optimise your fertility, balance your hormones, improve your womb lining and increase your egg quality.