If you're trying for a baby and are feeling stressed, anxious, and hopeless, you aren't alone.
No one plans to experience the pain of infertility. Trying without achieving pregnancy or experiencing a devastating pregnancy loss is painful and overwhelming. The feelings of lowered self-worth and self-esteem, combined with loss and grief, are a powerful blow to be dealt.
But by cultivating a personal road map through simple and effective techniques for the mind and body, you can achieve reduced stress and emotional balance. It's important to remember that pain is inevitable in life, but suffering is optional. Feeling better is not only possible but achievable.
When working with couples and individuals as they navigate the uncertainty of infertility, I recommend three approaches: mindfulness, meditation, and connecting to your body.