Some women fall pregnant without even batting an eyelid. Some plan it to the tee and others try for years. We are all on our own journey and what’s difficult for some may come naturally to others. Whatever camp you fall into, charting your cycle is one of the most effective, eye-opening, life-changing things you can do.
Something most women do not know is that if you are even considering falling pregnant you should be off all hormonal contraception for at least a whole year or three healthy menstrual cycles – whichever comes first. The reason being that the synthetic hormones in hormonal contraceptives could have a potential effect on the reproductive system of you developing fetus. The hormones you take could affect your baby’s chances of conceiving later on in life. This is such important information that women are often are not given.
For those women trying to fall pregnant, you need to understand that if you are not falling pregnant there is a reason for it. We are designed to fall pregnant and if we can’t it is our body screaming at us saying: “Please help me!” So many women want the quick fix – the drugs, the answers – but they do not realise that there is a lot that they can do before they seek answers in the medical world.
If you are considering falling pregnant and you want to be educated about your body, or you are frustrated with your body and yourself, you need to understand that there are many factors that are at play, all of which contribute to this amazing journey.
It is about looking at your life and seeing what is not working for you physiologically, emotionally and in your relationship.
These three areas (physiological, emotional and relationship) are comprised of many factors. Have you ever considered that within the physiological group the following can affect you and your partner’s fertility:
- What you eat
- What you drink
- What supplements you are taking, if any
- What your menstrual cycle is actually doing
- When you ovulate
- If you are producing mucus
- How long the phase from ovulation to your next period is
There are so many aspects to consider and you can address all of this and more when charting your cycle.
The emotional component of falling pregnant is also so important and often neglected. You need to be in the right headspace, where there are no obstacles that are unconsciously preventing you from moving forward. Our emotions have a very powerful effect on our body.
The relationship component is about wanting to have sex because you love your partner and not just because you want a baby. Bringing the love, fun and excitement back into sex is so often the key to building the relationship and turning your two into three.
So if you are thinking of falling pregnant or you are battling, remember you have the ability to find the answers and take control. If this is something you want to do, contact me and we can chat further.