Trying To Conceive Over 40 - Pregnancy Over 40One of the best things I did for my overall health was trying to conceive.
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Why? I was forced to confront every aspect of my life. Here I was, over 40 years old, and I was still trying to prove to everyone, including myself, how "worthy" I was.
Once I got serious about having a baby, I quit a high stress job, which gave me the time and the energy to revamp my diet and confront my less than perfect upbringing. Yes, it was a big decision to quit my job, I had been there for 19 years and the "golden shackles" were hard to walk away from. It's just that I made up my mind that having a baby was the most important thing in my life. Jobs come and go and the "career track" doesn't always leave room for having a baby.
Trying to conceive gave me a reason to do what I should have done years ago. I starting being good to myself. I started to respect my body and I realized that if my body was going to produce the miracle of life, I had to treat it with the utmost care. I also took care of my mind and my emotional health by journaling, meditating and visualizing what I wanted for my future. All of these things (and many others) I put together in what I now call my "pregnancy protocol".
The result? I'm happier than I've ever been, I'm healthier than I've ever been and to top it all off, I have a wonderful daughter and husband to share it with. I wonder what would have happened if it didn't take me so long to get pregnant. Perhaps I wouldn't have had the incentive to make the changes that will be so beneficial for the rest of my life.