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Thursday, April 12, 2012

VISUALIZATION (AND MEDITATION) FOR FERTILITY AND GETTING PREGNANT

Have A Baby Over 40, Meditation and Visualization Can Help

I did use visualization and meditation when I was trying to conceive and I believe that it was a key piece of my success. In my CD on Meditation and Visualization (www.getpregnantover40.com) I go through the steps I took to attract a baby into my life. Here are some suggestions on what to visualize. You can create your own imagery in your mind, but this may be a place to get started:

Gerald Epstein, M.D. suggests the following visualization in his book ‘Healing Visualizations,’ to help women overcome infertility.

Close your eyes, breathe out three times and imagine walking into a beautiful garden. There you find a tree and a stream of flowing water. Bathe in the water, allowing it to enter and clean all ova, or eggs. Then sit under the tree and enjoy the sunshine and blue sky reflecting through the leaves. Look up to your right and make a prayer for what you want. Do this quickly. Then ask your mate to join you in the garden. Lie down under the tree holding hands. Picture a blue light forming a dome over you. Now go out of the garden holding hands, cradling a child between you.

Do this imagery for two to three minutes once a day for seven days, beginning at the middle of your cycle.

 
Emotional stress can lower the level of fertility. For example, stress in a woman can affect the hormones being released from the brain's pituitary gland, interrupting ovulation (the release of mature eggs). If the stress is combined with another "fertility-lowering" condition, such as a partially blocked fallopian tubes, then it can lead to infertility.
 
One proof that mind/body medicine is an effective part of infertility treatment is a University of Massachusetts study that showed that infertile couples who joined support groups were more than twice as likely to conceive children compared to couples who didn't participate in any groups.
 

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