If You're Trying To Get Pregnant, Laughter May HelpI love to laugh...can't wait for the late night shows to listen to the comedians.
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Even in my "old age" (ahem!) I still love to watch the funny videos show. I've written before about the healing power of laughter. This article talks about how laughter can provide "comic relief" for infertility. It also mentions a woman who used laughter while undergoing five years of fertility treatments only to conceive her two children naturally! Read more:
From the article:
“I really do believe that [humor] is one of many healthy, affordable ways to cope with all the stress,” says Alison Wilson, Ph.D., a licensed psychologist at the Colorado Center for Reproductive Medicine in Denver. Not being able to get pregnant when you want to can be a very distressing time, “and throwing a little humor in there can be so beneficial.”
Think about it—it’s pretty hard to feel sad or angry while you’re laughing, right? Laughter can also relax the body and release endorphins, quite helpful during a process that can be far from relaxing.
“A lot of times the indignities involved with the procedures and the expectations get so extreme,” says licensed psychologist Janice Pimentel, Psy.D., who counsels patients struggling with fertility issues in the Jacksonville, Florida, area. “Sarcasm and humor can be very useful in relieving stress and acknowledging that you are responding in a normal way to a crazy situation, as opposed to being crazy yourself.”