Trying to conceive can be really hard. Not for everyone, but for many it can be one of the most trying, upsetting, frustrating points in your life. Its easy to look back in hindsight about how you’d do things differently. Here’s what I would tell myself if I could go back in time and lend a friendly ear and some tips.
We all know Smoking & Pregnancy is unhealthy. We know smoking regardless is unhealthy. But what about the impact on couples trying to conceive & their fertility plans?
Lets take a look at some of the issues of how Smoking impacts on Fertility in particular from a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Western Medicine point of view. We discover that the two paradigms have a lot in common!
Building your yin is very important to fertility for both men and women. In women, their yin is reflected in their oestrogen levels, egg quality and cervical mucus. In men, yin relates to their sperm quality. Without Yin, fertility can be of poor quality. We’ve already discussed Yin & Fertility, in this article here. Now we’ll show some recipes that can help build Yin in the body through food & nutrition.
Fertility for Men & Women in particular the Dry Fertility type can lead to problems conceiving. In The Yin Ova Center‘s Jill Blakeway & Dr Sami’s book “Making Babies” they discuss 5 Fertility types, including the Dry Fertility type. Why is overcoming dryness is important in fertility? Why strengthening Yin is the antidote to dryness, and How do you help your body gain Yin energy?
This article is about why Fertile mucus is so important. I’m sure if your on your fertility journey, you might have done your research and are aware of what you should be looking for at different times in your cycle when it comes to Cervical Mucus. Let’s look a bit closer at why Cervical mucus helps you understand where your fertility is at.