If you’re trying to conceive you know that it can sometimes feel like it’s starting to consume your life. Not only can that be frustrating, but it can also add extra stress that makes conception more difficult. Here are five of the best, most practical ways to reduce stress while trying to conceive and can keep your stress levels down.
1. Make Sure to Set Strong Boundaries While Trying to Conceive
Well-meaning people in your life can get nosy and pushy, and that can add to your stress. While you don’t want to alienate people who mean well, strong boundaries with them can help you feel more relaxed.
2. Keep the Lines of Communication Open With Your Partner
You and your partner may react differently to things like a negative pregnancy test. By keeping your communication with one another open and honest, you can keep your stress levels down.
3. Have a Good Support Network
A good support network is vital. It can be friends or family members, a support group, or anyone else you trust and know you can talk to.
4. Keep Doing the Things You Enjoy
Don’t give up all the things you enjoy doing just because you’re trying to conceive. You should still get out and experience life, get involved in your hobbies, and do fun things, so you can keep your stress levels low.
5. Practice Self-Care and Relaxation Techniques
Self-care and relaxation techniques like yoga, meditation, and journaling are great ways to lower your stress and enjoy life while trying to conceive, which can make the process easier.
If you take the time to talk with your partner, and find others you can help support you when you need it most, you can stay more relaxed as you try to conceive. That relaxation can make conception easier, and keeps you from making your entire existence about trying to have a child. You’ll be more likely to conceive when you’re taking good care of yourself.
If you are having trouble conceiving and these practical ways to reduce stress while trying to conceive don’t seem to be working, we welcome you to contact us with any questions you may have. Our team at Fertility Institute of San Diego is dedicated to providing a supportive and personal experience for our patients. Click here to learn more!