As a woman who has struggled to conceive in the past, I can attest to the fact that trying to conceive can be one of the most stressful experiences a person can go through.
The constant cycle of hope and disappointment, the feeling of helplessness, and the pressure to “just relax” can be overwhelming. That’s why I turned to fertility meditation and why we’ve put this article together, to discuss what fertility meditation is, how it can help, and how you can do it.
Before we get into the article, let’s start with a note on what fertility meditation IS NOT.
Fertility meditation is not going to get you pregnant. Without wanting to state the obvious, the only way to get pregnant is through regular intercourse at the right stage of your menstrual cycle. What fertility meditation can help with is using mindfulness and positive affirmations to deal with the stress and pressures of trying to conceive and in preparing for your pregnancy.
We’ve included a free guided fertility meditation script at the end of the article, which you can use as a starting point during your meditation practice. Let’s begin!
Fertility meditation is a mindfulness practice focusing specifically on the fertility journey. It involves sitting quietly, perhaps on a meditation pillow, focusing on the present moment, and bringing awareness to your thoughts, feelings, and physical sensations.
This process of paying explicit attention to your thoughts, feelings, emotions, moods and sensations as you and you’re partner try to conceive helps keep the entire journey in perspective. Fertility meditation helps you center yourself and enjoy this exciting, but doubtless stressful, chapter of your life.
There are many types of fertility meditation techniques, including guided meditations, breathwork, and visualization exercises. Some fertility meditations involve visualizing a positive pregnancy test or a healthy baby, while others focus on calming the mind and releasing tension in the body.
You’ll find that at different times you’ll want to do different fertility meditation techniques depending on your mood and particular events. The beauty of fertility meditation is that you can use it to try and manage all elements of the conception journey.
The short answer is yes. As you’re no doubt aware, a healthy mind is a healthy body, and vice versa. Fertility meditation helps keep you mentally and emotionally healthy, something that is essential for your conception and pregnancy.
Studies have shown that mindfulness practices, including fertility meditation, can help reduce stress, anxiety, and depression, which can all impact fertility. In addition, fertility meditations can help improve emotional health, reduce inflammation, increase self-awareness, and improve sleep – all factors that can contribute to a healthy pregnancy.
There are also other forms of meditation, such as orgasmic meditation, which can make the process of trying to conceive a deeper, more profound experience, more enjoyable experience for you and your partner – which in turn will improve your chances of conception.
One of the benefits of fertility meditation is reduced stress, anxiety, and depression. When trying to conceive, it’s natural to feel anxious about the outcome, but high-stress levels can actually interfere with fertility. Fertility meditation can help reduce stress by calming the mind and body, allowing us to let go of our worries and focus on the present moment.
Another benefit of fertility meditation is improved emotional health. Trying to conceive can be an emotional rollercoaster, and taking care of our mental health during this time is important.
Fertility meditation helps us notice our emotions from a distance and process and let go of both extremely positive and extremely negative emotions. This helps cope with the ups and downs of the fertility journey.
Fertility meditations can also help reduce inflammation in the body. Chronic inflammation can negatively impact fertility, and mindfulness practices have been shown to reduce inflammation in the body. Focusing on the present moment and releasing tension through fertility meditation, often using a body scan meditation, can help reduce inflammation and improve our overall health.
In addition to these benefits, fertility meditation can help increase self-awareness. When we take time to sit quietly and focus on our thoughts and feelings, we can gain insight into our own bodies and minds, which can help us make informed decisions about our fertility journey.
Finally, fertility meditation can improve sleep. Poor sleep can affect fertility, and fertility meditation can help calm the mind and relax the body, making it easier to fall asleep and stay asleep.
Welcome to this guided fertility meditation. Take a moment to get comfortable in your seat, and let go of any distractions or to-do lists. Take a few deep breaths, and focus your attention on the present moment.
Begin by bringing your awareness to your body. Notice any areas of tension or discomfort, and imagine breathing into those areas, allowing them to release and relax.
Now, bring your attention to your breath. Notice the sensation of the air moving in and out of your body. Follow your breath as it moves in and out, in and out.
As you continue focusing on your breath, consider your intention for this fertility meditation. It may be to release stress and tension, to visualize a positive pregnancy test, or to bring a sense of calm and clarity to your fertility journey. Hold this intention in your mind, and allow it to guide your meditation.
As you continue to breathe and focus on your intention, imagine a soft, warm light surrounding your body. This light represents love, compassion, and the possibility of new life. Allow yourself to soak in this light, and let go of any negative thoughts or emotions.
Now, bring to mind any specific areas of concern or stress related to your fertility journey. It may be a fear of failure, a feeling of loss, or a sense of pressure. As you hold these emotions in your mind, imagine sending them out into the light, allowing them to be transformed and released.
As you continue to breathe and focus on the light, visualize a positive outcome for your fertility journey. It may be a healthy pregnancy, a healthy baby, or a sense of peace and contentment. Hold this visualization in your mind, and allow it to fill you with hope and positivity.
As you near the end of this meditation, take a moment to thank yourself for focusing on your fertility journey. Know that you are deserving of love, happiness, and the possibility of new life. When you’re ready, slowly open your eyes, and bring your awareness back to the present moment.
Fertility meditation can be a powerful tool for women who are trying to stay positive while trying to conceive. By focusing on the present moment, releasing tension and stress, and visualizing a positive outcome, fertility meditation can help reduce stress, improve emotional health, reduce inflammation, increase self-awareness, and improve sleep.
Whether you’re new to meditation or have been practicing for years, fertility meditation is a simple and effective way to support your fertility journey. Remember to be kind to yourself, and know that you are deserving of love, happiness, and the possibility of new life.