Wait… Miss my big announcement? Read it here.
Well, it was after a romantic evening and I told my husband we should… Kidding!! I’ll spare you those details. I’m talking about what I did… Or what I think I did that helped me become with-spawn.
The first month… And even several months before, everything was extremely thought-out. I took my temperature daily, and I figured out when I was ovulating. The first month of TTC I drank herbal fertility tea, ate organic foods, took a break from french fries, I used swimmer-friendly lube and had a healthy diet. I even stood on my head… Ok, well not really, but practically. I started moderate yoga, and I kept my cool. I didn’t feel stressed. I was wondering all the time “am I pregnant?” But I wasn’t stressing over it. At least I didn’t think I was.
After the first month I took a different approach. My BFF told me I should tell myself I didn’t want to get pregnant… As silly as it sounds I tried it. I didn’t think about all of the rules. I are as much fast food as I wanted, skipped the swimmer-friendly lube, and baby danced when I felt like it. Ok ok… Well I had an iPhone ap to show me when the “green days” were (yes, there’s an ap for that) but I didn’t focus too hard on the whole process.
The only thing I did religiously last month was meditate while listening to Circle+Bloom. It’s a natural technique to help you get pregnant. It’s a great way to start trying to get pregnant as well as something to add to your current routine if you’re already trying.
There are 30 audio tracks… One for each day of your cycle plus a bonus ovulation track, as well as an introduction. Don’t worry, it’s ok if your cycle is longer than 28 days (mine is actually spot on so it was perfect for me). One of my favorites was the bonus track… It went right along with my reverse-psychology ideas last month.Before I started, I connected with Joanne, she’s the co-founder of Circle+Bloom. When she first told me about it I was a little skeptic. But I started using it the last week and a half of my first cycle (you can start it at any point). It was crazy how relaxed I became by listening to it. I sometimes listen to music while relaxing but this had a way of taking me into a deep… Almost hypnotic relaxation that I couldn’t get to alone.
Joanne has PCOS, but she now has two beautiful children. She said exploring the connection between the mind + body, as well as the direct connection between stress and hormone balance and ultimately fertility, gave her the idea of creating a daily relaxation program that tracked to the monthly cycle. Given the fact that our bodies are changing every day throughout the month, a physiological daily guided visualization made complete sense to her. As she says “it was my “ah-ha” moment and one that I will never forget standing in my kitchen with this idea that hit me like a bolt of lightening. I have never turned back.”
If you’re like me you LIKE to know what’s going on with your body… But you also know stress can be bad for conception… And you also know annoying it is for people to tell you that. This program helped me relax, AND let me know EXACTLY what’s going on with my body each day while I was TTC . It even made the two week wait, as well as the first couple of weeks of my cycle more interesting! As weird as it sounds it gave me something to look forward to every morning.
I personally loved the program! I think it helped me relax and ultimately helped me get pregnant. All of the other stuff I threw out the window but I stuck with this. I know I didn’t try to conceive for long, so it’s hard to compare the evidence… But I know with my extreme-controlling personality it can sometimes be difficult to just calm down. I think it’s important to take some time daily to relax, and what’s 14 minutes a day? Maybe it was my “I don’t care” attitude, or maybe it was all of the french fries I ate… But really I think my new pregnancy had A LOT to do with this. Plus, it’s nice an natural!
Want to try it? Circle+Bloom has a free download on their website for cycle days 1, 5, and 13! AND they’re giving one full program away to one of my readers! That’s a $125 value!!
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