A fertile body is not enough

My daughter had a ziploc bag with a seed and water taped to her window. It's been there for months.  I finally threw it away last night cuz nothing was happening.

This is the thing about seeds...

A seed stays dormant until the right conditions are present before it can grow.

I'm no botanist but the environmental cues needed for germination are water, correct temperature, and good location.

During its early stages of growth, the seedling relies on the nutrients stored within the seed itself until it's large enough for its own leaves to begin making food through photosynthesis.

The seedling's roots push down into the soil to anchor the new plant and to absorb water and minerals from the soil.  

The young plant needs water, warmth, nutrients from the soil, and light to continue to grow.

All of these are environmental cues to signal the birth of a plant.

Just as a plant seed interacts with its surroundings to determine the best time for birth, so does your body.

Women focus on their physical body i.e. the condition of their eggs to improve fertility with medicated cycles like IVF and IUI. 

But there's a whole different aspect to fertility as well that's overlooked or brushed aside with the "I'm too busy" excuse.. 

and that's that the ability to have a baby is largely dependent on her environment.  

Environmental cues such as plenty of nutrient dense food signaling enough internal resources for a growing baby, a strong community providing the emotional support for a child (it really does take a village), light exposure to regulate your hormones, reduced stress for a stress-free environment in the womb etc. all signal the body that conditions are right for conception and a healthy pregnancy.

Attention to these areas become more critical as you age because the compounding effects of our habits over the past years and even decades takes its toll in very noticeable ways. 

Like poor egg quality, low ovarian reserve, low AMH, high FSH, etc.

The fertility of your reproductive organs is a reflection of the fertility of your external world and your mind.  If they are constricted with fear, anxiety, depression, and stress, your mind no longer has the capacity to see the possibilities - to create life.

And the body follows where the mind goes.  

So allow your mind to expand, learn, grow with my online GPS (Get Pregnant & Stay pregnant) Fertility program.  More about it here -  ZenFertility.com/gps

Julie Chang,
Natural Fertility Eggspurt

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