Preparing to have a baby in your late 30s or 40s needs to be a system in your daily life.
You've already experienced that it isn't going to just happen at the snap of your fingers.
So you've got to have a plan that increases your chances of getting pregnant every single month. And you've got to to stick to it.
Think about it this way...what makes your life run relatively smoothly?
Not sexy. Totally boring. But incredibly powerful in making meaningful changes.
Multimillion dollar businesses are built on routines. McDonald's is the ultimate example of systems within systems. The french fry maker knows exactly how long to cook the fries and when to change the oil.
Systems remove errors that can mess up everything down the line.
I want my shake at the perfect consistency - liquid enough to suck through a straw but not so thick that I need to be a vacuum cleaner.
Just as routines are important for massive organizations, they're important to systemize most of your day so you don't have to think about what to do in the next minute. They allow you to go on autopilot so you can focus on high level things that actually require that noggin of yours.
Stuff like figuring out the next steps on your fertility journey.
It takes a little time to get routines into place though.
My younger kid is 9yo and I STILL have to tell her to shower and brush her teeth. I harass my 13yo about showering daily - ugh, the stench of a pre-teen going through puberty...
As adults, it doesn't seem any easier. If anything, it gets more difficult cuz of all our responsibilities. How many times have you tried to exercise regularly, cut your alcohol, went to bed earlier?
It takes a lot of discipline!
After years of struggling with creating the healthiest routine, it ended up that I needed a massive wake up call, i.e. my divorce, to really get on board with everything I know I needed (and wanted) to do. But I just didn't make the time for it.
I have to say, dating again in my 40s, is a huge motivational kick in the rear.
You have your "warning light" blaring now. Trying to get pregnant in your late 30s or 40s.
This is the time to do something about it. It's now or never.
You already know some of the big ticket items that have to be addressed...
- taking the right supplements to bridge nutritional gaps from what you eat to what you need (2 completely different things!)
- eating nutrient-dense foods to store up the building blocks required to turn a fertilized egg into a baby
- exercising to counteract your sedentary lifestyle - sitting all day reduces blood flow to your reproductive organs
- sleeping well so your body can repair itself
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