How yoga and meditation helps through infertility problems

I have struggled for two and a half years with unexplained infertility. This has caused huge amounts of stress in my life and my relationship with my partner. My doctor urged me to control my stress, stating that it would only make it more difficult to achieve pregnancy. About a year ago, after an early miscarriage, I began exploring alternative methods for dealing with the intense stress and depression surrounding our struggles.

I began taking a yoga class where the instructor suggested beginning a regular meditation practice as well. I found it difficult to sit quietly with no other stimulus. My mind wandered. I found myself making to do lists in my head and thinking about fertility treatments. I purchased a few guided mediation Cd's at the recommendation of a friend to help clear my mind.

I found them incredibly helpful. The music and words guided me to a place inside myself where I could find peace. After a few months of using the guided meditations I found I didn't need them anymore. I was able flow into that peaceful state without outside help. I still use the Cd's when I'm especially agitated but, even then, I doubt I need to.

Regular meditation hasn't "cured" my unexplained infertility. As of right now, I'm still not pregnant. It has, however, given me control over my stress and allowed me to re-engage with my life while we continue to attempt to conceive . My relationship with my partner is joyful now, rather than strained from the stress. I couldn't have achieved this state without my regular meditation practice.

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