CD Release: Manage your stress and be fertile

By Jared Osborne | Fatherhood

meditation for men trying to conceive

Conception difficulties and how they affect men is all too often not addressed - yet it’s one of the most stressful things a relationship can face.

Stress inhibits production of the hormones a man’s body needs to produce sperm - and so often makes difficult times in a relationship - like conception challenges - that much more challenging!

Stress is one of the biggest health challenges many of us face - yet as it's impact is a slow erosion over time we often don't notice it. We normalise it and 'forget' how deeply it's weighing on us.

So how do you do something about stress and even anxiety and depression when they seem like such a major part of everyday modern life?

Meditation and learning to be present in the body through guided relaxation is a major key that improves coping mechanisms for stressful situations and reduces feelings of helplessness.

Guided relaxation and meditation practice has been shown time and time again, over 1000s of years in some cultures and more recently with scientific study after study, to have a lasting positive impact on stress reduction, improving coping with stressful situations and upping quality of life.

It's a no-brainer that if the impact of stress on fertility is so harmful, then stress reduction measures like meditation and taking time to actively relax will make a positive difference, especially when regularly attended to over time.

“But how do I do it?” I hear you ask! We have made it really easy for you.

Over the last year I've been working with Be Fertile, a project by two of the most highly regarded experts in natural fertility management and leaders in naturopathic IVF support, Gina Fox and Charmaine Dennis.

We've created an amazing piece of work: “Guided Relaxation for Men Trying to Conceive”.

4 Simple tracks we know are going to make a big difference to every man wanting to have children.

2 meditations help you relax and let go of the stress, and a massage track to help you maximise your fertility - you'll be getting into your crotch.

You can get it from here (it's currently $16.99 for Australia

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