• Julia Young

Surviving Christmas when you're trying to conceive

Although Christmas can be a wonderful, magical time, if your trying to conceive it can be very tough. It’s the time of year people celebrate with their families and children so it can make it extra hard if it’s not happening for you.

Here are some things you can do over the next few weeks to help calm your mind and enjoy the festive season:

  • Don't compare yourself to others - you never know what is really going on in other people's lives. Focus on what you have and the good things in your life. It can be helpful to keep a gratitude journal where you note down three things that you are grateful for that day. If you are feeling down, have a read through your journal and try to focus on the positives.

  • Look after yourself - use this break as a time to focus on yourself and do things you really enjoy. This could be mindfulness, meditation, walking in nature, relaxation, yoga, anything that helps you to relax and feel happy.

  • Keep busy and make plans - research some places to go for walks, chat to supportive friends, connect with people that don't have young children or babies.

  • Watch your favourite movies and stock up on some great (non fertility related) books to read.

- Schedule in some date nights - this doesn't have to mean going out, have a romantic meal together at home or watch a film together and make sure that baby or fertility talk is not on the menu.

Wishing you a wonderful Christmas. Take some time to rest and relax, you deserve it! I'm sending you baby dust this Christmas and New Year and really hope that 2021 is the year it happens for you!

Disclaimer: Nutritional Therapy is not a replacement for medical advice, practitioners always refer any client with ‘red flag’ signs or symptoms to their medical professional. The information provided here is general and is not intended to treat, diagnose, prevent or cure any diseases or conditions.

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