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How the mind can hinder and help you get pregnant

Preparing to conceive – how the mind can hinder and help you get pregnant. By Maggie Howell   With all the pressures, hopes and expectations of women today, it is now a common scenario that for many years, a women will do everything and anything to stop her body from getting pregnant.  She zooms through her prime child bearing years with thoughts of career, travel, romance, money, mortgages…… Her only thoughts about her own fertility are towards remembering to take the pill and hoping to keep her periods so regular that she can plan her social life more effectively.   Then without being consciously aware, her body clock begins ticking louder and louder until strong new feelings seep through every pore, a new longing, a new desire to hold her own baby.  She may be in the right relationship, she may not, but the feelings are still there.  Gone is the desire for a full throttle lifestyle and in its place is such an inner longing, a desperate yearning to fulfil her true role, to become a mother.   And yet for many that conscious choice to become pregnant does not always translate into reality.  Consciously she decides that now would be a good time to become pregnant but for many reasons her body does not listen and month after month go by without the outcome she craves.  What many people do not realise is that our body does not work in a purely mechanical way – our mind and body are not 2 separate entities.   In fact our emotions, memories and thoughts are all stored within our...