Spring has almost sprung, and with it, a sense of renewal and hope fills the air…giving us the inspiration to bring our family building goals to fruition. But going through fertility treatment can be all-consuming, leaving us drained, with little time or energy to focus on much else beyond treatment. This month, however, RMACT encourages you to take some time to #NourishYourself. We believe that when you give yourself the time and space to refill your well, you may gain back the energy to achieve your family-building goals…and accomplish them with a clear mind and full heart
So, what exactly is nourishing yourself and how do you go about doing that? RMACT as always, is here for you, offering our outstanding Integrated Fertility and Wellness Team to help you with this effort. And trust me, we understand that nourishing yourself can also extend well beyond the walls of our offices…say, for instance, a trip to your favorite shop and splurging on those heels you’ve had your eye on for like, EVER. But, don’t’ worry, we’ll get to that – just read on for a few of our favorite ways to #NourishYourself, RMACT-style.
Even though you may want to eat your favorite treats (Doritos, anyone?!) and binge watch Netflix, this month we want to encourage you to be more aware of what you are putting into your body. Consider making an appointment with Carolyn Gundell, our fertility nutritionist, who can help create a food plan specifically for you and your needs while you’re TTC and check that one off your list.
Struggling to get yourself off the couch and into the gym? You’re certainly not alone! But you don’t have to start deadlifting and doing burpees to be active. Nourishing yourself could mean light or moderate exercise. To this end, RMACT offers (and encourages participation in) free fertility yoga classes, which are a great way to nourish yourself physically and mentally!
Talk It Out
Most of the time, talking things out is better than holding it in. Nourish yourself by scheduling an appointment with one of our fertility counselors because it might just be the outlet you’ve been searching for.
Shot! Shots! Shots! Everybody!
When you’re going through fertility treatments you’re probably dealing with shots aplenty – and we all know about the general consensus regarding needles. So although we do encourage that patients avail themselves of acupuncture…we aren’t blind to the irony of exposing you to more needles! The great news is that our acupuncturists also offer laser acupuncture which many patients consider less intimidating. RMACT conducted our own study and results showed that laser acupuncture improves a woman’s chances of implantation by up to 15%!
You Do You
Some other (and possibly more fun) ideas to #NourishYourself may be taking advantage of the change of weather and going outside on your lunch break or after work for some fresh air. Consider reading a book on your back porch or take your pup for a walk! You could also schedule that massage you’ve been secretly coveting, but never seem to have to time to go to. Have you been eyeing those heels in the window of your favorite store or a handbag that you’ve been lusting after? What a great excuse to add it to cart and #NourishYourself with some retail therapy.
At the end of the day, those who are going through fertility treatment know that it can take a toll on you, both physically and emotionally. At RMACT, we continue focusing on our most important member of the team, YOU, and offer you ideas and inspiration to take the time to #NourishingYourself this month and beyond.