Can you be fertile after forty?
Couples today are waiting until their late thirties and early forties to begin a family. Is this a high risk? Is it too late? For the wise who enlist the help of a healthy diet, stress reduction, and fertility support to aid in conception, and promote a healthy pregnancy, the answer is NO.
A woman is most fertile between the ages of 18 and 28, and many are still healthy enough to conceive and carry a pregnancy through their thirties. When we are younger, our bodies are able to maintain a healthy hormonal balance, sending generous amounts to the areas necessary for ovulation, conception and a healthy pregnancy. Aging can lead to stiff muscles, brittle bones, and this can make pregnancy a bit more arduous, the labor can be delayed or create injury for the mother during birth. The hormones which aid in the relaxations of reproductive tissue are not be produced in adequate amounts.
As we age, our lifestyle, living environment, diet, and many other factors have become repetitious, creating chronic issues.
They say that one hour of meditation is equal to three hours of sleep. Let your body rest and rejuvenate, to be prepared for whatever life throws us next. Not only can it help with your energy, but meditation has been shown to increase chances of conception. It is helpful to navigate emotional struggles and difficult decision making while beginning to build a family. Feeling tense about choosing motherhood or deciding against it completely is natural. It should be something with much thought put into it.
Making time for yourself, even five quiet minutes alone, free of your responsibilities, can urge the body to produce beautiful results if done regularly. It’s important that you nourish you.
Ways to Improve Fertility after 40
There are many natural ways we can help reduce the damage the years have put on our bodies and help to renew our energy.
- Nutrition (well balanced, portion control)
- Lifestyle (exercise, rest and deep sleep)
- Stress management & mind-body tools (Tai Chi Chuan, Qi Gong, meditation)
- Community (building a support group of family, friends, and you)
- Acupuncture and laser (LLLT) acupuncture for fertility
Acupuncture is a safe, painless treatment that is able to provide support through your fertility journey. Needles are placed in specific points on the body to help promote relaxation, circulation, and healthy reproductive function. It can help blood flow to the uterus, prepare the uterine walls for implantation, and balance the hormones to ensure everything is functioning properly. They say to properly prepare for a fertile cycle, beginning 90 days before you plan to conceive is the best option. Nourishing the body will help ease it into a happy healthy pregnancy. Seeds grow best when the soil is healthy!