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What are fertility affirmations?
When we ‘affirm’ something – we say it’s true. An affirmation is a forward-facing, positive statement that we believe to be true.
During infertility, your mindset can be like a rollercoaster – it’s important to support your thoughts using tools like fertility affirmations. These are specifically related to your fertility journey and can be tailored to exactly where you are in your cycle or journey e.g. Egg retrieval – ‘My body produces lots of healthy eggs’.
It’s easy to think negatively whilst TTC, but you need to balance these worries with positive thoughts to help you manage the process. Choosing positive statements that really resonate with you can help you to build a balanced fertility mindset.
How do affirmations work?
Affirmations work best when you re-read them regularly. I always suggest to my clients that they print them out and stick them EVERYWHERE they go regularly e.g. fridge, mirror, above a light switch or on your phone or computer background. It is the repeated reading of them that sets in place a new way of thinking.
Our brain works in pathways – often we automatically think down a certain path.
This is never going to happen for us
Everyone else is getting pregnant – we never will
If we want to change this, we need to create a new automatic path in our brain and a positive affirmation can help you do this.
Infertility is not a permanent situation
We will become parents
I will become a Mum
Repeated reading of these statements over time creates a new pathway in our brain and we initially challenge our negative thoughts then after about 2-3 weeks start to automatically think the more positive thoughts.
Affirmations can be incredibly powerful during infertility. Find the ones that resonate with you and where you are in your TTC journey or start by downloading our free affirmation cards in Your Fertility Toolbox.
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Fertility Coach, Founder of Your Fertility Hub
Karenna Wood is an international fertility coach, founder of Your Fertility Hub and passionate advocate for more emotional support and information for women trying to get pregnant. She’s an expert in mind-body tools and when not blogging, podcasting, coaching or speaking is…fast asleep!