If you are like most women going through in vitro fertilization (IVF) you will be feeling very anxious and concerned about the outcome of your treatment. You need support at the mental and emotional. During this time it is important to have someone close that can listen to you and help you find courage and strength to go through all the ups and down that may come your way.
Bach Flower Therapy supports you while going through IVF treatments emotionally and mentally by creating balance and a positive outlook.
Dr. Bach observed that many of people physical conditions were connected to their mental and emotional state. Negative mental thoughts trigger negative emotions like sadness, depression, worry, melancholy, anger, irritability, jealousy, and hopelessness. These emotions can affect the body’s ability to reach optimum health because experiencing prolonged negative emotions can affect the body at the physiological level. The result can be as detrimental as the manifestation of sickness and disease. When the mind shifts to a negative state for long periods of time, the body’s inner ability to heal itself is impaired leading to a degenerative state.
Infertility and Mental Stress
Infertility can be affected by a constant state f stress and mental and emotional strain. Studies have shown how male sperm decreases as a result of prolonged stress and female hormones become imbalanced as a result of mental worry and concern. The pituitary gland, a small, peanut shaped gland located at the base of the skull, is responsible for the secretion of hormones that regulate the reproductive organs. When you are mentally stressed and worried, your pituitary function can decrease leading to menstrual irregularity, impaired ovulation, etc. Also, stress is related to the adrenal glands located on top of the kidneys. When women and men feel stress, the adrenal glands become burned out leading to stress-related disorders and lowered fertility because the adrenal gland secrete hormones like estrogen and progesterone.
Bach Flower Therapy for Infertility
Bach Flower Therapy is a branch of Homeopathic medicine that uses highly diluted natural substances to stimulate the body to health itself. It is not intended to treat or cure any condition, but to offer a way to assist the body to gain balance and achieve optimal state of health at the mental and emotional level. Bach Flower Essences are made from edible flowers and thus are non toxic and suitable for babies, pregnant and lactating women.
Bach Flower Remedies for IVF
Bach Flower Remedies are amazing in helping and supporting women through the emotional ups and downs of trying to conceive. Bach essences are equally useful to men and women in order to help gain back inner balance. They can be taken while trying to get pregnant because they are non-toxic, act gently and without side effects. The following is a list of the most useful Bach Flower Essences for infertility to help couples who are struggling with infertility. Bach flower Remedies for women who are going through in vitro cycles (IVF) are especially useful to help support emotional well-being. They are highly recommended by many holistic fertility specialists.
This Bach flower helps those who experience a sense of fear an uneasy feeling as if something is about to happen. This is the Bach flower for fear of unknown causes and it helps in cases of apprehension and anxiety. If you are going through medical tests to determine the cause of your infertility, this flower will help you overcome your sense of uncertainty. You should take Aspen if you are schedule to consult with a fertility doctor or are going to a fertility clinic.
This Bach remedy is very useful while trying to get pregnant especially when you cannot wait. You want pregnancy to happen right now! If you suspect you might be pregnant and need to wait to know the results, this Bach flower can give you a sense of calmness. If you feel impatient and irritable about not getting pregnant fast enough, Impatiens helps eliminate that feeling in nervous anticipation, promoting patience and help you relax a little more while you wait.
I find this Bach flower great for setbacks and disappointments. When you feel discouraged and cannot think positive anymore, this remedy encourages you to look on the positive side, gives you the drive to move forward with renewed hope for your life. If you suffered a miscarriage or the fertility treatment did not work or your period arrived and you where hoping for a pregnancy, Gentian will help you! If you feel sorry for yourself because you have difficulty getting pregnant, this Bach flower will lift your spirit of optimism.
All Bach remedies are great for your mental well being, but this flower is for you if you are constantly worried and have persistent worrying thoughts that go round and round in your mind. You find yourself constantly thinking, planning, worrying, debating with yourself about what to do or should do. You cannot rest, especially at night when you wake up from sleep thinking and worrying about possible outcomes. White Chestnut helps you deal with these unwanted thoughts, helping you clear your mind and relax.
This beautiful blue flower is for those who are very shy and fearful. This remedy will help if you have a fear of needles and have to give blood for a test or if you have a fear of doctors and hospitals and you know you have to go there.
When you hide your feeling by putting on a brave face and do not show others your true worrying feelings about getting pregnant, this flower is for you. Agrimony helps you if you are experiencing inner anguish. Many men and women seem to need this remedy when they are concerned but do not want to show their partner their true feelings and try to be brave and strong.