Let go of pain and anger from infertilityWe've all been there...if you are struggling with infertility, it's hard not to feel pain, anger, a feeling of injustice, jealousy and a sense of unworthiness. You see other women get pregnant at the drop of a hat and you're sure that they don't appreciate what they've been given. I can relate to this article below....once I totally gave up on the idea of getting pregnant and having a baby....guess what?
I got pregnant with my daughter and had a totally uncomplicated pregnancy and delivery. Sometimes, just letting go is all that is needed. Although this article speaks of women going through fertility treatments, it applies to those trying to conceive naturally as well:
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women who cope with the stress of infertility treatment by relinquishing control are nearly twice as likely to get pregnant as those who don't adopt this strategy, research from Israel shows.
The findings, say the researchers, suggest that techniques like meditation, which is focused on teaching people to "let go," could help improve women's chances of getting pregnant.
Rapoport-Hubschman and her team theorized that coping mechanisms, rather than traits like anxiety or hostility, might play a role in IVF success. While problem-focused coping is an effective way to deal with situations that are under a person's control, so-called "emotion-focused coping," which can involve humor, denial, relaxation, and letting go, might be a less stressful way to handle infertility treatment, they suggest.