Age and Infertility - why we are having the wrong discussion!
There is so much noise out there on the internet, in the media, and at doctor's offices about our age and our declining fertility that I wanted to raise this question today:
Do we have a fertility crisis on our hands - and is it age-related?
According to the American Center for Disease Control (CDC), 7 million women between the ages of 15 and 44 struggle to get and stay pregnant.
(Please note: that does not mean that seven million women are infertile. It just means that she and her partner together are challenged. In fact, in 1/3 of all infertility cases it's the man who is challenged, in 1/3 of cases it's the woman, and in 1/3 of cases it's the couple together.)
So how and when is a couple labeled with infertility?
Well, when the woman is under the age of 35 then she is given one year of trying to conceive before she's officially labeled as infertile.
If the woman is over the age of 35, then she's only given six months to conceive before her doctors will diagnose her as infertile.
This does not make sense by the way.
Why would a woman whose fertility supposedly declined with age be given LESS time to conceive instead of MORE time to up her chances?
Think about it.
And what about the "unexplained" infertility diagnosis (that was Joshua and mine), what does that even mean?
Well, in my opinion, it means two things:
1) it means that conception and pregnancy have not happened YET.
2) it means that the doctor has no idea as to why it takes longer.
But it certainly does NOT mean it won't happen.
What it means though is this: we women need to realize that conception is not just a physical affair; but that our whole being - our mental, emotional, nutritional and spiritual health - plays a HUGE role in our ability to conceive, because our physical health is a manifestation of what's going on inside of us on all these different levels.
Why do you think IVF (in-vitro fertilization) is so ineffective for so many?
(No, it's not because the woman's eggs are too old - that's just the excuse most often used by the doctors if their work fails.)
My whole coaching practice was born out of the fact that we women are much more than our reproductive organs. That's why I took a holistic approach in my book "The Joy of Later Motherhood", and how I designed my new VIP Coaching Package. The success speaks for itself.
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If you've been following a fertility diet, did the acupuncture, took the herbs and supplements, charted your temperature, went to yoga, booked your massages, or underwent one or more rounds of IVF and are still not where you want to be - then please explore how your inner world - you mindset and your emotions, specifically - influence your outer world.
I know it was my mindset and the emotions I was holding around the topic of motherhood that tripped me up - in three years I never got pregnant until I had completely transformed my mind.
Once I was crystal clear and determined though, Joshua and I - now three years older than when we started trying to conceive at age 40 - became pregnant at the first try. No kidding. (In fact, he still refers to himself at times as "one-shot-Wayne".)
And it's not a fluke either.
If you feel your mindset may give you troubles as well, check out my coaching package and book your discovery session right here.
With love and determination,
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