We see our fertility patients struggling with depression, anxiety, anger towards their bodies, and hopelessness. Part of program at Rooted is ‘Fertility Tranquility’ where we teach our patients the importance of taking pause to calm the mind.
Research published in Fertility and Sterility supports our efforts. They concluded that women who completed a 10-week mindfulness program “revealed a significant decrease in depressive symptoms, internal and external shame, entrapment, and defeat”.
How can you begin your mindfulness program?
- Start with just ten minutes per day. Set a timer.
- Sit so that your back is straight.
- Pay attention to your breath. Don’t try to change it, just notice what it’s doing.
- You could also download an app such as Insight Timer or go to calm.com to use Guided Meditations.
Fertility is a journey filled with unexpected moments. Give yourself a tool to handle th