“One day at a time, one moment at a time”
Are you worrying about being too stressed to conceive naturally or the onset of starting IVF or other assisted fertility treatments? The mental, emotional and physical wellbeing of couples suffering from fertility problems is vital, in preparing for pregnancy and a successful outcome. It can be a stressful roller-coaster at each stage of your journey.
During my 10 year fertility journey, I trained as a British Wheel of Yoga Teacher, and researched yoga for fertility, to help me manage my own stress and wellbeing on my fertility journey. I gave up my full time job in London and moved to Devon at 32 to focus on my fertility and yoga. Both my husband and I had investigations and discovered we both had fertility issues after 6 years of TTC, I had blocked fallopian tubes and my husband’s sperm mobility and count was low, so our only option was IVF with ISCI. My first IVF cycle sadly ended in a miscarriage at 14 weeks. The third IVF cycle I had a daughter Josephine, I was 36. After another two cycles I had twins Dexter and Isabelle, when I was 39.
Through my personal experiences and yoga research I designed a DVD – Fertility Yoga with Lisa Attfield. To help women and their partners increase their fertility chances, by reducing stress through yoga and relaxation, and to bring strengthen and flexibility to the mind and body to prepare for a healthy pregnancy. I have been a practicing yoga for 25 years, and teaching for 15 years in the local community and at retreats using yoga to improve emotional, physical and mental health and wellbeing.