I wish I could say I did everything to increase my chances. The honest truth is I was not strong enough to stop drinking red wine and coffee nor to quit my smoking habit altogether.
Instead I made some simpler but equally life-altering changes. At that point I didn’t really believe I could get pregnant but I wanted to feel more vibrant, energetic and alive. The four changes I made involved (1) nutrition, (2) walking outdoors (for real Vitamin D), (3) two short food fasts and (4) the practice of two key yoga positions at home. My monthly cycle soon became very regular for the first time in my life, my PMS symptoms disappeared and my wish for a baby came true.
The first part of this account is about intimate relationships as I tried to find love and security in life. The rest is more specifically about how my biological clock went into hyper-mode by 35, about meeting my husband at 37 and about my three plus years of anxious infertility before conceiving at age forty-one.
I hope you will also explore lifestyle changes before (or even during) your trials with fertility treatments. I am so grateful I did as this really seemed to help me.