How to be smart about stress and your fertility


Listen now to Gina’s Podcast “How to be smart about stress and your fertility”

The effect of stress can be different for each of us and just because you don’t feel stressed doesn’t mean that you may not be affected. The very busyness of our daily routines can result in constantly raised stress hormones such as cortisol. The effects of stress on the regulation of hormones, blood sugar and adrenal functions are well established and this means that reproduction is compromised, especially when experienced long term.

In the podcast Tasha Jennings ND of Conceive Baby website talks with Naturopath and Natural Fertility Specialist Gina Fox about the impact of stress on fertility and what you can do to improve your chances of falling pregnant.Gina has over 15 years clinical experience with a Masters in Reproductive Medicine. As well consulting at Fertile Ground Health Group, she is also a writer, speaker, naturopathic lecturer, student clinic supervisor and co-founder of the Be Fertile Series of Guided Meditations to support people through the struggles of trying to conceive.

Click here to hear the podcast. “How to be smart about stress and your fertility” 

Interview by Tasha Jennings from Conceive baby with Naturopath Gina Fox.

Nausea album: We’re so excited to release this one to the world!!

Pre-release feedback on our nausea track, from one of our expert testers (a pregnant woman with nausea!)

 "Thanks for the opportunity to give feedback on your track.
I am 11 weeks & 4 days along, with a 2 year old toddler as well. I have been experiencing all day nausea since week 6, which always comes on when I first wake in the morning or stir during the night, as well as at varying points in the day.

I enjoyed this track, having done many guided meditations previously, but none specifically for pregnancy.
I liked the ‘setting the scene’ at the beginning, talking about letting go of guilt about any feelings and just being present.

I really enjoyed the visualisation of cooling breath, which definitely does help me. My nausea is often accompanied by headaches, so cooling is a nice sensation for me to imagine. I loved the flow of the blue breath down and out the feet.

I thought all the parts mentioned to focus on any blockages, were perfect, I wouldn't add or remove any, I enjoyed it. I really liked the talk of feeling supported and connected; that was great and made me feel even more relaxed and centred.

I hope my feedback is useful and thanks for sharing this."