While most of y’all will think “they’re doing you from your village” or think it’s a “spiritual something“, most of you don’t seem to acknowledge the fact that your inability to get pregnant just might be more physical than it is “spiritual“.

All these while, you might have been looking at the wrong directions concerning your infertility status. Ladies, here are five fertility saboteurs that could be the reasons you’re not getting pregnant and how you can deal with them…

1. Stress


When you mention to friends and family that you’re “trying,” you’ll almost guaranteed to hear someone say, “Just relax and it will happen.” Easier said than done. Stress, good or bad, is going to take its toll on you both physically and mentally. According to naturopathic doctor Via Bitidis, co-director of the North Toronto Naturopathic Clinic, balance and calm are a crucial part of trying to conceive.

“When you’re stressed your adrenal system takes a hit. Your body isn’t going to say, ‘Okay, let’s get pregnant.’ Learning to say no and to take time for yourself is important for improving your chances of having a baby.” Megan Karnis, medical director of The ONE Fertility Clinic in Burlington, Ont., agrees with a word of caution: “A lot of women think the best thing to do when you’re stressed is to take time off work. In my experience, that doesn’t help, because it makes a woman feel she has to get pregnant in that time and then the stress to get pregnant is so much higher,” she says. Instead of altering your day-to-day routine entirely, Karnis recommends counseling, art therapy, meditation and exercise to reduce stress levels.



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