If you’ve been struggling to conceive, it’s natural to begin to dread your period when it arrives. But when you harbor negative emotions or feelings about your menstrual cycle, you are not creating a welcoming environment for new life to come to you. This is the very cycle that will bring your baby into your arms. Give it some love! (See previous post for details on how.)
By shifting your perspective about your period to one of curiosity or wonder, you can begin to change your relationship with this awesome cycle of creativity and feminine flow in your life.
But first things first! Most women I meet don’t even know what a healthy menstrual cycle should look like. They think cramps, clots and PMS are normal. Well, good news: They’re not!
Here are the top 5 signs to look for in your cycle that tell you your body is ready to conceive:
1. Regular, 28-day cycles with ovulation around day 14
2. Positive signs of ovulation, including basal body temperature increase, stretchy egg-white cervical fluid, and an increase in libido. (Some women feel the squeeze of the egg releasing from the ovary, but this should not be painful.)
3. PAIN FREE periods - Though a muscular squeezing sensation is natural, it should not cause pain.
4. Total blood flow should last 3-4 days, with bright-red blood that begins heavier and slowly tapers off in volume
5. NO clots, NO dark blood, NO spotting, and NO stopping-starting of blood flow
Uterine massage is a wonderful self-care tool to help you achieve the above healthy fertility signs. Its primary focus is to increase pelvic circulation and realign the displaced uterus, which is often a cause of painful cramping and other symptoms that lead to infertility. Even if you're not actively trying to conceive a baby, the benefits of uterine massage will transform your cycles so that you stop dreading "that time of the month" and instead can feel the love!
Learning uterine massage from a professional practitioner is imperative so that you are aware of contraindications and perform the technique safely. If you would like to increase your fertility and make your menstrual cycles more easeful with this simple but effective massage instruction, please contact me on the form below to learn how.