Before – during – and after your fertility treatment, yoga is a holistic way to prepare one’s body for pregnancy and birth. When infertility is unexplained – or even if there is a clear medical diagnosis – life under the weight of fertility treatment can be daunting. Dr. Zhang recommends that you receive support and nurturing from yoga for infertility before – during – after your upcoming treatment.
When you are investing significant amounts of time, money, and emotion into fertility treatment, you want to do everything you can to make it successful.
As a pregnancy enhancement tool, yoga is proven to reduce stress, balance hormones, and revamp one’s whole wellness in body, mind, and spirit. There are a myriad of benefits from yoga. Low impact yoga can significantly increase conception success rates in women undergoing fertility treatment. It can’t be emphasized enough: Always begin with a moderate yoga regimen – not high intensity exercise – and always get pre-approval from your fertility specialist. Look: Too much high-intensity yoga or other exercise has been shown to hinder successful IVF pregnancy outcomes.
Yoga during fertility treatment combines mindful meditation with physical movement. Physical activity prepares the body for undergoing the challenges of a treatment cycle. Yoga prepares the body for pregnancy.
Yoga in conjunction with fertility treatment will:
Creative yoga sequences are specifically designed to:
Because every patient’s personal, medical, and financial needs are different, we offer customized fertility treatment.
We offer the highest quality care timed precisely around your body’s optimal state of performance.
At New Hope Fertility Center, every one of our patients is provided with a unique fertility treatment protocol. Our protocols are specially designed to provide the highest standard of fertility care at the most optimal times for each patient’s body. We welcome difficult cases, regardless of the potential adverse effect on our pregnancy success rates.
You will discover a love for restorative or Yin style yoga practices that will nourish your mind and body while alleviating the stress associated with fertility treatment.
Warning: Avoid practicing high-intensity yoga, such as:
Yoga is easily adaptable to your lifestyle choices. If you have been practicing high intensity yoga methods – pump your brakes and adapt to a more moderate routine.
Remember: Your body will be working hard to produce healthy eggs and make a baby.
Before your fertility treatment begins, scale back high intensity yoga practice with a more gentle and less forceful routine.
Once you have started your treatment cycle, make sure you are practicing a very gentle pregnancy-appropriate yoga.
For self-control, include:
To honor the intensity of yoga, maintain a ritual afterward:
On the morning of your surgical egg retrieval, allow time for meditation or pranayama.
Practice meditation or pranayama on the morning of your embryo transfer. Then, refrain from any physical yoga in the days following.
It is important to work with a fertility doctor and support team having the experience required to design a customized IVF treatment protocol meeting your personal needs. To schedule your initial consultation with Dr. John Zhang at New Hope Fertility Center – call 917.525.5496.