I was just reading The Infertility Cure and trying to teach myself the Fermoral Massage (directs blood to the ovaries and uterus.. should only be done before ovulation). I found my pulse but wanted to make sure I was doing it right. It was really great to find a video on it because the book didn’t mention that I need to be on my front leaning on medicine ball to apply the pressure. Here’s the video where she teaches you how to do it and explains how stress forces the body to direct blood away from your ovaries. I’m a little bit overwhelmed by the book and the Chinese way – there’s so much to understand and learn.
There are four books that I’m currently digesting, I think most of you will be familiar with them.
- The Infertility Cure – Randine Lewis (Traditional Chinese Medicine approach)
- The Baby Making Bible – Emma Cannon (Traditional Chinese Medicine approach)
- Taking Charge Of Your Fertility – Toni Weschler (Understanding BBT and how everything works)
- The Pregnancy Guide for Muslim Women – Ummu Muawiya (Given to me by a friend as it contains prayers.When I first got this I put it in a drawer. I didn’t want to look at it. Now I’m in a better place to face God)
The aim isn’t to obsess but to map out what I need to do to improve my health- ovaries, uterus and general fertility. While I go through this I don’t expect pregnancy but I do expect to see some signs from my body to tell me it’s becoming fertile land.
I have two aims for June
- Building blood (greens.. greens.. and more greens)
- Improving blood flow – especially to the uterus and ovaries (acupuncture, chinese tea, massage, yoga, feet in warm water at night)
There are times I wish I had a buddy to learn and do this all with. I think I need to apply the drive I had during my Masters to this but it’s hard to break old habits and create new ones. It’s especially hard when there’s no guarantee you’ll make the grade and you don’t know if your answer is right. Still, it’s better to move forward than to sit in stagnation.