How important is pampering yourself for pregnancy after 35 or 40? Pampering is essential because it can relieve stress. If you’ve been trying to conceive for a while, the entire progress can take a mental toil. Countless studies show that dealing with stress over a long period of time has a negative impact on conception.
What the Experts Say
Women who reported feeling more stressed during their ovulatory window were approximately 40-percent less likely to conceive during that month than other less stressful months, research shows-Science Daily
During stressful times, your body releases a hormone called adrenalin. This hormone tells the body that conditions are not ideal for conception.-Natural Fertility Intro.
While it is human nature to grasp onto statistics to help predict the chance of something happening for us, in many ways being too married to these numbers has an adverse effect on our psyche, stress. In turn, this stress has an adverse effect on our body. Mind stress plus body stress does not foster a good environment for conception-Kristin Beltaos, November-December 2011 InSeason Featured Mom
Take a Pamper Yourself Day Weekly
Pick a day you choose to do an activity or a few activities that you enjoy. Dance or listen to your favorite music. Take a walk in the park. Read or watch something funny. Make sure the activity you choose is one that you enjoy and will lower your stress level.
My Unplanned Pamper Yourself Minutes
Recently, while I was shopping with my daughters, I took time to allow Jasmine the Artist to show me how a small amount of makeup facial foundation could help me look younger and bring out my best features (see photos below).
I was pleased with the results and happy that I took a few unplanned minutes to pamper myself. It felt great!