If you’ve landed on this blog, we are going to guess it is because you are having some difficulty getting pregnant and you are looking for alternatives to traditional fertility “treatments”. Or maybe you’ve tried all of the traditional routes and are left disappointed. What should be one of the most exciting times in your life can sometimes be overshadowed by challenges with fertility. If you are one of the 20% of women who struggle to conceive within the first year of trying, you know what we are talking about.
The Struggles and Possible Causes of Infertility
Our nervous system is connected to all the other systems and branches of our body and the vagus nerve is the one that acts as its pathway. An impaired vagus nerve function prevents the production and release of oxytocin, testosterone, and vasoactive intestinal peptide – all of which are part and parcel of the function of the reproductive system. A blockage or malfunction of the nerves involved in reproduction will cause an imbalance in hormones or other issues that may lead to infertility.
Then there’s stress.
The connection linking stress to fertility is so complex as there are so many factors that could prevent you from getting pregnant ranging from physiological to environmental. Physiological, because of our body’s genetic components and environmental, because of what occurs in our daily lives that could add stressors to our nervous system. You may overlook this aspect, but stress is one factor that greatly impacts your nervous system. Physiological changes brought on by the release of stress hormones like cortisol may have an impact on your reproductive health.
But when you are in the trenches of infertility treatments, failed pregnancy tests, and letdowns, how can you manage your stress levels to positively impact your reproductive health?
It’s Not Realistic to Remove ALL the Stress From Your Life
Wouldn’t it be nice if we could all wave a wand, like the Fairy God Mother, and bippity-boppity-boo stress right out of our lives? The reality is that we live in a world that demands our time and attention. The constant demands lead to a build-up of stress in our nervous system.
What we can do at Blossom Family Chiropractic, though, is keep your nervous system functioning at its best so that when you encounter additional stressors, your body is able to adapt. That adaptation allows your body to stay farther from “fight or flight” mode, which in turn keeps stress hormones down and happy hormones up.
Why Chiropractic Care?
Misalignments of the spine are referred to as subluxations, and a chiropractor is qualified to diagnose and treat subluxations. These subluxations, which block the flow of information from your brain to your body, could have been caused by a wide variety of factors, including but not limited to childhood injuries, illnesses, accidents, poor posture, and stress. Subluxations, when decreased or eliminated, have been linked to improved menstrual cycle strength, function of the fallopian tubes, and in some cases, the reversal of endometriosis.
At our St. Petersburg office, we have seen women start their care with us after struggling with infertility and they get pregnant within months. We know the innate ability that a woman’s body has and we are here to facilitate the nervous system to do what it is able to do.
We Are Here For You, Momma
Whether you have tried all the things to get pregnant or you are just starting to explore options after struggling to conceive, chiropractic care is a resource to look into. Chiropractic adjustments play a critical role in reproduction by helping your body adapt to everyday stressors and the added stress of infertility.
If you are in St. Petersburg, Florida, and struggling to conceive, Blossom Family Chiropractic is here to support you. Click here to book an appointment!