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  1. 1. Preconception Multivitamin & Mineral Formula Conception Mind, Attitude & Stress Framework: Family Planning, Cycles & Sleep, Rest & Recuperation The Definitive Guide Intercourse Conception When Trying to Conceive Framework Exercise, Activity & Diet, Food & Bodyweight Nutrition An Exclusive Publication by: Preconception Multivitamin & Mineral Formula
  2. 2. Fertili-Plus Conception Framework: The Definitive Guide When Trying to Conceive © 2009 ANF INNOVATIONS, LLC. All rights reserved. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License. creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/us/ The contents of the Fertili-Plus Conception Framework guide, including but not limited to text, images, graphics, illustrations, artwork, trademarks and logos, are strictly for informational purposes only. These contents are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease, and are not intended to substitute or replace the advice, diagnosis, or treatment recommendations of a medical professional, physician or health care provider. Please share this guide with anyone who you feel may benefit from reading it. www.Fertili-Plus.com 1 Preconception Multivitamin & Mineral Formula
  3. 3. Fertili-Plus Conception Framework: The Definitive Guide When Trying to Conceive Contents Contents • Introduction 3 • Step I - Mind, Attitude & Stress 4 • Step II - Sleep, Rest & Recuperation 10 • Step III - Diet, Food & Nutrition 16 • Step IV - Exercise, Activity & Bodyweight 22 • Step V - Family Planning, Cycles & Intercourse 28 • Conclusion 33 www.Fertili-Plus.com 2 Preconception Multivitamin & Mineral Formula
  4. 4. Fertili-Plus Conception Framework: The Definitive Guide When Trying to Conceive Introduction Introduction Most importantly, the Fertili-Plus Conception Framework is an easy-to-follow guide, created to help you find the ideal balance in your daily routine. By introducing you to the Trying to conceive while juggling today’s modern and Fertili-Plus Conception Framework and equipping you with demanding lifestyle is a daunting task; that is why we an understanding of its unique principles and concepts, created the Fertili-Plus Conception Framework – to provide you can tailor the framework to suit your daily routine and you with a balanced framework and definitive guide, to help significantly maximize your chances of conceiving! you optimize your chances of conceiving! By carefully reading and diligently following the principles and concepts within the Fertili-Plus Conception Framework, Mind, you may significantly optimize and increase your chances Attitude & Stress of conceiving. The Fertili-Plus Conception Framework consists of the following 5 steps: Family • Step I – Mind, Attitude & Stress Planning, Sleep, Rest & Cycles & Recuperation • Step II – Sleep, Rest & Recuperation Intercourse Conception • Step III – Diet & Nutrition Framework • Step IV – Exercise, Activity & Bodyweight, and • Step V – Family Planning, Cycles & Intercourse Exercise, Activity & Diet, Food & Bodyweight Nutrition All steps of the framework are interdependent and work together synergistically; maximizing your chances of conceiving when followed correctly. www.Fertili-Plus.com 3 Preconception Multivitamin & Mineral Formula
  5. 5. Fertili-Plus Conception Framework: The Definitive Guide When Trying to Conceive Step I – Mind, Attitude & Stress Step I - Mind, Attitude & Stress Step I of the Fertili-Plus Conception Framework discusses the importance of Mind, Attitude, and Stress towards conception. You may place little emphasis on it, but positive thinking improves your moods, keeps you healthier, alters your attitude, and yes, even increases your chance of conceiving. Your mind controls your physical movements and emotions, Mind, Attitude & so it isn’t hard to believe that it also controls your inward Stress bodily functions such as fertility. Your mind is also the central point for your attitude, the way you perceive your Family Planning, Sleep, Rest & surroundings, and ultimately, the stress that negatively Cycles & Recuperation Intercourse affects your body. Conception Framework Stress also plays a large role in poor health, decreased appetite, erratic sleep patterns, and is often the starting Exercise, Diet, Food & point for an overwhelming number of complications. The Activity & Nutrition Bodyweight daily attitude you create during the day is also part of your inner emotions which control your hormone levels and fight off adverse stress levels. www.Fertili-Plus.com 4 Preconception Multivitamin & Mineral Formula
  6. 6. Fertili-Plus Conception Framework: The Definitive Guide When Trying to Conceive Step I – Mind, Attitude & Stress Stress is a power force that can negatively affect many One thing has been studied, and that is the rise in healthy people, stems from all parts of our lives, and epinephrine (adrenaline) and cortisol levels in the body unpredictably affects each person differently (Fig. 1, p. 6). during high durations of stress. Medical professionals also believe that lowering stress levels increases the uterine Many people revert to thoughts of work, finances and proteins; giving the egg a more viable lining to implant. family; the three typical reasons relentless stress is experienced throughout our days. Whilst some women Because high stress increases adrenaline levels, your handle stress very effectively and rarely feel a difference body remains in a “fight or flight” mode, which causes it to in stress levels, for most women, the negative effects of decrease blood flow in areas of the body which are deemed stress and the ways in which it’s handled, influence the unneeded during instinctive stress modes. Therefore, when body’s ability to conceive. stress is eliminated from the mind, blood flow returns to normal. Consequently, uterine blood flow is increased, Unfortunately, the most difficult part about stress and providing an abundance of and increasing chances for your mind’s ability to cause negative physical results isn’t conception. well understood by medical professionals. Most medical professionals agree that there is a strong connection The Science Behind Stress & Fertility between stress and your mind in relation to infertility; Scientists are unsure of the direct correlation between however, they are unable to quantitatively connect the fertility and stress. It’s understood and suspected that the complex dots. health of your mind plays a key role in the health of your organs, but its direct relation has been carefully studied Additionally, because stress affects people in so many with only clues and theories instead of hardened facts. different ways, isolating and testing the influence the mind has on fertility, and trying to replicate such results in a laboratory to treat problems directly, is very difficult. www.Fertili-Plus.com 5 Preconception Multivitamin & Mineral Formula
  7. 7. Fertili-Plus Conception Framework: The Definitive Guide When Trying to Conceive Step I – Mind, Attitude & Stress A study reported in the Human Reproduction Journal was Scientists have also noticed a rising trend in infertility conducted on women who reported being stressed and in women of today from those of past generations, i.e. other women who claimed to have little stress in their parents and grandparents. They report that the infertility lives. Scientists asked the women how their attitude and rate of past generations, when most women stayed home feelings were when they were trying to conceive. It was and cared for the home, was at a low of 10%. Women of found that women who felt good and experienced moments today are expected to work, take care of the home, and of happiness, were more likely to conceive than those who conceive and care for children. This increased level of were feeling depressed. stress and responsibility is reported to have raised the rate of infertility to over 40% for women of today. Additionally, in 2005, scientists reported in the Fertility and Sterility Journal that women who underwent fertility Skeletal (Skull) Bone density reduction treatments when they were in a state of happiness, were & arthritis Nervous (Brain) Anxiety, insomnia more likely to have positive outcomes, as opposed to & headaches Endocrine (Thyroid) those who were saddened or stressed. Thyroid & adrenal irregularity Circulatory (Heart) Lymphatic (Thymus) Heart disease & The scientists took the testing a step further and Coughs, colds, u hypertension & sickness questioned women who weren’t impregnated while testing Muscular (Arms) Respiratory (Lungs) Asthma, bronchitis ovulation. Scientists found that the women who reported Aches, pains & stiffness & emphysema high levels of stress and depression, ovulated 20% less Integumentary (Skin) Digestive (Stomach) than those who did not. Furthermore, of the stressed and Dry & brittle hair, Nausea, cramps & ulcers skin & nails depressed women who produced eggs, they were 20% less likely to conceive. Excretary (Bladder) Reproductive (Ovaries) Bladder urgency Menstrual Cycle & incontinence Irregularity Figure 1 - Effects of Stress on the Human Body www.Fertili-Plus.com 6 Preconception Multivitamin & Mineral Formula
  8. 8. Fertili-Plus Conception Framework: The Definitive Guide When Trying to Conceive Step I – Mind, Attitude & Stress Overcoming Stress Massages Although the connection between stress and infertility Massages were discovered to reduce stress and increase is unclear, the evidence overwhelmingly supports the fertility. A great massage reduces mental stress as well importance of lowering stress levels to improve fertility. as the physical stress that is disseminated throughout Your mental state undoubtedly influences your ability to the body when the mental health of a person is clouded. conceive even if the direct relation is still unknown. For Medical professionals have even taken a significant most women, the decision to release and remove stress is interest in the reduction of physical stress from massages, more difficult than the process of doing it. Controlling your and several 2004 reports in the International Journal of mind is increasingly difficult; especially since its function is Neuroscience showed that massages lowered the muscular to control you. tension and physical signs of stress, such as a patient’s heart rate and brain waves. Acupuncture Acupuncture is an effective and archaic form of therapy In-home Therapy used by ancient Chinese to relieve stress, and involves In-home therapy has become increasingly popular amongst a therapist placing tiny needles in precise areas of the women trying to conceive, and many report that it greatly body. The precise placement of needles is believed to help helps their mind ease from tension. In-home therapy has the body release toxins and achieve an improved state of the added relaxation benefit of being treated at home and calmness. Scientists have reported that acupuncture has not having to travel in traffic to an appointment. Massage helped women increase fertility by up to 42%, as opposed therapy like a simple Swedish massage or foot reflexology, to those who haven’t relied on acupuncture and have increases moods and enhances the body’s ability to rid its experienced a fertility rate of 26%. physical muscles from the toxic effects of daily stress. www.Fertili-Plus.com 7 Preconception Multivitamin & Mineral Formula
  9. 9. Fertili-Plus Conception Framework: The Definitive Guide When Trying to Conceive Step I – Mind, Attitude & Stress Meditation Positive Thinking Meditation is an unpopular way to reduce stress in the Medical professionals have emphasized the role of Western world, but has been used in ancient cultures for positive thinking while trying to conceive. Although it can hundreds of years as a way to free the mind and clear be a difficult task if you are undergoing difficult times with thoughts of negativity. Meditation has endless amounts of family, friends or colleagues, the effect of positive thinking spiritual healing, which ultimately helps the mind see the on fertility can’t be taken lightly. Sometimes when stress world through many different lenses. becomes unbearable, your mind is unable to relinquish the continual bad thoughts that poison your mental state. Meditating just a few minutes a day can help to heal you spiritually and mentally, and can also help you deal with Positive thinking practices the habit of reminding yourself daily issues in a calmer and more rational fashion; rather of the good in all the bad, reminding you to remember what than quickly raising adrenaline levels which negatively good you have in your life, and focusing more clearly on affect your fertility. Taking a moment to meditate and positive aspects of your life, rather than the stressful ideas focus on positivity is believed to improve the mind-body that harm your body. connection and remove impure thoughts that inherently decrease fertility. Controlling Feelings & Emotions While Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) is certainly a problem Yoga for some women, it’s important to note that proper care Yoga focuses on your mind and your body to decrease should be taken to control the emotions that accompany stress, but is also a great way to increase blood flow to PMS. Some women experience uncontrollable crying the uterus and strengthen balance and muscles. Having and related emotional trauma during this period, and greater strength and flexibility in your body increases your others feel drained after PMS; creating a mind full of confidence; strengthening your ability to effectively deal negativity that lasts for weeks. If you do experience PMS with stress. It also helps your posture and different areas symptoms, controlling your emotions during this time is an of your muscles that you didn’t even realize you had. integral part of freeing your mind from negativity. Talking www.Fertili-Plus.com 8 Preconception Multivitamin & Mineral Formula
  10. 10. Fertili-Plus Conception Framework: The Definitive Guide When Trying to Conceive Step I – Mind, Attitude & Stress to family, friends, and colleagues during such times, is Thinking positively, controlling your feelings and emotions, often beneficial to rid your mind of stressful emotions and and reducing your levels of stress, all play an integral restore calmness. role in improving your moods, optimizing your health and increasing your chances of conceiving. Your mind is a very powerful tool which can be used to control your body, and increase your mental and physical health and wellbeing. Remove what is most stressful in your life and change the areas in your life that negatively affect your mental state. With small incremental changes, your stress levels can be significantly reduced slowly and effectively. Stress management requires constant care and treatment to control and minimize, and it’s important that it isn’t neglected, as its effects on your body and fertility can be very detrimental. www.Fertili-Plus.com 9 Preconception Multivitamin & Mineral Formula
  11. 11. Fertili-Plus Conception Framework: The Definitive Guide When Trying to Conceive To view the remaining content of the Fertili-Plus Conception Framework guide, download your free copy at www.fertili-plus.com/conception-framework. www.Fertili-Plus.com 10 Preconception Multivitamin & Mineral Formula
  12. 12. Preconception Multivitamin & Mineral Formula Available Fall 2009, Fertili-Plus is a once-daily preconception multivitamin and mineral formula; formulated to cover your vital “trying to conceive” essentials from head to toe, and beyond. For more information on Fertili-Plus and to reach out to us: • visit www.fertili-plus.com, • follow us on twitter.com/fertiliplus, and • become a fan on www.facebook.com/fertiliplus