TO REWRITE YOUR FERTILITY STORY, YOU NEED A 'WOMB FIRST' APPROACH THAT ENCOMPASSES ALL 6 ELEMENTS OF A HEALTHY PREGNANCY
The Six Elements of Healthy Fertility, #3: WHEN
Embracing the “WHEN” was the first breakthrough in my client's fertility journey.
Rather than focusing on the Western (Yang) idea of "finding what needs to be 'fixed,’" TCM allowed me to discover the “when” in women’s cycles.
I’ll be honest, I really didn’t “get” this until I moved to Colorado and began to spend a significant amount of time in nature. I started to absorb a deep understanding of the Earth’s rhythms, and to feel how my body resonated differently with each season.
The more I paid attention, the more I noticed that each season has different requirements to provide a healthy environment for the Earth to be plentiful and abundant.
We plant and nourish in the spring, bloom and fruit in the summer, harvest in autumn and rest/gestate during the winter.
Likewise, each of the four phases in a woman's cycle has its own energy that must be cultivated to create your own fruitful fertility story.
We release when we are bleeding.
We nourish when our follicles are developing.
We move and energize when we are ovulating.
We warm for implantation to occur.
When I started teaching my patients how to attune to the energetics of each phase of their cycles, more and more of them became pregnant.
I relate this element as being similar to caring for a newborn. Only when we know what to attune to can we know how to meet her needs. We aren’t going to change her diaper when she’s hungry, or play with her when she’s tired.