The infertility journey can be stressful—emotionally, physically, and mentally exhausting. As you focus on getting pregnant and building your family through embryo adoption, you also need to focus on taking care of your body. Your fertility specialist may have you on certain medication, diet or exercise regimen, and while it is important to follow these, paying attention to your own needs and practicing self-care can make a make a difference in helping with stressors.

These easy-to-follow tips will help your body relax and prepare for the fertility journey:

Drink lots of water. You’ve heard this a million times, but it’s true! Drinking about eight 8 ounce glasses of water daily helps maintain hydration, flush out toxins, provides energy, and so much more!

Eat the rainbow. Fruit and vegetables are a good source of vitamins and minerals, including folate, vitamin C, and potassium. They are an excellent source of dietary fiber, which can help to maintain a healthy gut, they protect against cancer and other diseases, and are easy and convenient!

Exercise. Go for a walk a walk or run, do yoga or pilates. Regular exercise boosts energy, improves mood, and promotes healthy sleep. Exercise can be done indoors or outdoors, and can be a social activity done with friends or family!

Enjoy the Sunshine. Sunlight is a natural dose of vitamin D, and spending a few minutes in the sunshine everyday can improve mental health, lower blood pressure, heal inflammation, and extend life expectancy. On top of all this, it’s an incredible mood booster! Just make sure to use sunscreen accordingly.

Prioritize Sleep. Catching a few zzzz’s is one of the best things you can do to care for your body during the fertility process. Getting a healthy amount of sleep can strengthen the heart, support the immune system and improve concentration and productivity. Sleep helps us feel relaxed and creates a better mood, a necessity for taking care of the body.

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