Our goal at Carolinas Fertility Institute is to provide services to our patients that treat both the body and mind. A positive mind has been proven to enhance the chance for success and will improve your overall attitude during your treatment. We have a preferred list of professionals that offer services to assist patients undergoing fertility treatment.
1. Yoga with Ginny Genung
Ginny is a long-time yoga instruction specialist based in Winston-Salem. She has unique programs for women undergoing fertility treatment and those recovering after childbirth. For more information on the services she offers, you can call her to schedule an appointment at 336-414-0702 or email her here.
2. Massage Therapy at Hand and Stone
Massage can provide relaxation and relief for patient stress during fertility treatment. Hand and Stone Massage and Facial Spa, with locations in Greensboro, Winston-Salem, and Charlotte, provides professional spa experiences at affordable prices seven days a week. You can contact them at:
3. Stillpoint Acupuncture
The beauty of Chinese Medicine is that it treats the person, not the disease. Because of this, it can be helpful to anyone. Whether you are just beginning to think about starting a family or have already begun assisted reproductive technologies, Chinese Medicine may be able to strengthen your reproductive health and manage the emotional stress of trying to conceive.
They offer CFI patients a free 20-30 minute phone consult. Please call 336-510-2029 or visit: http://www.stillpointacupuncture.com/fertility-treatment/
4. Coping with Infertility Support Group at Cone Hospital
This six-session series provides couples experiencing impaired fertility with tools and resources for building effective communication and coping skills while on their journey to start a family. You can find more information and register online here.
Clearing your thoughts during fertility treatment can help reduce stress and induce a peaceful state of mind. Women who are under constant stress produce prolactin, cortisol and other hormones, which can interfere with or even block regular ovulation. Another fertility bonus to meditation is the start of a new habit which helps you to gain control over your thoughts, which is the first step in manifesting your pregnancy. Here are two books we recommend for meditation:
The Tao of Fertility: A Healing Chinese Medicine Program to Prepare Body, Mind, and Spirit for New Life
Health Journeys Guided Meditations Help with Fertility (Audio)
Regular exercise before trying to conceive can help you feel good throughout your pregnancy, have more stamina for labor and delivery, and shed the baby weight faster. Exercise may even improve your fertility if you’re struggling to conceive due to polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) or are overweight. We are fortunate to reside is a beautiful area with an abundance of areas for walking and hiking. Here are a few links to areas for walking and hiking:
Keeping a journal during your fertility journey helps you to focus on the positive events in your life. A journal can reduce stress, and result in a more positive cycling experience no matter what the outcome.
Here’s a book we recommend:
Finding YOU in Fertility: A Step by Step Emotional Workbook for Family Building through IUI and IVF
If you have any questions, please call us at 336-448-9100.