'Emma Cannon is a powerful healer with a hugely positive aura who has a significant impact on all those who come into contact with her whether they be clients or colleagues. She possesses great wisdom and understanding and with her roots in Eastern Medicine she has developed a very sophisticated understanding of the problems of fertility. She has established a network of complementary and conventional medical practitioners who share her passion for an integrated approach and together they provide a remarkable synthesis of care’. Adrian Lower FRCOG
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Stress and Fertility
A recent study published in Human Reproduction looking at preconception stress has demonstrated that stress does indeed increase the risk of infertility.
My sympathy goes out to couples who struggle to conceive, as I know how stressful it can be and sometimes there is little understanding regarding infertility. Other people can wrongly think that because infertility is not always due to an illness it does not involve suffering; this could not be further from the truth. However, just telling people they need to be ‘less stressed’ can be counter-productive. This is why I am dedicated to helping you, through my books, retreats and my clinical work, to find ways to reduce stress and make healthy lifestyle choices without making you feel worse!
There are different kinds of stress: stress you cannot change and stress you can, of our own making. Identifying the difference and learning how to change that which you can and accept that which you cannot is half the battle. Over burdening patients with well meaning but excessively restrictive lifestyle restrictions may add further stress and so I am cautious only to advise couples to change habits, diets and activities that are having a negative effect on their health and wellbeing. I sometimes see couples who have restricted their life so extremely so as to have no joy or enjoyment left at all; this is not healthy or fertile.
Health preservation is central to our practice, the way we live our life and how we look after ourselves impacts of the quality of our health for our whole life – the choice is ours.
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