It can take the average couple up to a year to conceive a baby. For some couples, it might take longer. Baby Center reports around 30 percent of couples who are actively trying to conceive do within the first month, while 59 percent do so within three cycles, 80 percent within six cycles, 85 percent within a year, 91 percent within three years, and 93 to 95 percent within four years. Anyone who is trying to get pregnant can make use of advancements in the fertility world, and it doesn’t have to involve doctors, hormone shots or petri dishes. There are many holistic fertility aids at couples’ disposal, and Feng Shui is just one of them.
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The Science Behind It
The concept of Feng Shui dates back several thousands of years. While many theories have branched off of this practice over the years, the principle is that everything is made of energy, and that energy cannot flow properly with the order of the universe if the environment containing it isn’t hospitable. The terminology translates to wind-water, which represents natural forces and their ability to flow freely or be blocked by other energies.
When it comes to fertility measures, the same principle applies. Just as a relaxed body better cultivates conception, so does a relaxed environment. Parents Magazine notes the results of a Japanese study in which women struggling with infertility were analyzed and 40 percent were determined to have been suffering from anxiety or depression prior to beginning to try to conceive. Learning to manage these illnesses is vital for future successful pregnancies. This is important to note, since 43.6 million people in this country suffer from some form of mental illness, per the National Institute of Mental Health.
In addition to adding elements to your home that are aligned with Feng Shui, you must also remove energy blocks. The biggest energy block is a physical one that blocks the view or pathway to the front door. With regard to feng shui principles, female energy is treated as the yin while male energy is the yang. These two energy forms naturally complement one another, but anything short of perfect balance can interfere with everything from career goals to physical health to conception.
While Feng Shui does directly impact fertility, it isn’t practiced in a direct manner. Rather, there are principles we can follow to abide by Feng Shui principles, and as a result of that, the powers that be can be better aligned to produce a health pregnancy.
There are many Feng Shui techniques that nearly anyone can benefit from, but the most promising for pregnancy include:
- Indoor water features
- Plant a purple or pink fuchsia plant
- The elephant
- Pomegranates galore
- Bedroom decor
Indoor Water Features
Small tableside fountains are said to create a calm and soothing environment that is hospitable for babies. It is best if your fountain is made of metal — a substance that Feng Shui practitioners acknowledge as inviting to children. Creating energy that is inviting to little ones promotes positivity in regard to fertility.
This garden plant is inexpensive and flourishes both indoors and out. However, planting it in the center right region of a home’s property is best for cultivating enhanced fertility.
Visualization practices, meditation and relaxation techniques go a long way in terms of conception. The Domar Center states the results of a study comparing traditional infertility measures with these concepts. There was found a large disparity between conceiving and giving birth between the traditional and alternative concepts, with only 20 percent of the traditional treatment group conceiving and 50 percent of the women who practiced medication, visualization, etc. conceiving. Pictures of babies placed around the home create energy within the home that is inviting to bring children into. Taking things a step further and beginning to create space for your bundle of joy can also elevate positive energies and promote conception.
A hollowed out piece of bamboo placed in the north region of your bedroom ups the chances of having a baby of your own soon. Some people believe it is good to place throughout the home.
A statue of an elephant with its trunk down placed in the home’s living room can also promote fertility. Two elephant statues placed to the side of the bedroom door can serve the same purpose and is thought to increase the odds of conceiving a male baby.
Eat them, keep them in a bowl in the kitchen, or place pictures of them in your home. Pomegranates and other fruits are symbols of fertility. Planting fruit trees — or an orchard — in the back yard can only help.
The bedroom is a vital component to good fertility. For most couples, it is the epicenter of lovemaking and the place where they congregate to relax and sleep. Bedrooms should be decorated in neutral tones that don’t sway too heavily toward either gender. While fuchsias are recommended, they need to stay out of the bedroom, as do all flowers — real or in print on bedspreads and wallpapering. Electronics have no place in the bedroom either. They distract from the goal of the bedroom and they inhibit restful sleep, too. Extra yang energy can also be produced by placing a red lantern on each side of the bed.
Last but not least, placing a small dragon statue or photograph on the male partner’s side of the bed can promote enhanced fertility.
Many couples struggle for a long time to bring a child into the world. Sometimes all the modern medicine and alternative therapies money can buy just don’t cut it. Hopeful parents may be put off by Feng Shui at first; many think it’s a bunch of nonsense. But in reality, this ancient practice has stood the test of time for a reason, and it’s quite likely that it works. Those who try it out have nothing to lose.