Anne Margolis joins us this week as we’re digging into how breath can help with stress on the fertility journey.
I know when I was on the fertility journey I wouldn’t have said I was stressed.
I now know that I experienced chronic stress for years.
I always felt tense and anxious (I had TMJ and at one point couldn’t even open my mouth to eat).
I was very controlling and felt the need to plan everything.
I was super impatient and put a lot of pressure on myself to keep going (I didn’t even take time to grieve when I received my POF diagnosis) I kept focused on my plan to get pregnant.
I didn’t tune into what my body was desperately trying to tell me.
I felt stuck in my job because what I really wanted was to get pregnant and stay home with my baby…and nothing seemed to be working. I felt frustrated and powerless.
I was so guarded. Because I felt if I was vulnerable I wouldn’t be able to cope with the anger and sadness.
This is all hindsight of course. It is hard to see your own issues when you are stuck in the middle of a struggle. It’s taken years of work and self-discovery to ultimately be less hard on myself and give myself some grace.
When we cultivate self-awareness we can let our walls down and the healing can begin.
Today I’m excited to welcome Anne Margolis to the podcast. Anne is a Licensed Certified Nurse Midwife, Licensed Femme! Teacher, Certified Clarity Breathwork Practitioner, Yoga Teacher, and practitioner.
In this episode you’ll learn:
- The power of breathwork to reduce stress
- Breath patterns and how they impact health and fertility
- How to tap into the power of the breath to ultimately grant yourself grace
04:25- INTRO TO TODAY’S EPISODE AND ANNE MARGOLIS’ BIO
05:06-ANNE MARGOLIS’ PERSONAL STORY
- How she fell in love with midwifery
- “People who are healthy don’t need to see a doctor.”
8:35- EARLY MONTHS OF PREGNANCY CAN BE STRESSFUL (CONCERN ABOUT LOSS) WHAT IS SHE SEEING?
- The trauma around the infertility journey and “mastering your inner calm”
- How to practice mindfulness and the “peace that comes with surrendering”
- Be weary of the “bad news” that you get- “I have seen people who have defied it all.”
- Understanding the subconscious beliefs that might be influencing our fertility
19:40- BREATHWORK: GAINING CLARITY
- “Breath is a lifeforce.”
- What is breathwork? How is it different than yoga breath?
- “Oxygen is the main fuel for the body.”
- What happens in the body with breathwork?
- What about on an emotional and spiritual level?
- Why this breathwork is like a computer reset
- “The body knows how to heal.”
- Allowing the body to do what it needs to do- and how this can shave years off of psychotherapy.
28:49- ANNE MARGOLIS’S FAVORITE RESOURCES
32:10- ANNE MARGOLIS’S FINAL THOUGHTS
- “A miracle can happen in a moment.”
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05:54- INTRO TO TODAY’S EPISODE AND WHO IT IS FOR
06:35- COMMON MISTAKE: TRUSTING GENERALIZED RECOMMENDATIONS
- Why self-diagnosis can be a waste of time (and a lot of mistakes are made)
- “It might have worked for someone else but is it right for you?”
- What we do in the Fabfertile method- and why we include the partner!
10:42- COMMON MISTAKE: JUST FOCUSING ON THE TESTING
- “Testing is only the beginning.”
- The band-aid approach- focusing just on the diagnosis and not doing the work
- Do you get stuck researching- how is that impacting you?
- Why we HAVE to use the mind, body, and spirit approach
- Are you stuck doing tests but have a pattern of not following through?
- Sometimes we see too many practitioners and no progress is actually being made
- Another thing we see- using out of date testing
- It is equally important to focus on the right diet, stress reduction, etc.
- Supplements- do you know WHY you are taking the ones you are?
21:08- COMMON MISTAKE: GOING TO IVF TOO EARLY
- There are ALWAYS healing opportunities
- Many couples get stuck doing many IFVs
- When it doesn’t work there is a lot of strain- is there another way!
- “Before you go to IVF, figure out why it isn’t working naturally.”
24:50- COMMON MISTAKE: DOING IT ALL YOURSELF
- “Self-care is not selfish.”
- “This journey can pull you apart or pull you together.”
30:40- COMMON MISTAKE: NOT WORKING WITH A FERTILITY EXPERT
- “There are aspects that are unique to the fertility journey.”
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