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Low Energy and Infertility


What does feeling tired have to do with infertility? A lot! Sometimes Unexplained infertility can be explained by low energy.

Unveiling the Connection: Low Energy and Fertility

We’ve all had those days where even the simplest tasks feel like climbing Mount Everest. When fatigue sets in, it can cast a shadow over our lives, leaving us feeling drained and demotivated. But did you know that low energy levels could have a more profound impact on fertility than we might realize? I am a huge proponent of monitoring your energy levels so that you can tweak your everyday choices.  If you’re totally drained at the end of the day, then where would your body get the energy for more fertility? It’s important to manage your energy so that you have plenty left over at the end of the day. 

Let’s explore the intricate relationship between low energy and fertility:

Hormonal Imbalance: Our energy levels are closely tied to the delicate balance of hormones within our bodies. When we experience chronic fatigue, it can be a sign that our hormonal system is out of sync. Hormones such as cortisol, thyroid hormones, and sex hormones play vital roles in regulating energy levels and reproductive function. Disruptions in this hormonal balance due to factors like stress, poor nutrition, or underlying health conditions can adversely affect fertility. A basic hormone check might be helpful. 

Nutritional Deficiencies: Low energy levels often go hand in hand with poor nutrition. When we don’t provide our bodies with the essential nutrients they need to function optimally, it can lead to fatigue and compromised reproductive health. Nutrients such as iron, B vitamins, vitamin D, and omega-3 fatty acids are particularly important for energy production and fertility. A diet lacking in these nutrients can contribute to low energy levels and hinder the body’s ability to conceive.  

Stress and Anxiety: In today’s fast-paced world, stress has become a ubiquitous companion for many of us. Chronic stress and anxiety not only drain our energy but also disrupt the intricate hormonal balance needed for fertility. When we’re constantly in a state of fight-or-flight mode, our bodies prioritize survival over reproduction, leading to decreased libido, irregular menstrual cycles, and difficulties conceiving. Learning to manage stress through relaxation techniques on a regular basis is key to living a healthy life in today’s busy world.  Often we don’t even realise the amount of stress that our body is holding on to.

Sleep Disturbances: Quality sleep is essential for replenishing our energy reserves and supporting overall health, including fertility. However, sleep disturbances such as insomnia, sleep apnea, or restless leg syndrome can wreak havoc on our energy levels and reproductive function. During sleep, our bodies undergo essential processes such as hormone regulation, tissue repair, and immune system strengthening—all of which are critical for optimal fertility. Addressing sleep issues are important when trying to get pregnant. Typically sleep issues are caused by stress. Usually, my patients can’t even identify the stressors that are keeping them up at night. It is sadly all too common that people might be out of touch with their emotions, and this has a physical effect on them. 

Emotional Well-being: Our emotional state profoundly influences our energy levels and fertility. Feelings of depression, anxiety, or low self-esteem can drain our vitality and dampen our desire to conceive. Moreover, unresolved emotional issues can manifest as physical symptoms, further exacerbating fatigue and hindering fertility. Trying to get more in touch with your feelings can be a difficult process but it’s rewarding in the end. I find acupuncture helps the body to process emotions faster than without. 

In conclusion, the connection between low energy levels and fertility is multifaceted. When you have a fertility coach, she can help by addressing underlying factors such as hormonal imbalances, nutritional deficiencies, stress, sleep disturbances, and emotional well-being, we can reclaim our vitality and create a fertile environment within our bodies. But, this is hard to know how to do properly on your own. Often, my patients will make changes that they had intended to be healthy in their lives, and it turns out that they were not the best changes to make. Having an experienced professional to guide you saves you a lot of time by eliminating most of the trial and error that would be typical without guidance. Book a Free Consultation if you’re curious about Fertility Coaching or Fertility Acupuncture via the link at the top of the