Updated: Dec 7, 2021
Whether you want to conceive, or you’re wanting to have a healthier period, stress in our body can directly impact the functionality of our hormones!
An increase in stress disrupts our nervous system and encourages our adrenal glands to create more cortisol. These peaks of cortisol levels in our body then create a number of other reactions in our body and put our body into a fight or flight response. When our nervous system is in this state, normally bodily functions can start to decline.
As a female, one of the main things that gets effected here is blood flow to the uterus, egg release and hormone production. As we are now in more of a survival mode, anything that requires more energy from our body becomes less essential so we can deal with the ‘stress’. This can then effect our fertility and our periods!
So what can we do
Being more mindful of our stressors and situations can peak our cortisol
Create healthy habits that help to combat this ‘stress’
Understanding and creating more awareness of our body and what it is trying to tell us
Reach out for support