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August 17th, 2013, 03:14 PM
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So I am doing acupuncture and that helps a lot but lately the stress is getting bad.
What do you do?

i am going to get a few massages (thanks Leah) and I need to do more guided meditation.

What other natural stress relievers are there?
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August 17th, 2013, 03:21 PM
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Daily Meditation, Yoga, Lavender Oil

You can find free meditation podcasts at Meditation Oasis
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August 17th, 2013, 04:09 PM
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Distraction always helps. I love to read, take bubble baths etc. I've always wanted to learn to knit..I think stuff like that helps me not dwell on my stress.
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August 17th, 2013, 05:23 PM
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Bubble baths are my #1 relaxation technique Playing the piano and listening to music are also really relaxing for me.

There are also lots of meditation albums on itunes, some specifically for conception/pregnancy. I usually fell asleep during them, so I guess they were relaxing
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August 17th, 2013, 09:24 PM
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I got a couple off Rhapsody and one on fertility that is ok- did it today and cried lol so I guess it's better than just ok. I will have to check out Meditation Oasis, I hadn't heard of it.
Leah when you stumble on this, what was the meditation you recommended?
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August 17th, 2013, 10:41 PM
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I use Anji Online. (just google it)..it's a paid MP3 I bought with my Mallory IVF...it's for IVF patients. It has a meditation for when you are doing the shots, retrival, waiting to transfer, after transfer and 2nd week of TWW...I love them. She also has a couple others on the download as well, there is a color imagery and ?? one more I can't think of! They are so relaxing.

Do you have amazon prime? There is an awesome relaxation/guided meditation yoga video I've been doing the last week and she talks most of the time, so you can do it with your eyes shut, stretching and then a few lying down poses that you rest in for 5 mins each. I LOVE this new one I found.

Thanks Lash, I'm going to check out your link too!!!
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August 17th, 2013, 11:14 PM
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Yes I have prime! Do you have a link?

ooooo I should get some lavender oil bubble bath
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August 17th, 2013, 11:22 PM
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Amazon.com: Imagery and Meditations to Support In-Vitro Fertilization: Jennifer R. Bloome MS OTR HWC: Music
This is the right one leah? I know she sells it through her site but I think it's cheaper through Amazon so i was gonna go that route.

Oh and this is the one I have from rhapsody:
Amazon.com: Visualizing Pregnancy: Music
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August 17th, 2013, 11:39 PM
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oh and I found this one for anyone who has rhapsody:
Hypnosis for IVF : Bree Taylor Molyneaux : Rhapsody
Fertility Affirmations : Sarah Arkell : Rhapsody Sarah Arkell
Fertility - Increase Your Chances of Conceiving : Ivo Velli : Rhapsody
Kallima Method Fertility Meditations : Jenny Hepler : Rhapsody
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August 18th, 2013, 06:18 AM
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yes....that is the one I have!!!

and the yoga on amazon prime is "Easy yoga for beginners by Christine Wushke"...Sorry I suck w sending links on my kindle!!! I have no idea how to do it haahaa....

I fell asleep last night listening to one that Lash recommended.
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August 18th, 2013, 03:03 PM
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Excellent! Then I can pass it on when I am done too since it's a CD
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Will check out the yoga!
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August 19th, 2013, 04:15 AM
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Thanks for this thread!!
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October 19th, 2013, 03:26 PM
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The two things I do to reduce stress are Bikram yoga and meditation.
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October 19th, 2013, 04:03 PM
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Lucy, did you ever do that yoga video on Amazon (I realize this is an old thread...but it's right up our alley of discussions lately on massage hahaa )
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