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Not for me unfortunately
on 31 December 2014
I am naturally quite a stressy, control-freak kind of person so the infertility journey is particularly painful as on top of the desperation for a family it's the feeling of being completely out of control of my own destiny and being at the mercy of science / luck / fate / whatever you want to call it...!
Anyway, to try to ease some of the stress I decided to try a relaxation CD and was thrilled to find one dealing specifically with our circumstances. I just couldn't get on with this, I found Rezwana's dialogue to be really patronising and unrealistic (the part where she's telling you just how very easy you'll find it to be drawn to nutritious food during down-reg was hilarious, during 3wks of a combination of PMT and menopause symptoms everyone I know on my infertility forum, including myself, was desperate for stodgy carbs and comfort food in the shape of chocolate).
I personally didn't find this CD very reassuring or the positive visualisations very helpful (snuggling into a comfy tree trunk doesn't sound that comfy to me?) and her intonation drove me mad. Ultimately I found it quite irritating trying to listen to her, but that said the plinky-plinky music did seem to help me drop off to sleep a couple of times so it wasn't entirely un-relaxing I suppose.
Have just bought a different one for my second cycle and am hoping for better.