What about supporting fertility in negative work environments? It is possible for sure. But does your work environment really matter so much? This study found that women working nightshift produced fewer eggs per cycle. Ditto for women whose work involved heavy lifting.
Working in a male-centric environments also seems to have a negative impact on success rates with IVF. For example, women working in teaching, sales and marketing were more likely to succeed with IVF than those working in finance. In part, researchers suggested, because they have more female support.
But what if you are working a day shift that doesn't require heavy lifting, have lots of women around you and still feel your fertility energy being drained? This was true for Doerte and here is what she had to share:
"Deirdre, can you post something on supporting fertility in negative work environments?
My female colleagues are scared about aging, illness and have a negative outlook on life in general. Sometimes it is not helpful to be in such an environment 40 hours a week".
Doerte, 42 and hoping to have a baby
So the image that arises from me, Doerte, when you share your story is that of a grey, heavy cloud.
It feels like you need to brace yourself before you enter work because you know there is going to be an onslaught of negativity. And that this cloud trails behind you as you leave work too...
In the audio below, I explore ways in which you can be supporting fertility in negative work environments and I invite you to listen to this.
After doing that, I recommend that you draw upon the ideas I share in this video about your feminine sensuality. Because you can leverage that now in this situation to transform your work environment. And support you with concerns around age and fertility after 40.
You have an opportunity now to support your fertility in powerful ways Doerte. And pave the way for much more joy in motherhood. Becuase the learning from this will be profound....if you let it!
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