The goal for women with Flow PFPs is improving the balance and flow of their hormones and body substances, rather than boosting egg or energy reserves. Balance involves improving “homeostasis” (the optimal conditions) of the body, because imbalances make it challenging for the sequences of events needed for conception to all follow each other smoothly.
All living things try to keep themselves at optimal conditions, and sensors and control mechanisms work hard to measure and control pH, temperature, hydration etc. In mammals, our hormones and nervous systems are the main ways we monitor and maintain our health, and if these go out of balance, it affects our health and fertility.
For most Flow PFP women, the issue that disrupts their balance most is stress, and when “stress” becomes “distress” it affects hormone balance, which affects how we feel, and crucially it disrupts the health of menstrual cycles. Stress can be relatively trivial when things aren’t “right” or running smoothly, and daily events (like the traffic) cause frustration, or bigger, more important “life plans” feel blocked. Either way, stress is often an issue for Flow PFP women and their fertility levels.
However, this PFP isn’t about just people who feel a bit “stuck”; it also includes conditions that physically block conception, and changes in the circulation of blood, fluids, or hormones affect how we feel and create distinct symptoms:
The last two examples affect Flow PFPs most. We function best when we have order and stability in the body, so the goal for Flow PFPs is to improve system management issues or resolve obstructions.
The Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) quietly regulates essential body functions and plays many crucial roles in homeostasis. There are two sides to the Autonomic Nervous System that act against each other to maintain a healthy balance in the body:
The relative balance of the ANS has a significant impact on hormone levels. When the Sympathetic side is elevated, there are higher levels of adrenaline which affect the hypothalamus gland function, altering how the ovaries work.
The balance of the ANS and responses to stress have a mutual relationship, with one affecting the balance of the other. The ANS is where the body’s physical, emotional, and hormonal balance is connected, and this directly impacts fertility.
How we feel and function has a lot to do with how smoothly life flows, and while some level of stress is healthy, stress can become “distress” if we’re not coping well. It can have an invisible impact on our function as we adapt and come to accept it as “the norm”.
Balancing the two sides of the ANS is crucial for our physical and emotional well-being and a growing feature of “wellness health”. It isn’t easy to understand as much of the science is relatively new; however, we can provide tools that can:
Emotional constraint and an unbalanced ANS aren’t the only ways women can become Flow PFPs, as physical restrictions are also part of the pattern. Irregular cycles and menstrual flow can be connected to other PFPs, or triggered by:
The movement of blood is essential for the health and rhythm of menstrual cycles, and poor blood circulation causes problems for the ovaries and womb because blood carries hormones and the nutrients essential for growth:
Premium morefertile® membership gives you access to:
We also outline the best ways for Flow PFPs to adjust their weight and manage stress to improve monthly conception rates.
The different profiles have different challenges and needs, which is all part of the PFP discussion, along with personalised ways to improve fertility health, and the tests and treatments most likely to be appropriate for you. The morefertile approach: