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Get Your Hands Dirty!

In her latest blog "Cultivating the Earth Can Be Therapeutic for Infertility," Krissi McVicker writes about how growing life outside your body can be good therapy when dealing with infertility. Now is the time to get out in your garden and get your hands in the dirt.

Gardening is good therapy for many things. Why? Digging, planting, weeding and cutting dead leaves are all gratifying and tangible work. At the end of the day, you have accomplished something and made an area more beautiful. In addition, gardening reduces stress, helps lower blood pressure and helps fight depression — all important health benefits when you are trying to have a baby!

Nurturing plant life helps increase our sense of well-being. And if you don't think you have a green thumb, no worries! Start small with an indoor plant. Pothos, spider plants, snake plans (also known as mother-in-law's tongue) — all can tolerate quite a bit of neglect. (Of course we don't recommend the same neglect for your baby when he or she does come along!)

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