As a mother contemplating the prospect of expanding my family and welcoming a second child into my life, the stories of infertility and stress that seem to surround me have become increasingly intimidating. The annual Cigna 360 Global Well-Being Survey, released in November 2022, uncovered a stark reality – women in Singapore are 10 percent more prone to stress and burnout than their male counterparts. The weight of these findings is undeniable, with nearly 9 out of 10 women (89 percent) experiencing at least one symptom of burnout, and a staggering 70 percent feeling constantly overwhelmed by their responsibilities.
Adding to the complexity of the issue is the alarming link between stress and fertility. Scientific studies have indicated that heightened stress levels can pose significant challenges to conceiving. While the data paints a sobering picture, there is a ray of hope in the form of a soothing and effective solution – massage therapy.
Recent research, such as a 2022 study published in the journal Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, has highlighted the potential of massage therapy in reducing stress levels among women undergoing fertility treatments. With stress-related infertility affecting a substantial 35-45 percent of Asian women, massage therapy offers promising relief. Studies have shown that massages can lead to a notable decrease in cortisol levels by 17-22 percent, underscoring their potential to provide much-needed solace to stressed women and possibly improve their fertility prospects.
In a nation where the total fertility rate hit a historic low of 1.05 in 2022, nearly one in six couples are confronted with the daunting journey of infertility. The Singapore National Fertility Registry reports a steady increase in the percentage of couples unable to conceive after one year of trying, rising from 12 percent in 1990 to 18 percent in 2022. It’s clear that infertility is becoming an increasingly common challenge in Singapore.
Leveraging wellness programs for making TTC easier and stress-free
Amidst this growing concern, Babies Bliss Singapore has emerged as a beacon of support and relief. In response to the alarming prevalence of stress and burnout, Babies Bliss Singapore offers a holistic approach to well-being specifically tailored to the unique needs of women.
Through a range of meticulously designed wellness programs, personalized treatments, and expert guidance, Babies Bliss Singapore empowers women with effective stress management tools. My own journey to Babies Bliss Singapore was prompted by a desire to explore stress reduction strategies and their potential impact on fertility. I was invited to experience their Wellness Therapy, which includes abdominal massage and Hyperbaric oxygen therapy. What followed was a transformative and deeply rejuvenating experience.
The abdominal massage, expertly administered by Angelia Ng, the founder of Babies Bliss Singapore, was an oasis of relaxation. Angelia’s warm and welcoming demeanour instantly put me at ease, and her expertise as a Fertility Massage and pre-natal massage Therapist was palpable. The massage not only alleviated the physical tension in my body but also provided a much-needed mental respite from the daily grind.
Following the massage, I embarked on Hyperbaric oxygen therapy, an innovative approach to well-being. While the therapy entailed slight discomfort as the pressure increased, the Babies Bliss team provided water bottles to ease the sensation in my ears.
The experience left me feeling remarkably refreshed and invigorated as if a weight had been lifted from my shoulders.
Seeking help is important
As I left Babies Bliss Singapore that day, I couldn’t help but reflect on the importance of seeking help and guidance during the journey to conception. Angelia Ng’s compassionate and evidence-based approach, coupled with the support and testimonials from clients, including medical professionals like doctors and surgeons, reaffirmed the significance of holistic well-being in the quest for fertility.
If you find yourself on the path to parenthood and grappling with the stress and uncertainties that often accompany it, I wholeheartedly encourage you to explore the support and expertise offered by Babies Bliss Singapore. The journey to conception may be fraught with challenges, but with the right tools, guidance, and a nurturing environment, it can become a path to newfound hope, wellness, and happiness. Babies Bliss Singapore is not just a place; it’s a sanctuary for the body, mind, and soul, where stress dissipates, and dreams of parenthood are nurtured.
Contact Babies Bliss Singapore today and embark on a stress-free TTC journey!