This article is written by Maria who loves writing about pregnancy but is also interested in horoscopes and how they can influence people. Can the stars really help you get pregnant? Maria is unsure!
There’s a strange new trend becoming huge at the moment called astro-fertility. It works on the basis that a woman’s astrology chart and the placing of her planets can help her to identify the times when she is most likely to get pregnant. Some parents are totally convinced this works while others (including fertility Professor, Robert Winston) have described it as ‘utter rubbish.’
Who Does It Work For?
Personally I am still unsure, but I’m not one to overlook something based on first impressions so I thought I’d delve deeper into this trend and see if, and who it’s really working for.
Although the idea is said to have roots as far back as Babylonia 2000BC, Dr. Eugen Jonas, a Czechoslovakian psychiatrist and astrologer founded this theory in the modern day world. He states that the position of a woman’s Sun in relation to her Moon can determine when in the year she is most fertile and likely to get pregnant. It is to do with the precise second that an individual was born. Whatever the distance between their Sun and their Moon at that time is the same distance they need for maximum fertility.
Astrology and Science?
Well, it doesn’t sound too scientific to me, but astrologer Nicola Smuts is reported to have helped many couples conceive even after they have tried IVF and failed. In fact, the original study by Eugen Jonas ended with a reported 97% success rate. But could all this be down to chance?
Believers in astro-fertility also believe the sex of the baby can be per-determined by the Moon. Apparently, when you conceive the position of the Moon will determine whether you’re having a boy or a girl.
Despite some of the evidence to suggest this does work, I can’t help feeling skeptical. There are no scientific reasons why the Moon could help you get pregnant, unless you count the menstrual cycles’ affect on fertility, which isn’t what astro-fertility seems to be about.
However, astro-fertility does encourage healthy diet and exercise, as well as continuing to try to conceive naturally even after failed attempts. It could renew a couple’s enthusiasm and positivity in trying for a baby and positivity is known to have a profound effect on medical situations. Giving couples another avenue to explore after all other ways of conception have failed cannot be a bad thing. So if you’re struggling to conceive, have a look into it and maybe give it a go, but don’t pin all your hopes on it.
A worry about this trend is that it is cashing in on couples’ desires to conceive. While I am not entirely convinced of its effectiveness, I wager that I’d give it a go if I was struggling to conceive. As long as people stay sensible and don’t pay someone money to give them this information, then it’s worth a try. Just the increase of sexual activity alone is sure to boost your chances of conceiving – Moon or no Moon!
A note from Kendra –
Really interesting information about fertility! I have a love of the stars and love hearing about studies like this. Thanks for sharing with us Maria!