What is a fertility vision board, and how can visualizing a baby help you get pregnant? By filling your mind, heart and soul with the life you wish to create! These five steps to creating a vision board for fertility can help bring your pregnancy, baby and future family to life.
I’m more of a pray-er than a vision board creator, which is why I wrote Prayers for Women Who Are Trying to Get Pregnant. But not everyone wants to pray to get pregnant – and there is certainly nothing wrong with praying for a baby and creating a fertility vision board! Visualizing your pregnancy isn’t “new age” and it certainly doesn’t have to be spiritual. A vision board for fertility is simply a poster with images of the pregnancy, baby, and family you wish to create.
“A vision board is typically a poster board on which you paste or collage images that you’ve torn out from various magazines. It’s simple,” writes Christine Kane, author of The Complete Guide to Vision Boards: The Ultimate Starter Kit To Get Wildly Clear and Create the Life of Your Dreams. “The idea behind this is that when you surround yourself with images of who you want to become, what you want to have, where you want to live, or where you want to vacation, your life changes to match those images and those desires.”
Your fertility vision board is simply a visual representation of you getting pregnant, having a healthy pregnancy, delivering a beautiful baby, and starting a new stage of life. If you’re dealing with infertility treatments or other types of assisted conception, you must stay positive and hopeful! A vision board for fertility will help you fight the discouragement, disappointment and depression that sometimes overcomes women who can’t get pregnant quickly or easily.
Learning how to pray for a baby – centering prayers for fertility – is another way of being specific and clear about what you want to create in your life. Whether your focus is to get pregnant naturally, conceive a baby through in vitro fertilization (IVF), or secure an overseas adoption – a fertility vision board can help.
How to Create a Vision Board for Fertility
Your fertility vision board can be as simple or as creative as you make it! Typically, a vision board is a large poster board – or even a bulletin board – that you tack or tape pictures, images and ideas on. You can find photos and clippings from magazines, books, newspapers or various sources.
Baby ideas are everywhere – even pregnancy test boxes and fertility supplements! When you see a picture that reminds you of you yearning to get pregnant and have a baby, stick that picture on your fertility vision board.
1. Create a vision board that represents who you are
You don’t have to look through baby magazines, fertility books or even Pinterest pages for images of pregnancy or healthy babies. In fact, looking through the most popular baby and pregnancy magazines for images that represent everyone’s idea of a happy family may backfire. Those aren’t you; they’re everyone.
What kind of woman are you? Look for unique and unusual pictures of unfamiliar places, people, poetry, etc that represent your idea of fertility and motherhood. Find images that resonate with who you are – without focusing on the world’s idea of a happy healthy pregnancy. Find pictures that represent your most primal, wild, unique, innate self.
2. Cut and paste images that jazz you up
The supplies you’ll need to make a vision board for your pregnancy include a large poster board or thick paper, glue, old magazines, newsletters, notes, diary entries, books – anything that says “I’m getting pregnant!” to you. Don’t limit yourself to pictures of babies. Include any quotation, story, photo, cartoon, or item that reminds you of fertility, conceiving a baby, having a healthy pregnancy, and starting your family.
When you’re creating your fertility vision board, look for pictures that invoke the following responses: joy, wonder, excitement, curiosity, and happiness. Put photos that make you do a double take or gasp with excitement – and avoid our culture’s clichés (pregnant blonde women with perfect figures, happy families, perfect couples, big family suppers).
3. Be specific
Do you want to get pregnant with minimal fertility treatments – or even before your third cycle of intrauterine insemination (IUI) or in vitro fertilization (IVF)? Then, create a fertility vision board that represents minimal invasive techniques, healthy embryos, and your vision of a healthy, happy baby. Do you want to get pregnant naturally, without infertility treatments? Then create a fertility vision board of images that represent natural living, Mother Nature, and organic ways of conceiving a baby.
The more specific you are, the more clear your fertility vision board will be. This can help you get pregnant by reminding you of what you want to create in your life.
4. Allow your fertility vision board to develop over time
This should be an ongoing process – as you come across items that make you think of female fertility, getting pregnant and delivering a healthy baby, stick them to your vision board. If your previous pictures or quotations no longer work for you, put something more current on top. There are no set guidelines to creating a vision board for fertility: just trust your heart.
“When you start assembling pictures that appeal to your deepest self, you unleash one of the most powerful forces on our planet: human imagination,” writes bestselling author and therapist Martha Beck. “Virtually everything humans use, do, or make up exists because something thought it up.”
5. Spend time pondering your vision board
Here’s the practical way a vision board for fertility can help you get pregnant: it reminds you to eat healthy foods, engage in healthy exercise, and create a healthy environment for your baby. A constant reminder of what you want to create in your life is a natural, easy way to stay focused!
Don’t push your baby into being. By that, I mean don’t grip the idea of getting pregnant and having a family too tightly. Whether or not you get pregnant right away – and whether your fertility vision board is part of your pregnancy journey – is already on its way. You won’t make a baby come any faster if you grip what you want too tightly. If you have a relationship with Jesus, spend time in silence at His feet. Let the Holy Spirit give you the family you want…but in His time. For God’s timing is perfect.
Do you have any thoughts or tips for creating a fertility vision board? Feel free to comment below! What exactly do you wish to create in your life?