Getting Lucky: Using Fertility Symbols for Conception

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When getting pregnant takes longer than imagined, it is easy to become disappointed, anxious, or depressed. As each month passes, we look for more tips and tricks, willing to try anything.

Believing in luck or superstition can ease anxiety and create a sense of security and confidence when things feel out of your control.

For centuries, people across all cultures have believed that certain symbols can help increase fertility. Can using these symbols actually help you get pregnant?

Well, it can't hurt! Believing in luck or superstition can ease anxiety and create a sense of security and confidence when things feel out of your control. Scientists studying the placebo effect have proven that the power of expectation or preconception can be responsible for creating a desired outcome. It can be empowering and inspiring to know that you are using a symbol that has helped countless other couples for centuries.

Hazelnuts
In ancient Ireland, the Celtics believed that the Hazel tree was a very fertile being. Hazelnuts were carried in pockets or strung together and hung in the home to symbolize fertility. Interestingly, studies have shown that the oils in hazelnuts help regulate blood sugar and insulin, which can improve fertility.

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Mistletoe
Mistletoe evolved the ability to grow on branches of trees, which allows it to spread quickly. Celtic Druids believed mistletoe had the power to bestow life and fertility. They also used mistletoe as an aphrodisiac (which is why we now kiss under mistletoe at Christmas).

Pomegranate
In Feng Shui, the pomegranate is a symbol of fertility because of its many red seeds. Place a painting of a pomegranate with lots of seeds or an artificial pomegranate in your bedroom.

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Lotus Flower
The lotus flower is the highest symbol of fertility in the Hindu culture. It represents purity because lotus flowers grow in muddy waters but remain untouched by the impurities.

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Getting Lucky: Using Fertility Symbols for Conception

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24 comments

  1. liz says:

    Very interesting and put a little bit of fun in the process for making a baby 🙂

  2. Leilani says:

    This was an interesting read. I like the idea of pomegranates, hazelnuts and lotus flowers being fertility symbols. Not so sure I want to think about cats that way, though, especially since our kitten just turned a year old last month!

  3. Jamie says:

    I’m gonna stick to the good ole fashion way, wink wink nudge nudge 🙂

  4. I really like this article 🙂

  5. Some of these are pretty surprising.

  6. Marilyn says:

    Some are really weird lol

  7. Lulu says:

    I knew about some of these, the others were surprising but made sense.

  8. sheenaholman says:

    Ha ha well the elephants on two sides of the bed is worth a shot lol.

  9. Ada says:

    Very interesting

  10. Janice says:

    A symbol is to draw positive light on a situation you want to change. I understand the idea, but if a problem is real then thinking happy thoughts will not fix it. It maybe a medical doctor that is required.

  11. JBurn says:

    neat…this site teaches me things i don’t even think about trying to learn

  12. Jennifer says:

    Wow, very interesting.

  13. michelle says:

    everyone has there own thing. 🙂

  14. ChrisS says:

    Okay weird but interesting to read.

  15. Angela says:

    Weird. We didn’t do any of these and we were still able to get pregnant.

  16. Kira says:

    Definatelysomething I will have to try. Thanks for the tips.

  17. Jess1477 says:

    I have never heard of these either

  18. DH says:

    I do not believe in the whole superstition thing so much, but my fiance and I tried getting pregnant for almost three years and nothing happened. His mom (surprisingly) gave a "fertility god" candle and pillow. We kept the pillow on the bed and the candle on the nightstand. To our surprise, about two month later I found out that I was already a month pregnant. So one month of the "fertility god" pillow and candle did it. Or it was just a coincidence..

  19. chelsey says:

    wow so many random things can be good luck charms.. i might try them all lol

  20. brandy says:

    i never had hears theese before

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