This exercise increases blood flow to the pelvic organs, including the uterus and ovaries. This exercise can be done alone or with a partner.
- Locate the femoral artery – which is located just beneath the crease in the groin area, between the thigh and the lower abdomen. It is where the outer area of the pubic bone meets the crease in the upper thigh. This artery has branches to the uterus, fallopian tubes and ovaries.
- When you find the femoral artery, you will feel a strong pulsing sensation beneath your fingertips.
- Apply pressure to the artery.
- Count to 30 seconds when you do this and release your hold on the artery.
- Repeat this three times on each side of your leg.
- This is performed only after the completion of the menstrual cycle until ovulation (or transfer), not in the 2nd half of your cycle.
This exercise should not be performed if you are or might be pregnant. In addition, if you are at risk for heart disease, high blood pressure, circulatory problems or have a history of stroke or detached retina, do not perform this exercise.