Preparing For Conception

Fertility issues and how hypnotherapy can help

Often people decide that they’re going to start a family and very quickly a baby is on the way. Unfortunately, for some people it’s not that straightforward,  some need a little more help. The reality is that for some couples, stress and anxiety get in the way of creating a family. This is because when our mind considers that we are in danger (under stress) then the fight/flight/freeze response is stimulated. During periods of stress, our body shuts down what it considers to be non-essential functions so that it can focus on the danger. The mind does this to protect us and therefore learning to relax can be key to becoming pregnant.

Studies supporting Hypnotherapy as an aid to fertility

In a 2006 study of 185 women undergoing IVF treatment by Israeli Professor, Eliahu Levitas it was found that double the number of women became pregnant after being hypnotised compared with those that weren’t. (28% compared to 14%). A more recent study in 2011 published in the American Society of Reproductive Medicine shows that women who participate in a mind/body program such as hypnosis for stress reduction while undergoing IVF treatment have a significantly higher pregnancy rate than those who do not. (52% versus 20%)

Whether you’re:

  1. undergoing IVF and want to make sure your body is most receptive to treatment
  2. there is no obvious clinical reason for your inability to conceive
  3. you’ve managed to get pregnant in the past but struggled to carry a child to term

then solution focused hypnotherapy may be the answer.

Whether you’re just starting out on the path to parenthood or you’re at the end of your tether, hypnotherapy can help to put you in the best frame of mind to conceive. At the initial consultation, I will explain what happens in the brain when we are stressed and anxious and how this can negatively impact on our attempts to have a successful birth. If you’re struggling with any of the issues above and live in the Stafford area or would be happy to attend an online appointment, just arrange for an initial consultation to see if I am the right person to help you. If you have questions you’d like answering before you commit to an initial consultation just give me a call on 07748 511841 and I’ll be happy to help.