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You have a right to be happy!


Are you finding it difficult to become pregnant? Then you aren’t alone. Around 14-16% of couples in the UK struggle to conceive naturally. As we know, the older we get, the more difficult it gets. There are numerous known medical causes, but a lot of people don’t consider how their lifestyle can be impacting upon their fertility. This applies to men and women. Well-known medical causes of infertility include being under or overweight, increasing age, problems with the fallopian tubes, not ovulating frequently, polycystic ovary syndrome and low sperm count or quality.

But with or without these medical issues, every person’s body is different, and there’s a lot you can do to help yourself. And hypnotherapy can help you!


The Holistic Approach

To consider what might improve your fertility, you should take a whole-body approach. Your fertility is not just about what goes on in your reproductive system, your whole lifestyle impacts upon it. You and your partner may need to make changes to your lifestyle, and get rid of any bad habits that might be affecting your chances of conceiving.

You need to eat well to balance your hormones and blood sugar. Include plenty of wholegrains, healthy fats and protein in your diet and ditch the processed junk foods, alcohol and cigarettes!

Take regular moderate exercise to manage your weight and get your body fit and strong enough for pregnancy. Don’t over exercise however, as this can stress the body and reduce fertility.

Try to reduce stress. Stress impacts hugely on fertility. It affects the reproductive system and causes overproduction of hormones that can inhibit ovulation. In the Human Reproduction Journal, an article details how doctors found conclusively that rates of successful conception were much higher in couples who reported that they felt relaxed and happy, and not stressed. Food for thought.

Don’t let your mind get in the way!

If you are asking yourself why you can’t get pregnant, the answer might not lie in the usual explanations you hear from your doctor. The main block to you being able to conceive might be in your own mind. You might have a negative mindset about the uncertainty of when or if you will get pregnant, and this can be a big factor. What your mind believes has an impact upon the body.  Every thought you have or emotion you experience triggers a response in the body. Controlling stress and building positivity is so important.

How does hypnotherapy help?

Hypnotherapy techniques bring about a state of deep relaxation which will help reduce stress.

Hypnosis can equip you with the tools needed to cope with possible unsuccessful attempts at treating infertility/unsuccessful attempts to conceive.

Hypnotherapy can help you to prepare mentally, emotionally and physically for IVF treatment. Sessions can focus on making positive changes to your lifestyle, removing negative thoughts or beliefs or even getting rid of a needle phobia.

Most importantly, hypnotherapy can increase the chances of a successful outcome to any treatment. The research backs this up. A 2004 study presented to the Human Reproduction and Embryology Conference in Berlin found that hypnosis can double the success of IVF treatment.

What techniques are used?

Hypnosis and self-hypnosis to induce relaxation and get rid of stress

Work is done on wellbeing and balance in everyday life

Suggestion to the subconscious that the body is equipped, ready and prepared for conceiving

Visualisation of successful conception

Visualisation of a positive outcome to any treatments

Coping strategies for dealing with unsuccessful outcomes and how to move forward from these

Clinical Hypnotherapy is safe, powerful and effective at improving fertility, particularly where there is no apparent medical cause. It can be used either on its own or alongside other fertility treatments.

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