Stress can have a negative effect on many things in our lives, and that is never more so than when trying to conceive.
Whether you have been trying for a month or a number of years, are considering having assistance or already having specialist treatment for fertility issues, you and your partner may benefit from having a course of hypnotherapy to help you stay in a positive frame of mind.
When we become stressed, our bodies have a wonderful way of protecting us from potential threats and keeping ourselves safe, however this can potentially have a negative effect on us achieving what we really desire.
As a Solution Focused hypnotherapist, I will encourage you to reduce the stress in your life, relax and by doing so, the stress hormones which can effect conception will reduce.
If you are having IVF or similar assistance, being calm and relaxed is extremely beneficial and hypnotherapy will help you during this time.
An Israeli in the Soroka Hospital a study of 185 women showed that the success rate of IVF treatments doubled from 14% to 28% when participants used hypnosis during implantation. ( Levitas, E. e. (2006). Impact of hypnosis during embryo transfer on the outcome of in vitro fertilization-embryo transfer: a case-control study. Fertility and Sterility , 85 (5), 1404-1408.)
Something to consider is you mood whilst trying to conceive:
There is some evidence which can show that receiving hypnotherapy for low mood whilst trying to conceive can improve fertility.
- Women with a history of depression reported twice the rate of subsequent infertility (Psychosomatic Medicine, 1995, vol. 57)
- Women with depression, when treated showed a 60% viable pregnancy rate within six months, in comparison to 24%when depression went untreated. (Journal of American Medical Women’s Association, 1999, vol.54)
- Women who experienced depression following an unsuccessful first IVF had much lower pregnancy rates than those who weren’t during their second IVF cycle (Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 1993, vol. 37)
- Reproductive Endocrinology (April 2000, vol. 73, issue 4) Reported on a group of women in their second year of infertility. The study showed that the group of women who had group psychological interventions (like Hypnotherapy) to reduce the depression caused by infertility had significantly increased viable pregnancies in comparison to those who did not receive preventative treatment for depression.
Hypnotherapy can help with your sleep, your stress, your self-esteem and your confidence instilling a sense of control, which in turn enables you to maximize your chances of getting yourself into a state of balance mentally and emotionally and to think about any changes you need to make your lifestyle healthier.
For more information about how Hypnotherapy can help you please contact me: