Fertility & Hypnobirthing
How the Mind-Body approach helps fertility
Problems with conception and pregnancy can occur when the mind and/or body have temporarily lost their natural state of balance and harmony. This imbalance may be caused by mental, emotional, spiritual or physical factors, all of which are inter–connected, and may be further affected by on-going internal processes as well as external factors such as diet and environment.
The Fertile Body Method uses hypnosis and mind–body approaches to help you enhance your fertility and deal with the negative effects of infertility. Since everyone is unique and each person’s circumstances are different, the treatment will be tailored to suit you and help you achieve the outcome that you want.
Hypnotherapy is one of the most effective ways to reduce stress and increase feelings of calmness and relaxation. Hypnosis can also help to restore confidence in yourself and your body. Being in a state of hypnosis can give you access to your unconscious mind; this can be useful as a means to resolve any issues or unconscious blocks that may be affecting your ability to conceive and become a parent.
Hypnotherapy can help boost natural conception by reducing stress and restoring a state of mental, emotional and physical balance and wellbeing.
IVF, ICSI and other medical treatments.
The state of hypnosis makes positive visualisation much easier and more effective too. If you are about to start an assisted fertility cycle, hypnotherapy can help you to feel mentally, emotionally and physically prepared.
Hypnotherapy is a very powerful way to overcome any fears or phobias you may have which may be impacting on your treatment, for example fear of IVF not working, fear of injections, fear of childbirth itself and fear of becoming a parent.
Relaxation techniques and visualisation for IVF help to increase the effectiveness of the treatment, and studies have shown that when hypnosis is used during embryo transfer it doubles the successful outcome of the treatment.
Hypnotherapy can help to support you through each stage of the treatment and will offer you some very simple tools that will help you to deal with any difficult or challenging moments.
No one can go back and make a brand new start. Anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.
How Hypnosis can help
Once pregnant we think we have achieved what want. Unfortunately there are many around you who will tell you about all the difficulties you face, from morning sickness and first trimester miscarriages to discomforts like heartburn, tiredness and then the birth it's self. Everyone seems to know someone who had a long, hard labour and wants you to know all about the pain and the difficulties. All of this creates a belief that childbirth is painful and difficult.
It doesn't have to be that way.
Learning how to use self-hypnosis for pregnancy and childbirth also gives you an opportunity to connect with your baby before he or she is born. The less stressed Mum is during the pregnancy and birth, the less need there is for pain control so better for both Mum and baby. Hypnosis also lowers blood pressure and heart rate therefore reducing blood loss during birth and this makes Mum's recovery much speedier! A more relaxed Mum-to-be means a less stressed, happy and healthier baby ... and child!
More recent studies have shown that there is a connection between higher stress levels in pregnancy and child behavioural and educational development issues, such as attention problems, slower mental development, hyperactivity and emotional problems. Maternal stress and anxiety during pregnancy has also been associated with shorter gestation and a higher incidence of miscarriage, pre-term birth and lower birth weights.
Nicola was born with a condition which caused her skin to be over stretchy and her joints to be hyper-mobile; this would obviously be of some concern carrying the weight of a baby to full term. She came into my consulting room and told me she was pregnant, handed me a booklet which she told me she did not want to read herself. I read the first line... 'The treatment for pregnancy in women with this condition is termination'. The Doctors had told her the risks but she still wanted to go ahead.
Luckily she was quick to learn how to help herself and as she says in her e-mail below all went well! We managed to keep baby safe and sound until she was delivered naturally and on time!
A very brave young lady who took a huge risk for her very precious baby.
Gill helped to see me through my pregnancy, labour and beyond. I was told by doctors that I was both a high risk pregnancy (likely to have a premature baby and very quick labour)and also high risk for the labour itself. Thanks to Gill's help my little girl managed to stay where she was comfortable right up until her due date and I had a comfortable 6 hour labour, using pain relief techniques learnt with Gill. I found giving birth a liberating experience. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Gill to any pregnant woman, even if they already feel happy and confident about the birthing process. Many thanks Gill, I will be back with bump number two one day!
I have a great deal of experience, helping babies into the world naturally, including my own Niece and Nephew who are now 26 and 24 years old respectively, also my little Grandsons who are now 6 (left) and 2 years old. I can teach you to be able to relax and bond with your baby more easily. You will find you can deal more easily and positively with the stresses of everyday life and look forward to the birth knowing that you will be strong and in control.
All the gorgeous pictures of children on this website are displayed with full permission of their parents. They all had Hypnotherapy in utero.