Almost everyone knows of a friend or acquaintance that has tried for years to get pregnant with nothing but disappointment. Yet, as soon as they were successful in adopting a child they became pregnant.
Reproduction is one of our most delicately balanced biological systems (e.g. the precise cocktail of hormones required). Stress, limiting thoughts and beliefs can all affect fertility and conception, reducing your chance of getting pregnant whether naturally or with fertility treatment. Infertility its self can be stressful.
Hypnotherapy is an outstanding and proven method of reducing or eliminating stress. FertilityByHypnosis® takes hypnosis a step further as it’s a program designed specifically for fertility.
Hypnosis can transform that fearful energy into a powerful, constructive force. And unlike some medical treatments, hypnotherapy can benefit both male and female parents-to-be. Hypnotherapy is safe, requiring no drugs or expensive equipment. It complements virtually any medical procedure with impressive results, often making any such procedure work much better
The IVF procedure, if done privately, can be financially crippling. Each cycle of up to two months will cost between $7,500.00 and $10,000.
As a HypnoFertility® Practitioner I use Hypnosis and its advanced techniques to reprogram your unconscious mind to create the changes in your mind and body you need to improve your fertility naturally and maximise your ability to get pregnant. The programs support both female infertility and male infertility and wonderfully compliment other infertility treatment such as IUI, IVF, ICSI and GIFT as well as other holistic treatment you may be using to improve your fertility such as acupuncture or Chiropractic care.
FertilityByHypnosis® is a 12 session program outlined for you step-by-step and based on a fee of $120 per session for those seeking hypnotherapy to help conceive or as a complement to IVF to double your chances (as proven by research.)
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Impact of hypnosis during embryo transfer on the outcome of in vitro fertilization-embryo transfer: a case-control study.
Some Documented Studies: Results Are Staggering
Studies conducted by Alice Domar, PhD, director of the Beth Israel Deaconess Behavioral Medicine Program for Infertility in Boston support Muir’s theory that unresolved issues about having a baby can be removed with counseling and hypnotherapy. In the first study published in 1999 in the Journal of the American Medical Women’s Association 42% of 132 infertile women in the program conceived within six months of completing it. In the second study, published in 2000 in the journal Fertility and Sterility, 55% of the previously infertile women who met regularly in a mind/body program conceived, compared with 20% of the control group who used no mind/body techniques and who did not attend meetings.
Studies have indicated that “infertile” women utilizing mind/body techniques have a 42 – 55% conception rate as compared to 20% for those not following this protocol. (page 11)
A 1992 study found that women who participated in mind/body therapy experienced a 34% conception rate as compared to 20% with Invitro Fertilization alone. Decreased levels of depression, anxiety, and anger were also noted.
A 1990 study in Obstetrics and Gynecology showed women with severe PMS have a 57% reduction in physical and psychological symptoms.
Women utilizing hypnotherapeutic techniques in labor tend to require fewer unnecessary interventions. Results of a 1993 study published in the Journal of Women’s Health showed that women in the hypnosis group used significantly fewer epidurals and required fewer episiotomies than the control group.
Another study showed the efficacy of hypnotherapy as compared to psychoanalysis and behavior therapy. After 600 sessions of psychoanalysis, 38 percent of the patients reported recovery from their conditions; those receiving behavior therapy improved in 72 percent of all cases after twenty-two sessions; while hypnotherapy produced a 93% success rate after only six sessions. The Psychotherapy Journal of the American Psychiatric Association—Dr. Alfred A. Barrios.
A study by John Gruzelier, Professor of Psychology at Imperial College School of Medicine in London, revealed that self-hypnosis could strengthen the immune system by 48% in six weeks. www1.imperial.ac.uk.
From the Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation 1989: 80% of hypertensive patients have lowered blood pressure and decreased medications. 16% are able to discontinue all of their medications.
Women with a history of depressive symptoms 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, contrasting with 24% when depression went untreated. Journal of American Medical Women’s Association, 1999, vol. 54
Women who experienced depression following the failure of their first IVF had much lower pregnancy rates than their non-depressed counterparts during their second IVF cycle. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 1993, vol. 37
Another study suggests that because mind/body programs are effective for reducing negative emotions that may impair IVF success, patients should be offered such a program in conjunction with IVF. Fertility and Sterility, 1998, vol. 69
A study reported in Reproductive Endocrinology, April 2000, vol. 73, issue 4 treated women who were in their second year of infertility and not yet depressed. The women who received group psychological interventions to stem the tide of depression caused by infertility, had significantly increased viable pregnancies compared to those who did not receive preventative treatment for depression.
For Alice Domar’s studies check out www.conceivethepossibility.com/research.
In an article by Suzy Greaves entitled Can Hypnosis Help to Make You Pregnant? DR. Elizabeth Muir, a clinical psychologist working with hypnotherapy for infertility explains that hypnosis affects the hypothalamus, the neural centre at the base of the brain linked to the pituitary gland, and controls the flow of hormones in the body. The hypothalamus is sensitive to stress and acts as a bridge between the emotional and physical, turning emotional messages into physical responses that affect hormone levels. Muir believes that the psychological issues surrounding pregnancy are not sufficiently well addressed for many women with fertility problems.
DR. Gayle Peterson has developed a technique called Body-Centred Hypnosis. Dr. Peterson has found that high anxiety states in the mother must be reduced in order to normalize pregnancy and birth. She cites research studies that have documented the correlation between stress and infertility since the 1980s and states that recently a refined look at depressive symptoms and their impact on biology has offered new hope through a mind/body approach.
Reference from: 2009 Lynsi Eastbourne