Stress and lack of confidence tend to feed “unexplained infertility”
More and more women are living with stress, struggling with demanding jobs, financial insecurity and unhealthy lifestyles. Is it any wonder why conception doesn’t always occur immediately?
The ability to deal with stress when you are trying to get pregnant is very important as stress and anxiety are understood to be a significant contributing factor in infertility. Some women experience irregular periods due to stress, whilst in men sperm count can be lowered. Additionally, stress may lead to habits which are unhealthy, with the result that you are less likely to be able to become pregnant. If you are suffering from stress, you may be less likely to eat healthily, and there are studies which suggest that being even slightly overweight (for men AND women) or underweight may effect your chances of pregnancy.
Stress and anxiety can also mean that you drink more alcohol or caffeine than is healthy, which in turn can lead to insomnia (as withdrawal from alcohol causes waking in the night, and caffeine can prevent you from falling asleep or reaching a deep level of sleep). In addition, some studies have linked drinking more than 3 cups of coffee a day to an increased risk of miscarriage. Widespread research links consumption of alcohol to a lowered chance of pregnancy.
Or you may even be doing everything you possibly can to keep healthy and look after yourself, but find that you cannot sleep because you are worrying about the fact that so far, despite taking charge of your fertility in every way you can, you haven’t yet become pregnant. Lack of sleep adversely affects the body generally, and can affect fertility.
And many people who have problems with fertility find that their confidence and self esteem suffer.
Hormonal problems also sometimes contribute to conception issues. Many couples have lost faith in the natural process of conception and are turning to IVF (In Vitro Fertilisation). But with an average success rate of less than 30%, couples can feel even more stressed when going through the process.
Some experts believe that this stress could be what is behind low success rate. Hypnosis is well recognised for its effectiveness in reducing stress and increasing confidence, the two major issues that pose the biggest threats to natural fertility.
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Hypnotherapy for Fertility & IVF Support
Hypnosis helps by enabling you to switch off from your fears and anxieties, allowing you to become relaxed, and teaching you techniques to do so wherever and whenever stress threatens to affect you. It enables you to switch off from thinking about something which is upsetting and difficult – and by doing so reduces the stress which is contributing to the problem.
With Hypnotherapy for Fertility & IVF Support, I will lead you through deep relaxation using guided visualisation to harness the power of positive suggestions, with the specific aim of helping you to create and maintain a state of calm, eliminate any fears you’re holding onto, minimise side effects of the necessary drugs, restore hormonal balance and instil a sense of control over your body and life.
Whether you have unexplained fertility & are still trying to get pregnant naturally, or whether you are receiving fertility treatment, hypnotherapy can help you to remain focused, positive and confident. It can also help you to prepare for IVF treatment and pregnancy, and instil within you a strong belief in the future success of your efforts.
This positive outlook on your life, and the perspective this gives you, helps you to deal more easily with the emotional and physical challenges of IVF.