There are two types of infertility, explained and unexplained.
– If you have explained infertility you may be working with your doctor, or other medical professionals. Using hypnotherapy whilst undergoing IVF treatment has been shown to increase the success statistics to over 50%!
Alongside medical help, such as IVF, we can aid relaxation at the important times and also use visualisation techniques to help the body do what it needs to do. When one visualises the brain sends out the same chemicals as it does when doing the actual task. This means that if you visualise something happening inside your body the brain will also release the same chemicals as if it were really happening.
If you are not yet at this stage we can still help you. Firstly to relax and feel happy again, secondly using exactly the same techniques as above to help you conceive naturally despite your medical condition.
Hypnosis is complementary to any medical procedure and often can lessen discomfort or support the medical protocol. For example, medical personnel may experience difficulty inserting the catheter during egg retrieval; yet hypnotic suggestion can easily resolve this issue. Studies show the positive influence of hypnotic suggestion on bodily functions such as blood pressure and heart rate, and hypnosis has been shown to impact the hypothalamus and influence the release of hormones.
– Unexplained infertility can be a cause of many things. Stress can dramatically affect fertility (described below). When in a state of hypnosis you cannot feel stressed. Your hypnotherapist can teach you techniques to remove stress helping you to feel calm and relaxed all of the time.
You may have some repressed emotions affecting your fertility; the brain may be preventing you from conceiving due to a previous experience. An example of this could be someone who, due to childhood experiences, does not believe that they will be a good parent.
Even if in the conscious mind they want a baby more than anything, there may be unconscious conflicts due to repressed emotion. Some regression work could help to release all of these feelings. Removing the conflict between the conscious and unconscious mind resulting in pregnancy.