Your Fertility Journey
If getting pregnant was simply about having sex at the right time then the world would be a much happier place, sadly for many it is not that easy. The mind/body connection is so strong when it comes to conception. Hypno-Fertility effectively supports the conception process whether that is natural or assisted by supported you through one of the most important and stressful times of your life: Pre-conception, ovulation, fertilisation, implantation and beyond.
The more you ‘try’ to conceive, the more anxious and stressed you become. Time slows down and each cycle feels ten times longer than before. The possibility of conceiving consumes your thoughts and you struggle to focus on everyday living. Suddenly you see pregnant women everywhere that you go and you may catch yourself daydreaming about prams or pregnancy yoga. In the beginning you will quite happily tell yourself that you will let nature take it’s course and it will happen when it will happen. You feel excited and hopeful with your partner and truly believe that the magic has happened…and then your period arrives and the pressure starts to build. Suddenly you are on every app, tracking body temperature and googling early ovulation signs, ovulation signs and post ovulation signs….you get the picture. Sex becomes functional and scheduled, the 14 day wait is excruciatingly slow and the googling continues only this time it is ‘early signs of pregnancy’ or ‘have my nipples changed?’….and then your period arrives and the hope is shattered once again. Many couples will continue in this cycle for months or years before exploring fertility support, feelings of disappointment, self-blame and anxiety all too high. The hardest thing to hear when you are trying to address fertility issues is, ‘you must remain positive, try not to think about it too much.’ When the medical investigations begin and you are poked, scanned, tested, and prescribed it is even harder not to become obsessed by the process.
So how can I help?
Stress and anxiety release the hormones adrenaline and cortisol from the brain into the body. Too much can make it more difficult to conceive because they affect the part of your brain that controls other crucial hormones. Essentially stress hormones and sex hormones compete.
When we are relaxed in hypnosis the brain produces endorphins which helps restore hormone balance, regulate the nervous system and promote a healthy immune system
Hypnotherapy will not only tackle stress and anxiety but many deep-rooted feelings that may affect our ability to conceive. The mind-body connection is so strong that key systems like the reproductive organs can become healthy, stronger and more efficient through carefully planned visualisation and suggestion. If you have never visualised a follicle in the ovaries developing a strong viable egg then I more than recommend giving it a try!
Every course of hypno-fertility is created exclusively for you and your needs, I have never delivered the same session twice and this is a crucial part of the service. There is no ‘one size fits all’ when it comes to what you need.
But actually trying to relax is the hardest thing in the world when your mind is consumed with trying to conceive.
As a treatment it is growing in popularity because it has no negative side effects and can be used safely in pregnancy when women's other options are limited.
How does it work?
Our minds are incredibly powerful and the link between our thoughts and our physical body is undeniable. Our conscious mind can only focus on a few things at any given moment in time, but our subconscious is much, much bigger and is constantly processing the world around us and storing information away.
Hypnotherapy works with your subconscious mind to help overcome unwanted habits, behaviours and physical responses that have been stored throughout your life, whether wanted or not.
What does it feel like?
If you've ever found yourself drifting off mid-conversation or getting lost in a movie or a good book then you have experienced an altered state similar to hypnosis. It is a comfortable state, similar to daydreaming where you remain aware of what is going on around you yet completely at ease, undisturbed by background noise.
Contrary to popular myth, a hypnotherapist cannot make you do anything that you don't want to do and will not 'put you under'. You are able to stop the session at any time should you wish to.
Hypnosis is achieved in pregnancy though a deep state of relaxation, something that you can then practice at home enabling you to be relaxed and stress free.
How much does it cost?
Session One - 1.5hrs £95
Your first session of Hypnofertility includes a detailed initial consultation followed by your first hypnotherapy treatment.
Individual 1 Hour Session - £75
Per cycle - 4 x 1 Hour Sessions - £245
Book 3 or more cycles in advance and save a further 10%
A positive test? Congratulations! Any remaining booked and paid for sessions can be used as a credit towards your hypnobirthing journey later in your pregnancy.
How do I find out more?
You can find out more about hypnosis and the benefits of using it for fertility, pregnancy and birth by emailing Leonie@happyhealthybabies.co.uk or by calling 07930 830130.