Even your struggle to conceive may cause stress which can prevent you from becoming pregnant. Stress results in the body triggering what is known as the fight or flight response (adrenaline) which has been shown to depress the immune and hormone systems. Unless you are actually pregnant your reproductive areas are considered by the body to be less important than your brain and heart and whilst in this fight or flight mode, they may slow down significantly.
Stress in itself is very insidious and can creep up without you even being aware of it. Have you noticed that during very long stressful times in your life your periods become erratic? Perhaps your sexual performance has been affected? These symptoms may be due to stress. Sometimes when we feel we are okay we are actually drowning in stress, causing a depleted immune system – do you feel as it you are always unwell, catching every bug around? Are you tired but unable to sleep? These are just a couple of the most common stress symptoms. So if stress can stop you sleeping and cause you to catch cold, perhaps it is stopping you from conceiving as well.
I work a lot with couples with undiagnosed fertility issues, and they are often very surprised at how stressed and unwell they have been feeling once they take the journey to wellness and balance.
I would recommend that both prospective parents participate in separate sessions, as, although this is not compulsory, the Mr in the couple may often feel very excluded when the conversation is all about ovulation and fertile dates etc, and may feel as if he is just a sperm donor at times, this is a stress which can have an effect on the very essence of conception. Keeping both parties in the couple involved is very important and highly recommended, after all the main aim is to become a happy family unit.
Even those who take the journey to parenthood via IVF have found that their eggs are larger and more fertilise after hypnotherapy and reflexology sessions, and the skills you learn to relax you can be used for the rest of your life.
So my answer to the question…; “can hypnotherapy and reflexology help me to conceive?” From my experience, it has to be yes. I work with clients who have benefited on many levels from undertaking these therapies and even those undertaking IVF (although I would advise against reflexology during the chemical/injections phase of IVF as reflexology acts as a detoxification)
Why not try it for yourself, hypnotherapy and reflexology are non invasive, have no chemical side effects and will help you to become calmer, focussed and balanced in both mind and body.
For more information regarding my fertility programme please call Cherie on 07900 352324