Hypnosis can not only help you get pregnant, research also shows it doubles the success rates of in vitro fertilization (IVF) procedures. Here’s what one certified clinical hypnotherapist says about how hypnosis affects infertility, stress, and your chances of getting pregnant.
First, here’s how hypnosis works:
“Some people believe hypnosis causes the brain to release natural substances that affect the way you perceive pain and other symptoms,” say the experts at WebMD. “Others believe hypnosis acts on the unconscious mind and allows you to control body reactions that you can’t normally control, such as blood pressure, heartbeat, and hunger.”
For more info on how hypnosis can get you pregnant – and more – click on Hypnosis for a Joyful Pregnancy and Pain-Free Labor and Delivery by Winifred Conkling and Nancy Barwick. And, read on for Rosa Livingstone’s information on how hypnosis affects infertility.
For Couples Coping With Infertility
“It’s heart wrenching when you are trying for a baby but just can’t seem to get pregnant,” says clinical hypnotherapist Rosa Livingstone. “Perhaps you’re reminded of it wherever you go. Every other person you see seems to have a baby. You are reminded all the time on TV and maybe some people are careful not to mention babies in front of you because it’s become a ‘sensitive issue.’
Trying for a baby can make your love life suffer because making love is replaced by trying to make babies. Infertility issues and trying for a baby can adversely affect relationships when getting pregnant takes a long time. The whole act of love making can become a stressed attempt at reproduction rather than reproduction being a by-product of relaxed love making.
Perhaps you’ve had IVF and it hasn’t worked yet. Fertility treatments don’t work for everyone but the good news is that hypnosis can make you more fertile.
How Hypnosis Can Help You Get Pregnant
Research has shown that hypnosis doubles the success of IVF treatment. Researchers at Soroka University in Israel found that 28% of woman in the group that were hypnotized became pregnant compared to 14% of those were not hypnotized.
This research study of 185 women was presented to the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology conference in Berlin. The Israeli researchers aimed to discover whether hypnosis could make the embryo transfer stage of IVF more successful.
During this stage, the embryo is transferred into the womb. However, if the womb is contracting, it can affect the chances of the transplant being a success. The research found that, indeed hypnosis did seem to greatly increase chances of becoming pregnant.
Stress and Fertility
IVF fertility treatment tends to be a stressful time, and stress can block fertility success. This is why woman will often become pregnant at the very point they stop trying. Trying to conceive causes stress and prevents the pregnancy you are aiming to achieve! Getting pregnant needs to be allowed as much as forced. Sleep is a natural process of the body but it’s when you stop trying to sleep that you are more likely to actually fall asleep. So it is with pregnancy, and even in vitro treatments.
Hypnotic Suggestion and the Workings of the Body
Hypnosis for infertility sessions will do more than just diminish stress and get you relaxed. Your unconscious mind can directly affect the workings of your body through hypnotic suggestion. This happens when people are able to heal more quickly after being hypnotized. It’s their unconscious mind that responds to the suggestions – this goes beyond the results of merely relaxing (as beneficial as these results are).
For more information on how hypnosis helps you get pregnant, visit hypnotherapist Rosa Livingston at A Load Off Your Mind Hypnotherapy.
And, visit Hypnosis: Topic Overview on WebMD for a great explanation of how hypnosis works.
For a little help getting pregnant, check out Early Pregnancy Tests.com — they have a wide variety of fertility supplements, herbs, and prenatal vitamins.