by Bree Taylor Molyneaux
Having sessions with a hypnotherapist for fertility or during pregnancy is no different to going to the gym with a personal trainer to keep your body in great shape; sometimes our mind needs exercise to keep things in balance and to maintain a healthy perspective.
Hypnosis and fertility
Most couples who don’t conceive quickly start to stress and worry “something is wrong with me” and it “shouldn’t be taking this long to get pregnant”. The reality is, most of us have more stress in our lives than we necessarily need and stress has a negative effect on fertility.
For a woman, stress triggers the release of cortisol that can delay ovulation or impair implantation of a successfully fertilised egg. An unsuccessful IVF cycle or failed attempt at conceiving naturally can then create more stress and disappointment, and the stress cycle repeats all over again, creating more stress and emotional unrest. For a man stress commonly contributes to a lower sperm count.
Hypnotherapy can assist you in reducing stress for fertility while working to restore your body and mind to optimal health – ideal for conception and a healthy pregnancy.
Hypnosis and pregnancy
There are many minor ailments commonly experienced in pregnancy such as morning sickness, excessive hormonal and blood sugar fluctuations, and excessive swelling and fluid retention. Hypnotherapy can be used to relieve these ailments, to reduce stress levels and to resolve any emotional or physical issues that arise during pregnancy.
Hypnosis for birth preparation
Hypnotherapy for birth has for many years now been utilised as a form of natural pain relief. HypnoBirthing classes (the use of hypnosis specifically for birth preparation) began in 1989 and today is still supporting and educating women wanting a natural birth on the best way to achieve this with minimal or no pain relief.
HypnoBirthing teaches couples techniques and strategies to birth calmly, in the way nature intended so that their birth can be an experience of joy instead of a traumatic, painful or worrisome event.
Using hypnosis for fertility, pregnancy or birth
Aspire Hypnotherapy offers appointments at various locations in Brisbane, including Eatons Hill, Redcliffe, Bowen Hills.