Does hypnosis for fertility work?
Hypnosis for fertility - can hypnosis help you get pregnant?
Hypnosis for fertility is something that is under debate. Can hypnosis really help to get you pregnant? It is important to assess hypnosis as a treatment and understand more about it. Then it can be looked at from a pregnancy point of view to see how it could possibly help women conceive.
What is hypnosis?
Contrary to popular belief, hypnosis doesn’t involve magic. It is simply a way of getting through to the unconscious mind — past the conscious mind that can often get in the way! It can help ease all types of problems, including depression, anxiety and stress. All of these are linked to problems with fertility, which is where hypnosis for fertility comes in.
There is just so much going on in people's lives. The everyday stresses and thoughts on career, finances and travel can cause pregnancy and family to be pushed to one side. It is easy for women to go past their best years for having a baby and then worry when the biological clock starts ticking loudly.
How emotions affect fertility
The truth is that your emotions affect your fertility. Stress, depression, anxiety and worrying can lead to failed attempts. No matter how good your timing is, negative thoughts can create a hostile environment and your body just isn’t ready for getting pregnant. The biological clock continues to tick and it just makes it harder. The cycle can be never-ending unless you are willing to do something.
Sometimes there are medical reasons for being unable to conceive but this isn’t always the case. You may hear that people who say it is the very last attempt find out they are pregnant and go on to have healthy babies. This is because their body is finally in a place to accept the conception. Hypnosis can help get your body ready, without you deciding that it is the last attempt.
Hypnosis for fertility: making your body ready
Hypnosis to get pregnant works by getting you mentally, emotionally and physically ready for conceiving a baby. It works on your unconscious, so you no longer feel anxious about the next attempt and the emotions won’t affect your hormone levels in a negative way. Stress is one of the biggest problems for fertility and hypnosis can help to lower those levels.
There have been scientific tests into finding out whether hypnosis for fertility actually works. One study showed that the hormone prolactin is lowered through hypnotherapy. This hormone suppresses ovulation, which means that you may get your timing wrong and miss the window of opportunity. By lowering the hormone, ovulation happens as it should and that window of opportunity is where it should be.
It can also help to prevent tubal spasms, which can cause problems for ovulation and conception. This is an issue often brought on by stress, so the hypnosis is often used to lower the stress levels subconsciously.
What happens during hypnosis for fertility?
This will depend on the therapist but some will take people on a tour of their own reproductive systems. This helps people understand more about their systems and how conception works. It also helps to check for any problems. Often, the problem is a mental block — there is no medical reason for the woman to not be able to conceive. The mental block comes from that biological ticking clock getting louder and louder and the fact that fertility decreases with age.
Some women believe that there are no eggs in their ovaries or they’re too big to fit through the tubes. These are blocks and aren’t always real. The whole point of hypnosis is to then get that thought out of the woman’s mind and replace it with the positive thoughts that conception can happen.
Using hypnotherapy with other fertility methods
It is worth using hypnotherapy with other types of fertility tests and methods. For example, calculating your ovulation cycle is still a necessity to know the best time to get pregnant. However, the hypnosis will help to lower your hormonal and emotional levels, so you increase the chance of getting pregnant at this time.
This is something that can also be used with IVF treatment. However, it is more affordable and more likely to work. It helps to clear the mental blocks that cause infertility problems, especially in later years.
Infertility isn’t always (but often is) linked to emotional and mental issues. You may believe that you can’t conceive or you have left it too late. Hypnosis for fertility gets into the unconscious mind and makes it easier to conceive.
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About Biodun Ogunyemi
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