Fertility & Childbirth – Julie’s Story

Fertility & Childbirth – Julie’s Story

One of my highlights this month was meeting the beautiful newborn baby of a fertility client.  Julie came to me last year for hypno-fertility sessions to create the optimum conditions for fertility and conception, and for support alongside the medical assisted reproductive treatment she was undertaking – which in itself can be pretty stressful. One of the great things about being a Hypnotherapist is you get to share in your clients joys and successes.  I was thrilled when she told me her wonderful news, they were expecting a baby!  And even more delighted and honoured when only a short time after his birth she contacted me to arrange a visit for me to meet her gorgeous son Sahan. Before his birth, she came to see me again, but this time as a birth client!   Because Julie had already completed the hypno-fertility sessions with me and had been listening to my pregnancy relaxation audio we were able to condense two sessions into one.  Unfortunately in the late stages of pregnancy Julie experienced complications and severe pain from pelvic athropathy – making it virtually impossible for her to walk (which I imagine was especially hard for the usually very active and energetic mother and business women)  so we never got a chance to do another birth hypnosis session. Not all childbirths go to plan Sometimes medical intervention is vital for the health and safety of the baby, mother or both – this was the case for Julie. Not all births go to the desired plan – no matter how much you prepare (with birth hypnosis, pregnancy yoga, etc), however these preparations...
Let’s Talk Fertility ~Part 3 of my Birth Hypnosis Interview

Let’s Talk Fertility ~Part 3 of my Birth Hypnosis Interview

In the last part of my interview on If Only They’d Told Me, I talk with Natalie about how hypnosis can help with fertility, and share the results of an amazing study where hypnotic relaxation alone increased the success rates of an IVF procedure by 50%! Trying to get pregnant?  Hypnosis helps Fertility N. And fertility – can we just talk about that for a little bit because there are obviously lots of people out there that are wanting to get pregnant and are just struggling with it, some people going down IVF and other routes.  So you can help people that are struggling with fertility? R. Yes.  I do.  Whether that is working alongside them when they are doing the IVF process – for example: there was a study done in Israel where, just at the time of implantation, purely by being in hypnotic relaxation (none of the other hypnotherapy that you do normally with fertility sessions, but just being hypnotically relaxed at implantation alone) had a 50% success rate over the control group, so in other words the women who had had hypnosis at the time of implementation, 50% more of them got pregnant through the IVF than those who didn’t have the hypnotic relaxation. N. Yeah it seems (I haven’t been through it myself but I’ve got a lot of friends who have been) and it seems to be quite a clinical medical experience and so, having something like hypnosis to… R. It is.  And it’s a very stressful process.  And the way stress works is, if you think back to the day where we had to...