Enhanced fertility, pregnancy and childbirth
Hypnosis can effectively be used to: enhance fertility; help with challenges faced during pregnancy; and to alleviate pain during labour and childbirth.
A wide variety of factors can affect fertility. Due to the large variety in causative and affecting factors, each individual is treated in their own unique way. Infertility can affect every aspect of your life, from relationships to your career. And after many months or even years of infertility it can lead to feelings of hopelessness. Hypnosis can be used to achieve an optimal fertile state of health and wellbeing, enabling the body to naturally produce the hormones needed for reproduction. It can also work alongside fertility treatment to help you to feel more comfortable and empowered during each stage.
Whilst many pregnancies are straightforward, some may not be and can include a variety of different symptoms as the body goes through many changes. Hypnosis can help to dispel myths and alleviate some of the fear and anxiety associated with pregnancy and childbirth.
Hynosis can also help to reduce pain by preparing you mentally for labour and birth, reducing the need for pain relief medications and thereby eliminating their risks and post-delivery effects for both mother and baby. Evidence suggests that it may also reduce the average duration of labour.
Hypnosis uses the power of suggestion to help you relax more quickly and more easily during labour. If you are able to feel more relaxed, more oxygen reaches you and your baby. Increased oxygen stimulates the production of oxytocin (the hormone that controls contractions) and endorphins (the natural feel-good chemicals). The ultimate goal is contractions that are more effective and less painful. However, hypnotic training needs to take place prior to delivery because hypnotic techniques have to be learned for them to be effective (30+ weeks).