A new study published June 1 inFertility and Sterility, a publication of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, shows that women who participate in a mind/body program for stress reduction while undergoing IVF treatment have a significantly higher pregnancy rate than those who do not (52% versus 20%).
This study supports what is well known in the field of fertility- stress impacts on women’s ability to get pregnant. Stress triggers our in built survival response and in evolutionary terms, it makes no sense to have children if there is a risk to their survival. Our modern brain doesn’t distinguish between day to day stress and life threatening danger-it’s all lumped in the same pot and is dealt with by the limbic system, the older part of the brain.
Stress management and relaxation techniques can radically reduce this response which is why it makes such a difference to fertility levels. So often you hear of couples conceiving whilst on holiday- this is why – relaxation and fertility go hand in hand.
Hypnotherapyis a great way to learn how to reduce stress as well as deal with the sources iof stress. For a free, half hour no obligation consultation, just give me a call.
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