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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.

Change can be easier than you think…..

Jill Tonks

Jill Tonks


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