Benefits of Hypnosis for fertility:
-Hypnosis helps to eliminate subconscious blocks
-Provides relief from the discomforts of medical procedures (egg retrieval, embryo transfer, laminar insertion, daily injections, and more)
–Optimizes hormonal production by taking the body from predominate“fight or flight” mode to a “rest and rejuvenate” state
-Facilitates balance between medications and hormones, for those undergoing medical treatments
–Neutralizes fear/phobia response to needles, blood, etc.
-Helps create mind/body/spirit balance which helps with conception as well as contributing to a positive pregnancy and birth for both mom and baby(s)
-Facilitates both natural and ART approaches
–Supports the entire process, from before conception and all the way through implantation and into the second trimester
A 2016 study found hypnosis to be a viable treatment for infertility in women. The majority of patients presented with exceptionally high mental/emotional anxieties upon which hypnosis appears to have had a profound effect. 100% of patients reported significant improvement following their first hypnotherapy session, 88.88% of which were self-proclaimed “Type A” personalities. A prominent shift in primary and secondary infertility diagnoses was also noted. Lynsi Eastburn (2016).
A 2014 study of the effects of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) upon infertility found hypnosis to be beneficial in dealing with the impact of the infertility diagnosis, the effects of assisted reproductive technology (ART), emotional distress, and depression. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine (2014).
A 2009 study of the practical uses of clinical hypnosis in enhancing fertility, healthy pregnancy, and childbirth found hypnosis to be a effective for reducing women’s stress, increasing feelings of control, and managing the psycho-emotional issues that may be contributing to infertility. Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice (2009).
A 2006 study of hypnosis used during embryo transfer found significant increases in implantation and pregnancy rates, as well as well as improved attitudes regarding the IVF procedures. For the group using hypnosis there was a 53.1% rate of pregnancy compared to 30.2% for the control group. The implantation rate was 28% for the hypnosis group and 14.4% for the control group. Fertility & Sterility (2006).
A 2003 study on the treatment of functional hypothalamic amenorrhea with hypnotherapy showed that 9 of 12 patients resumed menstruation within 12 weeks after a single hypnosis session. Fertility & Sterility (2003)
A 2003 case study suggests that the use of hypnosis along with IVF procedures may be beneficial for infertility due to diagnosable or unexplained causes. It specifically draws comparisons to the well-established use of hypnosis for women during childbirth, for increased feelings of control and relaxation. Australian Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis (2003)