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Mindfulness and Infertility

Posted on 29 September, 2017 at 7:55 Comments comments (1)



Last Monday, I was honoured to be asked to give a talk on Mindfulness for infertility.


It was the first talk I have ever given to such a large crowd, and I have to say I was petrified!


I listened to Dr. Nardo, other members of his team and former patients who were very inspiring and I learned a lot from them all.


Everyone was very open and honest about their experiences which was very refreshing.


Then it was my turn, I began to shake, and I was surprised any words came out of my mouth at all!


The audience seemed to enjoy my presentation and even laughed along (hopefully not at me!) although I felt I spoke more about Reiki, so below is what I intended to say about mindfulness.

 

The emotional impact of pregnancy loss and infertility problems can be devastating.

 

Facing disappointment after disappointment whilst trying for a baby can have a negative effect on your mental health and wellbeing.


For many women, conception is a long, arduous journey with an unguaranteed destination.

 

A large number of my past and present clients have sought my help whilst experiencing fertility problems.


There is no research to suggest that mindfulness can increase fertility and enable you to conceive.


Medical practitioners, however, agree that the positive effect such therapies have on one’s mental health and wellbeing is beneficial to those who are struggling to get pregnant.


Mindfulness enables the individual to accept a situation or event for what it is, and focus on how their bodies feel rather than what their mind is telling them. Many feel overwhelmed by negative thoughts, so my therapies teach clients how to deal with those feelings in a more logical and productive manner.


Using a variety of techniques, I help women to decrease the unpleasant emotions and negative thoughts that can affect fertility.


I teach them how to manage not just the stress and anxiety associated with trying for a baby, but also the stresses of everyday life.


If their minds are relaxed and their anxiety levels are low, their bodies are more likely to function efficiently.


Stress and anxiety can have a detrimental effect on the efficiency of our body’s various functions.


One of these functions is ovulation. When you are under intense pressure and suffering with anxiety, ovulation may be delayed or even absent.


Changes in hormone levels are one of the first physical effects of high-stress levels for both men and women – additional obstacles for couples who are trying to conceive!

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If you would like to know more about the team at Reproductive Health Group in Daresbury please get in touch with them, they are so welcoming and friendly.

They are delighted to now be offering free personal visits at their Cheshire clinic.


Each visit will include the opportunity to have an informal chat with a member of the nursing team, meet the lead consultant, Luciano Nardo, ask any questions you may have regarding your fertility journey and will also include a full tour of the facilities.


If you are seeking advice as a patient, a specialist or a general practitioner, or if you require professional expertise in gynaecology to assist with medico-legal matters simply call Reproductive Health Group and a member of the team will be delighted to help.

 

Telephone: 01925 568218


Email: [email protected]

 

Address: Centre for Reproductive Health, Daresbury Park, Daresbury, Cheshire, WA4 4GE