The programme can help you: increase your feelings of relaxation, calm and confidence; overcome any fears connected with IVF or with conceiving; address any emotional reasons which may have stopped you from conceiving; learn techniques to help you stay more relaxed during all procedures; manage self administering injections more easily; stay calm and relaxed during the removal of eggs, stay relaxed and calm during the replacement of embryos; deal more effectively with daily stresses; sleep better, have more energy and feel more positive; and, focus on other areas in your life other than IVF and conception. IVF can be a very difficult, stressful and emotional process. For many women the transition from conceiving a baby by using the bodies natural approach to a medical and clinical procedure can have additional concerns. Women who are more relaxed during IVF have been shown to have a higher chance of success and are better able to deal with all the procedures involved. A recent clinical trial in Israel showed that women who used Hypnosis during IVF had double the chance of success.
Natal hypnotherapy has bought out the first self hypnosis CD dedicated to helping women effective through IVF. This effective CD helps with relaxation and guided visualisation to help you emotionally, mentally and physically prepare your body for successful IVF. The CD consists of soft back ground music with a soothing voice taking you into deep relaxation followed by positive suggestions and encouraging visualisation. The CD has 3 tracks. The first is an introduction and only need be listened to once. The second is to be listened to every day from the beginning of your treatment until the replacement of embryos. This track focuses on preparing you for the clinical procedures, helping with the changes taking place in your body and helping you keep positive and relaxed. Once the embryos have been replaced you can start listening to the third track, which is focused on helping you stay relaxed, focused on other things (not just on the IVF) and helps with visualisations to encourage your body to accept and develop the embryos.
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Maggie didn't set out to become a birth expert - in fact, she's an unlikely convert. She was a busy international sales executive who only reluctantly attended a self hypnosis course to help her with her first birth. But she was blown away by the mind's ability to control the body's response to pain and 3 months later, she had a peaceful, manageable birth at home without so much as a paracetamol - to the surprise of her and her NHS midwife who said: "Maggie appeared to be 'sleeping' during most of her contractions, breathing slightly more deeply as they peaked. She used no pharmacological methods of pain relief and conducted her labour and delivery entirely under self-hypnosis. She appeared to experience no pain and very little discomfort." It was the turning point in her life. Inspired by her experiences, she trained to become a clinical hypnotherapist and left her job to pursue her new life goal: to teach other women the techniques which help them have a positive birth. The result was Natal Hypnotherapy(t), the UK's leading provider of hypnosis for childbirth. The philosophy is simple: to help women have a better birth. Maggie's work is revolutionising women's birth experiences by teaching them to overcome fear and work with their bodies during birth. Maggie says: "In our society, fear has become the overriding emotion pregnant women feel about childbirth - something fuelled by TV depictions and horror stories other mums love to tell. We have not been brought up to see birth as a positive thing, so we've lost confidence in our own ability to give birth naturally and so go into it fearful and anxious - feelings which cause much of the pain and complications in birth." The facts speak for themselves: Natal Hypnotherapy(t) users have an average caesarean rate up to half the national average and are recommended by 97% of users. Medical research has repeatedly found that hypnosis reduces surgical intervention, use of pain medication, mum's pain perception, and labour times. Maggie says: "This could revolutionise the way women give birth. If we could give every pregnant woman in the UK a Natal Hypnotherapy(t) CD to listen to we could save the NHS a fortune and change birthing culture!" It may not be on prescription yet, but Maggie's work is already changing the birthing world. Thanks to Maggie, effective birth preparation is no longer only available for those with the luxury of money and time. Her range of self-hypnosis CDs for pregnancy and birth, and new book "effective birth preparation - your practical guide to a better birth" are accessible for everyone, and designed to fit into a hectic life. From terrified teenage mums to women planning their sixth home birth, the techniques have helped women from all walks of life have a more positive birth. Today, Maggie has personally trained over 500 midwives, has a network of practitioners who teach the techniques in comprehensive workshops all over the country, regularly appears as a birth expert across the media, and has used the techniques for the births of each of her five sons plus helping in excess of 100,000 women have a better pregnancy and birth experience!