Hypnobirthing and Fertility
How Can Hypnofertility Help?
Fertility issues are something that many couples experience during their journey toward parenthood. It can be both frustrating and heartbreaking to be unable to conceive or carry a child. The stress of having difficulty conceiving or carrying a child can also put a strain on relationships and contribute to mental health issues such as anxiety and depression.
Many of the same issues that cause women anxiety or difficulties during labor and birth can be a factor in fertility challenges. Mental and/or emotional blockages can reduce the chances of successfully becoming or staying pregnant, even when there is no underlying physical cause. In fact, most couples who are unable to conceive have no diagnosable physical conditions. Due to the mind-body connection, an unsettled mental or emotional state can also exacerbate any medical causes of fertility issues.
Because fertility is so intimately connected to a woman’s (or a couple’s) mental and emotional state, many hypnobirthing practitioners, including Inbal, have expanded their professional services to also include support for woman and couples who need it during the time leading up to conception. Hypnofertility is a set of techniques similar to those taught in Hypnobirthing. It is designed to support and enhance the fertility of couples by providing them with the tools they need to work through any mental and emotional issues contributing to difficulties in conceiving and carrying a baby.
Just like hypnobirthing, Hypnofertility uses written and recorded scripts to help prospective parents learn and practice calming mental techniques that can assist them in bringing their minds, emotions, and bodies in balance for optimum fertility. Fertility issues can result from many different factors. Although some of these factors are physical, they often also include unresolved emotions, difficult life experiences, or problems in close relationships. The Hypnofertility scripts help couples and individuals to work through and transcend these problems. Some of the issues that Inbal has worked through with couples in her practice are self-esteem, relationship difficulties between partners, and a history of fraught encounters with their own mothers.
About the author
Inbal Sigler is the founder of Isis HypnoBirthing & Yoga. She is also a certified HypnoBirthing trainer, Yoga teacher specialized in pre- and postnatal, and a doula. Isis Hypnobirthing & Yoga is a comprehensive pregnancy and childbirth preparation course combining techniques of Hypnobirthing, Theta Healing, Chinese Medicine and Yoga. Inbal supports women on the amazing journey to motherhood in fertility, pregnancy support and birth support.