Hypnosis for Fertility – The Ultimate Key to Fertility

hypnosis for fertility - blue tinted image of sperm swimming to the egg with the key to fertility within it while the egg has a door with a key hole

Steph McGee

I’m a Trauma Informed Clinical Hypnotherapist on a mission to help. Hypnosis feels like a magic wand. But in truth? The real magic is you.

I found the strangest way to get pregnant. And it lay deep within my subconscious mind.

Because when I started to wonder if there was more to getting pregnant than just the physical aspects or my stress levels? S

And that maybe my infertility was in my mind?

Something told me Hypnotherapy could help.

And I was right.

Because Hypnosis would help me find a part of my unconscious mind that helped me get pregnant.

Hypnotherapy would help me find emotional balance, calm my spiralling stress levels and have a successful pregnancy.

In short – Hypnosis for fertility helped me get pregnant!

So in this article, I will share how the hypnosis worked. And how now. As a Clinical Hypnotherapist. I can help you with your fertility journey as well.

 

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Hypnosis for Fertility

I couldn’t get pregnant. And long story short. I found a Hypnotherapist who sounded stunned when I said I wanted hypnosis for fertility…She sounded like I was the first person who’d ever asked!

But after 3 sessions (and about 6 weeks) I had a positive pregnancy test.

Surprised?

Absolutely!

Roll the years forward (and my second baby born) I left my mainstream job to become a hypnotherapist and guess what?

I use hypnosis to help with your fertility.

So in this blog I will tell you how hypnotherapy helped me get pregnant. And how I can help you.

I couldn’t get pregnant

And I don’t need to tell you how painful that was.

I did it all. The charts. Recording my Basal Body Temperature (BBT) & Ovulation. ‘Looked after myself’. Had my bloods taken. My fallopian tubes checked. Ate all the right things fertility foods. Avoided junk food.  Persuaded my stubborn husband to have a sperm check. And waited months for a Clomid prescription. I won’t go on – I’m sure you know.

But with my first pregnancy ending in miscarriage. And feeling like I’d been hit by a wall of infertility caused by nothing in particular?

With unexplained fertility issues and no definitive answers?

And that all too common diagnosis of unexplained infertility hanging over our heads. IVF should have been the next logical step…

But worried by the thought of spiralling IVF bills.

And wanting to give myself the best chance of conceiving.

I felt there was something missing.

And I wondered if it was in my mind…

Can your mind stop you getting pregnant?

And how can I get pregnant from my mind?

I’m not the only one who’s wondered this. And as a Hypnotherapist I work with a large number of both women and men who feel that their anxiety, their situation or even their past is holding them back.

Some of my clients have felt that past trauma, termination, negative self beliefs, relationship problems, out of control stress response, anxiety about miscarriage or even fear of pregnancy or birth (tocophobia) can seem to create subconscious blocks to fertility.

So I looked for a Hypnotherapist (although of course, these days I’d recommend me!)

Because whether my hubby & I decided to go down the IVF route or not?

I wanted to know my mind was ready to conceive

Can infertility be caused by the unconscious mind?

Let’s be clear about this.

Infertility in most cases? Is caused by physical factors such as endometriosis, PCOS, low sperm count, or physical abnormalities in the male or female reproductive tracts.

But that said?

This still leaves about 25% of infertility cases in the UK categorised as unexplained infertility. And this is where hypnotherapy can be particularly helpful. (bsch.org.uk)

Because we no longer think of the body and mind as two separate states. We now know that they are connected. And each one effects the other. Positively. Negatively.

Stress in the mind leads to stress in the body. 

And stress in the body leads to stress in the mind.

And stress causes changes within the body. Including the production of the stress hormone prolactin which suppresses ovulation.

Rooney KL, The relationship between stress and infertility March 20 2018, 10.31887/DCNS.2018.20.1/klrooney

If one more person says RELAX

ARGHHHH!

Relax and you’ll get pregnant. That drove me nuts.

But it does happen. It happens to my clients!

‘I joined a tennis team’

‘I went on holiday’

‘I forgave my husband’

And this is where hypnotherapy steps into its own. Because for almost all of us. Infertility causes us prolonged worry. And worry is the same thing as stress. So is negative forecasting and grief. In fact every negative thought causes stress. And even active thinking causes stress. So let’s not run away with ourselves! Because some stress is helpful.

Stress can motivate us. Stress can move us forward.

But too much stress. Over a prolonged period of time. Is not good for fertility.

So there I was

All my ducks in a row…except one

Herbalist Michael MacIntyre, said there was nothing stopping me from getting pregnant. He even said my body was ready for pregnancy. My nutrition was good. My cycles were regular. They’d varied from 17-35 days before acupuncture! And my uterine lining was now thick & nutritious (apparently).

So why wasn’t I pregnant?

I was grieving for the baby I’d never have. Crying through every session with Michael. I began to doubt whether I was meant to be a mother.

And I could not stop thinking about my inability to conceive.

It got so bad, I was afraid of pregnancy bumps

I couldn’t bare to be around pregnant women. Not even from a distance. It became a phobia. And when you don’t want to see bumps – you see them everywhere. (So a trip to Ikea was the stuff of nightmares!)

And the day I mistook a man’s beer belly for a baby bump was the day I asked myself:

Could stress be making me infertile?

The Mind Body Connection

Stress affects the body. We all know that.

Fear in the short term helps you survive. It helps you escape danger! But fear that keeps going for a prolonged period of time can effect the immune system, digestive system, sleep, fertility and a whole lot more.

Living with stress is like living with a tiger in the room. When there is a tiger in the room your mind and body work to protect YOU. And creating another human being would not be a good survival tactic.

Sometimes that fear can sit in the obvious. The stress of infertility itself!

But sometimes that fear can run much deeper. For me it was linked to my past loss. For some of my clients it’s been linked to a past trauma or a deeply ingrained sense of self.

But the wonderful thing about Hypnotherapy is you don’t need to know the problem to find the success.

As an artist once said. We are not painting the houses or the trees. We are painting the spaces between them.

These days Hypnotherapy for fertility is pretty standard. It’s up there on the checklist with hydration and good food. Zita West’s IVF Clinic saw to that! But back in 2007 I did well to even find a Hypnotherapist.

It started with EFT

Emotional Freedom Technique (tapping) was not what I had in mind. I wanted Hypnotherapy. I wanted the doubt to stop. But EFT gave me a tool to use around pregnant women. It helped. But so can hypnotherapy by adjusting your noticing biases, increasing calm and using techniques like Swish.

But the next session was the game changer.

Parts Hypnotherapy was the key to my fertility

Next was an advanced hypnotic technique from Parts Hypnotherapy. And something amazing happened.

As I drifted off into a deep & relaxed state my Hypnotherapist began to speak. She asked my subconscious about my fertility and to my surprise I found that I had answers.

My answers made no sense but she reassured me to trust whatever came to my mind.

Then she asked if there was a part of my subconscious that was stopping me from getting pregnant? My thinking mind was saying hell no! But from somewhere else I heard a Yes.

The next question. “Will that part come forward and talk to us?” Again it felt strange, so the “NO” I felt was a relief.

But my hypnotherapist continued. She told this ‘Part’ that I wanted a baby & how sad I was. She described what a baby would mean to me. And somewhere I heard a YES.

I’ve never jumped out of an aeroplane but I imagine it feels just like I did in that moment. No going back.

Say hello to your fertility!

But then it got stranger. “What is your name?” And somewhere in the depths of my mind came the word.

She talked with this part.

The answers make no sense. But my hypnotherapist thanked this part & then tried to strike a deal. This deal was what I believe lifted my fertility block.

She asked this part to stop work and take a back seat for nine months whilst I grew my baby. Then the part could do its job again. And I felt a weight lift.

In the coming days those feelings became more noticeable. I wasn’t brave enough for hope, but quietly content. A sense of ease.

Occasional doubts. Of course. (I wasn’t going to delude myself) But I was able to put them to one side. And I found a balance between optimism and doubt.

I got Pregnant with Hypnotherapy!

During my next hypnotherapy session, my hypnotherapist took me threw a body scan. Not a mindful scan. A parts hypnotherapy scan! The scan took me through my body. Looking inside and describing how it felt and looked and if anything needed to change?

It was uneventful until we got to my uterus. I described it as warm and cosy. It was purple! Did it need any work, any improvement? I didn’t think so. But it felt uneasy. Because I had the feeling that I wasn’t alone.

I didn’t say anything. I’d been disappointed too many times before.

A couple of weeks later I realised that I could have told my Hypnotherapist. I wish I had. Because there had been someone in my uterus. Because almost straight after my Parts Hypnotherapy sessions I fell pregnant! 

Telling my hypnotherapist the good news, she suggested that if I thought hypnotherapy for fertility was good…I should try hypnobirthing. She was right!

Parts Hypnotherapy changed me. It led to motherhood & a career in hypnotherapy helping other women conceive

Deep in my client’s unconscious minds we’ve reduced stress levels, brought the happiness back into life & created beautiful change.

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Is Hypnotherapy for Fertility the key?

These days Hypnotherapy for fertility is pretty standard. Zita West’s IVF Clinic saw to that! But back in 2007 I did well to even find a Hypnotherapist.

It started with EFT

Emotional Freedom Technique (tapping) was not what I had in mind. I wanted Hypnotherapy. But EFT gave me a tool to use around pregnant women. It did help a bit. And something as simple as Swish would could have helped just as much.

But the next session was the game changer.

Parts Hypnotherapy was the key to fertility

Next was an advanced hypnotic technique called Parts therapy. And that’s when it happened.

As I drifted off into a deep & relaxed state my Hypnotherapist asked questions. She asked my subconscious about my fertility and to my surprise I found that I had answers.

My answers made no sense to me but she reassured me to say whatever came to my mind.

Then she asked if there was a part of my subconscious that was stopping me from getting pregnant? My thinking mind was saying this was stupid. But from somewhere else I heard a Yes.

The next question. “Will that part come forward and talk to us?” Again it felt strange, so the “NO” I was a relief.

But my hypnotherapist continued. She told this ‘Part’ that I wanted a baby, how sad I was. What a baby would mean to me. And somewhere I heard a YES.

I’ve never jumped out of an aeroplane but I imagine it feels just like I did in that moment. No going back.

Say hello to your fertility!

But then it got stranger. “What is your name?” And somewhere in the depths of my mind came the word.

We talked with this part. What was their job?

The answer make no sense. But my hypnotherapist thanked this part & then tried to strike a deal. This deal may have been the key to my fertility.

She asked this part to stop work and take a back seat for nine months whilst I grew my baby. Then the part could do his job again.  A deal was struck and I felt a weight lift.

In the coming days those feelings became more noticeable. Not brave enough for hope, but quietly content. Occasional doubts. (I wasn’t going to delude myself) But I put them to one side. And tried find a balance between optimism and doubt.

I got Pregnant with Hypnotherapy!

During my next hypnotherapy session, my Hypnotherapy session took me through my body, looking inside and describing how it felt. If it was happy? How it looked? The colours?

It was uneventful until we got to my uterus. I described it as warm and cosy. Did it need any work, any improvement? I didn’t think so. But it felt uneasy. Because I had the feeling that I was being watched.

I’d been disappointed too many times to say. But I didn’t feel alone.

A couple of weeks later I realised that I could have told my Hypnotherapist. I wish I had. Because there had been someone in my uterus. Because almost straight after my  Parts Therapy my meeting with Henry, I fell pregnant! I just hadn’t know it yet.

Skipping back to Sharron to tell her the good news, she suggested that if I thought hypnotherapy for fertility was good…I should try hypnobirthing. (Which is another wonderful story)

But Parts Hypnotherapy changed me. It led to motherhood & a career in hypnotherapy helping other women conceive. Parts hypnotherapy finds the strangest things. And while I think I’ve worked out my part’s metaphor. I can often only guess at what my client’s internal metaphors might mean.

Deep in my client’s subconscious minds we’ve found colours, shapes, and things so specific I can’t share.

And if you think I’m holding back on the details of my part? I am. I’ve left out the details because I don’t want to influence you. Or create unhelpful biases. I can tell when I’m talking to you, not your subconscious.

And it’s your subconscious we need to talk to.

If you have any questions just drop me a message here

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