The Infertility statistics in the United States are a bit inconsistent, depending on the source you reference. But letâ€™s face it – if youâ€™re someone whoâ€™s struggling to get pregnant; statistics are the least of your concern.Â Â It doesnâ€™t matter what the numbers say, all that matters is what youâ€™re going through personally.
If youâ€™re like most women (and men) Iâ€™ve worked with, you feel that youâ€™re on a rollercoaster consisting of the strong desire, or even what feels like a need, to have a child; flashes of hope; tuning into even the slightest physical sign that something different is happening inside your body; anticipation of a positive outcome; then the emotional plummet when your hopes are dashed. The upset, the anger, the strain on your relationship, the hopelessness and then the energy and effort required to pick yourself up to get on the ride again. Â If youâ€™ve had the additional challenge of having a miscarriage, there is a whole other range of emotions that youâ€™re dealing with.
In fact, 55% of people polled believe that difficulties getting pregnant are more stressful than being unemployed and 61% feel that theyâ€™re more difficult than getting a divorce. (Source Infertility In America 2015)
Thankfully, there is helpÂ – and that help lies within you. I know youâ€™ve probably spent a lot of time researching, consulting and paying for outside resources, but I can honestly say that the best one I know of is your subconscious mind. The mind thatâ€™s known as â€œthe bodyâ€™s mind or the emotional mindâ€. The mind thatâ€™s fine-tuned to whatâ€™s really going on vs. what the conscious or rational mind believes, fears or has been told is going on.
In hypnosis, your subconscious mind can identify your bodyâ€™s full potential to conceive and carry a healthy child to term. Once itâ€™s identified your bodyâ€™s full potential. It can also identify the various blocks and barriers that are in your bodyâ€™s way of realizing that potential. Having worked with hundreds of couples that were struggling to conceive, the key word there is â€œwereâ€, I can say that Iâ€™m consistently amazed at the variety of mental and emotional blocks that the subconscious mind finds. And, once those are cleared, I am time and time again pleasantly surprised by the bodyâ€™s ability to do what it was born to do, which is to create and give birth to a beautiful baby.
Statistics are clear that stress is one of the leading causes of infertility in this country. Stress effects the hypothalamus, which is the part of the brain that helps regulate the hormones involved in conception, FSH and LH. It also controls the pituitary and adrenal response, which regulate the levels of stress hormones in the body. A delicate balance of hormones are needed for every stage of conception, and stress (otherwise known as fear) will throw that balance out of whack.
Stress really is nothing more than fear, and your subconscious mind, when guided properly, can do an amazing job of pinpointing your unique fear and clearing it for you. When the fear is gone, your mind, your emotional body and physical body can relax and when the whole of you is relaxed and filled with faith instead of fear, things happen as theyâ€™re intended to.
â€œHow do I say thank you to the person who gave me the thing I wanted most in this word? My mind was convinced that I wouldnâ€™t have a child of my own and my heart was broken because of it. It was a grief I never thought Iâ€™d recover from. You helped my mind see what was my body was capable of, you helped my heart feel hope and that gave my body had the confidence it needed to create my beautiful baby girl. Iâ€™m going to have a son next.â€ Lisa, NYC
When you do become pregnant hypnosis is an amazing tool to enable your body and your baby to have a comfortable birth experience.
â€œWhen it came time for delivery, I remained in a relaxed state and really felt my baby just coming out. Even though I was encouraged to push, I knew my body was just doing its thing â€“ and it did. Delivery took only ten minutes, and I did not need an episiotomy. After that moment, I really donâ€™t remember anything but my little boy. I am so pleased that I took the time to work with you; you helped me change my outlook on childbirth and made it possible for me to enjoy the experience. I still use the relaxation techniques that you taught me, and I look forward to learning more in the future.â€ Alisa O.
As a new mom or dad, self-hypnosis will come in very handy because 10 minutes in hypnosis equals a half hour of deep sleep. How great will it be to drop yourself into hypnosis for 10-20 minutes and emerge rested and ready to continue being the best parent you can be.
Hypnosis is an amazing tool that can be used throughout the entire process. In my biased opinion, not using it is like trying to build a house without a hammer. Call for a free consult today, thereâ€™s nothing to lose (aside from your fear) and much to gain.
Lisa Zaccheo, MA, BCH, BC is the owner, lead hypnotist and hypnosis instructor at Mind Matters Hypnosis Centers in Avon, Rocky Hill, and Guilford CT. She is Board Certified by the National Guild of Hypnotists and has numerous additional certifications in all aspects of hypnosis and the subconscious. In addition, sheâ€™s a sought-after lecturer and high-level Executive HypnoCoach. For more information or to schedule a lecture, workshop or appointment, call Mind Matters Hypnosis Center at (860) 693-6448 or visit MindMattersHypnosis.com.