How to boost your chance of a natural pregnancy, even if it seems hopeless
Is this you?
You’ve been trying to conceive for a while and nothing’s happened and you’re worried that the clock is ticking and you’re running out of time
You’re confused about what to do for the best to improve your chance of getting pregnant
You’re feeling left out because everyone in your social circle are pregnant or have children, perhaps you're even feeling jealous/angry/afraid every time you see a pregnant woman
You’re feeling stressed and isolated and asking “why me”
You’ve been diagnosed with unexplained infertility – surely if you’re not yet pregnant, something must be wrong?
You’ve been diagnosed with fibroids, PCOS, endometriosis or some other condition that makes assisted reproduction the best or only option for you, but you’re still holding out for getting pregnant naturally
And the result? You're not sure what to do for the best and you have discovered a million ways to torture yourself about your apparent inability to get pregnant - not one of which will improve your chance of getting pregnant. And it's bad enough that your body doesn't seem to be co-operating to give you your heart's desire, without the mental and emotional turmoil as well.
Maybe you’re only just beginning to look at options to improve fertility and are feeling confused and bemused by the different products and services out there promising miracle results. And maybe you’ve tried a couple of things and they don’t seem to be working for you - although they produced miracle babies for Jenny, Michelle or whoever. Or maybe you’re tempted to try X, Y or Z product or service, but you’re not sure if it will work.
Do you have a cupboard full of fertility boosting pills and potions, a fridge full or organic fruit and veg and store cupboards full of nuts and seeds? Are you becoming really stressed by trying to do everything you can to improve fertility levels and feeling that your whole life is dominated by getting pregnant? Is it affecting your relationship because you’re pushing hard to do everything possible and your partner is somewhat half-hearted or because you are talking about getting pregnant all the time (or maybe not at all to those family members closest)? Is it affecting work because you’re concentration is poor and your mood is low and you’re feeling angry/fearful/ disappointed/jealous/fed up most of the time? You may have been diagnosed with a condition that will impact on fertility such as endometroisis, PCOS or fibroids, or, you perhaps you just don't know why you're not getting pregnant.
The problem you have is that:
You are (probably) looking at fertility as a purely physical problem;
You've got too much information without a clear indication of what solutions are best for YOU;
You may be running between a number of different experts and you are looking at fertility is a disjointed and non-integrated way.
It's all very stressful and google just makes it worse, encouraging you to focus on the negatives instead of the positives. It's frustrating not knowing what's holding things up, or maybe you do know and are not sure what to do for the best. It's putting a strain on your relationship and you feel negative and easily irritated - you really don't feel yourself at all.
A holistic and integrated approach to improving fertility gives you choice, because it doesn't rely on a single element for success and it harnesses the synergy that mind, body and emotion can create. Because trying to conceive can be an emotional roller-coaster, a holistic approach helps to make the journey much less stressful and potentially more likely to succeed: it will allow you to feel confident that you're covering all aspects that may be impeding your ability to get pregnant. And you'll have a plan to follow and focus on!
The Fertile Mind & Body Programme consists of :
Initial Consultation The Initial Consultation may take up to 3 hours and involves a 3-step process
Collect all relevant information for both partners – this will include medical history, lifestyle factors and emotional impact of the fertility journey so far
Assessment – assess how and why some factors may be more important than others in light of the information gathered
Formulate the plan – decide what are the key elements that will improve fertility for both partners and how and when the Reproductive Reflexology and coaching input can best support this.
12 x weekly sessions of Reproductive Reflexology The Reproductive Reflexology protocols will be formulated to provide the best support possible in light of the plan. The 12 sessions will take place on a weekly basis and in order to accommodate work and social diaries it’s best if this can be booked ahead of time. It will be possible to change days/times and indeed in some cases this may be desirable in order to have a treatment at the optimum time. This will be discussed in the initial assessment.
Reproductive Reflexology is a specialist reflexology technique that has been designed to work with the endocrine reflexes to create balance within the system and promote vitality. It is suitable, both for couples who wish to take a more natural approach to conception, or couples who are about to undergo assisted fertility treatment (IUI, IVF ICSI). It is a natural, non-invasive treatment that can help relax the mind and body, creating more favourable conditions for conception and can be comfortably undertaken alongside medical treatment.
12 week online Baby Making Mindset Programme. The Baby Making Mindset Programme consists of 12 weekly online seminars along with some worksheets. Each week will cover a different aspect of managing your mindset and over the 12 week course you will develop a comprehensive range of skills to manage your mind and emotions. It will take a bit of time to complete the worksheets and do the exercises, so you do need to make a commitment to the programme – generally around 2-3 hours a week.
Throughout the 12 weeks of the Baby Making Mindset Programme, you'll learn:
Techniques to cope with the tough times
How to relax and why it's so important - not just for baby-making but for life
What unconscious barriers you may have created to getting pregnant ... and how to break them down
Why the way you currently set goals may work against you in your baby making efforts and what to do about it
How to shape your life, your environment and your mind and body to welcome a new life into your world
What to do to manage your mind more effectively to ensure that mind and body are 100% aligned
Why positive thinking can be a bad thing and how to get it right
How to assess where you are now, so you can plan the best way forward more effectively
What to do to get into the flow and attract your heart's desire, rather than trying to impose your will
Strategies to smooth out the highs and lows
And lots of different tools and techniques that ensure there's something for everyone, no matter how your mind works
3 x 1hr Mindset Change Work You will receive 3 hours of Mindset Change coaching which can either be agreed at the Initial Consultation, or be arranged during the 12 week programme, as issues pop us.
Well, if more than 3 of the problems listed below apply to you, then there's a good chance you'll benefit from the programme:
You've been trying to get pregnant - unsuccessfully - for over a year, and you’ve been to the GP and the tests are OK
You're planning some type of assisted reproductive technique (IUI, ICSI, IVF), but really would like one last chance to get pregnant naturally
You're beginning to find the whole process of TTC very stressful
You're becoming obsessed with getting pregnant and other things seem to matter less
You've tried everything you know to boost your chance of getting pregnant and nothing seems to be working
You're beginning to panic because you feel time is running out
You're beginning to despair that you'll ever get pregnant
You're work and personal relationships are beginning to suffer because of the strain
You're jealous and resentful of friends, family and colleagues who are getting pregnant
You're beginning to avoid friends with young families
The feeling of disappointment when your period arrives is getting much worse as the months go by
So, who am I to be offering this programme? I have 21 years experience as a complementary therapist using both mind and body approaches. I have been working with fertility as a reflexology specialism since 2009 and have trained in reflexology for fertility with 3 different teachers to broaden my knowledge base. I have trained in NLP and am currently working towards a qualification in EFT to enhance the mindset element of the course. I am trained to teach relaxation and have conducted Stress Management Courses for both East Lothian and Midlothian council. I've also been running a Fertility Support Group in Edinburgh for the past 2 years. Although I've acquired a lot of knowledge in the area, I am not qualified in nutrition, so I may refer you on if that seems appropriate. Nor do I have any medical qualifications and I would always ask you to see your GP who may refer you on for further tests.
And as well as the obvious benefit of making your fertility journey less stressful and more focussed on making the differences will improve fertility, the Fertile Mind and Body Programme will:
Save you money It sounds counter-intuitive that such high a high cost (and value) programme should save you money, but by the time you’ve tried some acupuncture or hypnotherapy, been to the herbalist, bought some top quality (you hope) supplements, spent money on spas, massage to de-stress, and maybe the odd online visualisation course you’ve probably become thoroughly confused AND spent about the same or even more than the Mind and Body Fertility Programme. At least with the Mind and Body Fertility Programme you know what you’re doing and why you’re doing it and you have a focus and a plan. And if you're planning to self-fund assisted reproduction then you could save yourself a fortune because even if you don't get pregnant during the Fertile Mind and Body Programme, the work that we do together could result in you needing fewer cycles fora successful implantation.
Maximise your results When it comes to improving fertility, lots of small improvements can make a big difference. Taking an integrated approach which includes mind, body and emotions will take those little improvements to the next level because you’re harnessing ALL your resources towards your outcome of getting pregnant, having a healthy pregnancy and giving birth (quickly and naturally) to a healthy baby. (If you’ve not thought that far ahead, maybe you should!). Most programmes focus on physical OR mental OR emotional, but you are all of those elements at the same time. The only approach that makes sense is a holistic one! The Mind and Body Fertility Programmes provides an integrated and holistic approach to getting pregnant. After all, getting pregnant is an act of the unconscious mind, so it makes sense to harness the power of the mind and body.
Save you time If you feel time is running out, then the 12 week Mind and Body Fertility Programmes gives you the opportunity to focus, commit and test the variables that may impact on your fertility levels. You don’t want to waste time or money on things that may not make a difference, so together we will evaluate the cost/benefit opportunities of each element that goes in to your personal plan (and cost isn’t just financial but time/effort/opportunity/emotion/stress and otherpossible downsides to taking action towards improving fertility).
Offer a solution tailored to you in mind, body and spirit No two people are the same, so an off-the-shelf programme may or may not work for you. The fact that it worked for someone else is not a reason why it should work for you. This can be one of the biggest mental barriers to overcome and it leads to chasing solution after solution, perhaps without giving them enough time to have an effect, perhaps solutions that were never going to work for you, given your circumstances, perhaps solutions that aren’t a good fit with your personal mental, physical or emotional state. The Initial Consultation will review your circumstances, weigh up the pros and cons of various approaches or activities that may boost fertility and suggest rational, practical and realistic ways forward.
Give you an integrated approach Lots of little changes can have a positive impact on fertility levels, but you want to know what benefit you’re seeking from those changes and how each change impacts on the overall improvement. And you want to make changes across the mind, body and emotional spectrum. The Mind and Body Fertility Programme gives you multiple approaches all in one: coaching, mindset and physical support all in the one package.
Give you an end point If you’re feeling that time really is not on your side, then this 12 week programme allows you to focus and commit for a limited period: you can pour everything you’ve got into it and if you don’t see improvements or get the outcome you want, you won’t be strung along on a wing and a prayer for a limitless amount of time. After the 12 weeks you can review your progress and decide where you want to go from there.
BUT, there only 18 spaces available every year, that's 6 places per quarter in only 3 quarters in the year : SPRING PROGRAMME: Runs from 13th January to 5th March 2020 SUMMER PROGRAMME: Runs from 20th April to 12th July 2020 AUTUMN PROGRAMME: Runs from 21st September to 13th December 2020
Barbara Scott, The Chair of The Association of Reproductive Reflexologists wrote in her book., "Reflexology For Fertility": "We carried out a data collection study of 180 cases and found that the success rate was proven to be 68 per cent of all cases, whether the couples were undertaking IVF or natural conception." The statistics are then given as follows: 180 cases 68 per cent success rate 100 - natural conception 22 - assisted conception Age range 24-46 Average number of reflexology treatments undertaken 11.32
Undiagnosed infertility: pregnancy - 70%; live birth rate 70% Endometriosis: pregnancy - 65%; live birth rate 55% Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS): pregnancy - 72%; live birth rate 57% Amenorrhoea: pregnancy - 91%; live birth rate 70% Sperm motility issues: pregnancy - 100%; live birth rate 50% Sperm morphology: pregnancy - 50%; live birth rate 50% Ovarian cysts: pregnancy - 100%; live birth rate 100% Progesterone deficiency: pregnancy - 50%; live birth rate 100%
Guarantee The Mind and Body Fertility Programme cannot guarantee a positive outcome – no one can, that’s just life I’m afraid. What it can guarantee is that (if you’ve made the required commitment) you’ll be better equipped to continue your fertility journey in a better place, physically, mentally and emotionally and be more knowledgeable about the factors that may be impacting on your fertility. And I guarantee that you will receive my best support and the benefit of my 21 years of study and experience.
Remember, there are only 18 places available during 2020, so don't wait to make that phone call. Call today and discover if this programme is right for you.
If you're convinced already and want to sign up right away, just email me at email@example.com and I'll send you a starter pack which explains the process and allows me to gather some information about your situation. I would then contact you to book your Initial Consultation and after that we'd have a plan worked out and you would begin your reproductive fertility sessions and you'd receive an email with a link to the online Baby Making Mindset programme.
But, it's a lot of money, so if you want to know before you commit your cash, I quite understand. And I want to be sure that my programme will have a positive impact for you (for some conditions it may not be the best approach). So, let's have a chat ... BOOK YOUR FREE DISCOVERY CALL TODAY and together we can explore whether this is the best option for you. Just click on the link below and it will take you to the booking page. Select the slot that suits you best and give me a call on 07724 197627 at the time you have booked (or, if you want me to call you, send an email or text and I'll call you). I promise no sales pitch - I hate being sold to as much as I'm sure you do (and I can't sell for toffee anyway).
Frequently Asked Questions
Why 12 weeks? The Fertility Mind and Body Programme recommends 12 weekly treatments, ideally alongside temperature charting. This will provide lots of information about a client’s individual cycle and it will also help to demonstrate what effect Reproductive Reflexology is having. Not only will temperature charting help to identify the fertile window, it will also indicate if the hormone cycle is sufficiently robust to support pregnancy and it's no coincidence that it takes between 90 to 100 days for each sperm to reach full maturity. 12 weeks gives Reproductive Reflexology a chance to be effective - it's not a miracle cure! Plus it allows the effects of any lifestyle or mindset changes that are being made to have effect and it means there's an end point to any major lifestyle changes that have been made reluctantly.
What's involved? Before you commit to the programme you can have a telephone (or Skype/Zoom) consultation in which I'll give you as much information as possible about the programme. You'll have an opportunity to ask any questions you may have and I'll talk you through the process. If you're already sold on the programme you can contact email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll send you a starter pack with a contract which explains what you get, my commitment to you and the commitment that I would like you to make to the programme. This will also include payment details, an idea of your preferred appointment days/times and an initial consultation questionnaire which gathers more information about your medical history, lifestyle, etc. After this, the initial consultation will be arranged (ideally prior to the start of the 12 week programme) at which the assessment and plan will be formulated.
What if I sign up, but then decide it's not for me? There are only 18 slots available in the whole of 2020, so you need to commit to the full programme. Payment is made at the beginning of the 12 weeks, but if you complete the Initial Consultation and decide the programme is not for you, and IF there is a waiting list for the programme you will be given the option to drop out at that stage and let someone else take your place. There will be plenty of opportunity for you ask all the questions you need, prior to signing up for the programme, so unfortunately (unless there is someone to take your place), there will be no refunds.
What if I sign up, and the get pregnant before the programme starts? If you've already made your payment, you'll get a full refund, less the support you've already received ie if you've had your Initial Consultation, the cost of that will be deducted from the refund you receive. What if I get pregnant during the 12 weeks? Whoo Hoo! Yipee! Congratulations! You can still continue with the Reproductive Reflexology which will support relaxation, implantation and early pregnancy. You’ll know when you get to that point. Sometimes getting pregnant can be even more stressful, because you’ve now got more to lose than ever and you might feel you want to keep going, even if just for the relaxation. But, if that feels a bit risky and you choose not to continue with the sessions, there’s no refund, but what do you care, you’re pregnant!
What if I don’t get pregnant during the 12 weeks? Not everyone will, it’s just stats and nature, unfortunately. But, you will know that you’ve done your best in every way possible. It will be time to review: to you want to continue; do you want to try something else; do you want to take a break and try again in 3 months time? At least you’ll have had 12 weeks to test the Mind and Body Fertility Programme. You can choose to repeat the 12 week Reproductive Reflexology part of the programme or you can work to a less intense level with a tailored programme perhaps once or twice a month, or you can stop and try something else. Your choice – and everyone will be different.
What if I have severe fertility challenges? One of the first reproductive reflexology clients had severe pregnancy challenges (both partners) and were waiting to begin IVF. As a last change, they tried this light reproductive reflexology technique (as opposed to the heavier classical reflexology technique) and got pregnant naturally in 4 weeks. There's nothing to lose and everything to gain in just having a chat, so contact me today. I not saying that you'll get pregnant before the end of the 12 weeks: I can say that you'll have learned a bit about yourself and a lot about how to manage your mind and emotions more effectively.
Disclaimer: I'm not qualified as a doctor or a nutritionist and may recommend that you consult either or both. Any information or suggestions I offer are on the basis of my knowledge, training and experience and also on you own personal situation and personality characteristics.