Today as many as one in three couples experience fertility problems, and of these, one in six will seek medical help with conception. Trying to conceive can cause emotional highs and lows that may easily lead to stress, anxiety and even depression - creating a very unhelpful mental and physical environment for conception.
Fertility Reflexology, is suitable for couples who wish to take a more natural approach to conception or 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. To discover more, click the button at the top of the page to download my Fertility Reflexology E-book.
"My husband and I started seeing Doris after we'd been trying for a baby for several years. Not only did I find the reflexology relaxing but I found her advice incredibly helpful - from how to approach the situation in terms if my own mindset and approach to more practical matters such as the impact of diet and exercise. It made me generally feel less stressed about the situation. We're currently expecting our first baby and couldn't be happier." (name withheld)
I offer various levels of support depending upon the needs and circumstances of the client and I'd be pleased to have a chat to discuss how I can best support you on your fertility journey. Just give me (Doris) a call on 07724 197627.
THE FERTILE MIND AND BODY PROGRAMME The Fertile Mind and Body Programme provides the highest level of support. It is a 12 week holistic approach to improving fertility. It recognises that the mind and body are part of the same system and getting pregnant is best when both mind and body are focussed in the same direction. And if you've been trying for a while, you'll know how difficult that can be: the emotional roller-coaster can have a huge effect on stress levels and positivity and that can drag down your physical state. The Fertile Mind and Body Programme involves an initial consultation which looks at medical history, lifestyle, nutrition and all factors which may be relevant to current fertility levels for both partners. A 12 week programme is then created which will involve appropriate Reproductive Reflexology protocols, the Baby Making Mindset Programme (which is not yet available outwith this programme) and coaching and psychological support. This programme requires a significant level of commitment over a fixed period of time to achieve the best outcomes and there is limited availability. To find out more CLICK HERE.
THE 12 WEEK REPRODUCTIVE REFLEXOLOGY PROGRAMME This programme is ideal for preparing for conception, whether or not fertility issues have been identified. It involves: Initial Consultation - this will gather as much information as possible, to this allow a treatment plan to be tailored to the individual and highlight any changes to lifestyle etc that may improve fertility naturally.
Temperature Charting - temperature charting can provide significant amounts of information which can help inform the treatment plan and the reproductive reflexology protocols. Appropriate advice will be given about how to conduct and interpret, temperature charting.
Reproductive Reflexology - this will be tailored to the individual and the protocols used are likely to change every time. It can help with relaxation, restoring balance and working with any specific issues that may be impacting on fertility levels (such as irregular cycles, PCOS, low sperm count, etc).
INITIAL CONSULTATION Understanding what steps to take to maximise fertility levels can be tricky - there's so much information available that it can be confusing. The initial consultation will gather as much information as possible about fertility and medical history, lifestyle and other pertinent factors for both partners. On that basis, realistic and achievable suggestions can be made that will provide the best strategy to improve fertility levels. An initial consultation will gather information but also impart advice about some of the most significant ways to improve fertility naturally. Couples can then consider if they wish to proceed to the Reproductive Reflexology Programme or the Mind and Body Fertility Programme (and if they wish to do so, the Initial Consultation fee would be deducted from the programme price).
REPRODUCTIVE REFLEXOLOGY SESSIONS Reproductive Reflexology can be suitable in the following circumstances:
PCOS (best when alongside nutrition programme)
Male fertility issues
MALE FERTILITY Fertility Reflexology is suitable for both partners and Sperm Comet Testing also available.
TO FIND OUT MORE Call or text Doris on 07724 197627.
*Source: Association of Reflexologists - Stress, A Reflexologist's Guide P18-19
Fertility SUPPORT GROUP
Fertility issues can create a feeling of isolation and this Fertility Support Group seeks to connect and offer members a safe, calm and nurturing space. The FREE group is open to individuals or couples who are experiencing problems conceiving, or maintaining a pregnancy, or considering/undertaking assisted fertility.
The group will be relaxed and informal and the format and content of the group will be tailored to individual and group needs. It is likely that content will include: information around improving fertility naturally; tools and techniques to manage stress and the negative effects of infertility; emotional support - it's an opportunity to talk and listen, to get together and share.
The group runs every second Monday from 5.30 - 6.30pm at Edinburgh Montessori Arts School, 18N Liberton Brae, Edinburgh EH16 6AE. Please come along and give it a try. It would help to know the date of the next meeting, contact Doris on 07724 197627.