Preconception health is important for every couple. It takes 3-6 months to ensure the healthiest start for your baby. If you have not conceived within 6-12 months you could be part of the one in seven couples who experience fertility problems. The good news is that 25% of couples diagnosed with infertility actually have no medical explanation, which means you have good fertility health. Preconception care can more than double your chances of conceiving and having a healthy baby, and if used alongside an IVF program can increase their chances by 41%.
How Stress affects conception
When we are under stress, our body releases hormones including adrenaline and cortisol as if we were truly in danger and in need of the fight or flight response. A continued flush of stress hormones tells our body: this is not a safe time to create a baby”. Cortisol has a direct impact on our reproductive system, if the stress response is activated often the body has little time to return to normal, resulting in continued and prolonged levels of cortisol associated with chronic stress. Chronic stress has been shown to:
- Impair cognitive function
- Suppress thyroid function
- Cause blood sugar level imbalances
- Decrees bone density
- Increase blood pressure
- Suppress immunity and inflammatory response
- Suppress or delay ovulation
- Interfere with implantation of fertilised ovum
- Reduce sperm count
Hypnosis and counselling will assist you to reduce your stress levels, by teaching relaxation techniques and visualisation which assists the body towards reproductive health and well being. Hypnosis can help you remove blockages and beliefs that hold you back. What the mind can perceive the body believes. Relaxation and visualisation assist with physical and emotional problems which stop you conceiving, and carrying a healthy baby
Pregnancy is the beginning of an amazing life changing journey. Physically your body is supporting two, so your health and vitality are paramount. Good health for your baby starts in the womb. When your body is healthy and well balanced it supports optimum functioning for you and your growing baby. Tiredness can be caused by stress, insufficient rest and relaxation, poor nutrition, or suppressed emotions.
We can help you feel better throughout your pregnancy with:-
- Pregnancy massage
- Acupressure massage
- Relaxation and meditation skills
- Hypnotherapy and counselling
- Natural remedies
If you are considering a Natural birth then natural birth education classes are essential for you and your birth partner. Our classes teach you what the midwives don’t, about how you and your partner can help yourselves have the birth you want. Classes will help you feel more confident, more relaxed and in control of the labour and birth process. Your natural birth education will empower you to make the right choices for you, and your baby.
Heather teaches birth classes in Sydney. They are packed full of practical information, practical exercises and tips for an active calm birth.
NEXT COURSE: 28th July More info
Natural Birth Classes cover:-
- Planning your birth
- Signs of labour
- Natural pain management for every stage of labour
- Breathing techniques
- Relaxation for a calm birth
- Natural ways to induce labour
- Active birth positions
- Massage and acupressure points for labour
- Labour TENS for natural pain relief
- Natural therapies for birthing
- Using the mind to overcome, fear, pain and obsticles to a calm birth
- Emotional freedom technique for pain relief and a calm birth
Group classes are conducted on the Northern Beaches at the Lotus Centre. You can join a 6 - 8 hour group workshop $175 per person or $295 for couples with FREE Hypnosis recording and workbook.
Private lessons also available. The benefits of private classes are:-
- You can tailor make the teaching to your needs and condense the information into a shorter time
- You do not waste time on things you already know
- We choose a time and place to suit
- A confidential supportive environment
- The information is retained better
Private classes are 2 hours for a refresher course. 3 hours or more for natural birth and/or hypnosis depending on how much information you require. The price is $199 per couple for 2 hours, then $100 per hour thereafter. Please do not hesitate to contact Heather for further information on 02 80076380 or 0405 821880.