IVF and Other Fertility Treatments
Supporting IVF and other fertility treatments
A very real concern for many people is the inability to conceive a baby. Each year, many New Zealand couples pursue treatment for 'infertility'. Most consult conventional doctors, and depending on diagnosis, drugs or high-tech procedures such as IVF, ICSI or IUI are recommended.
Great strides have been made recently in Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART). A range of medical options are available. However, despite the progress that has been made in the treatment of 'infertility', the success rate for those who undergo high-tech procedures is currently about 20%.
Supporting ART programmes
Conception possibilities using ART are increased for you significantly when working with a skilled mind body practitioner, following the guidelines of a well structured programme. The mind body programme is designed to support and work in conjunction with your ART programme, providing an integrated approach. It also enhances overall health and wellbeing at the same time. It does not interfere with or work against the ART programme in any way.
How this works
As with any mind body programme, therapy sessions are tailored for you, based on the individual needs of your family. The initial session clarifies aspects of your history, details of your ART programme, helps to identify areas of concern and what you really want and believe is possible. A care-plan is established based on this material.
Based on experience and research results, it is highly recommended that you allow adequate time to experience and learn the techniques. This gives time for the results of the therapies to emerge: increasing relaxation and significantly reducing stress, generating self-awareness, changing limiting beliefs, accessing your inner skills and resources, strengthening your mental, emotional and physical capacity.
Ideally, the mind body work forms part of the preparation for IVF or other procedures. However if you have already embarked on a course of IVF, mind body work can still begin and increase your chances of successful conception.