Stress hormones affect the hypothalamus, pituitary glands and reproductive organs. In women under stress, the reproductive hormone prolactin is over-produced and this can interfere with ovulation. The hypothalamus stops secreting gonadotrophin hormone, which in turn will affect the release of both the luteinizing hormone and follicle-stimulating hormone. As these hormones stimulate ovulation – fertility is affected.
Self help techniques to reduce stress and boost fertility include regular exercise, deep breathing techniques, reflexology, hypnotherapy and visualisation. Understanding how diet influences your fertility and making more informed choices about what you eat can provide added benefits too.
Fertility requires balance in both the body and mind. It’s not something that happens just in our reproductive organs – that is why a holistic approach is best and here at Bloom & Birth, I offer a number of therapies and fertility programmes to identify and support your own fertility needs. My approach also supports those going through IVF treatment.
After an initial consultation, clients may select one route for treatment such as reflexology or hypnotherapy, or decide upon a combined approach if fertility issues are identified as being more complex. To arrange an initial consultation with Helen Evans at Bloom & Birth, or to find out more, simply call 07816 787294 today.