3 things you can do to increase your IVF success rate

For brevity I am going to use the term ‘IVF’ as a generic term for fertility treatment, including ICSI, donor egg/sperm etc. There are three major factors that can increase IVF success rate. The quality of the embryo(s). The uterine environment the embryo(s) is/are being placed into. The embryo-uterus interaction. With fertility treatment there can be […]

Evidence for how hypnosis can improve IVF success rate and getting pregnant

Hypnosis for IVF evidence

Hypnosis and IVF are not usually associated together.  However, if Israeli professor Eliahu Levitas has his way, women undergoing IVF will all have the benefit of hypnosis as his research shows how it can significantly increase IVF success rate. According to Levitas’s team from Soroka Hospital in Beersheva, hypnosis can double the  IVF success rate. […]

How relaxing during IVF process can increase success of getting pregnant

Relax…your going to get pregnant

There is no doubt that undergoing infertility treatment involves a rollercoaster of emotions and can be very stressful, with many women reporting high rates of anxiety and depression.  Therapies designed to help women reduce stress earlier in the treatment process result in higher pregnancy rates. A new study published June 1 in Fertility and Sterility, a […]

Reality or Imaginary?

Research by Harvard University demonstrates how the brain cannot distinguish between visualising and imagining something and actually doing it. Improve your fitness sitting on your sofa without going to the gym!

How your thoughts affect your body

An example of research which demonstrates your thoughts affect your body. A group of old men were transported back to an 1950’s environment, read about their remarkable transformation. Think younger, feel and be younger. Think fertile, be fertile.

The placebo affects your body not just your mind

The placebo affect: not just in the mind

Research conducted at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor provides concrete evidence of the mind-body connection through study of the placebo effect. Scientists have long been puzzled by questions of how and why some people, under certain circumstances, are able to achieve improved physical well-being simply through positive expectations. Many researchers have dismissed the […]