IVF is becoming a part of everyday life with many assisted conception protocols such as IUI and ICSI. These wonderful opportunities are exciting and comforting for you and your partner when further fertility help is necessary. This new avenue filled with a mixture of emotions to understanding the terminology and time demands, can leave you feeling fraught, tired and stressed particularly when trying to quietly integrate this new regime into your daily lives.
Together we can look at:
- Pre IVF preparation will identify and work through stresses, fears and previous treatments.
- Positively accepting the medication to create healthy fertile viable eggs.
- Preparing for the egg collection procedure and instilling a calm, relaxed and positive mindset.
- Pre embryo transfer, creating a positive, loving environment for your fertilised embryos.
- During the two week wait easing worries, restore calmness and positivity to enhance implantation.
- Supporting the next steps once the result is known.
My treatments take a holistic mind-body approach which is key to deeply connecting to your womb, ovaries, and inner self. Replacing negative thoughts patterns with positive ones, clearing any unnecessary inner dialogue whilst supporting the ability and willingness to move forward to the possibilities that lie ahead. Sessions are always flexible to work along side your cycle and be taken either in my clinic or via Skype.
Kind words from Jen & Dec and Catherine
My husband and I had been trying for a family for over eight years, we had done six rounds of IVF and suffered two miscarriages. After our fifth cycle was unsuccessful, we were being told that we needed to have egg donation. Although our fifth cycle was supposed to be our last, we felt we couldn’t move on yet and decided to do another cycle with our original clinic where I had fallen pregnant twice before. Just as I started my sixth cycle I decided that I wanted to have reflexology and I came across Susie’s website. From the moment I met Susie, she put me at ease and I knew that I could tell her anything and would not be judged. I had a hypnotherapy session to help me deal with my two miscarriages, which was an amazing experience and allowed me to let go and look to the future. My husband and I had both felt that if our sixth cycle didn’t work that would be it and we needed to move on. However after this cycle failed, this clinic were also suggesting our only option was egg donation.
Susie encouraged me to look at another clinic that many of her clients use and just to explore what they would do differently before completely deciding on giving up. After our first consultation with this clinic they immediately said they didn’t think we needed egg donation. We decided to give this clinic a go and do a seventh round of IVF. We had five months between our first consultation with this clinic and being ready to start our cycle. During this time, I had reflexology with Susie every two weeks to balance my body and hormones. I also did some visualisation sessions where Susie helped me to believe that I could become pregnant and become a mummy. We also did some visualisation to help me get some control back in my life and put my husband and I first. As I started my seventh cycle, I felt very different about it, for the first time in ages, I truly believed that this could work and any negative feelings I had Susie helped me to deal with them. My husband had also been seeing Susie and he felt more relaxed and positive about our cycle. Amazingly our seventh cycle was positive and I am now 17 weeks pregnant and looking forward to becoming a mummy. We really believe that if it wasn’t for Susie and all the help and support she gave my husband and I we would not be in this amazing position of looking forward to being parents. We owe so much to Susie, and a “thank you” doesn’t come anywhere close to the gratitude we feel.
Jen and Dec – February 2015
Susie’s support during my 2nd IVF cycle made all the difference, and provided me with a set of tools I could draw on during a time of stress. I don’t know whether it was the factor that got me pregnant when the first ivf attempt had failed, but I do know that I went into the second attempt feeling stronger and more able to cope. 9 months or so later, right now I’m sat up at 5 in the morning with my 4 day old baby son, feeling incredibly grateful for all the support. Thank you Susie!
Catherine – September 2014
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