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How can reflexology support you?

 

Reflexology can help and support you and your partner both physically and emotionally, wherever you are in your journey.

Reflexology will provide you with relaxation and stress reduction, this in itself can be beneficial for conception as well as providing you with time out for yourself and a listening ear if you wish to confide.  Reflexology will help to balance hormones by targeting specific reflex points and helping to create a harmonious environment conducive to reproduction.

How long do we keep trying before seeking help?

 

According to the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)

  • 84% of couples in the general population will conceive within 1 year if they do not use contraception and have regular sexual intercourse.  Of those who do not conceive in the first year, about half will do so in the second year (cumulative pregnancy rate 92%)

  • People who have not conceived after 1 year of regular unprotected sexual intercourse would be offered further clinical investigations including semen analysis and/or assessment of ovulation

  • Couples who experience problems in conceiving should be seen together because both partners are affected by decisions surrounding investigations and treatment 

 

In approximately 25% of couples who have investigations, there is no obvious reason why they cannot conceive.

In either case stress levels in both partners are likely to be very high.

 

Stress

 

Stress is known to decrease fertility and sexual behavior, but researchers thought this was because stress hormones lower levels of a brain hormone called gonadotropin releasing hormone, or GnRH. Biologists now show that stress hormones also boost levels of a hormone that suppresses GnRH -- a double whammy. The scientists hope it will be possible to block this hormone, called gonadotropin inhibiting hormone, or GnIH, and restore fertility.

Stress is an issue for both sexes so equally important that both partners employ some method of reducing stress such as Reflexology.

Adult-reflexology
thinking & relaxing

Please note: Reflexology shouldn't be used as an alternative to seeking medical advice.

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