SUPPORTING YOUR MIND & BODY DURING YOUR FERTILITY JOURNEY
“I see the quest (of fertility) as a silence to be heard, a path to be walked, a rhythm that flows, a moment to be lived now, in its own time, in the full presence of all that you can bring to it today.”- Michelle Leclaire O'Neill, Ph.D, RN author of Hypnofertility: The Leclaire Method
Hypnofertility The Leclaire Method
Live Online Instruction
$90 - $249
SLIDING SCALE OPTIONS
HYPNOFERTILITY PRIVATE COURSE
Hypnofertility is a mind-body education method that helps people trying to conceive (TTC) and their support partners in an embracing and non-invasive approach to fertility. Hypnofertility supports those trying to conceive with increasing the chances of fertility and conception, either naturally or alongside medical therapies. Hypnofertility is complementary to other holistic therapies, standard medical care, and other fertility treatments. Self-hypnosis can strengthen overall health by decreasing stress and anxiety, creating a climate that is optimal for conception and pregnancy. Hypnofertility can be utilized in companionship with other fertility treatments like stimulating ovulation, ICI, IUI, and IVF, and is equally supportive for those just starting out on their fertility journey.
In clinical trials, Hypnosis has been found to double the success rate of IVF treatments while using Hypnosis during embryo transfer (from 14% to 28%).
Pax & Lux's Hypnofertility class includes curriculum focusing on guided meditation/self-hypnosis exercises, meditation, breathwork, imagery, visualization, and guided exercises. All classes follow the individual needs of the people in class and focus on moving through pre-conception with support of the Mind-Body connection.
LIVE ONLINE CLASS
3 Hour Class, Focusing on:
Rational Thought Process & Acknowledging Fears,
Setting Goals for Meditation, Self-Hypnosis, Mindfulness, Imagery, Visualizations, and Breathwork,
Creating a Mindful Pre-Conception Health Plan
Pax & Lux's online Hypnofertility class uses evidence based mind/body techniques for pre-conception and those who are starting preparation for or actively trying to conceive. Hypnofertility techniques help parents to process fear, and decrease anxiety and stress as they work towards conception.
Pax & Lux's Hypnofertility curriculum is set up for continuity of care, and to use Hypnobirthing techniques and Doula Support during pregnancy, birth, and early parenting. Partners are encouraged to attend!
Based in Madison, WI and available just about anywhere (thanks, Zoom!)
Inclusive of all gender identities, LGBTQIA+ fertility, and conception.
What You Get...
3 hrs of private and individualized instruction
Guided exercises to help you to work through any fears and anxieties
Health Plan for preconception and conception
1 self-hypnosis recording
2 albums for meditation
4 guided meditation Hypnofertility scripts for practice at home
Mindful breathing techniques to reduce tension and stress
Fertility Affirmation print-outs
Access to expert resources
What You Learn...
Understanding the hormones of pre-conception and conception and how to decrease Adrenaline and Cortisol
How to set up a meditation practice
How mindfulness, meditation, and self-hypnosis help during pre-conception, conception, and pregnancy
How to set up a birth plan that utilizes Hypnobirthing tools
Calming tools including: breathing techniques, accupressure, mantras, imagery, and visualizations
Recognizing your biggest stressors, fears, and anxieties about conception and pregnancy.
Your positive mindset journey, the power of positive thought and affirmation
How Hypnofertility techniques can be a companion for all fertility pathways (just starting out, unmedicated, medicated, holistic, stimulating ovulation, ICI, IUI, IVF, using donor sperm or eggs, etc…)
Individualized mind-body education, ready to follow your needs
What Evidence Says...
"The use of hypnosis during embryo transfer may significantly improve the IVF/ET cycle outcome in terms of increased implantation and clinical pregnancy rates. Furthermore, it seems that the patients' attitude to the treatment was more favorable."
increased pregnancy ratio by 76%
"(Hypnosis) was considered to have resulted in beneficial modification of attitude, optimism, and mind-body interaction."
"Hypnosis during embryo transfer is as effective as diazepam in terms of pregnancy ratio and anxiolytic effects, but with fewer side effects and should be routinely available."
(Catoire P et al., 2013. Randomized Clinical Trial)
"Hypnotic interventions are an advantageous alternative that incorporates the psychological constituents in the treatment of infertility or as an adjunct provision to medical interventions."
(Casareno G., 2017. California State University)
"Leclaire Method Hypnofertility places a well-defined path for a successful pregnancy through understanding The Mind/Body Balance."
Richard P. Marrs, M.D. Director, Center for Assited Reproductive Medicine, Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center
"Emotional stress results in high adrenaline and cortisol levels. This leads to imbalances in other hormones that are important for optimal fertility including thyroid, progesterone, and estrogen. One of the most tried and true ways to decrease emotional stress and its physiological effects is with guided imagery, meditation, breathing through the nose, and relaxation."
Christiane Northrup, M.D., author of Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom
"The only relief comes from learning coping techniques which are less about problem-solving and more about letting-go. Of the letting-go approaches, hypnosis ranks at the top."
Helen Adrienne, L.C.S.W., MD & Martha Sears, RN, author of On Fertile Ground: Healing Infertility
What Experts Say...
FERTILITY DOULA SUPPORT
3 MONTHS -- $600-$800 sliding scale, with option for payment plans
Weekly 1 hour one-on-one meeting
Check-in and debriefing following any care provider appointments.
Emotional and informational support during any potential fertility medical interventions or procedures
Unlimited phone/text/facetime/email support between 8am-5pm M-F.
Individualized resources on body literacy, fertility awareness, and physical, emotional, and mental wellbeing.
DOULA SUPPORT FOR:
trying to conceive (TTC)
fertility complications (i.e. endometriosis, fibroids, PCOS, etc.)
want to take charge of your fertility, but don’t know where to start
looking for a more holistic approach to fertility
in need of a sounding board to help sort out your feelings and fertility options
looking for emotional support and encouragement while trying to conceive through IVF or after a loss/miscarriage
are overwhelmed with choices and need assistance researching your fertility options