Around one in six couples experience difficulties conceiving at some time in their lives.
Sub-fertility is defined as an inability to conceive after a delay of more than one year.
Unexplained infertility is when a specific medical cause cannot be identified.
There are many factors that may contribute to delays in conception, medical conditions, age, weight, stress, diet being some of them. Anyone who is concerned about a delay in conception should see their GP, but there is increasing evidence that sub-fertile women can significantly improve their chances of conception when a method of stress reduction is used.
Reflexology may have a key role to play in supporting women’s attempts to conceive by relieving stress and promoting complete relaxation and an improved sense of well-being. Both men and women can be affected by infertility, but it is usually the female partner who starts any investigations or lifestyle changes. Research has shown that by working together to improve health and well being, the chances of becoming pregnant may be improved.
Reflexology can also support you through your pregnancy and help to prepare you for the birth of your baby. There are studies that show how Reflexology may help before, during and after labour. It is also believed it can help
the mothers body re balance itself after the birth and help with milk production.
Fertility and Maternity Reflexology
'I started going to Debbie for reflexology sessions as I heard it could help with trying to conceive. My husband and I had been trying for a baby for nearly two years, so I thought it would be worth a try, and Debbie specialised in this area. I thoroughly enjoyed the sessions, it was so relaxing, and within 4 months I fell pregnant, which was just amazing. We had received no other intervention or done anything differently other than the reflexology sessions, so all i can say is that Debbie is a miracle worker!'