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How Can Reflexology Help You Get Pregnant?

Reflexologist Claire Burrows shares her advice on how to get pregnant faster naturally:

Many couples struggle to get pregnant. The reasons for this can range from endometriosis to polycycstic ovaries to under active thyroids or ’unexplained’ causes. Approximately 70% of the women I see in my clinic who have had blood tests show nothing abnormal and still they are not pregnant. 

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In almost all cases, improving your lifestyle can improve your fertility. Lifestyle factors affecting fertility include body fat – too much or too little, smoking, alcohol, medication – prescribed or over the counter. Nutrition is a huge factor. All our hormones are made from vitamins and minerals and the vast majority of us are nutrient deficient.

While vitamin supplements are not a substitute for a healthy balanced diet they can help you get pregnant faster. It can be a complex process and is often worth enlisting the help of an expert to guide you.

It takes three months for an egg and sperm to mature so everything you do or don’t do during that time will affect your chances of success. My advice is to view pregnancy as a 12-month process, three months to prepare and nine months to develop your healthy baby.

Hormones are crucial to conception, but not just oestrogen and progesterone. Sleep, stress, blood sugars will all have an impact on your capacity to conceive. 

My top seven tips to get pregnant faster are:

  1. Track your ovulation.
  2. Reduce demands on your liver.
  3. Increase resources for your liver.
  4. Keep blood sugars balanced (especially if you have PCOS).
  5. Manage your stress.
  6. Get quality sleep.
  7. Keep your hormones in balance.

Based on your own medical, lifestyle and previous pregnancy history I can provide a personalised fertile friendly programme for you to follow. In addition I use reflexology to promote hormone balance at specific times in your cycle to encourage natural conception or support a medically assisted conception.

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Mum’s story

31-year-old Michelle O’Toole had reflexology sessions which she believes helped her to conceive:

“My husband and I had been married for about a year when we started trying for a baby. When we got to nine months and we still hadn’t conceived, I started to get concerned even though people had told me that couples normally wait a year before taking any action. 

After 15 months of trying, I wasn’t keen on going down the medical road, so I decided to research other options. This led to me booking a course of reflexology treatments with reflexologist Claire Burrows. She suggested that I also made a few small changes to my lifestyle.

These changes included reducing my caffeine intake, eating organic chicken, taking omega 3 supplements plus different vitamins. I also learned how to manage my stress levels by switching off properly in the evenings.

And three months later, I was pregnant! I gave birth to my little girl Lily last February – I would definitely recommend reflexology treatments to anyone else who is struggling to conceive, as it takes your whole lifestyle into account.”

You can find out more from Claire, or make an appointment, on reflexologist.ie


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