Will Working with a Fertility Coach Really Help Me Get Pregnant?
Updated: Oct 27, 2021
One of the most common questions I get before working with TTC clients is "Can you really help me get pregnant?"
It's a valid question! When you invest your time, money, and resources to work with a fertility coach, your hope is that you'll get results. The financial investment it takes to work on your fertility can be enough to turn you away from the idea. I don't blame you and your skepticism.
Fertility coaching still isn't a widely-known or utilized resource for women who are trying to conceive. (In fact, that's why I created this academy.) It's for this reason, I like to explain what you will get out of our time together. While I can't definitively say "yes" or "no", women are typically shocked to learn that the chances increase significantly after working together, they end up pregnant and get included in my 99% client pregnancy success rate.
So if you're wondering if it can help, yes! The chances of pregnancy are higher when you choose fertility coaching. Here are a few reasons why:
Fertility coaching can improve chronic stress that impacts your hormones.
Stress is a normal part of everybody's life, but when your body is stressed, your brain's pre-frontal cortex becomes impaired. The level of executive functioning, problem-solving, and rational decision-making goes down significantly.
One of the main benefits of a fertility coach is learning how to manage your stress, so it significantly improving the way your hormones function as you try to conceive. Don't just take my word for it. The science says so as well!
In a 1990 IVF study, women who attended a two-week relaxation course—compared to those who did not—showed significantly improved success rates on their first cycle.
In a 2006 study, a team set out to study if women could regain their ovulation. Half of the group was introduced to cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for 20 weeks and half were observed. By the end of the 20 weeks, 80% who took part in CBT regained their ability to ovulate and 25% of them became pregnant within two months. Among the women who didn't, only 12.5% gained ovulation.
There are more studies conducted on this topic, but long story short, stress can play a huge impact in fertility success.
Fertility coaching can improve your sleep.
Sleep plays a huge part in your fertility as well. Without good-quality sleep, it impairs our body's ability to recover and rebalance hormones that affect thyroid functioning, food cravings (which could lead to a poor diet), and sex drive.
Fertility coaches can tweak your nutrition to improve your fertility.
It might seem surprising, but what you feed your body can play a part in your body's ability to reproduce. Without the proper nutrients, your body might not have the things it needs to support optimal health and fertility.
A fertility coach will assess your daily needs help you learn what to include in your meals, so you have a wholesome diet that supports your fertility and long-term health.
Fertility coaching can help you make informed decisions with your doctor.
When you go to the doctor, it's often that you don't get a lot of time with the doctor and you likely don't get all your questions answered. Doctors' visits are supposed to help you, not leave you feeling discouraged or frustrated.
By working with a fertility coach, you'll learn what questions you should be asking your doctor and evaluate your options with someone who gets it. If you're looking to start your family soon, I'm here to help answer any questions you may have. Book your free call or download the free guide below for support.