Hypnotherapy gave Cleveleys couple the baby they thought they may never have. Laura Tucker-Smith, 33, feared she may never get to hold the baby she longed for.Following four happy years of marriage Laura and husband Mike were excited to embark upon the next chapter and start a family. But after 18 months, the couple started to worry perhaps nature was against them as Laura struggled to conceive. They sought medical advice and despite undertaking various tests, doctors could not find any reason medically why the couple could not conceive. Laura and Mike were referred for IVF. After a round of IVF treatment, the couple still had failed to conceive. The couple felt frustrated and despondent. Doctors said in-vitro fertilisation was still a valid option, but Laura was unsure. IVF is invasive and unpleasant and after one failed attempt, Laura says she was not feeling positive about a second
Figuring anything was worth a try, Laura booked a course. Gemma explained hypnotherapy doesn’t come with a magic wand and there were no guarantees conception would occur.
The focus of the hypnotherapy was to help Laura achieve a fertile state by addressing various aspects of her life, regaining balance and creating more harmony between work and personal life. The sessions gave Laura chance to take some time-out, and change her mind-set, as well as providing a fertility awareness programme – looking at ovulation, hormones and reproductive cycles.
She is now proud mum to four-month-old Saffron. Laura said: “I realise there is scepticism surrounding hypnotherapy, but as far as I am concerned the results speak for themselves. People are dismissive of the power of the mind, but after embarking on the hypnotherapy sessions, I know first-hand how amazing the experience was.