Mind Body Baby
How to eat, think and exercise to give yourself the best chance at conceiving
By Ann Bracken
The ideal companion to embracing the connection between mind and body to reduce stress and optimise fertility treatment.
The must-have fertility plan that will soothe your mind, nourish your body and maximise your chances at having a baby.
Leading fertility counsellor, Ann Bracken, draws together her years of expertise in the field with this supportive guide that will boost fertility by putting wellbeing at the heart of your journey. Ann breaks down the mindfulness-based stress reduction techniques that are scientifically-proven to combat the stress caused by fertility problems and offers clear, practical advice and tips on how to nurture your health and wellbeing - to optimise your fertility and inspire positivity during difficult times.
Includes chapters on:
· How to manage the psychological and emotional impacts of fertility problems
· Mindfulness Practice
· Information on Reproductive Treatment
· Natural Health Therapies
· Nutrition & Supplements to Boost Fertility, by Dr Marilyn Glenville
· Restorative Yoga and Mindful Movement
· Fertility Thinking through CBT
· Taking care of your relationships
· Useful Resources
Featuring line illustrations to complement the text, journaling exercises throughout, and a foreword by pioneer of Mind-Body Medicine, Dr Alice Domar.
'A definite must-read regardless as to where you are on your journey'
My Fertility Specialist Magazine
'A much-needed antidote to the all-too-often stressful and soul-searching path to parenthood. I will be recommending it to my fertility patients'
Emma Cannon, integrated fertility expert, author of The Baby-Making Bible
'This book provides the perfect balance outlining the integrative mind and body approach and provides an essential complement to the medical aspects of the fertility journey'
Dr James Nicopoullos, Consultant Gynaecologist?& subspecialist in Reproduce Medicine, The Lister Clinic, Lister Hospital, Chelsea, London
'In this book Ann Bracken has compiled what you need to know in an easily accessible, friendly and compassionate format'
Dr Alice D Domar, Associate Professor in Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Reproductive Biology, Harvard Medical School and Executive Director of the Domar Center for Mind/Body Health
Ann Bracken is currently a Fertility Counsellor & Psychotherapist at world-renowned London fertility clinic, The Lister Fertility Clinic, which is part of The Lister Hospital. She previously worked as a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist and Fertility Counsellor in SIMS IVF (2011-14), Ireland's largest fertility clinic, and has had many years' experience working within national health settings (UK and Ireland) as a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist (CBT) and Mindfulness-Based Therapist. Ann qualified at Harvard University in Mind/Body Programme Training (specific to fertility support) under world-renowned psychologist and Mind/Body Programme pioneer, Dr Alice Domar, who is Director of Mind/Body Services at Boston IVF, and is contributing a foreword to this book. In addition, nutritionist and women's health expert Marilyn Glenville is contributing a chapter on nutrition and will give the book support on her website www.marilynglenville.com
Ann also runs an international online Fertility Counselling and Psychotherapy service at www.fertilitycounsellingonline.com
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24 Mar 2016
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It is a much-needed antidote to the all-too-often stressful and soul-searching path to parenthood. I will be recommending it to my fertility patients — Emma Cannon, fertility and pregnancy expert, author of The Baby-Making Bible
This book provides the perfect balance outlining the integrative mind and body approach and provides an essential complement to the medical aspects of the fertility journey — Dr James Nicopoullos, Consultant Gynaecologist & Subspecialist in Reproductive Medicine
Ann Bracken expertly shows readers how to weave mindfulness into their lives to help them take care of their wellbeing as they live through a challenging process — Padraig O'Morain, mindfulness teacher and psychotherapist
A definite must-read regardless as to where you are on your journey as there is something for everyone. I wish it had been written years ago when we were on our journey — My Fertility Specialist Magazine