Birth control ideas: Fertility Awareness monitors or apps?

Jay KellyBlog, Fertility, Surrogacy, Well Woman, Well Woman and Fertility

Despite talking mostly about fertility with the aim of pregnancy, looking at natural birth control methods is a personal top priority at the moment. After carrying 6 babies (2 surrogate pregnancies for my friend), having four daughters of my own, and frequently seeing the devastating effects of synthetic hormone contraception and after experiencing the coil previously, I need to find … Read More

Fertility Retreats

Jay KellyBlog, Fertility, Pregnancy, Surrogacy, Well Woman, Well Woman and Fertility

Our Mission Statement is simple: To nurture and support women through all fertility journeys; natural or assisted; new or lengthy. Our ‘Preparing for Pregnancy’ retreats are designed for individuals coming together in a small group. Using a bespoke combination of Hypnotherapy, EFT, Mizan Therapy, Meditations, Mindfulness, along with group activities. Supporting your physical, emotional and spiritual health. Jay Kelly, Beth Slater and … Read More

5 things to look for in a Fertility Therapist

Jay KellyBlog, Fertile Man, Fertility, Surrogacy, Well Woman, Well Woman and Fertility

5 things to look for in a fertility therapist. My top tips for finding the right Fertility Specialist for you are primarily coming from a Mind-Body perspective on Fertility. My specialist area covers Hypnotherapy, NLP, EFT in particular, and since I’m a passionate ‘NON-Jack of All Trades’ advocate, but I have a big passion for the fact that different methods … Read More

Save the midwife

Jay KellyBirth, Blog, Pregnancy

#savethemidwife campaign. Disappointed that we need it… but so lovely seeing all of the wonderful pregnancy and birth pictures supporting it. To very briefly explain my personal story for the backing of it, here are the two pictures I’ve posted so far, and the words that I shared on my Facebook page. “Having one to one care with an Independent … Read More

‘Think yourself fertile’ versus ‘TTC’

Jay KellyBlog, Fertile Man, Fertility, Well Woman, Well Woman and Fertility

Think yourself fertile Vs TTC – the power of mind-body medicine Are the three little letters TTC all consuming? Whether you are hoping to conceive naturally, or are having assisted conception, Hypnosis and Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) can really help support you. For someone who is going through the stresses of IVF, Hypnotherapy can be the saving grace when it … Read More

2 week wait & 1st trimester exhaustion

Jay KellyBlog, Fertility, Pregnancy, Well Woman and Fertility

2ww and early pregnancy exhaustion

The 2ww – Mindful ways to help Implantation So once the miracle of conception has happened, whether through natural methods or assisted, the next physiological stage is implantation. Sticky vibes from well meaning friends is one thing, but what can you do to possibly help yourself during the 2 week wait? In no particular order, here are some bite-size ideas. … Read More

How sperm works

Jay KellyBlog, Fertile Man, Fertility

How sperm works

This subject is an entire breezeblock of book, not just a few paragraphs, but I thought a brief overview is worthwhile. So we know that we need millions of sperm, all strong swimmers, with stamina and all swimming in the correct direction. The millions and millions of sperm need to be deposited in a potentially hostile environment, cover a relatively … Read More

7 ways to improve male fertility

Jay KellyBlog, Fertile Man, Fertility

7 ways to improve male fertility

Male Fertility.  7 ways to safeguard your seeds. You may have heard the terms ‘low sperm count’ ‘poor motility’ ‘poor morphology’ being mentioned. You may have only heard your head sprouting out some not so nice thoughts. Terms related to ‘firing blanks’ was used as an insult to men at one point. I certainly hope it isn’t any more, and … Read More

Relaxing stress responses throughout IVF

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overcoming stress during ivf

Relaxing stress responses throughout IVF. IVF can be a long drawn out and potentially stressful time. Endless appointments, hospital car parks, clinic waiting rooms, injections and timescales, and a body going through a synthetic hormonal rollercoaster. Using a self hypnosis and EFT program to help you keep calm, emotionally and physically, through the journey will no doubt have an effect … Read More

Ways to keep calm in pregnancy

Jay KellyBirth, Blog, Parenting, Pregnancy, Well Woman

ways to keep calm in pregnancy

You can never have enough support. And there’s a wealth of it out there. Netmums, Facebook groups, NCT classes, friends, I could go on… My most favourite support group in recent times is the Positive Birth Movement. A non-judgmental grassroots movement. The group aim is to enable free to access to support. An organisation aiming for all women to have … Read More

Overcoming blockages whilst deciding how to deal with fertility issues

Jay KellyBlog, Fertile Man, Fertility, Surrogacy, Well Woman and Fertility

Overcoming blockages whilst deciding how to deal with fertility issues. It can feel like such an overwhelming time when deciding what to do. Heart and head may have different thoughts. Too many pros and cons in all different directions. The impacts of decisions can feel too heavy to even think about. Your potential choices are obviously going to depend on … Read More

Happy womb, happy woman.

Jay KellyBlog, Fertility, Pregnancy, Well Woman, Well Woman and Fertility

Happy womb, happy woman, mizan, womb meditation

Happy womb, happy woman. How to have a happy womb? Have you ever talked to your womb? Think I’m bonkers for asking. No problem!! But have you?! How I think you have a happier womb: I suggest doing some womb meditations and some hands-on healing for a happy and balanced womb, and there are some incredible clean and accessible foods … Read More

Birth trauma and post traumatic stress

Jay KellyBirth, Blog, Parenting, Well Woman

PTSD & Birth trauma PND

Birth trauma and post-traumatic stress Post Traumatic Stress (PTSD) affects so many people, and can have the most horrendous side effects and ruin many lives. Being someone who dislikes that people are put into boxes of ‘disorders’ and personalities types, I see the individuals who have been through a trauma and are having difficulty functioning or adjusting to life post … Read More

Pregnancy care

Jay KellyBirth, Blog, Pregnancy

Pregnancy care

Even if you don’t plan a birth to whale music, it doesn’t mean that hypnosis isn’t for you. Hypnotherapy and EFT can help you manage fears and feelings. Letting go of fears, that frequently aren’t even your own, they were Great Auntie Joyce’s fear that has been passed on through fear based stories, even though they meant well. Loads of … Read More

Childbirth Without Fear

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Childbirth without fear twin birth

All too  often I hear stories from mothers old and new about how traumatic and difficult giving birth is… so even though I can empathise, I feel frustrated and saddened at why so many women are repeatedly experiencing these difficult and horrid births. Then, just the other day, I heard a fascinating story/viewpoint from a […]