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Infertility and The Mind-Body Approach

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Infertility is "a disease of the reproductive system defined by the failure to achieve a clinical pregnancy after 12 months or more of regular unprotected sexual intercourse". There are many physical and emotional factors that can lead to infertility, caused by problems in either partner.

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According to the World Health Organization, infertility is "a disease of the reproductive system defined by the failure to achieve a clinical pregnancy after 12 months or more of regular unprotected sexual intercourse". There are, of course, many physical and emotional factors that can lead to infertility. It can be caused by problems in either partner and may be primary or secondary in nature. Primary infertility refers to couples who have not become pregnant after at least one year of having intercourse without using contraception. Secondary infertility refers to couples who have been able to get pregnant at least once, but who are now unable to conceive.

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Anne Watkins
Anne is a freelance lecturer and medical writer at Mind Body Ink. She is a former midwife and nurse teacher with over 25 years’ experience working in the fields of healthcare, stress management and medical hypnosis. Her background includes working as a hospital midwife, Critical Care nurse, lecturer in Neonatal Intensive Care, and as a Clinical Nurse Specialist for a company making life support equipment. Anne has also studied many forms of complementary medicine and has extensive experience in the field of clinical hypnosis. She has a special interest in integrating complementary medicine into conventional healthcare settings and is currently an Associate Tutor, lecturing in Health Coaching and Medical Hypnosis at Exeter University in the UK. As a former Midwife, Anne has a natural passion for writing about fertility, pregnancy, birthing and baby care. Her recent publications include The Health Factor, Coach Yourself To Better Health and Positive Thinking For Kids. You can read more about her work at www.MindBodyInk.com.
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Really informative and thought provoking.
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Michelle Pinci
10 May 2020
Clear and well set out document that remains sensitive to the issues surrounding infertility while promoting areas that may assist in both the preparation for treatment successful or not successful.
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