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Our next Mind Body Infertility Class will offer 8 consecutive weekly classes starting on Monday June 27, 2016.

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Mind Body Program

How Can Mind Body for Infertility Classes Help?

The Mind Body Class for Infertility teaches you to decrease your stress and increase your chances of getting pregnant or becoming a parent. Mind Body classes teach women to alleviate stress through relaxation, deep breathing, mindfulness, yoga, changing negative thinking, humor, and better communication skills with their partner.

Fertility Study Finds 55% Conceive Following Mind Body Program

Dr. Alice Domar founded the Mind Body Program for Infertility more than 20 years ago, after discovering that women who learned to manage their depression were boosting their odds of getting pregnant, either naturally or via assisted reproductive techniques.

According to a 2000 study in the journal Fertility and Sterility, Dr. Domar found that 55% of the previously infertile women who met regularly in a Mind Body Infertility Program conceived within 6 months after the program, compared to only 20 percent in a control group that used no mind body techniques.

Research On Stress and Infertility

Groundbreaking research at Harvard University found that the more stress a woman is experiencing, the less likely she is to achieve pregnancy, especially while undergoing infertility treatments. Studies suggest that high levels of emotional stress can contribute to infertility by causing physical symptoms such as hormonal changes. Thus, a continuous cycle begins, where stress affects infertility and infertility affects stress.

Mind Body Program for Infertility – Tampa Bay

In Tampa Bay, the Mind Body Program for Infertility is taught by Kathy Fountain, LMHC.

The Tampa Bay program is modeled after Dr. Domar’s program at the Mind Body Center for Women’s Health at Boston IVF.

Do you have questions about the program? You are not alone. We have compiled a list of the most Frequently Asked Questions about the Mind Body Program and answers.

Ready to take the next step?

Review our upcoming Mind Body Program for Infertility class schedules, locations and fees and sign up for our next available Mind Body Class for Infertility.

Kathy Fountain - Mind Body for Infertility Classes

Mind Body Program FAQ’s

Do I need to sign up for the entire 8-weeks or can I just come to some of the classes?

You must commit to the entire 8-week program. Continuity is important to enhance both the information and support offered by the group experience.

What if I miss one week of the program?

We will give you written materials that cover the missed session. Everyone in the group is assigned a “buddy”, who will explain the information missed to you.

Can I participate while going through medical treatment?

Yes. In fact, the Mind/Body program can maximize the effectiveness of medical treatment.

What if I am not pursuing medical treatment at this time?

You may participate whether you are seeing a physician, or while taking a break from treatment, or if perhaps you are taking a more “natural” approach to conception.

What is the age range of the women in the group?

All ages are welcome, from 20s to 40s.

How many sessions do husbands/partners attend?

They should plan to attend the first session, and the Sunday couples workshop.

What if my husband/partner cannot participate in the program?

Husband/partner participation is encouraged, but not required. However, many past participants report that the improvement in communication in their relationship was one of the biggest benefits of the group.

What if I get pregnant during the group?

Some women conceive during the course of the program. If you become pregnant, we recommend you continue with the group as most women become very anxious about miscarrying. Pregnant women can benefit considerably from the techniques and support offered by the program.

How do I sign up for the group?

Go to Mind Body Program and download an application. You may return to me via email or by faxing to 813-286-2836. This will hold your seat in the class.

Have participants in your group successfully conceived?

In several previous groups, one-third to one-half of participants conceived within six months of leaving the program. In all groups however, usually 90% of the participants resolve their fertility and have a baby within a year – some by pregnancy, others by adoption or other means of building their families.

Mind Body Infertility Class Schedule

The Lotus Pond

6201 Lynn Rd.
Tampa, FL 33625

The next session will offer 8 consecutive weekly classes.

 

Dates are:

Monday nights, Sept. 17 – Monday Oct. 29, 2018

Sunday couples session on October 28 – 12-4 p.m.

Classes start at 7 p.m. proceeded by an optional 6:30 sharing time

Register for an Upcoming Mind Body Class for Infertility

Complete our Mind Body Class application here.

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The fee is $600 for the 8-class program, which can also be paid in two installments.

You may bring half or full payment the first night of class (credit cards accepted).