The Mind Body Program for Fertility is a ten-session group course facilitated by mental health professionals from Positive Mind Body Australia.
The program, which was developed by Dr Alice Domar (Assoc. Prof Harvard University), is held either over ten weeks or in a weekend format. Participants report decreases in physical symptoms such as insomnia, headaches and gastrointestinal distress, as well as reductions in psychological problems such as anxiety, depression and irritability.*
Women who have participated in the Mind Body Program for Fertility have also reported benefits such as:
Research in the US shows that women who took part in the program had a substantially improved take-home baby rate: more than 50%, compared with 20% for controls.**
Through these programs you will share with others on their fertility journey and learn:
To view a schedule of upcoming programs, please follow the links below
Registering for the Mind Body Program for Fertility is easy. You can talk to your City Fertility coordinator or patient services adviser, or contact Positive Mind Body Australia directly on 1300 889 591 or email firstname.lastname@example.org today.
*Boston IVF http://www.bostonivf.com/mind_body_programs.html
**Domar, A.D., Rooney, K.L., Wiegand, B., Orav, E.J., Alper, M.M., Berger, B.M., & Nikolovski, J. (2011) Impact of a group mind/body intervention on pregnancy rates in IVF patients, Fertility and Sterility, 95(7), 2269-2273.