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Hypnotherapy & Needles – Overcoming a Major IVF Hurdle

fear of needles

No matter how tough you are, everybody is, to some degree, afraid of needles. The hypodermic needle is designed to pierce the skin and deliver fluids directly into the bloodstream. The fear of needles – also called trypanophobia – afflicts more than one in three adults and is one of the biggest reasons women who are thinking about getting pregnant through IVF abandon doing so.

So what can we do to overcome this debilitating phobia, and how do tools like hypnotherapy help women stave off the anxiety that comes with the injections needed to complete an IVF cycle? In this article, we explore the benefits of hypnotherapy and discuss how it is allowing women across Australia to overcome their fears.

What Causes a Fear of Needles

Many people experience a fear of needles from an early age. This comes as no surprise – needles hurt, injections aren’t very pleasant and getting a jab as a child can be a traumatic experience that we carry through to adulthood.

While some people eventually manage to overcome their fear of needles, we’re never really able to get 100% comfortable with them. While there is a myriad of reasons for a person to fear needles, some of the most common reasons for trypanophobia include:

  • Generalized anxiety or negative thoughts towards needles
  • Past trauma related to sharp objects
  • Fainting or severe dizziness due to an adverse biological response to injections in the past
  • Hypersensitivity to pain
  • A general fear of medical procedures

How Needles can Sink IVF Hopes

In-vitro fertilization typically requires that clients receive a series of injections every 10 to 12 days. These shots, comprising hormonal stimulants like progesterone, help a woman’s body to produce more healthy eggs than usual in anticipation of collecting them for external fertilization. Timing is critical, and a delayed or missed dose can lead to cancelled or failed IVF pregnancy, triggering trauma through financial loss and giving way to anxiety and depression.

While some clinics administer the shots for the patients, many women must self-administer these doses at home. Naturally, this can become prohibitively difficult for someone terrified of needles.

Many times, this anxiety and stress can be a primary cause of women and couples cancelling or abandoning their IVF conception. With voluntary IVF drop-out rates sitting at around 17%, the physical and psychological burden and stress of treatment is the most common cause of drop-out (28%). These stresses include – among other things – an acute fear of needles.

Hypnocare Hypnosis Clinic – Here to Blunt that Fear

The anxiety and distress caused by a fear of needles can evolve into an acute phobia for some, even leading to people rejecting important shots and vaccines, in turn compromising their health. But the good news is that this fear can be overcome – through hypnotherapy.

Hypnotherapy works as an effective treatment for dealing with and facing the fear of needles. This is done by addressing the actual reasons for anxiety instead of focussing on the fear itself and has a knock-on effect, with the treatment often overlapping into other areas of concern. Through a series of sessions designed to put the mind into a relaxed, open state, therapists can gently and subtly help the mind face and address fear and anxiety, teaching the brain to find ways to cope with and rationalize feelings of apprehension and pain.

At Hypnocare Hypnosis clinic, Linda and Jan are trained in the art of positive affirmations, deep relaxation techniques and hypnosis therapy that works to assist patients in dealing with the fears that are associated with needles. By carefully working with their clients, over time, Linda and Jan are able to help clients to manage their feelings of anxiety and stress.

Don’t let a fear of needles stop you from realizing your dream of becoming the parent you were born to be. Face the IVF process with confidence and calm. Reach out to us – we’d love to help you.




Perth/Fremantle Call Linda 0409079435

Midland/Mundaring Call Jan 0423936933

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Hypnocare Hypnosis Clinic Fremantle

Linda Milburn

Located in Hilton, 3 min from Fremantle, WA.

0409 079 435
08 9388 6322

Hypnocare Hypnosis Clinic Darlington

Contact: Jan

0423 936 933

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Linda Milburn

Involved in Natural Healing for over 30 years

Fellow Member of the (AHA) Australian Hypnotherapist Association

Past SEO and Board Member of the AHA for 8 years



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