Are you aged 35-42 and have been trying to conceive for at least 6 months?
Have you been told you have unexplained infertility?
Have you experienced one or more miscarriages?
Are you looking for support throughout IUI/IVF/ICSI?*
Do you want to find out why you have not conceived but don't know where to look?
If you have answered yes to any of these questions then I want to work with you!
*Please note that you need to have acupuncture for 3 months before IUI/IVF/ICSI to make an impact.
What I do:
I will work with you to understand your fertility journey so far and point you in the direction of additional tests, if necessary, to help you to understand why you have not conceived so far or why you have experienced a miscarriage.
Your course of acupuncture will target these problems and help to improve your fertility as well as your general health and wellbeing.
I will recommend changes to your diet and lifestyle, as well as nutritional supplements to support your fertility.
Sometimes I will refer you to a fertility herbalist alongside acupuncture.
Who I work with:
Women and couples who want to find out why they haven't conceived or why they have suffered a loss.
Those who want extra tests, where necessary, to understand what needs to be done to become pregnant or maintain a pregnancy.
Those who are willing to make dietary and lifestyle changes to enhance their fertility alongside acupuncture.
If this is you and you would like to get started, please contact me to be added to my waiting list. Please note that I value my time with my clients so I only take on new cases when I have space to really help you.
I enjoy working with couples to understand why they haven't conceived and guide them to get the help they need. I will work with you from both a TCM perspective with Acupuncture and a Western perspective where necessary. I am supportive of integrating both TCM and Western medicine to achieve the best outcome for you. I hold an Advanced Diploma in Fertility from The Fertility Support Company which means that I have knowledge of all areas of fertility from both a Traditional Chinese Medicine context and Western Medical context. I work as your advisor to ensure that you have access to tests you need (NHS where possible or private), to understand why you haven't conceived or why you are experiencing recurrent miscarriages. I will review all of your previous blood test results and scan reports to check nothing has been missed. This diploma also means that I am part of a network of fertility specialists who complete regular CPD on fertility issues to continually advance our knowledge. If a question arises that I don't know the answer to, I have a network of experienced fertility practitioners who I can ask so you can be reassured that I will be giving you the best guidance throughout your fertility journey.
Having experienced difficulty conceiving my first child and then acheiving a healthy pregnancy with the help of acupuncture, I work to ensure others can experience relief in the way I did. My Continuing Professional Development is focused around fertility, ensuring I can give the best treatments possible. Here is a brief list of some of the issues I treat:
Trying to conceive for more than 6 months without pregnancy
In my experience, to get the best results, acupuncture treatments relating fertility should initially be scheduled at weekly intervals and you should expect to notice a difference after 3 menstrual cycles. It takes approximately 3 menstrual cycles for eggs to be matured and released which is why it is necessary to receive acupuncture, make dietary adjustments and lifestyle changes for this period of time to make a difference to your fertility.
How does acupuncture help with fertility?
Acupuncture treatments are based on the symptoms you are experiencing, particulary around your menstural cycle and other areas of your health.
Acupuncture is a safe treatment for fertility, and studies have found it can help:
Increase blood flow to the ovaries
Reduce ovarian volume and the number of ovarian cysts
Reduce cortisol levels and reduce stress
Improve pregnancy rates in patients with PCOS undergoing IVF
Improve metabolic function of patients with obesity-type PCOS