YOUR FERTILITY JOURNEY
The Fertility Journey is not always an easy one, but I'm here to help you prepare for the road ahead. I like to think of it as 'preparing the fertile soil'. To grow our favourite flowers, plants, fruits and vegetables they need the right conditions i.e. the right soil, sun, rain, food, environment. Well your body and that of your partners is exactly the same! Using acupuncture to balance your body, regulate your menstrual cycle, relaxation techniques to calm your mind and body, the right food and supplements to provide everything you need to create a healthy environment for new life.
I'd recommend taking 3 months to prepare your body and mind.
Here is a suggested plan. You could also choose 60 min treatments from the beginning.
1st Treatment £75 1hr
Consultation, Lifestyle, Dietary Advice, Support IVF/Natural conception, Acupuncture
Follow-up Treatments £60 - 1hr
Lifestyle, Dietary Advice Support Natural IVF/Natural conception and Guidance, Acupuncture
Please get in touch should you have any questions around this.
You may find that making these simple changes is just what you needed and you may be absolutely surprised to find that you're now pregnant! I've seen this many times before in the clinic. You can continue to use acupuncture to support your pregnancy in these early weeks and again dietary and lifestyle advice can help you manage this first trimester and all the changes your body will go through.
Infertiity is the inability of a couple to get pregnant despite having regular unprotected sex. A couple is regarded as infertile if, after regular sexual intercourse, they have not conceived in two years. It is estimated that one in seven UK couples has difficulty conceiving (HFEA, 2006).
You may or may not have already began the process of IVF before your first acupuncture appointment. Either way all of the work you do in the 3 month period 'to prepare the fertile soil' will support you. Acupuncture can support IVF perfectly and randomised trials have shown significantly better pregnancy rates for acupuncture than medication.
Your Fertility Clinic may suggest using acupuncture alongside your IVF cycle.
You will be supported through your IVF cycle with a planned acupuncture timetable to fit perfectly alongside your planned IVF cycle.
*Please note your IVF cycle is planned with your Fertility Clinic and your acupuncture treatments will be timed around your IVF cycle. This may mean acupuncture treatments need to happen on Saturdays and Sundays incurring weekend fees.
Miscarriage can be heartbreaking. It can feel like a really lonely place to be and you may find it difficult to talk about and to describe how you're feeling. An acupuncture treatment can help and support you through this difficult time and when you're ready can prepare and support you for future pregnancy.
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is the most common female endocrine disorder. Up to one third of women in the UK have polycstic ovaries (i.e. 10 or more follicles per ovary detected on ultrasound) and a third of these are thought to have the syndrome.
Research has shown that acupuncture treatment may specifically help with the symptoms of PCOS and as part of your treatment diet, exercise and lifestyle changes to support your health will be addressed. The current conventional medical treatments are prescriptions medications surgery and lifestyle changes aimed at controlling symptoms.
Addressing the symptoms of PCOS will help support you on your fertility journey.