Fertility & Pregnancy

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Starting a Family

For many couples and individuals this is not straightforward or an easy process. Getting pregnant and starting a family can take a bit longer than intended and require some additional support. Acupuncture is effective at supporting fertility and achieving a healthy pregnancy. I frequently work with and support women and men at different stages of their fertility journey and support a wide range of conditions:

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Natural Conception

The broad area of Unexplained Infertility is addressed. Acupuncture increases Natural Fertility by promoting blood flow to the uterus and supporting ovarian development. Acupuncture also regulates menstrual dysfunction and supports hormone balance which helps to minimise symptoms of PCOS and Endometriosis which can prevent conception.

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Assisted Conception

Acupuncture can support couples during assisted conception methods and protocols including IUI, IVF & ICSI. I also work with women with a history of multiple failed implantations and reproductive immunology issues which prevent conception and implantation. Acupuncture can also alleviate the symptoms of OHSS.

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Male Fertility

Acupuncture can improve sperm count and sperm motility. The life cycle of sperm is around 90 days. I work to create the optimal environment for sperm production development; the focus of treatment is to reduce stress or pain levels, and promote diet and lifestyle factors which have all be shown to improve sperm quality.

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Pregnancy Support

Acupuncture is a natural method which supports Pregnancy and reduces Pregnancy complications. I work with women during each stage of pregnancy. This ranges from treating early stage morning sickness and tiredness to late stage back pain, sciatica and indigestion. Acupuncture also supports the final stage for birth preparation, breech presentation and labour induction.