Fertility and Pregnancy
Trying to conceive can be a stressful and anxious experience.
Acupuncture treatment is safe and relaxing, and can help couples alongside conventional medical treatment, including:
• “unexplained infertility”• recurrent miscarriage
• pre-conception care
• assisted conception support
• low sperm parameters: count, motility, morphology
• ovulation issues
• menstrual cycle irregularities
Acupuncture can be used as a support for all stages of IUI, IVF and ICSI treatment. Among other things, it could help minimise side effects of drugs, such as nausea and fatigue.
For further information, see the British Acupuncture Council's fact sheet on female fertility here or male fertility here
Pregnancy and Childbirth
I offer supportive care during pregnancy and pre- and post-birth treatments, addressing some of the side effects including nausea, fatigue, backache and cramps. I can use moxibustion to assist with turning breech babies, and I teach expectant mothers and birth partners how to use acupressure for natural pain relief in childbirth.
I am happy to visit new mothers at home for post-natal visits, when it may be more difficult to come into the clinic.