Fertility

Wherever you are on your journey, I am here to share a nurturing space where we will dive into every aspect that could be affecting your fertility.

Are you....

  • Wanting to prepare for pregnancy
  • Struggling to conceive
  • Experiencing recurrent miscarriages
  • Failed IVF cycles
  • Having issues with sperm

Or have you been diagnosed with....

  • PCOS
  • Endometriosis
  • Amenorrhea (absent periods)
  • Thyroid problems
  • Autoimmune disease

It takes 3 menstrual cycles to recruit the egg from the ovary to ovulation, so it takes at least 3 cycles to improve the environment of where your egg journeys to meet sperm.

It takes roughly this amount of time for sperm to mature too. What both you and your partner do in the months leading up to conception has an impact on everything that follows, including having a healthy pregnancy and baby.

Research

Acupuncture and TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) has become a hot topic, especially as infertility problems are rising.

Because of this, there have been more studies/trials carried out to find out how effective TCM actually is.

So far, the statistics have been promising and acupuncturists believe it is well worth running more trials in the future.

This retrospective cohort study suggests that Whole System -TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) as an adjuvant IVF treatment may be associated with improved live birth rates. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4458185/

Effects of acupuncture on rates of pregnancy and live birth among women undergoing in vitro fertilization: systematic review and meta-analysis. BMJ. 2008 Mar 8;336(7643):545-9. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2265327/