Fertility and pregnancy are areas of particular interest to me, with over 75% of my patients (both men and women) visiting the clinic for acupuncture support to try and promote their natural fertility, or if they are experiencing problems conceiving and some come as they prepare for IUI, ICSI or IVF. Other women access treatment when pregnant to assist with a variety of pregnancy related issues such as nausea, etc.
If you require further information on how acupuncture may be of assistance to you at this time then please do not hesitate to contact the clinic.
If you are having problems conceiving, remember - you are not the only one. It is estimated that one in seven UK couples are having difficulty conceiving - approximately 3.5 million people. Though the majority of these couples will become pregnant naturally given time, a significant minority will not. Of 100 couples trying to conceive naturally:
- 20 will conceive within one month
- 70 will conceive within six months
- 85 will conceive within a year
- 90 will conceive within 18 months
- 95 will conceive within two years
Other ways of supporting yourself through this time can be by using support groups or accessing online support. Here at the clinic we hold a monthly Fertility Evening where patients have an opportunity to discuss and offer each other support on protocols and treatments relating to Fertility issues. Also some patients who have had successful pregnancies are willing to talk to others who are thinking about whether to have acupuncture treatment - please contact the clinic if you feel either of these would be useful for you.