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Acupuncture for fertility

Research suggests that acupuncture may help in areas relating to fertility, conception and pregnancy. Sadly complementary treatments aren’t usually funded by the NHS. Unfortunately, there isn’t ever enough research on acupuncture or of “the right sort” just yet. There is clear evidence to prove for sure (or, of course, disprove) its effectiveness. However, through our own clinical experiences, we are firm believers that acupuncture really can work. We believe that acupuncture works best when it is part of a combined medical and complementary approach. There are many reasons for the success we have had at the Hatfield Practice. In brief, we feel our personable approach, attention to detail, and combining medical science with acupuncture contribute to our success levels. The use of traditional acupuncture for fertility has successfully helped thousands of couples conceive in the UK. Helen and her team specialise in a gentle style of acupuncture for fertility. Hatfield Practice Acupuncture for fertility has assisted hundreds of couples trying to conceive naturally. Acupuncture can help couples physically and emotionally as they progress through IUI, IVF or ICSI towards a successful pregnancy and birth. Acupuncture can be used safely alongside IVF. and can also be practised safely right through your   pregnancy and after giving birth. Hatfield Practice provides specialised fertility treatments that prepare you and your body for labour. The Practice also provides treatments for postnatal conditions. Our practitioners provide you with personal streams of communication, contact and support when you need it.  Practitioners can be contacted out of hours for advice and support through the medium of text messages. We do our utmost to add the personal touch by getting to know you. At the Hatfield Practice, we understand that staying in contact and providing encouragement during stressful periods is essential. In short, we are there 100% for you all the way. 

What to expect

At the Hatfield Practice, you’re at liberty to expect the best experience. The first fertility treatment at the Hatfield Practice will take around an hour and involve a full detailed consultation. The consultation is essential as it will help us understand your needs clearly. It is crucial to discuss your main concerns and assess your overall past medical / health history. The acupuncturist will formulate a treatment plan from your information and share it with you. Each treatment is unique and tailored to your body’s needs. Any information about the medication/supplements you are taking will be beneficial, as well as any recent test results. After the consultation and acupuncture treatment, there will be time for further questions. From our experience, it’s best to wear loose clothing for your treatment. It’s also advisable not to eat a large meal or drink alcohol or strong coffee before your treatment. We will do our best to make you feel at home and relax and leave the worry to us.

Hatfield Practice Fertility uses particularly gentle acupuncture techniques for fertility treatments. The practitioner will use very fine single-use pre-sterilised needles for specific acupuncture points on your body. The Acupuncture points used are not always close to where you would expect. Treatments are sensitively considered; most people find acupuncture relaxing and often fall asleep and feel very calm after a treatment. Acupuncture primarily stimulates the release of endorphins and serotonin, which are naturally produced chemicals that produce a nervous system rebalance and relaxation. Traditional Chinese Acupuncture is a highly skilled profession and takes around three to four years to train. Acupuncture is an entirely natural approach to health and provides effective relief for a wide range of conditions. 

 

Who we treat

Our style is personal, sensitive and professional.  Hatfield Practice treatments for fertility are thought through and effective. Research suggests that Acupuncture helps your body wind down and relax by stimulating endorphins and improving blood supply to the reproductive system. We will provide you with Basal body temperature charts and thermometers to work out when you are most likely to conceive. Conception is dependent on age, genetics, medical history and, of course, lifestyle. You have the best chance of conception and potentially problem-free pregnancy, and a healthy baby if you follow a few simple guidelines that we will provide. Firstly, it is best not to get too stressed or serious and, of course, have fun while trying to get healthier for your baby, perhaps set small goals and reward yourselves when you reach them. 

Does age matter? Of course, that is the simple answer, although we will do our best to increase your odds of conception. Unfortunately, for women in their late teens and early twenties, the chance of pregnancy in a given month is less than 25%, or they have to try on average for four months, despite the perfect timing of intercourse and the release of a healthy egg. In their early 30’s, women will have to try on average for ten months for each fertile period. Once women get into their early 40’s, the chances per month of becoming pregnant are reduced, but everyone will have different biological ages and unique health issues/situations. The chances at all ages are influenced if the man has a low sperm count, poor morphology or low motility. All can be scientifically examined and tested. Pregnancy depends on many factors, and your fertility consultation will help us explore all of your needs.

We also provide induction style acupuncture treatments to help prepare you and your body for birth. The Hatfield Practice is set up for postnatal support and treatments such as pregnancy massage, physiotherapy and homoeopathy. Helen’s special interests at the Hatfield practice are Traditional Chinese Acupuncture, Acupuncture for fertility, IVF, male fertility problems & pregnancy-related issues.

 

Acupuncture Hatfield for fertility Helen with baby Riley

Helen with Grandson Riley

Our approach to acupuncture for fertility

Research suggests that acupuncture may help in areas relating to fertility, conception and pregnancy. Sadly complementary treatments aren’t usually funded by the NHS or by large pharmacological companies and are supported by their financing. Unfortunately, there isn’t ever enough research on acupuncture or of “the right sort” just yet. There is clear evidence to prove for sure (or, of course, disprove) its effectiveness. However, through our own clinical experiences, we are firm believers that acupuncture really can work. We believe that acupuncture works best when it is part of a combined medical and complementary approach. There are many reasons for the success we have had at the Hatfield Practice. In brief, we feel our personable approach, attention to detail, and combining medical science with acupuncture contribute to our success levels.

 

Acupuncture can be used safely alongside IVF.

Much more research is needed. The use of traditional acupuncture for fertility has successfully helped thousands of couples conceive. The Hatfield Practice has treated hundreds of couples who benefited from the treatment and outcome. Helen and her team specialise in a gentle style of acupuncture for fertility, providing acupuncture and supporting many couples trying to conceive naturally. Some patients are on their way through IUI, IVF or ICSI, hopefully towards a successful pregnancy and parenthood. Studies have shown acupuncture can be used safely alongside IVF. Acupuncture can also be practised safely right through your pregnancy and after birth. We also provide induction style acupuncture treatments to help prepare you and your body for birth. The Hatfield Practice is set up for postnatal support and treatments such as pregnancy massage, physiotherapy and homoeopathy. Helen’s special interests at the Hatfield practice are Traditional Chinese Acupuncture, Acupuncture for fertility, IVF, male fertility problems & pregnancy-related issues.

 

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Bring all your questions and medical history.

Helen has worked as a senior Acupuncturist. for 30 years. At home, she is a wife and mother with six children and five grandchildren. Helen successfully helped establish the Hatfield Practice in the nineties with her husband Ian, an Osteopath. Many couples arrive at the  Hatfield Practice on the recommendation of friends. Most have been told to speak to Helen or Maggs for advice and support. Generally, people visit with specific questions and answers; they know their stuff. We aim to do our best to help and will go the extra mile to do so. Many people that visit are already very knowledgeable and have spent months trawling through Google for answers on fertility and acupuncture.  In general, couples know how to get into optimum shape for conception and pregnancy. Your first consultation is supportive, detailed and about you. Please bring all your questions and medical history, and it helps to write it all down before you come for your first consultation.