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Acupuncture for fertility

Here at the Hatfield Practice, acupuncture for fertility is always carried out in harmony with conventional Western medicine. Ensuring the optimum level of reproductive health is essential. Our team is run by Helen Taylor-Weekes, Maggs Rassmussen and Angela Lapadula. Hatfield Practice acupuncture team have over 70 years of shared clinical experience.


Our fertility team will provide as much contact and support with couples as they need.  Even out of hours through the medium of text messages and supportive phone calls. We will do our utmost to add a personal touch. We want to get to know you well. Importantly we will be staying in contact and encouraging you during stressful periods and laughing with you during happy ones. In short, we are there 100% all the way. Our fertility practice carries out hundreds of fertility-focused treatments each year. We consistently update our treatment methods and are up to date with the latest research. 

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 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 contributes to our levels of success.


Acupuncture can be used safely alongside IVF

 Much more research is needed. The uses 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


British Acupuncture council logo. The Hatfield practice are registered members BAcC. Acupuncturist in Hatfield, Hertfordshire

Registered with the `British Acupuncture Council



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 to establish The Welwyn & Hatfield Practice in the nineties with her husband Ian who is 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. Bring all your questions and medical history, and it helps to write it all down before you come for your first consultation.


Acupuncture Improves ovulation cycles in women

A large-scale trial conducted at New York’s Weill Medical College of Cornell University performed that Acupuncture treatment has the following fertility-boosting effects:

  • Increases blood flow to the uterus improves the chances of the fertilised egg to implant.
  • Increases hormone (GnRH) which regulates reproduction.
  • Acupuncture for fertility lowers stress hormones that interfere with ovulation.
  • Normalises fertility hormones that regulate ovulation.
  • Improve ovulation cycles in women with the polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)
  • Acupuncture improves pregnancy rates in women undergoing IVF by up to 50%.

Acupuncture during pregnancy

As science develops and research on complementary medicine progress we will have a deeper understanding. Evidence points to the fact that the right combinations of diet, exercise and emotional well being will improve your chances.  Gentle, positive lifestyle changes (Acupuncture can support this process) will almost certainly increase your chances of a happy and healthy pregnancy. Your good health will, of course, improve your unborn baby’s health and all-around potential. You indeed will have a lot more energy and resilience. We do understand that the whole business of fertility treatments can be extremely stressful for both partners. We do our utmost to add the personal touch by getting to know you and by staying in contact and supporting you during stressful periods and laughing with you during happy ones. The supporting you 100% of the way, its what we do best.

Hatfield Acupuncture for fertility-Maisies Feet Acupuncture Baby

Maisie’s tiny  feet Acupuncture Baby

Individual, personal care and support

Acupuncture at The Hatfield Practice helps to support your overall health and emotional well being. It makes sense to us that if your bodily systems are working well together, the chances of conception significantly increase. Acupuncture can help you through all stages from conception, pregnancy to pre-birth, delivery and postnatal care. The real joy we feel is in seeing new babies in the waiting room. And you as proud, happy parents. The unique style of treatment, individual personal care and support is what you will find at the Hatfield Practice. Studies have shown that Acupuncture supports overall health, IVF and complex health-related infertility issues. We have had a great deal of success over the years with many happy parents and babies.


Acupuncture is over 2000 years old

Fertility Acupuncture is a branch of Traditional Chinese Medicine which involves placing very fine needles gently into the skin. Specific and different points are used to stimulate the flow of Qi (pronounced “Chee”). Qi is a description of “lifeforce” the body’s innate living energy. Acupuncture has been used for centuries to balance energy and treat fertility problems in both men and women. There is a body of evidence to support acupuncture for fertility. Up to now, evidence suggests that acupuncture balances organ systems increase blood flow, balances the autonomic nervous system, stimulates endorphins to ease stress and increases hormones thereby normalising blood supply to the reproductive system. Ultrasound studies have shown that Acupuncture “normalises”  blood flow to the womb and fallopian tubes possibly improving the likelihood of a healthy pregnancy. It also helps to reduce cortisol levels (stress hormones) which may have a detrimental effect on the body’s ability to conceive or hold onto a pregnancy.



Please use our Our special offer of £12.00 OFF your Fertility Acupuncture Consultation & Treatment *  Call our friendly reception team on Hatfield: 01707 888 229 for advice and information