After 2 miscarriages I sought help from Alex to try and balance my body, get my cycles into a healthy rhythm and to get my egg quality up. From the very first session Alex was incredibly warm and easy to talk to.
After a couple of months of weekly sessions the results were clearly evident and despite a further 3rd early miscarriage I fell pregnant with my now bouncing 6 month old son.
I have absolutely no doubt in my mind that the fertility and pregnancy acupuncture Alex carried out was why I conceived, carried my son to term and why my labour was actually an enjoyable experience.
I carried on seeing Alex for acupuncture through out the pregnancy to keep my body balanced and to help with the aches and pains of pregnancy. As his due to date became closer the sessions turned towards helping my body prepare for birth, this resulted in an easy unassisted 2 hour active labour.
My body was ready and it responded as should. My previous labour was long, protracted and required medical intervention.
Alex is highly knowledgeable, she listened and advised but was never pushy. She always went over and above to make sure everything was ok.
I first contacted Alex in March 2019 to ask for support in trying to conceive naturally, I had an ectopic pregnancy 3 years previously and been told both ovaries were now poly-cystic. I had contacted a fertility clinic and not been given very positive statistics on my chances of falling pregnant naturally.
We arranged for a an initial consult where we discussed my general health and reproductive cycle enabling Alex to tailor the treatment plan to my body, during my next two cycles I had acupuncture appointment 3 times in each cycle, with Alex suggesting dietary changes as well.
During my third cycle we fell pregnant and I have continued to receive amazing encouragement, advice and treatment from Alex to support the pregnancy.
We booked in to see Alex after three years of trying with little success, the NHS had done all they could and we thought the next step was IVF.We both had treatment from Alex, myself weekly and my partner every three weeks.
Alex not only used acupuncture but advised diet and lifestyle changes. She was a good listener and in some ways a councillor! She has been there herself so knew exactly where we were coming from.I would go in feeling irrational with no hope and come out feeling calm and positive.
I am now 21 weeks pregnant and continuing to see Alex throughout our journey.We firmly believe we wouldn’t be in this position now if it wasn’t for Alex’s help and guidance and we can’t thank her enough.
I first booked an appt with Alex following 2 gruelling years of ivf and 6 years of general infertility. I was embarking on what I considered to be my last round of IVF at 41yrs old and thought I had better do all that I could to try and make it work. I was pretty agnostic about acupuncture overall and my approach was to use it as an insurance policy more than anything else! From my first appt. Alex made me feel so at ease and comfortable.
She took the time to understand and discuss my journey so far, and became a much needed confidante who I could express my darkest fears and worries to. I am a control freak and Alex taught me to ‘let go’ and I really think this weekly support and grounding, together with the acupuncture, allowed me to release some of my demons and allowed me to approach my new ivf cycle with a different approach.
Luckily for me, my ivf resulted in a positive pregnancy test and Alex shared my journey and held my hand through those very stressful first 12 weeks, re-assuring and grounding me when my emotions, stress and ‘control-freakness’ were ricocheting day to day and sometimes hour to hour. My weekly acupuncture allowed me some necessary release, breathing space and calm.I also believe had it gone the other way and had the ivf not been successful, it would have been hard, but I would have been much better prepared and would have valued the support and grounding that the acupuncture and Alex provided.
I met Alex after my first failed round of IVF and quickly learned how passionate she is to help women who are on the same journey that she once was. She truly cares!
Alex took care of me for 2 cycles, helping me to get things back on track after the IVF drugs but also helping to calm my anxiety with her acupuncture and with the way she is so friendly and supportive.
Alex did such a great job,
I conceived naturally just a few days before the start of my next IVF cycle - something I never thought could happen!