Valley Acupuncture

Assisted reproductive technology

If you are undergoing IVF, ICSI or a frozen cycle, acupuncture can be booked at all stages of your fertility treatment cycle and during the two week wait.

Some patients prefer to start acupuncture prior to their treatment, to help prepare the body and help address any underlying issues.

Please bring your drug regime with you at each session and details of any previous cycles at the first session.

Natural fertility

If you are trying to conceive naturally, I will take details about your natural cycle and time the treatments appropriately around the different phases.

If you have been keeping a record of your cycles, please bring details of these with you as they are helpful.

Male Fertility

Within the last few years in practice, I have seen a growing interest in acupuncture from male patients either for natural fertility or assisted reproductive technology. In some cases, this has resulted in both partners receiving treatment.
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Assisted Reproductive Technology (ICSI)

I consulted with Louise due to a need to find help and support with conception after a long time trying for a baby and whilst undergoing medical fertility investigation. I found the medical side very stressful and very limited in its focus on my thoughts, feelings and knowledge of my body. My first memory is Louise offering to provide holistic support and I felt it was right for me before even arriving. When I met Louise, I was impressed and comforted by the importance she placed on things that the medical people had no interest in at all, and the detail with which she assessed me at each session. Louise coupled this technical skill with a manner that was professional, committed and quietly positive which I found enormously helpful given the very stressful and lonely experience of fertility investigations and treatment. Louise tailored each treatment to my physical and emotional needs and supported me through ICSI treatment including embryo transfer. She appreciated the intensity of the experience and incorporated this into her approach and her treatment which I really, really appreciated. I also was aware and comforted by the fact that Louise continually researched, interrogated and advanced her work to ensure she provides the best possible treatment for her clients. We were blessed with a perfect little boy and I will always be extremely grateful to Louise for her part in our story.
Assisted Reproductive Technology (IVF egg donation)

I visited Louise whilst I was undergoing IVF treatment. I found her to be both knowledgeable and professional and the treatments were very relaxing. I really feel the acupuncture sessions helped me through the IVF treatment right up to embryo transfer and I now have a beautiful baby boy.
Help with side effects of fertility drugs (IVF)

I used the professional services of Valley Acupuncture to assist with IVF. I found Louise very professional and extremely knowledgeable in her field of work. I always went away feeling positive and that I was given the best treatment possible. As a result of this, many of the symptoms treated alleviated. I would recommend trying acupuncture.
Natural fertility

My initial reason for having acupuncture was to sort out my headaches and come off the headache medication. This was achieved, within a few sessions and thereafter, I conceived and went on to have a full term baby.
Natural fertility

A friend of mine recommended I go to see Louise following a year of trying for a baby with no success. My first appointment was extremely thorough and made me feel positive about the treatment. After one cycle with specifically timed appointments, I fell pregnant and I continued to see Louise in my early pregnancy to maintain good health.
Recovery from miscarriage

I first considered acupuncture after recurrent miscarriage (later discovered to be recurrent ectopic) and I was extremely anxious and stressed. I felt at ease with Louise immediately and my first session just resulted in a huge weight being lifted from me and the "jittery" anxiety feeling I had was completely gone. My sessions calmed me and assisted me greatly in dealing with all the stress and pressure I had been under. Louise is a warm, friendly, knowledgeable, professional, an amazing listener and her clients’ best interests are at the forefront of her practices. Anyone considering acupuncture for fertility, needs to see Louise first and foremost.