Hatfield Practice provides Acupuncture for assisted (IVF) and improves the chances of natural conception. Acupuncture can help couples physically and emotionally progress towards a successful pregnancy and birth. Acupuncture can be used safely alongside IVF. and can be practised safely right through your pregnancy and after giving birth. Hatfield Practice provides treatments to prepare you and your body for pregnancy and childbirth. The Practice also provides treatments for postnatal support. Acupuncture may help to help optimise both male and female reproductive systems, establishing hormonal balance and calming the nervous system. Acupuncture can improve female fertility and the effects of stress hormones by reducing the negative impact of stress on the nervous system, thereby helping the normal balance of fertility hormones. Stress can disrupt the hypothalamic-pituitary axis for male and female partners, causing hormonal imbalances that negatively impact fertility. Acupuncture also helps increase blood flow to the ovaries, enhancing the environment for the development of follicles and improving the condition and thickness of the endometrial lining of the uterus. Male fertility problems often fall into three categories: low sperm count, reduced motility and poor morphology. Blockage of sperm pathways and damage to the sperm from high heat or generalised infection may play a part. Because sperm takes three months to mature, treatment should start before ideal conception time!
Our practitioners provide personal, supportive streams of communication and support throughout your treatment. Practitioners can be contacted out of hours for advice and support through the medium of text messages. We do our utmost to add a personal touch by getting to know you. We understand that staying in contact and providing encouragement during stressful periods is essential. We are there 100% for you all the way. We believe that acupuncture works best when part of a combined medical and complementary approach. It is worth mentioning that there are many reasons for all the babies and success stories we have had at the Hatfield Practice. In brief, we feel our dynamic, personable approach, attention to detail, and combining medical science with acupuncture contribute to our success levels.
At the Hatfield Practice, you’re at liberty to expect the best possible experience. The first fertility treatment at the Hatfield Practice will take around an hour and involve a full and 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 everything with you. Each treatment is unique and tailored to your body’s needs.
Bring along all the information about the medication/supplements you are taking that will be beneficial and any recent test results. After the consultation and acupuncture treatment, there will always 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 treatment. We will do our best to make you feel at home and relax and leave the worry to us.
Hatfield Practice uses particularly gentle acupuncture techniques for fertility treatments. The practitioner will use very fine single-use pre-sterilised needles for specific acupuncture points around 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 and many years to perfect. Acupuncture is an entirely natural approach to health and provides effective treatment for many conditions, especially fertility.
Our style is personal, sensitive and professional. Hatfield Practice treatments for fertility are gentle 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 determine 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. Our advice is to try not to get too stressed or serious. Our practitioners are with you all the way, and you really can have fun while trying to get healthier for your baby. Perhaps set small goals and reward yourselves when you reach them.