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Welcome to our blog here you will find the latest fertility support news, client feedback and more.

Thank you Melanie

“Jacqueline is one of the best therapists I know in the world of fertility. She is phenomenally well informed about new developments in both medical and complementary advances in fertility treatment, and she is brilliant at her job, both with acupuncture as well as counselling. Moreover, she is warm and kind, immediately putting  even the most anxious clients at their ease. When I recommend my clients to Jaqueline, I know that they are in the best possible hands.”

Melanie Brown

Coming together

I have been working with fertility issues for the last 17 years.  A number of years ago I had the pleasure of becoming a founder member of the Zita West network of Acupuncturists.  Being a Zita West affiliate, I have had the privilege to be at the cutting edge of fertility research and innovation.   We have “come a long way” in that time and I have forged a strong working relationship with Dr. Rina Agrawal.  We have worked closely together over the last 7 years to provide tailor-made fertility treatment protocols using Chinese Acupuncture, Nutrition, and clinical procedures to provide patients with an optimal chance of conceiving in exactly the same way as Zita West. Patients who are seen by me are referred to Dr. Rina Agrawal who are then treated at the at the same clinic group CARE as used by Zita. I was delighted to attend the annual meeting of Zita West affiliates in London on the 1st December 2017 where Zita released impressive figures.

July 2015 – June 2016, based on fresh embryo transfers for IVF and ICSI cycles with patients’ own eggs, under age 35 – London clinics:

Clinical pregnancy rate per embryo transfer Clinical pregnancy rate per embryo transferred
Zita West Clinic 69% 50%
CREATE 47% 41%
ARGC 75% 39%
CRGH 60% 38%
The Lister 45% 38%
CARE London 40% 38%
London Women’s 33% 35%
Barts 36% 32%
Guys Hospital 33% 27%
City Fertility 23% 18%

HFEA national average clinical pregnancy rate per embryo transferred is 33.4%

All statistics shown have been independently validated. It is important to be aware that success rates have limitations as the basis for comparison or personal choice. To read the HFEA’s advice on success rates please follow this link: All egg collections and embryo transfers are carried out by Assisted Fertility consultants at the HFEA licensed centre, CARE Nottingham, where all our embryology is also carried out. Embryology plays an important role in our IVF success.

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Jacqui has provided me with

I honestly can’t recommend Jacqui enough to anyone facing any type of fertility issue, she is so passionate and knowledgeable, and shows such compassion and understanding with what you are going through.
Jacqui has provided me with advice on a wealth of aspects to improve chances conceiving from acupuncture, nutritional and vitamin advice and increasing my understanding of my ovulation cycle and the need for one quality egg! She was able to refer me to the Reproductive Medicine Centre at UHCW (University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire) and continued to provide ongoing treatment, advice and support as we narrowed down the areas that required treatment to assist with me conceiving.  I ended up having two courses of IVF and our beautiful baby was successfully born following the 2nd course healthy and well.
I know for a fact that without the treatment, care, advice and support from Jacqui over the years our little bundle of joy would not be with us.

You’re not going to believe this…

You’re not going to believe this…

A 25 minute treatment at 34 weeks :
You’re not going to believe this… I had two scans today. 1st one the baby was still the wrong way up. They sent me off for a coffee as Brixton Hicks meant they couldn’t see the placenta position. I came back 30 mins later for a second scan and she had turned!!! She is now head down… Incredible! Hope she stays that way! Thank you Jacqueline xx

This is why I  love my work …….

Minefield.

Understanding what support was available to us as a couple, and what direction to go in was such a minefield and not to mention overwhelming, and sad at times, but to have your guidance, support and knowledge was an incredible source of calm and reassurance. You put me at ease from our very first meeting and supported us with every decision and step. We will be eternally grateful to you, but also to Rina and your team of experts.  We are now the proud parents to our beautiful baby boy;Clayton,born 20th July 2017.

” thank you for for getting where we are today.”

Hi Jacqueline, I hope you’re well. Just wanted to let you know that our little girl J. M. W was born yesterday (on her due date) weighing a healthy 8lbs 3oz.We are so in love and happy and have lots to thank you for for getting where we are today. It feels like a long time ago but your advice and support (and acupuncture skills!) made a difference to me physically and mentally I believe. So thank you! Take care, J xx Hopefully see you again if we go for a sibling in the future! 😊

Your advice and treatment made it possible

Hi Jacqui,

Hope you’re well. Just wanted to let you know I had a little boy last week. He arrived on July 1st 😊. He was 8lbs and we’ve named him M. I cannot thank you enough for all your help and support before and during the pregnancy. Your advice and treatment made it possible for us to have our own little family. We are so grateful! Thank you so much

F. P xxx

I have in my arms the biggest bundle of joy

I have in my arms the biggest bundle of jo which I can’t thank you , Ray and reena enough for ❤️ L was born a month early , I’d only just finished work (hadn’t stopped running around through my pregnancy ) and I was looking forward to booking in with yourself and Ray a few treatments before baby was born .  Thank you so much for your positive energy , advice, treatments , support , expertise and referral in helping me achieve my dream . I will be in touch with

everything settles xx  S and V xx 👪❤️

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Morning lovely lady

Morning lovely lady Can’t wait for you to meet the new addition to our family. It’s been a long journey to get this far, almost 7 years but since meeting us, you have been there by my side. I am honoured to now call you my friend too and to have you as part of ours and our children’s lives image003(Emily and Pippa). Your skills in acupuncture coupled with your counselling skills and unrivalled knowledge in fertility treatment both holistic and medical make you a force to reckoned with. I am so glad I took the leap to get extra support in our journey all those years ago and found you. Thanks for being the special person you are.

Love always M Xxx

 

From the bottom of my heart

Dear Jacqui and Rina, 
I just wanted to email you both and let you know that on Wednesday 15th March I gave birth to a beautiful baby girl born at 2:45 am weighing 6.6lb. IMG-20170316-WA0007

From the bottom of my heart I can’t thank you both enough for all the help, guidance and support you both gave D and I through all the stages of this incredible journey.  Thank you Jacqui for starting me on the journey with the acupuncture and for putting me in contact with Rina. I could not be more grateful for having someone there to give me the confidence and hope to go down the fertility route. 
Rina – you and your team were absolutely incredible.  The staff at Coventry CRM were outstanding from start to finish and I always felt that we could not have asked for anything more – whether or not our treatment was successful. Your team really do provide a first class service and give people the gift of hope each and every day. Words cannot not express the overwhelming sense of gratitude I feel towards you all. 
Thank you once again from my little family,

K&D

Massive thank you for all your support.

Hi Jackie, E was born on Friday 10th Feb by csection weighing 10lbs 14! She is doing really well and I feel well. Massive thank you for all your support. When I can drive I will come and introduce you Xx

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Thank you Jackie. Yes of course her photo and a testimonial – “I approached Jackie after a failed ivf attempt and at age 40 I felt disillusioned. Jackie has such a positive and supportive approach and excellent fertility knowledge. She will be flexible with her availability and I would not hesitate to recommend working with her. We conceived naturally and had our beautiful daughter”. XX