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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! 😊
Fertility Road Magazine July / August 2017
Article By Jacqueline Hurst
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 👪❤️
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 (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
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
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
I wanted to wait for my scan before I contacted you 🙂
Twins due 29 Sept!!!!
I want to thank you so much for everything you have done for me … I don’t know what I would have done without you …. xxxxx
Acupuncture Outperforms Drugs For Infertility, Promotes Pregnancy
Researchers find acupuncture combined with clomiphene more effective than clomiphene plus supplementary hormonal pharmaceuticals for the treatment of infertility. The combination of acupuncture plus clomiphene produces significantly higher pregnancy rates for women with anovulatory infertility than clomiphene plus estradiol cypionate and dydrogesterone. The data was published in the report entitled Effects of Acupuncture on the Endometrium in Anovulatory Cases Treated by Clomiphene: A Clinical Observation.
The addition of acupuncture to clomiphene therapy increased pregnancy rates, lowered the resistance and pulsatility indices of the uterine arteries, and reduced the adverse effects caused by clomiphene. The increase in positive patient outcomes combined with reductions of adverse effects supports the research team’s (Taian Maternal and Child Health Care Hospital) conclusion, “TCM [Traditional Chinese Medicine] can be either applied alone or combined with Western medicine to up pregnancy rates and treat infertility. With the help of TCM [i.e., acupuncture], treatment for infertility can be more effective while producing much less adverse effects.” 
Clomiphene triggers the pituitary gland to produce hormones that stimulate ovulation. The upside of this medication is that it stimulates the release of eggs from the ovaries. The downside is that it may produce adverse effects and it is contraindicated for patients with endometriosis and uterine fibroids. Notably, it may increase the incidence of having twins or triplets. The researchers conclude that the addition of acupuncture to the clomiphene treatment regimen mitigates the drug’s adverse effects and ups the pregnancy rate. Moreover, the acupuncture protocol outperforms the clomiphene plus estradiol cypionate and dydrogesterone protocol. Estradiol cypionate is an estrogen hormone and is often used for the treatment of low estrogen levels. Estradiol cypionate may increase the rate of developing blood clots, melasma (dark skin patches on the face), and may cause other adverse effects. Dydrogesterone is a steroidal progestin used in many countries for the treatment of infertility and threatened miscarriages.
The clinical study was conducted with a semi-protocolized approach to acupuncture point selection. Identical primary acupuncture points were assigned to all patients and secondary acupuncture points were prescribed based upon differential diagnostics. As a variable control, secondary acupuncture point prescriptions were limited to one of three acupuncture point groupings: liver qi stagnation, phlegm-dampness, blood stasis. Patients were not divided into treatment and control groups based upon the diagnostic groups. Instead, they were randomly divided into three groups and then diagnostic decisions were made for the addition of secondary acupuncture points for the TCM treatment group.
A total of 43 patients were randomly distributed into three groups. Group 1 received only clomiphene. Group 2 received clomiphene plus estradiol cypionate and dydrogesterone. Group 3 received clomiphene plus acupuncture and moxibustion. The number of patients in each group was 15, 14, and 14 respectively. Patients ranged from ages 21–39. The preexisting duration of anovulatory infertility ranged from 1–8 years.
Dr Soma Mukherjee said: “Emma and Jake had almost every possible complication in the pregnancy, not only did the twins survive Emma’s surgery but they also survived TTTS which is incredibly dangerous.
Miracle twins who fought incredible battle for life celebrate first Christmas at home
Hello our little xmas angel. I hope you are well. We saw our little baby BB again today. 12weeks 1 day and a real little wriggler. Our dreams have come true and cant believe it….all thanks to you. We are saving the news until xmas day to tell the family. Thank u thank u thank u. Lots of love. L & R and Baby BB xxxx
Hi Jacqueline, hope you had a nice weekend. I can’t quite believe that I’m writing this but we had the best early Christmas present yesterday with 3 (I had to be sure!!) positive hpts! It’s still sinking in and but wanted to let you know straight away. I’m due to see you a week in Thursday. Shall I email Rina too now? I genuinely believe that seeing you over the last few months has not only given us the tangible things that we needed but changed both of our frames of minds too in a way that we couldn’t have done alone and I can’t thank you enough. I know it’s early days still – I’m trying not to let my overthinking get the better of me and will just take one day at a time but we are over the moon. See you soon, love J xx
Hope you’re well!
I just wanted to let you know that I gave birth to a little girl, Edith Rose on the 19th November, pretty much started gentle contractions after your treatment on the Thursday!
These carried on until Friday late evening when we went to hospital. We arrived at 1am Saturday to be told despite the pain I was only 1cm dilated much to my disappointment! And that I may have to go home as it could be 10 hours before I got to 10cm, however my contractions quickly intensified and I stuck to my guns and thought it doesn’t feel like I’ve got 10 hours to go and within 1.5hrs of being examined I’d given birth!! It was v intense, but I kept mobile!! And we were discharged by Saturday lunchtime, v different to my C section the first time around 😊. And we’re all really well, just enjoying the 2nd baby rather than worrying about what they should/should not be doing like you are with the 1st!!
Big brother is smitten too!! Here’s a few pics!!
Thanks so much for everything.