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.

Thank you for helping me be a mummy

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“I approached Jacqui at the time my partner and I found out we were going to need help to start our family. At the time we were advised we had male factor infertility and would be unlikely to conceive without medical intervention – so for us the next step was IVF.

For many people IVF is daunting and can be a long and emotional roller coster. I wanted to make sure that we were as prepared as possible when we started our IVF journey. Taking a holistic approach I looked at our diets, exercise and also non medical forms of treatment – That is when I found Jacqui.

From the offset Jacqui was a great support especially to me, and helped counsel and sign post me through the process. I received treatment prior and during our first round of IVF, which sadly resulted in a miscarriage. Then during the second round of treatment again alongside IVF I had acupuncture treatment, which resulted in a twin pregnancy – sadly we lost one twin at 9 weeks and then 4 months in we lost a little baby girl. Jacqui was a great support during the loss of our little girl (we named her Lilly) – she is so invested in her patients that I know she felt the loss personally too.

After losing Lilly I was determined to find out why – a pregnancy loss at 4 months is rare so there must have been a cause. The post mortem results showed that Lilly was perfect, so I knew that something must have been wrong with me that had caused our loss. After pushing the local GP I was referred to a miscarriage specialist in Coventry, Professor Quenby (aka the dream maker). She was very supportive and determined to find out why I had lost the baby, she did a number of tests and found out I have a blood clotting disorder (Antiphospholid Sydrome also referred to as Hughes Syndrome). After seeing another consultant in London they gave the info and push I needed to try again and knowing that Professor Quenby would look after me through the whole pregnancy I was determined to try IVF one last time.

The loss of our little girl was physically and emotionally very hard to deal with and it took along time to get the strength to try again. Armed with the knowledge that with blood thinning treatment I had a high chance of carrying a baby, off we went again with Jacqui by our side through our third round of IVF. We changed our drugs on our final round of IVF and it was our best. We had 6 embryos that were good enough for transfer to me, having only two in both previous rounds. We initially transferred one embryo and froze the rest – the initial transfer wasn’t successful but the second frozen transfer a few months later was – we were pregnant.

At five weeks I started blood thinning injections and took asprin, I had pregnancy scans and consultant appointments almost every two weeks of my pregnancy alongside acupuncture treatment – I felt very looked after. I also had a cervical stitch, planned, at 12 weeks to remove any risks associated with a weak cervix.

Emily Josephine arrived at 36 weeks – 5 pounds 8,  via induction as a scan showed my placenta may have been failing. She is now a beautiful bouncing 9 month old – Phil and I couldn’t be happier.

Thanks Jacqui for your support over the years and being there when we needed you.”

Miranda x

IVF/ICSI cycle and are now 23 weeks

“Hope you are well. I’ve been meaning to message you for a few weeks now firstly to share our good news and secondly to thank you!

Back in August/September we had our first IVF/ICSI cycle and are now 23 weeks pregnant!! After only having 2 eggs fertilise and a 2 day transfer I didnt hold out much hope but indeed it only takes one!!
I am so thankful for my accupuncture sessions with you, I am sure to this day it helped with our miracle and your support definitely helped keep me sane!!!

I hope you remember me as it has been a while!!

Thank you again”

From the first meeting

“From the first meeting with Jacqui, I felt warmth and comfort and knew that she would be able to support us through the journey we were about to start. After every session of acupuncture I walked away calm and ready for the next step, feeling positive. During the treatment, I couldn’t of asked for any more from Jacqui, she was an amazing support and her wealth of knowledge made the whole experience that little less stressful. She was flexible finding time to see me day or evening and happy to go that extra mile. Jacqui and her husband Ray make a great team. I had a thai yoga massage the night before the transfer by Ray, which was just amazing. I felt relaxed and slept so well as all anxiety was forgotten. They make a fab team and both genuinely care.

Now with a positive result I cannot thank Jacqui enough, I do believe it was down to her expertise and support. She got my body into the best possible place ready for the treatment and kept me sane mentally. My husband also had acupuncture, which he really enjoyed as it made him feel even more part of the journey too.”

Fertility treatment can very stressful and for many it’s overwhelming. There is so much information to take on board, having someone help and support at this time is very useful. IVF/ICSI can be very costly so its really important to make the very best of your first attempt; preparation is key – mind, body and spirit. acupuncture treatments can be key to helping people with this process.

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