Posts tagged Pregnancy
Help with conceiving when diagnosed with slim PCOS.

I had recently been diagnosed with slim pcos. After years of missed periods, a late miscarriage and such problems trying to conceive, I turned to acupuncture with a ‘why not’ type of attitude. I am a teacher, was living to work and somehow thought I would just fall pregnant in amongst my busy schedule. To put it into context - I missed my first appointment as I screeched up to the car park 30 minutes late as I had stayed late at school then hit traffic. 

Lily genuinely helped me realise what was happening. She is like a counsellor, top fertility consultant and massage therapist all in one. Just being in the room made me so calm- it made me realise how hectic other areas of my life were too.

I was seeing a fertility consultant at the time and was one step away from taking clomid and ovarian drilling. 

I came to Lily for fertility acupuncture.  Lily listened carefully, gave gentle advice and then started each session. It makes me so emotional to look back through our emails - gradually my periods returned, and unbelievably I fell pregnant naturally (I also took Inofolic which helped, I believe). 

The acupuncture worked for me - I know this sounds weird but I could feel the warmth inside me and I just knew that I was going to fall pregnant that month after my treatment. I honestly never thought this would be for me but if you have pcos and ttc, are stressed, frazzled, constantly Googling because western doctors’ answers just seems so extreme and scary, then I would say just try it! 

I’m breastfeeding my baby boy as I type this. I really, really, really didn’t think it would happen to me and it did. I cannot thank Lily enough for helping me reconnect with my body/nature. I am now a very proud, doting mother.

Thank you Lily. I will be forever grateful and sure that the last session before the positive test was the one that helped support the pregnancy and give me a PERFECT little baby boy. Xx

C.G., 34, Female, Teacher, Hertfordshire 

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Back pain post pregnancy

After having a baby I developed really poor posture, which led to me to experience very bad back pain and tight muscles. A family member recommended cupping to relieve some the tension in my back. Cupping really relieved the tightness in my back and the hints and tips that Lily provided me with to help correct my posture were so useful.


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Back pain during pregnancy

"I suffer from a bad back and when I fell pregnant it got to the point I was in agony. Someone suggested I try acupuncture and after one session I felt very relaxed. Unfortunately I then had a holiday and couldn't have another session in a short space of time and think this would have helped. Due to pregnancy hormones I couldn't return for another session as my back got so bad I couldn't drive.

Lily was amazing, very informative and attentive. She explained everything and made me feel very relaxed as I was nervous to start since I  had not received acupuncture before. 

Lily was also most helpful with helping find alternative arrangements when I was unable to get to her. She researched other people I could try which I think is amazing. 

I will definitely be returning for more treatment once my baby has arrived."

N, 35, Hertfordshire

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Endometriosis and IVF support

"I had used acupuncture when going through IVF and came to Lily when we moved from London to the local area.  Lily immediately put me at ease and her qualifications and expertise are second to none. 

After my pregnancy finished and I stopped breastfeeding, my endometriosis symptoms returned and I was experiencing heavy, irregular and painful periods. We were also hoping to conceive again and I wanted a practitioner who was an expert in fertility and treating pregnant women.

Lily's care was very helpful. Even a small number of sessions with Lily regulated my cycle.  I fell pregnant quickly when we began trying to conceive, but unfortunately experienced three consecutive miscarriages. 

Lily again helped my cycle return to normal after the miscarriages and then supported me in my current successful pregnancy (currently 31 weeks). I fell pregnant after returning to Lily for treatment in March.

Lily is an outstanding practitioner. I would recommend her (and have done) to anyone whose needs have not been met with treatment using Western medicine."

S, 40, Teacher, Hertfordshire

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Maintaining pregnancy and handling anxiety and panic attacks.

"When I came to Lily, I was looking for additional support to help me sustain a pregnancy after suffering a stillbirth and miscarriages. These losses led to anxiety and panic attacks which I hoped acupuncture would also help me manage. I had Acupuncture before pregnancy and weekly during a successful pregnancy and again three years afterwards before and weekly throughout a second successful pregnancy.

The acupuncture, support and care I received through my pregnancies was extremely helpful. The anxiety I experienced due to previous losses was handled with such care and understanding and this anxiety was significantly reduced as a result of such care. Before acupuncture I had only known loss and sadness with respect to trying for a baby despite receiving medical help. I continued to use traditional medical help alongside acupuncture with my two successful pregnancies and am convinced that without acupuncture I may well not now be in the truly blessed position of being a mother to two children."

Anonymous, Hertfordshire

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