Well, it has been an eventful week here at Acupuncture Space with the birth of two beautiful baby girls and the confirmation of an acupuncture support pregnancy. Many congratulations to the new parents! The miracle of new life never fails to give me great pleasure and I am very privileged to have been involved with these pregnancies.
The aim of modern fertility treatment is not only to achieve pregnancy but also to have the healthiest possible baby. Acupuncture has been shown to reduce stress response and anxiety and may lead to a better hormone balance. This in turn, may enhance natural fertility and also offers support during IVF cycles which benefit from acupuncture during the stimulation phase, and also from pre and post embryo transfer treatments. For further information or just to chat through how I may help you please call me on 07584434976.
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome is a set of symptoms which include infertility, excessive hair growth, acne, weight gain, diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure and irregular periods. Although no one really knows what causes PCOS, it seems to be related to an imbalance in a women's hormones. In PCOS, the ovaries produce higher than normal amounts of androgens, and this can interfere with egg development and release. Sometimes instead of the eggs maturing, fluid filled cysts develop. Instead of an egg being released during ovulation, like during a normal menstrual cycle, the cysts build up in the ovaries and may become enlarged. Because women with PCOS are not ovulating or releasing an egg each month, it's common for them to have irregular or missed periods.
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