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It Takes Two

It takes two
It takes two

A few weeks ago I attended a training day to top up my knowledge on using homeopathy to help couples conceive.

1 in 6 people in the UK* experience problems conceiving and the reasons they might undergo fertility treatments are:-

  • 29.8% male factor
  • 28.0% female factor
  • 10.3% multiple male & female
  • 0.2% menopausal
  • 0.5% avoid genetic disorder
  • 1.4% no male partner

That leaves 29.8% with unexplained infertility

In my practice I regularly help women with menstrual problems, endometriosis, Poly Cystic Ovaries (PCOS), irregular cycles and hormonal imbalances all of which can have an impact on fertility.

Sometimes women come to see me specifically to help them boost their fertility . During the consultation I will ask them about tests they may have had and I will also ask about any tests their partner may have had.  The answer to this is usually “oh he’s okay he has been tested”.

But what is okay?   When sperm is tested the volume (sperm count per millilitre – should be > 20m per ml), motility (how fast they swim – should be > 60%) and morphology (shape – should be > 14%).

Rather interestingly IVF treatments will accept 4% as being the normal range for morphology. So you can see why people might think they are okay.

Not everyone can afford IVF and some couples make a conscious decision not to go down the IVF route because of the huge amount of stress it can cause both financially and emotionally.

There are many things that can be done with a more natural and gentle approach using homeopathy. The beauty of homeopathy is it treats each case individually – one size does not fit all.

Lifestyle changes can also be made through diet and exercise which both partners can adopt quite easily before trying to conceive – avoiding caffeine, alcohol, giving up smoking and adopting a clean and healthy diet to name just a few.

I will be writing some more blogs on this subject over the coming week and will be featuring a guest blog on acupuncture which is another complementary therapy that works well alongside homeopathy and can also assist with fertility.

For the first time in my practice and because it really does “takes two” I am launching a “couples package” and for a limited period I will be offering this at a discounted price.  

If you are interested and would like to find out more please contact me, because it really does take two.

*Source: The Human Fertilisation & Embryology Authority

 

 

 

 

 

Losing someone we love

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At some point during our lives it is inevitable that we will lose people we love.  For some of us that will be much earlier and far too soon, but what ever age we are nothing can ever prepare us.  I consider myself quite lucky in that I didn’t suffer any real loss until the death of my father 11 years ago. It did however come as a huge shock to me especially as he was still relatively young, 65 years and I was heartbroken. I do however, know people who lost parents at very young ages, or worse still parents who have lost their children.

Everyone tells us that there are five stages of grief which we all experience when we lose someone we love very much and these stages can happen in any order and there are no rules as to when we will experience these feelings, which are denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. It is a gradual healing process and one not to be rushed.

We all deal with our emotions very differently so when we are going through a period of grief it is hardly surprising we can feel isolated and alone, especially when the world seems to be carrying on just as it did before.

As time goes by the grieving should become easier and we can begin to recall the good times and think about the person with fond and happy thoughts. For some, this doesn’t always happen and the problem starts if we get stuck in the grieving process and don’t deal and address the emotions we are experiencing. It has been known for some people to hold onto their grief for many years and this can have a detrimental affect on long-term health.

If you suspect you might be holding on to grief in any way then please contact me. Using homeopathy, I work with you to heal form within using a gentle, non-toxic, chemical free and safe form of medicine.

 

International Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day

Baby Loss Awareness Week
Baby Loss Awareness Week

On Thursday MP Vicky Foxcroft gave a heartfelt speech where she told her story about losing her 5 day old daughter when she was a teenager. It was one of the most heartfelt and saddest speeches I have ever listened to and my heart goes out to Vicky and all the families in the world who have lost babies.

Vicky was speaking during a debate in the House of Commons about stillbirth, miscarriage and other forms of baby loss. The reason? This week has been Baby Loss Awareness Week which will end today at 7pm. The charity www.babyloss-awareness.org are inviting you to light a candle at 7pm and to leave it burning for at least one hour to remember all the babies in the world that died too soon.

baby-loss-awareness-weekThe charity is working to improve bereavement care in hospitals in the community and they are also encouraging people to share their stories on their social media sites #babyloss #breakthesilence.

For some people though the memory of going through this is just too painful to bear, remember or even talk about and for them the subject is still taboo and the grief is too much to bear.

If you have experienced a loss of this type recently or even many years ago like Vicky but feel you can’t talk about it, especially on social media sites, please call me for a free no obligation 15 minute chat to see how homeopathy can help you with the feelings that you are experiencing.

I will be lighting a candle this evening at 7pm for all the babies in the world that died too soon.

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