Fertility & IVF Support
Supporting you on your journey, every step of the way
Trying to get pregnant and facing sub-fertility can be lonely, overwhelming and stressful. Jill Storstein has worked with hundreds of couples on their fertility journey providing acupuncture, support and guidance. Acupuncture can help you to relax as well as balance hormones, and improve blood flow to the ovaries and uterus. Jill also has a wealth of knowledge about fertility treatments and resources to help you navigate your fertility journey.
Every woman’s story and fertility journey is unique. Acupuncture is only part of what Jill offers in her service. She will work with you to identify areas where you could optimise your and your partner's health. She will recommend Functional testing to understand where imbalances and obstacles to fertility success may lie and combine this with Chinese medicine diagnostic techniques to formulate a suitable treatment strategy and action plan for you. Jill can help navigate that avalanche of information there is out there and can help you to understand which options are likely to be best for you. She has a good of knowledge of fertility treatments and tests available and a network of specialists to refer to where necessary. Jill will work with you to help you understand your own fertility and your body's signs. She'll provide you with the individual lifestyle and dietary advice to help prepare for pregnancy.
Jill has supported hundreds of women and couples on their fertility journeys and has a special interest in this area. . She has undertaken additional specialist training in women's health and fertility support including an Advanced Diploma in Fertility Acupuncture. Jill undertook a major piece of original research into Acupuncture for Recurrent Miscarriage for her MSc thesis.
You don't need to do this alone... Let Jill help
How acupuncture can support fertilty
Acupuncture can help to reduce stress levels, and have an overall positive effect on fertile health for both natural conception and during assisted reproductive treatment (ART) and IVF. Acupuncture has been shown to increase the blood flow to the ovaries which helps the maturing follicles and eggs get the optimal environment for producing healthy embryos. Research into the mechanisms of acupuncture have shown that it can regulate the hormonal balance, boost progesterone levels and improve the lining of the womb. In men it has also been shown in some research trials, to have a positive effect on sperm count, morphology and motility.
When to come for treatment
Eggs take 90 days and sperm 100 days to mature so it is best to come for acupuncture at least 3 months before trying to conceive or before starting IVF treatment. Research has shown that acupuncture works better as an adjunct to IVF if started before you start IVF and during the stimulation phase.
If you would like to book an appointment or would like to have any questions, get in touch with Jill here or call 07772 501810.