Fertility and pregnancy services in Norwich

Kate is the co-founder of The Norwich Natural Fertility Partnership. A programme bringing together Norwich's most experienced fertility practitioners in the field of complementary medicine. She sees patients through this partnership and also independently using acupuncture.

She is an affiliated member of The Fertility Society and runs regular seminars for women wanting to boost their fertility naturally and prior to IVF.

The Norwich Natural Fertility Partnership

Natural Fertility:

Kate works with each woman on a slightly different timetable depending on their natural menstrual cycle and underlying health conditions. For example, a woman with PCOS might visit the clinic more often in the first part of her cycle compared to others. There really is no 'standard' fertility package, as the key to getting the best out of each woman is to work with her natural rhythm rather than enforce a 28 day cycle upon her. Common worries such as age, 'high FSH' or 'low AMH'  can - and have all lead to happy healthy pregnancies – given the right conditions! To read more about how Kate works and her success rates please visit the blog on this website.

IVF / ICSI / IUI support:

The groundwork for all assisted reproductive techniques (ART) begins as soon as possible. Kate recommends you get booked in for a couple of sessions 3-6 months prior any medication. These initial sessions are to go through any previous IVF attempts and work out what can be improved on. You then have some time before IVF to implement these changes and get in shape. Kate then asks to see you again as your down regulation starts, importantly all through the 'stims' and after egg collection and embryo transfer.

Pregnancy and labour induction

Kate safely works with women through all stages of pregnancy. 95% of fertility patients continue with acupuncture throughout 1st trimester or until 12 week scan. General aches and pains, pelvic girdle pain, carpal tunnel and swollen limbs all respond well. For turning breech with moxa – Kate recommends you contact Shawn Walker, a local midwife who runs a low cost breech clinic.

There are a set of acupuncture points forbidden during pregnancy – it is these we do in 'acupuncture inductions'. It can take between 1-3 sessions, but you can often feel things moving while in the session! You can receive acupuncture for induction providing baby is not breech and that you have no serious problems your midwife is concerned about. Most women need 2 sessions – so make sure you get in on time. Do not book your first appointment the day before your medical induction – there is often not enough time for acupuncture to have an effect.

To find out more please arrange a time with clinic reception for Kate to call you and discuss your individual needs.

The Norwich Natural Fertility Partnership

'Kate and Charlotte co-founders of The Norwich Natural Fertility Partnership'

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