For many couples, becoming pregnant and having a baby is a difficult and stressful time, for which acupuncture offers a natural and supportive option, whether you are trying to conceive or leading up to the birth.

In cases of female fertility problems, the usual approach is to start by looking at the woman’s menstrual cycle. The range of signs and symptoms a woman experiences during her cycle gives vital clues as to what imbalance needs to be addressed.

Some women will have already completed basal body temperature (BBT) charts, and these too give valuable information. If you are thinking of having acupuncture for fertility problems, then it is a good idea to start completing these charts, so that you can bring them along to your first appointment. However, this is not essential and should not be a reason for delaying seeking acupuncture help.

Each woman experiences different symptoms, so the acupuncture received will be focussed and targeted to the exact needs of the person, for each time of the month, for eventual conception, and for the ultimate delivery of a healthy baby.

It is also important that fertility is viewed as a joint problem, with a considerable number of cases being due to the male partner. Acupuncture can also be effective for male infertility issues, and can address problems such as poor sperm quality, number and motility, and other conditions that can affect fertility.

Acupuncture can be of great benefit in strengthening and rebalancing your body in order to increase your reproductive health and the chance of a successful and healthy outcome.