Lucy’s fertility story - 2011

I attended acupuncture sessions with Chris at Urban Balance throughout my fertility treatment and entire pregnancy and felt that they provided a positive supporting treatment throughout this period.

We had been trying for a baby for about a year with no luck. I decided to give acupuncture a go and to assist the IVF I was about to undertake. After 1 unsuccessful course of IVF, I continued with the acupuncture and conceived naturally (just prior to starting my 2nd IVF cycle)

Chris always focused the acupuncture to the stage of treatment/pregnancy that I was at and took time before each treatment to discuss how I was feeling both physically and mentally. I always felt relaxed and informed during each session and would be talked through the reason for needling each point.

I continued acupuncture sessions throughout my pregnancy, which thankfully progressed without complications. I did however suffer from morning sickness during the first and second trimesters. Acupuncture sessions helped to reduce the feeling of nausea, as I would see a noticeable improvement 24 hours after an acupuncture session that would last for a number of days.

In preparation for birth, Chris focused on needling points that would assist in progressing labour. I was fortunate to have a positive labour experience, being fully dilated within 8 hours without any pain relief and baby was delivered within 10 hrs. I do consider that the preparation with the acupuncture was a contributing factor to the manageable progression of labour. We now have a lovely baby girl.

As well as being extremely personable, Chris clearly demonstrates a deep level of knowledge as a therapist and I would highly recommend Urban Balance to any women who is undertaking fertility treatment or who is pregnant.

Lucy - 2011