Fiona’s Baby Journey. One very brave woman’s journey to have her children…..

By Lucy Townsley | heal your body through your diet

Aug 12

"I have been a patient of Lucy's for about 8 years now I think. Having faced fertility issues I decided to give acupuncture a go. Lucy was always caring, sympathetic and professional during each consultation and treatment and is an absolute lady. I was always energised and relaxed at the same time, something I thought was not possible! After 3 miscarriages in pretty quick succession, doctors could find no issue and so we decided to go down the IVF route. Lucy was with me every step of the way. With treatments before my stimulation drugs, before egg retrieval, and after embryo transfer. And of course during the all important 2-week wait. She also recommended using the Zita West cd designed for each phase of treatment. Thankfully we were successful in our 1st round of IVF. I am absolutely certain that a lot of this was down to acupuncture and Lucy. She had my body and mind in the right place so it just had to be a success. I still pinch myself every day. There is a 1% chance of any woman having 3 miscarriages. We fell into that bracket. There was a 25% chance of IVF working on our 1st go. I had all the statistics done in my head but Lucy helped me to be positive. And so in April 2011 I gave birth to the most relaxed, healthy baby boy. I definitely put his placid demeanour down to the acupuncture. He used to be very active in the womb during a treatment and then fall fast asleep.
Thankfully 9 months later I found myself pregnant naturally. Obviously, I panicked, having never been able to carry a baby to term without medical intervention. So it only seemed natural that one of the first people I called was Lucy. She saw me within a few days. And the rest is history. I had treatments regularly. And again this baby enjoyed them as much as I did. In October 2012 I gave birth to a beautiful healthy baby girl. We were quite happy with our lot. A gentleman's family as people said. But in early 2014 I found out I was pregnant for the 6th time! Not as nervous this time as I had a little bit more confidence in my body. But at just under 6 weeks I had a bleed, went to my obstetrician and had a scan. It didn't look good. I phoned Lucy and had a treatment soon after. I took a week off work and assumed the worst. Spending time with my 2 toddlers was a huge help and kept my mind occupied. I was lucky to have what I had. 1 child was a miracle. 2 children was out of this world. A third. Was it out of our reach. The following week I went back for a scan assuming to be told I would be going for a d&c. To my amazement, the doctor started fiddling with the buttons on the scan machine. She told me she was turning on the sound. I looked at my husband in shock. Our baby was staying with us. It was the most beautiful sound I ever heard. That tiny strong heartbeat. I let Katie know and we continued with treatments tailored to mine and the baby's needs. In October 2014, the day before our daughters 2nd birthday our beautiful baby daughter was born. A wonderfully l birthday present for her ( or maybe not!) Three babies under 3 and a half. And acupuncture played a massive role. I must also add the I never reached term with any of my babies. They all grew to great sizes. 8lb 5oz (12 days early), 9lb 2 oz (15 days early) and 8lb 10.5oz (17 days early) again I believe that they were ready to be born with the help of acupuncture and how it benefitted both them and me. Katie was a huge support to me and was with me every step of the way. For this, I will always be grateful. I have recommended Lucy and acupuncture to many of my friends and will continue to do so. From relieving stress, back pain, morning sickness, constipation and many other ailments that go hand in hand with pregnancy, acupuncture is an avenue that everybody should try. It and Lucy are just simply in one word AMAZING. I wish I had the time to have a treatment every now and then. Just for me this time. As the benefits are just too many to mention."

Fiona

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Lucy Townsley Lic TCM Trained in the Zita West IVF and Natural Fertility Method Also Acupuncture, Cupping, Tunia Massage, Facial Rejuvenation, Reiki, Prepared Herbs, Acupressure