Entries by Katherine Maslen

Pain Relief and Miscarriage and Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes

Could over-the-counter pain relief be a contributing factor in miscarriage and adverse pregnancy outcomes?  Often there is an assumption that ‘over-the-counter’ medications are safe and therefore can be used in pregnancy. Well, unfortunately, this is not always the case. A 2018 study assessing the risk of miscarriage in women who consumed non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), […]

Pthalates, Fragrances and Fertility

There is no arguing that we are experiencing a decline in both male and female fertility as well as an increase in reproductive health concerns such as polycystic ovarian syndrome and endometriosis. One of the factors contributing to these reproductive and fertility concerns is our exposure to chemicals such as phthalates. Phthalates (pronounced thalates) are […]

GOJI BERRIES – Super Easy Super Food!

Goji Berries – they are those little orange-red coloured berries that are classed as both a fruit and a herb with a natural sweetness and slightly tart aftertaste. Goji berries have been on the Western “Superfood” hit list for a while now, but let’s see what the fuss is all about. It seems that unsurprisingly […]

10 Essentails to Falling Pregnant

If you and your partner have been ‘kind of trying’ for the last couple of months or even years with little luck but have now decided that this is your year to fall pregnant, listen up…   No more doctor google. Stop comparing yourself to strangers on the internet- forget forums and get in to […]

Infertility – When East meets West

Modern science and recent research is now backing what acupuncturists have known for over 2000 years. Through evidence based clinical practice, acupuncture has proven elective for helping couples become families. When East meets West and both medicines compliment one another there is a significantly higher positive outcomes to treating infertility. In the latest research article […]

Healthy parents make healthy babies

In the first verse of her song, “It Takes Two”, it’s almost as though Tina Turner was referring to making babies… “One can have a dream baby Two can make the dream so real One can talk about living love Two can see how it really feels One can wish upon a star Two can […]

When should I start acupuncture for fertility?

Acupuncture can be started at any point along your journey and some basic recommendations are: If you are pregnant: We recommend acupuncture weekly through the first trimester to support blood flow to the uterus, reduce stress, and support progesterone levels before the placenta is fully developed. If you are trying to conceive: Generally, it is […]