September 2014 – I had been trying for a baby for over a year and after an initial consultation with a fertility clinic I was advised to begin IVF asap due to my low AMH (I am 34 and my AMH was 6.7). A friend recommended speaking with Sabine and I am absolutely delighted that I took her advice. From the moment we met, Sabine put me at ease and explained how acupuncture could help me on my journey. I had weekly acupuncture sessions and really looked forward to them. It was an hour to myself where I could relax, concentrate on a positive outcome and have a lovely snooze! Sabine is so knowledgeable and advised me on any questions or concerns I had about fertility. As a bonus the acupuncture really helped with bad period pains and migraine that I had been suffering for years. I just wish I had gone to her sooner. I began ICSI treatment in early August 2014 and am now 6 weeks pregnant. I honestly believe the acupuncture helped make this happen as it really made me relax and remain positive throughout. I would highly recommend Sabine and would like to thank her for all help and support during these difficult few months. J, 34.
April 2014 – My husband and I had been trying to conceive for 18 months.
We initially tried medical tests which confirmed there were no obvious issues. Ob/gyn had prescribed Clomid but after two months I felt very depressed and decided to cease any further medication for our ‘unexplained infertility’. In January, I started weekly acupuncture sessions with Sabine with a plan to complete three full cycles.
I felt very relaxed during the sessions but wasn’t exactly sure if it was helping. However, within three months we were delighted to find out we had our first ‘positive’ result!
We are now just 7 weeks pregnant, and know there’s a long way to go, but we can’t thank Sabine enough for helping us achieve a natural conception and giving us the confidence to stay positive when all else was failing. We are very happy to recommend Sabine & acupuncture to any couple in a similar situation. J, 33.
April 2014 – My husband and I had been trying for a baby for 8 months when I began acupuncture with Sabine. Also this is within the range of what’s classified as a “normal” amount of time to conceive, we were finding it extremely stressful as all of our friends were conceiving much quicker than this. I decided to give acupuncture a try, as we needed to wait a year before my GP would send us for fertility testing. To be honest, I went to “feel” that I was doing something to help myself as the waiting was driving me mad, but I am so glad that I did decide to go. Sabine was relaxed and welcoming, I am not a fan of needles but she put me at ease straight away. As the weekly sessions went on, I became more and more relaxed and would sleep through most of them. Two months later, I found out I was pregnant. I am convinced it was the acupuncture that helped kick start my body, and even my very sceptical husband agrees with me. I would definitely recommend Sabine for anyone going through fertility issues, whether diagnosed or not. It’s a very isolating thing to go through, and it helped to have someone who knew what she was talking about. I only wish I’d gone sooner. T, 31.
October 2013 – I first visited Sabine in June this year, having just been diagnosed with an AMH of 0.6. I was advised to begin IVF immediately if I wanted any chance of having my own children. I had also been told that I might need to consider egg donation as I basically had hardly any of my own left. I was distraught. But once I got my head and heard around the life changing news I decided if I had to do IVF, I would give everything I had to it.
I did lots and lots of research and discovered that acupuncture improved the chances of success in IVF so I arranged an appointment with Sabine. As soon as I met her and went through my history, she told me she was confident that after three cycles of weekly acupuncture I would easily conceive on my own. After being told the complete opposite by my doctors, I was somewhat sceptical and still planned to start IVF in September but I started weekly acupuncture to prepare my body and give myself the best possible chance.
In August, I found out I was pregnant. No IVF, just acupuncture.
I am now 13 weeks pregnant and both myself and my little miracle are doing really well. We’ve already had two scans and it really is the most amazing feeling in the world seeing your little baby for the first time. Especially when you thought you never would. I have no doubt that our little miracle is 100% due to Sabine and I will never be able to thank her enough for what she has given us. SM, 36.
June 2013 – Sabine is an amazing acupuncturist. I did 2 sessions with her and fell pregnant. She has become a trusted advisor throughout my pregnancy and she is so passionate about her work, it’s really clear that she genuinely cares. I would love more women to attend if they are having problems, she’s fantastic. AW, 30.
May 2013 – Starting later in life at age 38 I was told after having tried to conceive for a year that I would have to go down the IVF route in order to stand just a 20% chance of getting pregnant. I had not been pregnant before. A friend was going through a similar thing and she recommended acupuncture to me as it could be beneficial in these circumstances. I had attended another acupuncturist for a few weeks but changed treatment to Sabine and was very happy that I did so. I had weekly one hour accupuncture sessions for a number of months leading up to the IVF. I enjoyed the sessions and trusted in Sabine’s care and information on fertility. I felt very relaxed after each session and this lasted for a number of days. I felt a huge sense of accomplishment that I was actively helping my body be prepared for the treatment. This also gave me a positive head set. I believe the treatment and thus my positive outlook helped me cope with the prospect of the IVF. I am delighted to say we were successful first time and now have a beautiful baby boy. We are now on the cusp of considering trying again and I will definately be looking to see Sabine again if we do proceed.
June 2012 – My partner and I have been trying to conceive for over a year; I started attending Sabine in Febraury when I started the rounds of clomid. The acupuncture session with Sabine helped me relax mentally and physically so I could deal with the treatments in a stronger way. Despite nothing wrong was diagnosed with me, I feel that the sessions helped my body to get in balance and helped my mind to be in the right place to conceive. After 3 unsuccessful rounds of clomid, we moved in May to IUI to find out few days ago that I am pregnant!
Sabine is very kind and really cares about her clients; one thing I find reassuring about her is that she always remembers everything I said and everything about me..important details that you don’t often get from the doctors in fertility clinics. I would highly recommend Sabine to anyone who is having problems conceiving.
Infertility & Miscarriage
September 2011 – In August 2008 we were told the news that we would never have a baby naturally and that our only hope was to go through ICSI. In November 2008 I went through 1 cycle of ICSI, but miscarried at 12 weeks. In June 2009 I got pregnant naturally, but again miscarried at about 7 weeks. We were devastated and decided to leave things for a while to allow us to recover both mentally and physically. It was my husband who kept suggesting acupuncture and after enough nagging I attended my first session with Sabine. From the start I felt that she was interested, genuine and positive and for the first time in a long time I felt HOPEFUL. Well after about 9 sessions I found out I was pregnant and I am now 28 weeks. Both my husband and I truly believe that we owe our dream of becoming parents to Sabine and acupuncture!!! As the weeks have gone by Sabine has helped me through morning sickness, tiredness, back pain etc. She has also given me advice and help during the pregnancy and has listened to all my fears. I still attend her and will be with her right up to the birth. In the past having read testimonials both my hubby and I have often been sceptical about their genuineness, but from our hearts we have written this. We are living proof that acupuncture does work and we are living the dream. We would recommend Sabine and if you try acupuncture once you will understand why we have so much faith it and in the sincerity you will get from Sabine. Dont give up hope! C, 38.
August 2011 – I started attending Sabine in March this year following 2 miscarriages. I had one in June 2010 and another in February 2011. At this stage I was quite distressed and was wondering about tests to try and figure out what was wrong with me. I had been attending another acupuncturist for 6 months after my first miscarriage – it was going ok but I feel he didn’t really understand the fertility side of things and was still learning himself. From the start Sabine made me feel very relaxed and as she specialises in fertility straight away I felt confident about getting pregnant again. I had only attended a couple of sessions when I found out I was pregnant. I am now 23 weeks pregnant with my first baby without any other medical assistance and I am still attending regularly. Sabine is a pleasure to attend, very professional and full of knowledge about all pregnancy related issues and I would happily recommend her. I really enjoy my 1 hour sessions, nice to sit back relax and feel I am doing the best for myself and my baby. E, 35.
In February 2009 I began my acupuncture treatments with Sabine following a miscarriage in July 2008. I had been trying for a baby since then to no avail. After only four sessions I discovered I was pregnant! I was a bit skeptical before my first appointment and almost didn’t go but so glad I did.
Sabine made me feel comfortable and assuring from the very beginning and put me at ease. I am now nearly three months pregnant and it is all down to Sabine. I would highly recommend her to anyone who is having problems conceiving. LG, 30.
IVF blast/donor sperm
In August 2008 I started my first IVF cycle. I started on the pill and then on the buserelin nasal spray, I put on quite a bit of weight as I wasn’t prepared for the effect of the medicines. I did acupuncture from the middle of September to the egg retrieval on the 8th of October 2008. My hormone levels had been fine, FSH 5.5, IH2.54 and oestrogen 100 but I had no success, none of the fertilised eggs made it to blastocyst stage.
My doctor was reluctant for me to try again because of my age, I am 43 since the 4th of August 2008, but I needed to try one more cycle. At the end of December I started the pill again but this time I had been doing acupuncture since October and had lost the weight and was following a very healthy lifestyle. I also started reflexology just before Christmas.
On the 1st of February 2009 I started the Buserelin nasal spray, the cycle went well and I felt very well and more grounded and relaxed. I had egg retrieval on the 26th of February 2009 and transfer on the one blastocyst on the 3d of March 2009. I had acupuncture and reflexology every week throughout the cycle and followed the protocol Sabine suggested at egg retrieval and transfer.
I am now 10 weeks pregnant and all going well. I will go back to Sabine for acupuncture leading up to my due date to follow that protocol. I would also go to her if I had morning sickness but luckily I have not had any, if I have any sciatic issues I will also go to Sabine for treatment.
I come from a holistic background and found Sabine lovely to visit, she was informative and helpful at all times, I like to be kept in the loop so this is important to me. I thank her and wish her every success in the future. D,43.
I started attending Sabine Le Boulicaut for acupuncture in June 2008. At that stage I had been trying to conceive for 2 years (Unexplained Infertility) and had 2 pervious miscarriages. I had attended another acupuncture clinic but was uncomfortable and unhappy with the attention and treatment I was receiving. This experience filled me with some fear and cynicism for eastern medicine in general. So when I made the appointment with Sabine, I was skeptical but had heard good reports about Sabine’s treatment and thought I’d give it a go. The first time I met Sabine she seemed genuinely interested in my story and instilled a confidence in me that I never felt with any Doctor or previous acupuncturist. She told me that no matter what happened, she believed my body and soul would start to restore itself and when that happened I could begin trying to conceive with a positive attitude. For those who are challenged in that area, a positive attitude is worth a million pound ! During and before each acupuncture treatment, Sabine took time to explain why she was working on certain areas of my body throughout my cycle. I felt that this information helped me a lot to focus on those particular areas and I really believed that my body was restoring itself after each session. After just 1 month (3/4 sessions of acupuncture) with Sabine my energy levels were coming back, my moods were improving, my menstrual pain had eased incredibly and I was sleeping through the night – something I hadn’t done for a long time. My husband noticed the change in me straight away. After nearly 3 months of Acupuncture with Sabine I fell pregnant. I truly believe that it was my sessions of acupuncture with Sabine that brought me to where I am today. As I write this I am due my first baby in 2 weeks ! I cannot thank Sabine enough for the confidence she had in me and my body. I would and do highly recommend Sabine for Acupuncture therapy for any couple experiencing infertility, either explained or unexplained. LR, 30.