Preparing for pregnancy

When you are planning to conceive a baby naturally it is essential to increase your chances of conception and prepare your body before pregnancy.

The most important developments take place in the early weeks and so to ensure your body is in its best optimum condition to carry a baby by eliminating as many toxins from the body as possible.

A preconceptual programme of 3-4 months having regular sessions weekly, fortnightly or monthly can be very beneficial.

We look at your diet and lifestyle. Work on techniques to encourage  hormone balance. Provide relaxation and help increase  energy  levels so you have the  best chance of a happy healthy pregnancy.

Fertility and Reflexology

There can be times when life does not go according to plan and we need help with getting pregnant this can be very stressful. Perhaps you have been diagnosed with Polycystic Ovaries (PCOS), Endometriosis or Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) Natural therapies can be of great benefit and can help stimulate and stabilise the hormonal system whilst encouraging a normal cycle. Reflexology provides a calming effect on the the body & mind and by having regular treatments you may enhance your chances of conceiving.

Infertility, sub fertility, primary fertility, secondary fertility and unexplained are all used to describe the inability to conceive by the medical profession.

Approximately 32% of problems are due to female factors, 32% due to male factors, 11% combined male and female factors and 24% of cases have no obvious cause associated with them.

Perhaps you have been diagnosed with Polycystic Ovaries (PCOS), Endometriosis or Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) or are undergoing assisted fertility treatment IVF, IUI, ICSI. It is a good idea to speak with your GP or Clinic before having a treatment.

Deep relaxation can help alleviate stress and tension whether you are experiencing infertility problems physically, emotionally or both often the mind kicks in making you worried and anxious about your fertility.

Use this time to relax and if you wish share with me your worries I can provide you with ideas and support on ways to cope. Additional worry only makes the situation worse and it becomes a catch 22. You can’t get pregnant until you relax and you can’t relax because you are worried that you can’t get pregnant.

I use different protocols depending upon where you are in your cycle to stimulate, sedate and balance the reproductive system.

By having regular sessions reflexology also provides a calming effect on the body and mind whilst providing support through your journey.


Watch this video from the AOR: Support for Fertility Issues

I had a course of treatment with Karen earlier in the year, to help me relax more and see if it could aid with fertility issues: after the first session,  I was hooked and slept better than I have in a long time!

The treatments are envaluable not least because they feel great and Karen is such a calming and relaxing person to have around, but also the time that it gives you to step away from often hectic lives and indulge in some 'me' time. I felt 100% confident in Karen's abilities and she is a very easy person to get along with - it often felt like an old friend was popping over for a chat (with the added bonus of receiving some wonderful reflexology as well of course!).

She was also happy to answer my questions as we went along and I really liked her approach in general. The other thing that was fantastic, is that Karen travelled to my house: this meant no having to drive home after I was feeling a mix of both very relaxed and really quite energised at the same time!

HH, North West Oxfordshire

I came to Karen at a time in my life that was incredibly stressful and I was in a downhill spiral. Work and home life were both demanding my attention and on top of this my husband and I were unsuccesfully trying to start a family and going through fertility tests. The stress wasn't helping. A friend suggested I try reflexology. Not only did the reflexology massively help reduce my stress levels but it provided me with some very much needed "me time". The hour I spent at reflexology in Karen's relaxing clinic, with no mobile phone or blackberry or any other person demanding my attention became my sanctuary. In addition Karen's supportive nature and being an ear I could talk to has been invaluable. After treatments I could really notice the difference in my ability to cope with life, I slept restfully and generally felt better in myself. It has certainly helped me get through the tough times. I recommend Karen without any reservation.

LS, Benson