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Win Holistic Fertility Treatments to Improve IVF Success

Eloise Edington  |  5 Jan 2022


It’s the beginning of 2022 and so many of us are trying to get fitter, healthier and hoping for successful fertility treatment.

Over the past few years, Covid has caused such disruption to our health and bodies.  Enforced lockdowns, damaged mental wellbeing, closed fertility clinics, cancelled social engagements (the list goes on and on)… And waiting lists for medical treatment are longer than ever.  (To be part of our supportive fertility community to ease waiting anxiety, download our free app here.)

With all this in mind, it’s no surprise people are considering travelling abroad for IVF.  When we asked our Instagram community if you’d travel abroad for fertility treatment, 54% said that you would.

Particularly in light of the pandemic, holistic remedies for fertility treatment are more popular than ever with an incredible 89% of our community believing holistic treatments (such as fertility massage, fertility acupuncture, fertility counselling) are important whilst having IVF.

So, where can we go for holistic fertility treatments and where to travel for IVF?

This new year, we’ve teamed up with Reproclinic, a leading fertility clinic in Spain, to offer an exciting FREE holistic fertility treatment bundle to 10 individuals or couples.  These holistic fertility treatments help prepare your body and mind for IVF treatment.

Enter here to be in for a chance of winning 1 of 10 bundles including:

  • a free medical consultation
  • a complimentary one-to-one fertility coaching session
  • two free acupuncture treatments

PLEASE NOTE: THIS GIVEAWAY HAS NOW CLOSED.

Read on to find out more about fertility acupuncture and understand what is fertility coaching.

Written by Holly Pigache

What is fertility coaching and how can it help?

We all know what an emotional rollercoaster fertility journeys and fertility treatment can be, and fertility coaching helps you better manage this process.  Working closely with a coach allows you to develop tools to:

  • talk with others about your experience and
  • take some distance to not obsess or ruminate on what you’re going through.

Going through assisted-reproduction is often packed with difficult decisions and a fertility coach can help guide you through these with strength and confidence.

We asked our community for thoughts on fertility coaching:

  • 71% said fertility coaching helped on their fertility journey.
  • FHH Founder, Eloise said, “it helped having someone to talk to, who I didn’t know, but who understood.”
  • Charlie said, fertility coaching “helped [her] so much with mindset – [she was] so negative before, now [she’s] able to be hopeful.”
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Sarah said, “[Fertility coaching] helped me gain perspective when I needed it most.”

For Rachel, “having coaching with [her] partner made IVF easier” and Gary and his partner also had positive experiences of fertility coaching.  “It helped us feel less confused and angry,” says Gary.

The benefits of fertility coaching are clear: clarity, support and answers during difficult times.

What is fertility acupuncture and what are its benefits?

Put simply, fertility acupuncture can help you conceive (and 57% of our community has tried it).  Some research studies have pointed out an increase  in success rates  within patients who enrol on acupuncture sessions during IVF treatment.

But how?

  • Fertility acupuncture improves diminished ovarian markers and blood flow to the uterus.  This creates a stronger and healthier uterine lining for the embryo to grow on.
  • Acupuncture with IVF regulates reproductive hormone levels and normalises the menstrual cycle.
  • Acupuncture for fertility reduces inflammation and increases the odds of pregnancy by 87% (according to 12-week ultrasound evidence).
  • Fertility acupuncture increases the likelihood of a successful birth by improving your body’s overall health during pregnancy by 91% (compared to IVF alone).

Why travel abroad for IVF treatment?

  • 54% of our community is interested in travelling abroad for fertility treatment or IVF.
  • Many clinics offer slight variations in treatment and some are more holistically-focused than others.  Reproclinic’s emphasis on holistic support ensures patients receive the best possible care in as many ways possible, so you may wish to consider travelling abroad for IVF.
  • By taking a holistic approach to care, Reproclinic’s patients can feel secure knowing they are receiving quality care from practitioners who communicate with each other.
  • Holistic treatments are often not included in many assisted-reproduction clinics and these can be pricey additions to an already-costly commitment.  By entering our giveaway, you could be in for a chance of being 1 of 10 couples or individuals to have holistic fertility treatment completely free.
  • We’re all aware of long waiting times for treatment, particularly due to the backlog of the pandemic so you may find waiting lists for IVF treatment are much shorter abroad than in your home country.
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Tell me about Reproclinic’s giveaway bundles and how they can help me

Reproclinic are offering 10 Fertility Help Hub readers an amazing bundle of free holistic fertility treatments in Barcelona.

10 winners will have a complete first medical consultation, a complimentary one-to-one fertility coaching session and two acupuncture treatments with Balance Living completely free – helping you to save money on fertility treatment.

Enter our new holistic giveaway here between 11th January and 3rd February 2022 to be in for a chance of winning.  PLEASE NOTE: THIS GIVEAWAY HAS NOW CLOSED.

Who can enter the giveaway?

PLEASE NOTE: THIS GIVEAWAY HAS NOW CLOSED

What are the prizes?

  • A complete first medical consultation for free
  • One free fertility coaching session one to one (virtually or at Reproclinic in Barcelona)
  • Two acupuncture treatments (pre- and post-transfer) with Balance Living.

Who are Reproclinic?

Based in central Barcelona, Reproclinic is a modern assisted-reproduction centre with the best professionals and specialists, intent on helping patients realise their dreams of becoming parents.

Through comprehensive, personalised and continuous care, patients at Reproclinic are supported from their first appointment throughout their treatment, by a dedicated team of allocated professionals.

For FHH, what makes Reproclinic unique is its holistic approach to fertility treatment.  Nutritionists, reflexologists and acupuncturists work with Reproclinic’s medical specialists to provide person-centred care during and beyond treatment and our giveaway fits Reproclinic’s ethos perfectly.

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Find out more about Reproclinic's CEO, Dr Esther Velilla.

CEO of Reproclinic, Dr Esther Velilla, has had more than 15 years of experience in Assisted Reproduction and Reproductive Genetics.  With two Master’s degrees in Cell Biology and Executive Education and a PhD in Genetics and Cell Biology, she is also a Senior Clinical Embryologist, certified by the ESHRE and ASEBIR (specialising in Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis).

Dr Velilla says, “My goal is to be able to help everyone make their dream of having a child come true, regardless of their origins, culture or geographical location.  We can all be parents and together will achieve it.”

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Find out more about Reproclinic's Acupuncturist, Cristina Mora.

Reproclinic’s Acupuncturist, Cristina Mora, studied Traditional Chinese Medicine in Wales from 2005 to 2008 before moving to China for two years to specialise in Chinese fertility medicine.  With a degree in Naturopathy, Cristina is well-placed to provide:

  • energetic diet therapy
  • vitamin-, mineral- and trace elements-focused treatment and
  • phytotherapy

And her post-graduate degree in Psychoneuroimmunology deepened her understanding of bodies’ pathophysiological issues associated with fertility problems and difficulties TTC.

With Reproclinic, Cristina’s “integrative medical” approach supports patients in a holistic manner to improve chances of conception.

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Find out more about Reproclinic's Patient/Medical Assistant, Silvia Pezoa.

Reproclinic’s Patient/Medical Assistant, Silvia Pezoa, has been assisting patients in the fertility world for over six years.

She says, “What attracts me most in my work is … accompanying women or couples, who are immersed in [an] emotional [experience].”  Silvia knows her role “requires empathetic and welcoming attention, as well as professional care” and says, “I care about emotions and making my patients’ path easier – it’s a pleasure for me!”

Watch FHH’s Founder Eloise announce these incredible giveaways!

If you’re thinking about IVF treatment abroad or travelling for fertility treatment, we hope you’ll consider leading fertility clinic Reproclinic.

Their focus on holistic wellbeing and varied complementary fertility treatments makes Reproclinic an ideal clinic to help make your family-building dreams come true.

Enter this incredible giveaway, here, from 11th January to 3rd February 2022 (see Campaign T&Cs below).  PLEASE NOTE: THIS GIVEAWAY HAS NOW CLOSED.

Campaign Terms & Conditions

  1. By entering the Fertility Help Hub LLP (FHH) Holistic Campaign Giveaway, you confirm that you accept and agree to these terms and conditions. FHH reserves the right to refuse to accept applications or select applicants as Recipients for the no-fee treatment by anyone in breach of these terms and conditions.
  1. Eligibility

    The Unica No Fee IVF is open to anyone eligible for fertility treatment in their country of residence, except for FHH and Clinic employees, their families, agents or anyone professionally connected with the promotion.

  1. How to Enter

    The Campaign will open at 0.001 hours (UK time) on 11th January 2022 and close at 23.59 hours (UK time) on 4th February 2022 (the Closing Date)

  2. To qualify for entry into the Campaign, applicants must enter their email address and name in the entry box and tick the agreement boxes. 1 entry per person/household only.
  3. Entries received after the Closing Date will not be valid.
  4. No entries from agents, third parties, organised groups or applications automatically generated by computer will be accepted. No incomplete or corrupted entries will be accepted. Entries will only be accepted if they comply with all entry instructions. FHH reserves the right to refuse an entry at any time during the promotion.
  5. FFH and its agents take no responsibility for incomplete entries or opt-in forms or any applications that are lost, delayed or otherwise not received for any reason, including technical interruption, fault or website failure. Such entries will be deemed invalid. Treatment Recipient selection and the Treatments being offered:
  6. Applicants will be sorted into the specific giveaway they enter for (one round of no-fee IVF treatment / supporting holistic treatment at Unica or one bundle out of 10 of holistic treatment with Reproclinic). A random number generator will select successful Recipients from all valid entries received by the Closing Date in that category below as applicable. Recipients can only benefit from one giveaway prize for Unica or Reproclinic.
  7. Subject to the applicable laws in the Applicant’s country of residence, and any restrictions set out in Clause 10 below, Recipients can be based anywhere in the world.
  8. The participating clinics are: a. Unica (Prague, Czech Republic) – please note that the clinic cannot legally treat same-sex or solo parents b.   Reproclinic, Barcelona, Spain.
  9. For the No Fee IVF Unica, the selected Recipient’s details will then be sent to the Clinic to check that they are suitable for treatment as applicable, that they meet the relevant country’s fertility law requirements where applicable, and that they meet the Clinic’s own criteria. If the selected Recipient is not suitable, then a new Recipient will be selected at random from the remaining eligible entries, and checked for suitability. This process will continue as necessary until a suitable Recipient for that Clinic is found.
  10. FHH will notify the successful Recipients by email provided in the entry box during week 7th February March 2022. FHH will make 3 attempts by email within a 7 day period to contact the successful Recipients, but should FHH not be able to contact a Recipient, the award of the no-cost treatment will lapse and FHH reserves the right to select a substitute Recipient in accordance with the Campaign’s process set out above.
  11. FHH will publicly announce the names (1st name and surname where the Recipient agrees), and counties, states or cities and countries of the successful Recipients during week commencing 7th February 2022 by publishing the details on the FHH website and on its social media channels.
  12. Recipients must keep the fact that they have been successful in their Application confidential until FHH has publicly announced this in accordance with Clause 13.
  13. Treatments can be taken at any time after the Recipient being notified but within the time-scale set out in the Clinic’s / Provider’s terms and conditions, subject to Clinic/ Provider availability and any Coronavirus or other restrictions in place.
  14. Unica and Reproclinic’s no-fee fertility / holistic treatment is subject to their own terms and conditions, which the relevant Clinic or Provider will require you to agree to. Details of these are available in the drop down above. Please ensure that you read the relevant Clinic and/or Provider’s terms and conditions carefully. The Clinic or Provider terms and conditions will also be provided directly to Recipients. Treatments will therefore be the subject of a separate agreement between Recipients and the Clinic/Provider concerned. FHH will have no involvement in that process, and will not be part of or responsible for that agreement. FHH is not an agent of or recommending or endorsing any of the Clinics/Providers in any way.
  15. So far as is permitted by law, FHH, its agents or distributors will not in any circumstances be responsible or liable to compensate a Recipient or accept any liability for any loss, damage, personal injury or death occurring as a result of taking up a no-fee fertility treatment except where it is caused by the negligence of FHH, its agents or distributors or that of their employees. Your statutory rights are not affected.
  16. Recipients will receive the relevant treatment with no fee payable by themselves, up to the amount specified by each individual Clinic/Providers’ T&Cs. However, all travel, accommodation and any other incidental expenses will be the responsibility of the Recipients and no contribution will be made to these by FHH or the relevant Clinic/Provider, unless and to the extent that these are covered by the Clinic’s/Provider’s own terms and conditions. Recipients will also be responsible for ensuring that they meet any visa, permit or other requirements to enable them to take up the treatment.
  17. Treatments are non-exchangeable, non-transferable and no cash alternative is offered.
  18. Recipients will be required to share part of their fertility treatment journey with FHH and the Clinic/Provider (on both the FHH and Clinic/Provider platforms) over a 12-month period, starting from the date they are notified that they are selected. This is required whether or not the treatment is successful. This may involve providing a podcast(s), or articles and similar events, which may be done on a named or anonymised basis. The exact details of how and when this journey-sharing will be done will be a matter for agreement with FHH and you will be required to sign a Consent Form to confirm your agreement to this.
  19. Recipients may also be required to participate in other non-paid publicity or advertising relating to the Campaign, which may include the publication of their name and photograph in any media including FHH’s website and social media channels. Recipients can request that their name be anonymised if they so wish.
  1. Data Sharing

    Personal data supplied during the course of this Campaign will be processed as set out in FHH’s privacy policy available at www.fertilityhelphub.com/privacy-policy. By entering the Campaign, each Applicant consents to their personal data being used for the purposes of administering the Campaign which includes the publication of their name, county/state and country of residence if they are a Recipient.

  2. Participants’ personal data limited to their name and email address only will also be shared with the Clinics/Providers for marketing purposes where Applicants consent to this. Applicants will be asked to confirm that they are happy to receive such communications when completing the Entry Box. Applicants may withdraw their consent to such marketing communications at any time by unsubscribing to such communications. Applicants’ personal data will be deleted from the Clinics/Providers’ databases.
  1. Other Important Terms

    FHH reserves the right to hold void, cancel, suspend or amend the Campaign without notice where it becomes necessary to do so as a result of but not limited to: actions beyond our reasonable control; a legal or regulatory issue; a systems failure; the failure by any third party to perform services, or for reasons related to the current Coronavirus pandemic. If this happens, FHH will notify Applicants and potential Applicants by placing a notice on its website as soon as practically possible afterwards.

  2. The decision of FHH regarding any aspect of the Campaign is final and binding and no correspondence will be entered into.
  3. By agreeing to these terms and conditions Applicants consent to the processing and transfer of their personal data to FHH and Clinics/Providers for the purposes of the administration of this Campaign and for the limited purposes set out at Clause 19 above. All entry instructions form part of these terms and conditions.
  4. The Campaign and these terms and conditions are subject to English law. Any disputes or issues in connection with these must be referred to the English Courts.
  5. The Campaign organiser is Fertility Help Hub LLP, Wimbledon, London, SW18 5UL, UK. Email: hello@fertilityhelphub.com

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