Recommendations

The following are a list of lovely people and companies that I highly recommend, including where to find suitably qualified complementary practitioners. For natural health and fertility related books, scroll down to the Bookshelf.

Fertile Body Method

Full of information and resources for those who are interested in how hypnosis and other mind-body approaches can be used to help people with fertility problems, have been diagnosed with unexplained infertility or are undergoing medical treatments such as IVF. You can download fantastic self-hypnosis CDs and MP3s to listen to at home.

Embrace Fertility

Providing inspiration, community and support for anyone trying to conceive, going through fertility treatment or who is now pregnant following infertility. Naomi is an EFT practitioner and mindfulness coach who also blogs and runs support groups in London.

Infertility Network UK

Infertility Network UK is a charity that provides help, support and guidance for all aspects of infertility. They run an annual National Fertility Awareness Week to raise vital funds for their inspiring work.

Melanie’s Garden – Nutritional Therapy for Skin

Melanie’s Garden products are free of harsh synthetic chemicals and all of the quality ingredients are ethically sourced. This beautifully handmade range of skincare contains essential fatty acids, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and other important nutrients all aimed towards improving the appearance of your skin. Beautifully handmade in Surrey.

Natal Hypnotherapy

Maggie provides an amazing range of hypnotherapy CDs and downloads to teach you natural ways to work with your body and induce deep relaxation. Choose from pre-conception, IVF preparation, pregnancy, birth and post-natal.

Natracare

The best in female sanitary protection. Many women don’t know about the harmful chemicals found in most commercial brands, some of which have been linked to endometriosis and none of which you want to absorb into your body. Choose natracare and you have nothing to worry about!

Neighbourhood Midwives

Neighbourhood Midwives is a dynamic organisation whose aim is for every woman to have the choice of a positive experience of childbirth supported by a midwife she knows and trusts. Offering a private service in London, Surrey, Berkshire, Hampshire and Kent. They provide a fantastic personal service and I would encourage anyone considering local, private support through pregnancy, birth and post-natally to contact a member of their friendly team.

NYR Organic

A fantastic range of organic skincare and lifestyle products with a fantastic company ethos. I love these products so much, I work as an Independent NYR consultant providing tips and advice on how you can incorporate them into your healthy lifestyle. Please contact me to find out more or if you’d like to host a get-together with your friends to learn why it is vital to use natural personal care ingredients before and during pregnancy, as well as for your general health.

Positive Birth Movement

A wonderful place to read and share positive birth experiences, join support groups and connect with other Mums. Follow their facebook page.

Rococo Organic Hair Salon

Tucked away on Webb’s Road, Clapham, this lovely hair salon offers organic colouring, which is kind to your hair and the environment and has only been tested on willing human volunteers, rather than animals. It also provides a relaxed, clean and friendly atmosphere with gentle background music. I am yet to find an organic salon in Surrey so if you know of a good one, please let me know so I can add it to this list!

Roisin Golding, Acupuncturist

Roisin is registered with the British Acupuncture Council and has 26 years of experience in acupuncture, successfully treating a wide range of conditions. She is also a Master NLP Practitioner and a qualified Fertile Body Method practitioner. Roisin is friendly, approachable and extremely knowledgeable and I highly recommend her to anyone seeking out acupuncture or NLP treatment.

Tell Me a Good Birth Story

Another fantastic community of guidance and support. You can be paired up with other Mums, all sharing their positive birth stories. Follow their facebook page.

Victoria Sophie, The Natural Health Practitioner

Home to my natural health and wellbeing blog, where you will find recipes, tips and tools to inspire your naturally healthy world. You can also find out about therapeutic massage, holistic facial and reflexology treatments, as well as the wonderful range or NYR Organic products.

Professional Associations

British Acupuncture Council

If you are not near to London to see Roisin, visit the directory to find a qualified acupuncturist near you.

British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy

BANT is the professional body for Registered Nutritional Therapists. Search the directory for a qualified practitioner local to you.

National Institute of Medical Herbalists

NIMH is the UK’s leading professional body representing herbal practitioners. Find your local herbalist on their directory.

The Complementary Therapists Association

The CThA is the leading professional association representing complementary therapies in the UK.

The Association of Reflexologists

The AOR is the governing body for reflexologists in the UK, giving you the reassurance that you are choosing a practitioner who is suitably qualified and experienced.

Bookshelf

Here is a selection of the books that can be found on my own bookshelf and which I frequently recommend to my clients.

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