What people are saying....

 

"I came to Jessica seeking an alternative voice and holistic approach in the midst of our infertility journey, while overwhelmed by input from doctors, surgeons and various medical specialists. Whilst skeptical of acupuncture at first, I was immediately impressed by Jessica's evidence-based approach and in-depth knowledge of nutrition, infertility, ART, and all the latest research in each of these areas. I also couldn't argue with the efficacy of the acupuncture when I could see the results for myself. 

 

Through every step of our difficult journey I was so grateful for Jessica's impartial, knowledgeable advice and her holistic view which helped me to see the bigger picture, keep everything in perspective and to navigate my way through treatment options and big decisions. 

 

With IVF essential for us and not being able to afford multiple cycles, I came to Jessica wanting to be in the very best health and mindset to give our one cycle the best chance of working. I think that Jessica's acupucture, nutritional advice, supplement regime and knowledgable advice through every step of our cycle played a huge part in it's success, and I am thrilled to be feeling my 20 week baby bump kicking away as I write this!"(Oct 2015)

 

31, endometriosis, PCOS, and severe male factor infertility.

 

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"I was suggested to contact Jessica by my best friend and am so happy that I did. At that stage, I had been on an 8 year journey of trying to conceive and had suffered 2 miscarriages. After speaking to Jessica I felt so hopeful. I found Jessica very positive and professional. She is very enthusiastic and keeps up her knowledge about current technologies and treatment remedies. She helped me to try to find the real cause behind my unexplained infertility and I think we did. Having discovered a number of blood clotting markers and received the proper treatment, I fell pregnant naturally a year later and managed to keep my pregnancy until the end. I now have a beautiful and smart baby girl. Thank you Jessica."

 

34, Hx of recurrent miscarriage, multiple failed IVF cycles. 

 

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"After two failed IUIs and two failed IVFs as a low responder (never even got to the transfer stage), I was at quite a low point when I first went to see Jessica.  She did a full health history, asking questions I had no idea would be relevant such as when I ate and past operations. She gave me a detailed case report tailored to me and the changes I needed to incorporate. This holistic approach, along with the acupuncture, definitely not only helped me, but changed my life. We went for a natural cycle IVF and I am now 16 weeks pregnant (April 2015). I also had acupuncture before and after my transfer and the doctors commented it was a strong implantation.

There are not many people you can talk to in detail, during this difficult time and Jessica’s support throughout this process has been invaluable and beyond the call of duty! The combination of an acupuncturist with a deep knowledge of fertility and health is quite unique. I can’t recommend her highly enough."

 

43, Primary infertility

 

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"After over two years of unexplained infertility and two unsuccessful IUIs we wanted to be in the best possible health for what we thought was the next step, IVF. I found Jessica's blog on Rollercoaster and it was the best discovery. Her posts were so informative and made such sense to me. We met with Jessica and instantly felt more confident because within that first hour she explained more to us than the numerous doctors visits previously. Her programme for both myself and my husband meant changes to our diet and lifestyle which we still follow today. It wasn't always easy but - with help from Jessica along the way - within 6 months we were pregnant naturally and today are proud parents to our gorgeous healthy daughter. I am sure we would not be in this great place without the knowledge and guidance from Jessica."

 

35, Hx of failed IUI's, followed by natural conception after following protocol

 

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"I was diagnosed with a very low AMH of 0.8 in 2012 at the age of 41, alongside the verdict of undefined infertility. A friend referred me to Jessica Bourke, fertility nutritionist. My Husband and I were particularly interested in taking a holistic view of the situation and pursuing a natural route to pregnancy. "

Today, August 10, 2014, we are the proud parents of a beautiful 1 month old baby boy, conceived naturally. The recommendations in Jessica's report allowed us to review our lifestyle and reflect and make changes not only for fertility but also for our health and well being. Thank you Jessica."

 

43, Hx of Primary unexplained infertility

 

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As I began typing, I felt a little kick from the tiny 20 weeks old baby growing in my tummy (Aug 2014).  This is something I feared would never happen and I don’t believe it would have, were it not for the brilliant Jessica Bourke. After 1 miscarriage, 4 failed IUI's and a bunch of invasive tests, a friend suggested I make an appointment to see Jessica. Her instant warmth, genuine empathy for my situation and incredible knowledge of the human body (both female and male) made me instantly realise that I was in good hands.  Jessica has just guided my husband and I through a successful IVF treatment and I will be forever grateful to her for getting us to the point where we were both mentally and physically prepared for this tough journey.  Jessica was the comforting and reassuring presence throughout it all.

 

36, history of miscarriage, followed by 3 years trying to conceive with no positive result, prior to a successful IVF cycle

 

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"I would not be pregnant now were it not for Jessica.  I can say that with certainty because not only did she give me the nutritional advice and acupuncture treatment I needed to prepare my body for a healthy pregnancy, she also managed to diagnose a medical condition that was preventing me from getting pregnant in the first place - something that two top consultants had missed.  Jessica really cares about her patients above and beyond the call of duty.  I can't recommend her highly enough."

 

40, history of miscarriage.

 

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"After three failed rounds of IVF, I had a consultation with Jessica in preparation for our 4th round of IVF. Jessica went through our detailed histories and recommended we get some further testing. Jessica also provided me with a case report which was very specific to my needs. The report recommended dietary, supplementary and lifestyle changes. Although I had previously made some changes to help fertility, Jessica's report was a wake up call for me. Thanks to Jessica's recommendations my 4th IVF cycle was very different from the previous three. Thankfully we were successful and Jessica's support has continued throughout my pregnancy. She has recommended a supplement for me to meet the increased nutritional needs of my body to maintain a healthy pregnancy. Jessica is extremely knowledgeable in fertility and is very thorough in everything she does. It is a pleasure to deal with her as she is so positive and will get to the root cause of any problems. I honestly believe I would not be pregnant if it wasn't for Jessica. So Jessica thank you so much for helping make all my dreams come true."

 

30, Hx of failed IVF/ICSI cycles due to high DNA fragmentation 

 

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I first attended Jessica in July 2012. I had a miscarriage in September 2011 and was trying to conceive again but with no luck. I was beginning to lose hope. Jessica immediately put a plan in place for myself and my partner - this involved acupuncture, diagnostic tests and lifestyle and nutritional changes. Following some test results Jessica advised that I use a natural progesterone support to help my cycle. My partner's semen analysis came back sub optimal but within 4 months following Jessica's advice this had returned to normal. The structured plan gave us hope and by March 2013 I was pregnant. I am due in November and am very excited about welcoming our baby into the world. I know for a fact this happy result would not be possible without Jessica's help. 

Jessica is completely dedicated, focused, knowledgeable and professional. You always feel like you are getting 110% percent.

On a personal level, she is very empathetic, understanding and kind. The acupuncture treatments are very comfortable and relaxing, which is vital when trying to conceive. The results provide the proof of Jessica's talent.

 

38, history of miscarriage, delivered a healthy baby boy November 2013.

 

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"I went for fertility acupuncture with Jessica Bourke and got positive results within the first month of treatment. I discovered I was pregnant after the first 3 sessions. The treatment sessions were painless, relaxing and highly informative. As well as the acupuncture, I also received advice on nutrition and prenatal care. I would strongly recommend going for a consultation with Jessica at her clinic as the results are amazing."

 

32, history of miscarriage followed by unexplained infertility.

 

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Jessica has provided me with great support during my difficult journey. She is a fountain of knowledge in every aspect of nutrition and acupuncture for dealing with infertility issues!

Her personal and caring approach made the whole process feel a lot calmer, reducing anxiety levels through her indepth knowledge and support! I am now the proud mum of a baby girl via IVF and given my history of failed cycles prior to this, I believe it was Jessica's interventions that made all the difference in the end."

 

41, Secondary Infertility

 

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"I highly recommend Jessica. When I went to her for acupuncture and nutrition advice to help me conceive, she immediately impressed me with her ultra professionalism and commitment. 

I had been to two acupuncturists before and was starting to think there was nothing to it, as I had had no success and found the experience very underwhelming. Jessica is completely different.  She combines her vast knowledge of complimentary medicine with complete professionalism. When you add that together with the nutritional expertise it is a winning formula.

After a very lengthy first consultation she provided me with a personalised, comprehensive written case advice to follow, with lots of detail on the diet I should be following together with the supplements she recommended for me. I also had two sessions of acupuncture with her, which were so relaxing. I was very at ease during the treatments, having not had great experiences with the other two I had gone to. By October (2010) I was pregnant!  

Jessica also gives you confidence in your own body and is so passionate and enthused about using diet and complimentary medicine to balance your body that it is infectious and definitely helps the psychological aspect as well, especially if you feel a bit downbeat about it. I am so glad that I found her and would highly recommend her to anyone who wants to conceive - even if you are having no difficulties Jessica will get your body in tip top condition and your confidence levels high."

 

32, history of unexplained infertility & hypothyroidism, delivered a healthy baby boy in 2011. 

 

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After six years of trying to conceive, two without fertility treatment and four years with various fertility treatments, I’m delighted to say that we are 12 weeks pregnant with twins (as of Jan 2012) after seeking Jessica’s help while undergoing an IVF cycle.  She helped us change our outlook and inspired us to enter the cycle with a fresh confidence. Her nutrition and diet advice were invaluable and together with the prescribed supplements, really made our success possible. So thank you Jessica.

 

36, history of unexplained infertility, complicated by PCOS.

 

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"We still can't quite believe that she's ours and is happy and healthy. I feel like somebody will come along any day now and take her away from us! We look at her sleeping and think what a miracle she is and how lucky we are that everything worked out for us.

Thank you again for your help in making our dream a reality. After months of failed and aborted treatment we had really lost hope. My sessions with you really helped reinvigorate me and make me feel positive and hopeful about the whole process again. When you're in the middle of treatment the whole thing feels very clinical and it's hard not to feel like just another couple on a production line. Knowing that I was taking steps outside this medical process to move things along really helped, as it made me feel like I was taking a little bit of control back. I was amazed to see how much the acupuncture improved my lining considering this had been such a problem for us on previous cycles, so thank you!"

 

36, history of miscarriage, failed or cancelled IVF cycles

 

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"We had been trying naturally for a few years and then had our first IVF with a negative result. We decided to take a break from fertility treatment and through a recommendation, my husband and I went to Jessica for advice. She put us both on a nutrition plan for our fertility and it was so nice to focus on something different and to concentrate on getting our bodies mentally and physically prepared before we tried again.

We then had two failed IUI's and an abandoned IVF cycle while Jessica was on maternity leave. When I returned to Jessica for acupuncture and nutritional advice we had just had another failed IVF cycle. She recommended I have my Vitamin D levels tested as low levels are known to impact fertility. Sure enough, my levels came back chronically low so I followed Jessica's supplement recommendations to safely increase my Vitamin D to healthy levels- on the next cycle I became pregnant! 

I truly believe that it would not have worked without the constant support from Jessica. Her acupuncture and nutrition consultations always put me at ease. She is so professional and easy to talk to and when you are finished you can't wait to see her again. Also, if you have any queries between consultations she answers you within 24 hours. Our lives have changed for the better with the help of Jessica and I know our baby boy will be the better for it."

 

38, History of Unexplained Infertility.

 

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"We came to Jessica following two failed sessions of IVF. We knew from the IVF clinic that the problem was largely on my side, with severely reduced sperm motility and poor morphology. Nobody we spoke to at the fertility clinic had mentioned any relationship between diet or supplements and their impact on the production of good quality sperm. 

I had always considered my diet to be quite healthy but the consultation opened my eyes to many of the deficiencies in modern diets due to the processing and refinement of food. I have followed all of the recommendations in Jessica's report.

I drink no coffee, little alcohol, very little red meat and as much as possible, I buy organic produce. The range of supplements prescribed did add up but they were nowhere near the cost of another cycle of IVF, not to mention the emotional costs associated with that whole process. 

Following my next semen analysis three months later, I was delighted to be told that my results had improved to such an extent that they had gone from near hopeless, even with IVF, to falling within the normal range considered suitable for natural conception. 

We haven't conceived yet but are doing everything we can to make that happen in the near future. I know for certain that the improvement in my results has removed a huge source of stress for the both of us. We know that stress will not help us on our mission. Aside from the main fertility reasons for embarking on these dietary changes, I won't ever go back to eating the way I did before. I care far too much now about where my food comes from, what goes into it, and what goes into me. We would both highly recommend Jessica for her attentive analysis, comprehensive guidance and ongoing help."

 

Male, 39, History of poor sperm motility & poor morphology.

 

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"We had been trying to conceive for three years without any success.  During this time we had undergone numerous IUI and IVF cycles and had had a miscarriage.  We were in the unexplained category but the one common factor in all the treatment cycles was that my endometrial lining was thin.  I began to see Jessica a few weeks before the start of my fifth IVF cycle.  The focus of the first number of sessions was on building up the endometrial lining via acupuncture treatment.  The result was very positive and my final scan prior to transfer showed a very healthy lining and the doctor was happy to proceed with the transfer.  I continued with the acupuncture treatment pre and post embryo transfer.  The cycle was a success and I had weekly sessions with Jessica throughout my pregnancy.  We went on to have a healthy baby girl.  I fully believe that this would not have been possible without Jessica's help."

 

34, history of miscarriage & failed IVF cycles

 

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"I went to Jessica when I was three days overdue on my second child. I had been induced in hospital on my first and was trying to avoid that situation second time round, if at all possible. After my afternoon appointment with Jessica my beautiful baby girl was born that same evening! I had never had acupuncture before and Jessica made me feel relaxed and was very professional at the same time. The results I think speak for themselves!"

 

34, induction of labour using electro-acupuncture.

 

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I would not hesitate to recommend the services and advice of Jessica Bourke.

My wife & I had been trying for a baby for more than two years when we first

went to see Jessica. During that time we had had to suffer the pain of an early

miscarriage and then bewilderment at why we were unable to conceive again.

 

My wife is a 30-something and I am older than that and although we both thought

we were in good physical shape and following a good diet, we were concerned

that time was running out. The advice of our GP was that we should just carry 

on as before and we planned to start IVF within a few months.

 

Jessica questioned this and advised both myself and my wife on courses of action

which proved to be completely effective and correct as we did not have to resort

to IVF etc, conceiving naturally, and are now the proud parents of a beautiful baby girl.

 

Male, 40’s

 

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"I was 33 years old when I first met Jessica. She had been recommended to me by a friend and I was not disappointed. Jessica went through my medical history, eating patterns and lifestyle very thoroughly and gave me a report which outlined her recommendations for me in terms of supplements and dietary changes. Within weeks, I felt much better, had more energy and my skin had improved. The changes meant that I was in optimum health for my IVF cycle in summer 2013. This was my sixth attempt and finally it worked! I now have a beautiful daughter and am thoroughly blessed. Jessica is totally professional and it is obvious she knows what she is talking about. 
I really believe Jessica helped me to get my body ready for my IVF cycle and I am truly indebted to her for that." 

 

34, history of failed IVF

 

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