Michelle Mulliss is an internationally known reproductive and general natural health Expert in Harley Street, and has success outcomes of up to 85% of all those who undergo her treatment program.
As a doctor in Traditional Medicine and registered with the British Fertility Society along with the Royal Society of Medicine, Michelle is considered to be UK's only natural gynaecologist to have studied an MSc in Reproductive Medicine and Traditional Medicine to bring together a unique integrated approach for the management of gynaecology & reproductive health matters in all areas of fertility, pregnancy, and menopause.
Although Michelle's specialty is in reproductive health, her expertise covers many areas of chronic and long term health, and as an International medical conference guest speaker, you can be assured that Michelle's expertise along with her team brings great understanding and care for all your health needs.
Clinics in London and Kent. Call us to find out more 0208 242 6508
''I have worked together with Michelle Mulliss and her team in the care of patients trying to start a family for many years. I have always been impressed with the breath of her knowledge across both traditions of Chinese medicine and conventional western medical practice.
She has a caring and compassionate approach and is an excellent communicator. Patients find her calm and positive perspective very reassuring. With her training and experience across both disciplines, she and her team are able to provide a truly holistic evaluation of the patient and are able to recommend practical and helpful advice to help couples achieve their hope of conceiving'"
Mr Stuart Lavery Consultant Gynaecologist
Lead Clinician IVF Unit
Honorary Senior Lecturer Imperial College
Director IVF Hammersmith NHS Trust
''Michelle's expertise and credibility is something that I have been aware of for some time and I have personally witnessed Michelle’s caring and professional approach with patients undergoing IVF treatment. Her passion and knowledge of both conventional and traditional medicine shines through for a cohesive approach towards patients general health and their ability to conceive.
Her research and clinical background puts her amongst the leaders in her field and patients have a high regard for her. I respect Michelle’s work ethics and pleased to work alongside her with a view to enhance patients outcomes in the field of fertility"'.
A week has passed since the transfer, You are in the dreaded two week wait and the wondering is killing you. Questions like “How on earth am I going to be able to hold in these emotions as I’ve got another week to go” Recognise this?
The two-week wait can be the longest and most stressful time as you wait to see if your IVF has worked or not.
You gone through leaps and bounds and climbed obstacles you never thought you could go through and yet the two week wait seems to be the time when you feel most alone, stressed and out of control.
Since elevated stress levels may prevent conception through hormone disruption, doesn’t it seem practical to find ways to improve your two week wait, thereby increasing your chance of successful implantation and pregnancy?
Many patients ask ‘how can I help myself deal with the stress in the two week wait’? but there is not one easy answer as many people react differently to stress, however I encourage patients to manage stress with the following practical advice.
Eat to support healthy hormone levels and to nourish a healthy uterine lining.
Think fiber to promote healthy estrogen metabolism and digestion. Foods like ground flax seeds, dark leafy green vegetables like kale, collard or beet greens, whole grains and nuts.
Create and support a rich uterine lining by eating blood nourishing foods as we call them in traditional Chinese medicine. These foods include meat, eggs, salmon, pumpkin and sunflower seeds, quinoa, spirulina and seaweed which are all iron-rich blood building foods.
As progesterone levels rise, so does your temperature and a warm nourished womb is an inviting womb. Think soups and stews, or adding some warming herbs to foods such as cayenne, ginger, cinnamon.
Note changes in your body, but be mindful of your expectations.
Women in the two week wait have high expectations especially when they have been trying to get pregnant for so long. The thing about expectations, they are deeply filled with emotions and when they aren’t met, the floodgates open. This creates a situation in which stress hormones are at a higher level, which is a signal to your body to prevent conception from happening. It is like a siren going off, “Now is not the time to get pregnant, I need to put my focus elsewhere.”
The most common obsessions for women in the two-week wait are all about a real lack of patience. Yes, there may be signs of implantation, or some slight spotting, or symptoms of early pregnancy such as nausea, feeling more tired than usual, and cramping, but these symptoms are also very common during the luteal phase, as estrogen drops off, progesterone increases and for some women, PMS kicks in.
Ask these questions of yourself:
How is knowing if I am pregnant sooner than my expected menstruation beneficial to me?
Does noting every slight change in my body during the two week wait make me feel good or does it make me worry about the outcome?
Notice how your body feels when you note these changes. Are you holding tension anywhere?
Remember, it is vital to be realistic during your two week wait. Rather than focusing on each little sign, or symptom of pregnancy, focus on nourishing, nurturing and cultivating patience in your life.
Hold off on taking a pregnancy test until the right time.
Can you believe you are anxious for two weeks out of every month? Early pregnancy test manufacturers want to relieve that anxiety by helping you detect if you are pregnant before your next period begins.
Pregnancy tests detect human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG ). In the first few weeks after implantation HCG levels double every 48-72 hours. This means that the level of HCG in pregnant women goes from nearly nothing to a lot in just a few days, but this can vary and not every women has the rising HCG levels and you can get a false negative test.
Rest and Nurture Yourself.
Rather than focusing on symptoms you associate with early pregnancy or PMS, notice where in your body you are holding tension. You will notice you may be clenching your jaw, stomach, or holding your shoulders higher. These are all signs of held stress. Taking time to nurture you is going to help reduce stress and help you focus on creating a healthy environment for baby.
Take naps and go to bed earlier. Elevated progesterone levels make you sleepier, so sleep when you can.
If you love to exercise, down shift. Swap running or spin class for fertility yoga and brisk walks.
Nurture and pamper yourself.
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