Gaynor Almond BA (Hons), GJC, CRM5, PRM, rCNHC is a Fertility Coach, Freedom Fertility Specialist CEP™, and Clinical Reflexologist
Hello and welcome to my website, I’m Gaynor a Fertility Coach and Holistic Therapist based in Warrington, Cheshire in the UK, offering online fertility coaching services 🌎.
I have had the privilege of supporting couples and individuals on their fertility journey for 8 years. Offering a pre-conception care plan to those who are struggling to conceive, and wish to improve their chances of a positive outcome. Supporting in all aspects of natural and assisted conception (IUI/IVF/IMSI/ICSI/FET/donor (egg, sperm, embryo)/surrogacy).
How I Work
Passionate about empowering my clients to achieve mental, emotional, and physical wellbeing, I offer a 1:1 Fertility Coaching Programme using the The Freedom Fertility Formula™, taking a completely holistic whole health mind-body approach, to include:
💜 Emotional support using a blend of mind/body techniques & strategies to ensure you’re taking care of your emotional well-being on a daily basis
💜 Stress management - if you are under stress especially chronic stress, your body will prioritise adrenal hormone production rather than sex hormone production, as adrenal hormones are necessary for safety and survival. Procreation takes a back seat.
💜 With the additional option of nutritional and lifestyle advice, plus holistic treatments to further support your Fertility Success.
All carried out in a motivating therapeutic and coaching way, helping you to feel emotionally stronger, more positive, and hopeful for the future. Empowering you to take back control of not only your fertility but your life too.
“Although you can’t control ‘When’ or ‘How’ you are going to get pregnant, you most definitely can control how you feel emotionally and physically while you are on your fertility journey, or ahead of and during your fertility treatment. Helping to reduce the Emotional overwhelm so your Mind and Body are much more Receptive to Conception.”
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How to contact me
To arrange an appointment, or to book your free 15 minute discovery call to see how I can help you on your fertility journey Click here.
You can also call or text me on 07895756252.
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Are you trying to conceive naturally, or do you require help to prepare for your IUI, FET, IVF, ICSI or Clomid cycle?
I have been supporting clients on their fertility journey in the Northwich, Knutsford, Tarporley, and Warrington areas of Cheshire, as well as online, with natural and assisted fertility successfully for over 7 years. Helping with different conditions such as PCOS, anovulatory cycles (absence of ovulation), endometriosis, irregular cycles, autoimmune conditions, unexplained infertility, low AMH, poor egg quality, and elevated Natural Killer Cells (NK Cells). As well as supporting men with male factor infertility, such as poor sperm quality, low motility, and high morphology.
Support after pregnancy loss
I am particularly passionate about supporting women wanting to try again after pregnancy loss, and fortunately I’ve been able to support many women in this area to go on and carry their healthy babies to term. I’ll help in empowering you to nurture yourself both emotionally and physically, and take into account any further testing that could help in identifying any underling issues, supporting you on your fertility journey every step of the way.
Newly Pregnant Support and Beyond after a difficult Fertility Journey using the Freedom Family Formula™
Supporting newly pregnant individuals and couples after pregnancy loss, using Conscious Emotional Processing™ to help you feel Calm, Confident and in Control, and Maternity Reflexology.
Getting a positive pregnancy test after a difficult fertility journey for many of my existing clients, can often be filled with mixed emotions, excitement overshadowed by anxiety and fear. Feeling they can’t enjoy their pregnancy until they’ve reached their 20 week milestone, and or are holding their baby in their arms.
I support newly pregnant women and couples, through each step of their pregnancy with their mental and emotional wellness after a difficult Fertility Journey. Taking you (and your partner) on a healing journey to parenthood with the Freedom Family Formula.
Please contact me for more information.
The Freedom Family Formula™
A Bit About Me
Hi I’m Gaynor, I live in Cheshire with my husband Lee and our two daughters, and now our puppy Coco, the latest addition to our family.
As parents of adopted children we are a testament to the number of pathways there are to parenthood, and I believe however your baby finds you it’s the right way.
A CHANGE OF CAREER
Having worked for 5 years in an accounts role for an IT Consultancy I decided I wanted a change of career. I wasn’t entirely sure what it was that I wanted to do, but I had narrowed it down to wanting to support individuals holistically with their health and well-being on a one-to-one basis. I took a year out to think things over, and during this time I returned to my original job of crew chef on board a private yacht based in the Mediterranean and Caribbean, to give myself some thinking space. During this time I actually got to meet the Queen👸, when she came onboard the yacht during her UK tour.
After my year out, I decided to train as a Clinical Reflexologist with Allison Walker, now the Principle at the Contemporary Reflexology College in Knutsford Cheshire. Achieving the highest level in Reflexology, CRM Level 5 Mastership, advanced level diploma, including anatomy and physiology, and modules of fertility and maternity. I am also a full member of Professional Reflexology (PR), and CNHC.
CONTINUED PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT (CPD)
Specialising in the area of reproductive health, I continued adding to my training by completing CPD courses in advanced fertility reflexology, Reflexology Lymphatic Drainage (RLD), Vertical Reflexology, Reiki, and Gentle Release Therapy. Using a combination of techniques in my holistic treatments to encourage the flow of Chi (energy) to organs and systems in the body, helping to release emotional blockages, and restore balance to the body-mind.
THE REPRODUCTIVE MICROBIOME
I also attended CPD courses with top fertility experts in the field of reproductive health, to gain an insight into the male and female reproductive microbiome. Learning how an imbalance in the vaginal and penile microbiome can impact pregnancy outcome by increasing the risk of miscarriage, implantation failure, placenta eruption, and preterm birth. A real eye opener.
SUPPORTING MY OWN HEALTH HOLISTICALLY
Not only was the training invaluable in supporting my clients to optimise their fertility success, it also became invaluable for my own health goals. As I was able to successfully use the protocols to finally treat my recurring UTIs that I had suffered with for many many years. The positive impact this had on my physical and emotional health was unmeasurable, to say it’s been life changing is an understatement.
GUT HEALTH = SKIN HEALTH
I also restored my gut health, to help clear my ‘peri-menopausal itchy skin’, medical term “pruritus”, due to hormonal changes, and in particular a reduction of oestrogen.
I always start my morning with a prebiotic dissolved in hot water, which has been shown to have particular benefits for skin health by increasing hydration.
It has completely cleared my ‘peri-menopausal itchy skin’, medical term “pruritus”, due to hormonal changes, and in particular a reduction of oestrogen.
Oestrogen is related to the production of collagen and natural oils.
I suffered with itchy skin for 2 years, on the back of my hands, inner arms, and different areas on my body, keeping me awake at night, my inner arms looked like I’d been injecting myself.
I was prescribed a topical steroid by the GP which did absolutely nothing to help me, never mind the impact using a topical steroid can have on your health. They are not safe for long term use, they dry the skin out by stripping it of it’s natural oils, accelerate the ageing process, and can impact the natural cortisol levels in your body.
The prebiotic feeds and grows Bifidobacterium and lactobacilli in the gut, which helps with absorption of nutrients, I combine this with bifido and lacto probiotic👌💕.
The final missing piece of the puzzle was wanting to support my clients Emotionally while on their difficult fertility journey, at a much deeper level than I was currently able to offer. So I made the absolute best decision to train as a Freedom Fertility Formula™Specialist, trained in the unique Conscious Emotional Processing™ approach. It has proved to be there the number one difference maker for helping my clients to regain emotional control of their fertility and their lives. A total win-win situation as in doing so it increases their chances of Fertility Success due to the mind-body connection.
Never underestimate the power of your thoughts and the impact they can have not only on your mental health but your physical health too, as the two are most intrinsically linked.
Behind the scenes, and for last 2 years, I have also been studying Naturopathic Nutrition at the Nutritional Healing Foundation. In a nutshell naturopathic nutrition is about nourishing the body to get the good stuff in, and cleansing the body to get the bad stuff out, in-order to restore health to the body-mind. It also delves a lot deeper to get to the root cause looking at internal and external stressors such as our exposure to chemicals/toxins and very importantly, emotional stressors.
I think this quote sums this up quite nicely.
“There are five important things for living a successful and fulfilling life: never stop dreaming, never stop believing, never give up, never stop trying, and never stop learning.” - Roy Bennett
...and never stop loving💕
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Why I am passionate about the vaginal microbiome
The vaginal microbiome, the environment of the vagina also known as the vaginal ecology, can hold a lot of unanswered questions for women who are struggling to conceive, have experienced repeated implantation failure, recurrent miscarriage, and placental eruption. It’s an area I’m really passionate about sharing, having suffered with recurring urinary tract infections (UTIs) for many many years due to vaginal dysbiosis (not enough of the good bacteria), as soon as I restored my healthy vaginal microbiome I never got another UTI. Many women I’ve worked with have not been aware that they had endometritis, inflammation in the uterus, this can often be as a result of medical interventions disrupting the natural vagina and uterine flora. Increased inflammation in the uterus makes it very difficult for a fertilised egg or embryo to implant, however there are a few solutions to this problem which I can go into in more detail on a 1:1 if this was a potential concern.
Holistic Fertility Consultations and Fertility Treatments Virtually via Zoom.
Get your mind and body ready for pregnancy with an online consultation, which will help me to ascertain where you are in your fertility journey, and how I can help you further to improve your chances of carrying a healthy baby to term.
Whether you’re trying naturally or preparing for your fertility treatment (IVF:ICSI:IUI:FET/Clomid), I’ll help you and your partner to get in the best place possible by implementing some very achievable lifestyle changes, to improve your chances of a positive outcome.
The optimum time to prepare for pregnancy is ideally a minimum of 90 days, as it takes 90 days for men to develop healthy new sperm, and women to develop healthy new follicles. Making some positive life style changes is not only going to improve your overall health to optimise your chances of conceiving, but it can also help to reduce your chances of miscarriage, help to support and improve your chances of a positive outcome when undergoing your fertility treatment, and crucially for the long term health of your developing baby.
But please don’t worry if you’re starting your fertility treatment sooner than the optimum 90 days, there’s still plenty we can do to get you in a good place ready for your treatment.
Please contact me for more information.
Increased relaxation to help reduce stress and anxiety.
Chronic stress and anxiety due to the impact of infertility, effects every system in the body at a cellular level. Your Feeling Brain senses from the emotions you are feeling, such as fear and worry, that you are in real danger and responds accordingly by activating the fight, flight, or freeze response, increasing cortisol production, which has a knock-on effect on your reproductive hormones contributing to (in) fertility.
As reflexology is a deeply relaxing, holistic experience it will leave you feeling rejuvenated and de-stressed, helping your body to work more harmoniously. Enabling your mind and body to switch-off leaving you in a state of restfulness, reducing body tension, and helping you to feel calmer and more balanced. Which may improve sleep, increase blood circulation and boost your immune system, leaving you feeling more energised.
As a clinical reflexologist I have found reflexology in combination with some lifestyle changes and healthy eating, to be instrumental in supporting my clients on their fertility journey.
"Elevated cortisol levels [the stress hormone] interfere with learning and memory, lower immune function and bone density, and increase blood pressure, cholesterol and heart disease".
As well as taking time to relax it's also important that you look at your life style as a whole, avoiding stressful situations, taking regular exercise, and eating a healthy diet leading you towards a more balanced life.
Find Your Calm💜 My Calm is going to the beach and just looking out over the sea.