Gaynor Almond BA (Hons), GJC, CRM5, mPR, rCNHC is a Holistic Fertility Coach and Clinical Reflexologist
Hello and welcome to my website, I’m Gaynor a holistic fertility specialist 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 over seven 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/ICSI/donor/surrogacy).
How I Work
Passionate about empowering my clients to achieve mental, emotional, and physical wellbeing, I offer a completely holistic whole health mind-body approach, to include:
• 1:1 Fertility coaching
• 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
• Nutritiinal advice, healthy eating and lifestyle support
• Supplementation advice specifically for fertility
- Basal body temperature charting, ‘how-to’
• Recommendations for functional & advanced testing specifically for fertility
• Advice and guidance for fertility clinic referrals UK and abroad
• Signposting for further support
All carried out in a motivating, therapeutic and supporting coaching way, as I walk along side you on your journey. Empowering you to take back control of not only your fertility, but your life too.
Although you can’t control the outcome, you can control how you feel emotionally and physically (as the two are instringically linked), while you’re 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.
Click the link for more information on the treatments and coaching sessions I offer, including prices
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 IVF, ICSI, IUI 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 identify any underling issues, supporting you on your fertility journey every step of the way.
A little Bit About Me
Wishing to pursue a career in holistic health so I could help individuals on a 1:1 basis, after a stint as a crew chef onboard private yachts, I trained as a Clinical Reflexologist in the UK 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. Leading me to specialise in the area of reproductive fertility. I am also a full member of Professional Reflexology (PR), and CNHC.
I’ve also completed courses in 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 blockage, and restore balance to the body-mind.
Since training as a clinical reflexologist I discovered I had some health problems myself, after experiencing excruciating lower abdominal pain for sometime that seemed to tie in with ovulation. From further investigations I discovered I had a uterine fibroid, and an ovarian endometriomas (a chocolate cyst), caused by fluid from old menstrual blood filling the cyst, and a sure indication of the presence of endometriosis. The consultants solution was to put me on the contraceptive pill, so refusing that I took things into my own hands and signed myself up for a course in the principals of Naturopathic Nutrition at the Nutritional Healing Foundation, for the primary purpose of restoring my own physical and emotional health.
The principles of naturopathic nutrition is about nourishing the body (to get the good stuff in), and cleansing the body (to get the bad stuff out) to restore health, and looks at how we create disease, 5 pillars of a healthy cell, and 6 pillars of a healthy life. Working through the course, and having been introduced to Bruce Lipton The Biology of Belief, it was easy to see how I’d ended up with a form of endometriosis (increased inflammation and excess oestrogen of the wrong kind), as a result of a catalogue of factors over the years...
Such as my emotional health a combination of external stressors and the recurring limiting messages I was telling myself, never underestimate the power of your thoughts positive or negative and the impact they can have on your physical and mental health.
Dehydration due to stress and poor diet, poor gut health, a leaky gut (permeability allowing proteins into my bloodstream causing increased inflammation)...
I probably wasn’t absorbing nutrients effectively due to a lack of omega 3 in my diet, which is needed to make cell membranes (if your body doesn’t have enough omega 3 it will have no choice but to use any other oil in your body such as damaged fats to make cell membranes, which makes the cells rigid and difficult for nutrients to enter).
All of this would have had an impact on my liver making it sluggish and overwhelmed (the liver is the planner of the body so pretty important), and in-order to deal with a buildup of toxins it would’ve had no choice but to store them in my reproductive area as it’s not considered crucial for my survival. The course not only changed my health but my life too, as it set me on an ever evolving life journey of self-discovery, learning and healing, that once you start you can’t stop.
During my time working with clients on their difficult fertility journey it kept coming up how there seemed to be missing pieces to the puzzle, especially for those experiencing recurring miscarriage and recurring implantation failure. So I began to explore the male and female reproductive microbiome and how it could impact pregnancy outcome, and attended CPD courses focused on the vaginal ecology and penile microbiome. However in addition to the training proving to be invaluable in helping my clients to optimise their fertility, it also became invaluable for my health goals, as I was able to successfully treat my recurring UTIs that I had suffered with for many years. I got to experience firsthand the benefits of restoring my vaginal flora holistically, literally changing my internal vaginal environment from one of vaginal dysbiosis to one of optimal vaginal microflora. The positive impact this had on my physical and emotional health was unmeasurable, to say it’s been life changing is an understatement. I find it so amazing how often one path can eventually lead us down many other paths which proves to be instrumental in own life-health journey.
Since then I’ve trained as a Fertility Mindset Coach, which I have to say has been the number one difference maker for helping my clients to regain emotional control, and in doing so increase their chances of Fertility Success due to the mind-body connection, applying many of these strategies and techniques to mine and my families life on a daily basis.
“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.
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