• Patient Area

    As our patient, we want to give you the best possible chance of success. Please review the information below for information and possible questions you may have.

  • Your First Consultation

    You can help us to help you.

    To make your visit as successful as possible, please take note of the following before your first online consultation.

    Attend With Your Partner

    Each person is 50% of the embryo

    Both partners should attend the first consultation together. When making the appointment please let us know that you are booking a double appointment with your partner.

     

    Please make sure to note both names on the online booking form.

     

     

    Complete Initial Visit Form

    Fully Complete the Booking Form for both Partners

    Please complete ALL parts of the initial visit form. This includes your medical history and any previous fertility treatments. It's important that all sections are completed. The general section, in particular, will greatly assist us when prescribing herbs. A form should be completed by EACH partner. You can download the Initial Fertility form here.

     

    Please email forms 7 days prior to consultation to ftonlineforms@gmail.com with you and your partners name in the subject line.

     

    Lab Reports

    If you have lab reports, please have them to hand during your video consultation with Siobhan.

    Note: there is no need to get additional investigations done prior to your first appointment.

  • Preparation of Chinese Herbs

    Please review this video for more information on how to prepare your Chinese Herbs

    FAQs

    • How often do I drink the liquid? Once daily. Divide the liquid equally as possible amongst days taking it i.e. if you’re spreading bag over 7 days, try and take 1/7th of the liquid each day.
    • When do I drink it? Half an hour to one hour after meals (if digestive issues) or between meals if no issues.
    • What do I do with any leftover? Keep any leftover fluid in the fridge. The decoction should be taken warm (Just add boiling water from kettle). Discard after seven days

    Preparing Your Herbal Decoction

    Use one packet of herbs at a time

    1. Empty the herbs in a pan and add about one pint of water. Leave the herbs to soak for at least one hour (Over night if possible). 
    2. Bring the herbs to boil and then simmer with the lid on for thirty minutes, set a timer so you don’t forget!
    3. Strain the herbs and keep the liquid from boiling the herbs
    4. Put the herbs back into the pan with three quarters of a pint of water and repeat step two. If you have been asked to add some herbs at the end of cooking, add them into the simmering herbs towards the last five minutes of cooking.
    5. Strain and mix the two batches of liquid. You can now throw away the herbs residual.

    Adjust the amount of water put in if there is too much liquid or too little at the end of cooking.

    Stop taking herbs if you develop any of the following symptoms: fever, flu like symptoms, abdominal pain, persistent nausea or diarrhoea, vomiting. Once symptoms have eased you can slowly reintroduce herbs. Two or three slices of fresh ginger can be added to help ease digestive issues.

  • Castor Oil Packs

    Castor oil packs can be used over the uterus or liver to help with fertility. Using it over the uterus can help detox old stagnant tissue. Using it over the liver can help regulate hormones and keep liver healthy. This is important as the liver is very important in Chinese medicine.

    Using castor oil packs can be very useful for treating endometriosis, ovarian cysts, fibroids, blocked Fallopian tubes, clotty periods, poor or delayed ovulation and can help improve egg quality.

     

    What you will need:

    • Castor oil ( You can get this from most chemists or they can order it in)
    • Tea towel/face cloth
    • Cling film
    • Hot water bottle

     

    Method:

    1. Apply an even generous layer of oil to tea towel and place in microwave for 40-50 secs, until very warm but not burning hot. If you have no microwave, heat castor oil in a pan before adding to towel.
    2. Apply tea towel to skin and smooth cling film over. Place hot water bottle on top and leave for at least 15 – 30 mins. Try and relax during this time, perhaps listen to some relaxation or meditation tracks. There are two areas of the body the pack can be applied to body, depending on time of your cycle.
      • Uterus: The uterus is found at the lower abdomen.  Castor oil packs can be placed here from the end of your period to approx day 18/20 in a 28 day cycle. Do not use pack on uterus during or after implantation stage which is around  7 -9 days after ovulation.
      • Liver:  The liver is found on the right hand side of the body, under the rib-cage. Place pack here day 21 – day 28. Stop on first day of missed period or with a positive pregnancy test.

     

    More information and instructional videos can be found on YouTube.

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Q: Should I keep taking herbs if I am ill?

    A: If you become unwell you should stop taking the herbs as advised on the preparation sheet given with herbs.

    Q: How can I get the herbs prescribed by Siobhan?

    A: We can arrange for herbs to be delivered directly to you by courier once you have had your appointment with Siobhan

    Q: Can I order herbs without an appointment?

    A: Siobhán feels she would need to see a patient before re-prescribing herbs, as a patient’s symptoms/condition may change, unless it is urgent.

    Q: The herbs have upset my stomach, should I stop taking them?

    A: Herbs can occasionally cause mild digestive upset. If this happens, halve your dose and take half an hour after meals. In the unlikely event that you develop any of the following symptoms, stop taking the herbs: severe abdominal pain, persistent nausea or diarrhoea, vomiting. Note that these later symptoms are very rare.

    Q: How do I pay Siobhán?

    A: You can pay by bank transfer or Card through Stripe

    Q: How do I contact Siobhán?

    A: You can contact Siobhán several ways. You can call the office on 053 927 0725. You send an email to info@fertilitytreatment.ie, or you can find us on Facebook, just search ‘Siobhán Kehoe Acupuncture & Herbs’ and send us a message from there.

    Q: How long do we hold onto your Personal Records?

    A: We only hold onto completed Questionnaire Forms and Medical Records for 18 months.

    Q: Do I need to fill out a form if I have been with Siobhan before?

    A: Siobhan does require returning clients to fill out the Review Forms, even if you have already been with her in the past few months, as symptoms/conditions do change and she likes to have the most up to date information in order to assess and alter the patient plan going forward. However, if it has been over 18 months since your last visit then, please fill out a new Initial Visit Form per client.

  • Fertility Treatment Centre

    In order to enable flexibility and accessibility for all involved, consultations are done over Zoom. Call 053 927 0725 or click the Book Appointment button below to see if Siobhán can help and to make your appointment.

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