About Heather

Hello, I am Heather, founder of My Holistic Fertility. Unlike many people drawn to work in fertility, I was extremely fortunate to have my children without any trouble conceiving. However, my experience was far from being a happy one.

I was 22 when I conceived my first child, living in Spain, with an abusive partner. I had no family around me and was completely unsupported. My pregnancy was a lonely, scary experience. I didn’t speak Spanish, didn’t have access to the internet to research choices in pregnancy, and didn’t have anyone by my side. I suffered with antenatal depression, long before I knew it was even a thing. I spent my pregnancy isolated, uninformed and unhappy.

Just 2 years later I found myself in a similar situation with my second child. I was coerced into a birth choice I did not want. There was no choice, no support and no one to advocate for me or to empower me. It deeply affected my early years with my children and my memories of what should have been the happiest time of my life.

Shortly after, my best friend lost her newborn baby after a traumatic birth caused by negligent care, her baby was born so poorly he never recovered from the birth. My friend almost died too and had a full hysterectomy to save her life, leaving her unable to ever have another child. This was the catalyst for me to find my calling to work with women, to become a midwife, to be ‘with woman’.

As a single mum with two young children, I moved back to the UK and retrained as a midwife, which was incredibly challenging! Finally qualifying and working as a community midwife fulfilled my passion and desire to support women through their most vulnerable times, to advocate for them and to provide the support they needed and deserved.

Over the last 15 years as a midwife and now a fertility specialist, I have been privileged to support hundreds of women and be by their side through tears, heartbreak, excitement and joy in their journey to parenthood.

During my own journey as a midwife, I started to learn about the holistic side of fertility and pregnancy and what a difference it can make. I studied how treatments such as reflexology and nutrition can support and improve fertility and how combining midwifery knowledge alongside a holistic approach can increase chances of conceiving.

I provide a safe, nurturing environment, allowing you to feel genuinely heard and valued. So many times, clients have told me that their concerns about their fertility have been ignored or dismissed by health care professionals and they feel let down, lost and unsure where to turn next.

When we work together, I integrate all my knowledge and expertise to provide you with a unique fertility service. I will impart my extensive knowledge of fertility to you, enabling you to take control of your reproductive health. My mission is to empower you by providing evidence-based advice to educate and guide you on your fertility journey with my combined experience in midwifery, holistic therapy, nutrition, life coaching and fertility awareness mentoring.

If you don’t want to go it alone anymore, let me support you. I can guide you through your next steps, hold your hand and be your advocate. I would love to have the opportunity to help you and hear your story. We can start our journey together with a fertility review call.

Qualifications & Training

• Registered Midwife

• First Class Honours Degree in Midwifery

• Diploma in Reflexology with Distinction

• Certificate in Reproflexology™ (specialist fertility reflexology)

• Certificate in Fertility Acupressure & Moxibustion

• Diploma in Living Nutrition

• Certificate in Fertility Nutrition

• Certificate in Life Coaching Tools

• Certified Phlebotomist

I love learning and improving my skills and knowledge to offer the best support possible. I am currently in a 1-year mentorship training in ‘Making Babies Naturally’ with The Fertility Nutrition Centre.

“I had a lovely experience with my fertility reflexology sessions. It helped me to relax and lose a lot of the stresses I was feeling when going through my fertility treatment. I always left feeling relaxed. I had three failed transfers before I decided to take the sessions with Heather, and I am now pregnant with twins. I had lots of thoughts about what I should and shouldn’t be doing. Heather gave me answers to all those questions and doubts which helped me so much. I would 100% recommend”.

Jade

“I was recommended to Heather after a failed IVF cycle which I had alongside acupuncture. Heather was great from the very first consultation, she helped immensely with my stress management, she guided me through my infertility journey and has been amazing. The result is that I am now pregnant, and I am really grateful to reflexology in the hands of Heather. I strongly recommend her to others trying to conceive as she has a wealth of knowledge and experience and is brilliant, Thank you so much”.

Rebecca

“”My wife came to Heather as she came highly recommended, she is professional friendly and gives great advice. She has now become someone my wife can confined in. She has years of experience as a midwife and me and my wife have found her so amazing whenever we needed advice”.

Matthew & Leigh

“So thankful to the lovely Heather for all her advice and help while trying to get pregnant. I saw her for 6 sessions of fertility reflexology, and I’m delighted to say I’m now 7 weeks pregnant. The treatments were tailored to my cycle and I found the whole process fascinating and very interesting. I had never had any form of holistic treatment prior to this. Heather is so knowledgeable; giving me diet and lifestyle advice to help me along the way. I can thoroughly recommend her”.

Rachel

“Heather is very knowledgeable and as an experienced midwife, I felt I could really trust her advice and guidance. She also has a lovely and calming nature and answered every question I had with patience.”

Gurdish

“I find moxibustion treatments energising yet relaxing. I have noticed significant improvements in my menstrual cycle and already and find the advice and support Heather gives amazing. I feel so much better about my fertility since starting treatments”.

Laura