You may recall that Zita sponsored me last year and I was rather star-struck when I spoke to her. Throughout my pregnancy with Grace, I swore by Zita’s books, vitamins and guidance. I had many odds stacked against me conceiving. I have a balanced translocation of my chromosomes which means that there is a chance that my child would be disabled and on top of that I have endometriosis. At 11 weeks I had to have a CVS test done – which in itself carries a risk of miscarriage – to see if my baby was disabled. Thankfully after a difficult wait for the results (which took longer than it should have done) I found out that my baby was fine, not even a balanced translocation. I felt a total and utter responsibility for this small person I was forming to ensure that it got the best start possible.
Zita West is a practicing Midwife, acupuncturist and nutritional advisor. In 1992 she set up ‘The Zita West Clinic’ – London’s most famous holistic fertility clinic which now combines cutting edge medical science with complimentary therapies.
Zita is a regular speaker at the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, sits on the editorial board of the British Journal of Midwifery, and has also contributed a chapter to the RCOG handbook.
Zita has developed her own range of vitamins and minerals for fertility and pregnancy. She is also Ambassador for First Response pregnancy and ovulation kits.
As well as the vitamins and minerals, there is a fabulous guided relaxation and positive visualisation CD called ‘Getting Pregnant Naturally’. It is a known fact that stress affects fertility. This CD is voiced by Zita and is so calming and beautifully relaxing. I thoroughly recommend it.
If you search under the category ‘Conception Vocalised’ here on my blog then you will find lots of Zita’s videos full of advice about conceiving.
If you are trying for a baby, then I am pleased to say that I will be providing a giveaway of some of Zita’s products very soon.
Thank you once again Zita, it is an honour to have you as my sponsor for a second year.