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Interview with Zita West: Fertility Godmother to the Stars

She's been described as the godmother of fertility—and the rows and rows of photographs of smiling parents with babies hanging on the walls in Zita West’s West London office certainly support that claim. In 1992, the pregnancy expert and practicing midwife set up the Zita West Clinic, and has since helped thousands of parents to conceive with a combination of complementary therapies and modern science. West has also helped high-profile clients, such as Kate Winslet, Cate Blanchett, Stella McCartney and Sophie West throughout their pregnancies. West talked with JustLuxe, offering advice for couples looking to become pregnant in 2014.

JustLuxe: What made you get into this field?

Zita West: When I started my career working as a midwife, I found that lots of people started to ask for help getting pregnant. I also was very interested in Chinese medicine and trained in acupuncture, so it was a natural progression for me to go down this route. I just can't believe how popular acupuncture has become 25 years later!

JL: What's the one essential piece of advice you offer couples?

ZW: For couples trying to conceive, dealing with uncertainty is really difficult. Helping them with advice around sex and fertility awareness, as well as how to balance their lifestyles with work/life balance, is also really important.

Carol Driver

Carol Driver is a journalist with more than 13 years' experience writing, subbing and editing at national and regional publications and websites in the UK. Carol is currently the group editor at TNT Multimedia, which has magazines in London, Australia and New Zealand. She previously worked at national newspaper website the Mail Online well as writing for a host of other publications. She has also ...(Read More)

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