Sydney East – Alexandria

Unit 19, 36 O’Riordan Street Alexandria 

Phone 02 8068 1885
Mobile 0403180611
Email alexandria@acupuncturepregnancy.com.au

We now offer Fertility and  Pregnancy Naturopathy and Nutrition- learn more here 

Parking:
Reserved patient parking is available onsite in front of our premises and additional free parking is available on O’Riordan Street and side streets.

Behind the scenes, we’ve been working away and crafting a dream clinic, envisioning a sanctuary where patients can find relaxation, rejuvenation, and healing. Our goal has always been to design a space that feels like a home away from home, where patients can feel cozy and cared for, with every aspect tailored to their wellness, health, Fertility, and pregnancy journey.

After more than five years at The Alexandria Specialist Day Hospital (ASDH), alongside IVFA The Acupuncture Pregnancy Clinic Alexandria has relocated to larger premises just two minutes away from Alexandria Specialist Day Hospital (ASDH) and IVFA.

The new location is conveniently situated just a short walk from Green Square Station and a mere two-minute drive from ASDH / IVFA. Plus, we’re delighted to offer reserved parking exclusively for Acupuncture Pregnancy Clinic patients right outside our premises.

Our new two-story space is flooded with natural light, creating an airy and welcoming atmosphere. With five therapy rooms and two comfortable waiting areas – one on each floor – patients can relax, enjoy a cup of tea and feel at ease during their visit.The treatment rooms are gorgeous and have been specifically designed to have best best acupuncture experience -an environment where magic can happen.

 We can’t wait to welcome you!

Opening Hours and Practitioners

Monday
8-2pm  Louise Jeffery
2-8pm  Charlie Foust

Tuesday

1pm-8pm Sarah Napier

Wednesday
8-2pm Louise Jeffery
2-7pm Amy Forth

Thursday

1-8pm Charlie Foust

Friday:
8-2pm Laelia Douglas Brown
3-8pm Sarah Napier

Saturday
7am-3pm Laelia Douglas Brown


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Who are we?

Portrait of Amy Forth, Acupuncture Practitioner and Director of Acupuncture Pregnancy Clinic - Alexandria, smiling at the camera
Amy Forth

Practitioner and Clinical Director
Bachelor of Health Science – Chinese Med [SSNT]  MGHDS (Global Health)Masters Global Health (Macquarie University)
ATMS: 24561 CMR 1740155

Amy is a distinguished Chinese Medicine practitioner, researcher, and educator who has a practice back dating back to 2008, Amy stands as a prominent figure in the fields of IVF support, fertility, women’s health, and pregnancy care.

Amy today is the Director of Acupuncture Pregnancy Clinic Alexandria and the  Managing Director of Acupuncture Pregnancy Group, overseeing six leading Integrative Chinese Medicine Clinics across Australia. Amy also runs a mentorship program for practitioners in Integrative Chinese Medicine for women’s health,  IVF, fertility and pregnancy care.

Amy has been a warm and knowledgeable practitioner, known to her patients for her collaborative approach to care, and research-based recommendations and education. She likes to hold the light of possibility out to patients so they can be well informed of their options and possibilities. She works closely with her patient’s doctors and other health care provides to ensure a coordinated, comprehensive and evidence-based approach, which she feels gets the best outcomes.

Amy’s research includes involvement in several clinical trials investigating the use of Acupuncture for IVF, PCOS, and Endometriosis. In addition,  Amy has been involved in several research projects around Integrative medical practices – an area in which she is profoundly passionate.

Amy’s IM research project involvement includes her own Master’s thesis and completed Culture of Biomedicine and Integrative Medical (IM) practices of GPs, which was completed through the Department of Anthropology, Global Health program at Macquarie University and an AIMA-led project on interprofessional communication, and research conducted during Amy’s time working at NICM Health Institute, at Western Sydney University.  Here Amy was involved in a research project investigating the IM practice and education needs of Australian GPs. This research was published and used to inform and develop The Foundations of Advanced Integrative Medicine Practice a course run by the School of Medicine at Western Sydney University by NICM Health Research Institute.

Amy has firmly established herself as an authoritative voice in the industry. Her compassionate, well-informed, and evidence-based approach has solidified her reputation as a passionate advocate for Chinese Medicine and Integrative practices. A distinguished speaker in hospitals, IVF clinics, universities, and global conferences, Amy underscores her commitment to education and integrative care, ensuring transparent, safe, and comprehensive healthcare for patients.

Amy prides herself on leading an integrative acupuncture clinic that offers evidence-based and research-based IVF, fertility, and pregnancy care. Amy is known for her warm, knowledgeable, and evidence-based approach to care.

In her spare time, she may be found at the beach doing an ocean swim or chatting away over a cup of tea.


Portrait of Anni Chen, Acupuncture Practitioner at Acupuncture Pregnancy Clinic - Alexandria, looking at the camera, smiling.
Anni Chien
Bachelor of Applied Science – TCM [RMIT]
AACMA 2640 CMR 1740464

Anni is a doctor of Chinese Medicine in her 14th year of practice.  Anni has seen hundreds of women and their families across experiencing issues relating to reproductive health, pregnancy and post-natal recovery.

After graduating from RMIT in Melbourne, Anni traveled north and first worked in Canberra for 3 years before settling down in Sydney. Anni grew up in a culture where Chinese medicine was commonly used, and she first encountered acupuncture as a teenager and found it helpful for a sprained ankle. Back then, Anni perceived acupuncture as something used mainly for sporting injuries, however after years of training, and clinical experience she appreciated the broad scope of acupuncture. Anni feels thankful and grateful for the knowledge preserved and passed down from the many Acupuncture and Chinese medicine teachers that have gone before.

Anni loves cooking and she avidly perused creating an herbal garden filled with locally grown Chinese herbal medicinal plants, however, the possums and wild rabbits have also enjoyed the plants and thwarted this plan somewhat. Anni enjoys the challenge that comes with every patient and works with them to help them achieve their goals. Patients usually walk away with ‘homework’ so they are also a part of the healing process in their fertility journey. Also- Anni and husband Eric, operate a Chinese Medicine postnatal service called Confinement Care, which has helped hundreds of women for their post-natal recovery in Australia.

Anni is known for her calm, caring and practical approach and in-depth traditional Chinese dietary advice. She is also the proud Mum of two boys!

BAppSc (TCM and Human Biology)



Louise Jeffrey
Bachelor of Science (Hons) – TCM [UK]
ANTA 09502 CMR 1708714

BSc (Hons) Acupuncture (UK) LicAc Acup. (UK) StratPsych (Aus) ClinHyp (Aus) EatPsych (USA)

Louise Jeffrey is a Senior practitioner at the Alexandria and Westmead Acupuncture Pregnancy Clinics. Louise has been both a practitioner, as well as Marketing Manager at The Acupuncture Pregnancy Clinic since 2010. Louise received her Licentiate in Acupuncture and Bachelors of Health Science in Acupuncture from the University of Portsmouth, UK in 2008 and has since been in practice in Sydney, Australia. Currently, she divides her time between her own busy practice on the North Shore and the Acupuncture Pregnancy Clinic in Alexandria and the CBD. Louise has a wealth of knowledge surrounding Natural Fertility, IVF Support, Preconception Care and Pregnancy-related issues, Anxiety and Mental Health Issues, Sleep Disorders, Headaches & Pain Management and General Health and Wellbeing.

Louise is also a certified Coach and Clinical Hypnotherapist, who believes strongly in the mind-body connection.  Over the years Louise has run many workshops, and spoken on community radio about the power of mind in reaching optimal health. She has a strong desire to ensure that all individuals in need have access to simple, practical tools that will improve and enhance their mental and physical well-being.

Louise lives in Sydney with her husband, three boys, and two cocker spaniels. She loves to bush walk, swim in the ocean, and practice meditation.

Louise is known for her very practical, yet caring and empathetic approach.


Charlie Foust
Bachelor of Health Science – TCM (Endeavour)
AACMA      CMR
Sydney Alexandria Clinic

Charlie Foust is a nationally accredited practitioner of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). She completed her TCM studies at Endeavour College of Natural Health in Sydney, Australia and holds a BHSc in Acupuncture. She is a registered member of The Australian Health Practitioner Registration Agency (AHPRA) and The Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association (AACMA).
Charlie incorporates a professional and nurturing approach to her practice, integrating both eastern and western approaches into her treatments. She counts women’s health, fertility, pregnancy, and birth among her special interests and her style is intuitive with a strong focus on the mind-body connection. When looking at health, Charlie believes in supporting the emotional, mental and physical aspects of wellbeing.
Among her studies, Charlie has completed a mentorship program in the renowned clinics of Jane Lyttleton, studying and practicing in women’s health and male and female fertility. She has also been accredited in facial rejuvenation acupuncture.
Charlie lived most of her life in Minneapolis, Minnesota USA. The decade prior to moving to Sydney she was a certified birth doula, Lamaze childbirth educator and served on the board of a nonprofit that advocated legislatively for women’s health. She became passionate about Chinese medicine after several personal experiences in her twenties and by also witnessing  the benefits for her birthing clients.
A wife and mother of two, Charlie enjoys slow travel, gardening, and listening to stories of the human experience.

Portrai of Leila Douglas-Brown, an Acupuncture Pratitioner, smiling in a casual white shirt

Laelia Douglas- Brown
Bachelor of Health Science – TCM (UTS)
AACMA      CMR 2024003
Sydney Alexandria Clinic

Laelia, who completed her B. Health Science (TCM) from UTS followed by a China internship 7 years ago, is an AHPRA-registered TCM practitioner.

As a former top competition rock climber and coach, she’s intrigued by stress’s impact on health. Drawn to Acupuncture’s holistic approach, she values its ecosystem view of the body. Laelia’s 7-year practice focuses largely on fertility, pregnancy, and postpartum care, bolstered by ‘Fertile Life Method’ training and ongoing UK-based Fertility Support diploma studies. She’s adept at aiding issues like fatigue and stress. With tailored skills, she supports fertility and postpartum well-being. Laelia radiates warmth in her clinic presence and enjoys active meditation practices outside work, such as climbing, painting, gardening, and cooking.


naturopath Tamara Grysiewicz

Tamara Grysiewicz
Clinical Naturopath and Nutritionist
Sydney Alexandria Clinic;

Tamara, a highly qualified Naturopath with focus on women’s reproductive health from puberty to menopause. With a degree in Naturopathy and training under one of Australia’s leading fertility Naturopaths, Tamara brings a wealth of knowledge and skills to her practice. Her personal experience with conditions like endometriosis, PCOS, fibroids, and Hashimoto’s thyroiditis enhances her empathetic approach.

Patients can expect an authentic, honest and empathetic environment with Tamara as their Clinical Naturopath and Nutritionist. Tamara offers a variety of treatments that are realistic, as she believes that working collaboratively to create a plan needs to be achievable to be
effective. Both functional and conventional pathology are utilised, alongside herbal medicine, nutraceuticals, diet, environment, and lifestyle modifications. In Naturopathy we treat the underlying cause, and Tamara’s philosophy of a balanced diet being the framework for a
healthy relationship with your body is essential in sustaining long term holistic goals. She empowers clients to take control of their own well-being.


Tayla Glason
Assistant

Bachelor of Health Science – TCM (ECNH)
Student
Sydney Alexandria Clinic; Bio


Shama Kaur
Assistant

Bachelor of Health Science – TCM (EC)
Student
Sydney Alexandria Clinic; Bio


Natasha Piggins
Assistant

Bachelor of Health Science – TCM
Student
Sydney Alexandria Clinic; Bio