Leading fertility and pregnancy expert Zita West is a practicing midwife, acupuncturist, nutritional advisor and author of ten fertility and pregnancy books. She is acknowledged as one of Europe’s leading experts on how we can improve our prospects at each key stage of the reproductive process through natural means or, if necessary, through medical intervention.
Zita has been involved in fertility now for over 30 years and over that time thousands of couples have come to her for advice on how to get into optimum shape – physiologically, nutritionally and emotionally – for all the vital stages of childbirth from pre-conception to conception, pregnancy and the months immediately after birth.
Mr George Ndukwe
George is one of the most experienced fertility experts in Europe and is a world leader in the investigation and treatment of recurrent IVF failure. He began his long career in this field as a research fellow at The Royal Free Hospital, London in 1984 under Professor Shaw. He became the Medical Director of the prestigious Nottingham University Research and Treatment Unit in Reproduction (NURTURE) in 1997 when it was one of the top IVF units in the UK and joined the Zita West Clinic in 2011.
Our Senior Management Team
Anita has many roles: as well as managing the clinic, she also sees clients 2- 3 days each week providing advice and support the whole way through from trying to conceive, to pregnancy and well into the post natal period. She also holds monthly clinics in Ireland
Terri Morgan Collins
With over 20 years’ experience in fertility, obstetrics and gynaecology, Terri specialises in all aspects of assisted fertilty, including the investigative/diagnostic workup, cycle monitoring, ultrasonogrophy, ovulation induction and IUI. She also manages our dedicated team of nursing and administrative staff, implementing and coordinating systems in accordance with Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) code of practice.
Simone joined the Zita West team in September 2013 and is an experienced fertility specialist with particular interest in the diagnosis and treatment of male infertility. He began his career as a consultant in obstetrics and reproductive gynaecology at San Raffaele University Hospital in Milan, one of the most technologically advanced and prestigious research institutes in the world, before moving to work under Professor Giovanni Colpi, a pioneer in the research and treatment of severe male infertility.
Our Specialist Nursing Team
Our Expert Team of Practitioners
Jane Knight is a Specialist Fertility Nurse Counsellor (and ex midwife) with 30 years experience in NHS general practice in Oxford supporting couples planning pregnancy. She has been with the Zita West team since the clinic was set up in 2002. Jane sees couples for initial consultations, fertility MOTs and fertility awareness. Jane also sees individuals or couples for fertility counselling.
The ‘excellent Jane Knight’ (Daily Telegraph magazine April 4 2009) offers support counselling for couples at all stages of pregnancy planning from contemplating pregnancy, including single parenthood through to IVF and beyond. She also provides implications counselling for anyone considering egg, sperm or embryo donation and for couples contemplating surrogacy. As a fertility counsellor, she supports clients with fertility and relationship difficulties, coping with pregnancy loss or coming to terms with ending treatment and moving on with their lives.
Maureen Kiely is a senior clinical hypnotherapist with over 15 years of experience at the clinical level and is a full member of the British Society of Clinical Hypnosis and a Fellow of the British Association of Medical Hypnosis. Maureen lectured at senior level and internationally for the London College of Clinical Hypnosis.
Maureen specialises in helping couples manage unexplained infertility, the IVF process, pregnancy and birth, and the difficult areas of miscarriage, IVF failure and bereavement. She seeks to identify underlying causes for unexplained infertility and poor sexual performance such as blocked emotions to do with pregnancy and childbirth or dealing with past trauma and abuse.
She has worked extensively in the area of physical, emotional and sexual abuse, helping individuals to overcome the past and move forward to gain control and develop the life they deserve. She also deals with the medical side of aiding pregnancy, by helping patients to give up smoking, alcohol, drugs, or indeed tackle phobias such as medical phobias which can hinder the process.
Eva Stecz obtained a BSc (Hons) degree in acupuncture from Westminster University, London. After graduation, Eva has undertook several postgraduate studies specialising in fertility and pregnancy.
She has particular expertise in the treatment of gynaecological conditions such as polycystic ovaries and endometriosis and their impact on fertility. Eva has studied acupuncture, tai-chi and shaolin qi-gong privately from highly regarded masters in London.
Sally-Ann is a member of MLD (UK) and has been practicing massage for over 15 years, specialising in massage for fertility and pregnancy.
She studied Scientific Aromatherapy in 1995, and qualified in Pregnancy Massage in 1996. She has also studied Massage for Labour and Childbirth. In 2001 Sally-Ann qualified in Manual Lymphatic Drainage with the Vodder School Austria. Sallyann has been practicing at the Zita West Clinic for the last 7 years.
Isabelle studied at the Raworth Centre and qualified in 2002 with a Nutrition Consultant’s diploma with Distinction. She is passionate and enthusiastic about helping people to improve their fertility with the help of nutrition.
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