WEATHER presenter Clare Nasir believes that acupuncture helped her finally conceive after battling with fertility problems. "In my early 30s I was a career girl through and through and thought I'd just have children, pop them in nursery while I worked and my life would just sail on," she said. "I think it's an understatement to say it didn't quite work out like that." Diagnosed in 2000 with multiple and unusually large fibroids - growths in the uterus - she endured increasing pain and weight gain for years until she had treatment to shrink them. "I ended up having three operations. Eventually I had to have a tumour, originally the size of a rugby ball, surgically removed," she said. After Clare met and married Chris Hawkins, 35, in 2005, the couple tried immediately for a baby. After two years they turned to fertility treatment - but this failed three times. Clare said: "I was feeling rock-bottom both emotionally and physically." But she believes the turning point was a chance encounter with acupuncturist Bernard Nolan.