Fertility / Infertility

NATURAL FERTILITY – Planning for a healthy baby.

An all-natural approach to fertility to safely enhance both women’s and men’s reproductive health.

• Prepare for a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby
• Use natural medicines including fertility herbs and fertility supplements to overcome problems with fertility, menstrual health and gynaecological health

Preconception care for both parents should begin at least 4 months before intended conception, since sperm formation takes approximately 116 days, and ova are susceptible to damage 100 days before ovulation.

The more time given to preconception care, the more effective natural fertility success will be.

PRE CONCEPTION CARE INCLUDES:

Fertility herbs, homeopathic supplements, fertility vitamins and minerals and fertility diet, all designed to:

Balance, strengthen and tone the reproductive system of both parents, to ensure a healthy egg and sperm – for a healthy baby.

• A balanced nutritional fertility diet to provide the optimum environment for the development of a healthy baby. Foods to eat, and foods to avoid.

Environmental considerations to consider, e.g. pesticides, food additives, electromagnetic radiation, smoking, caffeine, and alcohol consumption.

Vega Testing and Hair Mineral Analysis to determine if mineral imbalance or presence of toxic metals is a contributing factor.

Iridology assessment of general constitution.

• Any pre-existing conditions affecting fertility, which can be improved, are dealt with.

• Fertility Chart – become aware of your fertile times each month through use of a fertility chart for temperature and mucus charting. Timing is crucial for the meeting of the egg and the sperm.

• Staying pregnant – fertility herbs, fertility vitamins and minerals and fertility diet for maintaining a healthy pregnancy.

• Morning sickness, hypertension, pre-eclampsia, oedema, anaemia, constipation, cramps, heartburn, incontinence, cramps, varicose veins, haemorrhoids, stretch marks, thrush, urinary tract infections, insomnia, depression, stress and miscarriage.

• Fertility herbs and homeopathic supplements individually formulated to prepare for birth, and to assist in the birthing process.

• Herbal medicines and homeopathic remedies individually formulated to assist in promoting milk production, getting the uterus back into place after giving birth, for and post natal depression.

Naturopaths and Herbalists are trained to formulate prescriptions for the individual, therefore, what is suitable for one person may not be suitable for another

INFERTILITY – A natural approach

An all-natural approach to overcome problems with male infertility and female infertility, and to safely enhance both women’s and men’s reproductive health.

• One in six couples required referral for fertility assistance.

• A couple is diagnosed with infertility after trying for 12 months.

TREATMENT PLAN

Following medical and naturopathic evaluation, a treatment plan will be tailored to each couple. Treatment may include:

Fertility herbs,  homeopathic remedies, fertility vitamins and mineral supplements, and a comprehensive infertility diet programme

Fertility Chart to record Mucus and temperature  to become aware of your fertile times each month. Timing is crucial for the meeting of the egg and the sperm.

Laser acupuncture and Scenar Therapy to improve natural energy flow or “qi”. Laser acupuncture has been shown to improve fertility outcomes in many clinical studies.

Reflexology – to aid relaxation and improve the health of the body, unblock energy flow through the body and increase blood flow to the reproductive system.

Emotional Freedom Technique – if required, to help deal with physical and mental concerns.

Iridology assessment of general constitution.

IVF – Herbal medicines, homeopathic remedies and supplements will be prescribed to assist with IVF Treatment.

Some causes of infertility

Failure to ovulate approximately 29% of cases of infertility.

Hormone imbalance caused by stress, illness, nutritional deficiencies, or environmental issues.

Low sperm count, and poor sperm motility and morphology – levels of sperm world-wide have halved in the last 50 years.

Allergy to sperm, hostile or dry mucous – preventing sperm from moving up through the cervix.

Poycystic ovarian syndrome, endometriosis and fibroids. Pelvic inflammatory disease – particularly Chlamydia

Physical or emotional stress.

Over weight or underweight.

Low thyroid function, immune dysfunction, and insulin resistance.

Nutritional deficiency certain vitamins and minerals are vital to fertility.

Smoking and Marijuana – Cigarette smokers take 30% longer to conceive.

Drugs – many medications and drugs can affect sperm counts and hormone levels.

Caffeine – has been shown to reduce fertility 4 times.

Environmental factors – exposure to chemicals, pesticides, and synthetic oestrogens.

Age – Fertility for women declines with age.