How can naturopathy help with fertility?
If you are thinking about having a baby now or further into the future, it is not too early to start preparing for a safe pregnancy and healthy baby. Preconception care refers to optimising your health and addressing health issues, such as hormonal imbalances, before you become pregnant, to keep you, your partner and your baby as healthy as possible. It also incorporates educating you about your cycle, so when the time comes you know what days will give you the best chance of conceiving.
Preconception care is the ultimate form of preventative medicine. Research is emerging that what happens in the first nine months may influence your child’s health for the rest of its life. Foetal exposure to stress, toxins, under nutrition and obesity has been shown to play a role in the development of many common chronic diseases. Being prepared and ensuring you and your partner are in the best health possible, can positively influence your child’s health and quality of life for years to come. The best example of this is folic acid supplements which reduce the risk of neuro-tube defects if taken for three months prior to conception.
Our naturopath Michelle McCosker offers expert guidance on appropriate dietary, lifestyle and supplement recommendations that will increase your chances of conceiving and maintain the health of both parents and your baby throughout pregnancy and beyond.
How can naturopathy help with infertility?
Many women have hormonal imbalances or a lack in understanding of their cycle that is preventing them from getting pregnant. Others have simple nutrient deficiencies that can easily be corrected. Through dietary, lifestyle, herbal and nutritional support and education you can be on your way to conceiving much sooner than has been implied. If it appears that hormonal imbalance is the issue, then salivary hormone profile testing will be requested.
Whatever your fertility issues, Michelle can offer expert guidance and treatments designed to optimise your chances of fertility success.