Let’s Talk FERTILITY

For many women, the decision to start a family comes after many years of actively preventing pregnancy.  So, it can be a bit of surprise to discover that the human reproductive system is not all that efficient.

Infertility is the inability to conceive after twelve months and one in six couples will face some kind of fertility problem.   Infertility can be caused by known or unknown reasons.  Commonly known reasons for infertility can include polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), fibroids, early menopause, absent or irregular menstruation, hormonal imbalances and anovulation.

Healthy bodies are more likely to have healthy babies, just as a gardener enriches the soil before planting a seed, we believe in investing in your health and your body before you conceive.  As you begin to start thinking about starting a family, we encourage you to take three months to get in great shape and drop any unhealthy habits, to be in the best place possible to conceive and grow and new life.  This treatment plan improves your overall health which in turn improves egg quality, balances the hormones, prepare the uterine lining and diminishes stress and anxiety.

Chinese medicine assists fertility  by:

Stabilising the hormones of the menstrual cycle

Improving ovarian and uterine blood flow

Promoting ovulation and improving egg quality

Improving quality and thickness of  the endometrium

Supporting the luteal phase (progesterone)

Improving sperm count, motility and morphology

Decreasing stress levels

Many women also have difficulty conceiving with no known cause.  My three month plan begins with taking a full health history and Chinese medicine diagnosis to create a personalized plan to increase your chances of conceiving.  This may include:

*Acupuncture* Chinese herbs* adjustments to your diet and/or weight *lifestyle changes such as cutting down on caffeine or eliminating alcohol *learning to chart your bbt and if/when you ovulate * learning how to check your cervical fluid, *identifying the best time for intercourse to give you the best chance of conceiving *nutritional supplements advice *identifying obstacles to conception*

Pre-conception care for men is also important.  Acupuncture, herbal medicine,  nutritional supplements, diet and lifestyle changes have shown to have sound improvements by increasing sperm count and viability and relieving stress and anxiety.

Acupuncture and herbal medicine are a safe, effective treatment method to create an optimum environment to nurture a pregnancy.

If you have been trying for some time without success, come in for a consultation or call us on 0415 455 033.  For some women, Chinese medicine is all they need to conceive, while for others it makes more sense to combine Eastern medicine with Western medicine.  Either way I am here to support you.