Natural Fertility and Preconception Health Care
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Health and Fertility Matters specialises in Natural Fertility Management and Preconception Health Care. Our fertility naturopath and fertility acupuncturist are highly experienced in these areas and utilise their many years of clinical experience and research to assist you in optimising your chances of achieving a healthy conception, pregnancy and healthy, happy baby. You only need to look at the pin board in reception, covered with pictures of the most recent beautiful arrivals to get a sense of what you can achieve and the success of our preconception program.
Preconception Health Care is based on the premise that a 'healthy baby is not a given' and that the attainment of this precious prize requires a conscious effort and preparatory period of time. Your aim is to develop and mature the healthiest sperm and eggs so that at the time of conception you are laying the best foundation and setting in place the most desirable blueprint for your child's health for the rest of their life. Medical research has now not only conclusively shown the beneficial effects of preconception care for the ongoing health of the baby but also the significant effect it can have for future generations.
By consciously preparing before conception, you can decrease the risk of passing on the predisposition to allergies, genetic, developmental and learning disorders, diabetes and obesity.
Preconception Health Care which includes clinical naturopathic medicine can also help to decrease the risk of miscarriage which at present unfortunately effects 1 in 5 of all conceptions. A healthy conception often benefits the progress of the pregnancy and with continued natural therapies guidance can significantly increase the chances of having a favourable birthing process and outcome.
Your preconception and natural fertility treatment program will guide you both through a personalised detoxification plan and provide you with ongoing tools for healthy family living. It will also address any known fertility issues and identify and support any compromising factors by working in a complementary way with your medical practitioner. Over the years we have helped many couples who present with both male and female reproductive issues or who simply have "unexplained infertility". We use our expertise and knowledge to try and find answers for you and then address your issues with the therapies and treatments we believe will be most beneficial.
Be reassured that the nutritional diet and lifestyle changes we recommend are not as bad as you might imagine. There is more than mung beans and sprouts on the menu. Further, we all need to 'detox' every now and then and what better motivation and time than before you conceive, knowing that you have taken responsibility for giving your baby its best start in life.
Natural Fertility Management also teaches and assists women to be aware of their body's inherent reproductive signs and symptoms. Through observation of cervical mucus and the basal body temperature you can become in tuned with your personal natural rhythms and then consciously make decisions about whether to achieve or avoid conception. At Health and Fertility Matters we can assist you with a Natural Contraception Program which for many is a preferable alternative to hormonal contraceptives.
Other Reproductive Health Issues: Our specialised team of practitioners can also support women throughout their reproductive years. From puberty to menopause, hormonal imbalances and gynaecological issues can ensue. Causes can include genetic predisposition, diet, lifestyle and nutritional imbalances and finally stresses either mental/emotional or physical/environmental.
Effective treatments are offered for:
• Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
• Hormone Imbalances including PMT/PMS, dysmenorrhoea, menstrual irregularities, low libido, breast tenderness
• Fibroids and Adenomyosis
• Ovarian Cysts
• Menopausal Symptoms
• Thyroid Imbalances
• Insulin Resistance
• Pregnancy and Breastfeeding care
Male Reproductive Health definitely should not be overlooked. Fellas have problems too. Even though this is a 'sensitive' area for many, issues such as poor sperm quantity, mobility, morphology and fragmentation, general sexual dysfunction, prostate and testicular problems can all be addressed using natural therapies. Our practitioners provide a caring and comfortable space for discussion with the utmost discretion and confidentiality.