Fertility refers to our ability to conceive and bear children. There are many factors that may impede or enhance fertility including -
Egg and sperm quality
Physical impediments - blocked ducts, endometrial lesions
Co-existing health conditions - PCOS, endometriosis, etc
Natural fertility support is appropriate for women (and we discuss both partners as it is a 50/50 equation!) to enhance fertility by overcoming any barriers to fertility or to prepare for pregnancy -
Those who are generally healthy and wish to prepare for pregnancy and would like a plan (it is ideal to start preparing your body 3 months earlier)
Those who are transitioning off hormonal birth control in order to conceive
Those who have been trying to fall pregnant and would like to look into natural support to assist. This may include addressing conditions such as PCOS and endometriosis, absent or irregular periods or egg and sperm quality
Those who are undergoing IVF treatment
both herbal and nutritional can assist with balancing hormones and regulation ovulation and menstruation. They can also be effective in improving egg and sperm quality and bettering your change of conception.
Nutrition is an important consideration for fertility and conception. Certain nutrients, vitamins and minerals are imperative for fertilisation and deficiencies can reduce fertility.
both too little, or too much can effect our ability to conceive.
Holding excess weight may reduce fertility, however over exercising can cause stress to the body and an excess of hormones not conducive to conception such as high testosterone and cortisol. This can also impact menstruation and ovulation.
can really hinder our ability to fall pregnant due to an over or under production of cortisol which can negatively impact reproductive hormones. Essentially we get stuck in "fight or flight" mode which tells our brain this is not a time for "relaxation and reproduction". Employing relaxation techniques and feeling in control of your body and fertility can help to reduce stress levels.
Testing and Tracking
We discuss testing options for nutritional deficiencies, hormones and more. I will often recommend DUTCH testing or saliva testing or hormones for those struggling with infertility in addition to any testing being carried out with your GP or specialist. Cycle tracking may also be utilised if we think it is something that will help you. There are many options here for a range of budgets.
Fertility Package 1
This is a more thorough package for those who with to include an extensive DUTCH hormone test as well as your 90min initial session and 3 x 45min follow up sessions. You also receive 10% off all prescribed supplements.
Fertility Package 2
This package include 1 x 90min initial session and 3 x 45mins follow up sessions. It also gives you 10% off all prescribed supplements. This package does not include testing.
Single 1:1 Consults
If you prefer to book in and pay for your 1:1 consults monthly then you can book your initial consult online and can reschedule your follow up appointments from there and discuss any testing options. Not sure which option is best? Send me a message below.