Fertility, Preconception & Pregnancy
Natural solutions for enhancing fertility and preparing for pregnancy.
Natural Fertility can be used in 3 major ways, to avoid conception, enhance conception and allow women (with or without fertility problems), to identify when they are fertile within their cycle. The Natural Fertility Methods involve the use of the mucus method, temperature method and the lunar cycle.
Pregnancy is a very special time in ones life and your naturopath can help support the pregnancy but ensuring safe and effective proper nutrition and diet, safe management of health concern such as headache, morning sickness, colds/flus, allergies, stretch marks, back ache, varicose veins, blood sugar irregularities and blood pressure changes. We use natural medicines to help your body address these safely without pharmaceutical medication. We can help provide resources for making informed decisions about your own health and that of your baby. Safe and effective physical preparation for birth as we use herbal medicines which are traditional remedies for strengthening the uterus, reducing the risk of perineal tearing, improving the activity of contractions and shortening the labour time. Support for spontaneous initiation of labour – there are some homeopathic and herbal remedies that have good clinical efficacy in supporting the natural initiation of labour rather than the medical induction processes that can lead to further complications. Support for the prevention of infant illness – many parents have a family history of eczema, allergies, asthma or other conditions that they would like specific support for prevention of. We use a wide range of natural medicines both during and after pregnancy for this. Support for successful breastfeeding – this can be a combination of dietary, homeopathic, herbal or nutritional recommendations for supporting the milk supply and the treatment of mastitis, cracked nipples, thrush etc.
Natural Fertility can be used in 3 major ways, to avoid conception, enhance conception and allow women (with or without fertility problems), to identify when they are fertile within their cycle. The Natural Fertility Methods involve the use of the mucus method and temperature method.
When combined with other naturopathic modalities, the Natural Fertility Methods can also help in gaining further insight into a woman’s fertile signs and hormonal balance. Often problems can be detected via charting as it's a day by day look at what's happening and an alternative way of viewing the menstrual cycle. Once remedies have been prescribed we can use the charting to determine the progress and results of the remedies and to guide us in treatment. It's interesting to note that it has been found that women who chart their cycles and are aware of their fertile signs, generally conceive up to 50% faster than woman who don't.
Most couples spend more time, money and effort on planning a wedding or buying a house than planning for a healthy baby. Although more often than not nature does get it right and makes a healthy baby, you can take steps to vastly increase the chances of this happening. The sperm that will make your baby can take between 76-116 days to form and the ova up to 100 days. Anything you do in this time prior to conception can effect the outcome and health of your baby. Preconception care needs to start at least 4 months prior to conception, with both partner addressing their own health including toxicity and nutrient levels. Women also learn to chart their menstrual cycles, in order to become aware of when they are fertile, and also as a means of picking up any hormonal imbalances so they can be corrected. Women tend to have much better pregnancies and birth when nutrient levels are high and babies tend to be a healthy weight, have better sleep patterns, immune and digestive systems and are less likely to suffer normal childhood health complaints. This is a proactive step any couple can invest in for their baby's future health.
We have experience and success in treating the following:
- Preconception Care
- Postnatal Syndrome