Armadale Naturopathic Fertility Help
Becoming pregnant is not always easy…
Having a baby is a precious gift and conceiving should be an easy, natural process. Sadly for many couples it is an extremely distressing experience as they struggle to conceive and/or maintain a pregnancy. The causes of infertility are many and varied, and affect both females and males. Sometimes a sperm count is too low; sometimes there is a hormonal imbalance in one or both partners; sometimes lifestyle factors such as diet, alcohol or smoking are at fault; and sometimes there may be no obvious reason at all.
Stress and Conception
From a holistic, natural perspective, difficulty conceiving can be due to issues such as stress, toxicity, nutritional deficiencies and/or hormonal imbalances. Is stress making it difficult for you to conceive? Have you ever noticed that often when a couple stops trying to conceive, and start to relax, that they fall pregnant? The impact of stress on infertility cannot be underestimated, both as a cause and as a consequence of not conceiving, in both partners. Stress impacts the reproductive system on all levels. In fact, stress actually inhibits the reproductive system, affecting your ability to have a baby
Excess Fat and Fertility
Being overweight impairs fertility and is a common cause of miscarriage, gestational diabetes, toxaemia, low birth weight and premature birth. If you are overweight and struggling to conceive, we can help.
Our Armadale clinic can help with dietary advice to assist you in losing weight, making better dietary choices and increasing nutrients critical for fertility and a healthy pregnancy. Healthy parents make healthy babies. Nutritional deficiencies can also be a contributing factor in infertility.
In order for you to give your little baby the best start in life, it is important that both the mother and father are in optimal health. Ensure you both have optimal body stores of vitamins and minerals that will support energy production, healthy metabolism, healthy foetal development and reduce stress.
At our clinic, we can recommend nutritional supplements to support both male and female fertility and nutritional status.
Overcoming Hormonal Imbalances
Are your hormones out of balance? Hormonal imbalances can be a significant factor in infertility. Basically, without the right balance of hormones, it is extremely difficult to conceive. Fortunately, there are some great combinations of herbs and nutrients that can balance your hormones and improve fertility.
The subject of infertility is often stressful and can be overwhelming for couples who are struggling to have a baby. If you are experiencing difficulties with fertility, please come in and see us today for information on pre-conception care and natural support of your reproductive health. You can find more about rebalancing hormones by visitng the page link below.
Reduce Labour and Recovery Time
Needling for induction can reduce pain associated with contractions as are slowly increased, as opposed to drug induction, where contractions tend to start intensely and progress rapidly, which can be quite traumatic for mother and baby. Women have less time to prepare mentally and physically with drug induced labour and can require more pain relief. Research has shown needling can reduce the average length of labour and reduce recovery time. Success rates have been reported at between 68-83%.
Pathway: Initial Consultation
A visit every day until labour begins.
There is an optional herbal tonic which can be used to induce labour. Moxibustion is used sometimes when warming the needles.