Natural Fertility & Pre-Conception Health
Moment of Conception It is a sad fact that people spend much more time and money planning their wedding, and buying a house or car, than they do in planning to make a new human being that will be their child for a lifetime. But really, what is more important ?Healthy babies depend on two healthy parents prior to conception taking place. Most foetal abnormalities occur early on during development, so it is imperative that you are in good health well beforehand.
“Starting on the pre-conception programme I felt like I was taking quite a lot of vitamins and my herbal tonic took some getting used to, but it wasn’t long before I started to feel really healthy and it easily became part of my every day. I don’t think I ever got a cold and I always had a lot of energy. From following the program my pregnancy was amazing and I felt fantastic throughout. I was even able to keep doing my normal yoga class right up till the week before birth. By following the pre- conception programme, I really feel that we have given our baby the best start that we could in life. I’d recommend it to any couple that are hoping to fall pregnant.” – Yvette Larkin
So whether there is a problem with falling pregnant, or you simply have a desire for a healthier pregnancy and a healthier baby, embarking on a natural fertility / preconception health programme can:
* Significantly increase your chances of falling pregnant
– based on the Foresight Study 1995, 81% of previously infertile couples fell pregnant and gave birth to healthy babies with Natural Fertility methods, which is over double that of IVF.
* Remove health conditions which can stand in the way of optimal fertility such as:
PCOS, endometriosis, hormonal abnormalities, obesity etc.
* Treat pregnancy complications such as:
nausea, constipation, heart burn, stretch marks, itchy skin, varicose veins, haemorrhoids, fatigue, infections, gestational diabetes, hypertension, pre-eclampsia, miscarriage, premature birth
* Promote a better birth with less complications during labour, reducing the need for medical interventions.
* Produce a healthier baby, with a higher chance of being carried to full term; with good weight and size; less chance of malformations, learning and behavioural disorders, and diseases which can affect them in childhood and adult life.
* Reduce the risk of postnatal depression, which can be caused by low nutritional status and low confidence in parenting skills, especially after medically assisted conceptions.
This can be achieved if both partners take charge of their health and allow a minimum of 4 months to prepare for a “conscious conception”. This is because the sperm takes 116 days to develop, mature, be stored and ejaculated, while the egg is vulnerable to damage for 100 days before ovulation. The closer both partners follow the programme, the higher the chances that you will have a successful outcome.
“After over a year off the pill and having irregular periods, Virginia helped me to get a more regular cycle through a combination of nutritional counselling, herbs and vitamins. Shortly after initiating her pre-conception programme, we were able to conceive and the pregnancy has been straightforward. Virginia understands a range of fertility matters and has encouraged me to make more educated choices about my lifestyle. Her continuing support and advice helped me focus on my pregnancy and I feel healthy and fit. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Virginia to other couples who are considering conception.” Mrs F. E.
An initial consultation will explore in detail your medical and fertility history, and you may be required to undergo some tests to see exactly what we are dealing with. e.g. hair mineral analysis to screen for trace element, mineral and heavy metal status; semen analysis; zinc tally; and blood tests to measure nutrients, hormones, thyroids and markers for susceptibility to miscarriage.
Depending on the results, the ongoing programme will encompass:
dietary and lifestyle changes, nutritional supplementation, herbal medicines and flower essences to:
– Maximise nutrition
– Enhance detoxification
– Eliminate heavy metals and toxins
– Clear up genito-urinary infections
– Discourage unhealthy lifestyle habits
– Reduce electro-magnetic radiation
– Treat food allergies
– Heal emotional issues that affect fertility
– Reduce stress
A healthy body is a fertile body, so this programme will maximise your health, leading you to optimal fertility as well as feeling fantastic. And I can absolutely speak from experience, as my partner and I have been through the programme ourselves TWICE – falling pregnant on our second and first tries respectively!
Don’t you want to know that you’ve done everything in your own power to ensure you make a healthy child, rather than risk it to chance or hand your power over to the medical establishment?
I can even help guide you in naturally selecting the baby’s gender of your choice, with the Shettles Method success rate of 85% for a boy, and 80% for a girl!
Below are the different modalities and a short explanation as to how they can benefit your fertility and the health of your future child:
I will take a look at your current diet and suggest changes so that you are maximising your nutritional input with organic whole foods full of vitamins, minerals, protein & essential fatty acids, as well as reduce / eliminate foods that may negatively impact your health and fertility.
Specific supplements (which are only available to practitioners), will also be prescribed to provide premium grade essential nutrients at clinically effective doses, so that you and your partner can create the healthiest baby possible.
Herbal medicines are prescribed for each individual to assist in the detoxification process, balance hormones – such as shorten a long menstrual cycle or lengthen a long one, normalising thyroid function, and boost sperm count, morphology and motility.
Australian Bush Flower Essences are really effective at targeting emotional and physical issues which can hamper the baby-making process. They can help to balance the hormones and deal with fear, doubt, worry and stress.
To discuss how I can help you achieve optimal health and conceive a healthy baby, please contact me.