Do you have problems with fertility?

Do you know impaired fertility affects approximately one in six couples? In young, healthy couples, the probability of conception in one reproductive cycle is typically only 20 to 25%.

If you are one of those having issues with fertility, changing both you and your partner's diet and lifestyle with the right nutritional support can increase your chance of getting pregnant.

Find out how our preconception care program may help by contacting us. Phone us now on 09-2728203.

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Preconception Care

Give Your Child a Healthy Start

The instant the sperm and egg combine, a genetic blueprint is formed for the future development of the baby. Hence the health of the egg and the sperm is of crucial importance. After conception, the growth of the embryo is so rapid, unless all the nutrient building blocks are there, ready and waiting, vital stages of development can be compromised.

There is solid scientific evidence that a child's start in life and health is linked to the health of both the parents. Preconception care takes place before conception. The objective is to reduce conception related risk factors and increase the health of future generations. Naturopathy manages preconception care very well, by addressing the cause, not just the symptom of illness. By ensuring health issues of both partners are addressed prior to conception, you can improve the health of your baby even before prenatal care!

In the first trimester the foetal mass increases 2.5 million times!!! This phenomenal rate of growth has exceptional nutritional requirements. Often a woman does not know she is pregnant until week 6. Vital events such as cell differentiation and organogenesis are happening all this time that she does not know she is pregnant!

The spinal tube closes on days 27 and 28, when most women do not even know they are pregnant. If there is a deficiency in folic acid, vitamin B12 and zinc, the baby would suffer from a neural tube defect. Of course folic acid is not the only nutrient required for a healthy baby!

You can only ensure that your body is fit to reproduce successfully if you have prepared it well for several months before conception.

Infertility

1 in 6 couples have problems conceiving. The journey to having a baby may translate from a hopeful and joyous journey to one of stress and despair for some of these couples. In our clinic, we see these patients and the common fertility problems that we treat include:

  • Irregular menstrual cycles or absent of menstruation
  • Frequent miscarriages
  • Ovarian cysts or PCOS
  • Endometriosis
  • Premature Ovarian failure
  • Low sperm count, low sperm motility and mobility
  • Fibroids

    As we use the best of western naturopathic medicine with the best of traditional Chinese medicine, we treat with nutrition, herbs and acupuncture to prepare for conception.

    Traditional Chinese Medicine Acupuncture can enhance fertility of both mum and dad. At NutriActionz, we also use acupuncture to support couples going through IVF. IVF can be stressful and acupuncture can help with supporting the IVF process. There is a lot of evidence on increasing the success of IVF when acupuncture is used alongside IVF. Here are some of the researches:

  • Acupuncture for infertility
  • Effects of acupuncture on pregnancy rates in women undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF)

    Preconception Care involves Both Parents

    Nurturing a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby takes two! The health of the sperm and ova are essential to foetal development. Many men are unaware of their role and how critical their contribution is to the health of the pregnancy and foetus. This is because sperm are more vulnerable than eggs. Their development takes place wholly within the present existing environment. Hence, a father's exposure to toxins which may stem from occupational toxins can truly affect the quality of the sperm.

    Sperm formation takes upto 116 days, this is the period of time where a high level of nutritional support and minimizing the level of toxins is very beneficial. For the mother, the ova is susceptible to damage during the period of maturation, which is approximately 100 days before ovulation.

    Nutriactionz Naturopathic Preconception Care Program

    Preconception care for both prospective mum and dad should take place for a period of 4 months before the pregnancy begins. Processes such as detoxification should happen before this time, so that the formation of the sperm and egg, with nutritional support can develop in the healthiest possible environment.

    Holistic naturopathic preconception care has been shown to produce healthier babies. Our program also includes acupuncture to support healthy pregnancies and increase the success of IVF.

    Our naturopathic preconception care program provides your unborn child with a healthy start by giving you advice on nutrition, food, herbs and natural supplements to support your body before and during your pregnancy.

    A healthy preconception diet followed by both parents has been shown to lead to children who have even and beautiful features, well formed skulls, well balanced emotions, advanced development, semi-circular dental arches, freedom from allergic response, freedom from mental retardation.

    If you are planning to start a family, there is no better gift to your unborn child than a healthy start. Toxins are part of our modern daily living, many of which pass through the placenta onto the unborn child. This program aims to detoxify both parents and provide optimum nutrition to prepare for a healthy pregnancy.