Fertility & Pregnancy Naturopathy
Naturopathy for optimism your fertility encompasses many aspects of health. Incorporating naturopathy into your fertility journey is a gentle and effective way to support your reproductive health, whether you are trying to conceive naturally or with IVF.
Our resident naturopath, Ruth, is highly trained and enthusiastic in assisting you with your preconception heath, pregnancy health and all the way through your fourth trimester as you enjoy breastfeeding your child.
By ensuring your preconception health is at it’s best means that you will flow into your pregnancy with less health problems and have all you need for your baby to start their life with a strong constitution that will get them thriving throughout their life.
The basis of fertility naturopathy is that of specialised conception protocols that will assist you at any stage of your fertility journey. Our naturopath understands the importance of the village needed to support you to welcoming your baby into your arms and will work in collaboration with medical specialist to optimise your fertility outcomes.
Naturopathy can enhance your fertility through:
~ microbiome testing and balancing
~ nutrition deficiency assessment and correction
~ hormonal balance tests
~ detailed dietary assessment
~ blood test to assess your cellular health and tissue performance
~ genetic testing regarding metabolism of specific nutrients
~ diagnosed conditions such as autoimmune or thyroid conditions
~ signs and symptoms in any system you reveal in your consultation
~ a detailed personal and family health history
~ environmental toxin load assessment
~ weight loss support
Through working with these assessments and other tools your naturopath will put together a treatment plan for your fertility that will holistically optimise your fertility from a cellular level bringing your hormones into balance, reducing inflammation, improving your nutritional status and harmonising any pre-existing conditions.
Ruth is passionate about supporting you through your fertility journey by implements natural therapies that reduce stress, balance your nervous system, optimise your uterine lining, enhance egg quality, balance your hormones, improve sperm health and improve your gut microbiome.
What to expect from with your fertility naturopathic session:
~ a detailed and individualised diet and lifestyle intervention plan
~ individualised supplementation plan
~ herbal medicine interventions (where appropriate)
Weight Loss Support To Enhance Your Fertility:
Weight loss is the one of the most important parts of preparing for fertility and pregnancy. Unfortunately, it can be a tough challenge for many reasons. My goal is to make sure you can reach your 5-10% weight loss goals setting SMART goals (hyper link) to ensure that your metabolism is being primed with the right fuel, at the right time, with all the over important things to sustain weight loss (sleep and exercise) – addressing these with consistent effort and tinkering with a dietary routine that works for you (and is both practical but also varied).
In all patients, pathology can also be used as a tool to determine if there are any other factors that could be stopping you from losing weight (high inflammation, vitamin D, thyroid issues)
Immune Support to Improve Your Fertility:
The immune system is designed to defend the body, however sometimes for various reasons (generational +genetic health, family history of autoimmune disease, viral illness, your gut health and the composition of bacteria etc.) the immune system can go rogue. Nutritional deficiencies from diets that lack fish, mineral-rich foods, or just a lot of inflammation that has been around for a long time (toxin exposure, under sleeping, chronic stress all at once) can set the body into a state where a normally coordinated response can’t self soothe.
Gut Microbiome Balancing to Improve Your Fertility:
The latest in microbiome research demonstrates that gut health can play a vital role in your fertility. Our Naturopath has a unique approach to optimising your fertility through balancing your microbiome to improve egg and sperm quality and promote a receptive uterine lining for implantation. Imbalances in gut microbiota are found in many reproductive problems such as PCOS, endometriosis and low testosterone in males, as well as inflammation and oxidative stress in unexplained infertility. Through nurturing the gut microbiota with naturopathic assisted diet and exercise programs you can improve your reproductive health – especially in those who have struggled to conceive with multiple implantation failures.