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Fertility & Pregnancy

One in six Australian couples struggle with fertility issues.

Fertility Brunswick NaturopathyOptimising your health and addressing any health issues before you become pregnant is important for men and women.

Good health and nutrition can boost fertility rates, reduce birth defects and improve the DNA which we pass onto our children.  We provide dietary, lifestyle and supplemental recommendations that will increase your chances of conceiving and keep you and your baby healthy throughout your pregnancy.

Women’s Fertility

There are many reasons why falling pregnant can be an obstacle.  We can help to identify these, improve your fertility, and help you achieve good health before you conceive. Taking time to improve your health before you fall pregnant reduces the risks of complications and helps you to feel more energized during your pregnancy. 

Men’s Fertility

There are many reasons why men have fertility problems.  Environmental or lifestyle factors can affect sperm production and result in problems such as poor sperm counts, changed sperm morphology, reduced sperm motility and DNA issues. This is why it is important for men to be fully involved in the preconception programme. As men produce new sperm every 90 days, it is possible to dramatically improve your sperm count and quality of DNA in sperm in just 3 months.

A Preconception Programme May Include:

  • Detoxification to eliminate the health effects of stored toxins that you have accumulated from the environment, foods, drugs, air and water.
  • Dietary advice to ensure optimal nutrition for hormone production and fertility
  • Weight management to help you reach a healthy weight to conceive
  • Treating any existing health issues before you fall pregnant
  • Balancing your hormones to increase chances of conception
  • Helping you to reduce stress levels which can affect your fertility
  • Advice on supplemental support for preconception and pregnancy
  • Charting your menstrual cycle to identify any problems in the menstrual cycle and optimize conception timing.

IVF and Assisted Fertility

We can support you during IVF and assisted fertility.  We will design a fertility treatment plan that is safe and tailored to suit the IVF cycle recommended by your fertility specialist. We work with doctors and specialists to ensure that you have a team based approach to your fertility treatment.   We use herbs and supplements and other natural fertility treatments that are safe and will not interfere with your IVF cycle.

What can you do to help with your fertility?

  • Pregnancy Fertility Brunswick NaturopathyEat 5-7 serves of a variety of vegetables and 2-3 serves of fruit daily
  • Eat organic whenever possible
  • Eat whole fat dairy – as natural as possible
  • Eat fatty fish rich in Omega-3. These are anti-inflammatory and support hormone health
  • Eat free range eggs, meats and poultry that are free of hormones and antibiotics
  • Eat natural whole grains and high fibre foods such as brown rice, quinoa and oats
  • Drink at least 8 glasses of purified water daily
  • Reduce processed foods that may contain Trans fats, flavours, chemicals and preservatives, and are often high is sugar or salt.
  • Minimize caffeine which can affect hormones, liver function and increases miscarriage risk.

There are many herbs, nutritional supplements, dietary and lifestyle factors which can boost your fertility.  At Brunswick Naturopathy we can recommend the best plan for you. Call for an appointment today 0403755584.

If you are ready to take control of your own health, call me at Brunswick Naturopathy (0403755584) or book an online appointment.