Conceiving a child is a very special event that requires conscious and careful preparation. The preconception care programme can assist you in achieving your goal of a healthy pregnancy and baby. It ensures that both prospective parents attain good general and reproductive health prior to starting conception attempts. It is important to note that it takes approximately 90 to 100 days for sperm and eggs to mature. For this reason it is essential to have at least 3 months of preparation time for the benefits to be realised at the time of conception.
The programme is not just for couples having difficulty conceiving but also for all people wanting a healthy baby.
Together we look at overall health, nutrition, specific essential nutrients, lifestyle, stress and environmental factors. We look closely at the woman’s menstrual/hormonal cycle, teaching them to chart their basal temperatures and mucus in order to understand optimal timing for conception.
A holistic approach using natural therapies supports any fertility issues such as hormonal problems, immune issues, heavy metal toxicity, recurrent miscarriages and sperm problems. These therapies may include nutritional advice, herbal medicine, detoxification protocols, stress management and lifestyle changes.
The preconception care programme can also support those undergoing medical fertility treatments such as IUI & IVF.