I want a healthy baby! I am wanting to conceive, have had one or more miscarriages or am pregnant
Preconception and pregnancy care are the ultimate in preventative health – ensuring the egg and sperm as healthy are as possible prior to conception; and nurturing the pregnancy to optimise a healthy birth, breastfeeding relationship and future child’s health.
IVF is an excellent choice when there are blocked fallopian tubes, absent sperm or an inherited genetic defect. Many couples opt for this as the ‘easy way out’, but it unfortunately does not address the underlying cause of ‘unexplained’ infertility and factors such as poor lifestyle choices, nutrient deficiencies, toxic burden, obesity and stress. Ideally a preconception workup is a minimum of 4 months prior to conceiving to allow time to investigate and address any issues important for a healthy conception. Embracing these principles often will result in a natural conception, and if IVF is required, increasing success rates, saving money, stress and time.
For preconception, your initial 2 consultations ideally involve both partners, extensive questioning, in-house tests such as live blood analysis, body composition testing, urine tests, assessment of your current reproductive history, medical tests and scans and a review of any medication and supplements you currently take. If you are already pregnant, your visit will review your recent pathology test, supplements, diet and going through our pregnancy ‘checklist’ for each trimester.
In both preconception and pregnancy care, you will be given a plan and guided towards your goal of a healthy baby. If you have experienced a miscarriage or several pregnancy losses, further testing and strategies are implemented alongside the general preconception program. We have many years experience, and success, in dealing with this condition.
These consults are available online via Zoom; or you may like to enrol in the “Creating Healthy Babies” Online Program to access quality resources and advice to understand your fertility and optimise your chances of a healthy pregnancy and baby. Enrol at https://doreen-s-school-c29d.thinkific.com/courses/your-first-course for the first free introductory module.