IVF Support for Couples
Addressing diet, lifestyle, nutritional and hormonal imbalances is essential for all couples who are planning to have a baby. Whilst addressing these areas is enough for many couples to conceive and have a healthy baby, it is unfortunately not enough for others. In the last 30 years, the wonders of IVF and other Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) have given countless couples the opportunity to become parents.
With IVF and ART being such a costly, emotionally demanding, time consuming and invasive process, it is helpful for you to know that naturopathic care prior to IVF treatment can reduce the number of cycles necessary for pregnancy to occur, can assist in reducing miscarriage risk factors and can help to improve the health of you and your baby.
Once the causes of infertility have been evaluated, we can advise you of dietary and lifestyle changes that will be helpful for you to make, along with herbal and nutritional supplements that can assist in improving your IVF outcomes. Sometimes, infertility is unexplained – there is no known cause for the difficulties couples are having falling pregnant. These cases often respond very well to natural treatment. Naturopathic care for IVF Support will also assist in improving natural fertility. A number of our patients have fallen pregnant prior to undergoing their planned IVF treatment as a result of improvements in their fertility.
It Takes Two…
As couple prepare for IVF, the spotlight often falls on the mother to be. However, modern research is telling us that men have at least 50% of the part to play in the conception and health of their baby. Development of healthy sperm is not only important because it delivers half of the genetic materials to the baby; it also plays an important role in successful fertilisation and pregnancy outcomes. We can advise you on specific factors to promote male reproductive health to allow both Mum and Dad to be at their healthiest prior to an IVF cycle. The research indicates that 12 weeks of naturopathic care for both parents prior to ART and IVF is the optimal time frame for the best response.
By working closely with us, you can aim to overcome heath obstacles and nutritional factors that may affect your ability to conceive using IVF and have a healthy pregnancy. You will also be able to ensure that you and your baby are reaching your full potential through optimal health.