Increase your chances of conception by preparing your body for pregnancy. Studies show that the parents’ nutritional status at the time of conception can permanently influence their baby’s DNA, which can have an effect on the child’s health for life. Therefore, it’s extremely important to have a well-balanced diet and adequate nutritional levels prior to conception.
There is so much information available these days about nutrition. This diet and that supplement are touted in magazines, IVF forums, talk shows, and on social media, and it can be confusing to know what to do. The truth is: every body is unique. What works for one person may not work for the next person. You definitely can’t do them all otherwise you won’t eat at all! And that, needless to say, is also not going to work.
It can take time and care to find out what is best for you. Our nutritionists and naturopaths are here to guide you as you journey to get to know your body better. And our goal is that this discovery is fun, enjoyable, and rewarding.
Nutrition and herbal medicine help balance hormones and address conditions that affect fertility and the reproductive system such as PCOS, endometriosis, adenomyosis, painful periods, heavy periods, fibroids, amenorrhea, and more.
We look holistically at your health in general. For example, trying to become pregnant can be stressful, and the body uses up certain nutrients even more when undergoing stress—nutrients that might otherwise be needed to reduce inflammation in the uterus lining or to create healthy, fertile cervical mucus. It is vital to replace them through diet and supplementation.
Good to know: If you are already in an IVF cycle, we will focus primarily on nutrition and diet rather than herbal medicine, because herbs can impact the IVF medicines.
During a nutrition or naturopathy consultation, your practitioner will gather comprehensive information from you about your health, diet, and lifestyle. They will listen to your concerns and find out what is working well for you, and then give you diet recommendations, tips for a healthier lifestyle, supplements, and in some cases, herbal medicine. Your practitioner may also arrange for diagnostic tests such as the zinc tally test and hair mineral analysis, which can test both the necessary mineral levels and the toxic heavy metal levels in your body—a great tool for preconception.
The Difference and Similarities Between Nutrition and Naturopathy
Nutrition focuses on your nutrient levels, which are primarily affected by your diet, supplementation, and your health needs.
Naturopathy includes diet and nutrition and also utilizes other modalities of treatment—herbal medicine, lifestyle advice, flower essences, and more.
Call us on 03 9348 2867 to find out more information or to make an appointment.