Fertility, Pre-Conception Care, Diet, Lifestyle, Nutrients
Your fertility is important to us. It makes our day to see you holding a little bundle of joy we have helped come into this world.
Nothing is more frustrating when the time comes to expand the family and nothing happens. Fertility problems can have a number of causes, however many of them can be eliminated by improving diet and lifestyle and balancing hormones. Specialized hormone testing is available to identify excess or deficiencies of hormones. Herbal supplements and formulas can be prescribed to bring your hormones back into balance and enable your menstrual cycle to function normally.
Coming off long term contraceptive use can cause hormonal imbalance and delay in return to a normal cycle. Replenishing lost nutrients such as Vitamin B6, B9, B12, zinc, magnesium and selenium is a great start. Herbal supplements are also of benefit in re-establishing a healthy cycle. We also use them to eliminate synthetic estrogens and progestins from your body.
DNA analysis can be very helpful in identifying the underlying cause of you or your partners fertility challenges. Testing genetic variations that impact nutrient absorption, metabolism and function. This can be helpful in determining the best food sources of these nutrients and or best dosage and delivery method of supplementation. We also test for dysfunctional hormone function that can impact on fertility.
We don’t forget about the men too.
Men’s health, diet and lifestyle plays a huge role in fertility. After all it does take two to tango. Improving diet and lifestyle in Dad can improve health, motility and number of sperm.
The health of the ova and sperm has an impact on the health of the baby. Most of us think the egg is the most important. Studies show the health of the sperm is just as important. So it makes sense for both partners to follow a pre-conception program prior to conception.
Healthy Mum and Dad = healthy pregnancy = healthy baby = healthy adult
Our pre-conception care tofertility program has helped many couples with unexplained fertility produce healthy little bubs. We also highly recommend our Acupuncturist Tanya at Naturally INTO Health to help with fertility.
Our Naturopath Nutritionist Kerri Abbott is a strong advocate for pre-conception planning for both partners. Do you really want to pass on 20-30 years of accumulated toxins to your baby in utero via unhealthy ova or sperm and breast milk?
Babies are born with up to 200 chemicals in their umbilical cord blood
Breastfeeding is a great detoxifier for the mother utilizing her fat stores and releasing a lifetime of stored toxins and pesticides, 20-70% goes into breast milk to be consumed by the baby.
With facts like these we realize just how important completing a detox program prior to conception is for a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby.
A Smart DNA test for both Mum and Dad is the most comprehensive way to prepare for a healthy pregnancy and avoid passing on impaired genes to your next generation before you become pregnant.