The health and well-being of any child is directly affected by the health of both the father and mother at the time of conception and beyond. Therefore when a couple are considering having a child it is very important for them to prepare themselves physically as much as possible. Anything the mother and father can do to optimise their reproductive and whole body health is going to have a positive effect on the future health and happiness of their child.
By undertaking a pre-conception detox program you will have the opportunity to clear some of the toxic load that you have inherited. This will help your body to be clear and vibrant enough to create a healthy and nurturing environment in which to start growing a baby. If you do your best to remove your toxic load, your body will be freed up and have more energy to devote to getting and being pregnant. Furthermore your children may have the potential for greater vitality and well-being.
Whether you have fertility issues or not, an effective pre-conception care program is an obvious and necessary choice for everyone planning for a baby.
Many couples have fertility issues, indeed the latest estimate is that one in seven couples can be considered infertile. Sperm counts have halved during the last 10 years and sperm abnormalities are becoming more common. It is quite common for a couple without fertility issues to take 2-3 years to conceive. One in four women miscarry, sometimes repeatedly. Of the couples who seek medical help at least 30% are diagnosed with ‘unexplained fertility’ for which doctors can offer no treatment.
By improving your health naturally you will enhance your fertility and stand a much higher chance of having a successful pregnancy. A recent study by Foresight which followed couples who fully embraced a natural health program showed a 90% success rate in producing a live, healthy baby.
Although assisted conception is the only option for some couples it is still fraught with difficulties and complications.
Currently the most optimistic average success rate for IVF is about 21%, and the miscarriage rate is about 25%.
Nearly one in ten IVF babies has birth defects.
If you are intending to undergo an IVF program you can improve your chances of success by being as fit and healthy as possible, both prior to and during the process. By preparing for your IVF you are able to support your hormonal and reproductive system, nourish your body, have nutrients available during the crucial early stages of foetal development and have the tools to handle any stress that may come your way during this journey.
|Alison, a 36 year old volunteer co-ordinator and trainer required support for fertility issues. She had quite a history with several failed IVF treatments. In addition she experienced digestive problems, allergies, asthma and an irregular menstrual cycle. Alison followed a program of nutritional therapy and reflexology. She lost weight, reduced all symptoms from her allergies and asthma and her cycle became regular. During her next round of IVF treatment Alison was able to produce a good number of eggs for collection and they were all of much higher quality than on previous attempts. Unfortunately subsequent mistakes by the IVF team meant that the embryo implant was not successful, despite our good work.|
During your pregnancy it is vital to ensure that you are well nourished and receiving plenty of nutrients for yourself and your baby. Minor conditions of pregnancy can be improved with the application of good nutrition and lifestyle changes. Natural therapies such as reflexology and massage can also help to ensure that this time is comfortable and joyful.
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So your adult life is not going as you planned – You are feeling empty inside, lost and unfulfilled.
You want to have children, after all it’s the next stage in the map of your life. But you have been trying to conceive for some time, and it is not happening.
You are stuck on the young professional / corporate ladder. You have too many commitments and an extravagant lifestyle to give up or change your job. You are always being driven by targets at work, or competing with your friends and peers. There is a fear of redundancy, and you feel under pressure to be seen to be working long hours and being committed to your job.
You feel constantly tired and stressed. You want life to be less pressured.
It puts a strain on your relationship. The spontaneity has gone out of lovemaking; you start to become ruled by monthly cycles. You become obsessed with the whole process. Maybe you are considering or undergoing fertility treatment or assisted conception.
You feel upset and a failure when you see your friends having children without any apparent difficulty. So you start to avoid friends who have babies.
You may have some health issues – Stress, insomnia, skin problems, irritable bowel, hormone imbalance, Polycystic Ovaries (PCOS), a fear of infertility. You try to keep these hidden from work colleagues, friends and family, and pretend everything is just wonderful.
You know you should do more to look after yourself, but you are too exhausted. You visit your Doctor but he just gives you pills or tells you the issue will resolve itself in time. You try to do the right thing by going to the gym or an exercise class but often it is too late or you are too tired to do so. You attempt to get a healthy meal together, but often you resort to meals out, takeaways or ready meals. A few glasses of wine help to dull the pain.
What could be
However what if I tell you that it is possible to break this cycle. By taking time to look after yourself and introducing changes to your diet and lifestyle you can restore your health. You don’t have to go through painful, stressful and invasive fertility treatments. A simple pre-conception cleanse and the use of natural treatments to boost your fertility can result not only in conception, but a successful pregnancy and a healthy child.
|JH, a 29 year old teacher visited me regarding her fertility issues. She suffered with quite severe PMS, an irregular menstrual cycle and had experienced one pregnancy which had ended in miscarriage. Since that time she had been unable to conceive again. J was also an overly anxious lady. J followed a program of nutritional therapy and reflexology, and within 2 months she was pregnant. J continued to receive regular reflexology throughout her pregnancy until she moved away. J subsequently gave birth to a health baby girl.|
Give yourself just 6 months to focus on you, your body and your ultimate desire, you will be well on the way to achieving it. You most likely know what you need to do in terms of diet and lifestyle changes. However its difficult to make such changes by yourself. Take the analogy of successful athletes or tennis players; they all have a coach. Why? Because we all have blind spots, habits and fears, which prevent us from reaching our goal. Having a guide or mentor makes it easier to stay focused. So if you are looking to turn things around; to deal with the physical issues; to become more emotionally balanced; to feel freer; to introduce lasting changes and to achieve your ultimate goal then you should seek professional guidance and support.
|Kate had been having fertility issues for 3 years. She had experienced an ovarian cyst, unsuccessful IUI treatment, 2 cycles of Clomid and her cycle was irregular. After 2 months on a nutritional program Kate had lost weight and had a regular cycle. Her husband also followed the program and in doing so lost 14 lbs in 3 months, and got rid of the acid reflux problems that he was due to have surgery for. Their next IVF cycle was successful.“I thought you might like to know that we are expecting twins. Our first round of IVF was obviously successful. The interesting thing is that whilst I felt queasy for the first three months, I was only sick once and have had loads of energy throughout my pregnancy. I think this is due largely to your prescribed treatments. So thanks for your help in making things easy for us.” Kate|
|Kate B – Marketing Consultant – Suffolk UK|
Decide to take responsibility for your health and well-being, BUT why not also seek support from someone who can show you how to turn your health around, and who can support you every step of the way.
I can support you to prepare yourself for pregnancy on all levels – physically, emotionally and spiritually. I have supported many women to successful pregnancies; will you be one of them?
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