Infertility affects both men and women with current statistics stating one in six couples of reproductive age may be affected. Modern lifestyle factors contribute significantly to rates of infertility. Stress, long working schedules, poor dietary choices, and nutrient deficiencies are known to have an impact on our body’s ability to function optimally to achieve conception.
Many common health conditions such as endometriosis, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), and thyroid conditions can contribute to the inability to conceive. Some women with these conditions may also suffer from recurrent miscarriage due to various factors.
Healthy sperm, healthy eggs, and a heathy uterine environment result in healthy fertility and conception!
Most patients are not infertile but what we call ‘subfertile.’ Subfertility is a term used when couples take longer than usual to get pregnant. This is where a preconception care program may be of benefit to you.
Current research has found acupuncture can make improvements to the menstrual cycle and promote healthy ovulation in women receiving regular treatments.
Clinical studies have found acupuncture promotes blood circulation and flow to the reproductive organs. Stress levels are also reduced during acupuncture sessions which carries a flow-on positive effect promoting optimal hormonal balance.
The objective of a preconception is to improve each partner’s health and reproductive function to optimise chances of conception and support the demands of pregnancy. It takes approximately three months for both egg and sperm to mature – therefore, we recommend starting a preconception care program at least three months before trying to conceive.
For Women – We aim to support your body to produce healthy eggs and provide an ideal environment for implantation. Proper blood flow to the uterus and ovaries is essential for hormonal balance and conception.
For men – Our approach is to focus on your overall health to improve sperm quality. Male factor infertility is more common as sperm quality has significantly declined over the past 30 years. The process of sperm maturation takes around 3 months, therefore when trying to conceive it is ideal to start a preconception program early.