If you’re trying to conceive, taking steps to maximise your health and prepare your body for carrying a baby can increase your chances of falling pregnant and will allow for a more comfortable pregnancy.
At Ryde Natural Health Clinic, we have a team who offer extensive Fertility and Conception support to guide you throughout your journey. Regardless of whether you’re trying to conceive naturally or through IVF, or any other assisted reproductive technology, our team is here to help.
Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine
Our Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practitioners know that making sure that you and your baby go through a healthy pregnancy is just as important as achieving the conception (naturally or through IVF). If you have had difficulty in conceiving or carrying your baby to full term, our practitioners will spend some treatment effort on your own body first. From a TCM perspective, miscarriages and infertility are reflective of the body’s energetic disharmonies and deficiencies, and if these issues are not appropriately addressed before embarking (or attempting) on a pregnancy, it becomes more difficult for your body to conceive and maintain a healthy pregnancy.
When ready to conceive, Our TCM practitioners will utilise acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine to regulate your menstrual cycle – allowing you to more accurately predict your ovulation to ensure that all 12 months of the year are available for trying to conceive.
You can find out more about TCM and our practitioners by clicking here.
Chiropractic, Osteopathy & Clinical Pilates
Our Chiropractors, Osteopaths and Clinical Pilates instructors can help you to prepare your body physically for the changes that will occur from conception to birth.
Our Chiropractors and Osteopaths work in a gentle yet effective way to free you from aches and pains, and to ensure you have the proper pelvic alignment when trying to conceive. Our Clinical Pilates instructors can help you to strengthen your abdominal and pelvic floor muscles prior to conception, which will allow for a more comfortable pregnancy and will help you to retain better post natal muscle strength.
Our Remedial Massage therapists specialise in assisting couples to manage tension and stress during what can be a nerve-racking time. Massage is used to improve overall health by reducing stress, relieving muscle tension and improving blood circulation and lymph flow. Remedial Massage can also reduce anxiety, and improve sleep quality ensuring you are both at optimum health when trying to conceive.
Find out more about Remedial Massage here.
Naturopathy uses both traditional and the most recent evidence-based methods to reach your health, through nutrition and supplements. A healthy body and mind means increasing the ability to conceive, a healthy pregnancy, and a healthy baby. Nutrition is fundamental!
For conception purposes, balancing your diet to suit your individual needs is crucial in order to balance hormones, placing the emphasis on nourishing your own body so that you are better able to nourish a growing body inside you.
It’s also vital to reach and maintain your perfect weight and ensure adequate vitamin and mineral stores. Many women suffer with erratic hormone levels, caused by so many factors – this can include stress, a poor diet, working long hours, missing precious sleep, all the way to physiological conditions like PCOS and endometriosis. Therefore, when thinking about conceiving, or during pregnancy it is imperative you get on top of what you put in your body.
Our Naturopaths can oversee and guide your dietary habits and supplements schedule to ensure your body is well nourished in preparation for conception and supporting your baby.
Find out more about Naturopathy here.