It’s a good idea to begin thinking about you and your partner’s health before you start trying for a baby, whether you are trying to conceive naturally or with assistance. Coming to see me three months prior to trying to fall pregnant is ideal. This is similar to the development time of egg and sperm and allows me to optimise the overall health of mum and dad, and therefore baby to be.
Pre-conception treatment could be either weekly or fortnightly and involves regular acupuncture sessions, herbal and nutritional support and modifications to optimise diet and lifestyle. Pre-conception treatment is particularly helpful for women with polycystic ovaries and women coming off the pill, those who have suffered from endometriosis and irregular periods. It can also be beneficial for women whose periods are non-existent. The objective of pre conception care is to prime a woman’s cycle and get it humming, ready to support the demands of growing a new life. There’s plenty to do for the men out there too. Regular treatment can greatly assist sperm health and address underlying imbalances that may affect a couple’s potential to conceive. Pre-conception care is the first step to making you both baby ready.