Some couples have difficulty with conception and/or they conceive and experience miscarriage. Many are then told they have ‘unexplained infertility’ where this is often a case of ‘sub-fertility’. Problems usually arise from a combination of genetic, environmental, inflammatory and immune components. There may be specific problems such as: poor sperm count and health, endometriosis, polycystic ovarian syndrome, thyroid issues, menstrual irregularity and auto-immunity.
After investigating and treating underlying health problems, changing diet and lifestyle and implementing appropriate nutritional supplementation, many couples achieve their dream of a healthy full-term pregnancy. In addition to pre and post-conception care, Seed Health and Wellness also provides IVF support for those couples requiring medical intervention. During your initial fertility consultation, your Naturopath will examine each partner’s health history, order appropriate blood and semen analysis, explain how to chart ovulation and cervical mucus patterns, prescribe a reproductive health diet and prescribe individual herbal medicines and nutritional supplements to improve the fertility of both partners.
Research reveals that one in five pregnancies result in miscarriage while in many cases it goes undetected. Some causes of miscarriage include:
Genetic and chromosomal problems
Auto immunity and antibody production
Poor egg or sperm quality
By following a preconception health care plan, the incidence of miscarriage can be reduced. In cases where a single or multiple losses has been suffered, we use the latest medical testing to investigate the cause of the miscarriage so that it can be treated and the chance of it happening again reduced. These tests may include genetic testing, antibody testing, natural killer cell testing, hormonal analysis and more.