Are you preparing to conceive?

Congratulations, on your decision to have a baby, and also on your decision to prepare yourself for a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby.

There is so much evidence now to tell us that the health and nutritional status of both parents has an impact not only on the health of your baby, but also on the health of the adult that baby will grow into.

  • Diet and Digestion; You will be relieved to hear that Doctors of Chinese medicine encourage a middle road and rational approach to diet, whereby eating a wide variety of fresh and tasty foods is advised, preferably in good company! Enjoyment of food is considered an important aid to digestion. Good absorption of nutrients is critical, so ensuring digestion is optimal is part of any pre-conception plan.       Read more ….
  • Ideal Weight; Being overweight or underweight can affect your fertility. We use herbs and acupuncture (in quite different ways) in either of these situations. Read more here
  • Stress levels; Stress is hard to avoid, especially in the modern workplace and busy cities. However, because stress may have a negative effect on your fertility, it is a good idea to put in place methods to reduce or manage it. Many of our patients come for acupuncture for its ability to reduce stress and anxiety. Read more ….
  • Enough sleep; It sounds simple, but is not always easy to achieve ……. however getting enough sleep is vital to maintaining good hormone levels and myriad other important aspects of health. Read more ….