Talk to us……
Are you planning for a pregnancy?
Now you are at home, possibly with more time on your hands ……. let’s see how we can help you spend this time as fruitfully as possible.
This is a golden opportunity to really prepare the yourself, your health and your resilience – for a healthy pregnancy later this year.
We are always asking our patients if they could spend 3 or 4 months in preparation for conception, before rushing into IVF.
For some patients there is not the time ……. and so we lend as much support to the IVF process itself that we can for that cycle.
But Chinese Medicine’s real strength, and yours, is in the preparation time…… not just in terms of conception but also in terms of a healthy pregnancy and healthy baby.
Here are two main areas you can address during this time ………
- Optimising your general health with a special focus on preparing for pregnancy.
- Supporting a healthy pregnancy, if you have already conceived.
1 Planning to conceive
For those trying or planning to conceive there is plenty to think about. In a first consultation we ask for details of your general health and go through your medical and reproductive history to clearly discern what may be your barriers to conceiving (if any). Some of this information you can send us ahead of time in a form we will send you.
We then apply a Chinese medicine diagnosis and treatment plan to address any issues through:
- Chinese Diet therapy (specific foods, times to eat, recipes you can focus on making during this time at home)
- Chinese Herbal Medicine – prescription of specific herbal formulas that address your diagnosis, situation and time of the menstrual cycle is a key part of TCM treatment
- Advice about best preconception supplements to take
- Instructions for self massage and moxa therapy for fertility
- Coaching around best times to try to conceive, tracking natural fertility signs to know exactly when you are ovulating
Follow up consultations may be weekly, fortnightly or monthly depending on the need to check cycle tracking, prescribe new herbs, address new symptoms and check on progress.
2 Positive pregnancy test
Perhaps you just found out you are pregnant and are anxious about next steps.
There are many do’s and don’ts out there, but common sense and some TCM wisdom can be applied to all cases to relieve any anxiety.
3 Pregnancy and Labour
You may want to know what you can do to alleviate pregnancy symptoms such as nausea, constipation, fatigue and so on.
We can offer diet and lifestyle advice as well herbal medicine where appropriate.
4 Men’s Health
Lets not forget the men, it takes 2 to make a baby and integrity and vitality of the sperm are as crucial as that of the egg.
5 Internal Medicine
Chinese medicine uses herbs in cases of many gynecological or other internal disorders. Don’t hesitate to ask if you would like information about this.
6 General health and resilience
Like many perhaps you just want some advice and to find out what you can do to boost your general and immune health from a registered health professional (rather than from the internet).
Perhaps you are interested in what herbs and nutritional support may be helpful for you and your immune system.
Please make inquiries on 0424 984 337 or call our clinics directly.
We will schedule a time to talk to you on Zoom or on the phone. Phone consults are $75 (herbal consultations are covered by some Health funds)