The preconception period is the perfect time to improve your lifestyle choices, enhance your health and address important health issues specific to you, before you become pregnant. Research has shown that our in-utero environment plays a role in our long-term health and wellbeing. Preconception care improves the chances of falling pregnant, having a healthy pregnancy, a healthy baby and a health recovery from birth.
Ideally preconception care begins more than three to six months before conception and involves the health of both parents. However, it’s never too early to start preparing and making changes to your general health and wellbeing if you are thinking about having a baby now or in the next few years.
For those that are having difficulty in conceiving, preconception care can help to optimise your health and fertility through the use of individualised supplements and lifestyle advice
Meg is a Naturopath and Midwife who loves working with women and couples wanting to lead a healthier and happier life. Working with a team of women’s health specialists, her aim is to support you on your journey towards wellbeing, to help you feel healthier and more confident in managing your fertility, hormones and health goals. She passionately believes that preconception care is the ultimate form of preventative healthcare for you, your partner and your baby.
Topics that will be explored during your preconception care appointment with Meg:
- Maintaining a healthy weight and exercising regularly
- Avoiding smoking, caffeine and alcohol
- Stress management techniques
- Supporting hormonal balance
- Exploring mood, energy and sleep patterns
- Improving the health of the immune system
- Learning Natural Fertility Awareness techniques to help you identify ovulation and chart your menstrual cycle
- Addressing general health concerns
- Assessing nutritional deficiencies
- Tips for healthy eating and meal planning
A specific IVF support program is also available for couples that incorporates preconception care principles, alongside physical and emotional health support and stress management techniques. Research has shown that a period of preconception care may increase the effectiveness of IVF and decrease the risk factors associated with women attending IVF clinics in the first place.
Would you like to learn more about how your menstrual cycle and identify when you ovulate each month?
Do you want to know how you can increase your chances of a conceiving naturally?
Are you interested in preparing your body and your partner’s for a healthy pregnancy?
Are you having trouble falling pregnant and would like some advice about your natural options before starting IVF?
Would you like to know what nutritional supplements and herbs you can take during an IVF cycle to increase your chances of a healthy, successful pregnancy?
Would you like to find out what multivitamin or nutritional supplements you should take before and during pregnancy?
Book your preconception care or IVF support appointment with Meg online now.