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Looking for help with fertility issues?

Looking for help with fertility issues?

Fertility issues can be deeply upsetting and often all consuming. Balancing hormones, good nutrition, reducing stress and increasing ‘relaxed’ time have all been shown to help with fertility issues. There are a number of complimentary therapies that help both men and womens with these, for example nutritional improvement, acupuncture and homeopathy. Even aromatherapy massage can help with its deeply relaxing properties.

Nutritional Improvement

The foods we eat affect everything from our hormones to our blood cells.  A healthy balanced diet is important for general health, but even more so when trying to conceive. What does this mean? Well…

  • Eat more fresh fruit and vegetables – spinach, asparagus and broccoli are abundant in the B vitamin folate (folic acid), and citrus fruits are high in vitamin C which helps the absorption of iron.  Eat as many different coloured fruits and vegetables to get the most benefit.
  • Cut down on caffeine which can interfere with fertility when consumed in large quantities.  Try delicious and refreshing herbal or fruity teas.
  • Eat more fish – seafood is the best source of omega 3 fatty acids, these can help regulate ovulation and can help the baby’s development.
  • Avoid alcohol – the occasional glass of beer or wine may be ok, but there are no known safe levels. Drinking alcohol may hamper your chance of becoming pregnant, but can also cause harm or to your baby while it is developing or even trigger miscarriage.
  • Chose whole grains – these are packed full of nutrients; choose whole wheat bread, wholegrain rice, oat bran etc, as the refining process removes the key nutrients from the grains. Where possible opt for gluten free brown breads as some studies suggest a gluten sensitivity can reduce fertility.

Acupuncture

Stress and other factors can cause hormonal imbalances which have a negative effect on fertility.  Acupuncture can stimulate the production of certain hormones necessary for conception, and increase the blood flow to the reproductive organs, as well as relieving stress and anxiety.

Homeopathy

Homeopathy treats the whole person rather than just their symptoms.  Sometimes a person may not be able to conceive and it could be revealed during a consultation that their parent had suffered from a particular disease which had then been passed down. After treating the cause and removing the ‘problem, conception may then be easier.

Tiredness and stress/anxiety can play a major part in the chances of becoming pregnant.  There are many homeopathic remedies which can help enormously to achieve a calm relaxed persona!

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