Preconception care is likened to preparing the garden soil before planting a new seed.
Preconception health is about enhancing the environment in which the developing egg and sperm is produced and the place for a potential pregnancy to thrive is available. It’s important to understand your individual health needs to support a healthy pregnancy.
Our practitioners are highly experienced in preconception, fertility, hormone and dietary related natural health care. Our Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture, Naturopathy, Chiropractic and Shiatsu practitioners often integrate each other into their patient’s wellness plans to support and nurture their pregnancy journey. Our dynamic team is here to support all aspects of a healthy pregnancy.
Many health and lifestyle conditions play a role in preconception health, such as:
- Dietary behaviours
- Nutrient deficiencies
- Oxidative stress
- Lifestyle behaviours
- Stress, anxiety, depression,
- Hormone health & Menstrual Disorders
- Hereditary and genetic predispositions
- Coeliacs disease
- Diabetes Mellitus
Preconception health is important for both partners. Women often have more responsibility and bare the heaviest load during pregnancy, however, it’s important for both partners to be involved in the process of achieving optimum preconception health. Many of the conception related risk factors impact the fertility health of males and females. At Diamond Creek Natural Medicine Centre, we believe it is important to improve your preconception health as a partnership to encourage a healthy pregnancy.
Let us support your journey of enriching your preconception health, naturally.
Preconception and Fertility support with Acupuncture and Chinese medicine
Preconception care is not a new idea in Chinese Medicine. The practice of good health before pregnancy is just as important as the period of pregnancy itself.
The role of Chinese Medicine assisting hormonal and reproductive health of both Men and Women has long been documented in Empirical research. Dr Clancy Street- Acupuncturist can help you understand your body and optimise conceiving naturally. She has assisted many individuals and couples to improve their fertility and hormonal health, and their chances of parenthood.
If you have already had a full investigation and are on the ART or IVF path, there are ways in which Clancy and her Chinese Medicine training can assist you at the various treatment points. **Refer to IVF Acupuncture page.
As more western research is being conducted, the areas that Acupuncture is showing the strongest areas of positive effect emerges. These include PMS (premenstrual syndrome) and PCOS (Polycycstic Ovary Syndrome). Details of these findings can be found at the Acupuncture Evidence Project
Preconception and Fertility support with Chiropractic
Chiropractic care is used for preconception and pregnancy to support and nurture the physical and emotional changes to your body.
Megan Azer uses chiropractic techniques to support your body physically – particularly the lower back and pelvic alignment to help manage and prevent any joint and muscle dysfunction and to encourage a more comfortable pregnancy.
Megan tailors her treatment with safe exercise advice for pre & post natal care as well as integrating support mentally and emotionally through NET (Neuro Emotional Technique) to help alleviate any fears and worries around conception, pregnancy, birth and beyond.
Preconception and Fertility support with Shiatsu
Shiatsu is used to support preconception health by stimulating regeneration of natural flow and balance between the body and mind. The finger pressure technique of Shiatsu works with meridians to help connect the body and mind to prepare them for the journey into pregnancy.
Breathwork and visualisations are often used during a session to encourage connection and Qi flow between the brain and body, awakening awareness through the body by slowing down and clearing the mind. Relaxing the nervous system may ease anxieties or stress placed on the body before and during pregnancy.
Ann Hocking uses a a non-invasive and gentle approach to body work, she recommends shiatsu for preconception care because it allows the body to relax and encourages quieting of the mind to re-establish natural balance in your energy and spirit.
Preconception and Fertility support with Naturopathy
‘Preconception care symbolises the naturopathic principle by addressing the cause and not just the symptoms by ensuring both partners health is optimum for healthy conception.’
Naturopathic care at Diamond Creek Natural Medicine centre focuses on supporting your preconception health and natural fertility by increasing healthy lifestyle and dietary behaviours and reducing conception related risk factors through personalized and tailored wellness programs. Whether you are at the beginning of your journey or you’ve been trying for a while, Karyn Campbell assists you by formulating a health care plan based off the findings of thorough investigations of both partners health and wellbeing.