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 and Nutrition 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 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, your naturopath assists you by formulating a health care plan based off the findings of thorough investigations of both partners health and wellbeing.