Reproductive and Integrative Health Care for Women and Men
Parenting Naturally Australia Pty Ltd
It is now commonly known that in preparing to conceive there are a number of steps women can take to increase their chances of a successful, healthy pregnancy and a healthy child. This includes sustaining or obtaining a normal body max index (BMI) prior to conception and supplementing nutritional deficiencies with prenatal vitamins and nutrients (Harnisch, J.M. et al. 2012. DOI: 10.1016/J.POP.2011.11.003).QUALIFICATION DETAILS
The health of the oocyte along with the hormone-dependant receptivity of the endometrium is important for successful implantation, conception and pregnancy. Without this, there is a greater risk of infertility, miscarriage and congenital defects which can sometimes lead to stillbirth (Revel, A. 2012. DOI: 10.1016/J.FERTNSTERT.2012.03.039, Forman, E. J. et al. 2011 DOI: 10.1016/J.MATURITAS/2011.07.003). Along with maximising nutritional health, reducing these risks requires a more complex and detailed analysis of a woman’s cycle, hormonal health, potential pathogenesis and fertility history.
On average, the age of a woman’s first pregnancy has increased over the years and with this, so to have risk factors associated with pregnancy in older women which is at least in part due to the fall in the supply of quality oocyte (Forman, E. J. et al 2011). By optimising female reproductive health, Elizabeth works to provide women with the best chances of a successful and healthy pregnancy and infant.
Forman, E. et al. (2011), Fertility after age 45: From natural conception to Assisted Reproductive Technology and beyond. Maturitas 70 216-221.
Harnisch, J.M. et al. (2012), Family Medicine Obstetrics: Pregnancy and Nutrition. Prim Car Clin Office Pract. 39(1) 39-54.
Revel, A. (2012), Defective Endometrial Receptivity Fertil. Steril. 97(5) 1028-1032.
Elizabeth’s Preconception Program
This preconception program is designed to maximise the health of a couple before trying to conceive. It also assists in overcoming infertility issues and/or supporting IVF and ICSI treatment.
During the first consultation, Elizabeth takes a detailed history of each partner, provides educational information on nutritional and hormonal health, and designs a specific dietary and supplementary regime that prepares the male and female body for implantation and conception by tailoring treatment to the individual patient’s requirements.
Consultation duration…………..One and a half hours
Ideally, it is preferable for a couple to attend the second consultation together two to three weeks after the initial consultation. This consult provides the opportunity for patients to describe any changes they’ve experienced, ask further questions and return with medical tests they may have been asked to conduct in the first consult.
Consultation duration……………One Hour
After the first and second consult, Elizabeth will continue seeing patients monthly to track their cycle and ensure that ongoing treatment and therapy regimes are up to date to move the patient through each stage of the preconception program. Once a couple begins trying to conceive, the program will change to help stimulate follicle release, successful insemination and implantation of the embryo.
Consultation duration (couple)….45 minutes
Consultation Cost (couple)……….$130
Consultation duration (single)…..30 minutes
Consultation Cost (single)…………$90
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