For a couple preparing to begin their life altering journey into parenthood there is always joy and excitement however it can also be a daunting and sometimes overwhelming process. Unless conception happens immediately upon trying couples can begin to despair and can sometimes become all consumed with their desire to grow their family. Here at The Which Doctor we will attempt to guide you through this confusing process with warmth, nurturing and expertise to make this magical journey as stress free as possible.
For women extensive testing needs to be undertaken to rule out conditions that may be preventing pregnancy including; Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, blocked fallopian tubes, endometriosis, fibroids and hormonal imbalances. Reducing stress and ensuring vitamin and nutrient levels are high are also crucial in fertility support. Vitamins such as Vitamin D, Vitamin B9 (Folate) and Zinc are all linked to fertility and egg quality. Once certain conditions are ruled out and supplementation is adequate a regular menstrual cycle must be established including obvious ovulation signs. The Which Doctor often uses measurement of Basal Body Temperature (BBT) as well as hormonal testing to establish when ovulation has occurred and therefore the optimal time to conceive. Chinese Medicine is a unique medicinal approach that complements each persons strengths and weaknesses. By monitering the delicate balance of Yin and Yang within the body and well as any deficiencies Chinese Medicine will attempt to create a more balanced, healthier woman whom is in optimal health to conceive. In terms of Chinese Medicine it’s also important that women access their Yin constitution (the relaxed, slow moving and feminine energy) and partake in exercise that is low impact and gentle such as walking, swimming and yoga.