Blog post written in collaboration with our partners Newlife
Holistic care therapies are a great way of helping patients to successfully achieve a healthy pregnancy, as well as support them through the entire process. Complementary treatments are increasingly featuring in fertility treatments, to incorporate overall health and wellness to fertility treatment.
It is important to emphasise that there is not one standard prescription that applies to every patient. Individualized plans can be formulated between the patient, the doctor and the supporting practitioners.
This complementary care needs to suit each patient’s individual needs and is aimed to give the best possible chance of successful pregnancy, as well as providing a release for any tension and anxiety.
If you’re interested in using holistic care and are wondering exactly how it works, read on.
Reflexology is a non-invasive and gentle treatment that is practised on the feet. Each treatment is modified to each individual in order to work alongside your menstrual cycle. This helps to encourage your body to re-balance and regain a natural rhythm and flow. If you are undergoing any other fertility treatments alongside reflexology, it can be adapted to suit your specific needs. Reflexology can also be used alongside natural fertilisation as well as on male patients. Though not limited to, reflexology can:
Help to conceive naturally
Improve irregularities in cycle
Support assisted conception e.g. IVF
Help to relax
Help to reduce anxiety and stress
Dealing with fertility issues can be an emotional and stressful time. Scientific studies have shown hypnotherapy to be a safe and successful treatment in terms of reducing stress, maximising chances of conception and maintaining a pregnancy that is healthy. Though not limited to, hypnotherapy can:
Help to reduce stress
Help to regain control
Help to address areas of guilt, grief and fear
Help to focus on positive outcomes
Abdominal and lower back massages are the perfect way to reduce stress and increase relaxation- but they can also help to aid fertility.
These massages aim to target hormonal, reproductive and stress related conditions, helping to improve the flow of blood and lymph throughout the entire body and more specifically, the uterus, ovaries and fallopian tubes.
This treatment is most effective pre ovulation though can be conducted during most of your cycle.
Diet & Nutrition
Your diet and nutrition can affect sperm quality as well as conception and miscarriage rates. For couple who are trying to conceive, it’s vital you make changes to improve your diet.
Fertility treatment can be stressful, and adding diet changes on top of that can be a struggle. Here at Newlife, we can help you find healthy foods you enjoy as well as solutions to fit your lifestyle. Being underweight or overweight can affect your fertility, as can your lifestyles.
Our diet and nutrition treatments are tailored to each individual to put them on the right track to healthy living and a successful pregnancy.
If you’re currently experiencing distress or worry due to fertility issues and need someone to talk to, counselling can offer vital support before, during or after treatment. Here at Newlife, our fully trained counsellors can help you think through and make any important decisions.
Everyone’s fertility journey is unique to the individual, so our counsellors are able to be flexible with what help is needed and when.
Counselling can lift a heavy weight of stress which in turn can help to aid fertility and successful pregnancy.
Originating in China, acupuncture is a medical procedure that consists of inserting sterile, thin needles into specific points of the body. This can help to regular functions and restore energy flow to the body. We’d advise using acupuncture treatment in combination with a fertility treatment to maximise chances of fertility. Though not limited to, acupuncture can:
Regulate fertility hormones
Increase blood flow to reproductive organs
Help to reduce stress
Counteract effects of PCOS
Help to improve sperm quality
Here at Newlife, we offer a range of holistic therapies from our experienced practitioners, including diet and nutrition, massage and yoga. We can advise and conduct any of the above holistic treatments in order to help you with your fertility.