What strategies are used in supporting individuals and couples through IVF/Art cycles?
As naturopaths we use a variety of treatment options to give you the best support available. Our core aims of naturopathy follow through to our approach for pre-conception care and IVF/ART support. As well as taking thorough case history, and learning from what you can tell us about your journey so far, we also strongly believe in both pathology and functional testing as a key place to start when looking into drivers and causes of infertility. You can read more about our general testing options here, however for preconception and fertility, we specifically like to check:
- Full panel blood test
- Full preconception blood testing as suggested by the RACGP, similar to what your GP might order when you become pregnant
- Vitamin and mineral level testing
- MTHFR screening
- Hormone panels
- Semen analysis
- And more, depending on your individual health and history
Once we have a clearer picture of what is going on for you, as an individual, we form a treatment strategy that takes into account everything we’ve discovered together so far, and your particular stage in an IVF/ART cycle.
We like to use a combination of nutritional and herbal medicine, to achieve our treatment aims, which have foundations in solid, evidence-based medicine. Alongside your herbal and nutritional supplements, we support you through dietary and lifestyle strategies that have shown to be effective and achievable.
Have a read of Living Holistic Health Founder Morgan Helmling’s 5 natural therapy approaches to improving IVF success for more information.