PREPARING YOUR BODY FOR CONCEPTION
At YinOva we are committed to the idea that healthy bodies are more likely to have healthy babies. Just as a gardener enriches the soil before planting a seed, we believe in investing in your health and your body before you conceive. As you begin to think about starting a family, we encourage you to take three months to get in great shape. Come and see us to get advice on diet, help with dropping your unhealthy habits and an overall reproductive tune-up to get you in the best condition possible to conceive and grow a new life.
If you have been trying to conceive for a while without success, you may be feeling dispirited and discouraged. Here at the YinOva Center all of our practitioners are experienced when it comes to treating infertility. For some of our patients, Chinese medicine is all they need to conceive, while for others it makes more sense to combine Eastern medicine with the best Western medicine has to offer. Either way we’re here to support you.
Our three-month plan based on Jill’s book Making Babies begins with a full health history, which we use to create a personalized plan to increase your chances of conceiving. Depending on your personal needs, your regimen could include:
- Chinese herbs
- An exercise plan
- Adjustments to your diet
- Lifestyle changes such as cutting down on caffeine
- Learning to pinpoint when you ovulate
- Eliminating or changing certain prescription or over-the-counter medications
- Getting familiar with the quality of your cervical mucus
- Identifying obstacles to conception
In our experience, many women find that a few months of monitoring, careful timing, regular acupuncture, personalized Chinese herbal formulas, and pro-fertility lifestyle choices are enough to do the trick, even if they’ve already had trouble conceiving. If not, we work with your gynecologist or reproductive endocrinologist, and help you through assisted reproductive techniques with supportive care and advice. Acupuncture, for example, has been proven to increase the success rate of IVF by fifty percent.
For useful downloads and information about fertility check out our fertility tools page.