Homeopathy is ideal for couples preparing for pregnancy, for those experiencing problems becoming pregnant or maintaining a pregnancy and for those embarking on IUI or IVF.
"There is a strong body of evidence to show that homeopathy aids fertility. A German clinical trial... showed more than half of women with fertility problems experienced improved ovulation or pregnancy after taking a homeopathic remedy." Daily Mail 19-06-03
A homeopathic set of prescriptions which aim to help:
Does this treatment work?
There are no guarantees, but patients have reported becoming pregnant following this programme. Those not yet pregnant have established healthy ovulatory cycles, thereby increasing their chances significantly.
My experience is that positive results usually happen within 1 to 6 months. Therefore appointments are usually at four to six week intervals, depending on your cycle.
The treatment above is applicable to those intending to have IUI and/or IVF by helping the body (and mind) to be in its best condition in preparation for assisted conception and improve success rates.
As a homeopath I also support my patients with additional advice on preconception health care. It is not often publicised how the general health of both the mother and father-to-be will affect their fertility as well as the health of their future baby.
Most people know that alcohol, smoking and drug use during pregnancy is dangerous for the unborn child, but these habits also affect the quality of eggs and sperm before conception, and may even prevent conception. Other factors which influence fertility are:
Investing the time to improve your health before conceiving reduces the chances of miscarriage, birth defects, poor resistance to infection, low birth weight, post-natal depression, premature birth and many more problems relating to conception, pregnancy and birth.
It's not just about getting pregnant, it's about giving your baby the best possible start in life. It may seem that making lifestyle changes is a huge upheaval, but it will speed conception and create a healthier baby. For the man at least, it is only for a (usually) short period of time, and after conception he can relax his habits if he wishes. The best approach is to optimise health before conception in order to give mother and baby the best possible health and start in life.