Thinking about an appointment in our fertility clinic? Our holistic fertility plan can help you strengthen your fertility, succeed in your IVF treatment, conceive and have a healthy pregnancy
A unifying approach to fertility evaluates every aspect of your life, and since your body and soul are so interconnected, it’s important to start viewing fertility as a whole-body event rather than something that happens just in the ovaries and fallopian tubes.
Nutrition for fertility
Although a balanced nutrition is of vital importance in order for a successful pregnancy and a healthy baby, many people are unaware that diet can help balance the hormones and therefore the couple’s ability to conceive.
- Health fats
- Folic Acid
Yoga for fertility
Fertility yoga, as it is called, constitutes a state where the body, mind, and spirit learn the art of relaxation. A woman’s desire to conceive can be overpowering and can drive her to the point of obsession. If this happens, sometimes logic is overlooked and stress becomes the foundation for coitus. Since it is the woman’s body and mind that has to be healthy and free of stress, it is her responsibility—with the greatest support of her partner, of course—to create the most favorable conditions for conception.
Moreover, it is of vital importance to point out that fertility yoga, apart from its psychological contribution, offers a lot to the body too! First of all, stretching helps the reduction of constriction in different parts of the back as well as it improves the flexibility of most parts of the body. Furthermore, it enhances the flow of blood in the pelvic region and relieves the body from headaches and migraine. In addition it improves the hormonal levels and by creating energy channel, it is making the mind, first, and the body, after, more fertile.
Supplements for fertility
It is of vital importance to improve your chances of conceiving naturally with fertility supplements for women and men. Research shows that certain vitamins, minerals, and herbs can improve fertility in both men and women. According to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) soft exercise and a balanced nutrition can definitely boost your fertility and at the same time help you release your stress and anxiety; factors so crucial for enhancing your reproductive health!
Some of the supplements that can improve your fertility levels are:
- Co-Enzyme Q10
- Vitamin B
- Vitamin D
- Omega Fat Acids
Essential Oils for fertility
Essential oils are the plants’ natural medicine against bacteria, viruses and diseases that attack the cells. Our bodies and plants have very similar building blocks, so, when we take essential oils into our bodies they are in a familiar environment and they work on our behalf just as they would for the plants – killing bacteria, inhibiting virus reproduction, cleansing toxins, oxygenating our cells and boosting our immune systems. And they don’t just treat symptoms, they work at the root of the problem, at a cellular level.
There are several essential oils that may have fertility boosting qualities like:
Geranium: This oil is fantastic for balancing hormones and regulating your cycle. It also has the soothing effect of calming emotions and helping you to distress. For women with endometriosis, Geranium may be especially beneficial.
Calendula: Great for topical application blended with a carrier oil such as almond oil, Calendula is an anti-inflammatory oil that may help to regulate your menstrual cycle.
German Chamomile: With anti-inflammatory properties, this oil may help reduce pain caused by cysts or fibroids, while also improving your chances of conception.
Yarrow: A detoxifying oil, Yarrow helps to relieve pelvic congestion and prevent inflammation. It is also beneficial for the digestive and urinary tracts.
Ginger: This oil has antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits. It also aids in the digestive system and supports healthy circulation.
Sweet Fennel: A great herb for getting your hormonal system back on track, sweet fennel is best used during the first part of your cycle to regulate menstruation and improve hormonal functioning. This is another oil that is not safe to use during pregnancy.
Damiana: This sweet smelling oil has aphrodisiac qualities and is beneficial for regulating your menstrual cycle by supporting endocrine system function.
Lavender: it is generally a great oil since it constitutes a circulatory stimulant, an immune stimulant, balancing for all body systems and is very helpful for mood swings associated with hormonal imbalance. However, do not use this oil during pregnancy, especially if there is a history of miscarriage.