Bowen Therapy and Bush Flower Essences can offer safe and effective natural fertility solutions helping prepare the mind and body for your pregnancy.

Couples visiting my clinic are often seeking natural solutions for their fertility issues.  They feel frustrated that they cannot fall pregnant when they planned to, however, infertility is a very complex problem and often requires preparation and patience to help clear the mind of stress and create a healthy body for the much longed for pregnancy.

We really do live in a technological age of ‘instant gratification’.  Some say it’s the gen Y phenomenon, but I feel our technological advances have reached a stage where we all expect things to happen NOW.  No more snail mail or waiting to get home to read emails – they’re available 24/7 on our i-phones!

So, why should it be any different when wanting a baby to complete our lives?  Patience is often needed and natural therapies can really help to relax the body and mind, in preparation for pregnancy.   I recommend couples have all the medical tests to ensure there are no medical reasons for the delay in conceiving before starting on the natural therapies path.

Bowen Therapy helps to relax the nervous system and allow the body to bring itself into balance.  It can assist with regulating the menstrual cycle by balancing the hormones.  I incorporate Bush Flower Essences with Bowen Therapy as they help to identify and release the individual couple’s emotional and physical blocks relating to infertility.

Here are some Bush Flower Essences I use for infertility:

Pink Flannel Flower – in Chinese medicine, the heart and uterus are energetically connected.  This essence helps to open up the heart to joy which then flows to the uterus, enhancing conception.

Flannel Flower – recommended for the male, as it improves the quantity, quality, and motility of sperm.

She Oak – improves the health of the ovaries, rehydrates the uterus and clears emotional causes relating to infertility.

Bush Fuchsia – helps to re-set the hypothalamus which may be thrown out of balance by taking the pill.

Peach-flowered Tea Tree – helps to regulate mood swings and regulate the menstrual cycle.

If you are having difficulty falling pregnant, it is important to look at the health of both partners. The reasons for infertility can involve one or both partners – one-third is the female only, one-third the male only and the remainder is both partners or no known cause.

Some causes of male infertility can include:

  • Abnormal sperm production or function due to various reasons;
  • Problems with sperm delivery;
  • Overexposure to certain environmental factors, such as pesticides or chemicals;
  • Damage related to cancer treatment;
  • Carrying too much weight.

Data collected from 14 studies of over 10,000 men, by researcher Dr. Sébastien Czernichow at Ambroise Paré University Hospital in Paris, showed that men who are obese have lower sperm counts, fewer rapidly mobile sperm, and fewer progressively motile sperm than men of a normal weight.  In other words, the sperm they do have don’t move forward in a straight line but move aimlessly. One reason put forward for this effect is that excess fat can elevate estrogen levels. (K. Rowan, 2012)

Maintaining a healthy BMI (Body Mass Index) is important, not only to prevent disease but essential if you want to become a new dad!

Some causes of female infertility can include:

  • Ovulation disorders caused by PCOS, over-exercising, eating disorders;
  • Uterine or cervical abnormalities;
  • Fallopian tube damage or blockage;
  • Endometriosis;
  • Early menopause;
  • Pelvic adhesions from surgeries;
  • Thyroid problems;
  • Cancer and its treatment;
  • Certain medications.

In the December 2007 issue of the journal Human Reproduction, the study concluded that woman with a BMI of 40 or more were 43% less likely to get pregnant.  One reason for this suggested that disruptions in the hormone leptin, which regulates appetite and energy expenditure, may prevent successful fertilization. (S. Boyles, 2007)

Being overweight isn’t the only risk to fertility for women. A new study presented at The American Society for Reproductive Medicine in Florida’s AGM found that underweight women have a 34% chance of becoming pregnant even after undergoing fertility treatment that provides them with hormones and helps their eggs become fertilized.  (M. Beckford, 2012)

So listening to our bodies, exercising regularly, reducing the amount we eat and improving the quality of the food we eat, is really important when preparing for pregnancy.  Choosing organic produce where possible and trying to eliminate toxins from our environment, all have a positive effect on our health and fertility.

Here are my tips when preparing for pregnancy:

  • Stop smoking, drinking alcohol and recreational drugs (Martin & Pleasance, Cravings Relief can help);
  • Reduce or eliminate caffeine drinks and foods (coffee, tea, chocolate, energy drinks)
  • Get your weight under control – See a nutritionist for dietary advice;
  • Drink plenty of filtered water to improve your health;
  • Reduce all the nasties from your diet – keep it fresh by eliminating anything processed;
  • Take a pre-conception supplement – check with your health care professional;
  • Begin an exercise program – walking, swimming, yoga,
  • Make sure you get enough good quality sleep;
  • Try to ‘clean up’ your environment by eliminating all chemicals and pesticides;
  • Learn to relax – take up meditation and learn to ‘chill out’.

Always seek the advice of a health professional before changing your dietary habits or starting any new exercise regime.

To read infertility case studies, click here…….

If you are looking for natural solutions for your fertility or hormonal problems, call Maree for a chat:

 P:  02 96268705
M: 0412 080051


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