Natural fertility support is for couples who are keen to conceive naturally. You may not even be considering IVF or you may in fact be waiting for an IVF referral but hopeful that we can help in the meantime.
Our fertility support is designed to boost both male and female fertility, thereby hugely increasing the odds each month of conceiving within your fertile time. We recommend that you and your partner attend an initial consultatation with either Charlotte or Kate following which a treatment plan can be formed covering the first three months. Three full menstrual cycles is the realistic time frame in which you can expect to notice changes when using natural and complementary medicine with female fertility. It is also the length of time needed to measure some of the changes in a semen analysis. We review each case every 3 months and change our treatment plan if we are not seeing the results we want.
We see complicated cases involving both partners that require multiple practitioners working together. We also see very simple cases that need very little input from us, so please do give us a ring if you're uncertain as to what route to take. We will be as clear as possible with you as to what you can expect with us - and we will recommend you consider IVF if we think your chances of conceiving naturally with us are low.
We have no ‘set programme’ as we have found that different conditions respond better to different therapies – the plan we create for you is entirely dependent on meeting you and your partner at the initial consultation.
You can expect to visit the clinic regularly - around every 1-3 weeks depending on how many practitioners you are seeing. Even if it is your male partner who is the prime cause of your fertility problems you will still be asked to make lifestyle and dietary changes to boost your own fertility.
We rarely see women who are currently prescribed hormonal medications such as Clomid or the contraceptive pill - though there are exceptions. If you have been taking drugs that influence your reproductive hormones you must wait at least one full menstrual cycle before starting with us.
For men with low or sub fertility you can expect to visit the clinic about once or twice a month at most. If your semen analysis gets the NNFP thumbs up, you may not need to visit the clinic at all. You will however, still be expected to make dietary and lifestyle changes that support you and your partner's desire to conceive.