Frequently Asked Questions about Fertility and Health

Whilst there are many questions regarding pregnancy and health here are some of the most Frequently Asked Questions and answers. If you have any further questions please contact Fertile Health and we will be happy to help you.

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How old is too old to fall pregnant?

Every person is an individual with differing levels of health and hormonal balance. Whilst it is better to fall pregnant in your 20s or 30s, a 40 something woman has every chance of conceiving naturally and giving birth to a health baby. I had my 2nd child at 40yrs of age, and although it took longer to conceive than my first at 33yrs, I am now blessed with two healthy children.

You may need more support from a naturopath if you wish to have children later in life. At Fertile Health we offer support to enhance egg and sperm quality, optimal nutrient levels for ovulation and herbal medicine for hormonal balance.

If I'd miscarried before will lit happen again?

There are a lot of factors at play regarding miscarriage. Some of these are age, nutrition, environment, medications, sperm and egg quality. There are specific herbs and supplements which enhance your fertility naturally and decrease your chances of having a miscarriage. A Naturopath can help you with a preconception program to increase your fertility.

How soon after giving birth should I fall pregnant again?

In an ideal world (of course this doesn’t always exist) a two year gap between babies is probably the minimum time frame I would suggest. I had a five year gap, but that wasn’t the case with most people I knew.

Apart from the nutritional perspective, there is the emotional and physical aspect to reclaiming your body, nurturing yourself and also caring for baby number one and other family members. Having a baby is one of the greatest feats a body will ever undergo.

Being nutritionally replete after a baby takes time especially when you are breastfeeding. If your choice however, is to have your children close together, then there are steps you can take to ensure your body and mind are ready for your next big challenge.

Can seeing a naturopath help with conditions like PCOS and endometriosis?

Both of these conditions respond very well to naturopathic healing. By adjusting your diet and addressing stress, gut function and hormonal balance we can help you achieve your goals of greater health vitality and fertility.