IVF & Natural Fertility.

Claire Grullemans

Claire works with couples going through IVF. By working on diet and nutritional therapy, you can improve the health of the egg and sperm.

IVF & Natural Fertility

Making the decision to undergo IVF or AI treatment can be overwhelming. There are many procedures and medications that will be required at various stages of your treatment. Claire has worked with many couples going through this process, and in her experience she finds greater success rates with those couples who have undertaken naturopathic treatment simultaneously.

Natural fertility treatment couples nicely with IVF and AI as it is non-invasive, completely safe, and requires little financial commitment comparably to conventional medical treatment. There may also be the uncovering of particular health conditions that have gone un-treated, or un-diagnosed. Such as:

  • poor sperm motility
  • low sperm count
  • poor sperm morphology
  • impaired liver function
  • PCOS (poly cystic ovarian syndrome)
  • endometriosis
  • early menopause
  • hormonal imbalance
  • insulin resistance

What does treatment look like?

Once these conditions have been accurately identified, specialised treatment can be done, followed by some gentle liver detoxification. Prior to going through IVF it can be helpful to do a naturopathic cleanse. This may involve taking supplements to stimulate liver health, dietary changes to support healthy reproductive function, vitamins and minerals proven to improve ovarian function and sperm parameters. After doing a program involving these changes for 3-6 months, both partners will be more optimal candidates for IVF or AI treatment. In some cases, this cleanse can create the necessary changes to allow for a natural conception (this has happened to a number of Claire’s patients before).

It is also important to understand that natural fertility treatment is not a guarantee to falling pregnant. However it has certainly shown to increase the likelihood of conception in as many as 9/10 cases. By providing your body with every known opportunity to enhance fertility you are at better odds than you were without naturopathic treatment.

Not only are you supporting your body’s with preconception care, but also creating a hospitable environment for the gestation of your baby and a healthy pregnancy.

There is no reason why you can’t see a naturopath while going through IVF. It can only assist you in feeling better, losing weight and knowing that you have given yourselves the best possible chance of conceiving.

 

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Claire Grullemans - Naturopathy and Nutrition: Weight loss, fertility and wellness