A few weeks ago I attended a training day to top up my knowledge on using homeopathy to help couples conceive.
1 in 6 people in the UK* experience problems conceiving and the reasons they might undergo fertility treatments are:-
- 29.8% male factor
- 28.0% female factor
- 10.3% multiple male & female
- 0.2% menopausal
- 0.5% avoid genetic disorder
- 1.4% no male partner
That leaves 29.8% with unexplained infertility
Sometimes women come to see me specifically to help them boost their fertility . During the consultation I will ask them about tests they may have had and I will also ask about any tests their partner may have had. The answer to this is usually “oh he’s okay he has been tested”.
But what is okay? When sperm is tested the volume (sperm count per millilitre – should be > 20m per ml), motility (how fast they swim – should be > 60%) and morphology (shape – should be > 14%).
Rather interestingly IVF treatments will accept 4% as being the normal range for morphology. So you can see why people might think they are okay.
Not everyone can afford IVF and some couples make a conscious decision not to go down the IVF route because of the huge amount of stress it can cause both financially and emotionally.
There are many things that can be done with a more natural and gentle approach using homeopathy. The beauty of homeopathy is it treats each case individually – one size does not fit all.
Lifestyle changes can also be made through diet and exercise which both partners can adopt quite easily before trying to conceive – avoiding caffeine, alcohol, giving up smoking and adopting a clean and healthy diet to name just a few.
I will be writing some more blogs on this subject over the coming week and will be featuring a guest blog on acupuncture which is another complementary therapy that works well alongside homeopathy and can also assist with fertility.
For the first time in my practice and because it really does “takes two” I am launching a “couples package” and for a limited period I will be offering this at a discounted price.
If you are interested and would like to find out more please contact me, because it really does take two.
*Source: The Human Fertilisation & Embryology Authority