It Takes Two

It takes two

It takes two

Are you finding it difficult to conceive? You are not alone, 1 in 6 people in the UK* experience problems and it is fairly equally balanced between problems with both male and female.  

  • 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

In my practice I regularly help women with menstrual problems, endometriosis, Poly Cystic Ovaries (PCOS), irregular cycles and hormonal imbalances all of which can have an impact on fertility.

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 not only because of the financial costs but the added psychological stress that it can bring to a couple.  

There are many things that can be done with a more natural and gentle approach using homeopathy. When I work with someone I look at each case individually this is because unlike conventional treatment  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.  

If you would like to see how I can help you please book a free 20 minute call.  

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*Source: The Human Fertilisation & Embryology Authority