If you are single or a couple, or are undergoing IVF, GIFT, ICSI or IUI, you will improve your chances of achieving a healthy baby if you get super healthy before undergoing any assisted reproductive therapies (ART). In fact studies in the UK show that IVF success rates more than doubled when couples have followed a preconception program.
Regardless of how your baby is conceived it is essential that you enter into parenthood with the healthiest body possible. Both eggs and sperm are cells from your body, you have the power to ensure that all of your cells are super cells, by following a thorough personally designed preconception program such as the Fertility Formula (also available as a package including a consultation and 500mL herbal tonic).
If you do intend to undergo an ART it is wise to start working on your health as soon as possible, ideally a minimum of three months. Treatment protocols do differ throughout ART treatment plans than if you were planning to conceive naturally, as it is essential that hormone modulating herbal remedies are not used throughout treatment.
Kylie’s treatment aims when supporting couples through IVF are: Ensure broad spectrum nutritional support for maternal nutrition and embryonic development; Support mitochondrial function; Support optimal DNA integrity; Inflammation Management; Reduce and manage physical and emotional stress; Support immune integrity; Support ovarian health
It is essential when combining the best medical science and natural fertility management that you strictly adhere to only taking prescribed medicines and remedies. Avoidance of all hormonally active or hormone modulating herbs throughout IVF procedures is essential. It is also important to avoid herbs that act to up-regulate liver conjugation of hormones, as these may interfere with hormones administered during IVF and post-transfer.
When following your prescribed IVF support protocol you can be guaranteed that there will be no nutrient-drug interactions with any IVF medications.
N.B. 10 days before egg pick up, stop all blood thinning supplements and recommence after embryo transfer . Blood thinning supplements include: Omega-3 Forte, CoQ10, Ginko Biloba, Vitamin E, St John’s Wort, Don Quai, Feverfew, Ginger, Turmeric and White Willow Bark.
A thorough understanding of ART, the drugs used, herb/vitamin drug interactions, the different stages of the procedures and the emotional support needed is essential when choosing a practitioner to support you throughout your IVF journey.
Kylie has many years of experience helping couples through their ART journey and with your consent will work closely with you and your fertility specialist to ensure safe and effective treatment choices are made to support you through conception, pregnancy and the arrival of your healthy baby.
If you have already started working with a fertility specialist please ask for a copy of any tests that may have already been performed e.g AMH test, ultrasounds, ovulation tests, sperm analysis, antibodies, and general blood pathology. Be informed of your ART: what type of cycle is your specialist planning/using, what have the outcomes been as in how many eggs were collected, how many embryos made it to day five etc. The more information on your health you can bring along to your appointment with Kylie the faster she will be able to develop the perfect treatment program for you. If you are single or a couple, or are undergoing IVF, GIFT, ICSI or IUI, you will improve your chances of achieving a healthy baby if you get super healthy before undergoing any assisted reproductive therapies (ART). In fact studies in the UK show that IVF success rates more than doubled when couples have followed a preconception program.