Your Wellness

Fertility SA is currently revamping our Fertility Wellness program.   General fitness, mental wellbeing, nutrition and spiritual balance can be highly beneficial in achieving a positive fertility outcome. We are all about promoting and nurturing a holistic approach to your health and wellbeing in order to boost your chances of having a healthy baby.

Whether you are thinking that fertility treatment might be a possibility for you in years to come, or you are considering going ahead with treatment very soon, Fertility SA are committed to helping support you in making the lifestyle changes that feel right for you.

Our Program

The Fertility Wellness Program at Fertility SA is an education and training program that addresses fertility issues through a combination of diet, exercise and mindfulness. There are all kinds of everyday stresses that can take their toll on your health, from everyday work stress, to family and relationship stress, to lifelong habits that have been difficult to break. Our mission is to help you find the motivation to make simple changes that can have a profound impact on boosting your fertility.  We are currently revisiting this program to make it more user friendly to all our patients, no matter how busy you are or how far you live from our clinics.  Please phone 8100 2900 or email info@fertilitysa.com.au to express interest in receiving information about the new program as soon as it becomes available.

Women with polycystic ovaries syndrome (PCOS) who achieve weight loss goals of just 5-10% are known to achieve significant clinical improvements in fertility.

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Nutrition

A good diet can have a big impact on fertility in both men and women. We have a dietitian service that includes the assessment of the quality of your diet, core food and non-core food, as well as vitamin and mineral intake, all of which is considered with a view to making simple changes in the short term that can contribute to realistic and achievable weight loss.

We recommend that women start taking folic acid 0.5mg daily for a month prior to treatment, continuing to use this supplement whilst trying to conceive and for the first 12 weeks of pregnancy.

Diet can be especially important for women who suffer from Polycystic Ovaries Syndrome (PCOS).

Specific, targeted advice will also be provided consistent with the latest research. We will also assess lifestyle factors to provide you with the best possible advice and a tailored plan designed to achieve realistic goals that work towards boosting your fertility wellness.

The initial session lasts 45 minutes, with follow up sessions to catch up on goals and monitor progress lasting 30 minutes.

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Relaxation

Infertility can cause high levels of stress in couples and individuals who have made the decision to start a family.

The romanticism of natural conception often gets lost in a sea of confusion with tests, appointments and sex to a schedule. The stress associated with fertility treatment can have a profound impact on all areas of your life, including your relationships at home and at work.

This is why we strongly encourage you to take the time to maximize your general health and wellbeing. There are a number of simple things like going for a walk, having a meal out, listening to music, reading a book, or taking a long bath that we can implement easily into our everyday routine to alleviate some of that stress. There are also all kinds of relaxation therapies and techniques that you can take advantage of, such as relaxing massage or reflexology, to alternative medicine like acupuncture.

An age-old, natural and holistic relaxation technique that originated in China, acupuncture is used by people from all over the world to alleviate everyday stress.

There are even some studies that suggest that acupuncture may improve pregnancy success rates, although there are other studies that refute this. We would recommend that acupuncture during fertility treatment should only be performed by an accredited professional who is able to assist you with relaxation and help you to cope with the emotional rollercoaster that comes hand in hand with fertility treatment.