The preconception program we offer at Nurture is especially important for women and men who think that their fertility may be compromised or people of advanced reproductive age.
FemaleAccording to Chinese and western medicine, the most important time to boost fertility and optimize the health of your baby is during the 3-6 months before conception occurs. Treatment during this time period is designed to nourish your body, improve egg quality, and strengthen the uterus and ovaries by increasing blood flow.
Our Preconception Program uses a combination of fertility acupuncture, herbal medicine, diet therapy, and lifestyle counseling that are specifically designed to balance your reproductive hormones and create the best possible environment for your eggs to grow and develop. This also provides the optimal landscape for fertilization, implantation, and the development of a healthy baby. The goal of our preconception program is to identify key indicators that tell us your body is healthy and ready for conception. Some of the things we may be asking you to track include cervical mucus, basal body temperatures, and cycle length.
MaleWhen dealing with issues like sperm motility, sperm morphology, and sperm count, it is important to understand that treatments affecting sperm quality in both Chinese medicine and Western medicine can take a minimum of 3-4 months, as spermatogenesis (the production of sperm) takes approximately 74 days. With our male Preconception Program we use this timeframe to work with our patients to ensure their sperm quality and overall health is at its best before they start trying to conceive.