Learn how small changes can have
big impacts on your chances
Preparing the Body for Baby
Fertility concerns, miscarriage, and high risk pregnancies can be stressful, heart breaking, frustrating, and lonely.
I’ve found with my clients that, particularly with the increased use of platforms like Facebook, there is a continual reminder of friends and family having babies, when they have not been able to.
At Nourished by Nature we work to help restore your body to a high level of health, enabling you to be in your best condition for conception. I can work alongside fertility treatment or support you in ‘natural’ conception.
Some of the areas I can help with which may be affecting fertility:
- Unexplained infertility
- Over exercising
- Disordered Eating
- Low sperm count or motility
- Over exposure to environmental factors
- Ovulation disorders
- Frequent miscarriage
Each area requires a different set of methods and techniques to ensure we create a healthy body for baby to grow. I will provide specific instructions and ongoing support so you know exactly what to do at each stage of your journey.
Have a read below about how I was able to help Simone and Ben finally breakthrough after several years of trying.
Simone & Ben's Story
Simone and Ben came to me in the January of 2017, as they were starting their 3rd year of IVF.
Ben had had testicular cancer as a teenager, resulting in the removal of one testicle. Simone suffered from Polycystic Ovary Syndrome.
Simone’s weight had always been tough to manage but with the stress of infertility hanging over her, she had gained an additional 20kg over the previous 2 years.
One round of IVF had been successful, however that resulted in a miscarriage at 7 weeks. This was completely devastating to both Ben and Simone.
They understood the risks but had focused their attention on conception, thinking that was their only hurdle, and that once they were pregnant it should be smooth sailing.
Our first appointment contained a lot of tears, and a few reality checks. I didn’t have a magic potion for them.
We took a look at their medical challenges. I then talked to them about the additional challenges which were being presented due to their lifestyle.
This included alcohol, cigarettes, caffeine, fruit and vegetable, dairy, and meat intake, plus exercise and stress.
We had an honest conversation about Simone’s weight. From here I suggested a 3-4 month hiatus from fertility treatment.
I didn’t want them spending time and money when they were not where they needed to be health-wise. They both reluctantly agreed.
I also advised them to not have sex for 4 – 6 weeks, just in case they got pregnant before Simone’s body was ready to carry a pregnancy.
Of course they both laughed this off – it’d been 3 years of medical treatment, no way did they think they would get pregnant without treatment!
Both Ben and Simone focused really hard on following the plan I wrote for them.
Ben cut down on his 4 a day soft drink habit and Simone got back into exercise. They also did a few relationship building exercises.
Nine weeks into the programme Simone and Ben let me know that they were heading back to their clinic to discuss restarting their fertility treatment.
I was fully supportive as this was perfect timing for the medical and nutrition components to start working together. The day after their clinic appointment they were booked in to see me.
I knew straight away as Simone was grinning from ear to ear – the clinic had done a routine pregnancy test, and it had come back positive!
Now I did growl a little that this meant they didn’t follow my 4 – 6 week break from sex (apparently the relationship building exercises worked a little too well), but we were all extremely happy, if not a little nervous to get through the next 8 weeks.
Thankfully it all went well. I continued to work with Simone to help her maintain a healthy weight during pregnancy.
They now have a beautiful 7 month old baby girl.
*Please note names have been changed to protect the privacy of my clients
Work With Hannah
Get a personalised plan and direct answers to your biggest questions about Conception
Get started with a FREE 15min Consultation
By working with me directly I can assess your unique situation and provide you with a personalised plan of action. After every meeting I provide detailed notes and guides on how to proceed next, ensuring you feel supported and your needs meet with the highest professionalism.
This is the perfect solution for when you need expert answers to your situation.
Trying to conceive is one of the most stressful experiences a woman can undertake. I've successfully helped my clients take the steps they need to give themselves the best possible chance to conceive naturally. I will never guarantee you will become pregnant, but I promise that you will have done everything you can to increase your chances.
The easiest way to get started is by scheduling your FREE 15 minute consultation. Click the button below to book a time online.