We create tailored solutions for those thinking about starting a family or who have recently had children
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Families & Fertility
Working towards having a family can be very exciting and at the same time can create a lot of pressure for women and men prior to falling pregnant, whilst they are pregnant and the short to medium term after their child is born. There is a lot that can be done to promote health with fertility, in-utero and post birth with a mix of a healthy lifestyle including exercise, diet and where required compounded vitamins and medicines.
Common Challenges for Families
Starting a family has very unique challenges as both women and men are preparing their bodies for not only the miracle of birth, but also all of the care and responsibility of taking care of their child. This can have both physical and mental challenges.
1. Fertility & Conception
Infertility is defined as the inability to become pregnant after one year of trying to conceive. It can result from age or a variety of different medical issues including age, STDs, weight, hormone imbalances, medications, environmental hazard exposure, drugs and alcohol.
In many cases, the cause may not be identified at all. However, there are many breakthrough treatments available that can improve fertility.
For example obesity can play a major role with infertility and restoring the body to a point where conception has a greater chance of occuring involves a shift in lifestyle and ensuring that hormones are balanced.
Maintaining the health of both the mother and the unborn child throughout pregnancy is something that families are a lot more aware of these days. The impact of a mother (and fathers) lifestyle during both pre-conception and conception stage plays a role in the development of a foetus. This can be a challenging time if not managed properly before and during conception.
3. Pospartum Care
Women find that they face a variety of challenges after their child is born. These may be due to changes in hormones or simply due to the lack of nourishment and rest they are receiving. Ensuring that a mother is healthy also ensures that her child receives the right support during the early stages of their lives.
Partners also play a major role and ensuring their health at every stage also ensures that the child will have the best possible support structure in place when entering the world.
We now know that a fathers lifestyle pre-conception can affect the susceptibilities of their child to various illness and disease equally as much as a mother. We also know that fathers suffer from post-natal depression as well due to the shift and changes that a new child can bring.
Conditions for Families
We work with practitioners who treat patients with a broad spectrum of disease, disorders and conditions. Being a provider of tailored, personalised and individualised medicine allows us to provide solutions that are not readily available. For a full and complete list or areas that we can treat, be sure to check out our Patient Conditions page.
To discuss solutions for specific conditions, you should attain information through a one to one consultation either over the phone or in person with a qualified health professional. Don’t hesitate to call our free hotline on 1300 564 799 to have a discussion with one of our qualified pharmacists.