At Darling Health, we understand that some women/couples fall pregnant easily, whilst for others, it can be an ongoing emotional journey that can last months or years. Falling pregnant doesn't always go as planned, or happen like it does in the movies. You are not alone, and we are here to support you.
Amanda Haberecht and her team at Darling Health have spent decades working with women & couples, supporting them through IVF and other assisted reproductive technologies (ART). Our practitioners work very closely with fertility medical specialists and IVF clinics to ensure success and safety of treatment protocols. If a couple has a history of miscarriage, we explore all potential causes and contributing factors, with miscarriage prevention a key goal.
Our main goal is to help support you in getting pregnant! Not only do we support your nutritional, medical and lifestyle requirements, but we nurture the mentally draining aspect of this big process too. We look beyond your reproductive system, making sure all bodily systems are functioning optimally for best fertility results. As much as this is a complex topic, we will always cover the basics of fertility too. Self-care, good nutrition and gut health are vital when it comes to IVF and ART. Your gut function and gut symptoms can also profoundly affect your fertility and IVF success. Several studies have correlated a link between IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome), Coeliac Disease and IBD (Inflammatory Bowel Disease) with reduced fertility, miscarriage and ectopic pregnancy. Poor gut health can increase inflammatory mechanisms that impact upon the absorption of necessary nutrients. We also know that women with endometriosis, a history of miscarriage, undergoing IVF and women with gut issues can commonly be deficient in many key nutrients. These key nutrients are necessary for fertility and include; iron, B12, zinc, iodine, essential fatty acids and vitamin D. Furthermore, medications and hormonal treatments can also impact the health of your gut microbiome. In turn, this may affect digestive enzyme pathways, absorption of nutrients and the crucial detoxification of oestrogen.
At Darling Health, our highly qualified and experienced practitioners strongly believe IVF/ART support should be integrative. Integrative medicine combines conventional medical diagnosis or investigations with evidence-based complementary medicine and advice. In the case of IVF/ART, integrative medicine explores all potential drivers responsible for subfertility or infertility (for both female and male factors). We utilise multi-disciplinary approaches to focus on the whole person and develop personalised fertility treatment plans to achieve optimal outcomes. All our modalities; Naturopathy, Nutrition, Acupuncture and Psychology, are important in this integrative approach to assisted fertility. When it comes to pregnancy and IVF/ART, we must nurture the whole person. Taking a multi-disciplinary approach to treatment empowers your fertility journey, enabling you to be as supported and nurtured as possible, from all angles.
To help you make the right decision for your conception journey, we offer a 15 minute Complimentary Fertility Discovery Call to all new fertility patients/couples. This free phone session can be arranged with one of our fertility Naturopaths and is ideal for the women, or couples, who aren't quite sure what step to take next with their fertility journey. We are able to answer any questions or health concerns you might have, from natural conception to IVF support in terms of naturopathic care and integrative medicine. To arrange a Complimentary Fertility Discovery Call, simply book online with one of our Naturopaths here.