Ask our health experts
How long should we be trying to conceive before we consider fertility help, and what should I consider when choosing the right clinic?
PREGNANCY AND FERTILITY
with Denise Donati
People delay having children for many reasons, but the common theme is often that they have not found the right partner until later in life. Both female and male age and lifestyle factors can affect fertility, so we advise patients seek fertility advice if they are under 35 and have been trying for 12 months or more, or if over 35 and trying for six months or more.
Today almost one-in-six couples receive fertility help, but all clinics are different and the services offered are not all the same. Do your research to understand some of the key areas that can affect your success and overall experience.
Some key questions to ask are:
Can I choose my own specialist?
Being comfortable with your choice of specialist to support you through your journey is of paramount importance. You’ll also want to ensure the clinic has enough doctors who can cover each other so treatment is not delayed because your doctor is not available.
Do I have a choice to have my procedures performed at either the clinic or in the hospital?
Procedures can be performed either while you are awake or under anesthetic. Both have advantages and disadvantages, so look for a clinic that offers both.
Can I choose when my embryo can be transferred?
Embryo transfers can occur on days two-three (cleavage stage), or more commonly at most clinics, on days five-six (blastocyst stage). Some clinics will only offer cleavage stage transfers, but scientific evidence shows that blastocyst stage transfers can increase the chance of a pregnancy, therefore reducing the number of treatments needed and the expense to patients.
Phone: 1300 337 845 489
What is kinesiology and what health problems can it help solve?
with Narissa Harrison
Kinesiology is a natural health modality that is a part of the fast growing science of energy medicine. This modality has become a popular choice, achieving great success working with the physical body to restore balance and health.
Kinesiology is a gentle but powerful tool that combines the science of muscle testing with modern day techniques and ancient wisdom.
Muscle testing is a technique that involves gentle pressure to a main muscle as a form of communication. The response received from the body provides the kinesiologist with information about the person’s overall health and identifies any problem areas and the best way to correct this.
Kinesiology is supportive in nature and honours the whole person, recognising that all levels of the body are important when working with health. This may include: the mental, emotional, nutritional, chemical, physical and spiritual needs of a client.
Illness can be the body’s way of expressing an imbalance. If we choose not to listen, the message can get louder until it stops us in our tracks and we finally ask for support. This is where kinesiology can help.
Kinesiology works with a full range of disorders, such as food sensitivities, weight loss, fatigue, headaches, depression, stress and anxiety, infertility, physical aches and pains, addictions, digestive problems, allergies and cancer.
NARISSA HARRISON KINESIOLOGY
Phone: 0418 817 821