Are you trying to get pregnant when you have been told one in six couples experience infertility? I hope this does not make you stressed, because you have also heard that stress is not good when you are trying to get pregnant. Keep cool, the first thing you need to know is that a confirmed pregnancy can take between 6-12 months to achieve. If you get pregnant straight away, an alcohol free celebration is in order, but it it takes a few months, what the heck, you can have fun while you you are trying. If you have not gone down this path before, remember, it takes two to tango! Lots of tangoing is recommended! Eat those healthy fresh fruit and vegetables, lay off some of the carbohydrates, exercise regularly and get a good 7-8 hours sleep each night. Of course, alcohol, drugs and smoking will very likely reduce your chances of success, so it [...]
The research conducted at the University of Jerusalem on Western men’s fertility in 2017, (refer to my last blog where it is detailed extensively) is leading to a growing realization that male infertility is not just a problem now, but it is a runaway increasing problem and growing at 1.4% every year. Until recently the focus on fertility research has been centered on women’s reproductive health and male reproductive health has been ignored. IVF targets women and this takes a huge toll on the physical and emotional reactions of women. GP’s often feel they do not have an option but to refer couples to fertility clinics when they conduct sperm testing and the results are on the low side. This makes men feel utterly powerless and adds to their deep questioning of their masculinity. There is another option and it is a much more rewarding path to take, and that is the natural fertility [...]
As a Reflexologist my work involves treating people to assist their body to function well and heal naturally. In the Western World in the past 20 years, and way back into antiquity in Asia, Reflexologists, along with other natural therapists have been treating couples to enhance their chance of conception, with natural fertility methods. Our work along with the work of IVF doctors is growing, because we are facing an increasing trend of frustrating infertility in young couples who so desperately want a family. One in six couples are now dealing with an inability to conceive and this is based on statistics in the Western World. This problem is attributed roughly 50/50 to endocrine problems in both males and females, it is not just a female problem at all. IVF doctors are suggesting that females who are 32 years of age and do not expect to commence their families for a few more [...]
Autism is a developmental condition that can be evident within the first few years of a childs life. The number of people who are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) continues to rise in Australia. Children with autism often show the following behaviours: difficulties relating to and communicating with other people often repeat a particular behaviour over and over, or become fixated on an object unusual sensory issues (such as sensitive to sound, or the feel and smell of things) There is no clear explanation about what causes ASD. Reflexology assists children with autism because it reduces anxiety and helps improve the social behaviour of challenged children. Once the trust between the reflexologist and the child is established the child allows themselves to let go and the touch therapy leads to an increased feeling of comfort and wellbeing. Short sessions with children lead to increased calm with each additional session.
To optimise fertility, you and your partner should start prepping your bodies at least 3 months before trying to conceive. Here are the best foods to increase your likelihood of success.
Pelvic girdle pain occurs in around 20% of pregnant women. The pain can be felt in the hip, back, buttocks or in front of the pubic bone. Pelvic girdle pain is often debilitating and usually increases as the pregnancy advances. Sometimes it starts in early pregnancy and continues through to labor, typically it begins in the second or third trimester. More often it occurs in 2nd and subsequent pregnancies. Some pregnant Mum’s who visit me for reflexology, arrive on crutches and leave my clinic walking without pain. Following a regular reflexology treatment I work on a point on the foot related to the pelvis. The pain in the foot is sharp initially and lasts for two minutes but the relief from the pelvic pain comes in a rush with a surge of new energy. Forget exercises and supporting belts, visit a qualified and trained maternity reflexologist who will totally remove the pain in just one [...]
Does your school age child still wet the bed at night? The clinical name for bed wetting is Enuresis and it is one of the most common conditions in early childhood, frustrating for parents and embarrassing for children. The problem is not within the child’s control because all children develop control of their bladder at night at a different age, the most common age is three to four years, bed wetting is a development issue. Although the most common stats show that at age four, 25% of children are still wetting every night. At age five, 15% are still wetting their bed several nights a week and at age eight, 7% are still wetting the bed and it goes on slowly reducing, often until the child is in their teens. Some children just take longer than others to develop this function. Fine you might say, but knowing this does not assist with the constantchanging [...]
Multiple Sclerosis is a progressive disease of the Central nervous System. The cause is unknown but it is believed to be immune system related. There is no known cure although medication to treat the disease is increasing. MS leads to many debilitating symptoms including pain, numbness, paralysis and incontinence. The condition may take several years, sometimes 30-40 years to develop to a significant level in some people, whereas in other people it may lead to a very fast degeneration over less than five years. No two people have the same symptoms. The majority of people with MS have at least 4-5 symptoms and they may be a mixture of physical and emotional symptoms. The mounting pain and disability which increases over the years puts enormous strain on the health and the lifestyle of MS patients. Reflexology is a popular treatment for people with Multiple Sclerosis and has been utilised over the years by people [...]
If you and your partner are hoping to produce a baby it is as important for a male to test the amount of sperm being produced, the mobility of the sperm and the quality and shape of the sperm as it is to check the fertility levels of the female. The male test for sperm is so much more simple than most of the tests for females. So the first step is to contact your doc tor for a check up of your general health and/or a referral or a fertility clinic if there is one in your area. If you want to test for healthy sperm at least 4 to 6 months before the test you would be wise to eliminate the following from your life: Cigarette smoking caffeine alcohol mutagenic agents such as radiation, heavy metals, chemicals, drugs and environmental toxins. Another test is a test for varicose veins in the testes as [...]