Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a very common condition, affecting 12-18% of women1, some say more. Despite its name, PCOS is more than just cysts on the ovaries and involves a complex hormonal interaction. If you have PCOS, you may experience a number of different symptoms, including: Irregular or absent period Excess body or facial […]
Preconception care aims to prepare your body for the best possible pregnancy and birth. Preparing yourself for parenthood also improves the chances of falling pregnant more easily; not to mention having a healthy pregnancy, health baby, and smooth recovery after birth. Moreover, increasing evidence points to the fact that the way we are nourished and grow in our mother’s womb has an important impact on our health as adults.
A lot of people I talk to have no idea what I do, or how it might be relevant to their life and health. They aren’t sure what naturopathy is and/or why they would see someone like me. That’s fair enough. If you haven’t experienced it before, holistic medicine can seem a bit weird. Why […]
Grrrreat news! Finally, the print copies of my preconception and pregnancy booklets have hit the clinic! And soon… oh so soon… the ebooks will be available for download too! The new website has taken longer than initially planned to finish off… BUT I promise it’ll be worth the wait! We’re looking at it going live […]
Another great blog post from one of our Health and Happiness Collective, the excellent Chinese medicine and acupuncture practitioner Peter Kington. In this post, Peter talks about one of my favourite topics: fertility! He gives you his general tips for enhancing fertility, and the importance of embracing the changes that come with these. Change can be […]
If you’re planning for a baby or trying to fall pregnant, I’m sure you’re well acquainted with the recommendation to get onto a folic acid supplement (at the very least). There are a number of beneficial and important nutrients for preconception, but folic acid is the one that commonly sits at the top of the […]
At HealthWise, we work a lot with women and their partners going through assisted fertility treatments, including IVF*. A lot of our patients come for acupuncture, particularly in the lead-up to and during a stimulation cycle, as well as at pickup and transfer. Acupuncture has become increasingly well known and accepted for its valuable role in […]
If you are pregnant, trying to get pregnant, or even thinking about trying to get pregnant, it’s likely you’re familiar with the large amount of recommendations made through public health organisations, practitioners, books, blogs, friends, family etc… What to eat, how much and when… What not to eat, drink or do… How you should look […]