Fertility Management

As a Natural Fertility Specialist in Sydney, Belinda is experienced in treating all female and male reproductive health problems.

Some couples have difficulty with conception and/or they conceive and experience miscarriage. Many are then told they have ‘unexplained infertility’ where this is often a case of ‘sub-fertility’.

Problems usually arise from a combination of genetic, environmental, inflammatory and immune components.

Common problems which may affect fertility include:

  • Endometriosis
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
  • Multi-follicular ovaries (PCO)
  • Low ovarian reserve (low AMH)
  • Thyroid issues (including sub-clinical hypothyroidism)
  • Menstrual irregularity
  • Auto-immune conditions (including Natural Killer Cells)
  • MTHFR polymorphisms
  • Recurrent miscarriage
  • Advanced maternal age
  • Insulin resistance and blood sugar issues
  • Poor sperm count and health

Your initial consultation with Belinda will look at any testing you might have already had and Belinda will usually refer you for more comprehensive testing, as required. Many clients will feel like they have already “tested everything” but discover that Belinda has many more tests which can help to pinpoint any issues or barriers to conception.

After investigating and treating underlying health problems, changing diet and lifestyle and implementing appropriate nutritional supplementation, many couples achieve their dream of a healthy full-term pregnancy.

IVF Support

In addition to pre and post-conception care, Belinda also provides IVF support for those couples requiring medical intervention.

Medical intervention or assisted reproductive technologies (ART) such as IVF/ IUI/ ICSI/ PICSI for a wide variety of reasons including those listed above.

For these women (especially those with “unexplained infertility”) it essential to complete comprehensive testing with Belinda to investigate any potential barriers to success.

The primary focus during ART cycles is:

  • Promoting good egg quality and quantity
  • Providing antioxidants and nutrients for mitochondrial support (giving the embryos adequate energy for growth and cell division)
  • Supporting implantation by reducing inflammation and auto-immunity
  • Ensuring good blood flow which is essential to embryo survival

During your initial fertility consultation, Belinda will examine each partner’s health history, order appropriate blood and semen analysis, explain how to chart the basal body temperature and cervical mucus, prescribe a reproductive health diet and prescribe individual herbal medicines and nutritional supplements to improve the fertility of both partners.

Miscarriage Prevention – Natural Fertility Specialist Sydney

Researchers reveal that one in five pregnancies result in miscarriage while in many more cases it goes undetected. Some causes of miscarriage include:

  • Thyroid problems
  • Progesterone insufficiency
  • Genetic and chromosomal problems
  • Inflammation
  • Auto immunity and antibody production

By following a preconception health care plan, Belinda aims to reduce the incidence of miscarriage. In cases where a single or multiple losses has been suffered, Belinda uses the latest medical testing to investigate the cause of the miscarriage so that it can be treated and the chance of it happening again reduced. These tests may include genetic testing, antibody testing, hormonal analysis and more.