Natural Fertility

Difficulty in falling pregnant is rapidly on the rise. This can be attributed to a lifestyle of excessive stressors, over-medicating, poor lifestyle and dietary choices and untreated health concerns or genetic factors. Each individual’s response to such factors is different which may or may not affect fertility. However, it can’t be ignored that those who are affected are often left without answers to why trying to conceive has become so difficult.

Some couples may find having a baby is not as easy as they thought, often trying up to a year or more with no success.  Others may find they are able to get pregnant but miscarry shortly after.  There is also now becoming a large percentage of secondary infertility, where a couple may have had no issues conceiving their first child, only to find they are struggling to conceive again.

No matter the circumstance, Essence of Health is a multidisciplinary clinic offering a wide range of treatment modalities to help you every step of the way.

Natural Fertility Success Stories

Sandra Sapio is a Natural Fertility Specialist and has been practicing since 2003, and has established one of the most successful Natural Fertility, IVF Support and Pregnancy Acupuncture clinics in Adelaide.   Essence of Health has become one of the most referred to Clinics by our patients and other Allied health care practitioners in Adelaide for couples trying to increase their chances of Natural conception.    To read more about the amazing Fertility stories and referrals from Sandra’s patients we invite you to click on the Messages of Hope link

Helping to improve both Female and Male fertility by treating the following and more

  • Regulating and balancing the cycle
  • Enhance ovarian function and follicle stimulation
  • Improve egg and sperm quality
  • Increase blood perfusion to the uterus
  • Enhance endometrial receptivity and Embryo Implantation
  • Improve gynecological conditions
  • Treating PCO, PCOS, and Endometriosis
  • Preventing reoccurring miscarriages
  • Luteal Progesterone Deficiency
  • Oestrogendominance and PMS Symptoms
  • Hormone imbalances
  • Preconception preparation
  • Reduction of Stress and Anxiety

Miscarriage Prevention

As many as 85-90% of all miscarriages happen within the first trimester, regular Acupuncture in the first trimester can assist with increasing micro-circulation to the uterus, which can help prevent blood flow restrictions.  Enhanced circulation provides optimal nourishment to a growing embryo and can help in preventing clotting factors and reoccurring miscarriage. Acupuncture can help by preventing unexplained miscarriage,however it will not prevent miscarriage due to chromosomal abnormalities.As each week progresses the rate of miscarriage drops and after the first trimester, treatment is extended to monthly, to help maintain a healthy pregnancy.

The second half of the cycle is by far the most crucial in helping to not only allow an embryo to implant but to continue to progress. A typical luteal phase is 14 days after ovulation, however due to progesterone imbalance, some women have very short luteal cycles, which could attribute to implantation failure and miscarriage.

Acupuncture and Chinese herbs work by not only building a good endometrial lining in the first half but works to help stimulate the corpus luteum after ovulation to produce good levels of progesterone.

Certain supplementation or specialised Chinese herbal formulas that are safe during pregnancy can be taken to help reduce the risk of miscarriage. They can not only help with increasing circulation, but are designed to help the corpus luteum stimulate the production of progesterone.

Nutritional Medicine for Natural fertility

Sandra specialises in Acupuncture Fertility treatments and Chinese Medicine and incorporates Naturopathy, to give her patients the highest level of personalised care.  Lifestyle, Diet and Supplementation advice is also recommended as part of an ongoing service to ensure optimal health and nutrition in the lead up and during your treatment.

Your natural fertilitytreatment, may be as easy as having Acupuncture for some, however there’s couples who need Advanced Nutritional Medicine to help them achieve the best outcome for them to conceive naturally.  Sandra’s results in improving egg and sperm quality and fertilization rates and healthier embryos, comes down to her knowledge in nutritional medicine and the key factors that could be influencing a couples success.  Sandra looks at all the factors both for female and male infertility and recommends a Nutritional treatment plan based on a couplescurrent test results, history and age.

Additional therapies to help Reduce associated Stress and Anxiety

Sandra works alongside two skilled Massage Therapists, who provide additional support for couples needing extra support with stress reduction.

Tony Sapio, consults a large majority of the male ‘hubbies’ in the clinic, and provides the tools to help with stress reduction and general wellbeing that can be offered by his Remedial and Sports style massage.  Tony also sees female patients who may have on- going musculoskeletal issues that may need to be addressed before getting pregnant.

Karen Hobbis, consults with patients needing to de-stress, and provides wonderful relaxation and therapeutic style massages.  Karen is also Remedial and Pregnancy trained and certified and can support women once they become pregnant.