Do you frequently have clients with fertility or hormonal issues?
According to the World Health Organisation 1 in 4 Couples in developed countries are dealing with Fertility Issues. The percentage of females who are infertile is around 12% – 14%. Males contribute to 50% of cases overall. Males are quite often overlooked, and the female gets the “blame”.
PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) is the most common endocrine/metabolic disorder in women effecting one in five women of reproductive age.
20% – 25% of couples with fertility issues are dealing with unexplained infertility.
What Your Patient Understands About Preconception Care
Take Folic Acid
I Shouldn’t Smoke
I Shouldn’t Drink
I Shouldn’t Do Drugs
I Shouldn’t Have Too Much Caffeine
I am not doing any of those things, or I only smoke and or drink a little Why am I not pregnant?
As practitioners we know that this is not even close to preconception care.
The Ultimate Preconception Care consists of the following:
Optimal Eating Plan
Optimal Supplementation Program
Minimise Stress through Stress Management Techniques