Are You Struggling to Have a Baby?
Struggling to have a baby is a very personal and emotional issue, something that is not often shared with friends or even relatives; and for that reason it can often feel like a lonely journey. If this sounds like you, rest assured you are not alone. More and more couples are finding it harder than they thought to have a child. People don’t realise that many others are in the same boat until they start to talk about it with friends or work colleagues.
There are numerous resources that many women find via the internet that can often be contradictory or just wrong. This can lead to making the wrong decisions that waste time, money and cause stress. Within this book, there is plenty of concise, simple and informed information to guide you through to having a successful pregnancy and a healthy baby.
Growing up, young women are told not to get pregnant too young and how easy it is to have an unplanned pregnancy. As a consequence, a lot of women start taking contraceptives from their teens out of fear and don’t stop until they meet someone they want to have a child with. It comes as a surprise when they don’t fall pregnant shortly after they stop taking their contraceptive pill. They then find it’s not as easy and straight forward as they thought. It’s almost as if their body has forsaken them. It hasn’t. Long-term use of contraceptive pills can play havoc with a woman’s hormones and fertility which takes time to normalise.
The majority of women plan to have a child later in life, usually from their thirties onwards. This is after they have built up their career, better know who they are, saved a deposit for a property and finally found someone they can share their life with. Mentally and emotionally, many women are in a better place to settle down and start a family. It therefore comes as a real shock, that as they are mentally and emotionally stronger, their body has gone the other way and become weaker.
A holistic supportive approach to conceiving naturally
It is estimated that 1 in 6 couples experience fertility challenges, and this number is growing. There are a many reasons why this number is increasing; age, stress, poor diet, hectic lifestyles, environmental toxins, pharmaceutical side effects, etc. In my experience, it is seldom one problem; it is usually a combination of factors. Therefore, the best form of treatment is to tackle all the various issues to form a strong, combined treatment plan that will have the best outcome.
Today, with couples leaving it later in life to start a family, funding issues for assisted reproduction, the advent of the internet, and the advance of alternative medicines, have left women sourcing information from a variety of different places to combine the best possible treatment they can to have a successful pregnancy.
In most cases, it’s the woman in the relationship that will source all the information on how to have a successful pregnancy. This often means either finding all the relevant information they can on the next step or thinking of the worse case scenario, planning for that and working backwards. In either case, its left up to women to project manage and plan their own fertility treatment.
Dr (TCM) Attilio D'Alberto practices fertility acupuncture from Twickenham, London. For those in Berkshire, Attilio also practices out of his Wokingham Acupuncture Clinic which might be more convenient. To make an appointment, please telephone the number above or send an email.