Successful conception starts with good preparation.
Optimising your overall health and specific focus on sperm quality and function are the core areas of Cath Minter's expertise.
Sperm health is gradually declining in many parts of the world. Research suggests the male reproductive system and sperm are effected by age, stress, lifestyle factors and chemicals in the environment.
The preconception fertility care targets these areas and identifies risk factors and tailors an individual care-plan to optimise sperm and reproductive health, and boost overall vitality.
During you appointment, the practitioner takes the role of a therapeutic partner who works with the patient to investigate and provide a thorough analysis of circumstantial and diagnostic information.
I will create a detailed care-plan for your fertility preparation and diagnose specifically the breaks in your conception chain.
A detailed, individualised care-plan is prepared for every patient during the course of the appointment. This plan is aimed at managing the causes of illness, easing symptoms and restoring complete vitality and optimal health, while preventing further health problems. Herbal, nutritional and lifestyle medicine is prescribed.
Herbal and nutritional support:
Your care-plan will detail prescriptions for herbal and nutritional supplements, if these are relevant for you. Some patients do very well on dietary support and lifestyle changes alone, other patients with more complex conditions require specific herbal medicines and supplements.
Prescribed nutritional supplements are available to purchase directly from the clinic or from your local healthfood shop.
Frequency of visits:
Consultations are usually 6 weeks apart at first, with 3 monthly follow-ups as things improve. Ultimately full resolution of the health problem is expected and care finishes, with the patient now educated and resourced to take full responsibility of their healthcare by way of lifestyle management, correct nutrition and possible supplementation to keep well and vital.
Before your appointment: Please print and fill out the journal and send by post to the clinic. (For your safety and confidentiality we avoid email for this)
Please bring with you any recent blood tests, diagnostic tests or medical reports from your doctor.
"It is amazing to meet such warmth, security and professionalism in Cath. I am so happy to have found someone who treats both body and mind"
"High dietary intake of saturated fat is associated with reduced semen quality among 701 young Danish men from the general population."
Remember your role in a healthy conception and pregnancy is just as important as your partners.