Preconception care ideally begins 6-12 months prior to pregnancy.  The primary purpose of preconception care is to assist you into the best possible condition to conceive a healthy and viable pregnancy while supporting your own energy reserves.  The aim at pre-natal care is to regulate your menstruation, calm premenstrual tensions, reduce stress and to build the necessary foundation for pregnancy.

Women with a history of miscarriage or habitual miscarriage are encouraged to seek preconception treatments as soon as possible.  Ideally a 6-12 months period is advised to ensure the body fully recovers from the unfortunate event prior to trying again.  Treatments are aimed at building, nourishing and strengthening the body to be in the best possible condition for conception and, to further carry the pregnancy to full term.

Areas that may benefit from preconception care and natural fertility are:

  • Irregular cycle, Amenorrhea (lack of or no mensturation) and Ovulatory dysfunction

  • PCOS

  • Endometriosis

  • History of miscarriage or Recurrent miscarriage

  • Male infertility - declining sperm count, poor motility


Women that choose this route for fertility can benefit from incorporating acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine to boost their success rate.  Ideally, treatments are done over a period of 6 months or more prior to undergoing IVF process.  However, some improvements can be achieved in the responsiveness and resilience of the ovary within 3 months with regular treatments plus important lifestyle changes.  In addition, acupuncture and herbal medicine can support your emotional well-being as you go through the IVF process.

Areas where acupuncture and herbal medicine are most beneficial in the IVF process are:

  • Building good egg and sperm quality

  • Improve quality of embryos

  • Increase uterine lining

  • Implantation

  • Support emotional well-being