IVF

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ask michelle: IVF

I have always wanted to be a mum

But it just feels like that dream is so far fetched

IVF and TTC (Trying to conceive) are literally consuming my life at the moment

All my friends have left me behind and I am still stuck trying to conceive. Will I EVER get pregnant?

I feel so devastated and hopeless

Take a deep breath.

It’s OK. It doesn’t have to be that way.

Please know that you are not alone! All my patients have been in the same place as where you are RIGHT NOW.

And I want you to know that I can help you with that!

Hello, I’m Michelle Cooke, Hormone and Fertility Naturopath, and it’s my passion to help women like YOU increase your chances of having a successful IVF cycle so that you can fall pregnant.

Through my one-on-one consultations, you will:

  • Learn the secrets as to WHY you are not pregnant yet
  • INCREASE your chances of falling pregnant / have a successful IVF cycle
  • Learn what to EAT to increase your chances of a successful IVF cycle
  • Discover day-to-day lifestyle and environmental factors that are impacting your fertility / IVF success
  • Find someone who CARES and LISTENS to YOU

You are in the right place if you:

  • Would like to improve your chances of having a successful IVF cycle
  • Would like to improve the quality and health of your eggs to prepare for IVF
  • Would like to improve the quality and health of your partner’s sperm (if you are using his sperm) to prepare for IVF
  • Are going through the IVF procedure with your current partner
  • Are planning on using donor sperm for your IVF procedure
  • Are planning on using donor eggs for your IVF procedure
  • Are going to use a surrogate mother and want to make sure that she is optimally healthy for a successful IVF cycle

Here’s what you can expect: Before

Curious to know more?

Call 0418 119 777 or click here, after answering any questions you may have about working with me: I will email you some information about the clinic for you to read through.

Ready to dive on in to work with me? Let’s GO!!

You can either BOOK NOW OR  text / call me 0418 119 777.

If you book online you will get an appointment confirmation with a link to a questionnaire that needs to be completed PRIOR to your consultation to allow more face-to-face time and some important information about the clinic.

If you book over the phone or via my contact page. Within 1-2 business days of booking a consultation with me, I’ll send you an email with a questionnaire (that needs to be completed PRIOR your appointment to allow more face-to-face time), my fee schedule, some important information about the clinic and FAQs.

Here’s what you can expect: During

The structure of your appointments is all dependent upon what stage you are at with IVF.

You could be:

  1. Preparing for an IVF cycle and ensuring that your eggs (and sperm if you are using your partner’s sperm) are the best quality they can be and to improve your fertility to boost your chances of success. (This could be your first time or perhaps you have already had failed attempt/s).
  2. After you prepare for an IVF cycle you would also like support throughout the procedure to ensure that you have the best quality eggs (and sperm if you are using your partner’s sperm) and success with the IVF cycle
  3. Booked in for an IVF cycle already and you just would like extra support throughout the procedure to ensure that you have the best quality eggs and success with the IVF cycle

Scenario 1: Preparing for IVF Cycle

There are different time frames associated with this; according to how much time we have to work with. Sixteen weeks preconception (preparing your body to be baby ready) is the ideal scenario BUT sometimes we don’t have that luxury of time particularly if advanced age is a factor. So, each time frame is individual and tailored to YOU.

First appointment

  • This is the initial ‘detective’ appointment
  • 60 mins in duration

It is needed to gather all the necessary information about YOU. Basically, we are trying to uncover the reasons and factors as to why you are not conceiving. This includes a discussion about what you have come to see me for, previous and current medical and health history, physical observations (blood pressure, weight, height, measurements etc.) and I will take a close-up picture of your eyes for further clues and health information (known as iridology). Then you will be referred for further tests if required.

Second appointment

  • This is the review of ‘report of findings’ appointment

(Normally 2-3 weeks approx. after your first appointment or enough time to allow for test results)

  • 45 mins in duration

This is where I will discuss with you what I have discovered about you, have a look over your test results and uncover how we are going to treat what you present with and develop a game plan. A specific tailored treatment program will be developed for YOURS TRULY. We talk about how I can assist you moving forward to help you with your fertility and improve your IVF outcome.

There is not enough time and also it is too overwhelming to discuss EVERYTHING, so we just talk about some main findings and other things we can discuss over future appointments that are part of the program.

You will be armed with your secret weapons to balance your hormones and assist with fertility (Herbal medicine, Nutritional medicine, Homoeopathic medicine, Australian Bush Flower Essences where indicated).

Other appointments

These appointments are a part of the program.

  • These are ‘check in’ appointments

(Normally every 3-4 weeks approx.)

  • 30 mins in duration

Note: This is when you will receive tips on what to eat and practical lifestyle tips.

These appointments are important to check in to see how you are going with it all (review your progress), tweak anything that needs changing, keep you on track, discuss anything that needs covering, reveal tips on what to eat and you are provided with practical lifestyle tips.

Scenario 2 & 3: Support During IVF

FIRST TIME YOU HAVE SEEN ME (i.e. YOU HAVEN’T SEEN ME TO PREPARE FOR IVF)

This is what it will look like:

First appointment

  • This is the initial ‘detective’ appointment
  • 60 mins in duration (for an individual)

It is needed to gather all the necessary information about YOU. Basically, we are trying to uncover the reasons and factors as to why you are not conceiving. This includes a discussion about what you have come to see me for, previous and current medical and health history, IVF history, physical observations (blood pressure, weight, height, measurements etc.) and I will take a close-up picture of your eyes for further clues and health information (known as iridology). Then you will be referred for further tests if required (and if time allows).

If time doesn’t allow for referral of testing due to IVF cycle being soon after our appointment: I may have to just give you the general supportive supplements for IVF at this appointment.

Second appointment

  • This appointment may not be applicable just depends how much time we have to work with. You may just have to have the initial appointment with me and then go into IVF support.
  • This is the review of ‘report of findings’ appointment

(This should be BEFORE day 1 of your cycle. So, it would be 1-4weeks approx. after your first appointment)

  • 45 mins in duration

This is where I will discuss with you what I have discovered about you, have a look over your current test results (if you have had any done), any test results I referred you for (time permitting) and uncover how we are going to treat what you present with and develop a game plan. A specific tailored treatment program will be developed for YOURS TRULY. We talk about how I can assist you moving forward to help you with your fertility and improve your IVF outcome.

You will be armed with your secret weapons to assist with improving your egg quality, fertility health and things to improve your IVF success (Herbal medicine, Nutritional medicine, Homoeopathic medicine, Australian Bush Flower Essences where indicated). I can assure you that everything you are prescribed is safe to use in conjunction with your IVF procedure and medications that are given.

IVF procedure appointments

These appointments are a part of the program.

  • These are ‘check in’ appointments conducted throughout your IVF cycle

(Normally once per week approx.)

  • 30 mins in duration

These appointments are important to check in to see how you are going with it all (review your progress), tweak anything that needs changing (and what you take throughout the IVF cycle does change at each appointment through the IVF cycle), support your body particularly with recovery from the process itself (collection process) and discuss other methods of support that you require.

YOU HAVE SEEN ME FOR PREPARATION FOR IVF ALREADY

This is what it will look like:

So, then you don’t need to see me for the first and second consultations listed above because I already have all your history and information about you documented. We can dive straight in.

IVF procedure appointments

These appointments are a part of the program.

  • These are ‘check in’ appointments conducted throughout your IVF cycle

(Normally once per week approx.)

  • 30 mins in duration

These appointments are important to check in to see how you are going with it all (review your progress), tweak anything that needs changing (and what you take throughout the IVF cycle does change at each appointment through the IVF cycle), support your body particularly with recovery from the process itself (collection process) and discuss other methods of support that you require.

Here’s what you can expect: After

After I have assisted you with your IVF:

  • I will send you an email with some short quick feedback questions
  • I would greatly appreciate if you could fill out the questions and return to me via email
  • Thanks in ADVANCE ☺

At the end of your IVF treatment, you will:

  • Be EMPOWERED and SATISFIED with guidance and direction
  • Feel in control, NOT your hormones running your life
  • BE relieved that you have ANSWERS as to why you were feeling out of control month-to-month
  • Feel REASSURED and LISTENED to
You could spend

 Hours (weeks, months or even YEARS!)

going around in circles of frustration, in an attempt to find out what may help improve your IVF outcomes, by yourself. But to be honest; trial and error is the slowest way to RESULTS.

OR

I can help you. I would LOVE to help you

(Hormones are my ‘THANG’ remember!).

IT IS the fastest solution (no, really! It is!). Treatment is specifically tailored to YOU; remember no presentation of a woman suffering with fertility is exactly the same. Which is explains why what works for YOU doesn’t always work for someone else.

You’ll be fast tracking your way to improving your chances of feeling back in control and YOU again in no time! (And wouldn’t that be great!).

Are You ready?

Awesome! I’m here for YOU and ready when YOU ARE!! LET’S DO THIS!!

 

To make your appointment please click the Book Now button or feel free to call / text me on 0418 119 777

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