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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! My patients who have struggled with IVF success,  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, Period and Hormone Naturopath, and it’s my passion to help women like YOU increase your chances of having a successful IVF cycle so that you can get pregnant.

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

  • Learn the secrets as to WHY you are not pregnant yet
  • INCREASE your chances of getting pregnant / having a successful IVF cycle
  • Learn what to EAT to increase your chances of a successful IVF cycle & get pregnant
  • 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?

Not sure if I can help you? Would you like to discover what it’s like to work with me? Would you like to determine whether we are best suited to work together?

I’d like to invite you to a FREE discovery call with me:

BOOK FREE DISCOVERY CALL 

or

call 0418 119 777

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

You can either BOOK NOW 

or

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If you book online you will get an appointment confirmation. I will eamil you a questionnaire that needs to be completed PRIOR to your consultation to allow more face-to-face time, my fee schedule, some important information about the clinic and FAQs.

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

    The minimum time frame is sixteen weeks (treatment time) for preconception (preparing your body to be baby ready) for both yourself and your partner (if you are using his sperm). This is provided that you have no major issues or conditions impacting your fertility. If so, a longer time frame may be required. Obviously, if you are of mature age (in the fertility world) then the minimum time frame may be all we have to work with because time is of the essence.

    First consultation

    • This is the initial ‘detective’ appointment
    • 60 mins in duration (60 mins, each person)

    Online appointment:

    In this appointment I will gather all the necessary information about YOU. 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 get you to email me a picture of your tongue and nails (these tell me valuable information about your health).

    We will address your treatment goals and a specific tailored treatment program will be developed for YOURS TRULY to get you started on.

    We will discuss your first step treatment recommendations to get you started with (e.g. be armed with secret weapons to help you: natural medicines [herbal medicine, nutritional medicine, homoeopathic medicine, Australian Bush Flower Essences where indicated], lifestyle or diet tips) and overall beginning treatment plan. We will talk about how I can assist you moving forward to help with your fertility, egg quality, sperm quality (if you are using your partner’s sperm) and IVF success along with an overall treatment plan. We will discuss how I can assist you moving forward with your fertility and increasing your chances of a successful IVF cycle. Then you will be referred for further tests if required.

    Face-to-Face appointment:

    In this appointment, I will gather all the necessary information about YOU. 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, tongue, nails etc.) and I will take a close-up picture of your eyes for further clues and health information (known as iridology).

    We will address your treatment goals and a specific tailored treatment program will be developed for YOURS TRULY to get you started on.

    We will discuss your first step treatment recommendations to get you started with (e.g. be armed with secret weapons to help you: natural medicines [herbal medicine, nutritional medicine, homoeopathic medicine, Australian Bush Flower Essences where indicated] , lifestyle or diet tips) and overall beginning treatment plan. We will talk about how I can assist you moving forward to help with your fertility, egg quality, sperm quality (if you are using your partner’s sperm) and IVF success along with an overall treatment plan. We will discuss how I can assist you moving forward with your fertility and increasing your chances of a successful IVF cycle. Then you will be referred for further tests if required.

    Second consultation

    • 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 – but plenty to go on with if your results aren’t back yet)

    • 60 mins in duration (60 mins, each person)

    This is where I will discuss with you what I have discovered about you, have a look over your test results (if they are ready in time) and uncover how we are going to treat what you present with and develop and refine the game plan. By now we have more clues & specific information as to what is going on for your and why you feel the way you do so that we can really formulate a more specific treatment.

    This is when you will receive tips on what to eat, practical lifestyle advice and you will be armed with specific weapons to assist with improving your egg quality, sperm quality (if using your partner’s sperm), fertility health and things to improve your IVF success (Herbal medicine, Nutritional medicine, Homoeopathic medicine, Australian Bush Flower Essences where indicated).

    Third Consultation

    • These are ‘check in’ appointments

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

    • 45 mins in duration (45 mins, each person)

    This appointment is 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 more tips on what to eat and you are provided with practical lifestyle tips (if not already covered).

    We will cover how to chart your cycle(using temperature & cervical mucus methods), which gives us so many vital clues as to what specific herbs / nutritional medicine you may need to assist your menstrual cycle & period health with view to improving IVF success. It will also help us identify if you are ovulating and whether your menstrual cycle is a healthy length which is optimal for fertility.

    If time permits, we will get started on uncovering if you have any blocks, sabotages or underlying emotions in regards, to getting pregnant & fertility. In my experience, all my patients have had underlying emotions come up in regards to fertility, that need clearing. We will do this using a technique known as Naturopathic Emotional Release (NER). It is absolutely crucial to combine this technique with Naturopathy (which treats the physical body), because if we don’t clear these blocks, sabotages or underlying emotions it can stop you from getting pregnant. Curious to know more? Click HERE for more information.

     

    Other appointments

    • These are ‘check in’ appointments

    (Normally every 3-4 weeks approx.)

    • 30 mins in duration (30 mins, each person)

    Note: appointments may be 45 mins in duration if we have more to cover.

    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 more tips on what to eat and you are provided with practical lifestyle tips (if not already covered).

    We will continue to uncover any blocks, sabotages or underlying emotions in regards to getting pregnant, fertility & becoming a parent. We will do this using a technique known as Naturopathic Emotional Release (NER). It is absolutely crucial to combine this technique with Naturopathy (which treats the physical body), because if we don’t clear these blocks, sabotages or underlying emotions it can stop you from getting pregnant. Curious to know more? Click HERE for more information.

     

    Scenario 2 & 3: Support During IVF

    If you would like support during IVF, I definitely provide that. However, if you haven’t seen me before to prepare for IVF by doing preconception, outlined in scenario 1. Then you will need to see me for preconception health care support FIRST, before I support you through an IVF cycle.

    There are no exceptions to this. It is simply unrealistic and impossible to make any impact to your egg quality, sperm quality, endometrial lining, hormones or anything else in a short amount of time. The body does things in its own time, and you simply can’t rush nature. That is why we need a minimum of 16 weeks (treatment time) to work on all this: it takes 16 weeks to top up a nutrient deficiency and 12 weeks to correct a hormone imbalance.

    This is provided that you have no major issues or conditions impacting your fertility. If so, a longer time frame may be required. Obviously, if you are of mature age (in the fertility world) then the minimum time frame may be all we have to work with because time is of the essence. Trust me doing this work is essential and will increase your success rate by more than DOUBLE (if you are using your partner’s sperm).

    This is what it will look like:

    IVF procedure consultations

    • IVF support consultations are usually once a week during your IVF cycle
    • Generally 30 mins in duration

    Note: appointments may be 45 mins in duration if we have more to cover.

    A specific tailored treatment program will be developed for YOURS TRULY.

    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.

    These appointments are important to check in to see how you are going with it all (review your progress) & tweak anything that needs changing. What you take throughout the IVF cycle does change at each appointment through the IVF cycle to ensure safety alongside prescriptions with the medications / injections that are given at particular times), support your body particularly with recovery from the process itself (collection process) and discuss other methods of support that you require.

    We will continue to uncover any blocks, sabotages or underlying emotions in regards to getting pregnant, fertility & becoming a parent (if required). We will do this using a technique known as Naturopathic Emotional Release (NER). It is absolutely crucial to combine this technique with Naturopathy (which treats the physical body), because if we don’t clear these blocks, sabotages or underlying emotions it can stop you from getting pregnant. Curious to know more? Click HERE for more information.

    Here’s what you can expect: After

    At the end of your IVF treatment, you will:

    • Be EMPOWERED and SATISFIED with guidance and direction
    • Feel in control, because you are EMPOWERED in every aspect (diet & lifestyle tips to support your fertility)
    • BE relieved that you have ANSWERS as to why you were struggling to have a successful IVF cycle & pregnancy establishment
    • Feel REASSURED and LISTENED to

     

    I’D LOVE YOUR FEEDBACK

    After I have assisted you with your fertility, IVF preparation & support:

    • 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 ☺
    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

    (Periods and 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 struggling to have a succesful IVF cycle & get pregnant 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 getting pregnant in no time! (wouldn’t that be great!).

    Are You ready?

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

     

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