posts related to: alternative therapies

Complementary aromatherapy

Aromatherapy and conception

There is no doubting that trying for a baby, and the stress and frustration that accompanies the arrival of each period, takes the fun and spontaneity out of, well, trying for a baby! Aromatherapy uses essential oils, which are distilled and purified from various plants, and many of which are said to increase fertility. It’s simple, non-invasive and, thanks…

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Complementary medicine

Complementary therapies for families

Complementary therapies have received mixed press in recent years. However, many people are turning to them to relieve problems that Western medicine has not succeeded in helping. Babyworld moderator and complementary therapist Lynne Morgan gives you a basic guide to the most common therapies and explains how they can help in pregnancy, childbirth and beyond. What we now…

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Dropper and Test Tubes

Third of couples struggle to conceive

Fertility problems are more than twice as common as previously thought, with a third of couples struggling to conceive naturally, say researchers. British couples are forking out £1.7 billion on private fertility treatment to achieve their dream of parenthood, a study found. The average infertile couple spends £4,872 on treatments ranging from IVF to alternative therapies.…

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Alternative therapies less likely to help fertility

Women who use alternative therapies during fertility treatment are less likely to become pregnant, according to new research. Scientists at Cardiff University studied over 800 women undergoing IVF over the course of a year and found that those who alo used alternative therapies had a 30 per cent lower pregnancy rate than those who relied just on IVF. Psychologist…

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