Tanya Smith

Acupuncturist and Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner

Cultivate the soil before planting the seed

Preconception Planning

Preconception planning is a process of shaping the container of love, convictions and community that your new baby will be born into. It is a conscious process of creating the physical and emotional conditions that nurture new life.

Preconception planning involves both parents improving their general health and avoiding destructive lifestyle habits in the months leading up to conception. This sets the stage for optimal fertility and a healthy pregnancy that avoids many of the complications that can lead to medical interventions. It also benefits the health of your child and even your grandchildren!

If you are planning an IVF cycle, preparing ahead will help you make the most of the opportunity to use IVF. There are lots of resources on the website to offer guidance as you prepare for IVF! Here are my top 3:

How to prepare for a successful IVF cycle

Ever wondered what a fertility doctor thinks of acupuncture?

Acupuncture to improve your uterine lining