Category: Endometriosis

Overcoming Endometriosis

Or listen to the Podcast  In this episode of the Conceive Baby Webinar Series we discuss one of the most common conditions affecting women’s reproductive health. Endometriosis. Endometriosis is a complex condition and medical treatments are limited. This is where natural medicine comes in. There are many factors involved in endometriosis, which can be successfully treated and overcome to reduce symptoms and improve fertility and pregnancy outcomes. In this webinar I discuss these factors, diagnostic tests and natural treatment strategies with renowned Naturopath Leah Hechtman. Leah is an experienced and respected clinician and has been in practice for over 20 years. She specialises in fertility, pregnancy and reproductive healthcare for men and women. Her primary passion is her clinical practice where she is inspired and humbled by her patients. Leah has completed extensive advanced training and is currently completing her PhD through the School of Women’s and Children’s Health (Faculty of Medicine). She is a keynote speaker at major conferences across Australia and internationally, an author and educator to her peers. Leah is also the Director of The Natural Health and Fertility Centre, Sydney; and mother to two gorgeous...

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Good news for endometriosis sufferers

In a decision celebrated by women across the nation this month, the Australian Government announced that it will implement the first national action plan for endometriosis.  The new plan aims to improve the awareness, understanding and treatment for condition which affects an estimated 1 in 10 Australian women.  A number similar to that of diabetes get which currently receives about 5% of the funding through the National Health and Medical Research Council.  The lack of awareness also leaves suffers undiagnosed for an average eight to nine years. Endometriosis is a chronic condition where the endometrium, which is normally found...

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Endometriosis – What you need to know

What is it? The endometrium normally resides in the uterus, forming the uterine lining, and is expelled and rebuilt each month during menstruation.  Endometriosis is a condition in which endometrial tissue grows outside the uterus.  In women suffering endometriosis, displaced endometrial tissue is most commonly found on the ovaries, in the fallopian tubes, the outer wall of the uterus, the ligaments of the uterus or ovaries, in the bowel, the ureters or the bladder.  However, endometriosis can occur anywhere in the body. For women with endometriosis, the displaced endometrial tissue responds and performs in the same way as the...

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Getting Pregnant with Endometriosis

In this webinar I speak with Naturopath and Natural Fertility Specialist Angela Smith who will discuss the impact of endometriosis on fertility as well as treatments and advice that can help you get pregnant with endometriosis. As the Director and Owner of Melbourne Natural Medicine Clinic (MNMC), Angela offers extensive knowledge and clinical experience treating fertility issues, IVF support, PCOS and endometriosis. Register for the live webinar series...

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Uterine Health

In ideal conditions, the monthly shedding and rebuilding of the uterine lining provides the perfect environment for implantation and the progression of a healthy pregnancy.  However, for some women, even with healthy eggs, the uterine environment may not be conducive to implantation and the egg ‘just won’t stick’.  These have women have difficulty holding a pregnancy and are prone to early miscarriage. Conditions affecting uterine health Medical Conditions Uterine fibroids Endometriosis PCOS Uterine scarring, resulting from previous abortion, dilation and curette (D&C), IUD, caesarean, abdominal or uterine surgery or pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) Depending on their severity, these conditions...

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