Conception to Delivery and Beyond

Here Marc  deals with all aspects of preparing a couple to be fertile.

He will  diagnose and, if necessary, correct any imbalances in the structure of the mother to  make sure she is in a fit state to allow conception and to then be able to hold on to the embryo.

Once we have got past that, Marc will follow you at routine intervals so as to monitor development of the foetus and maintain the integrity of the mother’s structure, nutrition, weight management and expectations.

This programme will last 12 to 18 months in 3 month cycles depending on the individual.

Cycle 1

Weeks 1-11

Focuses on both the mother and father to be.

It focuses at helping maximise the potential for conception.

It focuses on detoxifying both the mother and the father. i.e. looking at environmental toxins as well lifestyle influences such as diet and vices.

You will be put on a detoxification diet with a duration and intensity that works for you.

Along with the diet, you will be given a bespoke supplementation programme designed to give maximum potency to both sperm and ovum. This will include a vitamin and mineral programme specifically designed by Marc.

The mother to be will receive direct osteopathic intervention. This will ensure that the pelvis, its blood and lymphatic systems are correctly balanced, thereby maximising the chances of conception or implantation.

Cycle 2

Weeks 12-24

Once she has been scanned and normal development has been confirmed, changes will be made to the mother’s diet. This will be for a number of reasons:

  1. To make sure that the foetus gets all the nutrients it needs.
  2. To make sure the mother is getting all the nutrients she needs; that her energy and blood levels are being controlled correctly.
  3. To make sure that the mother’s weight gain remains within the normal parameters as determined before cycle 1.

Her supplements will be changed to reflect the above.

At this point we will also evaluate her structure to make sure that there is no muscular-skeletal dysfunction.  As the pelvis and the rest of her body change shape; her centre of gravity moves and her ligaments tend to soften.

This is also a good time to evaluate any anxiety issues that may be developing.

We will also recommend an exercise regime that is suitable to the mother’s needs and expectations.

Cycle 3

Weeks 25 – 31

Again, after discussion with the patient, we will modify diet and supplements and weigh her  to make sure that targets are being met.

Osteopathic intervention will take place once every two weeks.

Should it be needed, stress management will be more prevalent. This will include:

  • cranial osteopathy
  • acupuncture
  • basic meditation
  • breathing exercises
  • pelvic floor work
  • Some form of stress relief for the father, as the reality of what is to come becomes clearer.

If need be, salivary/blood tests will be performed in order to ensure that nutrients and stress levels are within the normal parameters.

Cycle 4

Weeks 32 – 36

This is a continuation of cycle 3, with diet and supplements still being refined.

Osteopathic will now be a weekly occurence

Weight will be more closely monitored.

Stress, exhaustion and fears will be managed.

Breathing and natal exercises will be practised daily.

A discussion will take place on the pros and cons on various types of baby equipment such as prams, car seats, bottles etc, in order to avoid confusion on such matters.

Cycle 5

Delivery and return home.

This will be supervised by  a recommended physician in conjunction with the hospital, doctor and midwife.

Both baby and mother will have  an immediate cranial check, and supplements will once more be altered to make sure that breast milk is at its most nutritious and that the mother is getting all the nutrients she needs along with rest and proper support. A list of midwives and maternity nurses can be supplied.

If and when formula feeding is decided upon, the types of bottle and the correct formula for the baby will be discussed.

There will be a post natal check, once a month for 3 months before the conclusion of the programme.

  • Dr Marc Farah