Working Aussie Women Find It Harder To Fall Pregnant. Nutritionist based in the Gold Coast, Sam Beau Patrick talks about why career success often means pregnancy failure.
Infertility in Australia has nearly doubled over the previously recorded decade. From one in ten couples unable to conceive naturally in 2000, to one in six couples infertile in 2010.
Numbers could soar as much as one in four couples unable to conceive naturally by 2020.
The number one cause is a hormone imbalance called poly cystic ovary syndrome (or PCOS) which is a problem where women produce too much testosterone.
It reportedly affects up to 75% of infertile women and a staggering 20% of fertile women in Australia. Many not even aware they have the issue.
The current medical approach for these couples is diabetic medication to control the rising testosterone levels and IVF.
Gold Coast Nutritionist and published fertility author, Sam Beau Patrick, has been assisting women (and couples) in this area for over 15 years with astounding results.
“Understanding the drivers of poly cystic ovaries (high testosterone and high estrogen) in women is key. These can be managed successfully through lifestyle measures that don’t cost much money! Understanding what foods to eat, what exercises to do and how to “refeminize” are all key strategies that lead to lowering of testosterone levels”
There are a variety of factors that drive up testosterone in working women including a high pressured job, fast foods, working long hours and women working in male dominated industries.
According to ABC news:
- Around 34,000 women a year have fertility treatment
- IVF costs Australian taxpayers around $250 million a year in Medicare rebates, with no limit on the number of cycles a woman can receive a rebate for.
- One cycle of IVF can cost up to $12,000 with many couples needed 2-3 cycles
When PCO sufferer, and corporate worker, Mrs Esire Ponce initially wanted to become pregnant with her husband Andrew, they were told it would be difficult.
Doctors told her that her hormone imbalance would likely mean she would need IVF as some stage or to get ready for the worst – that she may not fall pregnant at all.
Determined to do it “naturally” Esire called upon Sam Beau Patrick’s advice and fell pregnant naturally, without the trauma and need for IVF.
Now 26 weeks pregnant, Esire says “falling pregnant naturally has been the greatest gift. We are so excited for our little baby and what our future holds as parents..”
Sam would like to discuss the affordable, effective measures women trying to conceive can do on their own without IVF intervention.
Find out more info here; www.sambeaupatrick.com