Wanting to conceive?

Below is information about hormone balance and a link to help you chart your menstrual cycle to help you understand your cycle and to help in the process or conception, or avoiding conception.

There are some quick and easy things you can do to start, namely monitor your cycle with an app. Taking and charting your early morning temperature and take notice of the mucus secreted from the cervix at ovulation time (should be slippery and ‘wet’ feeling around day 14 if you are having a 28 day cycle)

By charting your temperature each morning you can quickly identify when you are ovulating.  This information then gives you the best possible chance of conceiving at the right time and also tells me if you are ovulating on time, too early or too late in your cycle.  All this information is vital to help regulate the cycle for maximum results.  You can also do an LH surge test and kits are available from the Chemist

Getting Started

Firstly if you are doing your temperature, you will need a good quality “Fertility” thermometer from your local Chemist

Secondly chart your temperature, mucus findings and any other information on the attached chart :


Thirdly – the instructions for taking your temperature:

  1. Place thermometer in your mouth as soon as you are awake.  Do Not get out of bed, sip water or do any other activity before taking your temp.  Once your temperature has been taken record the reading or place the thermometer on the bedside table to record later
  2. It is best to do the temperature at the same time every day.  If the time you take your temperature varies, please write the time you take each temperature so that I can adjust for accuracy.  This information is vital to help determine ovulation and to help improve chances of conception

When investigating your cycle (either for conception, painful periods or any other menstrual irregularity), listing any pre-menstrual and menstrual symptoms is also important.  The symptoms you experience through the month inform me about how to help improve your menstrual health

By completing the Menstrual Symptom Tracking Chart, you will be able to add valuable information about  your cycle:


This chart helps note your emotional changes pre menstrually

PMS and Hormone Balance – how is your PMS?

Hormone imbalance is becoming so common that women are starting to think the symptoms they are suffering are ‘normal’.  When I ask a client what their pre-menstrual cycle is like, they often respond… “just the normal’ and when I ask what is normal for them, I am sometimes staggered when they reel off a list of symptoms that are far from normal.  Symptoms such as headaches, fatigue, mood swings, out of control appetite and cravings, loss of sex drive, unexplained weight gain, heavy, painful periods.. the list goes on.

It is not only your reproductive hormones that you need to consider when looking at menstrual health.  Other hormones and systems involved in regulating your hormone pattern are your adrenal, thyroid, ovarian, and pancreatic hormones along with gut and liver balance.  These are your main players in your cycle and in fact your daily health.  Each of these areas have a complex interactions with each other and if one is out of range others quickly follow.  This can lead to a complex pattern of suffering and widespread health problems. When these hormones are all in optimal ranges you will feel young, strong, lean, motivated, energetic, sexy, focused and calm. If you are not experiencing this, it is time for a check up to get yourself feeling better

Phone me to discuss how we can help get your hormones back on track