IVF Tips, Fertility Clinic Dr. Brunbauer, 1010 Vienna

Supportive measures

You want to start a family, but your wish to have a baby has remained unfulfilled so far? You want to take every chance of having a baby? You trust in conventional medicine, but are equally open to alternative approaches? You want to do everything possible to help you get pregnant?

We see complementary forms of therapy as an ideal complement to our treatments. Therefore, we offer, together with specialists of the individual disciplines, a diverse range of supporting measures. The goal is to treat people as a whole being and to harmoniously embed the fate of each individual in the process of fertility treatment, thereby increasing the likelihood that she will become pregnant quickly.

On this page you will find information about:

Holistic advice and treatments we offer in these areas:

  • Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)
  • Acupuncture
  • Nutrition
  • Timing
  • Sports
  • Relaxation

For us, a holistic approach to fertility treatment is of great importance. This enables us to look after you comprehensively in your desire for children. Our stated goal is to ensure that you get pregnant. Alternative approaches can help achieve this goal. They boost self-healing powers and support the entire organism. In addition, they give you the opportunity to actively participate in that steps that get you closer to your wished-for child.

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)

TCM is a millennia-old art of medicine from China. It is a holistic treatment method. In TCM, human fertility depends on the harmonious interaction of body substances, the organ system and emotional well-being. Only when a body is in harmony can a baby develop. Therefore, the goal of TCM is to create harmony and balance in the body and between the body and the environment.

TCM relies on several treatment methods:

  • Acupuncture
  • Herbal therapy
  • Nutritional science
  • Qi Gong
  • Taiqi
  • Tuina massage

TCM during fertility treatment

In particular during fertility treatmentTCM can be well integrated into conventional medicine. In this way we close treatment gaps and use a profitable cooperation of two disciplines.

The integrative fertility treatment combines TCM and conventional medicine, achieving synchronous and synergistic effects. As a result, the fertility and the conditions for the onset of pregnancy can be significantly improved. The treatment of infertility by TCM is a cumulative process, not a monthly limited treatment plan. It's all about the regulation of underlying pathologies and imbalances.

While conventional medicine focuses on physical issues, TCM always focuses on the emotional level. It can help couples who are unintentionally childless to better cope with emotional stress. TCM deals with the entire lifestyle and helps to draw energy and strength.

How does a TCM treatment work?

Every TCM therapy begins with a conversation. Among other things, we analyze your lifestyle, your heartbeat, your digestion and your stress levels. We look at the woman's monthly cycle and her hormone levels. We also examine the spermiogram of the man in detail.

We use all this information to develop an individual therapy for you. Depending on your needs, we use all or only selected elements of TCM specifically for your treatment. Often, the healing process requires that you change your diet and lifestyle. This will create the optimal conditions for the regulative process during treatment and treatment success.

In principle, all treatment methods of TCM help you to strengthen your energetic balance.

Benefits of TCM

Studies show that TCM helps meet important prerequisites for pregnancy:

  • It helps to normalize the menstrual cycle.
  • It favors follicle maturation.
  • It stabilizes the regularity of ovulation.
  • It improves the circulation of the uterine lining.
  • It optimizes the quality of sperm.
  • It increases well-being.
  • It helps to reduce stress levels.
  • It harmonizes body and mind.
IVF Tips, Fertility Clinic Dr. Brunbauer, 1010 Vienna

"Our goal is to make couples into parents. So body and mind need to be in harmony. We support classical medicine with complementary therapies."

Acupuncture

Acupuncture belongs to Traditional Chinese Medicine. TCM sees the body traversed by energy channels in which life energy flows. When this energy is disturbed, bodily functions become imbalanced. For the treatment of fertility disorders, acupuncture has proven itself many times. Numerous studies have confirmed its positive effect.

How does acupuncture work?

Acupuncture is a natural healing process. With fine needles, the acupuncturist pricks into points on the energy channels of the patient. The goal is to clear the tracks, so that the energy can flow unhindered and thus well-being occurs. The pinholes mobilize the self-healing powers and stimulate the blood circulation. It also releases endorphins that suppress pain. Acupuncture is particularly successful for hormonal disorders.

Acupuncture in connection with the desire for a child

In fertility treatment, acupuncture is used in both women and men. A successful acupuncture therapy supports the measures of classical medicine. It helps to bring about a pregnancy and better manage the stress of having children. Acupuncture ensures well-being and inner balance. Acupuncture is excellent after unsuccessful pre-treatment.

Studies have shown higher pregnancy rates in embryo transfer treatments accompanied by acupuncture.

Nutrition

Diet plays an essential role in fertility. The body needs vital substances, such as vitamins and minerals, to function optimally. Therefore, a balanced diet is especially important for women who want to have children. If the body in not sufficiently supplied with nutrients, its first reaction is to stop reproductive functions. Healthy, vitamin-rich food positively influences the organism and supports fertility. Weight also plays a fundamental role here. Both being underweight and overweight have a negative effect on fertility. This applies to women and men.

Nutrition plays an elementary role in the fulfillment of  the wish for a child. In the course of a comprehensive fertility treatment, nutrition counseling and diet change can be helpful. Our specialists work out an program tailored to you, your body and your needs. This may also include our suggestions that you refrain from smoking and consuming alcohol, at least during your treatment. Such changes in personal lifestyle and daily habits are not easy. Therefore we accompany you carefully and attentively, supporting you when the going gets tough.

Timing

If there is talk of having children, the conversation frequently centers around the topics of timing and biological clock. The biological clock, which suddenly seems to be louder than before. It creates the feeling that the time window for a pregnancy is getting smaller and smaller. In this phase of life many fundamental questions arise. Often uncertainty and indecision arise. After an often lengthy course of education, many people initially focus on job, career and establishing financial security. The topic of children gets put off. Modern lifestyles apparently leave little room for a pregnancy and a life with children. Nevertheless, most people find it a basic need to start a family and to live in a family. They long for a child and wish that getting pregnant happens quickly and easily.

The right time

From a purely biological point of view, between the ages of 20 and 35 is the best time frame for a pregnancy. Fertility is high at this age and the body is optimally resilient. As of age 30, fertility decreases. The number of fertilizable oocytes decreases. At 35, fertility is only 25%. The risk of birth defects in babies also increases. From the age of 40 on, the probability of a natural pregnancy is very high. The risk of birth defects and miscarriage increases significantly. The longer the topic is postponed, the lower the likelihood of a natural pregnancy. But: In answer to the question of the right time for a pregnancy, not just biological but also occupational, financial and emotional aspects play a role. There is not a general answer. Proper timing is a personal matter that many couple deal with and are challenged by.

Once the decision has been made for a child and clarified with the partner, a pregnancy should occur quickly and without any problems. This wish does not come true for all couples: every sixth couple in Austria is unintentionally childless. Despite unprotected sexual intercourse for more than twelve months, the desired pregnancy is without result.

Realize the desire to have a baby

Modern medicine can help to fulfill the hope of a baby. 80% of couples wanting a child who visit a fertility clinic have a good chance of success.

We are dedicated to making the most of your chances of your having a child. The sooner you visit us, the sooner we can take all the necessary steps to help you get pregnant.

Sports

Regular exercise has a positive effect on the body and well-being. Activity stimulates the metabolism. The cardiovascular system is challenged, fat is burned and mucle built. The immune system is strengthened, the posture improves.

Sport is beneficial if there is a wish for a child. Basically, fitness supports fertility. Even during pregnancy, moderate physical activity is beneficial.

However, there is a disadvantage in over-training. If the body demands too much, it puts its power into regeneration and draws the necessary energy from other body processes. The hormonal balance may get confused, the menstrual cycle may become irregular. The egg maturation is affected unfavorably. Exercising to exhaustion has definite negative effects on fertility. As a result, extreme-sport couples should stop or reduce their exercise time to increase their chances of getting pregnant.

The negative effect is intensified if the increased energy requirement of the body due to intensive training is not sufficiently covered. Sport and nutrition inevitably hang together. We look at your lifestyle holistically and are happy to give you advice.

Which sport when you want to have a child?

During the time when preparing for pregnancy, endurance sports are especially well suited to staying fit. Jogging, walking, swimming or gymnastics have a positive effect on the body. Yoga is also recommended. Hormone yoga helps to support the hormone balance.

It is important that the stress on the body is not too great and the increased energy output is covered by nutrition. Our specialists deal intensively with your situation and work out a training program for you. We aim to use the positive effects of exercise to achieve our most important goal: to achieve pregnancy.

Relaxation

If the desire to have children has been unfulfilled for a long time, most couples find it difficult to remain relaxed and relaxed. The well-meant advice of relatives, friends and acquaintances under these circumstances is additionally stressful. The situation is difficult, the pressure is great. If one or more fertility treatments is unsuccessful, the tension increases with each attempt. At the same time, the hope of still getting pregnant diminishes. Nevertheless, the chance of pregnancy depends to a considerable degree on personal well-being. Stress is a hindrance. A grueling lifestyle is not conducive for the desire to have children. From a relaxed standpoint for wanting a child, one can better handle the situation itself and with the physical and emotional demands of fertility treatment.

Relaxing when wishing for a child

Relaxation is a personal topic. There is no patent remedy for it. While some refuel in sports, others might enjoy a cozy dinner or a few hours in the reading chair.

It is helpful to listen mindfully and consciously to decide what relieves and provides an inner time-out.

  • What am I enjoying?
  • What feels good?
  • What or who hinders me?
  • What makes me calmer?
  • What brings me into mental balance?

The answers to these questions are a step towards relaxation. You do not have to take this step alone. Our specialists are at your side. They use their professional competence and their many years of experience to help you with stress removal. They accompany you in your desire for children and look after you with this "building block" for baby luck.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ON THIS TOPIC

TCM is a millennia-old medicine from China. It is a holistic treatment method. After TCM, human fertility depends on a harmonious interaction of body substances, the organ system and emotional well-being. Only when a body is in harmony, a baby develops.

Therefore, the goal of TCM is to create harmony and balance in the body and between the body and the environment.

Every TCM therapy begins with a first consultation. In doing so, we record all sensitivities and analyze, among other things, your lifestyle, digestion and your stress level. We look at the woman's monthly cycle and her hormone levels. We also examine the spermiogram of the man in detail. Tongue and pulse diagnostics are an indispensable part of any TCM session.

We use all this information to develop an individual therapy for you. Depending on your needs, we use all or only selected elements of TCM specifically for your treatment. In principle, all treatment methods of TCM help you to strengthen your energetic balance.

Acupuncture belongs to Traditional Chinese Medicine. The TCM sees the body traversed by energy channels in which the life energy flows. When this energy is disturbed, bodily functions become unbalanced.

For the treatment of fertility disorders, acupuncture has proven itself many times. Numerous studies have confirmed their positive effect.

Diet plays an essential role in fertility. The body needs vital substances, such as vitamins and minerals, to function optimally.

Therefore, a balanced diet is especially important forwomen who want to have children. For the body is the first to stop the reproductive functions if it is not sufficiently supplied with nutrients. Healthy, vitamin-rich food positivelyinfluences the organism and supports fertility.

Weight also plays a fundamental role here. Both underweight and overweight have a negative effect on fertility. This applies to women and men.

Regular exercise has a positive effect on the body and well-being.

Sport is beneficial if there is a wish for a child. Basically, fitness supports fertility. Even during pregnancy, moderate physical activity is beneficial.

However, the disadvantage is over-training. If the body demands too much, it puts its power into regeneration and draws the necessary energy from other body processes. Exercise to exhaustion has definite negative effects on fertility.

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