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Fertility Road Magazine 46 - September/October 2018

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The latest issue of Fertility Road Magzine brings you our latest Fertility Journeys update, a closer look at stress and infertility, natural approaches to endometriosis and a how your weight can affect your chances of getting pregnant plus lots, lots more.

FERTILITY 360 Patients

FERTILITY 360 Patients receive valuable treatments and consultations in a relaxed non-clinical environment and they increase their fertility awareness and their overall natural fertility. “A fertility retreat is an amazing experience; it’s an opportunity to come and meet Therapists bringing a fusion together of Complementary Medicine with Conventional Medicine. At the AlphaZita Fertility Retreats, patients have the opportunity to spend 2-3 days together with all the Therapists, all being one, all communicating, all connecting. It’s a life changing experience” added Miss Clare Blake, Fertility Massage Therapist and Founder of Fertility Massage Therapy. At AlphaZita you get a feeling that education, understanding, flexibility and mindfulness underpins much of what they do. Miss Gordana Petrovic, Fertility Acupuncturist points out, “the benefits of Holistic Fertility Coaching are multiple. Education is key for all Fertility patients and as long as patients know what therapies exist and what help is available, they will be more reassured and more relaxed. The AlphaZita programme provides a continuity of care of step of the way” What was refreshing to hear from the team was the belief that their intervention would help support and maintain good health prior, during and after patients’ fertility journey; “By adopting this holistic approach, couples can lay down the foundations, not just for conception but for healthy uncomplicated pregnancies. We care about every aspect of your physical and emotional 54 | | fertilityroadmag | follow us @fertilityroad

FERTILITY 360 help and as we teach you to improve balance in your body. Participants are aware that their general health improves alongside their fertility and they are encouraged to carry these benefits throughout life” - Miss Rosie Letts, Fertility & Pregnancy Nutritionist. From a patient’s point of view, I can see the very real benefits of access to diverse specialists in a safe and comfortable environment. It is the level of access which is not ordinarily available in clinics and one which is recognised by Dr Tsakos; “Fertility education, fertility awareness, pre-conception care and fertility coaching are important areas supported by substantial scientific evidence. During a technical and clinical appointment at a fertility clinic there is usually limited time, resources and expertise to explore vital areas of fertility care for everyone. As a fertility specialist, I often felt that I was failing my patients for being unable to address their stress levels, their nutrition, their emotions, their mindset and for strictly dealing with the medical part of their care. Most Medical specialties offer a multidisciplinary approach to their patients and it seems that Fertility care would perhaps be more complete, if it regularly embraced other disciplines as well, maintaining the wellbeing of the patient as the main focus.” Retreat participants from the UK, Europe and the US have benefitted from the events which have been hosted in 5-star resorts across Greece. The informal schedule on offer includes individual bespoke treatment sessions, lectures and group sessions. Post retreat, care and support is maintained via individually designed packages and the delivery team are available to respond to any medical, emotional and spiritual needs. The retreats are offered (attendance does cost) to single men and women; couples with (or without) fertility issues who wish to enhance their natural and/or assisted fertility. Females, males and couples with fertility issues who wish to enhance their natural and assisted fertility. Fertility professionals (Doctors, Nurses/Midwives, Acupuncturists, Massage Therapists, Nutritionists, Coaches, Councillors, Coordinators, Health Care Assistants, and Volunteers) who wish to familiarize themselves with holistic fertility care. A Certificate of attendance is offered if individual professionals wish to use their participation as CPD evidence. Feedback from those who have participated in the retreats is very positive with many agreeing that “the experience has been very different to what we have experienced so far”. Many others point out that the unique atmosphere created away from clinics allows them to take time out, to understand and appreciate their own fertility journey. The informality of the retreat allows unparalleled access to the specialist team and enables participants to forge relationships with others who our on the same journey – I am sure relationships that will last well beyond the AlphaZita retreat. On a personal level the benefits are tangible; patients receive valuable treatments and consultations in a relaxed non-clinical environment and they increase their fertility awareness and their overall natural fertility. Retreats can increase general physical and emotional wellbeing; lower stress levels and allow participants to stay focused while exploring all fertility options available, both conventional and complementary. AlphaZita seem to get it. Patients receive personalized care with respect and honesty, consistency and communication, understanding and trust. A unique true holistic retreat of fertility care. The retreat opportunity presents a life changing and life creating experience. The Fertility Retreat I believe, has a future and the AlphaZita blueprint is a good example to follow. The next AlphaZita Fertility retreat is scheduled for 11-14 October 2018, at 5 Star, Greece. Limited places available on | fertilityroadmag | follow us @fertilityroad | 55

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