Answers to some of the most frequently asked questions received

I would like to try and conceive in 6+ months time, but want to get my health sorted first (OR would like to lose some weight first), does that mean I need to book a fertility appointment or a general health appointment?

In all appointments, your overall health and wellbeing will be assessed and taken into account when a treatment plan is made for you. If you would ideally like to conceive in 6 months or less, then it is best to book a fertility appointment and we will address your other health concerns within that appointment. However if you wish to try and conceive in 7 months or more, then book a general health appointment and we can address your fertility in due course.

Is Zest Natural Health the best option for me?

This depends on why you wish to see a naturopath. Zest Natural Health specialises in fertility, miscarriage prevention, support during IVF, pregnancy & babies, women’s health, children’s health and digestive issues. This doesn’t mean that we can’t help you with other conditions, but it does mean that the clinic specialises in these areas. So if your health concerns involve your fertility/reproductive health, endometriosis, PCOS, menstrual irregularities, painful periods, heavy bleeding, mood swings, breast health, hormonal imbalances, menopause concerns, acne, thrush, cystitis, digestive / weight issues, etc, then YES! you are in the best place and we can absolutely help you!
If your health concern is something that we think someone else would be able to help you with better than what we could provide, please be assured that we will refer you to someone more appropriate.

What should I bring to my first appointment?

For both general health and fertility appointments, there is a health questionnaire for you to complete. The general health questionnaire can be done in the waiting room at reception prior to your first appointment, but the fertility questionnaire is very detailed and you will need to fill this in prior to your first appointment and bring it with you.
Other things that are helpful to bring include:
• Details of any medications you are taking (name & dosage)
• Details of any supplements (herbal or nutritional) that you are taking (name, brand name and dosage)
• Copies of any medical test results (blood, urine etc) that you have had within the last 12 months
• Copies of any letters from medical specialists that you have received within the last 12 months or longer if it relates to your primary compliant