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Getting Started on your Fertility

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Challenges with conceiving affect 1 in 6 couples. Both male infertility and female infertility accounts for up to 40% of cases each, with the remaining 20% of cases being due to a combination of male and female infertility or unexplained. Learn more about the Naturopathic treatment plan for couples here. 

Addressing both male and female fertility as a unit, this program proactively seeks out to uncover underlying factors affecting a couple's ability to conceive. Aimed at optimizing the quality and quantity of gametes for both partners, improving fertilization and implantation rates, and enhancing overall health. Conditions affecting fertility that may need to be treated include:

  • Female hormone imbalance (too much/little estrogen or progesterone)

  • Male hormone deficiencies

  • Irregular menstrual cycles, anovulation

  • Uterine fibroids

  • PCOS

  • Thyroid disease

  • Autoimmune diseases, inflammatory diseases

  • Nutrient deficiencies/toxicities

  • Stress, insomnia, anxiety, depression

  • Chemical/toxin exposures (workplace, home)

 

DIAGNOSTICS & TREATMENTS

To get to the root of a condition we start with the initial visit. Your overall health is complex, affected by genetics, food, stress, hormones, and your external environment so it makes sense that a full-comprehensive initial visit is the first and most important step. Further investigative tests are available to assist in diagnosis, thereby refining treatment:

  • comprehensive and detailed hormone testing

  • menstrual cycle monitoring

  • semen analysis

  • toxic metals analysis

  • food allergy and sensitivity testing

  • standard lab testing such as vitamin and mineral status (e.g. iron stores), metabolic panel, blood hormones, inflammatory markers, etc.

TREATMENTS YOU MAY EXPECT

  • Nutrition and diet recommendations

  • Vitamin, mineral, or nutrient supplementation

  • Herbal medicine formula or single herb

  • Acupuncture timed according to menstrual cycle

  • Counselling & lifestyle recommendations