Whether you are just considering starting a family or have been struggling with infertility for some time, naturopathic medicine can assist you in optimizing your chances of natural conception as well as supporting conventional fertility treatments to improve the likelihood of a successful outcome. Fertility is at its peak when the whole system is healthy and infertility can result when optimal conditions for health are unmet.
Factors that can affect fertility:
Hormonal imbalance (ex. PCOS)
Blood clotting disorder
Food allergy and intolerance
Sub-optimal sperm count, motility or morphology
Heavy metal toxicity
When planning to start a family, it is ideal to start treatment 4 months prior to attempting to conceive. Maternal health at conception has a huge impact on the health of the fetus. We are constantly exposed to toxins such as pesticides, additives, preservatives, industrial chemicals, heavy metals, solvents and hormones. It is ideal for both partners to undergo a detoxification program to decrease the bodies load of these substances.
Naturopathic fertility treatments often include acupuncture, nutrition & diet therapy, lifestyle counseling & stress management. By assessing your unique health needs and lifestyle, we can work to improve your fertility and pre-conception health, thus optimizing your chances of conceiving and having a healthy pregnancy.
Dr. Brandi Honaizer, ND Arbour Wellness Centre 3955 Victoria Ave Nanaimo, BC V9T5H2