Have you always dreamed that one day you’d become a parent when the timing was right?
But now that the time has come, you never thought it would be so hard?
Unfortunately most couples don’t know there is a problem until they decide to have a baby and it just doesn’t happen. It may have been easy to get pregnancy with your first child but now that it’s time for baby number two or three it’s just not as easy. Or maybe you’ve been able to get pregnant only for it to end in miscarriage, heartache and many tears.
The causes of infertility are numerous and these couples are often catapulted into a wild emotional and physical spiral of diagnostic testing, treatment, trying to get pregnant (sometimes successful, sometimes not), more diagnosis, more treatment and at times more failure.
For some women, they have been diagnosed with a gynecological condition and have been told they would likely never be able to conceive. Yet that desire to have a child has never gone away and has continued to grow as a deep ache in their heart.
If you have been trying to conceive and it hasn’t yet happened, you are not alone. For many couples, conceiving a child is a dream and a deep yearning to create new life. I have worked with many on this journey, and with hope and patience I hope to be able to help you too achieve your dreams of conceiving a child.
My fertility program involves a complete health assessment and a 4 Step Fertility Plan that specifically and professionally addresses the underlying imbalances that may be causing your current inability to conceive. Many couples I see are not truly dealing with cases of ‘infertility’ but rather ‘suboptimal fertility’. I can help you optimize your fertility to increase your chances of conceiving naturally.
Complete Fertility Assessment
• Medical history & physical examination
• Basal body temperature and cervical mucous tracking to determine underlying pathologies and whether you are ovulating
• Blood work to identify hormonal imbalances
• Further testing to identify and/or rule out other conditions
One of the most important parts of improving your fertility naturally and detecting imbalances that may exist involves natural cycle monitoring. I will teach you how to monitor your cycle and what signs to begin paying close attention to. I have extensive knowledge in basal body temperature charting, cervical fluid monitoring and other natural fertility detection methods. I will help you identify your most fertile days so that you can have intercourse during the times in your cycle which you are most likely to conceive. Using these techniques will dramatically improve your chances of conception.
A 4-Step Approach to Fertility
Step One: Preparing your reproductive system
Step Two: Addressing diet and lifestyle factors that may be standing in your way
Step Three: Applying the healing principles of acupuncture & acupressure
Step Four: Prescription of herbal remedies and other supplements to promote vibrant reproductive health
Natural Fertility Treatment
Treatment plans are unique to each and every person, as every couple has their own story as to why they may be having problems conceiving. Although naturopathic fertility treatments are considered natural, gentle and safe, they are very powerful fertility boosters.
Core fertility treatments I commonly prescribe include
• Nutraceutical supplements (may include antioxidants, vitamins, oils, minerals, enzymes)
• Herbal medicines
• Fertility diets and nutritional plans tailored to your needs, biology and underlying imbalance
• Fertility acupuncture
• Naturopathic glandulars (products to help balance hormone levels)
• Natural fertility lifestyle counselling
• Laboratory testing to determine hormone imbalances
I recommend evidence-based natural fertility boosters focused on
• Improving egg quality
• Improving implantation rates
• Increasing blood flow to the pelvic organs
• Improving overall circulation
• Reducing inflammation in the pelvic organs
• Balancing hormones
• Reducing stress
• Increasing your overall health and nutritional status
• Preventing miscarriage
• Improving success rates of IVF procedures
The treatment timeline to MAKING HEALTHY EGGS
Improving egg quality is always an important part to any fertility treatment plan. Let’s remember that the follicle maturation process in the ovary takes approximately 100 days and it can take this period of time to achieve benefits on egg quality, yet you’ll likely begin to see improvements along the way. Respecting the timelines of both egg quality (100 days) and sperm health (116 days), ideally I would work with both parents for a minimum of 3 cycles.
This is as safe, natural and effective Program that can address the following conditions
• Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
• Premature Ovarian Failure (POF)
• Poor egg quality
• Low ovarian reserve and early menopause
• Implantation issues
• Autoimmune infertility
• Endometriosis and Fibroids
• Advanced Maternal Age
• Anovulatory cycles
• Luteal Phase Defect
• Thyroid Disease and Fertility
• Hormone imbalances
• Unexplained Infertility
• Stress and Fertility
• Recurring Miscarriage
• Mechanical Infertility
• Male Factor Infertility (ie. low sperm count, quality, mobility, morphology)
• Healing the Soul and Body when all else fails
• IVF Support
• Poor response to fertility medication
• Thin lining and poor circulation
• Clotting disorders
• Acupuncture for Pre- and Post- IVF Transfer
The Program can be modified to enhance or support assisted reproductive technologies (ie. In vitro fertilization, Intrauterine or artificial insemination). Click here for more info on my IVF Support Program.
This Program is also excellent for those thinking about conceiving or who have just begun trying to conceive. Either for the early identification and treatment of imbalances that may affect your ability to conceive or to simply strengthen and support your reproductive system for optimal conception. You don’t need to wait 12 months before having a fertility assessment or a referral to a fertility specialist. If you are ready to get pregnant now or thinking of pregnancy in the near future, there is no time like the present to begin optimizing your fertility.
About Dr. Renée – Guelph Naturopath
In 2004, I received an undergraduate degree with honours in Human Nutrition from the University of Guelph and became a Nutritionist. After realizing that being a dietician was not what I was destined to become, I moved to Toronto and completed a four year doctorate program in Naturopathic Medicine at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM). I became a Naturopathic Doctor in 2008. I am a member in good standing of the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND), the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors (OAND), the Pediatric Association of Naturopathic Physicians (pedANP), and am licensed by the College of Naturopathic Physicians of Ontario. I have also completed additional naturopathic courses in fertility, pre- and post-natal care, pediatrics, obstetrics and breastfeeding.
Are you interested but you have more questions? Send me a message either by using the online contact form, the live chat option, by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by phone 519.829.6011. I’d be happy to answer your questions.