Natural fertility support is the use of optimal nutrition programs, evidence-based nutritional supplements, reduction in stress, acupuncture treatment and overall health support to ensure that your body is in optimal health to conceive.
If you are having trouble getting pregnant, yet everything has tested normally so far, the missing pieces have simply not yet been discovered. This where a change of perspective is helpful to examine other areas that may be impeding your fertility.
Some of the areas that will be looked at include:
- Stress hormones and overall stress levels
- Immune system function, especially towards hidden autoimmune disease
- A more comprehensive look at egg quality
- Luteal phase factors: progesterone levels, stability and luteal phase length
- Implantation issues
- Uterine lining receptivity
- Hidden endometriosis
- Clotting factors
- Issues with cervical fluid
- Blood sugar regulation and polycystic ovaries
- Optimal thyroid function
- Detailed male factors
To determine where the missing pieces lie for your fertility, lab testing will be used whenever possible, along with a reassessment of previous tests. The overall premise is that a healthy body will conceive – we simply need to remove the obstacles.
Treatment for known fertility obstacles is also available, often with excellent success rates. There are natural treatment programs available for conditions such as:
- PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome)
- Luteal phase defect
- Low ovarian reserve / high FSH
- Male factor infertility
- and more.
(If your condition is not on this list, please ask!)
The good news is that there are many ways to support your fertility naturally, with the overall premise that a healthy body will conceive.
ABOUT DR. SHAWNA DAROU, ND
Dr. Shawna Darou is a licensed and registered Naturopathic Doctor, who graduated from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (www.ccnm.edu) at the top of her class and was the recipient of the prestigious Governor’s Medal of Excellence. She is a member of the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors, the Canadian Naturopathic Association and the Institute of Naturopathic Education and Research. Naturopathic medicine is her second career, her first being Engineering Chemistry from Queen’s University. She now uses her analytical brain and problem solving skills especially in the complicated arena of hormonal health, and in solving health puzzles.
Dr. Shawna Darou ND has a clinical focus in women’s health care and fertility, and has treated thousands of women in her Toronto clinic since 2004. She is a dedicated and caring doctor with a gentle approach who is committed to the health of her patients. Dr. Darou’s is also an avid health writer, and her popular health blog is read by close to 5,000 people each week!