Dr. Fiona McCulloch established our naturopathic fertility program back in 2001 and we have been helping patients to build their families with remarkable success ever since!
As Naturopathic Doctors, the White Lotus team is focused on evidence-based and root-cause fertility treatment and can support both natural fertility cycles and improve IVF success.
Our team has extensive experience in the treatment of all underlying conditions that affect healthy fertility including PCOS, endometriosis, thyroid disorders, low egg quality, male factor and autoimmune conditions.
Have questions so far?
How Can Our Natural Fertility Program Help You?
As naturopathic doctors, we believe that each patient is unique and we look at the patient as a whole person. As a result, we can provide help specific to each patient’s needs. Some of the ways we help our patients are below.
Our naturopathic doctors can:
Our natural fertility protocols include micronutrients, antioxidants, nutraceuticals and botanical medicines with research to support their benefits for:
* Our naturopathic doctors have extensive experience treating IVF patients and will never prescribe treatments that could interact with your protocol
We also provide acupuncture, using research-driven protocols that have been proven to increase fertility by a substantial margin (40-60% increase in success rates for IVF cycles). Acupuncture promotes relaxation while improving circulation to the pelvic organs and developing follicles as you go through natural cycles, or prepare for your IVF or IUI cycles.
What makes our fertility care unique?
We take a great deal of time analyzing your case. As a result, we are able to uncover causes of unexplained infertility with a high success rate because we have plenty of time to consider every factor.
We offer support throughout the entire fertility process, and whenever you have questions, we are here to answer them!
We work along with your fertility doctor – we’re always open to communicating and collaborating for your best care.
And finally, we offer insight and experience in naturopathic fertility care – we are highly specialized and have worked with hundreds of patients going through the fertility journey. Our team is fully collaborative, we share case studies, and are constantly learning together.
Fertility conditions that we treat include:
Egg quality and Timing
If your naturopath is working on your egg quality with supplements and/or acupuncture, it is important to know that your follicles go through a more than 90 day maturation process in the ovary.
It can take this period of time to achieve benefits for egg quality, though you may see improvements along the way. For other conditions, treatment time may vary so please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.
Our Doctors who are taking New Patients for Fertility
Dr Kelly Clinning
Dr Samina Mitha
Dr Fiona McCulloch
Articles on Fertility
Dr. Fiona is interviewed for the Get Fertile Stay Fertile summit on Autoimmunity and Infertility. She discusses the science behind the immunological aspects of infertility, as well as natural approaches to generating a healthy immune system.
Dr. Fiona spoke on two topics at the Integrative Fertility Symposium in Vancouver BC this May. Read more about this adventure and see pics of the trip!
Glutathione is arguably the most important antioxidant in our bodies. It protects the ovaries from damage, for women who are in their later reproductive years, and also for women with PCOS. Learn more about how to increase the levels of this important antioxidant in your ovaries to improve fertility, ovulation and overall health.
Learn more in this comprehensive article explaining the difference between folate and folic acid. MTHFR is the mutation that causes a reduction in the conversion of synthetic folic acid to folate, causing difficulty in its utilization. Up to 40% of people have a mutation in MTHFR, rendering them less likely to use folate. This post was written for women with PCOS however the details included will be helpful for all women of all ages who are interested in nutrition.
Our ovaries really do depend on the health of our mitochondria. What exactly are mitochondria anyway? They are the energy production houses of the cell – allowing our cells to grow and metabolize efficiently. In healthy cells, we see healthy mitochondria. In polycystic ovarian function, the mitochondria can be compromised by insulin resistance.
Androgens such as testosterone and DHEA are important markers of egg quality. In women with diminished ovarian reserve we often see low levels of these hormones. A recent study outlined the reponse during IVF of women with poor egg quality or diminished ovarian reserve, with respect to their levels of testosterone.