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
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.
Many patients take the birth control pill for long periods of time. Whether that be to treat a hormonal disorder like PCOS, or Endometriosis, or to provide contraception, there are a variety of reasons that a woman may take the pill for years. It has long been thought that there has been no detrimental effect on fertility with oral contraceptive use. New information suggests a correlation between the health of the endometrium and birth control pill use, particularly in women who use the pill for an extended period of time.
Resveratrol is a compound for grapes that has been linked in several studies to healthy fertility. The benefits range from possible help for egg quality, to improvement of PCOS and circulation. Read this comprehensive article, part 2 of a 4 part series on this important nutrient for fertility.
Tomorrow, January 28th, 2014, I’ll be providing a webinar through the Association of Perinatal Naturopathic Doctors on the topic of Advanced Fertility Topics: PCOS, Autoimmune Infertility and Egg Quality. 2 CE credits are approved for licensed NDs (1 botanical medicine and 1 clinical nutrition).
Male infertility accounts from anywhere from 30-50% of infertility worldwide. IVF is an expensive procedure that is often used to treat male factor infertility, however, there is good evidence that many natural supplements and antioxidants may improve the sperm count and as such, improve fertility.
This double blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial investigated a group of 46 male patients between 26 and 40 years of age who had low sperm count, between 5-20 million/ml. The group receiving the treatment were given 225 mg per day of a full spectrum root extract of this herb.