Naturopathic Fertility Assistance in Toronto
Our Naturopathic Approach to Treating Fertility Issues
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How Can Our Natural Fertility Program Help You?
Here are some examples of how our naturopaths can help with your fertility
- Identify previously missed factors that are affecting fertility with a detailed review
- Diagnose unexplained infertility
- Provide counseling on environmental toxins that impact fertility
- Provide diets to support fertility including those that target inflammation and PCOS.
- Provide support for stress management
- Provide support and advice on fertility-related health topics
- Prescribe supplements and natural hormones if needed to support fertility
Our natural fertility protocols include micronutrients, antioxidants, nutraceuticals and botanical medicines with research to support their benefits for:
- Egg Quality
- Sperm Quality
- Implantation and Lining Health
- Hormone Balance
- PCOS Specific Egg Quality and Hormone Balance
- PCOS Specific Egg Quality and Hormone Balance
- Preventing Miscarriage
- Anti-Inflammatory Support
- Circulatory Health
- IVF-safe supplements to support egg quality and fertility*
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:
- Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
- Poor Egg Quality
- Low Ovarian Reserve
- Implantation Issues
- Autoimmune Infertility
- Luteal Phase Defect
- Poor Response to Fertility Medication
- Thing Lining and Poor Circulation
- Clotting Disorders
- Hormonal Imbalances
- Ovulatory Disorders
- Hypothyroidism and Thyroiditis
- Recurrent Miscarriage
- Male Factor Infertility
- Unexplained Infertility
- Stress and Fertility Impacts
- Early Menopause
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 taking New Patients for Fertility
Dr Kelly Clinning
Dr Samina Mitha
Dr Fiona McCulloch
Articles on Fertility
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.
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).