Fertility

I know what it is like to not be pregnant. I was waiting to have a baby after school, then after my practice was established, and suddenly I was 34 years old. I remember the feeling of seeing a negative pregnancy test over and over. Then my my mother and best friend was diagnosed with cancer and I felt utterly hopeless.

A few months later a miracle happened…I was finally pregnant! The birth of my first child brought me the most joy I have ever felt. I believe my baby was truly a gift as he helped me focus on happiness, as my mother passed away when Luke was only 6 weeks old. Now I am the proud mother of three boys!

Approximately 1 in 6 couples experience infertility in Canada. In 40% of the causes the root cause can be attributed to the woman, 30% it is the man, 20% it is both, and 10% of the time it is unknown.

There are many conditions and symptoms that can lead to a difficulty conceiving. The most common contributing factors I have seen over the years include not recording menstrual cycles in detail, endometriosis, uterine fibroids, ovarian cysts, low sperm count, lack of daily exercise, poor time management and a high perception of stress.

Naturopathic medicine is a wonderful treatment as there are so many different tools we can utilize to help the body get back into balance. Looking for the root cause of why a woman is not pregnant can be found through a combination of laboratory testing, lifestyle modifications, dietary analysis and counselling. Treatments may include botanical medicine, homeopathic medicine, vitamins/minerals, acupuncture, lifestyle modifications, dietary recommendations and counselling.”

Acupuncture is an amazing natural treatment that helps to decrease the body’s perception of stress, calm inflammation, increase circulation and support hormone regulation. I have also helped couples conceive who were already undergoing IUI or IVF with acupuncture.

We are all unique! We have different combinations of root causes to our ailments. In my practice of Naturopathic Medicine I utilized my education, knowledge, and past experience in my own life as well as treating patients over the past 15 years. Book online today!

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