What are Fertility Issues?
Infertility is technically the inability to achieve a pregnancy after 6 months if you’re over 35 years old or after 1 year if you’re under 35 years old. That being said, fertility issues can exist long before this time frame has gone by. If your cycles are irregular, if your cycles are really short, if you have lots of spotting before your period, these are some potential reasons to check in before 6-12 months has gone by.
How can Naturopathic Medicine Help With Fertility Issues?
Naturopathic medicine can help optimize sperm motility, morphology, overall counts, and DNA fragmentation rates. On the female side, Naturopathy can help by regulating your menstrual cycle, it can help balance the nuances of the cycle, we also think it can help with egg quality. Our Naturopathic doctor combines acupuncture, lifestyle changes and supplements to improve or optimize fertility in both men and women.
When Should Naturopathy Be Considered For Fertility Issues?
Some patients come to see the Naturopathic doctor before they even start trying to conceive and others who wait until they’re into their third IVF or third miscarriage – so anytime is a good time!
Can Naturopathy Be Combined with Traditional Medical Interventions For Fertility?
Absolutely! About 50% of our fertility patients at Rebalance are also seeing reproductive endocrinologists at fertility clinics – these 2 approaches work really well together.
Success Rates for Naturopathy Treatment For Fertility?
Unfortunately, we don’t have actual success rates because every person receiving care is in a different situation – age, diagnois (or lack there of) and stage of pharmaceutical treatment protocols. However, studies show that acupuncture can improve Fertility and it makes very good sense that hormonal imbalances (and Fertility) can be influenced by lifestyle changes and supplements.
Tips For Increasing Fertility Naturally On Your Own (ie diet, stress etc)
An easy thing to start doing right away is increasing your consumption of fruits & vegetables. Antioxidants are the most important factor in both egg and sperm health and the best source is our fruits & veggies! Also, try to engage in activities that reduce your stress levels. Stress can negatively impact our hormones.
If you would like to book a consultation to see our Naturopathic Doctor, contact us today. We’d love to be able to help you