Enhanced fertility and optimized health for mother and baby
Naturopathic medicine is an effective approach for supporting fertility, optimizing health throughout pregnancy and getting your little one off to a healthy start in life.
Infertility is defined as not becoming pregnant after 6 to 12 months of frequent, unprotected sex.
10 to 15% of reproductive-aged couples will struggle with fertility issues. Approximately 35% of infertility is accounted for by “female factors” (e.g., hormonal imbalances), 30% by “male factors” (e.g., low sperm quantity and/or quality) and 20% by a combination of both. The final 15% (more recently estimated to be closer to 40%) of cases of infertility are “unexplained”.
How can natural fertility treatment help me become pregnant?
Natural fertility treatment is an ideal compliment to conventional fertility treatment as it focuses on an element neglected by the conventional fertility approach: the health of the environment in which the egg will be fertilized and in which the fetus will grow. Neglecting to optimize the health of the mother in this process is akin to expending large energies planting a seed, but planting it in poorly prepared soil.
Is there scientific support for the use of natural medicines in treatment of infertility?
The results of a study conducted at the University of Surrey demonstrated that a natural fertility approach that includes use of lifestyle modification, diet therapy and nutritional supplements can result in a successful pregnancy rate of 80% in couples with a history of infertility.
The authors of another study published in 2010 in the medical journal Andrologica concluded, regarding natural fertility techniques: “There is strong evidence that complementary treatment with an appropriate nutraceutical (nutritional supplement) improves the natural conception rate of infertile couples and increases the success rate of assisted reproductive techniques.”
What if an underlying medical condition is causing my infertility?
Naturopathic Medicine can be used to effectively address many common causes of infertility including: