So what exactly does Naturopathic Fertility Care mean?
It means that no matter the reason for coming in, maybe its difficulty achieving a pregnancy, or perhaps you have had miscarriage after miscarriage; you will be heard.
Your questions will be answered.
You will have a clear plan moving forward.
In the above example, perhaps you are having difficulty getting pregnant so you come in for your initial visit.
After your initial visit, we are quite clear that your cycles are irregular based on tracking and understanding the phases. With this knowledge we are then better able to tell that you are not actually ovulating during many cycles.
This would lead us to more investigation as to why you are not ovulating. A working diagnosis could be made (or another practitioner could help us with the investigation) of polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), which has a high incidence of anovulatory cycles.
We can then work on establishing what could be exacerbating your PCOS, such as stress, which can wreck havoc on our blood sugar response.
As you can see it is not just one area that we will focus on. In the example we could replace "stress" with "poor diet", or any other factor that could be leading to negative or positive outcomes.
It is a whole person approach.
One of the strengths of Naturopathic Medicine is the time that practitioners have with their patients to really dig deep into all the facets of health to help the patient get the results they desire.
If you are experiencing difficulties, even if you are currently working with a specialist, the evidence is there that Naturopathic Medicine can improve your chances of conception and maintaining a pregnancy.
Give yourself the time, the space and the support you need to build the family you've always dreamed off.
Help is here.
Richelle and Chris. Empowering people to live positive, vibrant lives.