Whether you’re preparing to get pregnant for the first time or you’ve been struggling to conceive, optimizing your body’s fertility is exciting and overwhelming— and can be very stressful.
The Dr. Maura Practice offers personalized plans to optimize women’s bodies in the months before conception so that pregnancy and childbirth are easier, more enjoyable and so your child is as healthy as can be. Similarly, with women who haven’t found it as easy to get pregnant, our doctors dig below the conventional medicine surface to find out where the barriers to conception lie. Our goal is to give you more answers, more options and therefore more control over your reproductive health.
Many questions arise:
- What should I eat?
- Do I need to do a detox?
- Are my hormone levels okay? Can I balance them naturally?
- Do I sleep enough?
- Am I missing any major vitamins or nutrients?
- Am I drinking too much alcohol or coffee?
- When should I stop birth control? And will my period come back right away? What if it doesn’t?
- Is my stressful job impacting my ability to get pregnant?
- My reproductive endocrinologist doesn’t know why I can’t get pregnant and recommends IVF. Does naturopathic medicine have any answers? Do I have any other options before I go the IVF route or can you help support IVF?
- I have PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome), endometriosis or fibroids — what can I do to get pregnant naturally?
Let’s face it, it takes intention and planning to avoid the major pitfalls that can undermine your best pregnancy. But what really matters? Do you have to shun gluten and dairy for months to come? The factors that impact fertility are numerous. What the naturopaths at The Dr. Maura Practice have discovered in their years of helping women get pregnant is that there are no one-size-fits-all- answers.
We utilize the most current in lab testing to look at such elements as how toxic your system is, how is stress impacting your body, are you lacking in any specific nutrients, what foods are creating inflammation in your body, and more. Armed with information, your doctor will make a plan just for you that might include: herbal support for your hormones, supplementation, targeting cleansing, nutritional shifts, and optimal exercise for your needs. The tools in the naturopathic toolbox really are numerous.
Read Dr. Maura's blog post about optimizing fertility and see the video below!
How Do I Optimize My Fertility?
What Our Patients Say
"After dealing with unexplained infertility for around 3 years I came across Dr. Maura. She was able to come up with a plan specific to my needs and we finally got pregnant! We are now expecting a baby boy in a few weeks and couldn't have done it without Dr. Maura."
More about Fertility & Infertility
Fertility and infertility are two interconnected aspects of reproductive health. Fertility refers to the ability to conceive and bear children, while infertility is the inability to achieve pregnancy despite regular unprotected intercourse over an extended period, typically one year.
Fertility is influenced by various factors, including age, hormonal balance, overall health, and lifestyle choices. In women, the quality and regularity of the menstrual cycle, ovulation, and the condition of the reproductive organs play essential roles. For men, sperm quality and quantity are pivotal factors.
Infertility, on the other hand, can result from a myriad of causes. These may include issues related to the reproductive system, such as blocked fallopian tubes, hormonal imbalances, or conditions affecting the quality of sperm. Lifestyle factors, such as stress, obesity, smoking, and excessive alcohol consumption, can also contribute to infertility.
Medical advancements have provided various treatments for infertility, ranging from medication to assisted reproductive technologies like in vitro fertilization (IVF). Seeking professional guidance is crucial for couples facing infertility challenges. Understanding both fertility and infertility is essential for individuals and couples alike, as it empowers them to make informed decisions about their reproductive health and family planning.