A significant portion of my patient population seek me out for fertility support. There is so much to discuss regarding reproductive health/fertility support so I am beginning a new blog series dedicated to this topic. As these posts are influenced by clinical experience, I will begin this series where I begin with my patients-focusing on preconception health. What your overall health is PRIOR to attempting to start a family has a direct impact on the outcome. This blog series will begin with dietary and lifestyle considerations and move into more specific information regarding ovarian function, uterine health/function, fallopian tube patency and menstrual irregularities etc. We will also explore male factor infertility. According to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, as much as 40% of infertility cases can be attributed to male factors; either completely due to male factor infertility or male factors are a contributing influence to the difficulty heterosexual couples are having conceiving. This statistic should encourage more men to take a more active role in what they can do to enhance their fertility as a part of family planning but is not something widely discussed.
So, if you are considering starting a family in the near future or have been having difficulty conceiving and are looking for ways that Naturopathic medicine and Acupuncture can be helpful, stay tuned. Also, come in and see me!