Natural Fertility Support

Updated: Apr 5

We offer comprehensive fertility support services at Darou Wellness, through our complete practitioner team.

Naturopathic Medicine

Natural fertility support is the use of optimal nutrition programs, evidence-based nutritional supplements, reduction in stress, acupuncture treatment and overall health support to ensure that your body is in optimal health to conceive.

If you are having trouble getting pregnant, yet everything has tested normally so far, the missing pieces have simply not yet been discovered. This where a change of perspective is helpful to examine other areas that may be impeding your fertility.

Some of the areas that will be looked at include:

  1. Stress hormones and overall stress levels

  2. Immune system function, especially towards hidden autoimmune disease

  3. A more comprehensive look at egg quality

  4. Luteal phase factors: progesterone levels, stability and luteal phase length

  5. Implantation issues

  6. Uterine lining receptivity

  7. Hidden endometriosis

  8. Clotting factors

  9. Issues with cervical fluid

  10. Blood sugar regulation and polycystic ovaries

  11. Optimal thyroid function

  12. Detailed male factors

To determine where the missing pieces lie for your fertility, lab testing will be used whenever possible, along with a reassessment of previous tests. The overall premise is that a healthy body will conceive – we simply need to remove the obstacles.

Treatment for known fertility obstacles is also available, often with excellent success rates. There are natural treatment programs available for conditions such as:

  1. Endometriosis

  2. PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome)

  3. Luteal phase defect

  4. Low ovarian reserve / high FSH

  5. Male factor infertility

  6. and more.

(If your condition is not on this list, please ask!)

The good news is that there are many ways to support your fertility naturally, with the overall premise that a healthy body will conceive.

Complimentary Fertility Support Options

Supplements and herbs: using evidence-based, scientifically proven therapies to improve your fertility, and address underlying causes of infertility.

Psychological support: CBT therapy to address anxiety, sadness and supporting emotional wellness.

Preconception programs: preparation before you start trying to conceive with hormonal assessment, a nutrition plan, detoxification and addressing potential obstacles.

Support for those of you who have been trying to conceive for 6-12 months, and are ready to start basic assessment to understand what you can do to improve your fertility, before considering more invasive medical options.

Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine for hormone balance, pelvic circulation, cycle regulation. TCM has a long history of successful treatment of infertility.

Acupuncture treatment specifically to improve the success of your IVF or IUI treatments. Studies show that acupuncture prior to and immediately after embryo transfer significantly increases pregnancy and live birth outcomes by up to 65%.

Naturopathic care during IVF for nutrition, supplement review, egg quality support, stress management, and more. Doing everything you can to ensure an optimal cycle.

Treatment for conditions that affect fertility: endometriosis, PCOS, thyroid disorders, luteal phase defect, poor egg quality, low ovarian reserve, male factor and more.

Darou Wellness Team to support your Fertility  

  1. Dr. Shawna Darou, ND

  2. Dr. Marika Berni, ND

  3. Dr. Shreya Batra, ND

  4. Dr. Lachlan Crawford, ND

  5. Dr. Kimberley Ramberan, ND

Read more on the blog!

  1. Acupuncture, Infertility and IVF

  2. Hormone Series: Estrogen Highs & Lows

  3. The three most important factors to address for optimal hormone balance (at any age)

  4. Heart Disease and Estrogen

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