Pregnancy & Fertility

Roughly 16% or 1 in 6 couples in Canada are dealing with infertility. Infertility is described as the inability to conceive after 1 year of trying for women under 35 years old or 6 months in women over 35 years old.

Naturopathic medicine can help you address some of the factors that may be contributing to infertility, such as:

  • Problems producing eggs (which shows up when she has no period/menstrual cycle, or no regular one)
  • Having a sexually transmitted infection (STI), like Chlamydia (which can cause blockages in the fallopian tubes)
  • Problems in the uterus (like fibroids or polyps)
  • Problems with the fallopian tubes (like missing tubes or blockages)
  • Endometriosis (excess of tissue that gathers around the reproductive organs)
  • Hormonal imbalances

Botanicals, acupuncture, and vitamins/supplements have been very successful in helping address the concerns stated above or to support women undergoing fertility treatments.

Naturopathic medicine can also assess and treat male infertility caused by:

  • Poor sperm quality (their rate of movement and shape)
  • Low sperm count, or lack of sperm
  • A history of sexually transmitted infection (STI), like Chlamydia
  • Hormonal imbalances