Why Naturopathic Medicine for fertility?

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Our naturopathic doctors are the experts in holistic health and preventative medicine. Naturopathic medicine focuses on natural remedies aimed to support the body’s ability to heal itself. There are several naturopathic approaches to support natural fertility and assisted reproductive technology (ART). Collaborating with your naturopathic doctor can help determine which approach is right for you.

When should I see a naturopath?

Seeing a physician who specializes in naturopathic medicine is appropriate whether you have just started trying or have seen multiple specialists. Each treatment plan will be individualized and tailored to you and your body’s needs. Naturopathic doctors are primary care physicians and are covered by most insurances. You can also see them in addition to your primary care doctor or fertility specialist for a more complete approach.

We will use a combination of techniques including the following:

Specialized lab testing

This tool helps to determine where your body might have imbalance. Testing is often more in depth than that of conventional medicine. We can also look at labs you may have already had done through a slightly different lens. This testing is a great first step when you have just begun trying to conceive and can be added at any time in your journey.

Nutritional support

Naturopathic doctors emphasize a well-balanced and nutrient rich diet to support overall health and reproductive function. Advice includes:

  • Information on lean protein, complex carbohydrates, and healthy fats that are right for you.
  • Intake of essential vitamins and mineral such as folate, zinc, and vitamin D through foods and nutritional supplementation.

Herbs and Supplements

Herbs and supplements can be powerful tools for hormone balancing and should be prescribed only by a licensed professional. Not all herbs are created equal and it’s important to consult with your naturopathic doctor before starting herbal remedies for fertility. For example, chaste tree berry mimics progesterone, while black cohosh mimics estrogen, and maca can support testosterone levels.

Lifestyle Modifications

Addressing lifestyle factors such as stress, management, hydration, sleep and exercise is often recommended.


Some approaches may include gentle detoxification methods to address imbalances and support the body’s natural processes. Signs and symptoms indicating a need for detoxification include:

  • Migraines
  • Brain fog
  • Fatigue
  • Insomnia
  • Skin issues
  • Digestive issues
  • Poor mental health

Mindbody Techniques

Practices such as yoga, forest bathing, mediation and mindfulness may help reduce stress and can have a positive impact on fertility.