Welcome to Fertility by Nature, a naturopathic fertility program that I have been using in my practice for 15 years. With this program, I've been able to help hundreds of couples feel more educated and in control of their journey to start a family.

Whether you're starting out tracking your ovulation, learning more about your recent PCOS diagnosis, or if you're going through assisted fertility treatments such as IVF or IUI, Fertility By Nature is designed to treat more than just your hormones. It's designed to treat you as a whole person, where I work together with you in refining ALL aspects of your health.

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Fertility By Nature

The program focuses on a natural approach to fertility following the four treatment cornerstones below.

Nutrition

 

 Eating clean, whole foods high in anti-oxidants, proteins and good fats promote an optimal environment for conception and pregnancy.

Acupuncture

 

Carefully selected acupuncture points at different times of the month bring relaxation and rhythm back to your menstrual cycle.

Bioidentical Hormones

Timed application of bioidentical hormone creams support progesterone, estrogen and cortisol which play key roles in ovulation and pregnancy

Herbal Medicine

 

Evidence-based herbs and plants provide natural treatment options for irregular or missed periods, endometriosis, PCOS and detoxification.

What makes Fertility By Nature unique is that it does not follow a "cookie-cutter" approach - each of these cornerstones are fully customizable to each patient based on a thorough discussion of your health history, in-office tests, Traditional Chinese Medicine diagnosis, blood work and saliva hormone testing.

Supporting your IVF & IUI Treatments

Did you know that it takes almost 3 months for any lifestyle changes you make to affect the quality of an egg, and about 2 months to affect the quality of sperm?  That's why it is recommended to begin taking folic acid, quit smoking, detoxify, modify eating habits, etc. all before this time in order to improve your fertility for IVF/IUI.  Remember that the size of an egg, quantity/quality/shape of the sperm do not tell us of the quality of the DNA that is going to form your little ones!

 

Therefore it's important for both partners to begin naturopathic care to optimize health before your IVF/IUI.

Acupuncture Schedule for IVF or IUI:

If your IVF or IUI is scheduled in less than 6 weeks – acupuncture is recommended 2X per week.  The acupuncture treatment will change at different times of the cycle.

 

If your IVF or IUI is schedule more than 6 weeks away – acupuncture is recommended 1X per week.  The acupuncture treatment will change at different times of the cycle.

 

IUI – Acupuncture will be performed the evening before your IUI.  Special arrangements can be made with Dr. Misa for after-hours appointments.

 

IVF – Acupuncture will before performed the evening before retrieval, the evening before transfer, and as soon as possible after transfer.  Special arrangements can be made with Dr. Misa for after-hours appointments.

Read more about Traditional Acupuncture here.

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