What Does a Fertility Naturopath Do?
A fertility naturopath is a naturopath who specialises in helping women with preconception and the fertility journey. Naturopaths take a holistic approach to health, and their approach to fertility is no different. A fertility naturopath uses thorough questioning and health assessment techniques to evaluate your overall health. Pathology testing is also used – routine blood tests can help to assess your body’s functioning, while further blood tests on days 2 and 21 of your menstrual cycle will help to determine your hormonal status. If appropriate, more specific testing, such as cortisol and thyroid testing, may also be used. The results of your testing and individual health assessment will help to identify areas needing support and determine the treatment approach that is best for you.
Can a Naturopath Help with Fertility?
The short answer is yes! There are many ways that a naturopath can help with fertility for both women and men. While the focus may be on fertility, your overall health and wellbeing will also be addressed to optimise your chances of a successful, healthy pregnancy. Each treatment plan is unique, but some factors such as diet and lifestyle are always integral to supporting healthy conception. A naturopath can identify areas in your diet and lifestyle that can be improved, such as helping you switch to a balanced, healthy diet (like the Mediterranean Diet) that supports the nutritional needs of your body to boost fertility and support you throughout your pregnancy.
Can a Naturopath Help with Infertility?
If you have been trying to conceive for more than 12 months without success, there may be underlying issues that are affecting your fertility, and a naturopath can help with this. Many of the issues that lead to infertility, such as stress and poor immune function can be addressed naturopathically. Treating underlying diagnosed health conditions is also important for supporting conception. A naturopath can also help with infertility by referring you for appropriate testing to get to the bottom of your fertility issues if you don’t already know the exact cause. It’s important to remember that infertility can be due to both women and men, so if you are having trouble conceiving, it is worthwhile that you both speak to a naturopath.
Can a Naturopath Help me Get Pregnant?
Whether you are just beginning to think about trying to conceive, or have been trying without success for some time, a fertility naturopath can help you get pregnant. Thorough questioning and health screening can help get to the bottom of underlying issues standing in the way of successfully conceiving, and the holistic support of a naturopath through diet, lifestyle, and targeted natural treatments can improve your health through preconception, pregnancy and the postnatal period, too. If you would like to optimise your health, boost your fertility and support your body for a healthy pregnancy, book your appointment now.