Naturopath for Fertility

Michelle Blum, a Brisbane based Naturopath offers women a natural approach to fertility, IVF and pregnancy.

As a Brisbane based Fertility Naturopath I treat individuals and couples who:

  • are doing ART including IVF and IUI
  • are trying to conceive through natural means
  • have been diagnosed as having unexplained infertility
  • have been trying to conceive for a while with poor to no results
  • have had numerous miscarriages
  • have been given a hormonal, reproductive, endocrine health diagnosis and would like support in getting pregnant
  • have not been given a specific diagnosis but may need to address some irregularities in their menstrual cycle and wish to become pregnant
  • who are planning to conceive but wish to embark on a pre-conception health plan
  • are in a same sex partnership or are single and are using a sperm donor
  • Male fertility issues

As a Fertility Naturopath some of the ways in which I investigate your fertility concerns are as follows:

  • Interpretation of standard/routine blood tests that you get through a GP to assess your general health and identify any nutritional anomalies or biochemical pathways that warrant treatment.
  • Analysis of hormone testing at specific days of the menstrual cycle as observed through blood tests and correcting any imbalances
  • Targeting and treating any diagnosed reproductive, hormonal or endocrine health issues such as thyroid disorders, PCOS, Endometriosis, Fibroids, Irregular or absent periods for example. 
  • Identifying any other causative factors
  • Teaching and encouraging basal body temperature charting and mucus observations to help paint a picture of your hormonal status
  • Assessing and remedying dietary and lifestyle factors
  • Providing nourishing and nutritionally replete recipes and meal plans for a healthy conception and pregnancy.
  • Addressing  and treating stress and any mood fluctuations

Seeing a Naturopath while you are going through IVF or ART may benefit your fertility in the following ways:

Complementary Medicine may help with:

  • Poor egg quality in older women
  • Poor ovarian response due to premature ovarian insufficiency
  • Thin uterine lining
  • Issues with embryo implantation
  • Low Progesterone
  • Oestrogen dominance
  • And any other underlying reproductive health conditions such as endometriosis, PCOS, Adenomyosis, Fibroids, recurrent miscarriage, blood-clotting and immunological disorders

Some of the Naturopathic solutions provided to address your fertility concerns may include the following:

  • Herbal Medicine tinctures or tablets.
  • Vitamin and Mineral Supplementation
  • Nutrition and Dietary recommendations.
  • Flower Essences
  • Gentle encouragement of necessary lifestyle changes