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Naturopathic Fertility and Preconception
Dr. Zadek is part of the Conceive Health team, a naturopathic clinic that provides preconception healthcare for better fertility treatment outcomes. Working alongside IUI and IVF clinics and reproductive specialists, we help patients get pregnant, prevent miscarriage and have healthier pregnancies.
As preconception healthcare experts, we ensure that you have the building blocks to improve your fertility — beginning with the quality of your eggs and sperm. Our focus is on creating a natural treatment plan that supports your IUI, IVF or natural fertility treatment so that you can fulfill your family-growing dreams.
Optimizing Egg and Sperm Quality
Eggs and Sperm take about 100 days to develop. During this time they are both vulnerable to poor nutrition, as well as environmental and social toxins, and underlying conditions. Quality can be affected by multiple factors. Changes in lifestyle and using targeting supplementation can help improve these parameters of health including:
Uterine Health and Implantation Support
Creating a healthy embryo is an important part of conception, but a positive pregnancy also relies on the cross-talk between the uterine lining (endometrium) and the embryo to allow implantation to occur. Endometrial function can be affected by the presence and absence of specific bacteria, as well as inflammatory and immune-related conditions such as adenomyosis, fibroids, and polyps. Specific nutrients that affect anti-inflammatory pathways, and those that target endometrial gene expression, can help support implantation.
Acupuncture is beneficial during the entire reproductive cycle including the preconception period, during an IUI cycle, for implantation support, and during the two week wait.
Improve blood flow to the uterus
Improve responses to medicated cycles
Decreases stress hormone production
Decrease menstrual pain
There are multiple conditions that can affect hormone regulation, the ability to conceive, and pregnancy retention. The conditions we treat include (but are not limited to):
Insulin resistance, pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes
Preparation for timed intercourse, IUI and IVF cycles
Natural fertility support (whether for now, or in your future)
Enhancing overall health and egg quality for egg freezing
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