Which treatment option do you recommend to get pregnant naturally?
We want to get to know you and your fertility journey first before recommending which treatment option may be best for you.
Everyone has his or her own story of what they want their family to be like. Each person is at a unique stage–some are just getting started while others have tried many rounds of IVF before coming to us.
We offer a wide range of services to help increase fertility and what is recommended will vary. However, a majority of our fertility patients can expect to have a combination of the following services in their Fertility Plan:
For patients that may desire to seek a traditional fertility medical option, like In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), natural fertility treatments like acupuncture can still help improve a successful IVF treatment. We have experiencing collaborating with other physicians in those cases.
Please let us know during your initial consult if that is an option you are exploring, so we can work with your medical doctor to develop a treatment plan together.
Below is a selection of services that may be recommended at Loehr Health Center to help boost your odds of conceiving.
Research indicates that chiropractic adjustments may help to enhance fertility. How does that work? Chiropractors correct subluxations or misalignments of the spine and other areas of the body. And the nerves to your reproductive system run through your spine. By alleviating the pressure on the nerves that control your reproductive system, your body’s reproductive organs can perform at their best.
If your hormones and organs are functioning as they should, you have a better chance of becoming pregnant.
While getting poked with needles barely bigger than a human hair may not be the first thing to pop into your head when you think of fertility, it is definitely worth exploring.
Acupuncture is the process where sterile acupuncture needles are placed into specific points on the body to help regulate different functions in the body including your hormones.
Acupuncture can help with a wide variety of issues such as:
- Hypothyroidism (under-functioning thyroid)
- Hyperthyroidism (over-functioning thyroid)
- Menstrual difficulties
- Sleep irregularities
Reproductive Medicine has been an important part of Chinese culture throughout the ages. While initially used to help prevent miscarriage and regulate menstrual cycles, Oriental Reproductive Medicine has earned a place of great respect in the realm of natural fertility.
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has shown to be helpful in treating:
- Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)
- Luteal phase defect
- Recurrent miscarriage
- Ovulatory dysfunction
- Partially blocked fallopian tubes
- Diminished ovarian reserve
- Elevated FSH
- Uterine fibroids
We offer a couple of different types of acupuncture at our office: Five Element Acupuncture (traditional Western acupuncture) and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). According to Western doctors, the needles stimulate your nervous system to release chemicals that help alleviate pain and promote healing. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the needles unblock energy (or chi) thus increasing blood flow to promote a state of balance in your body. Our providers Loehr Health Center will collaborate with you to develop a personalized plan. Regardless of which acupuncture for fertility approach is taken, BOTH styles of acupuncture agree that the outcome is the same–a healthier you.
And get this. MRIs even show that acupuncture has an effect in the brain.
When it comes to fertility, acupuncture…
- Improve the blood supply to your reproductive organs,
- Stimulate hormones,
- Regulate ovulation, and
- Decrease stress,
…all of which may help to boost your chances of getting pregnant.
It’s easy to understand why acupuncture is one of the most popular natural fertility treatments. But, fertility acupuncture is not not just for women.
Acupuncture has been shown to increase both the quality of a man’s sperm as well as the overall sperm count.
Your hormones are your body’s chemical messengers and if they firing on all cylinders, getting pregnant can be a real challenge.
At Loehr Health Center we offer a variety of hormone testing options including:
Female or Male Hormone Panel
The female hormone panel is a blood test that checks hormone levels that are associated with aging and over-all well-being. Blood will be drawn on specific days of a woman’s cycle and will test for a wide variety of hormones including:
- Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH)
- Luteinizing Hormone (LH)
DUTCH Hormone Testing
The Dried Urine Test for Comprehensive Hormones (DUTCH) is the most advanced type of hormone testing.
DUTCH testing provides an extensive hormonal profile of your sex and adrenal hormones and includes:
- DHEA and DHEA-S
A CNN article entitled, “Can a “fertility diet” really help you conceive? In some cases, yes” cited multiple studies showing that eating high-fiber foods, vegetable proteins and monounsaturated fats can increase your fertility levels and help keep your weight in the recommended range. According to the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, around 12% of all infertility cases are the result of being over or underweight. So keeping your weight within the recommended levels boosts not only your overall health, but it also ups your odds at baby-making success.
Loehr Health Center’s customized Weight Management program can give you the knowledge, tools, and encouragement you need to maintain your optimal weight, so you improve your fertility, and feel like the very best “you.” Our weight management program is a functional medicine specialty and may include:
Nutrition and Lifestyle Coaching
Loehr Health Center’s Nutrition and Lifestyle Coaching can help you live a healthier lifestyle and feel better, both physically and mentally. And a healthy body and mind are critical to peak fertility.
Our office has multiple providers who approach Nutrition and Lifestyle Coaching by using a variety of traditional and nutritional approaches. In our office you have the unique opportunity to select the type of health care and treatment-style you prefer, whether that be:
Vitamins and Supplements
In the same way that eating healthy can help boost your fertility levels, getting the right amount of certain nutrients may also help you conceive.
Having adequate amounts of…
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin D
- Omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids
- Folic acid
- Selenium and
…can help to ensure your fertility level is at its peak.
And our Wellness Panel eliminates the guesswork by pinpointing any deficiencies you may have and which supplements may be best for you.