If you are planning to start or grow your family, natural medicine can help improve your chances of having a healthy pregnancy while also supporting the life-long health of your child.
The ability to conceive and maintain a successful pregnancy is greatly influenced by a woman’s general state of health and well as the health of her partner. It takes about four months to produce a sperm or an egg cell. That means that the months leading up to conception are an especially important time.
Dr. Burke will work with you and your partner on nutrition, gentle detoxification, hormone balancing, and establishing healthy habits that can have a lasting effect not only on your own health, but also on the health of your children, grandchildren, and even great-grandchildren.
Studies suggest that nutritional and environmental factors influence our genetic code. Changes can be made to how genes are expressed, and whether they are turned on or off. These changes can then be passed down from generation to generation. This is epigenetics and it can have significant positive and negative health impacts.
Who Can Benefit From Preconception Care?
Many couples will benefit from improving their health in the months leading up to trying for pregnancy.
Preconception care can be especially important for women over age 40 and those who experience:
- Irregular or absent periods
- PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome)
- History of Diabetes, Pre-Diabetes, or Gestational Diabetes
- Thyroid conditions
- Inability to conceive within 1 year (if <35 years old)
- Inability to conceive within 6 months (if >35 years old)
- History of recurrent pregnancy loss
Naturopathic Fertility Treatments
Naturopathic medicine can help get to the root of your fertility challenges. Naturopathic fertility treatments often focus on optimizing nutrition, stress management techniques, improving egg and sperm quality, and balancing hormone levels.
Dr. Burke is happy to coordinate with your OB/GYN or Reproductive Endocrinologist to make sure you get the best possible care.
She is excited to offer treatment with the Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy®, a gentle but powerful massage technique to enhance reproductive health. This is a wonderful way to relax while also preparing your body for a healthy pregnancy.