Dr. Stephanie Graham
A Naturopathic Approach to Infertility: Find the Cause!
Updated: May 1, 2020
I see many couples for infertility consults. With male and female infertility on the upswing, it is more important than ever to have providers who are willing to take the time to find the cause of the issue. As a Naturopathic Medical Doctor, it is my job to do a comprehensive work-up for BOTH partners to identify and treat the root causes that may affect a couple’s ability to conceive. There are several factors that can impair both male and female fertility: hormone imbalance, adrenal or thyroid dysfunction, low sperm count, poor egg quality, toxicity, inflammation, stress, poor nutrient levels, etc. These factors are generally not looked at in conventional medicine. Not only can Naturopathic Doctors help with natural conception, we can offer supportive treatment to improve outcomes of IUI (intrauterine insemination) and IVF (in-vitro fertilization). This is done through the careful use of lifestyle changes, nutritional supplements, acupuncture and botanical medicine. A knowledgeable Naturopathic Doctor will know which treatments are appropriate and will enhance, not interfere with IUI or IVF.
Learn more about how Naturopathic Doctors can help with fertility in this article: https://naturemed.org/faq/faq-how-do-naturopathic-doctors-help-address-fertility-and-infertility/