Female Fertility Concerns
There are three contributors to conception challenges
If getting pregnant is taking longer than you hoped or expected, we can help you, naturally. Sometimes, women wanting to get pregnant think they have to take drastic measures to address an infertility issue. We prefer that you start with looking at natural options first, where we can help your body get to a better fertility state.
With more and more people waiting until their thirties to get pregnant, we know time is of the essence and it’s our goal to help you conceive as quickly as possible.
This may come as a surprise, but there are only three causes that contribute to infertility and they can be equal contributors:
The two combined
That’s why our doctors at Aurora Natural Medicine provide fertility guidance to both women and men. Dr. Chelsea Roodvoets focuses on personalized women’s healthcare, specifically around hormones, nutrient levels, acupuncture and homeopathy. Dr. Mitch Roodvoets focuses on helping male virility, longevity, and quality of life. Together, they make an unbeatable team when it comes to evaluating and treating infertility naturally.
Infertility Factors in Women
There are many factors that can cause issues with female fertility. To start, your ovarian stores begin to decline by your mid-30s.
Here’s a short list of where issues may occur in the female body or conditions that affect fertility:
Pelvis or peritoneum (the tissue that lines your abdominal wall and covers most of the organs in your abdomen)
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), a hormonal disorder common among women of reproductive age
Irregular menstrual cycle
History of sexually transmitted infections
Radiation or chemotherapy exposure
How does this work?
After an initial detailed intake of your health information, we want to accumulate as much information as we can about what your body can tell us. We ask you to have blood and urine labs, and ensure you are up to date on your pelvic exam/pap with your OB/GYN. If we suspect any issues with your ovaries, fallopian tubes, or endometriosis is suspected, we'll refer you for diagnostic imaging.
Once armed with this information, Dr. Roodvoets evaluates any suspected contributing problems, which may involve a referral for diagnostic pelvic or transvaginal ultrasound, laparoscopy, or hysterosalpingography.
Based on the test results and evaluations, Dr. Roodvoets will recommend a customized holistic and hormone balancing treatment plan that often involves a combination of lifestyle recommendations, detoxification, herbs, supplements, acupuncture, homeopathy, and specially-formulated medications.
If we see any issues with the fallopian tubes, sometimes the hysterosalpingogram (HSP) itself will open up the fallopian tubes and eliminate the problem! Yay! It comes down to really understanding what state your body is in and what it needs to conceive.
We also advise many of our patients to complete a 21-day or 3-month detoxification and food sensitivity elimination as part of the treatment plan.
We're here to help you increase your chances of natural conception before attempting more complex and expensive treatments.