Posts in the ‘Fertility’ Category

Unexplained Infertility: Biofeedback as a Tool

One of the most frustrating diagnoses I encounter in my practice is “Unexplained Infertility.” Most couples that come to my office with this new medical label are despondent and teary-eyed. My role as a Naturopathic Doctor is to inform them that besides ultrasounds and hormone tests, there are other ways to evaluate fertility. What about

Fertility Acupuncture: How does it work?

Patients often tell me that they heard or read that acupuncture can improve fertility. Some patients ask how does acupuncture achieve this? This is an important question. I believe that when you understand the ‘why’, you can visualize the positive effects during the process. For first-time acupuncture patients this can also help promote relaxation and

Fertile Mind. Fertile Body

We celebrate fertility this month. Our journeys are each unique. Some are all consuming, filled with struggles. Others may appear easier yet still overwhelming in a different way. For those of us called to motherhood, we feel this energy with the waxing and waning of the moon. The alchemy of conception has always been a

Fertility Lessons: A Shift in Perspective

Over the years, working with couples to improve their fertility has taught me many lessons. The most important lessons are ones that cannot be found in research articles, textbooks or Dr. Google. Having a positive mindset is more beneficial than any acupuncture treatment or prescription that I can provide. Every woman on this journey knows

When To Seek Fertility Care By Erin Enns

Learning and understanding when to seek care for conception health can be a grey area for women. Naturopathic Doctors focus on identifying potential physical, emotional and environmental risk factors for adverse pregnancy outcomes early in order to optimizing health outcomes for mom and baby. Through education and counseling, Naturopathic Doctors help you get to know

Fertility Spring Cleanse

Spring equinox occurs on March 20th this year and it marks the beginning of an abundance of sunlight and an increase in yang energy until the summer solstice. From a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) perspective, it is the time of year to create the foundation for future projects (like conception), build new relationships and restore

Vitamin D and Fertility

One test which often gets overlooked in preparation  for pregnancy is Vitamin D. We have all heard the importance of adequate folic acid levels to prevent neural tube defects in the developing fetus and also the recommendation of taking a prenatal supplement. Has anyone ever told you to take a Vitamin D when planning to

New Beginnings: Starting the Fertility New Year Right

The Fertility Journey is often faced with many challenges. Here are my top 5 Fertility Lifestyle tips for keeping motivated in 2017:   New perspective. If you have been working with a fertility doctor for a lengthy period of time you may want to consider a second opinion. Each fertility doctor has their own unique

Acupuncture for Male Infertility

Are you trying to conceive? Ever wonder if your male partner may have fertility concerns?     Did you know male infertility is just as much of a concern as female infertility? Some studies suggest male infertility may account for 20% to 50% of a couple’s fertility concerns! Male infertility rates vary greatly but it is now

‘Unexplained Fertility’

I have practiced Naturopathic Medicine in Bloor West Village for over 12 years now and the most frustrating diagnosis that I encounter is that of ‘unexplained fertility.’  What does this mean? Generally, it translates to a Fertility Specialist informing a couple that there is no specific problem detected in a Western medicine evaluation. In these

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