Optimizing Fertility. Making Healthy Babies.
At Revolution Health Medical Center, we support all types of families. Regardless of marital status or sexuality; if you are conceiving naturally, or using donor eggs, sperm or embryos; we support your choice to create a loving family.
If you have been having difficulty starting or expanding your family, you are not alone. Infertility affects at least one in eight U.S. couples. When you are experiencing infertility, communicating with family and friends can be difficult. It is important to find support and information to help you take charge of your fertility.
Whether your goal is to conceive naturally or your fertility plan includes Assisted Reproductive Therapies (ART) such as in-vitro fertilization (IVF) or intra-uterine insemination (IUI), our Optimizing Fertility Program offers a comprehensive holistic plan to help you conceive and maintain a healthy pregnancy.
Optimizing Fertility Program
Your workup may include labwork, a thorough medical history and a nutritional and lifestyle assessment. Because your weight, overall health status, nutrition and lifestyle can all affect your fertility, it is important to make sure that you are eating well, maintaining a healthy weight and managing stress.
Many of our patients are referred to us by reproductive medicine specialists. Our naturopathic doctors commonly work with these specialists to help enhance the success of their treatment, over and above what the conventional fertility protocols alone can accomplish.
The use of Acupuncture and Chinese medicine can be used alone or in combination with other fertility treatments. Acupuncture provides a non-invasive and drug-free approach that is clinically proven to improve success rates for couples struggling with infertility. Medical studies have shown that acupuncture can:
- Regulate the menstrual cycle and ovulation
- Improve ovarian and hormone function for better quality follicles/eggs
- Increase uterine blood flow and lining
- Reduce anxiety and stress
- Modulate side effects of fertility medications
- improve the success rate of IVF, IUI and other technologies
- reduce the incidence of miscarriage
- improve male factor issues including sperm quality, quantity and motility
Our licensed and board-certified practitioners address all aspects of your well-being to determine the most appropriate treatment plan including nutrition, massage and lifestyle. As professional members with American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), the American Board of Oriental and Reproductive Medicine (ABORM), and RESOLVE (National Infertility Association), we work closely with you and your reproductive specialists for optimal fertility.
Healthy Pregnancy Support
The goal of our program is not just a positive pregnancy test, but more importantly, a viable pregnancy and a healthy baby. Pregnancy is the one time in your life when your eating habits directly affect another person. Ideally, adopting a healthy eating plan before pregnancy is best, but it’s never too late to start. Good nutrition to support the growth and development of a healthy baby is more than just increasing calorie intake and eating less junk food. Having a healthy food plan and nourishing your body with the right vitamins, omega-3 fats and other essential nutrients before and during pregnancy will give your baby a strong start in life.
Acupuncture and other natural therapies are also a safe and excellent way to maintain optimal health during pregnancy. Acupuncture is proven to reduce many common complaints experienced during pregnancy such as: morning sickness, fatigue, heartburn, insomnia, ankle swelling and low back pain.
While our doctors do not function as obstetricians or deliver babies, they can make referrals and work closely with obstetricians, midwives and birthing centers to support your ongoing healthcare plan and goals.