Our greatest passion is helping people live their dream of having a healthy child. Using the tools of nature, we help parents conceive in a way that is healthy for them, their child, and the earth. And our support doesn’t end at conception—we can support the whole family during pregnancy, birth, and into parenthood.

FERTILITY

SUPPORT

Naturally and Effectively

Naturopathic physicians believe that a healthy body is a fertile body. Our approach to fertility support includes: (a) improving general health, (b) identifying and removing anything that may harm the body, and (c) helping the body produce and regulate its own hormones.

Preconception health care should begin a minimum of three to four months prior to the desired conception time, as this is how long it takes to grow optimal sperm and egg cells.

Our work-up for the health and fertility of couples may include the following:

  • A complete history and examination

  • A complete blood count (CBC) and comprehensive metabolic panel (CMP)

  • Hormone evaluation of the ovaries, testes, adrenal glands, and thyroid gland

  • Testing of genetic polymorphisms such as MTHFR, MTRR, COMT, and VDR.

  • Testing for exposure to heavy metals or other toxins

  • Semen analysis

  • Neurotransmitter testing to assess the nervous system

  • Autoimmune testing

  • Other warranted tests and/or diagnostic imaging

Naturopathic treatments for fertility support may include the following:

  • Charting natural body rhythm for timing conception

  • Cleansing the home of any substance known to be harmful to the body

  • Cleansing the body to reduce the toxic burden and promote liver function

  • Adequate diet and nutrition to supply all the needs to optimize genetics and to support the growth of healthy eggs and sperm

  • Holistic Pelvic Care

  • Maya Abdominal Massage

  • Stress support

  • Botanical therapies

  • Hydrotherapy

  • Energy medicine

  • Emotional, mental, and psychological support and counseling

Healthy Conception, Healthy Baby

Preventative medicine begins with the egg and sperm. When couples optimize their health in the preconception months, they increase their chances of having a healthy pregnancy and child. We believe that by improving the environment in which a baby grows and develops, one can reduce the risk of asthma, allergies, birth defects, behavioral issues, and diseases in children.

The Cost Savings of Natural Medicine

Currently, most health insurance providers do not view infertility as a disease, and therefore do not cover the costs of fertility assistance. During the last 12 years, the number of individuals using artificial reproductive techniques has risen by 77%. Couples pay between $12,000 and $50,000 for a single IVF procedure, and may spend upwards of $100,000 for fertility services.

The good news is that, on average, three months of naturopathic fertility support costs less than two thousand dollars per couple. These costs include office visits, diagnostic testing, and physician-line supplements. Dr. Curtiss has also worked with out-of-state couples who did the math and realized that—even with the costs of airfare and hotels—naturopathic fertility assistance was still less expensive than a single round of IVF.

Complementing Traditional Fertility Treatments

The clinical support we offer can be a complement to other fertility treatments, such as IUI or IVF. We are very open to integrating other health practitioners in your preconception process, and have worked with several midwives, acupuncturists, and allopathic physicians at fertility clinics. Natural medicine helps patients gain a higher state of health so that all the treatments will have a greater chance of success.