Infertility Diagnosis and Treatment
It is widely known that many women suffer from infertility. More than likely you or someone you know personally is struggling to get pregnant or to carry a baby to full term. It isn’t surprising then that over 7.4 million women have received infertility services in their lifetime. It has even been calculated that 1 in 5 women are diagnosed with infertility even after going through a “fertility work-up”. Unfortunately, those women still often end up investigating In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) which can cost on average twelve to fourteen thousand dollars per cycle! For many of these women, an excess of $60,000 is spent trying to conceive. Understanding and managing fertility can feel overwhelming. There are so many factors and influences on not just our fertility, but our menstrual cycles and healthy hormone balance. While women often get much of the attention, we cannot forget that men are a part of fertility as well and need to be assessed.
Sadly, most physicians ignore assessing our bodies as a whole, and when evaluating fertility, there is simply just no other way. Fertility can be impacted by anything from diet and lifestyle to internal dysfunctions, like insulin resistance, thyroid problems and autoimmune issues, to toxic exposures that can be found in skincare and cosmetic products. And these listed are just scratching the surface of what needs to be considered.
This is why our approach is comprehensive. Let us be the provider that evaluates all the necessary pieces for you including a thorough history, diet and nutrition, comprehensive blood testing, proper hormone testing, and toxic risks and exposures, to help identify the root cause of fertility struggles. In the end, it could save you so much time, money and stress that we want you to put towards a healthy mom and growing baby.