Dr Julie Durnan

Natural Fertility

Whether you have just recently decided to plan for a baby or you have been attempting conception for some time, careful consideration of your fertility is a very important task.  Taking steps now to optimize your fertility is incredibly important, no matter where you are in your planning process.

It is currently estimated that 1 in 6 couples will have difficulty conceiving.  While many of these couples will be told they have “unexplained infertility”, in most cases there are other factors to consider and obstacles that can be uncovered to result in a successful pregnancy and birth.  Fertility is not something to acquire, it is rather a part of a dynamic continuum of health.  Fertility is at its peak when a person’s whole system is optimally healthy. Infertility can result when certain optimal conditions for health are unmet.

Factors that can impede a couple’s fertility include but are not limited to the following:

  • Stress
  • Nutrient deficiency
  • Hormonal imbalance including estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, DHEA, insulin
  • Blood clotting disorder
  • Autoimmune disorder including low anti mullerian hormone (AMH)
  • Food allergy or intolerance
  • Infection
  • Suboptimal sperm count, volume, morphology, motility
  • Heavy metal toxicity

The Natural Fertility Program that I offer at Restoration Health Clinic in North Vancouver is one of a kind.  Using a series of blood, urine, and saliva testing, thorough collection your health history, and comprehensive assessment, I then prescribe an individualized naturopathic protocol to optimize your fertility.  Couples are encouraged to come to visits together to ensure a thorough understanding of both partners’ current state of health.

I look forward to meeting you and supporting you on your journey to optimize your fertility.