Fertility & Reproductive Health
Fertility & Conception
In the past 10 years of practice, I have seen an increase of the number of women delayed in the ability to get pregnant.
There is multiple of reasons why this is happening, and it can be different for each woman.
We start by assessing the physical, emotional and hormonal factors for each women. This entails hormone testing, Physical exam, and uterine/pelvic ultrasound to start.
If unsuccessful in finding a cause of infertility, male for sperm morphology and count, female blood thyroid and possibly blood clotting factor testing if multiple miscarriages are a concern.
Emphasis will be put on the Labs and laboratory testing as they are important in assessment and monitoring of the fertility.
Setting up the body for a healthy pregnancy is very important. We can prepare the body for pregnancy by detoxing the liver, testing and reducing heavy metal burdens on the body, and supporting with optimal nutrients. We do this by using herbs, and vitamins that support ovulation and providing nutrients to a fetus.
Education on the menses cycle events, getting to know when you are ovulating and temperature charting. Dietary evaluation and directions, cleaning up the digestive system, acupuncture and heavy metal detoxification can be part of the preparation needed for a pregnancy without nausea, vomiting or fatigue.
Calgary Lab services provides us with capability to do labs for your conception and Post- conception labs. Assessing the following blood markers for your initial visit will be done at 2 different times during the menstrual cycle:
TSH, T3 and T4 – Thyroid Hormones
The total cost of these labs will be ranging from $350-400.
Post – Conception labs will entail regular intervals of assessment of Progesterone and HcG. This will monitor the growth and development of your baby. The first Trimester of pregnancy is the most important for monitoring progesterone in order to reduce miscarriages or losses at this time.
After the baby is born, we check in with each mom for recovery and coping physically and mentally.
The thyroid is very important to asses after delivery.
Dr Marnie has been specially trained in Lactation support for latch, milk production and trouble shooting any other problems. It is a huge learning curve for mom and baby and we are here to support as much as possible during this time.
Dr Marnie is taking new patients and would like to help you with your fertility goals.