Empower Chiropractic & Acupuncture

Fertility Support

 

 

Acupuncture is a gentle and non-invasive way to enhance your fertility as well as help treat underlying imbalances that can be causing infertility. Whether you are ready to begin or expand you family, have tried to conceive but with difficulty, or are considering ART, we respect your process and are dedicated to supporting you. 

 
 

 

Acupuncture can enhance your fertility by increasing blood flow to uterus, regulating reproductive hormones, and reducing inflammation

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Allow us to help your mind and body prepare for pregnancy


Our fertility patients come to us for help with:

 

Pre-Conception Care & Preparation

Irregular Menstrual Cycles

Absent Menstrual Cycles

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)

Endometriosis

Erectile Dysfunction & Low Libido

History of Pregnancy Loss

Stress, Anxiety, and Depression

Infertility

  • Unexplained Infertility

  • Ovarian Insufficiency

  • Advanced Maternal Age

  • Luteal Phase Defect

Male Factor Infertility:

  • Low Sperm Count

  • Poor Motility

  • Abnormal Shape/Morphology

IVF & IUI Support

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10 BENEFITS OF ACUPUNCTURE FOR FERTILITY

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  1. Increases blood flow to the uterus which creates a healthy environment in your ovaries for developing eggs & uterine lining

  2. Reduces stress and anxiety which interfere with hormone production

  3. Promotes homeostasis: a body that is balanced is more fertile

  4. Regulates menstrual cycle & ovulation so it is predictable, making it easier to know when you are fertile (and when to actively try to get pregnant)

  5. Builds the uterine lining (endometrium) so it is the ideal thickness for implantation

  6. Stimulates follicular growth to promote the development of mature eggs

  7. Reduces inflammation in reproductive organs

  8. Improves sperm count and quality

  9. Regulates immune system to promote embryo development once implanted

  10. For IVF & IUI: it does all of the above, while relaxing uterus before procedures, reducing uterine contractions afterwards, and tempering side effects of medications

 

How we can support you: 

COMPREHENSIVE APPROACH

Lauren's focus on fertility has grown to support patients in all stages of their journey. She understands that pregnancy is not always the easiest or quickest process (as some might make it seem to be). It requires a delicate balance and orchestration between your physical health, hormones, emotions, and more. Lauren takes these aspects into account to provide patients with holistic care that addresses their mind, body, and lifestyle. She uses Acupuncture, Eastern Dietary Therapy, Chinese Herbal teas, and Lifestyle recommendations to improve their ability to concieve.

 CLINICAL EXPERIENCE AT BOSTON IVF - PORTLAND

To complete her Doctoral program, Lauren chose to observe physicians at BOSTON IVF - The Maine Center For Fertility in South Portland where she spent a privileged and intensive trimester gaining clinical insight into fertility and reproductive endocrinology from a Western biomedical perspective. Lauren observed egg retrievals, embryo transfers, and prenatal visits first-hand while familiarizing herself with the processes and considerations required for each type of fertility treatment. Lauren applies her multidisciplinary insight obtained from this unique experience when caring for her own patients preparing to use IUI/IVF and by providing all fertility patients with an integrative understanding of their reproductive health.