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natural fertility

Dr. O’Leary specializes in women’s health and natural fertility and has been helping patients build their families with great success.  Whether a woman is planning to get pregnant and needs guidance or is struggling to conceive, Dr. O’Leary is there to create an individualized treatment plan.  Her focus is on naturally enhancing fertility resulting in the conception of a happy and healthy baby.

Dr. O’Leary has extensive experience in the diagnosis and treatment of many of the underlying conditions that affect healthy fertility, such as PCOS, endometriosis, anovulation, amenorrhea, hypothyroidism/Hashimoto’s, poor egg quality, luteal phase defect and stress-related issues.  Infertility is a big concern for couples trying to get pregnant.  According to the CDC, about 10 % of women (6.1 million) in the United States ages 15–44 years have difficulty getting pregnant or staying pregnant.  In one population study, the main causes of infertility in women were anovulation (21%), tubal damage (14%), and endometriosis (6%), while 28% of cases were unexplained. In the absence of a physical cause, many cases of female infertility may be explained by something as simple as a hormone imbalance.

A comprehensive intake explores nutrition, hormones, pregnancy history, digestive history, stress, lifestyle, environmental factors and assessing your partner’s health, as well.  After the intake is complete, labs are reviewed if brought with you or are ordered.  Dr. O’Leary uses both blood labs and salivary hormone testing to help with diagnosis and treatment options.  

Natural fertility treatments involve education about ovulation and fertility cycle guidance, prescribing high-quality vitamin supplements, pre-conception detoxification, bio-identical hormone replacement therapy and referral to Andrea for fertility massage.  Lifestyle, nutrition and exercise counseling are integral to Dr. O’Leary’s treatment plan.  Often, simple changes to your daily routine or nutrition is the missing piece that your body was in need of.  Stress and the effects of stress are taken seriously.  It is well-documented that stress can have a detrimental effect on the ovaries and your emotional wellbeing, which may signal to the body that the priority is survival rather than conception.  Dr. O’Leary will help identify stress, as well as more hidden stressors in your life and help with tools and techniques to reduce the impact of stress.

The goal of natural fertility is to help improve follicle health, balance hormones, make conception as easy a process as possible and achieve and maintain a happy, healthy and beautiful baby.  Dr. O’Leary is committed to helping you throughout this process.