Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) Support: Natural Fertility Treatments

Does Naturopathic Medicine help with an IUI?

Naturopathic therapies to help support fertility can be beneficial when used to prepare for and during an Intrauterine Insemination (IUI). The use of naturopathic medicine entails therapies which have a strong safety profile and will be checked by your fertility focused naturopath to make sure there is no risk of interactions with fertility medications or treatments.

The first thing that naturopathic therapies offer to help support a successful outcome with Intrauterine Insemination is fertility acupuncture. The use of fertility acupuncture can help increase the chances of a positive pregnancy by support healthy blood flow to the uterus and ovaries to support a healthy uterine lining, it helps to reduce stress and anxiety, acupuncture can also help to support hormone balance and reduce the risk of miscarriage. Studies have also shown that acupuncture can help support healthy egg quality in Women with low ovarian reserve.

Checking your Vitamin D levels is also very important. There is increasing research showing that low Vitamin D levels during fertility treatments reduces the possibility of success and increases the risk of a miscarriage. Treatment with Vitamin D before and during IUI can help to support the success rate and reduce the risk of miscarriage. Using an intramuscular injection for Vitamin D can be a quicker method of raising vitamin d levels than low dose supplementation with vitamin d drops and pills.

Certain lifestyle and dietary changes can also help to improve success rates for assisted fertility treatments. This includes specific dietary chances, exercise prior to the treatment cycle, and other healthy lifestyle behaviours to improve overall fertility. 

The use of clinical nutrition and nutraceuticals is also crucial as they can support healthy sperm and egg function. During assisted reproductive technologies (ARTs) the use of micronutrients for males and females have both shown to significantly support an improved chance of success.

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