For people considering pregnancy, emotions can range from excitement to anxiety. You may wonder what steps you can take to give your baby the best start from the moment of conception or even earlier. Preconception care helps you achieve optimal mental, emotional, and physical health.
Preconception care from a naturopathic physician like Dr. Doug Cutler can help you conceive and encourage a healthy pregnancy and baby. After a complete health and wellness assessment, your preconception care plan is designed specifically for your needs.
Some people may think that only those struggling to conceive need preconception care. It can help people conceive even if they have had difficulty. However, people who have had no trouble conceiving can still benefit from a healthy pregnancy from the very beginning.
Conventional medicine takes an all-or-nothing approach to preconception. If you have no trouble conceiving at the designated time, you receive no preconception help at all. If you do not conceive as scheduled, you may receive invasive hormonal interventions. Naturopathic medicine provides a different approach, using comprehensive testing to design interventions that optimize your fertility and overall health.
When you see Dr. Cutler for preconception care, he will focus on you as a whole person. Making sure you feel good physically and emotionally will prepare you for conception and set you up for a healthy, natural pregnancy.
The fertility treatments used by conventional medicine can cause tremendous chaos for your natural hormones. Naturopathic physicians help people achieve a much-wanted pregnancy without hormonal interventions.
Before developing your preconception plan, Dr. Cutler will run a series of tests to understand the factors affecting your health and wellness. These factors include everything from nutrition and activity levels to environmental toxins and sensitivities.
Conventional medicine often designates one partner as the “problem” when a couple has difficulty conceiving. Preconception care works with both partners to achieve optimal health. When you both feel physically and mentally healthy, conception is more likely to happen naturally.
Your naturopathic physician will follow you from preconception through your entire pregnancy, adjusting your treatment plan as needed. You can continue to see Dr. Cutler and his team for your overall wellness, especially if you feel stressed and unbalanced due to the pressures of your new arrival.
You should start seeking preconception care twelve to eighteen months before you plan to conceive. This will allow your naturopathic physician to conduct all the necessary tests. It also allows the recommended changes to take effect and your health to improve.
Schedule a consultation with Dr. Doug Cutler and his team of expert naturopathic providers to learn more about preconception care. Call us at (248) 663-0165 today! Cutler Integrative Medicine is dedicated to your health and well-being.
Cutler Integrative Medicine is a premier award-winning wellness clinic that provides patients with unparalleled individualized naturopathic healthcare. Dr. Doug Cutler is a nationally renowned expert in Naturopathic medicine and has the highest training in his field, as well as in Environmental Medicine, IV Nutrient Therapy, and Detoxification. His ClubIV™ is one of the most extensive IV Nutrient Clinics in the country.