If you are thinking about getting pregnant, now is the time to ensure your body is ready and to optimize your health. Although infertility is defined by the medical establishment as the inability to conceive after trying for at least one year, do you really want to wait that long before doing testing to measure thyroid and sex hormones? Although some women easily get pregnant in their early 40s, many have difficulty in their 30s. Over 30 is when we start to see more unexplained infertility and lengthened luteal phases (which can be corrected). Fixing a sluggish thyroid can sometimes result in pregnancy. Women aren’t always the only ones who have difficulty though; men are the other half of the equation and a sperm test can be easily ordered to check viability.
Your first visit will include a review of your medical and gynecological history, diet, supplements and prescriptions, a complete physical examination, and initial laboratory blood work. Any previous lab work and pertinent medical history from other providers will be requested. A follow-up visit will be scheduled to review your labs and medical records and to make your conception plan. This includes a specific diet and supplement recommendations for your optimal chances for conception.
Dr. Brown is also an acupuncturist and research has shown increased conception rates for women who receive acupuncture.