Spring is traditionally a fertile time; fruit trees start budding, and birds are busy carrying twigs to build their nests. It seems like everything comes alive and promptly starts to reproduce. For a couple struggling with infertility this can be an especially cruel time.

But it doesn’t have to be. Even if you’ve struggled for years and exhausted every fertility treatment known, you shouldn’t give up hope. Seeking advice from a natural medicine practitioner is great next step, and often a rewarding one!

The body is an amazing machine; every second of the day it is carefully orchestrating cascades of hormone levels that are responsible for, well… keeping you alive. Your body is also a smart machine, and it knows that if it can’t create a healthy pregnancy, well then it just won’t create one at all. We should appreciate this incredible wisdom and work with it, not against it.

Can your structure support a pregnancy? Do you have a strong and sturdy womb? First, the pelvis has to be in line and the ligaments that hold it together need to be strong. I commonly see women who have weak pelvis structure often due to a previous pregnancy, an old injury (slip or fall), or poor dietary habits. The nerves that supply the pelvis and its contents should be working without interference. The organs that are adjacent to the uterus should be healthy and in good working order. For example, if you suffer from constipation you likely have inflammation around your lower intestines, which can irritate your uterus and ovaries.  Anyone of these things is enough to prevent pregnancy. This is just of sample of the things that need to be addressed.

Infertility is a complex issue because it can involve so many different aspects of your body that are all vitally important. This spring as you notice flowers blooming and hints of green emerging from the soil I hope you feel encouraged instead of defeated.

If you are struggling with infertility, whether male or female-related, please call to speak with Dr. Crystal Schmidt.  (715) 579-7145 or visit www.naturalmedicinewi.com.

Dr. Schmidt provides chiropractic care and natural medicine treatments to the children and adults of the St. Croix area. She is proud to serve the people of Hudson, Roberts, River Falls, New Richmond, Baldwin & Woodville, Menomonie, Stillwater, Woodbury, and the surrounding areas.



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