Fertility Health

Fertility Health in Hamilton, Stoney Creek, Burlington, and Nearby Areas

Natural fertility care is a clinical focus of mine and I am grateful to be able to share my expertise in this field with the people of Hamilton, Burlington and surrounding areas.

I can provide guidance whether you’re just starting your fertility journey or are already working with a fertility clinic and need some extra support. My goal as a Naturopathic Doctor is to help couples/individuals find answers, reduce stress and anxiety, and provide complimentary care during their fertility journey. I aim to provide a non-judgmental space that values inclusivity and safety.

Common concerns I work with:

  • “Unexplained infertility”
  • Recurrent miscarriages/pregnancy loss
  • Menstrual irregularity
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Endometriosis
  • PCOS
  • Ovulatory disorders
  • Primary Ovarian Insufficiency/Premature Ovarian Failure (POI/POF)
  • Male factor infertility (poor motility, morphology, sperm concentration/volume, DNA fragmentation)
  • IUI and IVF cycles: complimentary care
“I try to avoid using the word ‘infertility’ as it feels final, as though people with this diagnosis have little hope. The truth is that many people coming in with an ‘infertility’ diagnosis are able to successfully enhance their fertility and achieve a healthy pregnancy; the journey to get there just looks different for everyone.”

Finding Answers

“Unexplained infertility” is a challenging diagnosis to come to terms with as it creates a sense of uncertainty surrounding what your next steps are. This is where I can offer an alternative perspective. Using a whole systems approach, I explore potential imbalances and uncover possible causes of unexplained infertility. I will empower you to advocate for your health in cases where a more thorough workup is necessary and can work collaboratively with your current healthcare team. I want you to feel heard, I am here to listen and support you both medically and emotionally during your fertility journey.

Naturopathic Fertility in Hamilton, Stoney Creek, Burlington, and Nearby

I work with both males and females, creating individualized plans to ensure an optimal environment for conception to occur.

I use a combination of herbal therapy, nutrition and supplements to:

  • Improve egg and sperm quality*
  • Promote regular cycles/hormone balance
  • Assist ovulation
  • Improve uterine lining thickness
  • Reduce inflammation
  • Optimize nutritional status
  • Optimize blood parameters associated with infertility
  • Reduce anxiety, stress and balance mood
  • Support egg/sperm quality and fertility during IVF and IUI cycles

*Follicles in the ovary and sperm in the testes go through a maturation process. It is therefore important to note that when you are working on improving egg and sperm quality, there is an expectation that peak improvement may not be seen for months.

Acupuncture for Fertility in Hamilton

Fertility acupuncture can be a helpful addition to your fertility plan. I use individualized TCM protocols that help to:

  • Regulate menstrual cycles/balance hormones
  • Assist ovulation
  • Reduce stress hormones that can interfere with conception
  • Encourage blood flow to pelvic organs
  • Improve endometrial lining of the uterus
  • Improve pregnancy and live birth rates during IVF

Assisted Reproduction and Acupuncture in Hamilton, Stoney Creek, Burlington, and Nearby Areas

-An analysis of many studies (systematic review and meta-analysis) found acupuncture to improve clinical pregnancy rate and live birth rates in women undergoing IVF.
-A clinical trial on fertility acupuncture during embryo transfer found that women who received acupuncture treatments before and after embryo transfer had a pregnancy rate of 42.5% compared to 26.3% who did not receive acupuncture treatments.


Cui Hong Zhenget al. (2012) Effects of acupuncture on pregnancy rates in women undergoing in vitro fertilization: a systematic review and meta-analysis.  Fertility and Sterility. 1-11

Guven, et al. (2020). Effectiveness of acupuncture on pregnancy success rates for women undergoing in vitro fertilization: A randomized controlled trial.Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, 59(2), 282–286

Shuai, Z., Li, X., Tang, X., Lian, F., & Sun, Z. (2019). Transcutaneous electrical acupuncture point stimulation improves pregnancy outcomes in patients with recurrent implantation failure undergoing in vitro fertilisation and embryo transfer: A prospective, randomised trial. Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society, 37(1), 33–39

Wolfgang E Paulus et al. (2002) Influence of acupuncture on pregnancy rate in patients who undergo assisted reproduction therapies. Fertility and Steriliy. 721-4