Dr. Edalati has a special interest in the areas of fertility and pregnancy with a focus not only on conception but also a healthy pregnancy, labour, and ultimately a healthy baby. She offers natural fertility care for both men and women. For couples that are having difficulty conceiving, naturopathic medicine can be used successfully either as a natural alternative or as a complementary and integrative approach to conventional assisted reproductive technologies such as IVF. By assessing each individual and addressing the root cause, there is much that can be done to help couples conceive. Whether it is hormonal imbalance, poor nutritional health status, poor sperm production/motility, stress or an underlying condition such as PCOS, endometriosis, or fibroids that is affecting the reproductive health, naturopathic treatments can help address these issues and consequently promote conception.
One or more natural treatments such as nutrition including dietary, supplements and vitamin injections, traditional Chinese medicine such as acupuncture, homeopathy, herbal medicine, and lifestyle counseling may be used depending on each case. All treatments are individualized for each patient, again because the underlying mechanisms for each case are different for different people. For instance for one it may have to do with hormone imbalances or stress, for another it may be related to an underlying health issue such as endometriosis.
It is through this comprehensive approach of assessing each patient’s individual needs and the strengthening of both the physical and mental spheres that a healthy environment is created for conception to occur.
Once pregnancy has been established, Dr. Edalati continues to work with patients to promote a healthy pregnancy as well as address pregnancy related issues such as miscarriage, morning sickness, high blood pressure, heartburn, constipation, swelling and post-partum depression.