Fertility & Pre-Conception Programs
Dr. Kim Townsend, ND has a unique and dedicated focus on fertility issues. She utilizes a number of assessment tools and treatments in order to help couples facing this difficult challenge. Through extensive testing and discussion, Dr. Kim designs an individualized treatment plan aimed at improving the health of the parents, and ultimately the health of the pregnancy and baby.
It is extremely important for Dr. Kim to meet with the couple to discuss their goals and perceived difficulties with fertility. She will use a combination of assessment tools including blood tests, hormonal salivary testing, hair analysis, and/or EDS (Electro Dermal Screening) to determine the cause of infertility. Dr. Kim treats many causes of infertility including endometriosis, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, uterine fibroids, hypothyroidism, low sperm count and poor sperm mobility. When the underlying cause of the issue is established, Dr. Kim creates individualized treatment programs designed to optimize health according to the couple’s needs. She will recommend necessary supplements, dietary modifications, herbs, and/or homeopathic remedies. She also provides education to patients on how to correctly track their reproductive cycles to determine ovulation dates in order to optimize their chances of conception. She may also recommend acupuncture to balance energy flow to the hormonal system.
Using TBM (Total Body Modification) Dr. Kim will ascertain the alignment of the pelvis and perform gentle adjustments to realign if required. In certain cases, BHRT (Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy) may be proposed to help patients optimize their chances of getting pregnant and to help them maintain their pregnancy.
Pre–Conception Programs and Healthcare
Naturopathic Doctor, Kim Townsend, strongly believes in cleansing the body prior to conception in order to promote the viability of the egg and sperm, and ensure a nutrient rich environment where the fetus will thrive. She is passionate about pre-conception healthcare as the benefits for couples suffering from infertility and for those planning to conceive are numerous.
The time leading up to pregnancy, particularly the 3 months previous are significant as this is the length of time it takes a sperm to develop and completely mature, as well as an egg to complete the cycle from an immature follicle to its release into the Fallopian tube. At the Townsend Naturopathic Clinic, Dr. Kim takes time to educate her clients on cleansing their bodies in order to reduce the amount of toxins accumulated over a life time. Dr. Kim may prescribe a detoxification program to help rid the body of stored toxins and she may suggest dietary changes to alkalize the body and stimulate the release of the more acidic toxins. Research has conclusively shown that couples who commit to this cleansing program have fewer complications during pregnancy and a greater opportunity to give their newborn a clean start, both while expecting and after birth.