Fertility Specialist

Pacific Coast Integrative Health

Caitlin Fanning, N.D.

Naturopathic Doctor & Functional Medicine located in Santa Cruz, CA

Are you thinking about getting pregnant, or have you been trying to get pregnant, but haven’t been successful? If so, schedule a consultation for fertility support and treatment with Caitlyn Fanning, ND, at Pacific Coast Integrative Health, located in Santa Cruz, California. Dr. Fanning offers naturopathic therapies to help you get pregnant, no matter your struggle. To get started, reach out online or over the phone today.

Fertility Q & A

What is fertility support and treatment?

At Pacific Coast Integrative Health, Caitlyn Fanning, ND, offers fertility support and treatment to couples who want to conceive. Fertility support and treatment facilitates numerous fertility goals, including:

  • Preparing the body for pregnancy
  • A healthy pregnancy and birth
  • Infertility solutions

No matter where you are in your pregnancy journey, Dr. Fanning is ready to assist you.

Why might I be struggling to get pregnant?

Couples can struggle to get pregnant for countless reasons. These include:

  • Adrenal fatigue
  • Missing periods (amenorrhea) or irregular periods (metrorrhagia)
  • Endometriosis
  • Estrogen dominance or deficiency
  • Frequent miscarriages
  • Heavy menstrual bleeding (menorrhagia)
  • High follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH)
  • Immune-related fertility issues
  • Low anti-mullerian hormone (AMH)
  • Menstrual pain (dysmenorrhea)
  • Obesity or low body weight
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Ovulation disorders
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)

You may also struggle because of poor egg health, low progesterone, thyroid issues, uterine thyroids, or low sperm count, low sperm motility, or unusual sperm morphology (shape). 

How do fertility services work?

Dr. Fanning curates your fertility services to your unique goals and needs using cutting-edge holistic medicine. She approaches your care methodically, step-by-step. Depending on your background, she may start you at any of the following steps:

Preconception care

Did you know that the best time to prepare for a pregnancy is one year before you want to conceive? Preconception starts during this time, and it prepares you for pregnancy by helping you and your partner achieve optimal health. 

With your health at its best, the greater you’re more likely to carry a healthy pregnancy and baby. During preconception care, Dr. Fanning strives to:

  • Balance your hormones
  • Reduce your overall body toxicity
  • Optimize your weight and nutrition

By addressing these aspects of you and your partner’s health, you improve both egg and sperm quality.

Conception/fertility care

Whether you’ve been trying to get pregnant for just a few months or for multiple years, Dr. Fanning can increase your odds of getting pregnant with naturopathic conception/fertility care.

When you go into Pacific Coast Integrative Health for this type of care, Dr. Fanning begins by getting to know more about you and your partner. She performs a comprehensive evaluation that includes cycle charting, ovulation timing, and testing for:

  • Healthy hormone levels
  • Inflammatory and immune reactions
  • Environmental exposures

After she considers every possible impediment to your getting pregnant, Dr. Fanning creates an action plan to help you overcome those obstacles. 

Fertility action plans typically include detailed guidelines for diet and lifestyle modifications as well as prescriptions for nutritional supplements and/or herbal medicines that optimize fertility.

IVF/IUI support

If you’re receiving IVF (in vitro fertilization) or IUI (intrauterine insemination) treatments, you can still benefit from naturopathy. To help increase your odds of getting pregnant and remaining healthy, Dr. Fanning offers supplemental holistic treatments.

If you want to get pregnant, optimize your chances of conceiving and receive holistic pregnancy support at Pacific Coast Integrative Health. To schedule a complimentary 15-minute consultation with Dr. Fanning, call the practice, or reach out via the online booking tool today.