Dr. Krumbeck specializes in naturopathic fertility treatment and has hundreds of hours of advanced training to help you achieve your goal of having a healthy pregnancy.
At Montana Whole Health we have comprehensive preconception care that is individualized and tailored to your health concerns and your time frame. We work with both partners to improve your chance at pregnancy.
The first step in fertility management is uncovering the underlying cause of infertility. We typically recommend extensive labwork to screen for common problems which can affect fertility: thyroid issues including autoimmune “silent” thyroiditis, iron deficiency, rheumatological diseases, autoimmune issues, missed celiac disease, poor ovarian count, hormonal abnormalities, undiagnosed infections and more. We also offer testing for genetic issues like MTHFR. These labs provide critical knowledge for women who have suffered recurrent miscarriages or who have a long history of failing to conceive.
We also review menstrual charts, imaging work (ultrasounds and hysterosalpingograms / HSG), temperature charts, timing of positive OPK tests and more. We thoroughly review your full medical history to look for signs of other issues.
The first phase of our treatment plan is to optimize nutrition, environment and emotional health. The second phase of our treatment plan occurs after reviewing labs, and is completely customized to your needs. We typically use a combination of natural herbs, supplements, specific dietary interventions and timing of intercourse to improve your odds of conception. In many cases we ask couples to take a temporary “break” from trying to conceive for 1-3 months while we help your body heal.
For male partners we recommend completing a semen analysis with Northwest Cryobank before scheduling a visit at Montana Whole Health. Remember that there is a difference between “normal” and “optimal” sperm counts; in fact, sperm counts have been dropping over time – what was considered normal in the 21st century would have been considered infertile 75 years ago! Men may also complete basic screening bloodwork to check for signs of hormone deficiencies, metabolic issues or inflammation, the most common causes of male infertility.
Naturopathic medicine can also improve the odds of conception for patients using IVF or IUI to achieve pregnancy. Contrary to what many medical providers may tell their patients, there is a vast depth of research into the use of natural substances (herbs or supplements) to improve both ovarian quality and sperm count, quality, and motility.
At Montana Whole Health we provide support for women using IVF or IUI to achieve pregnancy. Using natural methods with IVF and IUI can increase the chance of successful conception and maintenance of your pregnancy. We will work with both partners to reduce stress, optimize health and search for overlooked fertility factors.