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Fertility Doctor Columbus, Ohio

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You’re Not Alone. Let Us Walk Through It With You.

We know that the nature of reproductive issues presents significant emotional and physical challenges. Being submerged in the world of infertility can often leave women or couples feeling overwhelmed and helpless, not knowing where to start and where to focus their time and energy. Thankfully, your search for educated answers has resulted in finding a fertility doctor who can help guide you.

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Natural Fertility Treatments: Functional Medicine Begins Where Conventional Falls Short

We are mothers. We are physicians. And our shared goal is to dive deeper than conventional medicine and holistically explore the root cause of your personalized fertility challenges. Your family doctor and established OBGYN specialist have built lasting rapport with you over the years, but there simply isn’t enough time to go around. That’s where we can assist.

As a team of certified fertility specialists, we walk together to unveil all potential avenues to increase your pregnancy success through a functional medicine approach. Our team has established a bouquet of holistic fertility treatments, each designed to directly address your greatest concerns in a comprehensible and comfortable manner.

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Here's How We Can Help

Growing up, we assumed once we decided to be a mom, we would be pregnant within a few months. However, too many times, this fairytale story is untrue. You may feel as though you have no control over the outcome, but a thorough fertility treatment plan can give us more control than we think.

We cannot promise you a pregnancy, but we can promise optimization of your hormones and egg quality. We can promise a sense of control which can alleviate anxiety. We can promise we will support you every step of the way.

Pregnancy can be a source of both joy and anxiety. For some of us, the experience of a miscarriage is one that we will never forget. We can’t shake the sensation of guilt, even though we know it’s not our fault. Our team offers unexplained recurrent miscarriage treatments to help gain a better understanding of the factors at play and gain biological clarity.

We cannot guarantee working with us will prevent loss, but we will provide you with a sense of control during this time. We will accompany you, explaining health issues that can impact fertility and employing the best solutions unique to your circumstance, including genetic screening, lifestyle changes, and, if necessary, medications.

Ovulation occurs when our symphony of hormones works together to create a seamless, harmonious cycle. However, it is not always so simple. You may struggle with endometriosis or PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome), which are estrogen-dominant diagnoses. You may have irregular cycles or none at all, making it harder to conceive.

So often our only choice of irregular period treatment is birth control, but what if you want to get to the root cause of your irregular cycles? We will walk through natural ovulation disorder treatment options including diet, movement, supplements and, at times, pharmaceuticals.

It is possible to optimize your fertility before you are actively trying to conceive. We will review labwork and diet formulating a personalized plan to optimize your fertile years. Your plan will be all-encompassing and will include diet, movement, stress management, hormone balance, nutraceuticals and/or pharmaceutical regimens.

Nutrition throughout pregnancy is vital, perhaps more so than at any other point in our lives. Dr. Marguerite Weston, Angie Scala, NP, and the rest of our functional wellness team will cater this plan to meet the needs of your lifestyle, ensuring it is simple enough to sustain but thorough enough to be effective.

What Affects Fertility?

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Hormone Balancing

Our natural hormone milieu is a beautiful song that plays through each day and changes every week of our cycleIt is both resilient and fragile, deserving of respectWe use a comprehensive approach to hormones looking not only at estrogen and progesterone balance, but also thyroid, cortisol, DHEA and testosterone.

Stress Management

Stress Management

Too often we do not recognize stress in ourselves, yet our body feels itIt presents itself in different ways and may “protect” us from further stress by inhibiting pregnancy. We are able to observe your cortisol pattern throughout the day and study your adrenal function in order to optimize your stress response.

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Nutrition Planning

Nutrition is one of the most underserved areas of medicine. We use energy (ATP) for every single reaction in our body and every reaction requires a vitamin or mineral. Unfortunately, when we are low on these vitamins or minerals our body conserves energy which makes it challenging to conceive. We optimize micro and macronutrients to support your body’s specific needs for successful conception.

Toxin Mitigation

As mentioned, we use energy (ATP) for every single reaction in our body — and every reaction can be blocked by a toxin or heavy metal. Unfortunately, when we are not making ATP our body conserves energy, and conception is hinderedToxins can also directly affect our hormones by blocking them or acting like our hormones causing an imbalance.

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Inflammation

Anti-inflammatory diets have been shown to improve fertility rates as well as sperm quality. There are many sources of inflammation within our body, each of which can be addressed in its own unique wayWe will walk with you to uncover areas of concern and how we can slowly reduce your inflammation using diet, motion and, in some cases, medications. 

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Gut Health

Our gut biome is pivotal for every system in our bodyMost importantly, it modulates our immune systemAutoimmune disorders are on the rise and conception is challenging when our immune system is overstimulatedOur gut health is also intricately related to the absorption of nutrients, detoxification and hormone balance. We help strike the right balance of good bacteria while minimizing the bad. 

Dr. Marguerite Weston: From Family Medicine, To Family Planning

“I have seen the emotion in the eyes of patients who have been trying to conceive — and it is heartbreakingIt is not acceptable to allow patients to forge this journey alone. We are here to walk alongside families in order to create a personalized approach to fertility and allow an element of control in an area where no control is felt.”

Meet Dr. Weston

Functional Medicine Expert, Dr. Marguerite Weston
Angie Scala, holistic fertility treatment specialist in Columbus Ohio

Angie Scala, NP: Your Holistic Fertility Specialist

“I’ve walked on both sides of this journey — as a patient eager to finally have a positive pregnancy test, and as a provider, eager to discover ways to optimize your fertility and achieve your family planning goals. That’s where my passion began for functional fertility, to not only help myself as a fertility patient but also to help many others on their own fertility journey.”

Meet Angie Scala, NP

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The topic of fertility services and pregnancy can be both exciting and stressful. And we understand that this period of time can be a vulnerable one. We are here to bring combine our real-world experiences as mothers with our world-class training as physicians to bring to life a program that helps you achieve your ultimate goals.

 

We invite you to get in touch with our incredible team today!

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