Fertility & Pregnancy
At Two Rivers Health, we’re passionate about helping you conceive the healthy baby of your dreams.
Working collaboratively with your fertility clinic or other care providers of your choice, we’ll help you ensure your fertility care plan includes a truly comprehensive assessment and individualized treatment to restore your optimal fertility potential. We’ve been thrilled to help many couples achieve their dream of becoming parents or expanding their families.
When you arrive, you can expect a warm, private and supportive space to get support on your fertility journey. Two Rivers Health is a premiere integrative fertility clinic in Guelph, Ontario, with telemedicine and professional fertility coaching available across the province.
Our team shares a passion for helping you optimize your fertility success, as well as your pregnancy and child’s future health.
Built from the latest fertility research and insights from a decade of clinical experience, Dr. Elizabeth Cherevaty created the Well Conceived Fertility program to provides women and couples with evidence based treatment and support to increase their chances of conceiving by up to 80%. The Fertility Empowerment Program helps you build your most fertile foundations, break through obstacles to pregnancy and bring your best self to your journey into parenthood.
Whether you’re planning for natural conception, IUI or IVF, the fertility care team at Two Rivers Health is ready to help you prepare for a healthy pregnancy so that you can bring your baby home. It’s our mission to help as many families as we can to raise up the next generation in vibrant wellness. Epigenetic research shows that this mission begins with enhancing both partners’ health, before conception. As a member of our program, you’ll meet with your practitioner weekly while in active care so that you’ll feel supported and your treatment plan can be completely responsive to your needs and any changes as they arise, in real time. IVF transfer-day acupuncture is also available at our office or at your fertility clinic.
When you register for one of our online programs, you’ll also have valuable real-time access to exclusive expert support throughout your program. Wondering what to eat or how to exercise during the 2 week wait? Want to know if your home pregnancy test is really positive? Need to double check your dose of something you’re taking? We won’t let your questions go unanswered! We understand that people with fertility challenges experience high levels of stress and isolation. One of the most valuable aspects of Two Rivers Health team’s approach to health care is our sense of community. We intend to build a thriving, supportive community and would love to have you on board. Our clients are proactive, health-focused, caring people who want to maximize their health because they know this will boost their fertility as well as the health of their future child. Contact us to ask any questions or book an appointment with one of our naturopathic fertility experts to get started.
Helping You Get Pregnant
As you and your situation are unique, we recommend starting your journey right where you’re at, with a complimentary Conception Confidence Call. On the call, we’ll help you get clarity about the steps needed to achieve healthy pregnancy and find out if it’s a good fit for working together. Simply click here to book a time, and we will be looking forward to connecting with you in the near future.
When your fertility journey begins with us at Two Rivers, we’ll first make a complete and comprehensive assessment with both you and your partner, so that you’ll get the most specific guidance available as to “why” things haven’t been going as successfully or quickly as you’d like, and the right solutions for you. Our work together complements your treatment plan with your fertility clinic or specialist. Once we have all the information and lab work in place, we’ll guide you through your individualized WellConceived Fertility care plan so you’ll have a clear sense of exactly what to expect. If possible, please bring these reports with you to your Initial Consultation. We will discuss your goals and experiences and get you started with the most important first steps.
Because we’re interested in addressing the root causes of any fertility concerns and blocks you may be facing, we take a unique approach to both assessment and treatment. We’ve formulated a customized online program with evidence-based lifestyle keys to optimizing both female and male fertility success. Visits with your fertility Naturopath and/or Acupuncturist will be scheduled to provide specific treatment or adjustments to your plan, help you work through any individual concerns as they arise, and respond to changes in your cycle or in your fertility clinic’s protocol, in real time.
The Well Conceived Pillars of Fertility need to be strengthened to optimize fertility. We will address nutritional, detoxification, emotional and intergenerational influences on fertility and ensure you are getting the most support possible through your integrative and medical care plans.
Recommendations may include additional testing with your medical doctor or through our office. At your second visit, we’ll complete your assessment and recommendations and get you settled into your treatment plan for the next couple of cycles. Most couples can expect to plan for at least 3 months of preconception and fertility care to see the real transformation needed in their fertility results.
Each time you get your period (or each month), book a naturopathic visit to review your progress, symptoms from your cycle, and make adjustments to your treatment plan or acupuncture program accordingly.
If acupuncture is part of your treatment plan, treatments are given 1-2 times per week, supporting the optimal functions of each stage of your cycle, for 12-16 weeks for optimum results. We usually book acupuncture close to a woman’s cycle day 3, 10, 17 & 24, reflecting key physiological and hormonal events we want to cultivate at those times.
For men requiring acupuncture treatment for fertility concerns including sperm quality and libido, sessions are typically once per week for 12-16 weeks or until symptoms are resolved.
For more information about how we help support your fertility success, please contact us or book in a Conception Confidence Call. We welcome your questions and the opportunity to help you create the family and life you desire.
A Child’s Health Begins Before Conception
You’re ready to start a family, and you’ve heard there are certain things you can do to enhance your fertility and make it easier to get pregnant. You want to boost your fertility and ease the stress that can come with trying to conceive.
The research is clear: the health status of both parents in the months prior to conception influences both their fertility and the future health potential of their child. That’s because the moment the sperm fertilizes the egg, your child’s DNA health blueprint is created: 50% from the mother and 50% from the father. The DNA inside the egg and sperm is sensitive to the respective health status of the mother- and father-to-be during the 3-4 months of development that these cells go through before they fuse at conception. Because your nutrition, toxin exposure and stress levels can influence the integrity of the DNA in your eggs or sperm, your healthy lifestyle choices are a valuable investment in your child’s future wellbeing – even before he or she is conceived. We’ll teach you and your partner how to create a fertility-friendly lifestyle so you can optimize your fertility and give your best to your baby.
From your positive pregnancy test, we’ll be by your side to support you in your healthiest possible pregnancy and birth experience. Our Prenatal Program includes a naturopathic visit once per trimester, treatment for any symptoms of concern, including nausea and morning sickness, pain or discomfort, anxiety or emotional concerns, nutrition questions and more. Our naturopathic doctors are experienced with pregnancy care and bring you the most current evidence and compassionate support to help you make your treatment choices and take utmost care of your self during pregnancy. Our popular Integrative Prenatal Course goes beyond the conventional pregnancy and childbirth prep class information to empower you with the choices you want for the kind of birth experience you desire.
The One Hundred Days
It takes approximately 100 days for the egg (oocyte) to become mature and ready for ovulation, and for new sperm cells to develop. During this 3-4 month time frame, both eggs and sperm are very sensitive to their environment, which is created by your and your partner’s health. The field of medicine known as “epigenetics” shows us that your future baby’s genes will be influenced by your nutrition, exercise, detoxification and stress in the months prior to conception, as well as during pregnancy. Genes that are influenced in this time frame can have a significant impact on your risk for miscarriage, and even on certain aspects of your future child’s health well into his or her adulthood.
Make It Count
Going through fertility challenges, IUI or IVF can be physically and emotionally grueling. You put everything you’ve got on the line and we want to make the process easier for you and above all else, increase your chances of bringing home a healthy baby. The average IVF program costs tens of thousands of dollars and (if you’re in Ontario) only one of them is covered. Whether naturally or with IVF, each cycle gives you an opportunity to conceive.
You want to make it count.
Recognizing the importance of The 100 Days in your fertility and your child’s health potential, we implement evidence-based treatment plans to help you transform your fertility results and optimize your chances of healthy conception, whether planning for natural or assisted reproduction. We teach you how to understand your cycle and when you’re fertile. We treat both male and female fertility challenges naturally and effectively using evidence-based plans. If you’re working with a fertility clinic, we’ll work cooperatively to create an individualized plan to support success. In fact, acupuncture alone has been shown to increase IVF success rates by as much as 60%.
Whether considering IVF or natural conception, many of our clients prefer to set aside a few months to enhance their health through nutrition, detoxification, hormonal balancing, and stress reduction in order to optimize their fertility prior to trying to conceive. Naturopathic doctors are ideally qualified to support you with this kind of whole-person approach to your fertility journey. Treatment plans may include nutrition and lifestyle changes, botanical medicine, acupuncture and tools for stress reduction.
Ready to try an integrative approach to your fertility? Whether you’re planning for IVF this month, or you’d like to take a few months to work on some of your health concerns first, we support you in taking a proactive approach. Book an appointment with naturopathic fertility expert, Dr. Elizabeth Cherevaty, ND, RAc or contact us with any questions you may have.