Feeling Fertile: 4 Mindset Shifts to Enhance IVF Success

Fertility, Guelph Fertility Clinic, Fertility Acupuncture, Naturopathic Doctor Fertility, Well Conceived Fertility

In this article, we explore how our mindset informs our physiology when it comes to hormone health, fertility, and our emotional experience. Plan Your Pre-Season Just as it takes three months for the body to complete an egg’s development before ovulation, it takes the same amount of time for the eggs that will be retrieved for IVF to be cultivated, and to respond to the medications that will be used to increase the number of eggs retrieved. Similarly, it takes three months to prepare sperm in the male reproductive system. During this three month preconception season, both eggs and sperm are sensitive to the quality of your diet and the level of stress you’re both under. Just as athletes prepare … Read More

Introducing Courtney Clayson-Russell

  Courtney Clayson-Russell is a recent graduate from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto, ON. With a focus on the treating the whole body, Courtney aims to help her patients create a balanced lifestyle in addition to using other modalities, including nutrition, supplementation, botanical medicine, acupuncture, and physical therapy. Courtney has taken additional training in fertility, facial rejuvenation acupuncture, and sports medicine. She is also a certified naturopathic birth doula. After completing her Masters Degree in Integrative Biology (MSc), with a focus in Botany from Wilfrid Laurier University, Courtney learned the true power of natural medicines.  She decided to deepen her understanding of these medicines by continuing her education at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. With a strong background … Read More

Birth Prep with Christa VanderVelde

“Don’t get an epidural, it’s bad for you AND your baby!” “Don’t try to be a “hero”, natural childbirth is agony!” “Are you sure you want a water birth/hospital birth/homebirth?” ….   You get the idea! It comes from all directions. We hear it from great aunties at family Easter celebrations, blogs, youtube videos, facebook ads, (it’s like they know you’re pregnant before you do… hello organic diaper ads). Sometimes that absolutely information overload can leave you feeling even more confused and wondering if there really ever was a time you were happy sobbing on the bathroom floor holding a pregnancy test! Birth – broken down I see you beautiful mamas! I see your fear, your overwhelm and your secret … Read More

What Does a Holistic Nutritionist Do?

Holistic Nutritionist Guelph

We are delighted to introduce you to Naomi Higenbottam, Holistic Nutritionist & Registered Nurse and the newest member of the Two Rivers Health integrative fertility & family care team. What is Holistic Nutrition? A Holistic Nutritionist is a health practitioner who has taken the Certified Nutritional Practitioner (CNP) training at one of the recognized schools in Ontario offering this unique training. Holistic Nutritionists can help you identify and manage nutritional deficiencies, reduce inflammation, heal the digestive system, optimize the body for pregnancy and nourish your baby as he or she develops in utero. We are thrilled to welcome Naomi who also brings her training and experience as a public health nurse whose practice focused on prenatal and postnatal health for mothers … Read More

What Is Cosmetic Acupuncture?

Cosmetic Acupuncture is making headlines for good reason. This health-promoting treatment comes complete with beauty benefits. As featured on CTV’s The Social and The Loop, Cosmetic Acupuncture offers a modern take on traditional Chinese medicine style acupuncture with the sweet bonus of reduced wrinkles, restored rosy glow and real relaxation. The Facial With Benefits Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture is a specialized technique originally developed by Manhattan-based acupuncturist Virginia Doran, LAc. With many actors, models and celebrities as clients, she developed a system to support them putting their best face forward on stage and camera, while also supporting their health and wellbeing. I studied with Virginia Doran at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, and have been a certified provider of Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture for … Read More

Welcoming Fertility, Pregnancy & Women’s Health Acupuncturist Sara Hodgkinson, RAc

Guelph Acupuncture Fertility

We are delighted to welcome Sara Hodgkinson, Registered Acupuncturist to the fertility & women’s health care team at Two Rivers Health. Meet Sara Hodgkinson, RAc Sara is a registered acupuncturist with 10 years of experience as a practitioner of acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine. Specializing in women’s health, Sara aims to bring harmony to your menstrual cycle, assist in fertility treatments, and offer care and support before, during and after pregnancy and labour. Fertility to Fourth Trimester We are very excited that she will be helping us provide for the growing demand for fertility & pregnancy acupuncture services in our Well Conceived Fertility program, and that you’ll have the benefit of her care and expertise throughout your pregnancy, birth preparation … Read More

Registered Massage Therapist Wanted to Join Our Team

Massage Therapist Position Available Guelph

If you’re a self-motivated RMT looking for a positive multidisciplinary environment and dream practice location, we could be a great fit! Two Rivers Health is an integrative family clinic situated in the beautifully restored Forsythe-Heburn building in Guelph, just steps from Guelph General Hospital and nestled amongst the desirable Two Rivers, St. James’ Park and Downtown Guelph neighbourhoods. Our growing client needs demand additional RMT care to complete our team. Imagine coming in to work in a welcoming and inspiring environment where you and your clients feel right at home. Award-winning architectural design features include spacious treatment rooms, high ceilings, plenty of natural light throughout the clinic, original hardwood and new laminate flooring throughout the clinic. The clinic is fully wheelchair … Read More