Who may be interested?

  • Any couple planning to start or grow their family
  • Appointments are booked individually for each partner for the initial visit but may be booked together as a pair once individual assessments are complete

What can we provide?

  • Support for maintaining a healthy pregnancy or issues conceiving due to subfertility or infertility
  • Subfertility: couples initially struggling to conceive due to metabolic issues, emotional or physical stress, ovulatory issues, sperm function or production, or lifestyle and environmental factors. There is a delay in conception, but there is still a chance of pregnancy
  • Primary Infertility: has no history of pregnancy and is unable to conceive after trying for a year or longer. There may be a low chance of becoming pregnant without support
  • Secondary Infertility: has had one or more pregnancies in the past, but is currently having difficulties conceiving.
  • Nutrition, exercise, and lifestyle medicine are foundational to the program. Acupuncture is often used to improve pregnancy success. Lab work and functional testing may be indicated to obtain a clear understanding of your health.

When is a good time?

  • Couples planning on becoming pregnant in the near future, struggling to conceive, or working with a fertility clinic to improve their chances of pregnancy

Where are appointments held:

  • Appointments can be held in office at HealthSpan or virtually via secure video calls

Why book as a couple?

  • It takes two to make a baby, so we believe having a holistic program that supports both partners in the process is the best model of care
  • Around 12-15% of couples experience infertility in Canada
  • In one-third of infertile couples, the problem is with the man.
  • In one-third of infertile couples, the problem is with the woman.
  • In one-third of infertile couples, the problem can’t be identified or is with both the man and woman.

Program Structure:

  • A 75-minute initial visit with Dr. Nicole and Dr. Tyler consists of a complete health history and any physical examination that may be indicated. Appropriate lab work or functional testing may be ordered to provide insight into your case.
  • At the end of your first visit the assessment of your case and initial recommendations will be provided
  • Follow-ups may be booked as a pair once individual assessments have been completed.
  • Generally, appointments are booked every 2-4 weeks until the patient is comfortable with treatment recommendations and positive changes have been shown.

Couples can continue to follow-up as needed once pregnant for support