A place to grow...Our mission is to provide compassionate integrated health care to women and families with emphasis on caring for the whole person, in a nurturing environment that promotes wellness for our patients, staff, and community.
At Fertile Ground, the journey to fertility is the art of combining natural medicine with healthy lifestyle choices, and sometimes assisted reproductive technologies, that will not only promote physical healing, but that of mind and spirit as well.
Treatments are comprehensive and include acupuncture, herbal prescriptions, diet and lifestyle counseling, and helping patients make sense of western lab work and test results.
Acupuncture can maintain a healthy pregnancy and help with many of the discomforts of pregnancy including:
Nausea and morning sickness
Muscular aches and pains including low back and carpal tunnel pain
Anxiety and stress relief
Acupuncture has an effect on the hypothalamus and the pituitary glands that are responsible for making the hormones oxytocin and prolactin needed for adequate breast milk production. One or two consecutive treatments are all it takes to increase supply. Patients receive acupuncture and rest for about thirty minutes, followed by oxtocin releasing acupressure and are then sent home with a warm plate of our homemade lactation cookies. Plan for a one hour treatment for acupuncture or two hours with lactation consult with baby with Cecily, our certified lactation consultant and acupuncturist.
Eighty-seven percent of our patients see an increase in milk supply within 24 hours of treatment.
Cecily specializes in gynecological health and can help with such conditions as: