Meet the Doctors
Dr. Cecily Yousaf DAOM, LAc, CNC, CLE. Doctor of Medicine, Licensed Acupuncturist, Certified Nutrition Counselor and Certified Lactation Educator
Owner of Fertile Ground Integrated Wellness Center
Specializing in Fertility, Gynecology, and Lactation
Certified Lactation Counselor
Cecily has been helping couples achieve and maintain pregnancy using a blend of Western medical knowledge and Eastern medical techniques in combination with diet, exercise and mind/body practices since 2003.
Cecily’s undergraduate degrees are in psychology and biology. While planning for a career in Western Medicine, she received acupuncture treatment for an injury. The pain she had for several months prior was completely gone after just a few treatments. After lots of research and thought, she entered school for Eastern Medicine instead. During her training, as she began to struggle with fertility, Eastern medicine helped her to conceive and carry to term two healthy, wonderful daughters.
She graduated in 2003 and has devoted the main focus of her practice to fertility. She has had advanced training in the field of gynecology, including training with Dr. Randine Lewis, author of The Infertility Cure. Her broad focus is on gynecology in general. She is skilled in treating menstrual irregularities, endometriosis, PCOS, lactation, and menopausal symptoms. She accompanies patients to IVF and IUI appointments to perform acupuncture treatments that can improve the odds of implantation. She is also skilled in using acupuncture to encourage labor and will attend and assist with labor.
A personal note from Cecily
I am honored to assist you on your journey to reclaim your fertility. My goal is to work together with you to help prepare your body for conception and pregnancy whether it is through natural medicine or a combination of natural and assisted fertility treatments.
In my practice I treat each patient as an individual whose health needs are different from the needs of others. My goal is to form a personalized, respectful and healing partnership with each patient. I strive for each patient to become empowered with knowledge and confidence and to take part in their healing process and journey to parenthood. I am looking forward to assisting you on your path to health and wellness.
Sher’s undergraduate degree is in engineering. However later in life she returned to school in search of a career change, she found it sitting in the first row of her anatomy and physiology class. She became friends with a classmate whose entire family contracted Lyme disease during a family vacation to the east coast. She was drawn to the alternative medicine methods the family used and sought the services of the allopathic MD for herself. Turns out similar symptoms she had personally experienced were diagnosed as Lyme disease as well. She was seen and treated by Dr. Nader Soliman, M.D. of Rockville, Maryland. Impressed with her treatment results, she returned to learn and train from him through his classes and hands-on training with clients.
Dr. Soliman is a leading authority in Auricular Therapy, Auricular Medicine and Complex Homeopathy. With the guidance from Dr. Soliman, Sher has learned the latest techniques in bio-energetic field allergy testing, energetic medicine, and complex homeopathy.
To find out more about Sher’s services, please visit: Aspire Health Options
Dr. Lauren Love
Chiropractor | Pre and Postal Chiropractic Care
Dr. Lauren is a second generation chiropractor who focuses on pre and postal chiropractic care. Dr. Lauren practices various gentle chiropractic techniques, including The Webster Technique, which allows her to provide gentle and specialized care for the changing spine and pelvis during pregnancy. Chiropractic can help expecting moms achieve optimal pelvic alignment as well as shorter and easier labor and delivery.
Chiropractic during pregnancy is very safe and can help with:
- Lower back pain
- Pubic bone pain
- Nausea and fatigue
- Optimal fetal positioning
Dr. Lauren is passionate about providing holistic and personalized care for each one of her patients, helping them improve their health and reach their full wellness potential. Dr. Lauren also cares for infants and kids, helping naturally care for issues like breastfeeding difficulties, torticollis, colic, reflux and ear infections.
Dr. Lauren will be available for appointments on Monday’s at Fertile Grounds.
Call 303-720-6911 to schedule.
To find out more about Dr. Love please visit www.drlaurenlove.com.
Dr. Niki Popper
Niki is a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) with over 15 years of experience working in the area of pelvic health and 9 years working in the area of TMJ. After receiving her BA in psychology from Denver University in 2004, Niki began working as a certified Pilates instructor and Wellness Coordinator for a local PT clinic where she was exposed to the specialty of pelvic health and collaborated with DPTs to establish exercise programs that were safe for women experiencing pelvic pain, incontinence, prolapse, and/or recovering from pregnancy or other pelvic procedures. This sparked her passion for the specialty and in 2013 she received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Colorado Denver Anschutz Medical Campus. As a student, Niki was the recipient of the prestigious Mary Gosnell Award for Clinical Excellence. During her clinical education experiences and for the next 12 years, Niki was mentored and employed by two leaders in the field, Dr. Lori Buxton, PT, DPT, WCS and Dawn Sandalcidi, PT, RCMT, BCB-PMD. In July 2020, Niki opened Popper PT within Fertile Ground Wellness Center.
Dr. Popper’s post-doctoral continuing education has focused primarily on pelvic health, prenatal and postpartum care. She also has advanced training in the areas of pelvic floor, bowel and bladder dysfunction (incontinence, pain, prolapse), pathology of the spine (neck and back pain), and treatment of the jaw (TMJ). She holds a Level 2 certification from Kinetacore to perform Functional Trigger Point Dry Needling. She is working towards her WCS (Women’s Clinical Specialist), the only board certification in women’s health. She has participated in numerous public speaking engagements to promote and educate other healthcare practitioners and the public about pelvic health. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and Section on Women’s Health.
Dr. Popper lives in Denver with her husband, three children (twin girls and a son) and beloved dog, Pepper Popper. She enjoys canoeing, hiking, snowboarding, cooking, indoor cycling, and Pilates.
Niki is able to treat pre-natal and post-partum concerns, pelvic pain, incontinence, prolapse, urinary and bowel dysfunction, orthopedics and TMJ.
To find out more about Niki’s services, please visit: Popper PT