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Fertility Optimizing

Fertility Optimizing

Fertility Optimizing services offered in Clarksville, TN

Deciding to have a baby is an exciting time but may become increasingly stressful if you can’t conceive. At The Apathecary Natural Health Center in Clarksville, Tennessee, Dr. Anthony Apa, PharmD, CFMP, can help with fertility optimizing. Dr. Apa uses hormone testing and cycle mapping to help women achieve menstrual regularity and improved fertility. To benefit from his expertise in fertility optimizing, call The Apathecary Natural Health Center or book an appointment online today.

Fertility Optimizing Q&A

What is fertility optimizing?

Good health and fertility make it much easier for you to conceive when you start trying for a baby. However, many people struggle to conceive because their fertility isn’t optimal.

Fertility optimizing at The Apathecary Natural Health Center helps to boost your chances of conception using natural substances and therapies alongside lifestyle changes.

What might fertility optimizing involve?

Dr. Apa’s fertility optimizing programs begin with a comprehensive evaluation. This involves a discussion of your lifestyle and health background and various lab tests. Testing can discover problems like hormone imbalances and nutrient deficiencies that could reduce fertility. 

Treatments that may arise from this assessment include:


Weight changes

Carrying too little or too much body fat is a common cause of fertility problems. Larger women may have too much estrogen (a female sex hormone) in their system, while an underweight woman’s menstrual cycle may stop.


Dietary changes

Modern diets often lack essential vitamins and minerals, and when you’re hoping to conceive, it’s important to have enough fat and carbohydrates in your system for healthy fetal growth. Dr. Apa can help by recommending a diet and supplements for vitamin and mineral deficiencies.



Any heavy metals, chemicals, or fumes you touch or breathe in can affect your fertility. Detoxification herbs help your liver and kidneys get rid of these toxins.


Quitting smoking

Quitting smoking is vital for conception and you and your baby’s health. Nicotine and other toxins in cigarettes reduce blood flow to your uterus and the placenta, resulting in potential implantation issues and miscarriage.



Regular, moderate exercise is highly beneficial for health and fertility. Dr. Apa typically recommends you get active three to five times a week, but it’s also important not to do too much.

What fertility optimizing products are available?

You could benefit from herbal medicines and dietary supplements to improve your fertility.

The herbs and supplements Dr. Apa recommends help to build a healthy uterine lining, reduce inflammation, and prepare you for IVF (in vitro fertilization). They can also help with menstrual cycle problems affecting fertility, such as imbalances in your basal body temperature chart.

Supplements Dr. Apa might recommend after your fertility optimizing consultation include:

  • Prenatal vitamins and minerals
  • Essential fatty acids
  • Probiotics for better digestion
  • Vitamin D
  • B vitamins
  • Coenzyme Q10 antioxidants

Dr. Apa helps women achieve menstrual regularity through hormone testing and cycle mapping. He also helps men improve their sperm quality.

To learn how fertility optimizing could help you start a family, call The Apathecary Natural Health Center or book an appointment online today.