Kate Naumes, ND
"Naturopathic Intervention for Female-Associated Infertility and Use of the Midwives Model of Care"
Infertility affects as many as 12.3% of women ages 15-44 (7.5 million women) in the United States. Many of the current treatments for infertility are costly, have low success rates, and have the potential to negatively affect short and long-term health. Research suggests a link between a variety of health conditions and subsequent infertility, including PCOS, endometriosis, advanced maternal age, body mass index, clinical and subclinical hypothyroidism, as well as poor ovarian reserve.
This presentation will provide case evidence for alternative methods for managing infertility that are effective at improving the underlying condition leading to infertility, less expensive than medical intervention, and supportive of long-term health. It will also provide an overview of the qualities of woman-centered care as it pertains to female-associated fertility, and the importance of a consistent and empowered patient/provider relationship.
Dr. Kate Naumes holds a Doctorate in Naturopathy and a Certificate in Midwifery from Bastyr University; she holds a BA in Biochemistry from Mt. Holyoke. She is a member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians and the Texas Association of Naturopathic Doctors and has been featured as a Natural Health Expert on TV programs such as ABC’s Good Morning Texas, KTXD’s ‘D’ The Broadcast, CW’s DFW CloseUp, and radio programs across the US. Dr. Naumes has run her Dallas-based women's health practice, Holistic Wellness, for the last 7 years.
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