Laying the foundation for a healthy pregnancy starts long before the conception process. Getting your body into an optimal state that supports pregnancy can reduce challenges to conception and ensure that your little one has a healthy environment to develop throughout your pregnancy.
With Functional Medicine, we have a strong preventative focus and we ideally want to work with our patients – both men and women – on their health goals prior to or in the early stages of their preconception planning. Not to say we do not work with those who are already in their conception journey and may already be pregnant, but it is often times easier to avoid frustration if we start before preconception.
There are four main environments that affect fertility potential that can be addressed during the care of our Functional Medicine services:
If you are interested in booking a Functional Medicine appointment with us, keep reading for what you should expect.
Preconception Planning topics that your Functional Medicine physician will likely discuss with you:
About Kristen Halland, DC
Dr. Kristen Halland leads the Functional Medicine & Clinical Nutritional team at Aligned Modern Health’s Wheaton location. Dr. Halland’s goal is to help people feel their best and live life fully – by using natural treatment options first and always seeking the root cause of the health issue. She graduated from Palmer College (Davenport) as a Chiropractic Physician in 2010 and pursued a second board certification and Diplomat in Acupuncture, First Line Therapy certifications, and extensive continuing education in integrative nutrition and functional medicine. Dr. Halland has enjoyed what she calls an eclectic career, including partnering with local Dietetics schools as a rotation site for R.D. students, teaching Human Anatomy / Cadaver Lab at local nursing colleges and lecturing on continuing education topics to other healthcare providers.
If you’re looking for more health tips or have questions about food sensitivities or gut health, schedule a free consultation below with our Functional Medicine and Clinical Nutrition team today!