Natural Approaches for Infertility

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Anyone can be challenged to have a family. No matter what race, religion, sexuality or economic status you are, infertility doesn’t discriminate.

Because you’ll never know how badly you want something until you are told that it may not be possible.

Together, we can change how others view infertility. It begins with being part of a national movement, National Infertility Awareness Week®. This week unites millions of Americans who want to remove the stigmas and barriers that stand in the way of building families.

NIAW begins April 22 – 28, 2018. Take the pledge to #flipthescript

Source: https://infertilityawareness.org/

 

jillThis week we are featuring Dr. Jill Zackrisson and her practice, Dignitas Health, in Richmond, Virginia.

A little about her . . .

She grew up in Charlottesville, Virginia, and attended The College of William & Mary for undergraduate studies in Biology.  She received her medical degree from VCU School of Medicine, and went on to complete residency training in Family Medicine at Lancaster General Hospital in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, earning an area of concentration in Obstetrics.  After graduating from residency, she completed a fellowship program in Obstetrics in Asheville, North Carolina.

Her passion . . . 

Her passion for helping women with fertility issues led her to pursue additional training in NaProTechnology (Natural Procreative Technology), offering her patients a more restorative and individualized approach to women’s health and fertility.  She served on the faculty of Virginia Commonwealth University St. Francis Family Medicine Residency program in Richmond, and practiced full-spectrum women’s health, Obstetrics and NaProTechnology prior to founding and opening Dignitas Health in 2016.

More than your typical MD . . . 

Her offerings go beyond the realm of primary care.  Dr. Zackrisson’s goal is to investigate and correct underlying causes, rather than just treating symptoms. This restorative approach mentioned above, NaProTechnology (Natural Procreative Technology), is also often abbreviated as ‘NaPro’.  NaPro is an individualized and detailed approach to evaluating and treating a myriad of health problems that women commonly encounter, such as:

  • Infertility
  • Miscarriage
  • Irregular or heavy cycles
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)
  • Hormonal abnormalities
  • Menstrual cramps
  • Postpartum depression

 

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To find out more about Dr. Jill Zackrisson and her practice, you can visit her website here.

 

Published by Dr. Cora T Huitt

Cora T. Huitt, PT, DPT, BCB-PMD ~Thirty seven years of clinical practice, specializing in women's health for fifteen years. ~BS Degree in Allied Health Professions, Ohio State University, '72. ~Master of Arts in College Teaching (MACT) focus in Physical Therapy & Therapeutic Exercise, University of North Carolina, '76. ~ Doctorate of Physical Therapy, Alabama State University, 2010 ~Attended multiple courses offered in Women's Health Physical Therapy, including Pelvic 1, 2, 3 Course in Women's Health Section APTA. ~Member of VPTA and APTA, Women's Health Section. ~BCIA-PMDB Biofeedback- Pelvic Muscle Dysfunction Biofeedback. ~Certified Pilates instructor, ProHealth. ~Affiliate member of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. ~Member of International Continence Society. ~Member of National Vulvodynia Association. ~Adjunct Clinical Faculty for student affiliation at multiple universities. ~Director of APTA Women's Health Residency since 2007, credentialed in 2008. (only other residency at Duke Unviersity)

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