The Role of Hormones and Infertility

Hormones play a key role in fertility, but imbalances can impede pregnancy. Although IVF is often thought of as a solution, it is necessary to address hormone imbalances before the body is ready to conceive and sustain a pregnancy.

The reproductive process relies on several hormones, including Follicle-Stimulating Hormone (FSH), Luteinizing Hormone (LH), estradiol, and progesterone.

FSH promotes the growth of ovarian follicles, LH triggers ovulation and egg release, and estradiol and progesterone regulate the menstrual cycle.

Other hormones that impact fertility include thyroid hormones, prolactin from the pituitary gland, stress hormones, and testosterone. Hormonal dysfunction can also arise from insulin resistance and glucose imbalances.

Dysfunction in the reproductive system and ovarian function can result from hormonal imbalances, making it challenging to conceive.

Our goal at Road to Fertility is to pinpoint and treat the underlying cause of your hormonal imbalance, creating a tailored fertility treatment plan to meet your body’s specific needs.

The Role of Hormones and Infertility
Causes a Hormonal Imbalance

What Causes a Hormonal Imbalance?

Hormone imbalances can be triggered by numerous factors, such as:
  • Hormonal disorders (such as endometriosis and PCOS, also known as Polycystic Ovary Syndrome)
  • Chronic medical conditions (such as thyroid disorders and diabetes)
  • Aging
  • Poor diet and nutrition
  • Stress
  • Medications
  • Environmental toxins
  • Lack of sleep
  • Excessive exercise
  • Tumors or growths affecting hormone-producing glands

Are You Trying To Get Pregnant, But Having Difficulty?

Several factors, including hormonal imbalances, could impact your fertility. Assess your fertility status with our quiz and connect with a Road to Fertility specialist for expert assistance.

Potential Signs and Symptoms of a Hormonal Imbalance

Here are several symptoms that could suggest a hormonal imbalance. While some individuals might have just a few symptoms, others may have several.

Signs and Symptoms of a Hormonal Imbalance
  • Irregular menstrual cycles
  • Mood swings and emotional changes
  • Increased urination or thirst
  • Weight changes
  • Fatigue
  • Acne and skin issues
  • Hair loss or excessive hair growth
  • Tenderness or enlargement of breasts
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Changes in libido
  • Hot flashes and night sweats
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Changes in appetite and cravings
  • Digestive issues
  • Changes in body temperature
  • Muscle weakness or muscle aches
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Bone density changes
  • Memory problems
  • Changes in voice

Additional Conditions & Symptoms Associated with Infertility

In addition to hormonal imbalances, there are other conditions and symptoms associated with infertility. These conditions or symptoms can sometimes lead to hormone levels becoming too high or too low.
Additional Conditions & Symptoms Associated with Infertility
  • Endometriosis
  • Unexplained Infertility
  • Digestive issues
  • PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome)
  • Dryness of the vaginal area
  • Chronic issues
  • Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Irregular menstrual cycle
  • Heavy menstrual bleeding
  • Absence of ovulation
  • Insulin resistance
  • Undiagnosed thyroid dysfunctions
  • Adrenal fatigue
  • Cortisol Imbalance
  • Gut Infections
  • Vaginal infections
  • Low sperm count
  • Hormone imbalance
  • Low testosterone
Effective treatment for infertility hinges on identifying the underlying health condition causing it.

Get Hormonal Imbalance and Infertility Treatment at Road to Fertility

Road to Fertility combines functional medicine with quantum diagnostics to address infertility. Our natural treatments are guided by the body’s signals. It’s important to resolve any underlying issues before preparing the body for pregnancy.

Holistic Fertility Program

At Road to Fertility, our holistic fertility restoration program addresses both infertility and overall well-being. Each treatment plan is personalized to meet the patient’s specific needs, whether they aim for natural conception or enhanced IVF success. We follow a systematic 4-step approach: discover, remove, replace, and regulate.

Step 1


Through a meticulous diagnostic process, we aim to pinpoint sources of deregulation, inflammatory markers, and any other underlying issues affecting your ability to conceive or carry a pregnancy.

Step 2


After identifying the root cause of your problems, we'll remove any toxins that are impeding your progress toward optimal health.

Step 3


We can supplement your health by providing nutrition, minerals, herbs, and other therapies to address any gaps.

Step 4


Following regular treatment, we can regulate your hormones, achieve balance in your body, and enhance your chances of conceiving and maintaining a healthy pregnancy.

What To Expect with Our Concierge Medicine

During Your Initial Consultation

At your first appointment, Dr. Yuabova will listen attentively to your concerns, assess your medical history, and perform a whole-body energy scan with your permission.

Dr. Yuabova’s primary aim is to identify and address the root cause of your issue. She employs advanced functional medicine testing and diagnostic methods to develop a personalized fertility treatment plan tailored to your body’s specific needs.

Difficulty in conceiving often indicates an underlying problem. Hence, it’s vital to identify and address this underlying issue to increase the likelihood of a successful pregnancy.

Treatment approaches differ for each individual and are based on your unique examination results.

During Your Follow-Up Appointments

Your tailored treatment plan will incorporate a variety of strategies based on your needs, such as nutritional therapy (oral or IV), neural therapy, herbs, minerals, peptides, coaching, and education. Ongoing assistance is offered to ensure proper adherence to the plan, with regular check-ins every 2 to 4 weeks conducted by Dr. Yuabova and her team.

Functional reproductive medicine treatment programs usually last from 4 to 6 months, though they can be extended based on your situation and needs.

Do Appointments Have to Be In Person?

Patients can choose between telehealth appointments or in-person consultations at our New York site. This includes both the initial appointment and any subsequent visits. If blood work is required, we’ll direct you to a nearby functional lab for testing.


Functional Infertility Treatment with Road to Fertility

At Road to Fertility, we specialize in functional medicine for infertility, striving to assist patients in reaching their peak health and enduring wellness. If you prioritize individualized care and natural fertility treatments that synergize with your body’s needs, we encourage you to embark on the path to healing with us.

Concierge Medicine for Hormonal Imbalance and Infertility:
Frequently Asked Questions

What steps should I take if I suspect a hormonal imbalance is affecting my fertility?
If you think you might be experiencing a hormonal imbalance or have had difficulty getting pregnant, contact us today for an assessment. We’re also able to schedule virtual appointments if required.
Which hormones are typically tested in a fertility evaluation?
If there’s suspicion of a hormonal imbalance, testing might involve checking the levels of several hormones in your body, including Follicle-Stimulating Hormone (FSH), Luteinizing Hormone (LH), estradiol, progesterone, prolactin, various thyroid hormones, and testosterone. Typically, this testing is done through bloodwork at a nearby functional lab.
What types of fertility treatments do you offer in New York?
Our approach to infertility is centered on resolving the underlying health issues that are impeding your ability to conceive. We advocate for a holistic, whole-body health approach in your treatment.
How long does it take to address hormonal imbalances and achieve pregnancy through fertility treatments?
Treatment duration is determined by how quickly we can resolve the underlying issue causing your infertility, whether it’s a hormonal imbalance or another issue. Typically, functional reproductive medicine programs last from 4 to 6 months, but they may extend longer depending on the client’s needs.
Are fertility treatments covered by my insurance?
The cost of your functional reproductive medicine treatment plan will be based on your insurance provider and the nature of your underlying health issues. Contact us for an estimate of services.
What are your office hours?
At Road to Fertility, we offer concierge medicine, handling appointments for both virtual and in-person consultations. Our appointment slots are available from 10 am to 5 pm EST, Monday through Friday.