The Role of Hormones and Infertility

Hormones play a critical role in fertility. However, hormones can become imbalanced due to a variety of reasons, making it difficult to become pregnant. Some people might think IVF is the solution, but the hormone imbalance needs to be corrected before the body is ready to conceive and carry a pregnancy to full term. 

There are several hormones that are involved in the reproductive process, these include the Follicle-Stimulating Hormone (FSH), Luteinizing Hormone (LH), and the estradiol and progesterone hormones, as well as others. 

FSH hormones stimulate the growth of ovarian follicles, LH hormones trigger ovulation and release of a mature egg from the ovary, and estradiol and progesterone hormones regulate the menstrual cycle. 

Other hormones that play a role in fertility include thyroid hormones, prolactin (produced by the pituitary gland), stress hormones, and testosterone. Insulin resistance and imbalances in glucose levels can also lead to hormonal dysfunction. 

If any of these hormones are too high or too low, it can cause dysfunction within the reproductive system (as all as affecting ovarian function) and therefore, make it very difficult to become pregnant.

At Road to Fertility, our goal is to find and address the root cause of what’s causing your hormonal imbalance and create a customized fertility treatment plan based on your body’s specific needs.


What Causes a Hormonal Imbalance?

Hormone imbalances can be caused by a variety of factors, including (but not limited to):

  • 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?

There are many factors that can potentially impact your ability to conceive (including a hormonal imbalance). Take our fertility quiz to learn more and meet with a Road to Fertility specialist.

Potential Signs and Symptoms of a Hormonal Imbalance

Below are several symptoms that could occur in someone with a hormonal imbalance. Some people present with just a few symptoms, while others might experience several.

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 that can occur and cause infertility. Sometimes these conditions and/or symptoms can cause hormone levels that are too high or too low.

  • 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

In order to treat infertility, we first need to identify the underlying health condition that is occurring and causing the infertility. Once that issue is identified, treatment can begin.

Road to Fertility has helped many couples start and continue to build their families.

"We were shocked to realize that they had found 22 eggs that could be used for the fertilization process."

Road to Fertility has helped many couples start and continue to build their families.

"After working with Dr. Yuabova, we discovered my thyroid was sluggish and leading to fertility issues."

Road to Fertility has helped many couples start and continue to build their families.

"I'm now 8 months pregnant because the treatment worked so well."

Get Hormonal Imbalance and Infertility Treatment at Road to Fertility

Road to Fertility approaches infertility by combining functional medicine with quantum diagnostics, which are turned into healing energies. All of our treatments are natural and the body is the guide. If the body is having a difficult time becoming pregnant, there is a specific underlying issue that first should be addressed. Once that issue is resolved, then the body can be ready to become pregnant.

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Holistic Fertility Program

Road to Fertility offers a holistic fertility restoration program, addressing not just infertility, but whole-body health. Each treatment regime is very different, but fits perfectly to a patient and their needs. Whether your goal is to conceive naturally or to increase your chances of IVF success, we can prepare your body for those next steps and support you through a healthy pregnancy. While the specifics of each program are tailored to each patient, we follow a 4-step framework: discover, remove, replace, and regulate.

Step 1


During a very specific diagnostic process, we are looking for sources of deregulation, inflammatory markers, and other reasons you are having difficulty conceiving or carrying.

Step 2


Once we have identified the source of your problems, we will remove whatever toxins are preventing you from raching optimal health.

Step 3


To address any gaps in your health, we can supplement with nutrition, minerals, herbs, and other therapies.

Step 4


Following consistent treatment, we are able to regulate your hormones and balance the body, ultimately intreosing your chances of conceiving and of a healthy pregnancy.

Meet Dr. Marina Yuabova
DNP, APRN, BC, Naturopathic Doctor

What To Expect with Our Concierge Medicine

During Your Initial Consultation

During your initial consultation, Dr. Yuabova will listen to your concerns, conduct a medical history, and perform a whole-body energy scan with your consent.

Dr. Yuabova’s goal is to find and address the root cause of the problem.  She uses innovative functional medicine testing and diagnostic methods, and can customize a fertility treatment plan based on your body’s specific needs.

As mentioned, any time a person has difficulty becoming pregnant, it is a symptom of an underlying issue. This is why it’s crucial to find and address the underlying issue, which can then potentially enable you to become pregnant.

Treatment is different for every person and specific to your particular findings.

During Your Follow-Up Appointments

Your treatment plan will be unique to you and will include a variety of approaches, including nutritional therapy (oral or IV), neural therapy, herbs, minerals, peptides, coaching and education, and more. Ongoing support is also provided to ensure you’re implementing the treatment plan correctly. Dr. Yuabova and her team will check in with you every 2 to 4 weeks.

Most functional reproductive medicine treatment programs last anywhere from 4 to 6 months but can be longer depending on your specific situation and needs.

Do Appointments Have to Be In Person?

Our patients have the option of choosing between telehealth appointments or in-person appointments at our Boca Raton, FL location. This includes both the initial consultation and any follow-up appointments. When blood work is needed, we’ll send you to a nearby functional lab that can conduct the bloodwork.


Functional Infertility Treatment with Road to Fertility

Road to Fertility specializes in functional medicine for infertility, helping patients achieve peak health and sustainable wellness. For patients who value individualized care and natural fertility treatments that work in harmony with your body, we hope you find a home for healing at Road to Fertility.

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 suspect you might have a hormonal imbalance, or if you have had a difficult time conceiving, contact us today for an evaluation. We can also perform virtual appointments when needed.
Which hormones are typically tested in a fertility evaluation?
If a hormonal imbalance is suspected, several hormones might be tested to determine their levels in your body, including the Follicle-Stimulating Hormone (FSH), Luteinizing Hormone (LH), estradiol, progesterone, prolactin, various thyroid hormones, and testosterone. This is done through bloodwork at a nearby functional lab.
What types of fertility treatments do you offer?
Our approach to infertility is to address the underlying health issue(s) that are occurring and therefore, making it difficult for you to become pregnant. We take a functional, whole-body health approach to your treatment.
How long does it take to address hormonal imbalances and achieve pregnancy through fertility treatments?
The exact timeframe will depend on how long it takes to treat the underlying issue leading to your infertility – whether that’s a hormonal imbalance or another type of issue. Most functional reproductive medicine treatment programs last anywhere from 4 to 6 months, but some can be longer depending on the needs of the client.
Are fertility treatments covered by my insurance?
This will depend on your specific insurance provider. The cost of your functional reproductive medicine treatment plan will depend on your underlying health issues. Please contact us to receive an estimate of services.
What are your office hours?
At Road to Fertility, we provide concierge medicine. We schedule appointments, both virtually and in person. Most appointments are between 10 am and 5 pm EST, Monday to Friday.