Womb For Growth was founded by Dr. Colleen Holland, a chiropractor and physical medicine expert with a functional medicine approach. Since 2001, she has offered effective and comprehensive perinatal and pediatric chiropractic care; helping families through their transitions of growth. She noticed that many of the challenges that mothers and babies experienced during pregnancy and post-partum had a common origin of hormonal imbalances, menstrual, and digestive irregularities. Most discouraging was that women were told this is normal.
In mainstream medicine, it seems like no matter what the ailment, women are only offered 3 options: hormones, antidepressants, and/or surgery. While these options may be appropriate at times, they are by no means a woman's only options; Nor are they always the best option. The lack of good healthcare for women and the injustice of women's suffering at the hands of ignorance and misogyny inspired Dr. Holland to shift the focus of her practice. She gradually passed the perinatal and pediatric bodywork to her capable colleagues and grew her functional reproductive practice.
Today, Dr. Holland works with clients all over the world through live, online platforms such as Skype and Zoom. She teaches women how to chart their menstrual cycles utilizing the Justisse method of fertility awareness. The information gained by diligent charting of fertile observations and basal body temperature yields extraordinary clinical and diagnostic value. Along with nutrition and lifestyle medicine, Dr. Holland relies on this valuable information to care for your unique health challenges. Colleen is an ardent supporter of reproductive freedom and empowerment for all who menstruate. She delights in helping them to achieve better periods, healthy pregnancies, and access to effective, health-compatible contraception. Whether you want to become pregnant or to avoid pregnancy, a healthy menstrual cycle is essential to your overall health.
Some of the methods used by Dr. Holland:
- Common sense nutrition and lifestyle education with support
- Cycle charting instruction and interpretation
- FAM (fertility awareness method) group classes and charting circles
- Contraceptive and pre-conceptive planning and education
- Instruction on vaginal steams and castor oil packs
- Conventional blood, urine, stool and saliva testing
- Diagnostic imaging when necessary
- Appropriate referrals to qualified practitioners as needed