Success Stories: Fertility

Natural Fertility – No IVF Needed

A 39 year old woman came to us for help with fertility concurrent with plans to begin IVF. She and her husband had been trying to conceive for four years, but she had experienced two miscarriages at 7 and 9 weeks respectively. At the time of her initial consultation, she was in the ovulation tracking phase of IVF. Her AMH levels were good, and all of her tests were normal, though her husband had poor sperm morphology. She was experiencing some anxiety as a result of her experiences. We began weekly treatments for both her and her husband using acupuncture, moxibustion, and herbs. He was treated for sperm morphology, and she was treated to improve circulation to the uterus and strengthen her body’s ability to hold a pregnancy. She fell pregnant naturally within a few weeks of beginning treatment–without the use of IVF. We treated her weekly through her first trimester. She is now in the early days of her second trimester and scans are showing a healthy baby.

Natural Fertility – Mystifying the Doctors

A 34 year old mother of two came to us after trying to conceive a third child for 6 months. She had used the contraceptive pill for 2 years after giving birth to her second child, and her periods had not resumed to a normal schedule after discontinuing its use. She had used IVF assistance for ovulation induction and been able to fall pregnant, but she had miscarried three times, each at 4 weeks. We treated her weekly to restore her period and promote fertility. After 5 weeks of treatment, her period resumed. She decided to begin IVF and continued with weekly acupuncture treatment. Two months into her treatment, she took the pill for 10 days to prepare for IVF. When her period did not come at the end of the 10 days, she discovered that she had fallen pregnant naturally. She experienced some spotting at 7-8 weeks gestation which stopped after 2 weeks. Scans have shown a normal and healthy pregnancy to date. She is now in her second trimester. Specialists are still surprised as they did not think that she would be able to fall pregnant naturally due to her very irregular period.

Endometriosis isn’t the end to your fertility

A 36 year old woman with a history of stage 2-3 endometriosis came to us for natural fertility treatment after trying to conceive for close to 2 years. She had consulted an IVF specialist, and all tests came back with normal results. We commenced treatment with acupuncture, herbs, and moxibustion to improve and normalize her blood circulation, especially to her uterus. Within one month of treatment, she had fallen pregnant naturally. We continued to treat her to preserve the pregnancy, but the fetus was not viable, and she miscarried at 9 weeks. She continued to come for treatment, and in three months’ time, she fell pregnant again. This time, her body and the baby were stronger, and she was able to carry the baby to term. She and her partner decided to try for a second child, and 10 months after her first child was born, she conceived again. She continued treatment through her second pregnancy and gave birth to another healthy child.

Ending frequent miscarriages and getting the baby you want

A 32 year old mother-of-one came to us for help after having a large number of miscarriages in close succession. She had no problem falling pregnant, but at the time of the initial consult, she had experienced 5 miscarriages in the past year alone with others in the year previous. There was no known reason for this problem. We treated her weekly with acupuncture, herbs, and moxibustion to strengthen her body’s ability to hold a pregnancy. We advised that she receive treatment for three months before attempting to fall pregnant again as this is the normal time it takes to create a good egg; however, she fell pregnant within the first two weeks of acupuncture treatment. She came weekly for treatment during her first trimester, and we focused heavily on maintaining her pregnancy. Treatment was successful, and she is now approaching her third trimester without any complications.

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