A few years ago, when trying for our first baby, we experienced two miscarriages.
Consequently, we visited a fertility clinic for some diagnostic tests. I was diagnosed with PCOS. This explained the history of my long and irregular monthly cycles. Otherwise, they found nothing else abnormal from the fertility perspective.
After some research about the benefits of fertility acupuncture, I found Dr Vitalis practice. The extensive qualifications and the fact they have been doing this for decades gave me confidence they were a good choice.
After a few months of regular treatments my reproductive cycle settled into a regular rhythm. Before I started acupuncture, my menstrual flow was really light, and it used to last 7 days.
After starting this treatment, I did observe changes. The flow became healthier – more abundant, bright red and lasted for five days. Soon after these changes I became pregnant with our son and carried him full term.
We were trying for a second baby last year. And we experienced another two miscarriages.
Because in total, I’ve been through four miscarriages, me and my husband feared something must be very wrong. Another round of diagnostic testing at another IVF clinic. This time all tests were normal. The specialist thought poor egg quality could be causing our miscarriages, because I am now 40 years old.
At this point, I was seeing a local acupuncturist closer to home. Sadly, I had another miscarriage while having acupuncture with them.
Following the success we’d seen the first time, I made the decision to swap back to Dr Vitalis. Despite the long travel, I live on the opposite end of Auckland, I started with twice weekly appointments. To my surprise within a short time I was successful and am now 20 weeks pregnant with my second child.
I had 6 pregnancies. Four of these were miscarriages. The two successful ones occurred while I had acupuncture with Dr Vitalis. I put our success down to the regular acupuncture treatment.
I enjoyed the sessions with Roberta, the personalised approach. I appreciated how well she understood my situation. I valued the additional practical fertility advice she shared.
I highly recommend fertility acupuncture and Dr Vitalis because of the noticeable benefits that I saw, including two successful pregnancies!