My name is Louise, I am a 42 year old health professional who has done shift work for over 20 years. My husband and I first conceived when I was 39 years old and delivered a beautiful baby girl.
When my daughter turned 1 we decided to start trying to conceive again. After 9 months of trying with no success we decided to look into our fertility. We made an appointment with Fertility Associates who told me that my eggs were old, of poor quality, and that I would probably stop ovulating within a year or so if I hadn’t already. I was commenced on clomifine and had 6 cycles with 1 chemical pregnancy what didn’t last long, before the specialist told us that it was of no use. They were of the opinion that the only way for us to conceive was through egg donation and IVF. They allowed us to try clomifine for another 3 months until we had decided what we were going to do. Both my husband and I were devastated.
While looking through their information book at the egg donation and IVF section, I came across a paragraph about acupuncture and how it is used during IVF implantation. I did a bit of research and found that acupuncture could help with fertility. So I decided to give acupuncture a go.
I commenced acupuncture twice a week and found it to be very relaxing. I even fell asleep on more than one occasion during my treatment. But what I didn’t expect was the physiological changes I noticed in my body which indicated improved blood flow to my uterus. Blood flow significantly reduces as you near menopause. As we age our bodies determine the uterus to be a non-essential organ, reducing blood flow which in turn affects fertility. During the last clomifine cycle and after 3 months of acupuncture my husband and I conceived.
We are currently 22 week pregnant and both myself and the baby are in great health. I am convinced that acupuncture played a vital role in our ability to conceive without any further medical intervention. Both Vitalis and Roberta are empathetic, highly qualified professionals who make time to listen and advise as required. I can’t thank them enough for all their support and ongoing treatment.