Pregnant and pain free, the month before IVF

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Why treating both partners makes for quicker and healthier pregnancies. A success story. 

Let me first start by saying that the key to a healthy pregnancy is, a healthy egg, a healthy sperm and a healthy uterus (and body). So when I get to treat all three, it almost always leads to my best success stories :)

Susan and Chris started seeing me after TTC unsuccessfully for over 2 years. In that time they had suffered 2 early miscarriages and were scheduled to do an IVF cycle in 3 months’ time.  We started by working with Susan on her type 2 diabetes with diet, lifestyle, and supplements, and I focused the weekly acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine on improving her menstrual cycles and egg quality. Meanwhile, Chris came in to see me as well with a very interesting case. Chris' biggest motivators for coming in were, chronic intense facial pain from a sinus surgery 6 years ago that hadn’t healed properly, as well as a hole, created from a wisdom tooth surgery gone wrong that had been swollen and filled with mucus chronically.  Although he had normal semen parameters, he was happy to work on improving sperm health (to go from good to great) at the same time. For Chris, I did Low level laser therapy along with acupuncture, focusing on both his facial complaints and sperm quality.

2-month update:
Chris: The constant scar pain that had caused him to feel like he had been punched in the face was now 90% gone. Despite a small set back with a cold, the hole from the wisdom tooth extraction was no longer swollen and blocked.

Susan: Was preparing for her IVF cycle the following month. Her last menstrual cycle was less painful and had less clotting.

3-month update:
Pregnant naturally, the cycle before starting IVF stimulation medications!

Chris: Sinus scar pain completely gone. Wisdom tooth hole still no longer swollen or blocked.

Current update:
Susan and Chris are now well into their second trimester with a healthy baby.