Quite simply, Dr. Ryan Funk pulled me out of a sea of despair. In March, 2010, I was 12 weeks into the first trimester; my world was full of hopes and dreams. After a routine ultrasound, we were told there was no heartbeat. I couldn't believe this was happening again! This was my third miscarriage. I felt like I was caught in an emotional storm; I had to deal with these feelings, carry on with daily life, work, while trying to figure out what to do next. I knew in my heart that I wanted to try again but I was afraid that something would go wrong again.
Through a friend, I found out about Acubalance Wellness Centre and the amazing approach that Dr. Ryan Funk took towards helping women in my situation. I can still recall meeting him for the first time and the postive, upbeat manner in which he extracted all of the information about my miscarriages. His underlying message was to nourish the soil before you plant the seed so his focus would be in adjusting my body chemistry and preparing it for the next pregnancy. From that point on, Ryan suggested I make adjustments to my diet, provided tips on maintaining a healthy mental and emotional state, and other techniques to help me feel relaxed and energized. Each appointment felt like a building block, where each piece was set firmly into place. With each passing week, I felt calm, healthy, fresh, and my confidence grew and grew. In the process I lost 30 lbs.
I believe that beyond making lifestyle changes, the manner in which a medical practioner communicates with you can make all of the difference. I always felt that Ryan picked up exactly where we left off in the previous appointment. He also had an uncanny sense of knowing where I was emotionally and provided real life stories that made me feel like I wasn't the only person who was going through this or had been through this journey before. One of Ryan's greatest skills is making you feel special and that your issues are of the greatest importance. No matter what question or concern I raised, he always responded with several options and solutions, so I always had a plan when I left the clinic.
I'm happy to say that in October, 2011, I gave birth to a beautiful, healthy, baby girl. There are no amount of words that can express how grateful and appreciative my husband and I are of Ryan's guidance and expertise. For anyone who is dealing with anything like what I've been through, you will find answers and hope at Acubalance. I know that my family will be forever grateful. Ryan, from the bottom of my heart, thank you so much for everything that you did for me and your support!