infertility Success Stories

Pregnant at 45 with high FSH and short luteal phase

When I was 44, I decided to give conception one last try. I had no children. I had tried before and survived pregnancy losses. Because of my age and history, medical science gave me little hope of success. But for me the word “no” is more of a challenge to action than a point of defeat.

I traveled a long road...

My infertility nightmare started almost three years ago when my husband and I started trying to conceive. I was 36 at the time. After seven months, I became pregnant but unfortunately lost the pregnancy at six weeks. The months following my miscarriage are a very black time in my life. I grieved our loss and became increasingly depressed due to our inability to conceive and maintain a pregnancy.

Pregnant Naturally at 41

Dear Lorne and Trevor,

It's been a couple of months since I last came to see you for acupuncture treatment so I thought you might like to know that there's been a good-news development for me: about two weeks after my last treatment in mid-July, I found out I was pregnant! I'm now at about 11 weeks and am -- somewhat anxiously! -- awaiting the results of my CVS test done this week. So far, everything seems to have been going well and...

Try Try Again...it Worked !

Three years ago, I underwent IVF/ICSI to conceive our first baby. I had heard that trying acupuncture and herbs while undergoing fertility treatment could be really beneficial. Happily, our first try was successful and we had a beautiful baby girl! When we moved to Vancouver, we decided to try for Baby Number 2. This time, I went to Acubalance for acupuncture and herbs -- and the IVF/ICSI treatment went well... my lining was good, hormone...

Male Factor

We were initially referred to Acubalance through the UBC Centre for Reproductive Health. Our diagnosis was male factor infertility. Our doctor from UBC suggested that we pair the IVF/ICSI cycle with acupuncture. At this time, we also started my husband on two supplements (Fertilaid for Men and FrequenSea). Over a six month period, we noticed a very significant increase in the sperm morphology, motility, and count. We had two unsuccessful IVF...

After a year of trying medical infertility treatments

I have seen Raeghan for treatments for my infertility issues for a year after a year of trying medical infertility treatments and doing a full year of continuing intense medical infertility treatments. Her treatments and attention have made a tremendous difference in my acceptance and coping with infertility. Without Raeghan’s treatments once per week, my coping mechanisms would have likely failed me during this trying time.

In September 2002, I had a miscarriage.

In September 2002, I had a miscarriage. Following the D&C, my periods were very irregular - although I had struggled with irregular periods for years. I could go as much as four or five months without a period. I wanted to get pregnant again but was having difficulty with my fertility - and was also suffering from chronic hemorrhoids and yeast infections. I made a decision to try Chinese medicine and acupuncture and hooked up with Lorne...

My husband and I struggled with unexplained infertility

For more than three years, my husband and I struggled with unexplained infertility. We underwent every available medical test and turned to a series of increasingly drastic fertility treatments. When IVF and two subsequent cryogenic cycles failed, we began to wonder if we would ever be blessed with children of our own. Then I heard about acupuncture as a potential option.

At the age of 43 I was told that both my tubes were blocked.

At the age of 43, I was told that both my tubes were blocked. After much discussion my partner, a doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and I opted to try in vitro fertilization. We also decided to see Lorne Brown in order to maximize my chances of a successful outcome. At the ultrasound when they were retrieving the follicles, I was told that my follicle count was too low, and that because of my age, that count would only get worse, so it...

Rollercoaster ride of excitement, anticipation, depression, and disappointment

For one and a half years, I have lived on a roller coaster ride of excitement, anticipation, depression, and disappointment. This is how long it took my husband and I to get pregnant. We were charting, timing, measuring, researching and talking about getting pregnant to the point where we were no longer making love - we were "making baby." Our life was consumed with trying to get pregnant - I was becoming emotionally and physically drained....

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