I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of 18. Despite being diagnosed with a chronic disease, I was very healthy and had good control of my blood sugar levels. Because of this, I didn't think I'd ever have problems getting pregnant. My husband and I started trying to conceive soon after we married when I was 27. I had stopped taking the pill after 11 years of being on it. The problem I noticed as soon as I got off the pill was that I had little to no periods each month. They were light, sparse, and pretty much non-existent. I went to a fertility clinic after two years of trying with no luck. I was put on Clomid, a medication that was meant to "kick-start" ovulation because it was thought that I wasn't ovulating each month. After three rounds on Clomid and still no luck, the doctors checked my uterine lining to see how thick it was. Unfortunately, the Clomid made my lining so thin that even if I did become pregnant, it would never sustain a proper, healthy pregnancy. Besides my lining, the doctors couldn't find anything else wrong with me, stating that I was a "conundrum." I was starting to feel like I was a helpless case, medical mystery and that I was never going to conceive. To make matters worse, it seemed that everyone around me was getting pregnant at the drop of a dime. I was emotionally exhausted.
It was then that a friend told me about Acubalance. I had done acupuncture before for an issue in my back and it was successful for me so I thought I'd give it a try; I had nothing to lose. I met Emilie in October and I knew right away that she was the answer I was looking for. From the start, she put me at ease. I just knew that if I relaxed and let Emilie do what she does best, my time at Acubalance would be a positive experience. I started seeing Emilie once a week and made sure that I took the herbs she prescribed me. I enjoyed our visits and always felt so much more positive and happy when I left the clinic. After one month of weekly treatments, I had my uterine lining levels checked and they had thickened significantly! Even though they were still not quite thick enough for pregnancy, I was thrilled because I knew that we were finally on the right path.
As I continued to see Emilie, my uterine levels kept rising each month and I started to feel like a heavy weight was lifting off my shoulders. For the first time in a long time, I thought it was possible for me to become pregnant. Emilie had a way of listening to any worries I had with a kind and patient ear. By the third month of seeing Emilie, just after New Years, I had the surprise of a lifetime - I was pregnant!! I was absolutely ecstatic, I just couldn't believe it happened in three months after so long of trying. I've continued to see Emilie once a week during my first trimester. I didn't have any symptoms whatsoever, no nausea, vomiting, headaches, etc. and I truly believe it is because of Emilie and her miraculous skills.
I am now well into my second trimester and I continue to see Emilie once a month. Acubalance has been and continues to be a wonderful journey for me. Thank you, Emilie, for keeping me calm, giving my husband and I hope, and helping us create a little miracle. I highly recommend Emilie to every single person I talk to. I just can't say enough good things about her and the Acubalance team.
We'll be sure to come back when we plan to have baby #2!!