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My husband and I had been trying to conceive for over four years

I had never been pregnant and my husband and I had been trying to conceive for over four years. After trying on our own (using a fertility thermometer to check for ovulation), we had no luck. At age 36, I began to worry. After blood work on day 3 and day 21 of my cycle, it was confirmed that I did not ovulate. My fallopian tubes were checked for blockage, but everything was clear. It was then that my GYN recommended that we move to the next...

I've wanted to be a parent for as long as I can remember.

I've wanted to be a parent for as long as I can remember and I'm finally in the right place and in the right relationship. I know a whole lot about fertility because I provided sexual health counseling for years. I taught women how to check their cervical mucous, chart their cycles, and take their temperatures. I knew signs and symptoms of pregnancy and had done hundreds of pregnancy tests for others. I had no reason to believe that I wouldn'...

I attended the UBC Fertility clinic

After two years of struggling with infertility, recording my temperature daily, taking vitamins... and basically doing what every book I read told me to do, I attended the UBC Fertility clinic. They sent me for tests to check my tubes for blockage. My husband's sperm count was fine and my tubes were clear, which was good, but still no results. The next steps would have been more invasive and with low success rates, so we had pretty much...

I thought I would get pregnant immediately

When my husband and I first started trying for a baby, I thought I would get pregnant immediately. After all, everything in my life had worked on a schedule and I believed that pregnancy would be no different. After three months of "trying", I started to get a bit concerned and began charting my cycles and taking my basal body temperature every morning. Turns out my cycles were very regular and I ovulated the same time every month. After a...

History of Ectopic Pregnancies

I first saw Lorne at the Acubalance Wellness Centre on February 23rd, 2004. After a couple of ectopic pregnancies, my OB/GYN had recommended that I go to see a fallopian tube specialist at UBC: Dr. Tim Rowe. I was nervous to go to the Infertility Clinic, and had read that acupuncture sometimes helped couples that had difficulty achieving a viable pregnancy.

Pregnant at age 39 - naturally

I wanted to share my good news with you!! In less than two months (due date Dec 10th, 2004), we will be expecting our new baby!! I am 38, soon to be 39 years old. I am very thankful for the acupuncture, Chinese herb tea, and advice that I received from Lorne Brown. I came into Acubalance last January to "tweak" my body into optimal fertility! Through acupuncture and the herbal tea, I know my body was enhanced for receiving our pregnancy.

A natural gift for healing

I know acupuncturists. I have suffered from three cancers, chronic fatigue syndrome, and IVF treatments. For five years of my life, I lived on and off in Los Angles to receive acupuncture from one of the best. When I came back to Vancouver, I hopped back and forth from different acupuncturists, but no one had the “it” factor. Then I found Raeghan. Raeghan’s treatments were the best since L.A. She knows how to find your Chi (energy). Beyond...

Thank you for helping us become pregnant

Darryl and I just wanted to write to you and say “thank you” for helping us become pregnant with our little miracle. From the time I wrote you, Lorne, and spoke to you on the phone, I felt that we were in good hands. During our first consult with the IVF clinic, we were told that due to my ovarian cysts and my husband’s male factor issues, our chances weren’t good. I needed to get those cysts removed before we would be allowed into the...

Close to the end of the second trimester of pregnancy!

We are now getting close to the end of the second trimester of pregnancy and want to reflect on the experiences leading up to our positive result. As you know, this was our 4th IVF cycle and only during the last cycle did we see you for acupuncture treatment.