Infertility

Pregnant Naturally at 40 after Trying to Conceive for 5 Years

Thoughts on my 40th Birthday…

I am a reproductive acupuncturist who has had reproductive challenges. I often find it hard to answer the question when someone asks how long we had been trying. Fertility as it turns out, at least for us, was not a straight line and had so many layers - beyond what I could have imagined going in. Of course as a practitioner, I know those layers: blood flow, egg quality, sperm quality, stress, diet, vitamins, supplements, etc., but in real life it is not always that easy or direct. I suppose in total maybe we “tried” for 5 years.

Natural Pregnancy with PCOS

I was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) in early 2012. This was no surprise to me as I had experienced many of the symptoms for years from the age of 16 on: trouble with weight loss, hormonal acne, severe PMS, insomnia, high stress levels, irregular periods (no period at all for 9 months and 6 months at a time), severe emotional inconsistency, constant mood swings and mild depression to name a few.

 

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