I have a history of miscarriages, having had one miscarriage attempting to conceive my first child, then another three miscarriages attempting to conceive our second child. After the last miscarriage, we found ourselves unable to conceive for over a year (which was a needed break from the miscarriages, but we were growing desperate that we would ever be able to have a second child). Quite conservative by nature and training, I did not "buy in" entirely to the powers of acupuncture, but needed a break from the medical system and figured I had nothing to lose by trying the method.
I wanted to take the opportunity to prepare my body for conception and met Lorne Brown. Lorne taught me many things concerning fertility that I did not learn in medical school. I began charting my temperature, getting regular accupuncture, and taking the herbs provided by Lorne. To my surprise, we became pregnant in two months! I had an uneventful pregnancy despite long work hours and many call nights. We now have a happy, healthy one-year-old daughter.
“Karen, it’s a GIRL!!” Those were the first words that my husband spoke when little Rachel was born into this world. She was so new to life yet she was already so many things to us: dhe is our beautiful, healthy daughter, she is her brother’s little baby sister, she is the first girl on her maternal side in 18 years, and she is our miracle. Thanks to The Acubalance Wellness Centre, we are able to experience the miracle of giving life a second time.
Our daughter was two and was longing to have a sibling. Certainly that was our plan too but Mama Nature seemed to be hitting a stumbling block. Month after month we became more aware of our increasing ages; the warnings of dangerously easy pregnancy that we are all told at 16 no longer applied now that we were both 38.
After trying for 6 months for our 1st child, and finding out there was no obvious medical reason for not being able to conceive, my husband and I felt there would be no harm in speaking to Lorne Brown in Vancouver about Chinese medicine and acupuncture.