Over a year ago I experienced a devastating miscarriage at almost 19 weeks. After months of testing to see if there was a reason behind the loss I was told nothing was wrong, these things happen and I was finally cleared to try to get pregnant again. In my gut, though, I didn't feel that I had healed and I was terrified that I would experience another loss if I did get pregnant.
The following story was written by a couple who were experiencing infertility problems. She had been diagnosed with PCOS and her husband had poor sperm motility. They had visited multiple specialists and were told that they needed medical help to achieve a pregnancy.
Here is a quick synopsis of what she writes about:
414 Basal Body Temperature's Recorded
10 Acupuncture Sessions
2 Positive Home Pregnancy Tests
1 Strong Heart Beat
It has been almost three months since I started seeing Lorne after trying for almost a year to conceive. I seemed healthy and yet I felt helpless and perplexed about my fertility. I’m a decent age (32), maintain a healthy weight, eat nutritiously and enjoy wine occasionally, exercise and sleep generously, and have a wonderful husband of seven years -- all I could think was "why am I not pregnant like so many women I know right now?" Since then I have transitioned to feeling empowered, energetic, and positive in my ability to conceive and am enjoying life even more.
A Miracle Child
I was 40 years with a high risk of preeclampsia when I first met Dr Ryan Funk. But my story begins at age 38, when we decided to have our first child. I conceived in the first month of trying so I was surprised to have trouble falling pregnant again – even at a “mature” age. After five months of trying, I went online to do some research and I was mortified to learn about the massive decline of fertility after age 35. Perhaps I was in denial about my age but I just did not believe that it was impossible to have another baby – particularly after my first was so easy.
After two failed pregnancies resulting in miscarriages and no answers as to why, I could not help but to feel discouraged and alone. I blamed myself for what happened and would cry myself to sleep thinking that my dream of motherhood would never be fulfilled. I remember walking into Ryan's office feeling depressed and thinking: is this really going to work? But at that point I told myself that it won't hurt to try!
I came to see Dr. Ryan Funk to complement the IVF cycle I was doing through Genesis Fertility Clinic. I was 30 years old and had a diagnosis of poly-cystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) since my early twenties. My PCOS caused me to be anovulatory, have irregular periods, and be overweight. After I was married at the age of 26, we had tried to achieve pregnancy.