Welcome to Stories of Hope: True tales of life, love, and perseverance from the Yes, You Can Get Pregnant community. Because we’re on the fertility journey together.
I first met Alison when she was 41. She had been on her fertility journey for four years. Her first pregnancy happened quite easily and naturally- but she lost that pregnancy at 10 weeks. She then went on to experience two solid years of unsuccessful assisted reproductive techniques- a total of two IUI’s and six IVF’s. Over that time she had two more miscarriages and still no baby. Through all of this she was also seeing a fertility acupuncturist, had taken herbs, tried all sorts of supplements and changed her diet. Nothing was working.
After the 4th unsuccessful IVF she sought out a reproductive endocrinologist who specializes in autoimmune fertility challenges. Alison met another woman in the waiting room of this doctor’s office who told her about me.
When she came to me she told me, “I am exasperated and broken. Please help me.” She admitted to me she really didn’t want to be at my office. She didn’t have much hope left. But something told her she should work with me.
As i did the initial intake with Alison, it was revealed that she had a long history of skin conditions, digestive issues, fatigue, inability to lose weight, joint pain, depression and seasonal allergies. She was an obvious autoimmune case and I was glad she was working with an autoimmune fertility doctor and that she made her way to me. From what I could tell, the general dietary and supplement changes that had been recommended to her by her previous acupuncturist wasn’t specific enough- she was only 80% gluten and dairy free and still consuming many inflammatory foods. Even more, she wasn’t eating enough fertility-boosting foods, and she was using a host of hormonally disruptive skincare products. I immediately put her on the Body Belief eating and lifestyle plan so we could get her hormones balanced. I also requested her most recent blood work with her doctors so I could be certain she had all the tests she needed to get and stay pregnant.
After just three months of working with me and following my protocol, Alison had lost 8 pounds, her skin issues cleared up, her digestion was working smoothly, her seasonal allergies weren’t bothering her at all, her joints felt less achey, and her overall demeanor had shifted- she was more at ease and hopeful. She was using tapping (EFT) on a daily basis, journaling and focusing on all the ways her beautiful body supports her. She told me one day, “I feel like a new person.”
By the next month, I felt her body and mind were ready to do another IVF transfer (Allison and her husband still had one frozen embryo left to transfer). A few weeks after the transfer, Allison got a positive pregnancy test. She was following my protocol to a tee along with the autoimmune protocol given to her by her fertility doctor (but keep in mind she did two previous transfers following her doctors autoimmune protocol and those transfers were unsuccessful). Of course we had a ways to go to get past those previous miscarriages. Allison diligently followed her protocols and we sailed through that first trimester. Just 13 months after my first meeting with Allison she gave birth to a gorgeous and healthy baby boy.
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