I think when us guys hear the words “fertility issue,” we tend to look for ways to fix what’s broken. My wife and I have been through the grinder and every test conceivable (<-yeah it’s a pun) for Western medicine. There was no easy fix for what was quickly starting to look like an “infertile couple.” Our last option was surrogacy but we still needed healthy eggs from my wife and good sperm from me to proceed. We asked around about what we could do to increase our chances of having success with creating healthy embryos.
Acupuncture was mentioned a few times so we gave it a whirl. It really was the best advice anyone gave us. We went for a few months of treatment and, in tandem with a fertility clinic, created several healthy embryos as a result. We now have a little girl that has just turned one. We can’t thank Alda and the rest of the team enough for helping us. They can truly make a difference.
Lastly, I encourage all couples to BOTH go for acupuncture. So often I see women at the fertility clinic on their own. I think it’s important for both partners to be there and go through the experience together.
Christina, it’s hard to believe but wonderful to be on this end of the journey with you. Thank you for being on this path with me from the beginning – you don’t know how much your support has meant. It has been such a lesson for me believing in a dream even when there were no outward signs. Thanks for being a source of positivity, hope, and humour (plus a shoulder to occasionally cry on). I hope you remember me throughout your career as a reminder to help someone hold hope for having a child. Much love and gratitude -N.L.