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.
Thank you again for your support. You are one of a kind and will be greatly missed here in Vancouver. You do remarkable work and your compassion, patience and warm heart are a blessing during a very emotional and stressful time. You practice what you preach and are an example of how taking time for you with self-care (I loved your class!) and also being so brave to share your fertility journey publicly has certainly helped to calm our incredible storm. I am so lucky to have met you. Thank you for helping to give me the confidence to proceed! (The confidence to share my story one day will come too…ha ha). – K.
Yesterday’s appointment sure did the trick. We were making our way home and decided to come to the grey nuns as my contractions were coming on strong and were 3 min apart. We were admitted at 4:30 and he was born at 5:10 pm! It was crazy fast considering I left the appointment at 3:30. Thank you for all of your help Catherine!