IUI + acupuncture = success!

“Like so many ‘older’ couples today, we had trouble conceiving (and carrying) a child. After 4 years of fertility treatments, and before our last round of artificial insemination, our fertility doctor told us that he thought that the only way we were going to have a successful pregnancy was through egg donor–IVF just wasn’t going to work for us since I had such a low egg count. We were devastated, to say the least! With one AI treatment left, I decided to search for an acupuncturist. I had so many friends and family say how well acupuncture worked for them. I found Hongji and she changed our lives forever! After our first consultation, I knew I was in good hands. We had only 3 weeks prior to our next (and last) insemination. Hongji told me that she usually likes 3 months of acupuncture treatment before we would see any real results.

Well, after 3 weeks of 2 treatments/week, I went in for my pre-insemination ultra-sound to check out my eggs. I couldn’t believe what I saw! There were more eggs and bigger eggs than I had ever seen in an ultra-sound. Even the nurse conducting the appointment was impressed. After several weeks, I went in for my pregnancy test. We were pregnant! We have the most beautiful little boy! There is no question in my mind, under Hongji’s care, we were able to have a healthy baby.” —Leanne L.

Treated for: infertility, IUI