3-Month Fertility Prep Program
Why 3 months?
A viable healthy pregnancy starts with a healthy egg. For an egg to mature properly, it takes 90 days. The 3-month preparation time is necessary for the success of conception and a healthy pregnancy. Depending on each woman’s age, constitution, general health and diet and nutritional status, some may require more time to prepare, others may require less. During the 3-month prep period, our treatment goal is to help our patients balance hormones and regulate the menstrual cycle, improve the environment for follicular growth and better egg quality.
Is the program right for me?
Our program is catered for women who are trying to conceive naturally, but may be taking long to conceive, women who are planning for their first IVF/IUI cycle, and those who haven’t responded well to their previous IVF/IUI cycles, that also includes women who suffer from recurrent pregnancy loss. If you have the following conditions and diagnosis, you will benefit from our program
Diminished ovarian reserve, poor egg quality
Low AMH, high FSH
Thin uterine lining
Male factor infertility
What to Expect?
Our program consists of acupuncture, diet and lifestyle counseling, herbal medicine, nutritional supplements, and LED light therapy.
On the first visit, our fertility acupuncture specialist will conduct a comprehensive review of your fertility diagnosis, medical treatment, lab results, signs and symptoms of menstrual cycles, BBT chart and overall health history. She will take time to counsel you on diet, nutrition and lifestyle. Based on the clinical information gathered and through the process of Chinese Medicine diagnosis, a customized treatment plan will be prescribed and explained in detail. Treatment will be modified according to the progress you make throughout the program. Follow up acupuncture treatment typically requires 1-2 sessions a week, depending on the findings at the initial evaluation.
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“ I went to see Dr. Vivian after not ovulating or having a period for over 18 months. Within 2 months of seeing her I ovulated (after failing to ovulate on Clomid and metformin); 4 months after treatment with her (and third time ovulating), I got pregnant! I am now 6 months carrying a healthy baby girl. I am 100% sure that without Dr. Vivian I would not have the biggest blessing on the way. ”
-Elizabeth N. (35 years old)
“Dr. Vivian is a Miracle worker! I had severe endometriosis, and 2 failed IVF cycles when Dr. Vivian started treating me. She gave me hope that I could still get pregnant naturally. I was skeptical, but I figured it could only help my chances for the next IVF cycle. After a few months of treatment, some diet and lifestyle changes, I got pregnant naturally! And it was right before I was about to attempt another IVF cycle! I am 5 months pregnant now and I am still in shock! I am so grateful to her for making this possible! I wish I had met her and started working with her sooner! I am still getting treatments with her during the pregnancy, and so far everything is going well! I feel so blessed to have received her help and expertise!”
-Arlette P (35 years old)
“ I am beyond blessed and fortunate to have met Dr. Vivian and be treated by her. I started seeing Dr. Vivian after I was told I would not be able to conceive due to diminished ovarian reserve. I’ll never forget the way we met. I cried to her and she patiently listened to me and took her time with me. She gave me hope and I believed in her. I took her advice, changed my diet, exercised and took my herbal tea. I saw her every week, sometimes twice a week for 2 months. I always looked forward to my appointments with her. Needless to say, I got pregnant 3 months after seeing her. To say I was surprised is an understatement. She was the first person (other than my husband) I called when I found out I was pregnant. She is the reason why my dream came true. She is not only amazing at what she does, but she is also kind, compassionate, patient and caring. She is not a miracle worker but acupuncture does help and you have to do your part. I am forever grateful that we met and that she was a part of this journey with me. “
-Jordana J. (37 years old)
“ Dr. Vivian treated both me and my husband. Our experience with her was nothing short of magical. We came to her after a few people recommended her for assistance with fertility. She started our sessions by learning everything about our health and daily activities and treated us individually and as a couple, in ways we did not expect. She made recommendations for food and drink, temperature and footwear, and she also treated us with herbs, acupuncture and a moxa stick.. We felt very safe in her care and were able to trust the process quickly and easily. Between health issues with my husband and myself, we had not been able to become pregnant over 2 years of trying. After about a month of working with Dr. Vivian and implementing her recommendations, we became pregnant and are incredibly grateful to her for that. I certainly recommend her for fertility issues, but I really believe in her process and would recommend her to anyone with any recurring health issues. ”
-Kate L (34 years old)
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“At the age of 40, 18 months after our first child was born, my husband and I decided to continue growing our family. To our surprise, we got pregnant right away, but it turned out to be an ectopic pregnancy. I went to see two fertility doctors for evaluation and was told by both that my egg reserve was very low and my egg quality was very poor. In addition, my tubes were swollen and full of liquid, which was creating a toxic environment. I was recommended surgery to remove one of my tubes. After more tests, both doctors recommended I use an egg donor. I took some time to digest the very difficult news and try to figure out what I really wanted. In the meantime, I missed two consecutive periods. I have always been a big believer in natural medicine, so I decided to do some research on acupuncture treatment for fertility. I came across Dr. Vivian, and as I was reading her reviews, I felt hope and motivation to go see her. From the very first consultation, she was so kind and eager to help us get to the root cause of what was going on. She first recommended that I completely change my diet and added acupuncture treatment focused on reducing inflammation and improving egg quality. At the same time, she referred me to a new fertility doctor to check hormone levels to find out the reason for missed periods. My hormone test results were devastating, my FSH was 85, at a level of perimenopause, and my ovaries were shut down and not working. I shared the results with Dr. Vivian, and she was very concerned but willing to help me improve my condition at all possibilities. So I started my acupuncture journey with Dr. Vivian, who was always so patient with me and very informative about each step of the process. No matter how many messages I sent to her, she was always quick to respond. After a few sessions, a new lifestyle, supplements and following Dr. Vivian’s directions diligently, I started getting my period every two months. And then, all of a sudden, I had two consecutive period cycles! After 5 months seeing Dr.Vivian, I was so excited about the progress that I decided to repeat my hormone test. To my fertility doctor’s and my surprise, I had improved so much that she told me to continue with everything that I had been doing. I went from having 1-2 eggs to 5-6 eggs.!! A month later, we received the amazing news that we were pregnant again (Naturally!) Everything looks really good and I don’t even need progesterone supplement as would normally be prescribed for my age. I will forever be grateful to Dr. Vivian for all her help, guidance, and motivation, for not giving up on me. I believe she was godsend. It’s a miracle!!”
– Maria M (40 years old)
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