In 2001, my husband and I decided we wanted to have a child. But after a year, we were still unable to conceive. I was 35 and did not want to waste any time, so we spoke with mydoctor right away. We completed a series of tests and all of the results came back normal.
My husband and I continued trying to conceive, but we still had no success. Our diagnosis of “unexplained infertility” was extremely frustrating because at least when you know a cause, you can find an answer, or you have something to battle against. I, on the other hand, didn’t even know where to begin.
I looked into natural infertility treatments and tried everything I could find. I saw an acupuncturist, tried different fertility diets, and tried massage to help relax my body. I strived to remain calm, but the more I thought about my inability to conceive, the more I stressed.
After some time passed, my husband and I decided to see more infertility specialists and started intrauterine inseminations (IUI). The insemination process was difficult because it depersonalized the act of making a baby — the wonderful part of making love with your husband. It soon became an effort, a job, a chore, and that was very sad. We did thirteen inseminations, but none of them worked.
I continued reading fertility books and read a great one entitled, Taking Charge of Your Fertility. The book helped me learn more about my body and my treatments. I decided to find a new doctor. He examined our history and felt that IVF would be our best choice. However, that wasn’t an option for us because our insurance did not cover it. About that time, I read about Clear Passage Physical Therapy online. When I read about their treatment, it just clicked with me. I felt that it made sense and it could work for me. I attended treatment in 2005.
My treatment went extremely well and my therapist helped me to think positively about becoming pregnant. I think a huge part of the success of any treatment or becoming pregnant is believing that it will work. My treatment ended in early September and my period started September 10th. I was concerned that this meant thetherapy didn’t work. I knew I was getting older and my “time was running out.” My husband and I decided to return to the doctor and discuss IVF. We decided to go through with the cycle and my doctor said he would start me on medications after my next period.
The entire month, I kept thinking,“Please just start your period so we can get going with IVF.” I kept waiting and when my period was late, I decided to take a pregnancy test; that’s when I learned that I was pregnant. I didn’t have to do IVF. Clear Passage worked!
Our beautiful baby was born in 2006. After her birth, my husband and I didn’t think about contraceptives. We decided that if something happened, then something happened.
In 2008, at age 40, I became pregnant naturally again. We recently learned we will be having another girl.
I am grateful for the treatment I received at Clear Passage and that I am able to share my story with other women.