Joanna discusses the difficulty she had conceiving.
Hi, I am Joanna, and almost three years ago I gave birth to my daughter, Jacqueline, and I’d like to share my story with you.
We had issues when we started trying to get pregnant and what happened, what worked for us was actually acupuncture, and it was kind of surprising. So I really didn’t know how much, I thought I’d try it, really didn’t know how much faith I had in it, but that’s what worked for us. I was only going to my acupuncturist for two months. Then I found out I was pregnant. And I was actually looking into a specialist at the time, so I was really quite surprised because I really just thought it was just a fluke thing that I would try.
So, pleasantly surprised. I do advise that from my experience that there’s people who do acupuncture, and there’s people who study Chinese medicine and specialize in certain types of acupuncture like treating fertility issues. And my advice is to make sure that you know what type of acupuncturist you want to go to and that you should go to because I think that made a difference for me.
So I was dealing with some fertility issues, and so I went to the acupuncturist, and I was going for a couple of months, and I had to make some changes to my diet. They actually made me feel a lot better, too, so that was a nice change. Basically a lots of stews and soups and organic.
Everything had to be cooked; all my vegetables had to be cooked. No, very little breads, if I did breads it was like whole wheat, multigrain type of thing and tried not to drink a lot of cold drinks, tried to drink room temperature warm drinks and eat meats but make sure they were organic meats but actually high protein and probably some other things. But basically that did make me feel a lot better overall, which I think helped with everything.
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