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    One Fully blocked and one partially blocked tube

    I thought maybe I would post here and see If anyone has a similar story with positive outcome. My brief history:
    Dd born 4/1995. Ds born 1/1997
    tubal ligation 1-29-1997
    tubal reversal 10-2006
    two confirmed pregnancies in early 2007 both ended in early m/c both had very low progesterone.
    Sought an RE hsg r/tube completely blocked l/tube partial. All other tests for both me and dh are fine
    ivf #1 bfp dd born 8/8/08
    3 confirmed pregnancies all ended in early m/c again blood test showed low progesterone
    #2 ivf 11/2009 bfn
    #1 fet 3/2010 bfn

    I briefed real quick the clear passages link. Obviously I can get pregnant with one tube. Issue is keeping them. I don't want to be one of those women who keep doing treatments without a baby and end up spending alot of money. So I am officially finished with that and looking to find something to help me get pregnant naturally to term. Anyone with recommendations I would love to hear them. Thank you kindly.
    Me-35 DH-44


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    Did you post on the alternative treatment board or pregnancy loss boards? I'm a big proponent of TCM (traditional chinese medicine: herbs, accupuncture).

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    I am also a big believer of TCM traditional chinese medicine (acupuncture). I read this excellent book about how TCM works in nourishing our body and balance our natural hormone. The book is "The Infertility Cure" by Randine Lewis, PhD. She helped many women with recurrent miscarriage to finally get pregnant to a full term. As for myself, I went to an acupuncturist named Amelia Hirota in Rhode Island. I am now 14 weeks pregnant.


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    Congrats Terracota, that is wonderful. What is your reproductive history, if any? Ive been doing the acupuncture consistantly for a month now. I definately feel the difference in my body, he is doing it for circulation which is supposed to help with preventing m/c. My body temp has changed, and I notice a big difference in my skin. I will have to get that book.

    How long have you been seeing Amelia before your bfp?

    TTC, I will have to go over to the TCM board and check it out, Im still fairly new to FT, and really havent browsed around other than the IVF boards.

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    Hi MrsIke,
    I did not have a smooth journey in my productive history. Here they are:
    July 2009: HSG indicated uterine polyps in the uterus and hydrosalpinx on the right tube.
    August 2009: I found Amelia Hirota's website and started to consult with her through emails and phone. I started to change my diet, exercise more, avoid food that harm the uterus,etc. Decision was made to remove the polyps through hysteroscopy and to have a tubal surgery for the hydrosalpinx.

    Oct 2009: Had the hysteroscopy to remove the polyps, done by Dr. Albert Steren (Maryland), he is a genocologic oncologist. I continued to be in touch with Amelia Hirota through emails.

    November 2009: Had tubal surgery done by Dr. Gary Berger (tubal specialist in Chapel Hill, NC). I chose a tubal specialist because I want the tube to be inspected first to see if it could be repaired. Unfortunately it was a severe hydrosalpinx, so the right tube was removed. Still continued to be in touch with Amelia. Her support was incredible!

    December 2009: Started seeing Amelia for acupuncture treatment. She is very knowledgeable. Her treatment, advices, herbs she prescribed and suggestion to meditate regularly really helped speed up my surgery recovery. I live in Maryland, so I flew to Rhode Island to see her. She diagnosed me with blood stagnation (no wonder I always had painful period, and my blood was dark red instead of bright red) and dampness in the uterus (kinda like humid/wet environment in the uterus).

    Jan 2010: I saw Amelia for the 2nd time. She gave acupuncture treatment, some herbs and asked to continue my regular meditation practice. By end of Jan, we had a positive pregnancy test.

    So I saw Amelia since August last year and received treatment starting in Dec '09 for only 2 cycles. In case you are interested, this is her web site: Acupuncture Infertility. Good luck to you. Let me know if you have any other questions.
    Ira


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