I finally went to my first acupuncture session yesterday afternoon. I really felt comfortable with the acupuncture physicians, a husband and wife team from Taiwan.
After about a half hour of the three of us talking, them asking me questions and explaining things the husband left the room to check on another patient. He then came in and told me that one of the recent successful moms was there (for some non-pregnancy related treatment) and he asked me if I'd like to meet her.
Of course I said I'd like to, so she came in with her adorable 3 month old baby girl who was over 9 pounds at birth. This mother tried to get pregnant for 10 years and had been through the mill and back with the whole nine yards of fertility treatment. Prior to acupuncture she had IUI's [intrauterine insemination], and two failed IVF's [in vitro fertilization].
When she was 44 she decided to try one more IVF, but her RE [reproductive endocrinologist] told her he didn't want to attempt another unless she went for acupuncture. So, she went for her acupuncture, despite, she admitted, thinking acupuncture was just a hokey scam! LOL!
Well, the third IVF worked and at the age of 45 her daughter was born. One of her problems was that she had 6 miscarriages, so she kept going to acupuncture for the duration of the pregnancy and her daughter was delivered full term.
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TODAY'S BOOK SUGGESTION:
You Make Me Feel Like an Unnatural Woman: Diary of an Older Mother
-- Today the number of women having their first child over thirty-five has increased by a bazillion fold, or some equally scary large number, and Newman is the first to write a book that tells what it's really like when a trip to the drugstore entails the purchase of both diaper cream and wrinkle cream; when "getting your shots" means both immunization and Botox.
You Make Me Feel Like an Unnatural Woman is not only about having children later in life: it's about what happens to a marriage—and to the spirit, when even the most sought-after baby comes. Wry, warm, and brutally honest, this is the book for any woman—whatever her age—who has awakened at 3AM to the insistent shrieks of her darling and thought: Oh man, I'm too old for this.
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