Ashley B. loves to talk about her “miracle baby,” daughter Maya, born February 1, 2010.
Married in April 2007, Ashley and her husband tried to get pregnant for more than two years. Specialists couldn’t find a problem with either of them and suggested she take fertility drugs and try artificial insemination with her husband’s sperm. “That sounds romantic,” thought Ashley, 32, of Saukville.
Then the couple learned the success rate for insemination is only 15%- the same as trying to conceive on their own. “At $400 a pop twice a month, it wasn’t covered by insurance,” she says. Plus, as a natural health care enthusiast, Ashley didn’t like the invasive nature of the procedure.
While researching natural options, Ashley found Acupuncture & Holistic Health Associates. After an initial two-hour appointment (“They asked me every question you could imagine.”), Ashley enrolled in a treatment plan of four to five months that involved taking two kinds of herbs, a cleanse formula and a toner formula. In her second cycle, Ashley was delighted to learn she was pregnant.
The physiology of it? “The fertility doctor told me I might be producing too much mucous for the sperm to get through,” she says. “The cleansing and toning formulas obviously got rid of that.”
Ashley says she had the utmost confidence in AHHA. “I had a lot of hope and faith,” she says. “They made me feel very secure.”
This excerpt taken from Milwaukee Magazine’s February 2011 edition. To read more, click here.