At Collaborative Care, our individualized approach has resulted in successful pregnancy rates over 90% for patients facing a range of fertility challenges, as demonstrated in our recent pilot study.
In 2013, Collaborative Care prepared a pilot study to evaluate the influence of acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, and Eastern nutrition on pregnancy success rates among our patients with a history of infertility and recurrent pregnancy loss. Between June, 2009 and November, 2012, 76 women, ranging in age from 23 to 44 years old were enlisted in the study.
Out of the pool of 76 women, 43 completed the study. 33 patients declined treatment after a brief trial. The reasons for the attrition of the 33 patients were varied: 16 patients chose not to pursue treatment for a number of factors including adoptions, beginning ART fertility treatment due to male factor issues, scheduling conflicts, and other issues unrelated to the treatment protocol; while 17 patients provided no reason and failed to keep a weekly scheduled appointment. The average age of patients who completed the study was 34 years old and the average age of those who opted out of treatment was 36 years old. The final pilot study sample was 43 women.
The women participating in the study were identified in one of three possible categories: a. unresponsive or thin uterine lining, b. recurrent pregnancy loss, and c. poor egg quality.
41 of the 43 women in the study group became pregnant in almost all cases within six months of the commencement of treatment.
5 of the 41 women were using Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) exclusively prior to their treatment at Collaborative Care, and after incorporating our protocol, they became pregnant with their next IVF cycle. The high rate of successful pregnancies occurred despite the fact that all the patients reported having persistent difficulties in becoming and/or staying pregnant and 11 had prior failed IVF procedures.
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