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					          Longing for a                                                           Making babies, making history
                                                                                  Well over one million “test-tube,” or per-
                                                                                                                                         It was a case of “unexplained
                                                                                                                                         infertility,” a now common
                                                                                                                                         problem for those trying to
                                                                                                                                         conceive in their thirties.
                   Baby...                                                        haps more accurately petri-dish, babies
                                                                                  have been born around the world since
                                                                                  Louise Brown’s in vitro fertilization (IVF)
                                                                                  birth made history in 1978, in the UK. In
                                                                                  the intervening three decades, improve-
                                                                                  ments in technology have gradually
                                                                                  enhanced the procedure to the point
                                                                                  where your chances of having a baby fol-
                                                                                  lowing IVF are just over 1 in 4, according
                                                                                  to 2006 figures from Canadian clinics.
                                                                                     With reduced natural fertility becom-        IVF under the microscope                        hood; researchers found that men con-
                                                                                  ing increasingly prevalent in industrial-       So, thanks to Nadya, the whole topic of         ceived through IVF had a 46% lower sperm
                                                                                  ized countries as a result of women             IVF is very much back in the public arena,      concentration and 45% lower sperm count
                                                                                  delaying having children and a fall in male     which is a good thing, because it needs to      than other men in the same age group. (No
                                                                                  sperm counts, IVF had become rather             be seen for what it is: a procedure that is     reliable studies relating to the fertility of
                                                                                  commonplace and almost fallen off the           fraught with moral, ethical, and safety con-    IVF-born females is available.)
                                                                                  radar—until a woman named Nadya Sule-           cerns, that is costly on many levels, and
                                                                                  man hit the headlines.                          that still has only a 27% success rate. The     Understated dangers for
                                                                                     Initially, most of the coverage was          procedure is often very painful with its        the mammas
                                                                                  upbeat. For only the second time in his-        hormone shots in extremely high doses,          An anecdotal bit of evidence: in 1992 my

                      What Price Fertility?                                       tory a set of octuplets had not only been
                                                                                  born, they had also survived. Thirty-one
                                                                                  days later they were still alive and had bro-
                                                                                                                                  egg retrievals, and implantations. It should
                                                                                                                                  always be a last rather than first resort.
                                                                                                                                                                                  friend gave birth to IVF-twins. Her son
                                                                                                                                                                                  was born with minor birth defects and
                                                                                                                                                                                  went on to have some learning difficulties.
                                                                                  ken the record for the world’s longest liv-     A disaster waiting to happen                    A few years later, she returned to the same
                                                                                  ing octuplets.                                  Multiple births are extremely risky in          public, no-fee clinic and said she would
                                                                                                                                  terms of miscarriages, birth complica-          like to try again. This time, off the record,
                            Try homeopathy first: a safe, pain-free, & low-cost   Mamma mia!
                                                                                  It was not long, however, before Nadya
                                                                                                                                  tions, prematurity, low birth weights,
                                                                                                                                  neonatal deaths, and long-term damage.
                                                                                                                                                                                  the clinic strongly advised her against IVF.
                                                                                                                                                                                  They mentioned risks they hadn’t high-

                            alternative to conventional infertility treatments    found herself not so much on a pedestal as
                                                                                  under one. She attributed this backlash to
                                                                                                                                  In Nadya’s case, the spontaneous splitting
                                                                                                                                  of two embryos in the womb into double
                                                                                                                                                                                  lighted before (inherent risks in carrying
                                                                                                                                                                                  multiple babies as well as long-term health
                                                                                                                                                                                  risks) and said it would be a pity if her
                                                                                  the fact that she had made some uncon-          sets of identical twins meant that six
                                                                                  ventional lifestyle choices. First, she was     embryos became viable instead of eight.         children ended up with a mother who was
                            by MARY ASPINWALL, Registered Homeopath               not married or in a relationship, second,       She had won the equivalent of an IVF            ill or died prematurely.
                                                                                  she lived with her mother (who was not a        super, super, super lottery—one of those
                                                                                  party to her decision), third, she was a stu-   “be careful what you wish for situations.”      High profile deaths
                                                                                  dent with limited means, and finally and        Yet, even if new legislation is introduced to   Around the same time, some high-profile
                                                                                  most perplexing, Nadya had already had          limit the number of implantations, many         women with histories of IVF-attempts
                            Would you go to any lengths to conceive?              six other children by the same means.           problems remain.                                died of cancer. Journalists Ruth Picardie of
                            In the wake of the Octomom soap opera playing out        Apparently, she had been able to pay                                                         The Guardian (UK) died of breast cancer
                                                                                                                                                                                  at age 33, and Liz Tilberis (British Vogue
                                                                                  for the successive treatments from com-         Birth defects & more infertility
                            in her newly-adopted state of California, Mary        pensation payments received for a work-         Even non-multiple IVF births carry signif-      and U.S. Harper’s Bazaar) died of ovarian
                                                                                  related back injury. Some unkind pundits        icantly higher risks for the babies—heart       cancer at age 51. Liz’s doctors suggested
                            Aspinwall explores the complex issues surrounding     wondered if Nadya had also suffered a           defects, cleft lip or palate, and blocked or    that her nine cycles of fertility treatments
                                                                                  head injury; if not, they mused, then           missing parts of the esophageal or anorec-      might have put her at a higher risk. Gilda
                            conventional approaches to enhancing fertility and    something had drastically affected her          tal tract, according to a 2008 analysis of      Radner, comedienne and wife of Gene
                                                                                  judgement. Others directed their ire at her     data collected in the National Birth            Wilder, who died of ovarian cancer at 42,
                            makes the case for homeopathy as a first-resort       fertility specialist for what they saw as       Defects Study in the US.                        had also taken fertility drugs.
                                                                                  irresponsibly high levels of embryo                 And a study in the October 2007 Journal        In 2000, the well-respected Cochrane
                            before considering these procedures.                  implantation that would have been               of Chinese Medicine confirmed that ill          Collaboration, an independent organiza-
                                                                                  banned in the UK and other countries.           effects may follow IVF children into adult-     tion that conducts reviews of medical

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                                                        I have treated numerous individuals and        her ovaries and fallopian tubes were work-      side effects to the drugs. She felt bloated,    Another path                                    uled to try another round of IVF in two
                                                        couples struggling with infertility, and to    ing effectively. Once again, everything         sick, and generally unwell but was deter-       Ann and Daniel were heartbroken and             week’s time. I explained that while there
                                                        their great joy and surprise, they often       came back normal. Daniel had more tests         mined to stick with it. She made regular        feeling at the end of their tethers, but then   were no guarantees, I had seen homeo-
                                                        conceive with homeopathic constitutional       too, which were all clear. It was a case of     trips to the clinic to measure the growth of    they had an idea. They had heard that           pathic treatment coupled with lifestyle
                                                        treatment. Many of my colleagues have          “unexplained infertility,” a now common         her follicles.                                  homeopathy could be very helpful for            changes boost fertility for others, and I’d
                                                        had similar clinical experience. While we      problem for those trying to conceive in            Yet again, results showed a very poor        boosting fertility, and based on the recom-     be happy to see if we could help her and
                                                        don’t have much hard data on the subject,      their thirties.                                 response as she had produced few follicles.     mendations of others, Ann made an               Daniel, too. For best results, they’d both
                                                        researchers in Germany did find that               At this point, the consultant at the fer-   Worse still, when it got closer to the time     appointment to see me.                          need treatment, I told her, but today we’d
                                                        homeopathic treatment improved fertility       tility clinic recommended that they try         of egg collection, one follicle appeared to        She was 35 by the time we sat down           start with Ann.
                                                        in a small study of men who were treated       intrauterine insemination (where the            be a lot bigger then the others, so the first   together in January 2008. Ann and her
                                                        constitutionally—and that it was 30 times      woman takes fertility drugs and doctors         cycle of IVF had to be abandoned. (A            husband had been trying to conceive for         Ann’s story
                                                        less expensive per successful conception       inject sperm into the uterus), so Ann and       number of follicles need to measure             more than two years. She sadly told me of       Ann had been on the contraceptive pill for
                                                        than comparable conventional care.*            Daniel began on the difficult road of           around the same size in order for egg col-      their two failed IUI and one abandoned          eight years but hadn’t taken it for the past
                                                                                                       injections and appointments at the clinic.      lection to be viable.)                          IVF procedures, and said they were sched-       three years. Many clients who come to me
                                                        Picture perfect but missing a piece            Over the next few months, they had two
                                                        Ann and Daniel (not their real names) were     unsuccessful attempts at IUI. Ann also dis-
     studies, concluded that adverse effects of
     the fertility drug Clomid® “include a pos-
                                                        very happily married and in their mid-thir-
                                                        ties. They loved their work, were very suc-
                                                                                                       covered that even with the high dose of
                                                                                                       follicle-stimulating drugs, she had only                         Enhancing Your Fertility
     sible ovarian cancer risk.” Other studies          cessful, and had a beautiful home. Their       produced a very small number of folli-
     have established a link between synthetic          lives were pretty much perfect, except for     cles—a poor response. At this point Ann                f you have been try-                                                                                Add homeopathy to
     hormones, such as the contraceptive pill
     and “hormone replacement therapy,” with
     cancers, so it is probably only a matter of
     time before this is conclusively shown to
                                                        one major piece missing: they both longed
                                                        to have children and it just wasn’t happen-
                                                        ing. After trying to get pregnant for more
                                                        than a year, Ann decided to visit their doc-
                                                                                                       began to despair.

                                                                                                       Worse was yet to come
                                                                                                       A couple of months later, the clinic doctor
                                                                                                                                                       I      ing unsuccessfully to
                                                                                                                                                              conceive for a year
                                                                                                                                                       and both you and your
                                                                                                                                                       partner are in good health,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  the mix!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               If you’ve given this a try for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               three months—or if you have
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               symptoms relating to your
     be the case with fertility drugs, too, partic-     tor to find out if there was any reason why    informed Ann and Daniel that IVF                why not commit to a three-                                                                              reproductive organs or other
     ularly given the high dosages used.                she and her husband hadn’t been able to        seemed to be the only road for them now.        month program where you                                                                                 health problems—get profes-
         A National Institutes of Health study          conceive. She was hugely relieved to learn     He suggested taking a closer look at Ann’s      consciously look at your:                                                                               sional constitutional homeo-
     last year found women taking human                 that her hormone levels and blood tests        ovarian function as he was concerned she           Lifestyle                                                                                            pathic treatment for both
     menopausal gonadotropin (Pergonal®-                were normal and everything seemed okay.        may be going into an early menopause.           Build in more leisure or holi-                                                                          partners for six months. If
     type drugs) for at least six cycles had a risk     Daniel also had a check-up and was told        Ann was only 34 at the time, and she and        day time together and try to                                                                            homeopathy is not an
     of breast cancer two to three times greater        that he, too, was in good health.              her husband were devastated to think this       minimize stressful situations                                                                           option, get acupuncture over
     than women who had never used fertility                                                           might be true.                                  wherever you can. Sleep as much as you can.                             the same time period. Both homeopathy and acupuncture
     medication. Some experts believe that              A medical mystery                                 The doctor told them time was of the            Have a very simple meditation practice even if it is just            have a reputation for improving conception rates. Acupunc-
     breast cancer, even more than ovarian              Over the following months, Ann and             essence and that they should start IVF as       focusing on your breath for five minutes morning and                    ture sometimes suits a partner (often the male) who is less
     cancer, may emerge as the greatest killer of       Daniel attended a fertility clinic where       soon as possible. The following month,          evening. If possible, do this with your partner.                        comfortable verbalizing symptoms to a homeopath.
     those who undergo IVF cycles, particu-             Ann went through a series of examina-          they began the first cycle of IVF. Immedi-         Keep sex pleasurable rather than a chore. If you think it’s
     larly if those cycles fail.                        tions (including a laparoscopy) to see if      ately, Ann experienced very unpleasant          a pain in the neck, you may be doing it wrong! Foreplay                 A very last resort
                                                                                                                                                       enhances the chance of female orgasm and female orgasm                  If you’ve diligently tried all the above and are ready to inves-
     Going “off label”                                                                                                                                 helps to draw the sperm closer to the egg.                              tigate conventional treatment, inform yourselves first! Don’t
     Another “watch this space” drug is                                                                                                                   Diet                                                                 take fertility drugs without investigating possible obvious
     Lupron®, which is used to artificially sup-                                                                                                       Make your diet brim with life. Maximize fresh, organic, locally         causes of infertility, such as poor sperm counts and motility,
     press the pituitary gland in order to con-                                                                                                        grown fruit and vegetables. Start juicing. Consider adding a            fallopian tube injuries, genetic or prenatal conditions. Our
     trol ovulation precisely enough to fit in                                                                                                         superfood powder mix or wheatgrass to your juice. Cut back              hormonal systems are particularly delicate and fertility drugs
     with fertility doctors’ busy schedules. The                                                                                                       on or preferably eliminate alcohol, drugs, cigarettes, nicotine         are often like taking a sledgehammer to crack a nut. Weigh
     drug was never approved for this purpose                                                                                                          patches, wheat, dairy, all processed foods, junk foods, tea,            the risks and benefits first, before deciding, such as:
     and, in fact, its label specifies that it is not                                                                                                  coffee, red meat, and mercury-contaminated fish. Have raw                   Pro: A one in four chance of conceiving and giving birth
     to be given to women intending to                                                                                                                 food if the climate is mild and lightly cooked food in colder           to a live baby.
     become pregnant or already pregnant.                                                                                                              climes.                                                                     Con: Increased risks to the health of the mother, risks of
     Prescribing drugs for an unapproved or                                                                                                               Exercise                                                             birth defects in the baby, risk of multiple birth, slight risk of
     “off-label” use is legal, but patients have a                                                                                                     Take regular, gentle, daily exercise, preferably with your              mix up of eggs and sperm, possible ethical unease about
     right to be informed of this and of the                                                                                                           partner, rather than a mad occasional fitness frenzy. Ideal             either the freezing process or the later disposal of unwanted
     clearly stated risk to pregnancy.                                                                                                                 exercise would be yoga, walking, swimming, great sex.                   fertilized eggs, emotional stress, financial costs.
                                                                                                                                                          Relationship                                                             You, or someone you care about, may have already tried
     A safer, natural option                                                                                                                           Make time for each other and share openly concerns you                  fertility treatment without success; if so, the story beginning
     When month after month brings disap-                                                                                                              have about anything including, but not limited to, getting              on page 16 about Ann and Daniel is for you...
     pointment, why not turn to homeopathy?                                                                                                            pregnant and not getting pregnant.

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                                                      • Vesicular itching eruptions.                 her having to suffer that kind of pain or of                                                  much to the delight of her husband! Ann               because I could see that Causticum was
                                                      • Desire to rub eyes.                          being harmed in any way. He confided to                                                       and Daniel continued seeing me once a                 helping her with all her other symptoms,
                                                      I gave Anne one dose of Causticum 30c.         Ann that he really wanted them to take a                                                      month over the next couple of months                  so I knew her chances of conceiving were
                                                                                                     break from fertility treatment.                                                               and continued to see more positive results            also going to be vastly increased. (And the
                                                      A good start, until...                                                                                                                       in their health.                                      same was true for Daniel, who had

     for help with fertility problems have been
                                                      Two weeks after taking the Causticum,
                                                      Ann was feeling better overall. Whereas
                                                                                                     The ticking clock roars
                                                                                                     I was also concerned about the effects of
                                                                                                                                                     Embryos on Ice                                    In June, Daniel and Ann decided they
                                                                                                                                                                                                   would take a vacation, as part of their
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         received a different homeopathic remedy.)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             The great thing about homeopathy is it
                                                                                                                                                     Did you know that an estimated half-
     on the Pill or other synthetic hormonal          before, she had described her energy as a 5    the fertility drugs and thought a break                                                       regime of being good to themselves! Ann               is “one stop shopping.” It works from the
                                                                                                                                                     million frozen embryos are now sitting
     contraceptives or fertility drugs. I am not      on a scale of 1 to 10; now she described it    would be a good idea. Ann really needed                                                       had suggested to Daniel that after return-            inside out to restore the whole person to
                                                                                                                                                     in storage? According to Boston Globe
     a fan of synthetic hormones, even so             as an 8 or 9. “It was like someone flicked a   to be convinced though; she kept remem-                                                       ing from their vacation, they would give a            health. By listening carefully to both Ann
                                                                                                                                                     columnist Ellen Goodman, “A third of
     called “bio-identical” ones. The hormonal        switch and my mood got better,” she said.      bering the specialist’s warning that time                                                     short cycle of IVF another attempt. She               and Daniel and repertorizing their symp-
                                                                                                                                                     the couples storing embryos have
     system is very delicate. Lying to your body      “I feel much more energy. I’m more             was against them! Ann felt like her                                                           felt positive about her plan as she now felt          toms, I was able to prescribe homeopathic
                                                                                                                                                     more than six, and at least one cry-
     that you are already pregnant for years on       refreshed. I spring out of bed. The bloat-     chances of getting pregnant were very                                                         her physical health had been restored and             remedies for their individual needs—this
                                                                                                                                                     obank ... says the embryos ‘can remain
     end (as the Pill does) seems to me a system      ing disappeared and the skin is much bet-      slim, and there was not a moment to lose.                                                     she was also stronger emotionally.                    helped them to achieve their dream via a
                                                                                                                                                     viable for an indefinite period of time.’”
     fraught with risk for when you do actually       ter—it has completely stopped itching.”           During the consultation, they dis-                                                                                                               truly holistic, natural, safe, and inexpen-
     want to be pregnant. Ann’s menstrual             On a scale of 1 to 10, she said her energy     cussed their lifestyle, their work, other       Indefinite?! Any way you look at this—        Leads to a breakthrough                               sive medicine.
     periods were quite short (3 days) and            level had increased from a 5 to an 8 or 9.     health issues, the IVF process, and lots        from the perspectives of health, ethics,      Upon returning to the fertility clinic after              Ann and Daniel know that they are not
     irregular (varying from 21 – 26 day cycles)         Then she started the next round of IVF.     more. I made recommendations to them            morals, or practicality—it makes you          their break, the nurses commented on                  alone and that, sadly, infertility is an
     and she suffered slight nausea, cramps,          This time, they increased the dosage of        about their diets, lifestyle, and exercise.     wonder…                                       how well Ann looked and said that every-              increasingly prevalent issue. That is why
     and occasional lower back pain.                  drug injections in an attempt to boost her     (See sidebar on page 17.) I advised Ann         And it points up another good reason          thing looked good, that there were no                 they wanted to share this story with others
        Ann felt generally tired and sluggish,        egg production. Immediately, she felt          and Daniel to begin juicing every day with      to try homeopathy first for infertility.      cysts, and that they would be happy to                who are going through the same thing.
     and so did her digestion. Her abdomen            unwell and then...                             wheatgrass, reducing stress levels, and                                                       start the IVF cycle on the first day of Ann’s             Although there are no guarantees that
                                                                                                                                                     —”Population Explosion in the Freezer,”
     bloated easily, especially after eating dairy.                                                  looking after themselves more. I wanted                                                       next period.                                          homeopathy will help you and your part-
                                                                                                                                                            Boston Globe, March 13, 2009
     She had other allergies; her eyes watered        A race to the E.R.                             them both to be so bursting with energy                                                           Much to Ann and Daniel’s delight and              ner to conceive, a well-selected remedy
     badly with hayfever and animal dander,           Ann developed an excruciating pain in her      and love for life that they couldn’t help but                                                 excitement, that day never arrived because            will optimize your overall well-being and
     which drove her to rub them. Since she           abdomen. Terrified, she was admitted to        make more life …a baby. I also consulted        back now a little.” Her cyst had reduced in   Ann was pregnant! She had become preg-                make it more likely that you will be able to
     was a child, she had had eruptions on her        the hospital and given intravenous pain        with both Ann and Daniel individually for       size to 3.8cm.                                nant on their vacation, totally naturally.            conceive naturally.
     elbows that extended to her hands—bub-           medicines. Further investigations revealed     homeopathic treatment.                              Ann had clearly experienced many              Words cannot do justice to the excite-            * Gerhard and E. Wallis, Individualized homeopathic
     ble-like blisters that were extremely itchy,     that Ann’s horrendous suffering was the                                                        health improvements since taking Caus-        ment Ann and Daniel felt. They waited                 therapy for male infertility, Homeopathy (2002)91,
     especially in the heat. She also had a long      result of an ovarian cyst measuring almost     Ann feels great                                 ticum. But now her symptoms were begin-       until the first trimester had passed before           133–144.
     history of asthma that was controlled with       5cm that was pressing against her internal     Except for the painful cyst experience after    ning to creep back, so I gave her another     letting me know, and then I was also
     an inhaler. She was prone to shortness of        organs. Ann had never had cysts before         the IVF treatment, Ann continued to feel        dose of Causticum 30c.                        jumping for joy. Ann is still overwhelmed
     breath, tightness in her chest, and wheez-       and thought this was a very strange coin-      better since taking Causticum. Her energy           When I saw Ann a month later in mid-      with emotion and euphoria when she
     ing, especially from overexertion.               cidence, so she asked the clinic whether       level remained high and she was thrilled        March, she said she was still improving:      thinks back to that day when she and
                                                      the cyst could have developed as a result of   with the positive changes. “My inhaler ran      “I’m a lot better. I’m in good form. I feel   Daniel saw the positive result on the preg-
     Unique symptoms                                  the IVF attempt. They insisted it was com-     out and I didn’t really notice,” Ann said.      I’m back to my old self.” She was inhaler-    nancy test. They are looking forward to
     A few things stood out as being unusual          pletely unrelated (her own research later      “The skin on my arms is almost all cleared      free and her skin looked great. Her diges-    the arrival of their baby soon.
     about Ann. Since she was a child she had         showed that it is commonly related).           up. And I haven’t had to rock myself to         tion was much better and no longer
     had to rock herself to sleep. She would rest                                                    sleep either ... although that is coming        sluggish. She noticed her period was heav-    One stop shopping
     her head between her arms and then move          Clinic lowers expectations                                                                     ier and longer. The cyst had shrunk to 3cm    Both Ann and Daniel feel homeopathy
     her head from side to side. She often            Over the next weeks, the fertility clinic                                                      now. Her sleep had been great for the past    played a huge part in this wonderful out-
     dreamt of the deaths of different family         monitored Ann carefully to see if the cyst                                                     month, but she noted that the rocking had     come. They thanked me, saying they
     members. She also made a point of telling        would reduce in size before they could                                                         recently returned, so I asked her to take a   found the whole experience so positive
     me she could not abide any form of cru-          start another IVF cycle. But they also gave                                                    dose of Causticum 200c that night. I also     and encouraging. Ann said that I was the
     elty, abuse, or injustice.                       Ann and Daniel some very upsetting                                                             gave her some spare tablets and told her      first person to say things like, “When you
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           As we go to press we learn that Ann
         I repertorized Ann’s symptoms and it         news: the cysts were a bad sign, indicating                                                    what signals to look out for that meant her   get pregnant…” The reason I was so con-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           and Daniel are now the proud parents
     led me to the homeopathic remedy Caus-           that Ann’s ovaries were functioning very                                                       remedy needed repeating (such as her          fident that it was only a matter of time
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           of a healthy 6-pound, 6-ounce boy!
     ticum. Here are some Causticum indica-           poorly. In addition, a recent scan showed                                                      rocking before sleep or a return of her       before Ann would get pregnant was
     tions from the materia medica that show          that one of Ann’s ovaries didn’t appear to                                                     itching skin eruptions, asthma symptoms,
     how this remedy profile is similar to Ann’s      be functioning at all.                                                                         or bloating).                                                  ABOUT              THE         AUTH OR
     symptom profile:                                     In mid-February, I sat with Ann and                                                                                                                       Mary is a Registered Homeopath who worked extensively in Europe from 1995 and is
     • “Unable to sleep. Tossed head from side        Daniel for a long time and listened to their                                                   Taking a break                                                 now based in Ventura County, California. She is currently writing a book on clients’
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    experiences of how homeopathy helped them overcome difficulties in conception,
     to side until able to sleep.” (from Hahne-       story. Daniel explained how very con-                                                          Ann felt more relaxed, more in control,                        pregnancy, birth, and post partum. If you would like to share your inspiring story with
     mann’s Chronic Diseases)                         cerned he was about the effects of the fer-                                                    and happier than she had felt in a very                        others, Mary would love to hear from you. She is also happy to work with you on fertility
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    enhancement, or any other issue, either in person or via the phone. Contact her at:
     • Dreams of death of relatives.                  tility drugs on Ann’s system. He loved her                                                     long time. She even agreed to take a few             
     • A hatred of injustice and cruelty.             so much, he just couldn’t bear to think of                                                     months out from fertility treatment,

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