Conceiving at Age 45

by Lori Herrera
(Mililani, HI)

Dr. Amelia,
I am currently 45 years old. My husband and I married at age 40. I had a miscarriage (blighted ovum) at 10 weeks. Then I had a healthy baby girl at age 41, chemical miscarriage at 42, another healthy baby girl at age 43, a miscarriage at 8 weeks at age 44, and just recently I lost a baby boy at 18 weeks. The autopsy revealed he had Down Syndrome.

I am having a hard time believing I can't have a healthy baby boy at age 45. My doctors say I am very fertile for my age, so I don't think I need help with infertility. I would really like to try again one more time for a baby boy. However, I am concerned now that my eggs may not be healthy enough.

I have read a lot about acupuncture, and was wondering if you think it might help me in my situation? If so, can you recommend someone here on Oahu for me to see right away. I would like to try again very soon, as I am not getting any younger. I look forward to hearing what you might think.


Lori Herrera

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Acupuncture Referral in Hawaii
by: Amelia Hirota

Aloha Lori,
Your story is heart wrenching and inspiring. I especially admire your belief in your body. Good for you! It does seem very apparent that you're extremely fertile.

The issue may lie with building your body back after giving birth twice and having the recurrent miscarriages. I do think that acupuncture as a part of a solid TCM program would be helpful to you. It's incredibly important for you to nourish your body with a stellar diet and some powerful herbs that are personally formulated for you.

I recommend that you contact Dr. Xiaoqing Yang Hodge, who's a gifted acupuncturist in Honolulu. Her contact info is as follows:

Dr. Xiaoqing Yang Hodge
4788 Aukai Ave.
Honolulu HI 96816
Tel: 808.392.8423

Also, you may want to read the book, The Biology of Belief by Dr. Bruce Lipton. I think that you'll really enjoy this book. I wish you the very best of luck. Let me how your journey proceeds.

Amelia Hirota

conceiving at age 45
by: Anonymous

You state that you lost your baby at 18 weeks but don't state it was a miscarriage?

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