To put it quite simply, I would not have my baby girl if it wasn't for Dr. Sadeghi. After four miscarriages and two failed IVF attempts, I went to Dr. Sadeghi as sort of a last ditch effort. I could not handle any more shots, tests, hormones or surgeries. I was physically and emotionally exhausted and needed a break.
But I had a friend who got pregnant after seeing Dr. Sadeghi and she was urging me to meet him so I figured that I should just spend one hour with him and see what he had to say.
I thought that it probably wouldn’t make a difference but I had nothing to lose.
I am usually quite spiritual and open to alternative methods but for some reason I was very set on the idea of pregnancy being purely science: sperm fertilizes egg, embryo implants in uterus – the end.
I was a bit stubborn and narrow minded about it, likely because I was sick of everyone’s old wives tales and suggestions telling me what I needed to do to get pregnant.
I couldn’t fathom what an Eastern doctor was going to do for me but I was desperate so I gave it a shot.
From the first moment I met Dr. Sadeghi my life was forever changed.
My story is too long and incredible to detail here. I could write a book about my experience with Dr. Sadeghi but I will try to keep this brief.
Dr. Sadeghi seemed to know everything about me and knew exactly how to fix me within a few minutes.
He asked me about my past and he felt that there were some emotional factors that were preventing me from carrying a baby to term. I had never even considered that. Our fertility consultation turned into a counseling session that I didn’t even know I needed.
I was not bitter or angry or even depressed about my struggle to have a baby. I did not begrudge anyone else for having a baby. I was so happy for my friends. I didn’t want them to go through what I was going through.
I believed I’d be a mom someday, somehow – and what was meant to be would be. I also wasn’t surprised that my journey was so tough. Everything I’ve achieved has been a lot of work. Nothing has come easy in my life.
I was drained and a bit discouraged but I felt pretty healthy emotionally so I didn’t think that I needed therapy of any kind.
But Dr. Sadeghi tapped into other things that could have been preventing me from bringing a child into this world. These things had not even occurred to me. But he somehow knew.
It was like he could see into my soul.
Then he did my physical examination and there were actual medical issues that needed to be addressed as well.
There were a few major problems that my OBGYN and my fertility doctor (two of the “best” in Beverly Hills) either didn’t think were a problem or hadn’t thought of at all.
Dr. Sadeghi began helping me physically and emotionally right away. I did everything he told me to do. I figured that if I was going to try this, I may as well be all in.
Within six weeks I found out I was pregnant.
I was thrilled and felt like this pregnancy was different. There was a sort of magic feeling I had.
But I couldn’t help but feel a bit scared that I would miscarry again.
Dr. Sadeghi helped me work through those fears and he continued to support me and did everything necessary to help me carry my baby to term.
On March 1, 2015 (at almost 42 years old) I gave birth to a healthy baby girl.
Charlie knows that she would not be here if it weren’t for Dr. Sadeghi. She asks to hear the story again and again – and she looks at pictures of her with him when she was only a couple of weeks old and she says “Hi Dr. Spaghetti!” with a big smile.
He has opened my eyes, my mind, and my heart to a totally different way of seeing the world. He has given me a new outlook and purpose.
I wish that all doctors would be open to practicing medicine this way. My uncle is a doctor and he was blown away by my story. He was fascinated with every detail of what Dr. Sadeghi said and did to help me. I think it has made him a better doctor.
Far too many people debate about Eastern vs. Western medicine. Why do we have to be on one side or the other?
Dr. Sadeghi treated me alongside my regular OBGYN and he never badmouthed her, he never told me not to do what she suggested. He always respected her decisions and told me to listen to her.
If all doctors would work together this way so many lives would be saved and so many more babies would be born to couples struggling with infertility.
I am forever indebted to Dr. Sadeghi and I continue to be in awe of him. He is truly the most amazing human on Earth.
I’m so lucky to call him my doctor and my friend.