Told by a fertility clinic we would never be able to conceive naturally...
"2 years ago my husband and I were told by a fertility clinic we would never be able to conceive naturally, and IVF was our only option, this was due to low sperm count (800k). We decided we didn't want to do that until we felt like we had tried EVERYTHING. We met with Dr. Schwartzman... and we uncovered so much. With Dr. Schwartzman's help we changed up our diet, started natural supplements to help regulate our hormone balance and increase my husbands sperm counts. After 4 months his sperm count jumped to 6.8 million and we met with a new fertility specialist that told us we could now do IUI instead of IVF. However, 2 weeks before we started IUI, we found out we were pregnant - naturally! ...
Dr. Schwartzman turned my skeptical husband into a true fan, supported us both through the mental and physical part of this process and was available when we needed him most. I am forever grateful to Dr. Schwartzman and his incredible care."
- Jessica D.
Irregular cycles, PCOS, and the importance of being heard...
"From our first appointment, you made me feel so seen and heard, which is not what I'd been experiencing on my fertility journey up until that point. I can't tell you how much this means, though I suspect you know.
I appreciate your insights, good care, compassionate listening, and presence. You are a wonderful doctor, and I couldn't be more grateful that you've been on my team! Thank you, thank you for all of your support and kindness."
Unexplained fertility and advanced age…
"I had been trying to conceive a baby for nearly 2 years, prior to seeking help from alternative health care. After a year of trying on my own, I went to see a fertility specialist. My initial diagnosis was unexplained fertility and advanced age. I was 39 at the time. The fertility doctor I was seeing prescribed Clomid. After six months of using Clomid with no positive outcome, I did three IUI’s, also with no positive outcome. The fertility doctor suggested I try IVF, but also said that due to my advanced age the odds were against me. I was deeply saddened and disappointed when faced with the possibility that I would be unable to conceive.
Over the years, I had abused my body with food, minimal sleep, and overwork. Dr. Schwartzman helped me to improve my eating habits and lifestyle. I saw my overall health improve substantially. With their treatments, even my erratic menstrual cycles stabilized.
...I finally became pregnant at the age of 43.
With this being my first pregnancy and not having any idea of what to expect, Dr. Schwartzman was a wonderful source of information, taking the time to explain things as they arose. He was also wonderful listeners, when I would become overwhelmed they kept me sane with their understanding and kind words, during some of the most stressful months of my life. My midwife was amazed with what an easy pregnancy I had.
Three weeks after turning 44, my beautiful, healthy and highly energetic baby girl was born vaginally with no complication. I know without the care I received from Dr. Schwartzman, my life dream of having a child would not have come to fruition."
Recently diagnosed with Celiac disease and I was completely overwhelmed…
"When I originally met with Dr. Schwartzman, I had been recently diagnosed with Celiac disease and I was completely overwhelmed. On one hand I was relieved that we might have finally found the reason for why I had “unexplained” fertility troubles all these years, but on the other hand I was completely daunted by this huge new change in lifestyle. With his gentle guidance and wisdom, I was able to make the necessary changes to my diet and lifestyle needed for me to calm down and clean up my body. It was not an easy or short road (we worked together for at least an entire year) but the end result was worth it. I conceived a healthy baby boy and had a very straightforward pregnancy. I can’t thank him enough for all of his patience and listening through a very difficult time in my life. Now my little guy is turning one, and Dr. Schwartzman is still my primary source of support and self-care!"
Hormones were off (hypothyroid and low progesterone)…
"I had just totally hit the wall when I finally made an appointment with Dr. Schwartzman. I had recently quit my job because the stress of trying to conceive while traveling (and turning 40) was just too much for me to handle. Luckily, my husband was very supportive of me taking a little time off to focus on my health. Through Dr. Schwartzman, I discovered that my hormones were off (hypothyroid and low progesterone) and that I was anemic. All of those years of work, late nights and abuse to my body had definitely caught up to me. He suggested acupuncture for hormone balance and relaxation, in addition to a regimen of enhanced nutrition, exercise, vitamins and supplements. It was not very long before I started to feel better (and wanted to over-do again) but he was able to get me back on track and make sure I didn’t erase all of the positive progress we had made. Now I am 16 weeks pregnant and feeling the best I have in many years. More than anything, I feel Dr. Schwartzman helped me regain a perspective on my life that I had sadly lost in the rat race of my working life. I am so very grateful for all of his support in finding this new and improved balance in my life!"
Menopause? and I was only 36…
"My hormones were so out of balance before I began working with Dr. Igor. It was like my body was threatening to go into menopause and I was only 36. I was exhausted all of the time, angry with my husband, had hot flashes, and was having trouble getting through my days at work. I was deeply depressed because I thought there was no way I would be able to have a child with my body like this. I am so glad I found Dr. Igor because he was able to reassure me that I was not going through the “change” early, my body was just very out of sync. And he was right! I felt so much better once my hormones started to rebalance, and amazingly enough I was able to get pregnant a few short months after that. I have not felt great during this pregnancy but Dr. Igor has helped me through every little bump in the road."