“In 2015 my pregnancy journey with Lin began. Lin is a dear friend of mine so having Lin by my side as my fertility guide just seemed natural. We met many years ago while I was living in LA and while living there I had shared with Lin that my nana went through menopause at the age of 32.
Lin reached out to me as part of our working together in 2015, strongly suggesting I undertake some tests to check my egg reserves as it is highly common that the issue skips a generation. Although it didn’t happen to my mum, the chances were high that it could happen to me.
I always thought when it came time to me falling pregnant, I would not have an issue and it would simply just happen. I had not been exposed to many people going through IVF or having issues with falling pregnant, so for me it wasn’t even a thought that had crossed my mind whether I could. I just assumed all was well and I would conceive easily. After all I was only 30 and could wait a few more years before having kids!
After putting off taking the tests for many months and a push from Lin, I took the test and the results concluded that my egg reserves were very low and that I was showing early signs of menopause. I was devastated. I’ve always wanted kids and the thought of potentially not ever having one of my own was shattering. I took the tests at 2 different Dr’s & both concluded that I would need to undergo IVF and that my chances of falling pregnant naturally were approximately 5%. In fact, one of the doctors told me to plan on undergoing IVF on my very next cycle as time was running out.
I called Lin and cried on the phone. She was patient, understanding and comforting. She walked me through my options and at the end we agreed that focusing on improving my egg quality to increase my chances was Step 1 before undergoing IVF. She put together a customised plan and then after my DNA results were in, she created a truly personalized plan for me to follow and asked me to commit 100% for the best possible results.
Time was ticking…she suggested I try naturally while working on improving my egg quality before undergoing IVF. Within 1 month of actively trying, I was pregnant! Unbelievable!!! 😀 I know without Lin pushing me to undertake the test, and her unwavering support, guidance & personalised plan this may never have happened for me. I am now 18 weeks pregnant with a little baby girl due on October 8th 2016.
Thank you Lin from the bottom of my heart for all you have done and continue to do for me. I will be working with you again for baby no 2! ;-)”
– Michelle Tenkate, Brisbane, Australia May 2016
“Lin Weinberg is simply amazing and an asset to have through the IVF process. I had gone through IVF before and delivered a healthy son in January 2014. My husband and I had three embryos left frozen and none resulted in a pregnancy. Wanting more children and better embryo quality, I hired Lin to help me through the process. Her extensive knowledge on egg quality and health resulted in a personalized plan that was easy to follow. Lin was there every step through my journey. She called after doctor appointments and was able to further explain the doctors’ decisions and what I could expect as a next step. She was professional yet very warm and personable. Her methodology prepared my body for all the medications for the IVF process and this time I responded better to the medication and had no complications. Working with Lin had a huge impact on my IVF cycle as I am currently pregnant with my second baby and I have 4 great quality embryos in addition to 1 good quality embryo frozen for future use.
To provide some detail and perspective, my first IVF yielded 11 eggs, 4 embryos in total with 1 of the 4 being a high quality embryo. The other 3 were good to okay quality. As luck would have it, my son was the result of an okay quality embryo. Two years ago we used the exact same medication protocol, fertility clinic and doctor with exception Lin was not by our side. Fast forward to my recent IVF, again using the exact same medication protocol, fertility clinic and doctor because why not, it worked before, but this time with Lin’s guidance, we yielded 15 eggs, 12 were mature, 8 fertilized and went on to become 5 high quality embryos and 1 good quality embryo. We were able to accomplish these remarkable results with following Lin’s protocol for just 4 months.
Lin Weinberg is a true expert. She has an abundance of knowledge, passion, and wisdom for IVF and egg retrieval and with her program I had a successful cycle. I couldn’t imagine undergoing IVF without the support and guidance of Lin and words cannot express my gratitude.”
– Ginny P. Los Angeles, California March 2016
“When I first decided to embark on the journey toward having my eggs retrieved and frozen I felt overwhelmed and ignorant. It took me a year to move forward out of the sense of darkness that surrounded the experience. The turning point for me was meeting Lin Weinberg. She was gracious, warm, and knowledgeable. She was comforting, supportive, and filled me in on steps of the journey I never knew existed. She created a customized plan for me immediately to help maximize the quality of my eggs. Once my DNA results were in, she modified my existing plan and created a truly personalized plan that allowed me to optimize my reproductive health, overall health and the quality of my eggs. Surprisingly, I learned through my DNA results there were some things I should avoid during pregnancy in order to avoid a miscarriage. Had I never had my DNA tested, I likely would not have known until it was too late. Lin walked with me forward in a step-wise motion; never moving faster than I felt comfortable and checking-in regularly on my progress. She walked me through interviewing and selecting a doctor I felt confident with. The doctor I chose was impressed with all the leg work I had done to prepare myself and her methodology was right in line with that outlined by Lin Weinberg months earlier. When I began the intensive part of the process Lin was by my side providing me both practical and spiritual guidance and helped me to make challenging decisions with confidence and ease. The process was smooth, simple, and didn‘t require any over-thinking on my part. My body responded very well to all of the treatments and my egg retrieval was a success!! I’m immensely grateful for Lin‘s involvement in my journey. I can’t even imagine having done this without her support and guidance. She is truly a blessing!”
– Karen Salita, Orange County, California October 2015
“I‘m so glad to have hired Lin Weinberg on my journey to becoming pregnant with my first child. Lin has a beautifully warm approach to discussing uniquely personal details. I feel empowered to make informed choices through her easy to understand explanations of complex health issues. She has created a personalized plan using my DNA that is just for me and already I’m amazed. Who knew! Lin Weinberg is a true expert. Professional, honest and extremely caring. Anyone on their journey to having a healthy baby, I highly recommend hiring Lin Weinberg. Thank you Lin for all you have done for me and I look forward to continuing our journey!”
– Michelle Tenkate, Brisbane, Australia October 2015
“Lin Weinberg is a Pandora’s box of knowledge and extremely resourceful. One of the many things that amazes me about Lin is her passion for research. She continually goes above and beyond my expectations. The many things that would have taken up enormous amounts of my time and was a chore for me, was easily handled by Lin. She really took superb care of me. In the process of working with Lin, I felt relief. Relief in knowing I wasn’t alone on this journey. Her expertise, eagerness to help and compassion shines through during the entire process. I was blessed to conceive as early as three months after hiring Lin. I truly believe with Lin Weinberg’s role as my fertility guide, the personalized plan she created just for me, and the ongoing support from Lin, I was able to conceive quickly. Because of Lin, I didn’t have to go through IVF again. To my delight and surprise, I conceived naturally. Thank you so so much Lin!”
– Soumya B. NYC September 2015
“Lin Weinberg was able to help both my partner and I make one of life’s most important decisions. She walked us through the ins and outs of IVF explaining all the potential pitfalls. Lin helped us save money, time and unnecessary hassles and frustration. Lin was friendly, non-intimidating, effective and as a result we are all set to move forward with expanding our family using IVF. Thank you Lin! We highly recommend Lin Weinberg to anyone considering starting a family or expanding their family. She is an invaluable resource!”
– Rachael Merritt, Pennsylvania
“Lin Weinberg proved herself to be an valuable asset in my endeavors to become a single mom by choice. Her advice about participating in directed donor (DD) programs was not only practical and professionally delivered, but was also thorough and accurate. I would highly recommend anyone adding Lin Weinberg to their “TTC Team,” she is an invaluable asset.”
– Victoria B. 2014