Recently I had the honor of being at a breakfast with three moms and their handsome boys!
These three wonderful moms came to Integrative Healing Arts Acupuncture in New York City looking for fertility support, and after about two to three months of weekly acupuncture sessions, one by one they each became pregnant and nine months later: three beautiful healthy baby boys!
This story really begins a few years earlier. These three moms had met at a pre-school that their daughters attended. They soon discovered they had more in common than play-dates and tea parties: they all wanted a second child and had been trying to conceive for more than six months.
Before coming to me for acupuncture, these women had looked into different options with their doctors: one was considering starting an IVF (In Vitro Fertilization) cycle, another had actually started an IVF cycle process, and the third had been going through a series of medical tests to see whether she had a hormone imbalance or another medical condition hindering her from becoming pregnant.
When you are trying to conceive and it has been unsuccessful, the process can be frustrating and upsetting as the days turn into weeks and the weeks dip into years. Extra visits to your doctor and tests to find out “what is wrong” can create even more stress which certainly does not help the situation.
One of the women was referred to Integrative Healing Arts and referred the other two friends. Then one by one, the three women started coming in for one-hour acupuncture sessions each week. Acupuncture helps fertility by:
- Improving blood flow to the uterus, helping conditions to support an embryo
- Stimulating egg production
- Regulating hormone levels
- Reducing the chance of miscarriage
- Reducing stress
Some of the advice given was to make specific lifestyle changes, for example:
- cutting sugar and diet drinks from their diets
- suggesting they take probiotics
- regulating and making them aware of certain foods which have inflammatory effects such as wheat and gluten
After a few months of regulating and supporting the fertility cycle, the pregnancy tests showed positive!
The three friends continued to receive acupuncture treatments throughout their pregnancies for support and each delivered a beautiful healthy baby boy.
It is extremely rewarding to be a part of their success stories and an honor to know these women!
I am very grateful that these women were willing to let me share their story and personal experiences in the hopes of helping others. Their generosity will encourage more women in New York City to find out about the benefits of acupuncture, especially in connection with fertility.
Over the last 12 years, I have had the honor helping hundreds of women reach their dreams to conceive, each with their own story. If you are having a similar experience with getting pregnant and are tired of waiting, don’t hesitate to contact me, I would love the opportunity to discuss your personal situation and work with you in reaching your dreams.