Dealing with infertility is one of the most stressful, painful and difficult experience that people encounter. It’s never a linear path and is often complicated by various factors from medical conditions, unpredictability and a lack of answers. As an acupuncturist who specializes in fertility, I have found that there is a strong emotional component to conceiving a child. This may seem obvious to some and annoying to others, but there’s a thread of magic to this fertility journey. I am NOT saying that “you should relax” or “go on vacation” in order to get pregnant. (This is something that most women hear when they are trying to conceive and it is so, SO painful!) For example, everything can go “right” during fertility treatment and still get a negative pregnancy test. [Read more…]
Experiencing infertility can be so difficult to emotionally deal with. I am always speaking with patients regarding how they are doing emotionally and what they can do to bring themselves to a brighter place. One patient of mine (as well as many others) has always inspired me in terms of how she deals with her infertility struggles. She is authentic when things are hard but she does not let herself stay in that place. Rather she focuses on gratitude and enjoying her life just the way it is as she moves forward in her fertility journey. When she told me that her and her husband had started a blog, I knew I would want to share it with all of my clients. I am sure you will enjoy their honesty and humor as much as I do.