Infertility is a very misunderstood disease. Nobody talks about it and many people ignorantly think that stress alone causes it. We’ve found that stress can definitely worsen the condition, but that there are also very physical manifestati…ons of infertility that reach beyond the emotional aspects. As fertility experts, we are in the unique position of understanding when someone may need more help than we are able to give. We have referred many couples to Reproductive Endocrinologists when appropriate. There are also times when we are lucky enough to be able to tell a couple that we think they have a high likelihood of success with acupuncture and herbs. We’re very proud of these moments…..
When my husband and I married in 2010, we knew right away we wanted to become parents. After trying unsuccessfully to conceive, we sought treatment with a Reproductive Endocrenologist who diagnosed me with PCOS. After undergoing 2 failed rounds of ovulation induction and 2 failed rounds of IVF, we were told that we had a 5% chance of conceiving. Heartbroken, discouraged, and exhausted both mentally and physically from the toll of the treatments, we decided to take a step back and prepare my body and our finances for what would be our 3rd and final attempt at IVF. I had read about the benefits of utilizing acupuncture in conjunction with reproductive medicine, and though I was skeptical, sought treatment from Monica. Monica’s compassion, knowledge, and philosophy on the power of Chinese medicine encouraged me to trust my body, tap into its energy through acupuncture, and be patient with the processes of fertility rather than infertility. After three months, my husband and I were surprised to learn that despite what doctors had told us was possible, we had conceived naturally. I am currently 32 weeks pregnant, looking forward to meeting our little girl in June, and couldn’t be happier or more grateful to Monica for helping us achieve our dream of starting a family. -Audrey S-