Our birth story was a long and trying one. Dr. Cherry ended up being the light at the end of the tunnel and we will be forever thankful.
At age 35, we tried to conceive a child. A year later after no luck, we got referred to a fertility clinic. We went through all of the procedures from clomid on up to IVF. Nothing worked. A friend referred me to Dr. Cherry about a month before the IVF treatment. I kept working with Dr. Cherry after the failed IVF and my plan was to keep working with him for about 6 months before we would try a second attempt at IVF.
With Dr. Cherry’s help and a leave of absence from work on my part, I was able to conceive within three months of the failed IVF without any medical intervention or procedure. After a three year ordeal, I was finally pregnant!
I kept working with Dr. Cherry, seeing him every week during the first trimester and then once a month until our baby boy was born. I felt like the treatments kept me balanced and was reassured by studies that show that acupuncture treatments can reduce the risk of miscarriage. At age 38, I wanted to do everything I could to ensure a healthy pregnancy and delivery. We were blessed with a very healthy and strong baby boy in April of 2007.
As the clock continues to tick away, we knew we didn’t want to wait too long to try again for a second child. I decided early on that I would not go back to the clinic to seek help if I had difficulty conceiving a second time. However, I would and did go back to Dr. Cherry. Within six months of seeing Dr. Cherry and receiving acupuncture treatments, and only two months of trying to conceive, I was pregnant! We are currently awaiting the arrival of our baby girl and I have every reason to expect that she will be as happy and healthy as her older brother.
If we decide to try for a third child, there is no doubt in my mind that I will once again seek Dr. Cherry’s help.