Successes

Here are personal stories of patients who’ve been helped by Acupuncture Fertility Specialists. If you’d like to share your story, please contact us!

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Carol J

I did multiple embryo transfer with the IVF but dint work, and had only one Embryo left and through my friend I heard about “Acupuncture Fertility Specialists” and met Dr Swasti. She is very knowledgeable and caring. She explained How Acupuncture works in terms of fertility, which is great to know. I did acupuncture couple of month before the embryo transfer and the day of my Embryo Transfer. This time it really worked and I am pregnant now.

I highly recommend “Acupuncture Fertility Specialists”.

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Renee Calhoun

I was diagnosed with low ovarian reserve. On ultrasound my ovaries had about three eggs on each side, half of what I should have at the age of 34, and my FSH is 17.7, and my AMH is 0.335. I did two IUI’s without medications with frozen sperm, then two WITH medication, and no success. My doctor said I should prepare for IVF. I started reading “Making Babies” by Sami S. David and it talked about not only all the little issues that could be preventing pregnancy (like too acidic cervical mucous, pelvic infections you don’t even know you have, inflammatory issues, etc), but how beneficial acupuncture and Chinese medicine can be when trying to conceive. I was desperate. I didn’t want to do IVF yet, and I was so blessed to have found a donor who was helping me try (I did home inseminations). It had been over a year of doing insemination after insemination with NOTHING to show for it. Never a positive test. I figured why not just try this acupuncture thing? I have nothing to lose and it’ll be good even if I end up needing to do IVF. So I found Acupuncture Fertility Specialists and saw Swasti and I immediately knew she was legit. I had learned a lot with all the research I had done about Chinese medicine and she touched on all the major issues, she did a thorough intake, and gave me a good treatment plan to get me started. I had blood stagnation, yin deficiency, and a cold uterus. She gave me herbs, she did acupuncture, and she gave me exercises and a diet to follow at home. I CONCEIVED THAT SAME MONTH! All I needed was a little help from Swasti and I was able to get pregnant! I’m currently 8 weeks now, and I’m so happy. All my doctors were telling me to do IVF, that it would be the only way and I would have a slim chance still. I am so glad I went to see Swasti. She has changed my life and I’m so grateful. I really thought I would never get pregnant, and thanks to Acupuncture Fertility Specialists I am! I’m still in shock! 😍 I highly highly recommend them. And Sylvia who runs the front office is amazing too. She’s so sweet and makes you feel comfortable immediately. They really care and they’re really getting women pregnant!

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Sajjad Ali

Dr, swasti fertility specialists are amazing. She is so kind and helpful and also her staff so nice . For my spermatozoa motility issue 3 months ago I visited to Dr, swasti that time my motility value was only 1 % but after 3 months Dr, swasti treatment now the value is 48% 
( Al humdulilah) thanks God . I also want to thanks to DR, swasti and her team !!!!!!!

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NN of El Dorado Hills

My husband and I had one wish. For the longest time we so badly wanted a beautiful healthy baby. After going through countless days and nights with fertility appointments, injections, and treatments, we were so scared, nervous, anxious, yet so extremely excited all at the same time. We had so many mixed emotions throughout this journey but would not have made it through it all without Dr. Cherry, Dr. Floyd and the rest of his staff. Dr. Cherry is one of a kind. He is kind hearted, generous, and such a knowledgeable provider. They call him “the baby whisperer” for a reason! He instantly knows how to put you at ease and I whole-heartedly trust him in providing care for my baby and I throughout this whole process. Dr. Floyd is absolutely amazing as well. I connected with her instantly. She has a glowing personality and it is obvious she was meant for this profession as it shows through her compassion in helping others. She is genuine and always takes her time with me during my treatments and always doing her best to make me comfortable. I never felt like just “a patient” in this practice. I want to give a shoutout to Sylvia for being such an awesome office receptionist. She always has a smile on her face and always tries to accommodate my hectic schedule. This office treats you like family and I cannot tell you how many times I was so excited each week to give them updates on my progress throughout our fertility journey. They went through the entire process with me and I don’t know what I would have done without them. Thank you to my acupuncture fam for taking such good care of me and my baby! I will forever be grateful to you all for this blessing in our lives.

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Anonymous

Hello everyone, My husband and I moved to California in July . We just wanted to move away leaving all our painful memories in Buffalo NY. My husband and I were devastated with my 3 miscarriages and we were willing to try one last time or go in for adoption. That is when we found about Dr. Cherry and came to know more about him through some friends and research. Finally we met with him and we felt so comfortable and reassured .
I went in for 4 months for treatment and the next thing I know I had conceived . It was unbelievable . I also went to him for miscarriage prevention and it really helped me to overcome my anxiety and irrational fears. In fact I always looked forward to my visits as he was kind, caring and compassionate and I could see it in him. That is the primary reason why I chose to get treated by him. I loved his staff, they were professional, caring, flexible and always willing to help you with appointments and also boost your morale when you are down.

I am currently 6 months pregnant and am due in September. I would highly and happily recommend Dr. Cherry for any fertility treatment. Every woman deserves to be a mother and there is lot of hope and positive energy when you meet with Dr. Cherry. Once you start your treatment with him, you will know that you are in good hands . My husband and I are eternally grateful to you sir and you truly have changed our lives for the better. We are ever thankful to you and your staff.

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Karaleen, Wesely, William and Future Baby due Nov 2010

I began seeing Dr. Cherry after miscarrying our first pregnancy and three failed IUI’s. We were heading into our first IVF and I read that acupuncture can often help increase your chances of getting pregnant. I had very little experience with acupuncture. My grandmother had used it several times for arthritis, but I had no idea there were fertility benefits.

My first meeting with Dr. Cherry completely put me at ease. I was not afraid of the needles, he answered all my silly questions about why this point? Why that? What is up with all the pulses? Overall, I felt very comfortable and relaxed in his care. I saw Dr. Cherry once a week for 2 months leading up to my IVF. At 40 years old, I was anxious knowing odds were not in my favor, but acupuncture seemed to ease that anxiety. My side affects from the medications were reduced (I suffered from headaches very badly with the last three rounds) and my overall attitude going into the stressful IVF process was less than with our previous, less invasive procedures. My husband commented several times about how calm and relaxed I was (and if you know me…these are not adjectives usually used to describe me).

Our first IVF resulted in a good number of follicles and a good transfer of 3 embryos. I did get pregnant, but sadly… lost the pregnancy very early. These things cannot be stopped if they are meant to be. But I did acupuncture before and after transfer and it was wonderful.

We continued to see Dr. Cherry as we decided on our next steps. One more try…that was the answer. And this time I needed acupuncture even more as this was the LAST attempt. That along increased the anxiety level. But once again….my weekly appointments calmed me, gave me hope and kept me centered. We sailed through the procedures, continued the acupuncture and had a wonderful outcome. Once my pregnancy test was positive, I saw Dr. Cherry once per week for the 1st trimester and once per month for the remainder of the pregnancy. He helped me with swelling, back pain, nausea and to relieve my stress and fear about another miscarriage. Overall….a fantastic experience and I have since recommended him to anyone I know who needs help conceiving.

Fast forward 2 years later and we are back. We decided to adopt embryos and do a frozen embryo transfer to grow our family. I would not even consider doing and fertility treatments anymore without including acupuncture. And this time, we sailed through and got pregnant on the first try. But…the first several weeks were scary with spotting and questionable ultrasounds. I was a wreck emotionally and looked forward to my weekly (and sometimes biweekly) appointments as they calmed my nerves and put me at ease. We are now anxiously awaiting the birth of our 2nd child and I enjoy my monthly visits to see Dr. Cherry.

Not only would I recommend acupuncture for anyone struggling with infertility… but specifically I would recommend Dr. Cherry and his phenomenal staff. They feel like family to us and we miss them when we are not here regularly.

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Lisa

Our path to conceiving a child wasn’t the easy road we expected it to be. However, it was made much easier by Dr. Cherry and his staff. After trying to conceive for more than a year, we discovered that my cycles were very abnormal and that we also had male fertility issues, which meant that IVF was our only chance at conceiving the child we so desperately wanted. A close friend who had also been through IVF recommended that I go to Dr. Cherry for acupuncture prior to and during the IVF process. I didn’t know much about acupuncture before that but thought I would give it a try. Dr. Cherry’s bedside manner and calming spirit immediately put me at ease and helped me relax during what is a very emotionally draining and physically stressful process.
Within weeks, my cycles became more regular and my usual monthly issues, like terrible cramps, went away. Although our first IVF was unsuccessful, I continued to visit Dr. Cherry in preparation for another attempt. Those visits not only helped prepare my body to go through the process again, but helped me heal and deal with the pain of our first attempt not succeeding. It all paid off in the end when we found out we are expecting twins!

I have continued to visit Dr. Cherry throughout my pregnancy and his treatments really helped with my morning sickness, back issues and other pregnancy woes. I cannot stress how much I appreciate all he has done to help my husband and I realize our dream of having children. I truly don’t believe this all would have come together without him.

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Angela & Donald

I don’t know where to start besides a big Thank you to Dr. Cherry and your staff for giving my husband and I our special gift. After being diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome in June 2009 after trying to conceive I was told fertility medication would be the only way for us to have children. We decided to try pills and after 7 failed rounds and being told injections was the only way I found Dr. Cherry online by faith. I began treatment in October of 2009 and enjoyed every moment and became very close to Dr. Cherry and Val. They gave me constant hope and positive feelings at every moment of my journey. After 5 months of treatment I decided I needed a personal break from all of the baby things after no successful ovulation, Little did I know I had ovulated and became pregnant!!! 1 week after I found out I called Dr. Cherry and told him the amazing news, I think we were both shocked. I had not ovulated in 14 months and through all of Dr. Cherry’s expertise and determination here I am 15 weeks pregnant with the most precious gift anyone can ever receive. When you feel all of your hope and prayers have failed you; having that special person(s) to guide you through day to day and give you positive energy and a sense of well being can change your life. That is what Dr. Cherry has done for me. I will forever be grateful…

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Graham and Kacie

My husband and I decided to start trying for our first child just after our 2 year anniversary. We were both 28 and thought it may take a few months, but weren’t really sure. We found out about 6 months in that I was not ovulating. My doctor put me on Clomid to stimulate ovulation. After the first two rounds with nothing happening, I became quite discouraged. Someone gave me Dr. Cherry’s name so I decided it was worth a try. I started seeing Dr. Cherry in September 2010. I got a positive ovulation test by November and was so excited! Two months later I became pregnant with our first child!
Every week I looked forward to my time with Dr. Cherry and his staff. They became friends I got to see weekly. Even throughout the pregnancy, I was sad when my appointments went from weekly to monthly. But overall, I credit Dr. Cherry with helping my husband and I welcome our beautiful baby girl into our lives and become wonderful friends at the same time. I look forward to the time I get to go back for future pregnancies!

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Anonymous January 2012

My husband and I didn’t decide to have children until I was 40 due to my prior health history. I was very fortunate to be able to get pregnant easily with my first child and had her when I was 41. At the age of 42 we decide we wanted another baby. We tried for one year before I got pregnant but I unfortunately miscarried that pregnancy. We continued to try to conceive naturally but without success. We consulted with a reproductive endocrinologist who told us that we had a 1-3% chance of conceiving naturally and that even if I did conceive I would have a 50-60% chance of miscarriage. Further, I was not a candidate for clomid and doing IUI with or without medications would maybe increase our chance by a couple percent; our best option was to do IVF with a donor egg. My husband and I decided that we weren’t comfortable doing any fertility treatments; the RE suggested acupuncture if we were going to continue to try naturally.
I started treatment with Dr. Cherry in January of 2011. He did a very thorough history and was frank with me that my chances weren’t great but he thought that acupuncture might be able to help improve my odds. He gave me a wonderful book that recommended some dietary and lifestyle changes and prescribed some herbs. I made some modifications to my diet but primarily I significantly increased my fruit and vegetable intake. I have a rare and serious auto immune disease and I was impressed that he educated himself on the specifics of my condition and adjusted his treatments accordingly. I was probably a challenging patient because my body often responded to the herbs and treatment in ways that were not expected. He adapted and revised my treatment program as needed and when something wasn’t working he always seemed to come up with a creative alternative solution.

I got pretty discouraged many times throughout my treatment and he was always such a wise and calm force. He never told me that pregnancy was guaranteed but without many words he helped me to find peace with whatever the outcome might be and I was able to start restoring some balance in my life. After 7 months of treatment I got pregnant! I am now 25 weeks pregnant with a baby girl. All tests and ultrasounds indicate that she is healthy and the pregnancy is going great. I will be 45 years old when I deliver her. I am so thankful to Dr. Cherry for his skill, patience, wisdom, encouragement and support. I would highly recommend him and his skilled, knowledgeable and kind staff.