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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I cannot speak highly enough about the level of care that Dr. Cherry provided to me before, during and after our twin pregnancy. From the intake appointment through lactation issues postpartum, he was a cherished part of our “team”, as I refer to them, and I know that he played an intricate part of our successful pregnancy and birth.

My appointments were relaxing and I always left feeling we were doing all we could to keep our babies safe and healthy. I had 3 miscarriage prior to receiving Dr. Cherry’s treatment and when my IVF clinic mentioned the possibility of acupuncture, I was willing to take whatever steps were necessary – – this was what was necessary for us.

I have referred Dr. Cherry to several friends trying to get pregnant and would recommend all women see him for treatment – – no matter how you are trying to conceive.

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After experiencing the loss of 2 of my babies, one in my 2nd trimester and one in my first trimester, I was extremely depressed and in need of some answers to why I had these repeated losses. My OBGYN had suggested that I go to a local fertility clinic to begin a large array of tests which ended up leading me to more anxiety and stress, and was costly.

Many of the tests came back normal with the exception of a low antral folical count which was most likely due to my maternal age of 38. It was recommended that we do FSH injections which my husband and I weren’t comfortable with so we decided to try a different approach to getting pregnant. Dr. Cherry was recommended to us by friends who we met from a local infant loss support group. I didn’t know much about acupuncture, but was willing to try something different and less envasive to getting pregnant.

When I first met Dr. Cherry, I was extremely impressed by his professionalism and his throroughness during my assessment. He truly loves what he does and it shows. I had so many questions about acupuncture and he answered all of them and explained them completely. He was very understanding of my situation and showed true empathy for the losses that my husband and I experienced. After I was given a diagnosis, I was placed on a program that consisted of taking herbs, changing my diet and having acupuncture treatments. I was amazed at how I began feeling better both physically and emotionally after only several treatments. I was thrilled when I got pregnant naturally in only 5 months after my 2nd loss. I went for weekly treatments until the end of my first trimester and then monthly sessions for the remainder of the pregnancy. The treatments that I received during my pregnancy helped my overall being. I felt less nauseated and more optimistic about the pregnancy. I would always look forward to my appointments knowing that I would have a chance to relax and I always left the office feeling better than when I went in. At one point later in the pregnancy, I was diagnosed with syatica which I was told by my Doctor that I would most likely have during the rest of the pregnancy and may need to quit work early. I couldn’t walk without excruciating pain. After 2 sessions with Dr. Cherry, I had no pain and was able to walk again and continue working until I went on maternity leave.

I am now happy to say that we have a healthy baby boy who is one week old. I am so grateful for the care that I have received by Dr. Cherry and his staff. Thank you Dr. Cherry for helping make this pregnancy a success and for your caring approach towards my treatment. I would highly recommend Dr. Cherry and his colleagues to anybody who is struggling with fertility issues and wants to try a different approach to getting pregnant.

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Sadly I lost my first child to a miscarriage in my second trimester, shortly thereafter was where my infertility story began. My husband and I spent a couple of years trying to conceive again with no success. During that time I went to a fertility clinic, took fertility medications, even underwent laparoscopic surgery to find the answers, and yet still was sent home with a confident “unexplained infertility” diagnosis. After months of fertility medications and negative pregnancy tests, I began to have more hot flashes than hope. I decided to break from all the shots & pills and discontinued all fertility meds and treatments. When a dear friend recommended acupuncture and specifically Dr. Cherry’s office, I went in with my fingers crossed and an open mind to Eastern medicine. After 6 short weeks under treatment I read “positive” on a pregnancy test just as Dr. Cherry assured me would happen. I continued treatment thru the duration of my pregnancy and delivered a healthy baby boy 9 months later. Dr. Cherry & his associate, Jennifer Horton, provided me with medical care that alleviated my nausea and relieved my sciatica pain mid-pregnancy, but more importantly they gave me immeasurable hope, eased my anxiousness over miscarriage, and sustained my pregnancy with their enthusiasm and encouragement. They are practitioners with sharp minds, open ears and big hearts. It’s been an honor to have been one of their patients. I have and will continue to passionately recommend friends to Dr. Cherry’s office. And when we decide our family needs to grow some more, I will seektheir hands again.

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Wayne & Eiko

My husband and I never had doubt that we would conceive whenever we decided to start a family, but we were wrong. We went to see the fertility specialist and had a test to determine a cause of infertility. We were diagnosed with “unexplained infertility” and were recommended to start taking medications to stimulate ovulation. We still believed we would conceive soon with some treatment. We were wrong again. Over the next 2 years we went through 1 cycle of IUI and 7 cycles of IVF and still had not conceived. We were very frustrated and medications drove me physically and emotionally crazy. We felt we had enough of these approaches and decided to try naturally. Several years had passed, without any luck. We started to accept the fact that we would live our lives without any child. However, when I turned 38 years old, I strongly felt that I would like to try one more time.

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Suzie & Brion

About four years ago, my husband and I started trying to have a child. After about a year without success, we were sent to a fertility clinic and told InVitro Fertilization was our only option. A friend had told me that acupuncture and Dr. Cherry were a great compliment to IVF. After doing some research, I realized that IVF is actually well supported in the literature for improving odds with IVF. On our first attempt at IVF and acupuncture, I was pregnant. Not only pregnant, I was having twins! We could not have been more excited!

We wanted a baby so bad and now we were lucky enough to have two. At 22 weeks pregnant, I went into labor and delivered my baby girl, Catherine and my baby boy, Carter. I was diagnosed with an incompetent cervix (basically a weak cervix that opens whenever it wants) and my twins passed away due to their young gestational age. It was the toughest year we have ever experienced following the loss of our babies.
Exactly three months later, we decided to try again. Fortunately we had two frozen embryos and went through with a second IVF transfer along with acupuncture. I soon found out I was pregnant again with one baby. I decided to do acupuncture throughout this pregnancy just to be on the extra safe side. I had many problems with this pregnancy – including two bleeding episodes in the first trimester – so severe that one ER doctor told me I had a miscarriage. When they finally discovered that I did not lose the baby, I knew this baby was tough and going to make it. Right after these two bleeding episodes I saw Dr. Cherry. He reassured me and did special pins during my session to help with bleeding issues. I do not understand how exactly acupuncture works, but I know I would not have made it through that pregnancy without the care he provided. More problems asrose as I was diagnosed with a blood clotting disorder (Factor V Leiden and MTHFR), diabetes, and put on bedrest despite my cerclage (stitch to sew up my cervix). I had preterm labor at 28 weeks and put on medicine for that. All along the way, Dr. Cherry saw me and changed his plan of care as my pregnancy progressed.

To make a long story short, we now have our baby boy Chase that we love so much. Thank you Dr. Cherry for helping us get to where we are today. I have included a picture of our little miracle!

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After 3 unsuccessful attempts at IVF, my husband and I were ready to give up on infertility treatments. We decided to give it one last try and were referred to Dr. Cherry by a friend. Dr Cherry was caring and compassionate towards helping achieve success with fertility as well as my overall health. I truly believe that Dr. Cherry’s acupuncture treatments made the difference and we are now looking forward to the upcoming birth of our twins!