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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Kristin

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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Dani

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.