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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    Dr. Cherry and his staff have been an absolute joy!!

    My husband and I were fortunate enough to be referred by our fertility clinic. I firmly believe that his services helped us not only to get pregnant, but to ease the symptoms of our twin pregnancy. We are so blessed to be 32 weeks along and not on bed rest!!

    March 26, 2016

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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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    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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    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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    My husband and I had been trying for almost 9 months to get pregnant when I decided to try acupuncture. My twin sister had been going through assisted reproduction due to ongoing fertility issues, and my husband and I wanted to avoid going through that process if at all possible. I called Acupuncture Fertility Specialists and I felt a connection with Jennifer Horton as soon as I met her. I felt encouraged and hopeful after each session with Jennifer, and I felt that she cared about me as a person, not simply as another patient. I started to notice changes in my body and energy level after only a few sessions. After 6 weeks of acupuncture treatment, my husband and I were surprised and overjoyed to find out that we were pregnant! I am so thankful that I chose to try acupuncture when I did, rather than start down the path of medical intervention.

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    Lynne & Neil March 2011

    My husband and I started trying to get pregnant when I was 37. Nothing happened after a couple years of trying, and then I went for fertility shots for two months in a row. We didn’t conceive. However, a couple months later, we were overjoyed when we discovered that we were pregnant. Sadly, we miscarried our first baby at 7 weeks. We got pregnant the following month with our Daughter, and we were devastated when our beautiful little girl was stillborn at 35 weeks. She had a hole in her heart. It would be impossible for us to explain the magnitude of such a loss, so we won’t try. We will only say that there are no words to explain how much we love and miss our little girl. She gave us many gifts, though, and we believe that she watches over us.
    With our history, we were scared and lost, and we didn’t know if we would ever realize the miracle of having a baby who would live. We tried to get pregnant, and we were unsuccessful for almost a year, so we decided that we should probably try the fertility shots again. There was a specific Doctor at the Clinic who we wanted to see, as he had been very helpful and had given us hope. He was out of town, so we decided to wait for his return. The Clinic mentioned that while we were waiting that we might want to consider acupuncture, as it had been very helpful to others. They gave us the number for Dr. Cherry’s office, and we think that moment changed the course of our lives.

    When we called Dr. Cherry’s office, we felt like we were really going to get the help that we needed. I was given the most amazing care by everyone that I encountered there. We are thrilled and happy (again beyond what words can describe) that we now have a Son who is 10 months old, and he is “happy and healthy, living long and prospering, SUPERBABY!” That was our mantra that we came up with to encourage us when we tried to get pregnant again. More on that later…

    When I started getting the acupuncture, I learned that I could by many different factors improve the quality of my eggs, increase my chances of getting pregnant, and increase my chances of staying pregnant. I went to three months of acupuncture, slipped in one round of shots at the fertility clinic, and got pregnant after about 5 months total of acupuncture. When we got the “number” to tell how strong the pregnancy was, Dr. Cherry said something to the effect of …well, with that kind of a number, you either have twins or a super strong pregnancy. After that, we started calling our baby Superbaby, and he is a super baby. He is so happy, healthy, and full of life. He has recently started walking. When we look at him, the love that we have for him takes our breath away. He is perfect; we think that maybe his Sister had a hand in picking him out for us. We are so, so blessed with this amazing gift, and honored to be his parents. I gave birth to him when I was 42, and I went to acupuncture for the whole pregnancy, with my wonderful husband there at every visit. My Son’s birth was beautiful and easy; even though, he was just over 9lbs! Dr. Cherry started preparing me for the birth towards the last few weeks by changing the treatment procedure.

    We have had so many beautiful people help us on our journey…friends, family, Sharing Parents (the support group that we started going to after our Daughter passed; we are still involved with them as volunteers), other Doctors, even strangers…and Dr. Cherry and everyone at his office.

    The visits to Dr. Cherry’s office were also helpful emotionally and for relaxation, and the kindness that we received there was amazing. Most of all, though, we honestly believe that the acupuncture is what made all the difference for us to have a healthy baby, and for that we will be eternally grateful.

    If you are thinking of going to Dr. Cherry’s office DO IT; we think that it is the best chance that you have. If you have had losses, we are so, so sorry. If our story gives just one of the people who read this hope, our job here is done, except to say Thank you a million times to Dr. Cherry and everyone at his office.

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    My husband and I were pleasantly surprised when we got pregnant with our son on our very first try. When we decided to have another child, I knew that it might not happen the first time, but never thought we would be trying over a year and struggling with Secondary Infertility.
    After my OB had me try clomid 4 times with no success, I was referred to an RE where he diagnosed me with PCOS. He told us that we would probably only get pregnant again if we used injectible medication + IUI. I was stunned because we didn’t have any problems conceiving our first child and now was told I would have to undergo very invasive and costly treatment in order to have a hope of having more children. After discussing it over, we decided to try other alternatives for 4-6 months before we jumped into the world of infertility drugs/treatment. A friend had mentioned that acupuncture can help with a plethora of things, including fertility.

    I contacted Dr. Cherry’s office and decided to go through with a consult to see what he would suggest or if there was anything he could do to help. He was so warm and I really felt at ease. He was very optimistic about my situation; however, did not make any promises. He said that he would suggest acupuncture for 4-6 mo, but if I still was not pregnant to look back into the fertility treatments. I was very happy with his suggestion because it was exactly what my husband and I had agreed upon earlier. We started treatment right away, at the beginning of Aug. and I felt so relaxed and could feel my attitude AND body changing…inside and out. I had not had any kind of a cycle since the end of May and by Oct. 1st (only 2 months of seeing Dr. Cherry) I had my first period in almost 5 months. I never thought I would be so happy about that, but it was the 1st outward sign that my body was doing what it was supposed to. I felt like it was a start…but was ECSTATIC to find out it was the start of something much more…I got pregnant that 1st cycle!! We welcomed our baby girl July 12, 2011!

    There are not enough kind things that I could say about Dr. Cherry, Ariele, and Val. The entire staff is so warm and you can feel how much they care and are invested in each of their patients. I looked forward to each of my visits (I am POSITIVE I have never said that about any of my doctors) and left feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. Dr. Cherry does not only treat your specific problem, but you as a whole person. I loved my experience with Dr. Cherry and know that when we try for our 3rd child I will be excited to have Dr. Cherry by my side and helping me along the way.

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