See how our patients overcame the disappointment of failed IVFs and/or inseminations using acupuncture.
Our couple highlighted in this video overcame several medical issues including male factor infertility and unsuccessful inseminations with the help of fertility acupuncture.
I was referred by my fertility doctor, Dr. Shelly of FSMG, to try acupuncture after 3 frozen embryo transfer cycles failed for unexplained reasons. After working with Zen Fertility Center, I was able to get pregnant with a fresh IVF cycle. Acupuncture allowed me to take time out of my hectic schedule to focus on me so I could relax and reduce my stress. My acupuncturist also helped me modify my diet to increase my fertility. I would recommend Zen Fertility Center for anyone that needs acupuncture. - Jessica W.
"After 4 miscarriages and 2 failed IVF attempts over the past 3 years, I decided to try acupuncture to get pregnant. After 3 1/2 months of acupuncture at Zen Fertility Center, I finally got pregnant. I offer you my warmest thanks for the care, understanding, and ultimate success you gave me. You have added immeasurably to our family, and to our happiness; there aren't words for my gratitude." - Martha Clay, San Diego
"I had been doing IUI with medication for about a year with no results, in fact I still didn't even ovulate every month. I contribute my successful conception all to acupuncture treatments at Zen Fertility Center. My acupuncture treatments have been very relaxing and has helped reduce my stress. In fact, when I'm ready for baby number 2, I will be starting with acupuncture first.
I feel like I am proof that acupuncture works to help get someone pregnant who may be having problems, and Zen Fertility has proven itself to be very knowledgeable and very good at what they do. In fact, my acupuncturist is absolutely great! She is very knowledgeable, more so than my doctor a lot of times. She makes me feel completely comfortable to be around." - Katie F., Oceanside, CA
"After 3 years of infertility problem, I am 39 week pregnant, now!! We seeked infertility specialist after 6 months of not being able to pregnant, and he could not find any reason why we could not get pregnant. I had one miscarriage from first IUI, hoping that I could get pregnant with IUI, however, no luck after 7 IUI tries. We decided to step up to IVF, that's when I found Zen Fertility Center's website. It gave me a lot of relief from infertility stress. I got pregnant after second try of FET and now I am waiting for this miracle to arrive any minute now." - R.S, San Diego, CA
"My name is Nadezda. My husband and I tried to get pregnant for some time. We tried IVF and it was not successful for us at the first time. Our doctor recommended to us acupuncture. I went to Zen Fertility Center. I had acupuncture before the embryo transfer and continue to have acupuncture. My acupuncturist asked me some important questions at my first visit and she knew exactly what I needed. After some time we had the positive pregnancy test! After that I continued acupuncture once a week. It helped me to relax and helped my nausea a lot. After the sessions I get a lot of energy and feel really good. I would recommend it to everyone! It works like magic!" - N. Windle, San Diego, CA
"After 3 years of struggling with infertility which included many different types of treatment including 3 failed IUI's and 1 failed IVF my husband and I began reading about acupuncture for the treatment of infertility. Before attempting our second IVF we talked with our Fertility Specialist about adding acupuncture to our infertility treatment. She had interviewed quite a few acupuncturists and she found Zen Fertility Center to be by far the most knowledgeable and recommend us to them. My husband and I both began going to ZFC for just over 3 months before our second IVF and December 16th, 2006 we got the best news ever, I was pregnant. I continued acupuncture for about the first 12 weeks into pregnancy and continue acupuncture to help with the aches and pains of pregnancy, which helps a lot. I truly believe that acupuncture played a critical role in the success of our conceiving." - Heather Raschtschenia, San Diego, CA
"Our struggle with infertility has ended and it was all thanks to everyone at Zen Fertility Center. After 6 failed IUI’s we decided to try IVF. After reading about the benefits of acupuncture, I decided to also begin treatment. Before acupuncture the most I ever produced was 1-3 follicles. The last IUI was more successful with 8 follicles; however, this last cycle was also accompanied by excruciating ovary pain caused by over stimulation and of course a negative pregnancy test. So I began seeing Heidi and the results were astonishing. Side effects diminished, my stress levels also lowered. Instead of increasing the dose of my medications like before, they were lowered dramatically, and the most incredible result of all, I produced 16 follicles! Both my retrieval and transfer were successful and I am now expecting my first child. There are no words to describe how grateful I am not only for the positive experience and results, but also for always being accommodating with scheduling appointments and for always answering all my questions, and for truly paying attention to my special needs. I look forward to continuing treatment throughout my pregnancy and after delivery to do what is needed to have a natural pregnancy and childbirth!" - Luz B., San Diego, CA
"We tried 5 rounds of clomid with no success. Meanwhile another year had passed. We were feeling very frustrated that nothing was working. Over 4 years had passed since my first miscarriage, so we decided to begin seeing Zen Fertility Center in conjunction with fertility treatments. I had three cycles of repronex injections and IUIs: the first cycle was cancelled because I hyperstimulated, ending up with over 25 follicles on each ovary! My RE said my body responded the way they'd expect a 25 year old's to respond, and I knew it was the acupuncture strengthening my body. The second cycle resulted in a chemical pregnancy. The third cycle joyously resulted in another pregnancy, this time with twins! Rachel and Ruben were born healthy at 37 weeks, one month before my 38th birthday.
We believe without a doubt that we would not have our twins today if it weren't for Zen Fertility Center's expertise in fertility issues. We only wish we had found them sooner!" - R.D., San Diego, CA
"Words just can't describe my appreciation and gratitude for Zen Fertility Center!
After four years of trying to conceive and learning that my fallopian tubes were blocked, we moved to IVF right away. Our first transfer resulted in a miscarriage, second transfer in a negative pregnancy test and our third transfer ended being the one that worked. We were blessed with a beautiful baby boy on November 11, 2010. I truly believe that the success of the third transfer was due to preparing my body months before the transfer with acupuncture. I also participated in acupuncture twice a week after the transfer for several months along with weekly visits after we felt comfortable that everything was going well with the pregnancy.
I can't thank my acupuncturist enough for all of her support during a very trying time. She was my cheerleader throughout the whole process. Every acupuncture session was started with a big greeting. She always wanted to know how I was feeling and if anything had changed since our last session. I looked forward to my acupuncture sessions because she made me feel at ease and she was there to listen to my concerns as we were embarking on the biggest emotional roller coaster ride of our lives. It was the hour of my week where I felt hope for us becoming parents. At times, while going through the IVF process, you feel as if your friends and family don't understand what you are going through but Heidi and the group at Zen Fertility Center do understand.
Pleasekeep up all the hard work and research you do for those of us that aren't able to conceive naturally." - Lora Kirschner, San Diego, CA