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Jane, Somerville, MA

Infertility is the hardest thing I’ve ever had to deal with in my life. We all assume that after years of carefully using birth control, when we’re finally ready to get pregnant, we will. After my husband was diagnosed with severe male factor infertility due to a surgery he had at age 3, we were told IVF was our only hope to have a biological child. I had high hopes that based on our ages (31 & 32) and me not having any problems, it would work right away. Unfortunately, our first try did not work. After that, we looked into doing absolutely everything we could to help maximize our chances of success with our second try. I began seeing Tami weekly for acupuncture treatment, and my husband came several times prior to the second IVF. I will never know exactly what made our second cycle work, but I did get more eggs retrieved than during the first try and I also believe I had fewer side effects from the very powerful medications that are used to stimulate the ovaries leading up to egg retrieval. When I got a really bad cold the week before egg retrieval, Tamie sent some special herbal medications for me and was very supportive throughout the process. Anyway, I am 10.5 weeks pregnant with what we’re hopeful with be our first child. All I can say is that if we end up doing IVF again in the future to have another child, I’ll be seeing Tamie again for sure !