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Jennifer, North Andover, MA

I first started seeing Tamie for infertility in March 2010 based on a recommendation from a friend who had been seeing her.  It took me a while to make the first appointment as I am afraid of needles and skeptical about acupuncture in general.  From my first visit on, Tamie made me feel comfortable and at ease around the needles.  I was so surprised that the needles did not hurt and that I was so relaxed that I fell asleep.  Right around the same time, I received some test results back and my FSH came back slightly elevated at a 9.1.  Tamie was so encouraging the whole time, convincing me that I would be able to get pregnant.  As soon as I started seeing her, I noticed changes in my monthly cycle.  The injectible drugs that I used to have for 2-3 days stopped and I didn’t have as many or as severe PMS symptoms.  During this time, I started undergoing fertility treatments.  I did a few cycles of Clomid and then 2 IUI’s with Clomid.  Although none of those treatments worked, Tamie worked with the treatments and I felt good the whole time (no bad side effects) which I relate to the acupuncture treatments. I then decided to do an IUI with injectable drugs.  This was to be my last treatment before moving on to IVF, something that I really did not want to do.  Tamie worked hard during that cycle sometimes seeing me 2 times a week.  I went to see her about a week before my pregnancy test, and she said that something “felt” different.  My body was really warm and my pulse was fast.  At the end of that week, I got the best news ever…. I was pregnant!  When I saw Tamie she was as excited as I was!  I am now 23 weeks pregnant and due in April.  I never had any morning sickness which I attribute to my continued acupuncture treatments.  I never would have made it this far without Tamie and acupuncture.  She made me feel confident, comfortable, and was my biggest cheerleader through the whole process! I am so grateful that I finally talked myself into doing acupuncture and will continue going until this baby is here!