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!