My reservations about acupuncture were the thought of needles being put in me and hurting! It was a false fear! The needles are tiny and although some may be felt slightly, they did not hurt even though they were in me for about half an hour or so.
Jennie was very personable. She sat down with me each time to see how things were going and where I was with my cycles. I went to Jennie for assistance for my IVF cycles. She was very flexible and accommodating in meeting with me because of critical time frames. The second cycle was a “fresh” cycle which was something Jennie could help me with. She helped prepare me by recommending herbs and teas to drink to enhance fertility. I did what she recommended even though the drinks were not the best tasting, but in the end it proved to be a success and IVF/ICSI worked!
I have realized that acupuncture is an alternative medicine that works. I am always one to look for all options and believe it impacted my body in a positive way. In the end my husband and I gained two beautiful babies.
Couples going thru fertility treatments, including IVF/ICSI, can benefit from working with Jennie. Even those struggling to get pregnant would benefit from acupuncture to help the body with fertility.
If you are looking for options, you have nothing to lose by trying acupuncture. I believe it truly helped my case. We had three failed attempts before I sought out acupuncture to help. Now we have twins!
~ H. Larsen
I was nervous about the pain that I thought would be associated with the acupuncture needles. I was also extremely nervous about how my care would be managed since I was 8 weeks pregnant with a history of 4 pregnancy losses, three of which were in the second trimester. Over the years, I had visited several specialists, perinatalogists, and perinatal endocrinologists, and received no information as to why those losses occurred. I was beyond scared!
First of all, acupuncture needles do not hurt at all! Most of the time you do not even feel them. Jennie took charge with my treatment plan right away! She contacted a colleague who was able to recommend a treatment plan that would be suited to my unique history and circumstances. After our initial consultation, I never doubted her for a second. She was beyond wonderful!
I believe that being able to schedule bi-weekly visits was the most helpful thing we did. I really felt like we were able to dedicate enough time to manage my care.
For me, my ultimate goal was a healthy pregnancy and baby. In June of this year, I gained the most beautiful gift in the world and delivered a healthy 6 lb. 7 oz. girl. Having a healthy baby meant the world to myself and my family! I truly believe that my daughter would not be here with us if it weren’t for the countless hours that Jennie dedicated to both of us during my pregnancy!!!
I think anyone with a history of pregnancy loss would benefit from working with Jennie. She is the calm during the storm!
Also, Jennie has to be one of the nicest people I have ever met. You can tell that she truly cares for you and your health and well-being. She will go above and beyond what you expect of her and will surround you with care and comfort at each appointment. The world would be a better place if there were more people like Jennie to take care of everyone!
~ Laura R.
My biggest concern was my fear of needles and if I would be able to overcome that fear enough to benefit. Knowing what I do now, I feel silly! The needles don’t hurt at all! You hardly even feel them.
I think the relaxation that I was able to achieve during our sessions helped me the most. I was less stressed over all and felt like I was taking steps to achieve my goal of having a baby. And now we have a beautiful 15 month old boy!
Anyone who is struggling to conceive could benefit in my opinion. I also think that people who are overly stressed should consider meeting you and giving it a try.
I went in with preconceived notions that I would not like acupuncture, I couldn’t have been more wrong. It helped me in many ways and Jennie’s personality was so encouraging. She was the first person I met with that made me believe I was going to overcome my fertility challenges. She paid attention to the smallest details so she could tweak my treatment plan if it needed to be done.
~ Jessica H.
I was concerned primarily on whether it would actually work or not, and also worried about the cost. I had concerns about whether or not it would be painful as well.
I am glad I tried acupuncture, because after a few sessions, I did get pregnant. I had been having issues with infertility, and not until I tried acupuncture did I actually become pregnant. The cost was very minimal. Additionally, it wasn’t painful at all, and actually very relaxing.
I believe the acupuncture was the most helpful. I became pregnant, and I contribute working with Jennie as a direct result of that. I gained a beautiful daughter from it!
I think anyone who is having difficulty with infertility should talk to Jennie to see if there are ways that she can help.
I really enjoyed my experience working with Jennie. She was very easy going and answered all of the questions I had and addressed all of my concerns. She was great to work with!
~ Heather D.
We accomplished a successful pregnancy! I feel relieved because I am currently pregnant and due in January 2014. The acupuncture, relaxation and talking about things to help with PCOS helped a lot. I am glad I know more about PCOS. Anyone that is having problems trying to get pregnant should talk to Jennie because not only is she knowledgeable, but she is willing to listen and is always there.
~ Toni V.
After doing some research and emailing with Jennie prior to working together, I didn’t have any specific concerns. My doctor recommended electro-stim acupuncture twice a week for 4 weeks and Jennie had experience in this area.
I had a healthy pregnancy and now baby girl!
Women with fertility issues could benefit from working with Jennie, specifically those with known blood flow issues to the uterus. I don’t know of any clinics in MN that test blood flow, but our out of state clinic tested and I’m glad they did … thus I believe acupuncture is helpful for anyone going through infertility.
Jennie, you are great! Thank you for everything you did for me. With your help, we achieved a pregnany and our baby girl.
My husband and I had been having trouble conceiving. We had been trying for 2 years and I had had one miscarriage. Our next step was to work with a fertility clinic, but I didn’t feel comfortable about all of the tests and procedures. I was beginning to think I was so stressed about not becoming pregnant, I was sabotaging our chances every month. I began looking at other options and was told about acupuncture as an option though a midwife at my clinic and that is when I found Jennie.
I have one child and another on the way, so I am so happy I chose to come and see Jennie!
We focused on my ovulation cycle while I was trying to get pregnant the first time. When I became pregnant the second time, I was hospitalized a couple of times with extreme nausea and vomiting with pregnancy, so we worked with getting that and other symptoms under control.
I have gained the confidence that there are other ways to deal with health issues that you do not have to stress about.
Anyone that has been having trouble conceiving and/or is beginning to get very stressed and not liking their options should come and see Jennie.
~ Diana P
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