Now that I have my two kids, it's very satisfying to help people who have been struggling with fertility. As a part of my practice in Fort Collins, Colorado, I work with reproductive endocrinologists (REs), OB/GYNs and nurse midwives to help their patients get pregnant. And it WORKS! 85 % of my patients go on to have babies. I feel incredibly fortunate to do the work I do.
With over 12 years experience in fertility acupuncture, I have had many years to consider the advice I give to patients. When women first come to me, they are overwhelmed and frustrated with their efforts to get pregnant. Often, they are burdened with too much information from the internet and well-meaning friends or family. At the same time, ironically, they are suffering from a lack of solid data.
The one piece of advice I give to every single patient is get evaluated. You need to answer that “why” question before any other. If there are anatomical issues preventing you from conceiving, you need to know that.
Go see an acupuncturist if you have been trying to get pregnant for six months with no luck. If you have been trying for over a year, see a reproductive endocrinologist. And definitely, without question, go to an RE first if you are over age 35. There are things that I can't see as an acupuncturist, like blocked fallopian tubes or a uterine septum. At later ages, women don't have much time to waste trying out alternatives.
More than advice from your girlfriends or inventive sex positions from women's magazines, what you need is data about your specific reproductive system. Without knowing exactly what is preventing you from conceiving, any solutions you may try will be blind.