“There must be those among whom we can sit down and weep and still be counted as warriors.”
Compassionate Care and Integrative Expertise
East Bay Acupuncture is here to walk alongside you on your fertility journey. Women and their partners come to our practice at all different stages of their family building process. Whether you have just begun to think about conceiving or you’ve been trying for many years, we have worked with someone just like you. Dealing with infertility can be a rollercoaster of information and emotions. We offer gentle, grounded support and the practical tools that you will need to move through this difficult time with serenity and ease.
Our practice supports all family constellations and provides a safe, nonjudgmental space for you to bring your struggles and triumphs. Our clients include single moms by choice, queer families, advanced maternal age, male factor infertility, women with PCOS, fibroids, endometriosis, unexplained infertility, failed IUI/IVF cycles, recurrent pregnancy loss and more.
“Aimee is a treasure! Her expertise, grace, empathy, and gentle hand were instrumental in both getting pregnant and maintaining healthy, strong pregnancies two times over. Truly a miracle worker and a magnificent practitioner, expert, and human.”
We guide you in getting to know your own body, cycle and fertility patterns. Our work together will include helping you to create and implement a fertility plan by providing you with education, nutrition and lifestyle counseling all the while supporting you with acupuncture and Chinese medicine.
You may or may not have fertility challenges. Many of our clients come to us because they understand the benefits of acupuncture on their reproductive health and even without a diagnosis, want to enhance their fertility with Chinese medicine.
Trying to Conceive
Our fertility plan follows you through the whole process. Having difficulty conceiving can be a huge burden to bear alone. We can guide you along your journey. You may have a diagnosis or have unexplained infertility. You may not have seen a doctor yet and are worried after a period of trying.
Whether you are trying to conceive naturally, doing at home insemination or are about to step into the reproductive science world, we can support you in reaching your family goals.
IVF and IUI Support
We use an integrative approach to complement your IVF/IUI plan and provide you with holistic and compassionate evidenced based care to increase your chances of a positive outcome. Receiving weekly acupuncture for at least 3 months leading up to your procedures will provide you with the best preparation for your IUI or IVF.
In addition to office visits, we offer onsite pre and post embryo transfer acupuncture. Studies show that receiving acupuncture immediately before and after your transfer increases your rate of success. If our schedule doesn’t allow for us to be present, we will try our best to find someone for you.
Whether you’ve been given a diagnosis of male factor infertility or you want to optimize your chances for conception, we love to work with men to support conception. It takes two to make a baby and when male partners receive treatment, success rates often increase.
Some reasons why men get acupuncture for fertility: low sperm count, low morphology, varicocele, vasectomy reversal, stress and over work. We guide our male clients on diet and lifestyle changes to improve their health for the health of their baby.