Babies on My Mind
came to Abundance Acupuncture in July of 2008 with one thing on my mind:
babies. My husband and I had only been trying to get pregnant for
six months or so, but I was already stressing about my age and how long we
might have to wait. We are both healthy and at the time I was only 35, but
the thought of my cycle starting up again month after month of trying to
make a baby was starting to cause me undue anxiety. Unfortunately, I knew
this was, simply put, part of the problem. I had complete faith going into
it that acupuncture could help, and I just didn't want to wait a year or
more to conceive. We had not tried any 'conventional' fertility
assistance, because I had no interest in regulating my body on a regular
basis with hormones. Yuck.
To add to our conception difficulties, my husband took a four month work
leave in another state, while I remained in Wisconsin! My Master Plan was
get the Baby Train all the way into the station so when my husband got
back in October, we would be on our way! (I could insert any number of
questionable metaphors having to do with locomotives and conception, but
left them out...)
My first impression of the clinic was the friendliness of the staff - the
last thing it felt like was 'clinical.' Fresh flowers brought the front
area to life and my initial consultation with David Milbradt was pleasant and
We began acupuncture and then a course of Chinese herbs to, I think David
put it "tonify my yin" - we were off. I noticed changes in my PMS and
menstrual course from the very first: less cramping and less
hyperirritability: bonus! Per David's recommendation I was taking my Basal
Metabolic Temperature every morning and watching the changes in actual
temperature readings on a weekly basis was entirely fascinating and
inspiring. It was like seeing visual proof of the treatments at work!
When my husband got back in October (after about four months of my
treatments), I ovulated a week later and bam! I felt pregnant from the
get-go. Not wanting to be too cavalier about my intuition, I kept
taking my temperature every morning and it only went up when my cycle was
supposed to start. I had waited a solid two weeks before buying a home
pregnancy test and was delighted with the results. Needles to say, we were
in a family way!
Now I am eight months pregnant and my little critter is big and healthy
and we look forward to meeting him in a month or so. My husband and I are
entirely pleased with our Abundance Acupuncture experience.
rock and roll wooooooooooooooo!
April G/M June 2009
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