When I started the IVF injections, my fertility doctor at MGH had said that he expected more ‘modest’ results (i.e. egg harvest) based on my testing…Well, we crushed that number and the doctors were able to retrieve 31 mature eggs of which 14 were successfully fertilized and 7 grew past day 5 (6 of the 7 genetically normal). I absolutely feel that acupuncture was partially responsible for our ‘over achievement’ and our doctor was definitely blown away by the results!!
I was 36.5 years old and had been trying to become a first-time mom for just under a year. I was beginning an IVF protocol (the plan was 2 IUIs & then IVF if unsuccessful) and had read that acupuncture was a great way to boost your fertility, so I decided to couple my IVF protocol with Jen’s services. I was a first-timer to acupuncture, but felt open minded to it’s benefits and rationalized that it could only help! What was a few more needle pricks anyways?
I knew from testing that my husband had motility issues and I had a borderline low egg count, so that was a tough double-whammy. I also have Celiac and was worried that accidental gluten ingestion could be hurting my chances of conceiving. Finally, there was some family history on my paternal side of infertility and several of my aunts were unable to conceive and had turned (years ago) to adoption.
When I started the IVF injections, my fertility doctor at MGH had said that he expected more ‘modest’ results (i.e. egg harvest) based on my testing. At the time, I was hoping for 15-20 mature eggs for harvest. Well, we crushed that number and the doctors were able to retrieve 31 mature eggs of which 14 were successfully fertilized and 7 grew past day 5 (6 of the 7 genetically normal). I absolutely feel that acupuncture was partially responsible for our ‘over achievement’ and our doctor was definitely blown away by the results!! Our fresh transfer failed, which wasn’t surprising, but our second transfer worked and I’m now 5.5 months pregnant with a baby boy! Best yet, we still have frozen healthy embryos for when we try for #2. I will absolutely be contacting Jen 3-months before we re-start the IVF process to make sure my uterus and surrounding tissues are as healthy as possible. Beyond just the physical benefits, I found acupuncture to be a nice little oasis from life’s every day challenge and strains. I think I fell asleep on the table 90% of the time and left the office with this nice ‘body hum’ that’s hard to describe to anyone who hasn’t experienced the sensation.. I would still be going to Jen right now, but my employer changed insurance and each visit would cost almost $100 out of pocket. That said, I’ll gladly pay that fee when we’re actively going for #2! Jen was great! Consistently encouraging and always checking-in on where we were in the IVF process and then tailoring her needle placement around that particular step. She also was really cool about answering my endless list of questions about how acupuncture works and why she placed needles in certain spots. Jen has a clear passion for working with women who are facing fertility challenges and it shows in the care she takes. She was also awesome about scheduling and worked with me around challenges whenever necessary. I texted Jen the day I found out I was finally pregnant and she was ecstatic! It felt like she was a teammate in our journey and I’m grateful for her help and encouragement.
~ Catherine Malone
Only 3 months into treatments, and I had my third and only successful IVF cycle.
“I first sought Jennifer’s services when I received the disheartening news that my second IVF cycle was cancelled due to my body’s low response to the stimulation drugs. Although I was relatively new to the infertility journey, having two failed IUIs and one failed fresh IVF, I was aware of the evidence-based outcomes and benefits of acupuncture for fertility patients. My first meeting with Jennifer was truly encouraging because I understood right away her depth of knowledge and experience with fertility patients. Jennifer’s simple regimen of acupuncture, herbs and good nutrition was exactly what I needed, and I was immediately committed to her treatments with hopes of better outcomes. I did not expect how quickly my body responded, only 3 months into treatments, and I had my third and only successful IVF cycle. Now, I receive Jennifer’s treatments as an expectant mother! I highly recommend her services to women and men both on and beyond the infertility journey. Jennifer’s expertise, knowledge and friendship have made an immense contribution to my health and well-being.”
~A.N., a happy patient
After having a miscarriage at 43-I’m happy to report I am now six month pregnant!
“I sought out Jen’s help after having a miscarriage at 43. I knew my chances of having another baby were not high, but I wanted to give this goal everything I could. Jen was patient, compassionate and always sought to provide me with a variety of resources during my journey. I combined IVF with acupuncture. It felt so comforting to have someone throwing all their energy into this goal with me. I’m happy to report that I am now six months pregnant!”
You played a big role in making this happen and I am so grateful for everything you did to help me achieve this miracle!
“Just wanted to let you know that we welcomed a little boy. THANK YOU again for all of your help and support, I truly believe you played a big role in making this happen and I am so grateful for everything you did to help me achieve this miracle!”
I am currently 28 weeks along with a healthy baby. I would not be where I am today without Jen’s help.
“I started seeing Jen because I was having difficulty becoming pregnant after going through a miscarriage. In my case, about 7 months after miscarrying, I still did not feel healed from what my body had gone through. It was at that time two friends recommended I seek help from Jen as she had helped them with infertility issues. After my first appointment, I instantly felt a sense of relief and progress. She made me feel so comfortable right from the start. She really took the time to fully understand what I had gone through, how I was feeling, and developed a plan specific to my needs (through herbs, acupuncture, cupping, and changes in diet). I visited Jen weekly and after my 8th visit, I found out I was pregnant! I have continued to see Jen throughout my pregnancy and I am currently 28 weeks along with a healthy baby. I would not be where I am today without Jen’s help. She is amazing and I cannot say enough about how she turned a very difficult time in my life into such a positive one.”
I had acupuncture treatments prior to Jennifer’s care but did not get the same results – I promise you won’t regret the time and investment for Jennifer’s care!
“I highly recommend Jennifer’s services for anyone! She is extremely knowledgeable and well-practiced. I had acupuncture treatments prior to Jennifer’s care but did not get the same results as when I followed her advice and treatments. I was astonished how quickly my health and life transformed after receiving her treatments because of her holistic approach. I also learned so much and built a close, trusting friendship with Jennifer, which is so important in health providers. I even recommended her to all my family members. I promise you won’t regret the time and investment for Jennifer’s care!”
You truly are amazing at what you do and The True Baby Whisperer!!
“Words can’t describe how grateful we are. We wanted to send a quick note to express our gratitude and sincere thanks for your specialized care and expertise. You truly are amazing at what you do and The True Baby Whisperer!! I know in my heart I would still be struggling with infertility if I didn’t find you! I can’t thank you enough!”
I was desperate to seek support and guidance from a new source and it was suggested that I try acupuncture. After an early miscarriage followed by a traumatic stillbirth, I was desperate to seek support and guidance from a new source and it was suggested that I try acupuncture. When my husband and I decided to try for another pregnancy, I found Jennifer and decided to put my faith in her to assist with getting my short cycles back on track and consistent, in conjunction with managing my anxiety and fears from my previous losses. On this new journey to seek another pregnancy Jennifer was calm, encouraging, extremely knowledgeable and an amazing resource for all of my fertility related questions and concerns. She was able to help me pinpoint ovulation as well as give me new techniques to help reduce stress and anxiety on my own time. I always felt so relaxed and hopeful after each visit with Jennifer and she made me feel like I was her only patient. I achieved my 3rd pregnancy just 3 months after my first visit with her. I now have a perfect 4 month old son and I’m so grateful to Jen for being part of our journey!
~ Cary P.
“Jennifer is a great acupuncturist, I would highly recommend her to anyone. She helped me through some hormone issues that were hampering me in getting pregnant. She is empathetic, personable and knowledgeable. Each time I saw Jennifer I felt like she had really given my issues some real thought and was working through different options on how to help me.”
After one month of coming to see you, I got a positive pregnancy test.
“Thank you so much for your help with everything. I really liked coming to acupuncture and will definitely recommend it to friends. After one month of coming to see you, I got a positive pregnancy test. Wow. I cannot thank you enough!!”
They retrieved 7 eggs today! Almost double from first cycle.
“Wanted to share the first step of good news that they retrieved 7 eggs today! Almost double from first cycle. Amazingly, 2 from left and 5 from right side which means my body is responding! I believe your treatments are really helping the process. Thanks so much for your continued support!”
My Doctor was set on doing a c-section and did not believe it was possible for me to go into labor naturally.
“On September 8th I drove out to receive services from Jennifer Nyberg. I was almost 40 weeks pregnant and my OBGYN wanted to do an early c-section because of the size of my child. My birth goal included having a vaginal birth. I had never tried acupuncture before and was desperate to try and avoid a c-section. This was my first time getting acupuncture and it was very relaxing. I went into labor naturally and delivered my son vaginally (on my due date). This was awesome because my Doctor was set on doing a c-section and did not believe it was possible for me to go into labor naturally. I would absolutely recommend these services to anyone seeking Jen’s help for women’s health in general.”
I have you to thank for my current well-being. Your kindness, enthusiasm, and eagerness to help heal is apparent in your work and in your gentle touch.
“I just wanted to say thank you for all your help and knowledge. I have really enjoyed our visits and feel better every day! I look forward to our future visits and have you to thank for my current well-being. Your kindness, enthusiasm, and eagerness to help heal is apparent in your work and in your gentle touch. Thanks again.”
You can add me your list of successful treatments!!
“I have been thinking of you and very excited to get in touch with you. I went into labor naturally the morning after I saw you (for help getting my labor going)!! Monday I woke up with natural contractions- they were mild and were on and off all day- I saw my doc at 4pm and she said I was only 1 cm, and that she’d see me in the morning to be induced. It was so weird- the second I got home I went into real labor, got to the hospital at 7:30 pm, and was already 10 cm so no epidural!!! I felt the need to push and he came out in 3 pushes!! No tearing, or stitches, he was a healthy 8.3 pound beautiful baby!!!!
So you can add me your list of successful treatments!!”
I have been going to Jennifer for almost a year and don’t know what I would do without her.
“I have been going to Jennifer for almost a year and don’t know what I would do without her. I believe she played a significant role in getting me prepared for pregnancy through some time of infertility and has continued to help me through my pregnancy. I look forward to my visits with her and would recommend her for anyone who needs help getting pregnant or maintaining their symptoms during pregnancy or after! She is a delight!”
I wanted to let you know that we are pregnant! … with TWINS!
We are so very excited! Thank you for all your help and guidance.
I really enjoyed the acupuncture.
You’re a miracle worker.
We have some great news! This morning I got my blood taken and I’m pregnant!!!!!!! I wanted to thank you so much for everything. You’re a miracle worker.
– Beth D.
I’m certain your care played a role in our getting pregnant.
We couldn’t be more excited. I am 11 weeks pregnant this week. I wish I knew my last visit was going to be my last visit because I would have given you a hug and thanked you for all the positive vibes you passed along to me and all the stress you helped take away. I’m certain your care played a role in our getting pregnant. So, thank you. So much. I hope to send along a picture of our baby to you this fall!! Thanks again for everything!
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