The 40-year young Mommy who would not take "No" for an answer
This post is long overdue. I found Anna in a desperate search for help to be able to have a baby. I was struggling with fertility for years. Being diagnosed with “unexplained infertility” was difficult not knowing any specific reason why we were not able to conceive naturally. We went through three rounds of IUI about 6-7 years ago that were unsuccessful. In January 2019 we decided to start the IVF process. Sadly, we suffered two miscarriages the first two transfers. After the second loss, we took a break and in preparation for the third round is when I found Anna. I wanted to do everything I could for a successful third round.
My initial consultation with Anna was very informative and she explained her treatment regimen. She was very selective with her patients and made it clear what her expectations were for a successful journey. I will admit I was skeptical, but went in with an open mind and focused on the end goal - a healthy, happy baby.
After a few sessions, I got more into it and looked forward to going. Not only did Anna do acupuncture, she also helped prepare my mind and trained me how to focus my thoughts on positive things and mostly my baby. After everything, I believe it was this part that helped me the most.
I had my transfer the beginning of February 2021 and got pregnant. The first several weeks were scary because I had some bleeding starting week 6. It was scary because of our previous loss and history, but positive mentality I learned through Anna helped me stay calm and trust that my baby was ok - and she was.
Due to personal reasons I was not able to continue acupuncture sessions after about 20 weeks into my pregnancy, however Anna would still check in with me from time to time. I ended up having my baby early - my water broke at 31 weeks. Although it was the most difficult journey, my baby came out of the NICU 43 days later, strong and thriving. She is now going on 7 months and she is doing amazing.
Thank you Anna for your dedication to your patients and your passion for your craft. I am now a mommy and I wouldn’t have been able to get through this without you.