An Infertility Story: “The Stram Center has been a haven of support and thoughtful, high-quality care.”
Acupuncture was recommended to me during the midst of a challenging period of infertility. We had been trying to conceive for over two years with no luck, and had just been officially diagnosed with ‘unexplained infertility.’ We had begun visits to a fertility clinic, and I was desperate to try all avenues to conceive our first child. I was also very concerned about the impact of the medications and procedures on my body. I was new to acupuncture, and was not sure what to expect, but the experience was incredible, uplifting, and amazing.
Rebecca could not have been better as an ally and advocate for my mental and physical well being. She answered many of my preliminary questions over the phone, and spent a lengthy first session getting to know me, my habits, and my issues. Her procedures were always explained clearly and carefully. Rebecca was also a calm in they eye of the storm for me – always a relaxing presence, who consistently brought me back to my body and its ability, not its disability, to make things happen. The sessions were a time for me to relax and take care of myself, and I left feeling refreshed and ready to take on whatever was next for us. I felt physically better than I had in a long time, and the suggested supplements I was taking in conjunction with the acupuncture helped with my whole body – digestion, clearer thinking, better attitude, even better skin!
We mapped out a series of treatment that would help align my body to be the most receptive to the fertility treatments, and to help with the inherent stress I was under. Though my husband did not go for treatment as well, she suggested it. After just three and a half months, we conceived our baby! I sincerely attribute our success to the addition of acupuncture in our fertility treatments. Rebecca and the Stram Center staff continue to be my first suggestion to friends and family who struggle with a myriad of physical and emotional issues. The Stram Center has been a haven of support and thoughtful, high-quality care.