“It takes a village” applies to raising a family and creating a family. I can offer a lot of helpful advice, but I’ve curated some other resources that may be able to help you on your path to expanding your family, having a healthy pregnancy and thriving during the post-natal period as well. I’ve also included other resources that may be helpful for injuries and pain.

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At least 10 percent of women in the U.S. will have a hard time getting and staying pregnant, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Some sources indicate infertility is greatly under reported and as many as a quarter of women may face problems trying to conceive (TTC). But the stats don’t really matter when it’s you who’s having difficulty getting pregnant, do they?

Instead of treating infertility, I like to look at it as enhancing fertility. I think of TTC as a spectrum. On one end is “severely challenged” — blocked or missing tubes, structural issues in the uterus or severe health issues — and on the other is “no problems at all” (sometimes known as “oops!”) Everyone falls somewhere on the continuum. My job is to help you move along it toward ideal health and the ability to conceive.

Spot Problem “Swimmers”

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Women tend to shoulder the brunt of fertility problems, but the male partner also plays a huge role. “Male factor” fertility challenges are an issue 40 to 50% of the time. A man’s lifestyle, family history and current health picture all impact fertility.

If you haven’t had a semen analysis, it’s an important part of the fertility workup that shouldn’t be discounted. I’ve partnered with Fellow to make it easy to get it done at home. It’s fast, affordable, accurate and discreet. You’ll get a breakdown of the various sperm factors and where you stand. Go to and enter the code VITALITYHOLISTIC for a $20 discount.

Therapeutic Yoga

Lisa Ash Yoga in Brookside is such a wonderful place to go to relax, recharge and retrain how your body moves. From neck and shoulder pain to neurological issues to scoliosis, Lisa will use her extensive yoga toolkit—including meditation, breath work, movement and myofascial release—to help you feel and function better. She is a true miracle worker. Not in K.C.? No problem. She has a subscription service!

Fertility and Pregnancy Massage

Massage therapists Alex Jackson and Shawna Patton are located inside of Centered Spirit Cultural & Holistic Center in Waldo. They both do abdominal massage, which can be very beneficial for fertility challenges as well as digestive issues, among other things. Shawna also specializes in pre- and post-natal massage. I highly recommend them both. Click here to schedule or get more information.

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Help for Newborn Feeding Troubles

If your newborn is having feeding difficulties, KC Infant Feeding can help. Founders Emily Winters and Morgan Tishman have been in your shoes and have extensive experience working with neonates and beyond. They understand the challenges and the physical, emotional and mental toll they can take on both parent and baby.

Circle of Healing

Myofascial release (MFR) is a huge part of my work whenever I’m dealing with injuries or pain and sometimes even for fertility. One of the best tools I’ve found for this is RAD balls. Incorporating these into your yoga or stretching routine can improve blood flow to help reduce pain, improve range of motion and potentially boost performance. I especially love the small black and blue balls that come as part of the RAD Rounds package. These are perfect for massaging your feet and hands; you’ll be amazed by the difference it can make!

Other ABORM Practitioners


Annie Vedeler, L.Ac, MSOM, FABORM
Tao of Women Clinic
Compassionately treating fertility, pregnancy, and women’s health since 2011
2127 E. Baseline Rd., Suite 101
Tempe, AZ 85283
480 359 7389


Emily Edmonds
Natural Healing Ways
1115 Marin Avenue
Albany, CA 94706
Phone: (510) 978-3444

Dr. Tirtha Mendake, L.Ac. F.A.B.O.R.M, D.C, M.S, M.B.B.S
650 5th street, Suite 502
San Francisco, CA – 94107

Dr. Virginia Prior, DAOM, L.Ac., Dipl.OM., MATCM
510 N. Prospect Ave.
Redondo Beach CA 90277
(310) 930-5328

Dr. Cynthia J. Splies, DAOM, LAc, FABORM
4564 Telephone Rd Suite 806
Ventura, CA 93003

Dr. Splies has been in practice since 2003. She specializes in helping couples trying to conceive, women’s health, pregnancy & postpartum, pain management, custom herbal prescriptions, and treats many of our nation’s veterans. She values each of her patients and aims to provide a safe healing space.

Evoke Acupuncture
Neda Saleh, L.Ac., FABORM

1101 S. Winchester Blvd. L241
San Jose, CA 95128

Neda is a California Licensed Acupuncturist, Fellow of The Acupuncture and TCM Board of Reproductive Medicine (FABORM), Nationally Certified Diplomate of Oriental Medicine, Certified Yoga Instructor, creator of Evoke Fertility Meditations App, and founder of Evoke Acupuncture. Neda loves supporting women and men in achieving optimal health and producing beautiful babies. It is her greatest joy to help patients conceive and provide care as a new life develops.

Alicia Masiulis, MS, LAc, FABORM
Functional Medicine + Acupuncture
3200 Middlefield Road, Suite D
Palo Alto, California 94306
(650) 485-2758

Dao Acupuncture & Wellness
427 S Marengo Avenue
Bungalow 7
Pasadena Ca, 91101

Monica Kim L.Ac., FABORM

AIM Women’s Wellness Center
Denise Noyer-Erez, L.Ac., FABORM & Associates,
2393 Townsgate Road, Suite 202,
Westlake Village, CA 91361

At AIM Women's Wellness Center, we nurture women at all stages of life. This includes improving reproductive health, periods, fertility, pregnancy, postpartum, menopause reducing and eliminating pain, and caring for overall physical, sexual, and emotional wellbeing. By using a holistic and integrative approach, we combine Eastern and Western therapies, such as acupuncture, nutrition, Chinese medicinal herbs, supplements, life and fertility coaching, natural language processing (NLP), Emotional freedom technique (EFT), and more. We work in partnership with you to ensure you reach your health goals. Women's Wellness Center in Los Angeles County, we serve Westlake Village, Calabasas, and surrounding areas. We also offer online consultations and programs for women and couples all over the world. Home of The Fertility Godmother.

Emma Browning Acupuncture and Wellness
1945 Palo Verde Ave
Suite 202
Long Beach CA 90815

Dr. Maureen Rozenn, LAC, DAOM, FABORM, Dipl. OM (NCCAOM)
845 Cedar Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Dr. Maureen Rozenn was the first female DAOM ABORM fellow. Additionally, she has been teaching in several doctoral programs, helping practitioners learn the art of helping couples conceive for well over a decade. Blending functional medicine principals with effective Japanese and Classical Chinese medicine techniques she is happy to help you conceive.

Jeiran Lashai Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine
Dr. Jeiran Lashai, DAOM, LAc, FABORM
4443 Sunset Dr.
Los Angeles CA 91207

Lee Acupuncture, Inc.
Nam Lee, LAc, PhD, FABORM, QME
425 Old Newport Blvd, Suite E,
Newport Beach, CA 92663

Ritual Acupuncture Clinic
Dr. Joel de Vera Moncada, DACM, L.Ac, FABORM
127 Hospital Drive #203
Vallejo, CA 94589
(707) 563-9010 talk/text

Jennifer Shulman Acupuncture
Dr. Jennifer Shulman, DAOM, LAc, FABORM
5486 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036, USA
Southern California Reproductive Center
450 N. Roxbury Street, Beverly Hills, CA 90210


Acupuncture Denver
Jane Gregorie, L.Ac. FABORM
Merry Reasons, L.Ac. FABORM
Mally Shaw, L.Ac. FABORM
899 Logan St. Suite 109
Denver, CO 80203
303-929-9582 phone

Acupuncture Denver is Denver’s premiere Chinese medicine women’s health and fertility clinic. All of our practitioners are ABORM-certified and have decades of experience. Owner & Clinic Director Jane Gregorie has been specializing in fertility in Denver since 2003. We collaborate with many reproductive endocrinology clinics in the area and offer on-site pre and post-FET treatments. We serve many out-of-town clients who travel to Colorado CCRM for IVF. Our offerings include acupuncture, a full Chinese herb granule pharmacy, dietary therapy, supplements, fertility massage, red light therapy, infrared sauna, and a free monthly support group.

Lindsay Goodwin, LAc., MSOM, BS, FABORM, Dipl. OM, CLC
The Wellness Medium
Garnet Moon Founder
Fertility & Women’s Wellness Expert
Functional Medicine Fertility & Hormones
Soul-Mastery Coach
Intuitive Counselor & Energy Channel
Garnet Moon
1776 S Jackson St, Suite 810
Denver, CO 80210

Garnet Moon
Rocky Mountain Fertility Center
12770 Lynnfield Drive
Parker, CO 80134
T: 720.879.8723

At Garnet Moon, we bring together science and energy medicine to empower your intuitive wisdom and elevate your health. As the owner, Lindsay Goodwin is a renowned pioneer in fertility, women's health, and energy medicine. We offer a range of services, including functional medicine, acupuncture, and reproductive medicine. Lindsay is an expert in Reproductive Medicine and is a Certified Fellow on ABORM: Acupuncture & TCM Board for Reproductive Medicine. She sees patients in Denver and at Rocky Mountain Fertility Center in Parker, CO, providing FET transfers and fertility treatment support. With over a decade of experience in both Denver and Chicago, Lindsay has helped countless women achieve their dreams of natural or assisted fertility, including IVF, IUI, and hormonal therapies for healthy pregnancies. Lindsay has also created highly successful programs such as the Fertile Energy Code, Wellwoman Code, Moon Flow: Balance Your Hormones & Cycle Naturally, and the GM signature apothecary. Additionally, Lindsay is a Master Life Coach, Fertility Coach, Hypnotherapist, certified meditation instructor, NLP Therapist for mindset and trauma, and an intuitive counselor and spirit baby medium.

Seven Seeds Acupuncture
Julie Johnson, MSOM, Dipl. O.M. (NCCAOM), FABORM, L.Ac.
5455 W. 38th Avenue
Wheat Ridge, CO 80212

Julie Johnson is an FABORM fertility expert, acupuncturist, herbalist, and the owner of Seven Seeds Acupuncture. She supports individuals and couples throughout the fertility and pregnancy journey with preconception care, fertility treatment for natural cycles as well as IUI and IVF cycles, perinatal care, and postpartum care. Julie is passionate about the intersection of holistic medicine and women’s health, and she is dedicated to helping her patients realize their wellness goals and family planning goals by promoting optimal health and well-being. The Seven Seeds Acupuncture clinic’s offerings include acupuncture, electroacupuncture, customized Chinese herbal tinctures, dietary therapy, fertility education, and manual therapies including cupping and guasha.


Quan Yin Healing Arts
Karen Borla
45 South Main St., Suite 206
West Hartford, Connecticut 06107


Health Pointe Jacksonville Acupuncture + Wellness Clinic
Julee Miller, AP, FABORM, Dipl. OM

3840 Belfort Road #305
Jacksonville, FL 32216

Acupuncture Physician, FABORM fertility expert and owner of Health Pointe Jacksonville, Dr. Julee Miller specializes in treating Women’s Health and reproductive medicine, chronic pain, and other chronic difficult to treat medical issues in Jacksonville, FL. As an Integrative Fertility specialist, Dr. Miller also provides safe, effective care for Women’s Health issues including endometriosis and PCOS. Specializing in reproductive health, she provides a multi-disciplinary approach to treating infertility. She is dedicated to educating and advocating for increased awareness of infertility, miscarriage, and the impact on environmental toxins on health.


Buckhead Acupuncture & Herbal Center
Mark Schwartz, L.Ac., DAOM, FABORM, Dipl. OM

2233 Peachtree Rd. NE, Suite 210
Atlanta Ga 30309

Since 2010, Dr. Mark Schwartz, DAOM has exclusively cared for those along their journey to conceive, whether trying naturally, or in collaboration with IUI or IVF. Offering customized raw herbal prescriptions and evidence-based acupuncture in Atlanta and Marietta Georgia to help grow your family. He holds a doctorate in Chinese medicine focused on women’s health and reproductive medicine and is an ABORM fellow.

Mark A. Lewinter, DACM, L.Ac., FABORM
Metro Acupuncture
6255 Barfield RD, STE 175
Atlanta, Georgia, 30328
(404) 255-8388

Dr. Mark A. Lewinter, acupuncturist at Metro Acupuncture in Atlanta, Georgia, has been specializing in treating patients with acupuncture while they are undergoing IUI and IVF cycles since 2001. He intertwines traditional Chinese medicine with modern fertility acupuncture treatments. With a
compassionate approach, Mark provides a supportive environment for individuals seeking assistance during their fertility journeys. His tailored acupuncture sessions are known to alleviate stress, optimize reproductive health, and enhance the effectiveness of assisted reproductive technologies.


Four Flowers Wellness
Ashley Flores LAc, FABORM, DTCM, Dipl. OM

1526 W Monroe St. Suite 100
Chicago, IL 60607

Four Flowers Wellness is a holistic East Asian Medicine healthcare practice in Chicago’s West Loop neighborhood. We provide collaborative and integrative care for women and couples in the childbearing year, from menstrual disorders and fertility to pregnancy and postpartum support. We work closely with each individual client to create a treatment plan that sustainably balances their unique body, mind, and condition.


Lexington Acupuncture for Women
Dr. Virginia Mims, DACM, LAc, FABORM, NCMP
Catnip Hill Rd. near Lexington, KY

Treating a wide variety of health and wellness issues, Dr. Mims specializes in acupuncture for fertility, holistic women's health & wellness, and menopause. Valuing personalized attention over high patient volume, Lexington Acupuncture for Women is an intentionally low traffic, boutique practice offering individualized, holistic care in a peaceful, country setting.

A fellow of the Acupuncture Board of Reproductive Medicine (ABORM), Dr. Mims is the only board certified fertility acupuncturist in the Lexington area, and one of only four in Kentucky. Whether you are trying to conceive naturally, are preparing for IVF or IUI, or are currently in an IVF or IUI cycle, acupuncture may be able to help optimize your fertility.


Amy E. Mager, DACM, Lic.Ac. FABORM
Diplomate Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM)
27 Brewster Court 1L
Northampton MA 01060
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George Mandler CNS LDN LicAc FABORM
InnerSpring WellBeing
132 Great Rd
Stow, MA 01775

Dr. Lori Deutsch, D.A.O.M., L.Ac., Dipl. O.M. (FABORM)
Great Barrington, MA 01230


Grand Wellness Acupuncture
Vikki Nestico, L.Ac., Dipl.OM, FABORM
751 Kenmoor Ave SE, Ste H
Grand Rapids, MI 49546


Family Tree Acupuncture
Stefanie Beniek, MaOM, L.Ac., FABORM
4748 Chicago Ave S, Suite 21
Minneapolis, MN 55407
Phone: 612-805-8131


Thirteen Moons Acupuncture
1000 N 72nd St. Omaha NE 68114
Donna Huber M.Sc., L.Ac., FABORM

Donna is the only ABORM certified practitioner in Nebraska. Having had her own struggle many moons ago, she has dedicated her life to the specialty of male and female reproductive health and has helped many people create their fertility and their families. Thirteen Moons is the premier clinic in Nebraska and has been an Omaha favorite of both patients and referring physicians for over 20 years. Call us and find out how we can help you.


Cup of Life Healing Center
Michael Hurley L.Ac., FABORM

(603) 352-3625
82 Washington Street, Ste. 2
Keene, NH 03431
400 Amherst Street, Ste. 402
Nashua, NH 03063

Cup of Life Healing Center is passionate about providing the highest quality, comprehensive, holistic care. We specialize in holistic women's health, natural fertility enhancement for both female and male fertility, acupuncture for IVF/IUI success, hormonal wellness, chronic health conditions, and mood issues. So, no matter the issue, we've got you covered.

Nashua Acupuncture Center
Amanda Sutter-Francis, LicAc, MAOM, FABORM
142 Main Street, Suite 301
Nashua, NH 03060


Dr. Erin Kumpf, DACM, L.Ac., FABORM
Erin Kumpf Acupuncture & Herbs
Supporting reproductive health and fertility in NJ and NY since 2013

7 Hutton Street
Jersey City, NJ 07307
8 Sun Creek Lane
Stone Ridge, NY 12484


Sacred Sea Acupuncture + Herbal Medicine
Kathryn Depre LAc, LMBT, MTOM, FABORM
2904 Hillsborough Road
Durham, NC
Phone: (919) 808-2638


Dr. Kiné Fischler DACM, LAc
2455 NW Marshall Street, Suite One
Portland, OR 97210
(503) 281-0030

Dr. Kiné Fischler, DACM has specialized in women’s health, fertility acupuncture and pregnancy care since 2007 in Portland, Oregon. She offers solutions for hormonal imbalances for women of all ages. She resolves painful periods, unexplained infertility, hot flashes, insomnia and anxiety as well as offering IVF support and birth prep for expectant mothers.

Mari Greenly, LAc, MSOM
East Bridge Acupuncture
2311 E Burnside St
Portland, OR 97214

Dr. Lee Hullender Rubin, DAoM, MS, LAc, FABoRM
Rosefinch Health
110 S. Bancroft St, Ste B
Portland, OR 97239

Dr. Lee Hullender Rubin is an internationally recognized, award-winning doctor of acupuncture and leader in the field of integrative reproductive medicine. As the founder of Rosefinch Health, Dr. Lee blends compassionate care with over two decades of clinical experience specializing in fertility.

Stephanie Eastin, L.Ac., DAOM, FABORM
Nuwa Integrative Wellness
(503) 667-1500

223 E. Powell Blvd.
Gresham, OR 97030


Sage Acupuncture
Sadie Minkoff L.Ac., FABORM
Sage North
1707 W. Koenig Ln
Austin, TX 78756

Sage South
2525 Wallingwood Drive
Building 7; Suite 700
Austin, TX 78746

Dr. Monica Dayanand, L.Ac., DAOM, FABORM
Fertile Moon Integrative Medicine

East 25th Street, Houston, TX, 77008

Dr. Monica is a doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine, a board-certified herbalist, licensed acupuncturist, and Arvigo Maya abdominal massage therapist specializing in integrative fertility, prenatal, and perinatal health. She integrates ancient healing wisdom, including customized herbal formulas and fertility massage, with cutting-edge modern technologies such as low-level-light therapy and supplements, using knowledge from the East to the West for whole body wellness.

Austin Acupuncture Studio
Misty M. Reed, L.Ac., MAOM, FABORM
2200 Park Bend Dr., Building 1
Suite 402
Austin, TX 78758


Caylin Huttar, PhD, LAc, FABORM
Lotus Leaf Acupuncture & Wellness Center
909 Harris Ave, Suite 202A
Bellingham, WA 98225
Phone: 360-393-8302

We are ABORM certified Reproductive Acupuncturists specializing in compassionate and effective support through the emotional journey of ART, IVF, IUI, ICSI, and natural fertility care. We hold additional post graduate training and certification in prenatal, birth and postpartum care with Maternity Acupuncture Mentoring and Peer Support (MAMPS) group and members of the Obstetrics Acupuncture Association (OBAA). We combine your treatments with Chinese herbal formulas from our full granule herbal pharmacy, dietary therapy, and supplements.

Acupuncture Northwest & Associates
Fertility and pregnancy specialists since 2000.
Stephanie Gianarelli, Andrea Iwi’ula, Matt Ferguson, Lucas Hedrick, Hefei Liang, Jodie Scott
2025 112th Ave NE, Suite 301
Bellevue, WA 98004
509 Olive Way, Suite 1258
Seattle, WA 98101
2115 South 56th Street, Suite 302
Tacoma, WA

Point of Origin Acupuncture
Dr. Coleen Smith RN DAOM
13607 East Sprague Ave
Spokane Valley WA 99019


Washington Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine
Welch & Yonkers LLC
Kelly David Welch, MSAOM, L.Ac., Dipl.OM, FABORM

1900 L Street, NW
Suite 740
Washington, DC 20036–5402

Dr. Kelly Welch and his spouse and business partner Katherine Yonkers have been specializing in integrative reproductive medicine for over 20 years. Their private practice is Washington, D.C.’s first Board Certified Reproductive acupuncture practice.



ALIVE Holistic Health Clinic
Mary Wong R.TCMP, R.Ac, FABORM, CHPC Certified High Performance Coach™
2 Carlton Street, Suite 708
Toronto, ON, M5B 1J3

ALIVE Holistic Health Clinic, Toronto’s leading wellness clinic for fertility and hormonal health, is nationally recognized as the premier clinic for fertility acupuncture. Our clinical founder and director, Mary Wong, has been serving patients in Toronto since 1993. She is a best-selling author and international speaker. Our team of experts collaborates with many reproductive endocrinologists to provide the most comprehensive and integrative care for our patients. Our services include acupuncture, dietary therapy, Chinese medicine, supplementation, lifestyle management, fertility massage, and low-level laser therapy. We also offer a free support group to foster a community of encouragement and shared experiences.


Christophe Mohr, HP, AGTCM, FABORM
Mitglied der Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Klassische Akupunktur und Traditionelle Chinesische Medizin
Fellow of The Acupuncture and TCM Board of Reproductive Medicine (
Lehrbeauftragter für Chinesische Medizin an der privaten Universität Witten/Herdecke
Petrus-Borne-Strasse 27
66636 Tholey
Fon +49 (6853) 91 97 70

Dr. med. Karin Bervoets, MD, FABORM
Chinese Medicine Physician, MD, Author, Lecturer on Fertility Health.
Fellow of The Acupuncture and TCM Board of Reproductive Medicine (
Integrative Reproductive Medicine, Yosan University L.A., IFSymposium Vancouver.
The International Association for the Study of Traditional Asian Medicine (IASTAM)
Certified Counseling & Systemic Therapy Single/Couple, Systemisches Institut, Heidelberg
Rotlintstr. 68 H
D-60316 Frankfurt (Ger)
phone: 49-694980798

Christophe Mohr, born in 1970, has been working as an independent alternative practitioner in his own TCM practice since 1997, focusing on gynecology and integrative fertility treatment. He completed his training in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine at the AGTCM in the ABZ-Mitte in Offenbach, his training in Chinese Phytotherapy at the ABZ-West in Wuppertal, followed by the expert module “TCM in Reproductive Medicine” of the German Society for Reproductive Medicine at the University Hospital Düsseldorf. Mohr began his lecturing career in 2012 at the AGTCM at ABZ-West in Wuppertal, as a lecturer in Chinese medicine at Witten/Herdecke University and as a lecturer and member of the management team for the “Gynecology and Integrative Fertility Treatment” training course. Since 2015, he has chaired the annual expert panel “Integrative TCM therapy in fertility treatment” at the International TCM Congress in Rothenburg ob der Tauber.


Dr Vitalis Acupuncture Auckland
Roberta Meksraityte
4/326 Sunset Road
Windsor Park/Mairangi Bay
Auckland, New Zealand 0632