For the past five years, my husband and I have made efforts to conceive. It has been a long and arduous journey for us. We have tried a lot of different ways to try and get pregnant since we weren’t conceiving the natural way. We both went to doctors to have our health checked out and we were told we were fine. No red flags were evident, however, doctors immediately pushed me into taking hormones and going through intrauterine insemination. For one year I was put on Clomid and nothing, no pregnancy. Each cycle was devastating and heartbreaking, but doctors kept pushing medication on me and I kept taking it. After three years of attempting to conceive, doctors changed my medicine to Menopur, which is stronger than Clomid. At that time, I also began to look at my diet and physical state of being. I reevaluated what I ate, changed my eating habits to a more vegan/vegetarian lifestyle and began exercising, but still nothing. Menopur’s effects on my body and mood were not great. I had strong mood swings, felt irritable, and uncomfortable overall. I wasn’t feeling myself and was just not happy continuing to attempt to conceive the (Eastern) medical way. That’s when I decided to look for alternative more holistic based methods and found myself under the thoughtful care of Shelly Krahn. I still remember the first day I walked into her cozy office and was greeted by her with a warm welcome. Shelly took the time to listen and read through my physical and emotional health history before starting any treatment. Once she had a profound knowledge of my health, she began healing and readjusting my body via acupuncture. I appreciate that Shelly not only took the time to heal my body via acupuncture, but also that every session she took the time to understand my emotional well being as well. After three months of going to Shelly and also my doctor’s visits, I decided to stop going to the doctor overall and simply continue acupuncture. Every week Shelly worked on my body via acupuncture, herbs, and daily temperature readings. Six months after the first day I walked into Shelly’s office, my pregnancy test read positive; you can imagine the excitement I felt. I am now seven months pregnant and my baby and I continue our acupuncture visits with Shelly. I know that we are both under the best care. I do not look forward to ending my acupuncture visits after my baby arrives. I tend to get attached to great things or in this case a great, caring person. This has been my journey. If I were to do it all over again, I would not go through any hormonal treatments via my doctor’s office. My body and mind went through too much stress when I was going through that and who needs stress when trying to conceive, on the contrary. If I were to do it all over again, I would focus on healing and readjusting my body via acupuncture, natural herbs, a healthy diet, and exercise. To Shelly, I am forever grateful.