At times the fertility process can seem lonely and burdensome, but I can't stress to you enough that you are not alone. There are a whole lot of people out there who are willing to help, to share their journeys, and to remind you that there is hope.
Below are a few notes, cards and unsolicited testimonials that we have received from clients. Many of our clients are also willing to speak with others who are in similar situations. If you would like to speak with someone let us know and we'll help you connect.
"He's finally here! Totally worth the wait... completely adorable and a dream come true. Thank you for all your help and efforts through our journey. I couldn't imagine going through it without all your help."
"[We] wish to thank you for your care & expertise! This last round of IVF and attempt of conception has been truly touching and filled with goodness. And I don't say that just because of our at least current success - your care, knowledge & sensitivity as well as openness has been very healing. We are thankful of your gift to offer this to us and likely countless others."
"I can't thank you enough for all your support throughout this process. You put my mind at ease and helped put me in the right frame of mind."
"Thank you so very much for the time & attention you gave [my wife] - making her dream, and ours, a reality we were so concerned would not happen. She speaks very highly of you & know the treatment you give your patients is priceless in its rewards. Make room for one more baby picture on your shelf."
"My husband and I could not easily afford another IVF cycle if the first cycle did not work, so we were committed to doing whatever necessary to ensure the best chance of success during our first IVF cycle. Because of this committment, and after researching the demonstrated effectiveness of acupuncture in increasing the success rates of IVF cycles, we eagerly decided to invest in acupuncture treatments under the care of Jeneanne Paden. Prior to setting my first appointment, my husband e-mailed Jeneanne to ask questions about the treatment plan, and the cost for acupuncture during an IVF cycle. Jeneanne quickly returned his e-mail with an informative and warm response. We were impressed by her professionalism, and we were surprised that the cost for each treatment was much more affordable than we had imagined."
"We just wanted to share our special news with you. [Our daughter] was born a little early but perfect nonetheless. She has just been the joy of our lives ever since. We wanted to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your efforts in making our dreams come true. We really feel that having [our daughter] was a team effort & you were a huge part of that team. Thank you for your support, encouragement, and generosity. You made all the difference. We look forward to having you meet [our daughter]... and pretty soon we'll be seeing you to try for baby #2. Thank you again!"
"Thank you for all you do. You treat the person, not the patient, which makes what you do even more special."
"[The twins] are 7 months now and are so beautiful and precious-I need to stop by and visit sometime with them... Below is a little testimonial for you to post on the website... I'll stop by sometime soon with the twins.
After my first failed IVF cycle, I decided to give acupuncture a try. My husband and I had been trying for over 2 years to get pregnant. We already had two boys but always had the dream to have four children. My IVF doctor is a reputable doctor in La Jolla and couldn't find anything wrong with either myself or my husband-we were diagnosed with "secondary infertility". After so long and the failed cycle I was beginning to lose hope and depressioin was really starting to hit hard. I remember my first call to Jeneanne...I explained my situation trying not to break down but of course broke down crying to her over the phone. She was patient, listened and gave me hope. Long story short, my second round of IVF with the same IVF doctor was exactly the same protocol-the only difference now was that I was under the care of Jeneanne Paden at AcuFertility. Basically, Jeneanne put me on all types of natural supplements...and the second round of IVF went off without a hitch and I produced more high quality eggs and continued to carry twins full term. I am certain that Jeneanne's supplement recommendations and acuuncture helped me conceive. It's easy for me to relive all this now...but at the time it consumed me-it was by far the lowest time in my life. Thank you Jeneanne Paden and the team at Acupuncture Fertility Center and Galena AcuSpa, I am so grateful."
"[We] want to thank you for all the support you've been to us during this infertility journey. It was such a blessing to have your calming presence at the transfers & when we had our bad news too! You're the best!"
"We can't thank you enough for all of your gracious support. Dr. Garzo is right... 'you have the power.' You have that rare, special touch that has made a difference in our lives. We are healthier in heart, mind and soul because of you and your wonderful way of being."
"I wanted to send a special thank you for all you did. I felt very relaxed prior to my IVF transfer and the day of my transfer. I have never before tried acupuncture but I thoroughly enjoyed it."
"[We] want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for everything you have done for us. Your strength, wisdom, nurturance, and spiritual guidance have sustained us throughout this process (especially at times when we didn't think we could continue) and you have truly touched our lives in a way for which we are forever grateful. Your generosity is beyond compare and without your care, compassion, and support we would not be on the way to realizing our dreams to have a baby. We feel incredibly blessed to have you in our lives... You are constantly giving of yourself and taking care of others."
"Thank you so much for all of your support, guidance and positive spirit."
"Despite having an incredible and skilled fertility doctor, I found that during an IVF Cycle, it was easy to feel like the subject of a scientific experiment, and at first, it was a psychological adjustment to allow other people into the venture of creating our baby. Once the IVF cycle began, it felt as if I were on a very intense ride with little to no rest. Because of this, I looked forward to the 'me' time created by the acupuncture treatments provided by Jeneanne. During her acupuncture treatments, I had time and a beautiful space in which to relax. Jeneanne's treatment rooms are calming, and during each session, I listened to relaxing music or guided relaxation/visualization tapes, and had time and Jeneanne's encouragement to cultivate the calm necessary to help create an inviting environment for our baby to take root. As an extra bonus, each acupuncture treatment left me feeling deeply relaxed, yet alert."
"Can you believe my little miracle is 2 1/2 months old? Time flies as a mom. Thank you so much for all of your hard work and positive energy during my journey. You'll be a part of getting #2!"
"Thank you for helping make my dreams come true! Thank you for everything!"
"Our girls & [my husband] and I can't thank you enough for all that you have done for us - your kindness, generosity and thoughts & prayers are all so very much appreciated."
"Thank you so much for taking care of me. You can put another one (well three) in your success column. Well done!!"
"I cannot begin to thank you for your kindness, support and unwaivering faith in me. I feel so fortunate to have met you and come into your expert care. You will always have a special place in my heart."
"I just wanted to say thank you for being there during my transfer. It meant so much to me for you to be there. Thank you for always taking care of me. You are the best!"
"There are no words true enough to express to you our thankfulness for your care and gentle touch. We spent most of the weekend crying, staring at each other in shock, and [my husband] kept patting my belly and talking to the baby even after I insisted the child doesn't have ears yet. Thank you, thank you for your kindness, your willingness to listen, and your guidance for making my body healthy. You will always be in our hearts and are always welcome in our home. I will miss you so very much."
"Well, tomorrow is the day of the fateful pregnancy test. Please know that whatever the outcome I am grateful to have shared the implantation process with you, Jeneanne. The truth is sweets, you radiate love. You actually shine. I consider myself priveledged to have had you by my side... Thank you for having touched my life."
"I just wanted to express my gratitude to you for my acupuncture treatments, but mostly for your caring ways & ability to help me through this difficult period in my life. You are truely special. Thanks for being here!"
"I wanted to thank you for all you did for me when I went through my IVF back in August. It didn't end up working then, but we were able to get some great embryos to freeze and one little guy took in November. You did more than just acupuncture for me, you were there for me when I came in emotionally drained and listened to me cry. Our [son] is almost 5 months now. It is just amazing."
"We want to thank you so very much for all your generous support and kindness. You have helped us in many ways in our efforts to make a family and you will always hold a very special place in our hearts."
"Thanks Jeneanne for helping us conceive [our daughter] - she is truly a miracle and proof of your expertise!"
"Wow! We're here! Time has flown by. I've worked with you for 6 months and you've helped me learn and grow in ways I've not done in my 41 years. You treated me on every level - physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. Thank you for always creating an atmosphere that allowed me to be emotionally and physically vulerable yet still feel safe. Thank you for helping to expose my strength and my endurance - all of which lingered just beneath the surface but apparently needed the small prick of a needle and your kind and encouraging words for them to come through. Regardless of the outcome, this has been an incredible learning experience. I'm so happy you are a part of it."
"Time sure flies... He's 4 mo old & I haven't stopped by for you two to meet! I'll visit soon! Gosh, a year ago I was puking from morning sickness Ha Ha! Thank you again for helping this miracle come to life."
"I can't thank you enough for your care and support throughout the entire baby making process!"
"Thank you so much for your gift of healing! We so much appreciate all you do for us."
"We are forever grateful for all you did for us - we truly believe you made these little girls' presence in our lives a reality."
"I wanted to thank you for your love and support during my journey of cycles. Everything happens for a reason, and I know I was meant to meet you and go through this time with you. I look forward to seeing you during my 9 wonderful months. I really want to enjoy this experience."
"The phone calls and being able to talk has been extremely helpful - I'm not sure I would have made it this far without you."
"We are doing so good. Our babies are precious [son & daughter]. What a blessing, two beautiful gifts."
"It worked! Thank you for all your help."
"Thank you so much for helping thru this hard & stressful IVF journey. I am so happy & excited to report that I am pregnant - my first beta on 13 dp 3DT was 472! So great number - you are wonderful!"
"Many thanks for the highly professional services given to me during the last few years. Your healing hands combined with your concerned care are deeply appreciated."
"Thank you again for all your involvement and prayers through this. Your tender touch proved positive."
"Your kindness has touched us and will never be forgotten. Thank-you, thank-you, thank-you!""Thank you so much for all the things you did for me! Seeing you throughout the time of the IVF cycle made it more 'do-able' for me. Thank you so much for listening and also for treating me during times of stress while you were actually busy. You are a wonderful person and I am happy that I know you... I will of course send you pictures of the two little sweethearts!"
"Thank you for your magical, healing touch! You always send me away so relaxed. I always look forward to our visits."
"How can I begin to thank you for all the support, intelligence and friendship you have so graciously given! I feel truly blessed to have met you as you are one of the universe's exceptionally wonderful women."
"You have brought me much 'mental stability' over the past year. Thank you for everything!"
"Thanks for making our IVF experience as relaxing as it could be! Things are going well... [Our daughter] is now 15 1/2 weeks along. We had an ultrasound last week and saw the baby quite clearly - we could see all her little wrist and hand bones, we saw her wiggle around and even scratch her little head. Pretty cool! Thanks again - we enjoyed having you as part of our 'family expanding' experience!"
"Thank you for being an angel in our lives."
"I'm sitting here staring at the card because I can't imagine anything to say that will express my feelings. You are an amazing support, friend, and comfort, and seem to always know what's needed."
"Thank you for all that you've done in the past year. As I've said before, I never could have gotten this far without you. You are not only a fabulous acupuncturist but a great friend. I really can't thank you enough."
"Thank you so much for your excellent care. Regardless of the outcome, you have helped me more than you know throughout this process. Your enthusiasm, energy, balanced wisdom & support have meant a lot. I really appreciate your kindness through this difficult but exciting process."
"Thank you for being an instrumental part of this conception. We couldn't have done it without you... We are extremely grateful."
"Thank you so much for your wonderful support & help during this scary & exciting & wonderful time! I really look forward to seeing you!"
"Thank you for everything that you've done. I don't believe I would be where I am right now if it wasn't for you. Thank you so much for everything!"
"Thank you for all you have done for me. I am addicted to acupuncture now!"
"I know we say it all the time but thank you! I can't tell you how much I appreciated your positive feedback - energy - and compassion for our situation. Your 'magic' is the only reason this is all coming true for us and I can't thank you enough!"
"Thank you very much for all your support, caring and help. We appreciate it very much and there will always be a place for you in our hearts."
"Thank you very much for bringing warmth to a very difficult situation. You've helped me become more mindful of caring for my body and spirit!"
"Despite the fact that I am a writer by nature and profession, I am at a loss for words to convey the utter appreciation and deep respect I have for you. You have truly, truly helped lift my spirit and body from the darkest depths and I will forever be grateful. You are an amazing soul."
"Thank you so much for your support. I feel blessed to have had you holding my hand throughout this process. Thank you for your guidance and all that you do for women in my situation. We are fortunate to have your help."
"We want to let you know how appreciative we are for everything you have done for us. You have touched our lives in a most incredible way and we feel so very lucky that you have come into our lives to share this crazy journey with us. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for your care, generosity, and thoughtfulness - you have truly made a difference in our lives."
"Thank you for being such an important part of our family. We are truly blessed to have your help and know someone as gifted as you."
"You have been not only an acupuncturist but a coach, cheerleader & most of all friend. I don't think I would have made it through this cycle without you. I hope all our efforts are successful, but regardless of the outcome, you have been an amazing source of positive energy & support for me. I hope, I hope, I hope we can take this treatment to the next level - if we do, I know you will have been instrumental in getting us there."
"Thank you for making this journey easier with your kindness and caring. Your support has made all the difference for [us]. Thank you for everything!"
"Thank you very much for your wonderful services & your special care & attention. You are a very special person with a big heart."
"Well look at the handy work of a few special people. [Our daughter] is sweet & wonderful. She has changed our lives in wonderful ways. I am forever grateful for all the help and support you gave us. She is as you predicted perfect."
"All our love and thanks for helping in making our dreams come true!"
"Thank you for being part of our dreams."
Love What You Do...
Work is love made visible...
For if you bake bread with indifference,
You bake a bitter bread that feeds but half man's hunger.
And if you grudge the crushing of the grapes,
your grudge distills a poison in the wine.
And what is it to work with love?
It is to weave the cloth with threads drawn
from your heart, even as if your
beloved were to wear that cloth...
It is to sow seeds with tenderness and
reap the harvest with joy even as if
your beloved were to eat the fruit.
It is to charge all things you fashion
with a breath of your own spirit.
-- Kalil Gibran, The Prophet, 1989