I knew it!

My acupuncturist is a doll. She is 38 years old (39 in January) and she got married “late” in life, at 37. Since I started seeing her, I wondered whether she was TTC or not, knowing her age. The other night I had a dream that she had six children! It was a vivid dream and so when I saw her on Saturday morning, I decided to tell her. She said I was the third client that had dreams about her having kids or being pregnant…it is no wonder, it is all we talk about when I am there, so I can only assume other clients are the same. She is one of the few Chinese medicine fertility specialists in my town. Then with a disclaimer that she hoped she was not giving too much personal information about herself, she told me that she and her husband are TTC. She said that this month, she was SURE she was pregnant because her period was 4 days late. Instead of POAS she went to her clinic for a beta and it came back negative. She seemed really sad about it – and oh, do I know how she was feeling!!!  Anyway, she seemed relieved to be able to talk about it, and I gave her a pep talk. She has been trying for (only) 4 months, but I know when you first start, 4 months can feel like a lifetime. I wonder how hard it is for her to work with so many women struggling to conceive, women the same age as she is. Like me, crying in her office when my IVF didn’t work. She has a really positive attitude, but I could see she seemed a little worried. She said that her husband and she have decided if it doesn’t happen in the next 4 cycles, they will see a doctor. They have no idea if anything is wrong yet, so she is just going to assume that everything is fine. Ahhh. I remember those days. She gives her husband acupuncture treatments and is going to someone herself. She has been charting, etc.  

I hope it works for her. I truly, truly do.

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6 Responses to “I knew it!”

  1. Yodasmistress Says:

    I’m sure it felt good to talk to you. You are sweet for being a shoulder for her!

  2. Pamela Jeanne Says:

    It’s amazing how our subconscious works…I’ve had dreams like that about other people I suspected were either TTC or dealing with related challenges. Good that you were there to allow her to open up. Just having that outlet is so essential! Glad you’re still getting acupuncture. The benefits are many!

  3. swim Says:

    It’s very kind of you to talk about her TTC challenges. It always helps to have someone to talk to.

  4. lub Says:

    Ignorance is bliss huh? It must be nice to be able to talk to her about it.

  5. Jenna Says:

    I’m sorry I’ve been MIA. With the move to the new blog I’ve been very busy setting up shop.

    I can understand why she would be nervous. If I were surrounded by people who were having trouble conceiving I think my mind would have been hyper vigilant much earlier in the process. Who knows though, maybe being aware of other’s difficulties will help her to be more aggressive for herself.

  6. hoping for a child Says:

    i’ve heard of acupuncture for IF but know nothing of the efficacy. do you think it’s working?…i guess i’d try just about anything at this point.

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