Fertility Testimonials

Four Years and Four Miscarriages

I had been trying to conceive for 4 years and went through 4 miscarriages before coming to IRA. I had heard about IRA through a number of friends over the years and I viewed it as another avenue that I had not yet pursued. On my second round of IUI fertility treatment, I went into IRA with an open mind, craving a more natural path to balance out the fertility clinic and non-natural medications and treatments that I had been undergoing. After my first visit I knew I had made the right choice and since then I have remained grateful for that dedicated time to focus on myself and even more grateful for the support and encouragement that the IRA team offers. The treatments have certainly helped me, both mind and body, and I am now 9 weeks away from expecting a healthy baby girl. Seeking out acupuncture as a way to work through infertility and pregnancy was one of the best decisions I could have ever made and I highly recommend it to anyone who is on that same journey.


Advanced Maternal Age

I was of “advanced maternal age” when I first became pregnant, but sadly this was an ectopic pregnancy.  When I expressed interest in trying to naturally increase my chances of a healthy conception and pregnancy, my OB recommended seeing David.  I became pregnant within a few months of starting acupuncture and transitioned to prenatal massage with Sandra for the duration of my pregnancy.  I believe seeing her regularly for massage had a large part in my feeling healthy and relaxed during this exciting time.  I even had taught my husband some of Sandra’s massage techniques to use on me while in labor!  I strongly recommend the use of both IRA’s acupuncture and prenatal massage services as ways to support the pre-conception experience as well as the pregnancy journey.


After 2 1/2 Months of Treatment I Was Pregnant!

My husband and I had been trying to conceive for almost 2 years before we found you guys.  Thankfully we now have a healthy and happy 7-month baby girl. I honestly in my heart believe she was only made possible with your help.  Amy and David set me at ease immediately and I knew I was in the right place. Everyone we came in contact with at your office was completely supportive.  After 2 1/2 months of treatment I was pregnant!  You guys have truly touched our hearts and I could never express our true gratitude.  Keep doing what you’re doing!


Finally Pregnant Naturally

From my first appointment at IRA, David’s deep knowledge of infertility issues and his skill in traditional Chinese medicine were readily apparent and I felt completely comfortable talking with him and his staff about a very personal and emotionally charged subject.  I found the atmosphere of IRA to be very positive and compassionate.  The holistic approach of IRA greatly enhanced my sense of well being during the months we were trying to conceive and I always left appointments with a sense of calm, relaxed peacefulness instead of the impatient anxiety I so often felt after traditional medical appointments.

On the fourth month of trying for a baby with the help of IRA, I became pregnant.  I do not believe this would have happened without the help of IRA.  I am extremely grateful to David and his staff for their support and assistance in helping us get pregnant in a natural way.  Although I am 20 weeks pregnant now, it is still difficult for me to grasp that we got pregnant without scientific intervention.

– J.M., Indianapolis

I Was Devastated to Learn My Chances of Conception Were Slim

After undergoing fertility testing, I was devastated to learn that my chances of conception were slim. One thing I felt I could do to improve my odds was acupuncture, and Indiana Reproductive Acupuncture’s exclusive focus on reproductive health made them my immediate first choice. Amy was gentle in demeanor and technique, a supportive partner who brought serenity and encouragement to what felt like a mountainous struggle. My husband and I were overjoyed when we found out I was pregnant, and I feel strongly that the services I received at IRA, both while trying to conceive as well as during my first trimester, were important factors in my conception and early pregnancy success. I’ve enthusiastically recommended IRA to several friends, and I hope they choose to take advantage of the services offered by these wonderful, caring professionals!


Finally Able to Conceive, and Enjoying Pregnancy!

My husband and I had been trying to conceive for 16 months before being referred to Indiana Reproductive Acupuncture.  We had been monitoring my ovulation cycle (which was normal), tried Clomid, Clomid with estrogen and progesterone, and IUI.  All fertility testing had returned normal results, and the doctors had no explanation as to why we were having trouble conceiving.  We were extremely frustrated, and we really didn’t want to proceed with IVF (which was the next step).

When I began treatment at IRA, I got pregnant in the first month!  The treatments were also very relaxing and enjoyable, and I really appreciated David Youran’s knowledge and encouragement.  I am now 5 months pregnant and am thrilled to say that by continuing treatment at IRA through my pregnancy – I have had virtually NO symptoms!  I have no doubt that IRA was the difference in not only being able to finally conceive but also enjoy such an easy pregancy!


After One Month We Conceived Our First Child!

We had been trying to conceive for about 15 months before visiting IRA. We had tried Clomid alone and in combination with IUI. In addition to infertility I also suffered from hypothyroidism and a terrible sleeping problem. I was taking prescription Ambien about 3-4 days per week for the last few years.

I was referred to IRA by a friend and patient of IRA, she had successfully conceived with the help of IRA. I really had no expectations for the acupuncture treatment. I was getting very frustrated with my infertility and thought I would give it a try. I was so thrilled with my treatment at IRA. Immediately after the first visit I felt much calmer, the stress of infertility was at times over whelming. I had also made the decision to stop taking Ambien, after just a couple treatments I was sleeping soundly without medication for the first time in years!! More importantly after one month we conceived our first child!

I have and will continue to recommend the services of IRA to anybody who can benefit.


After One IVF Treatment, We Found Out We Were Expecting!

After two and a half years of unsuccessful treatments, my husband I decided to try IVF. When our nurse suggested we couple that treatment with acupuncture, we didn’t blink an eye – if anything could help, we’d try it.

After meeting with David, sharing our story and beginning the treatments, I soon realized he was the only person we had run into along the journey that provided the positive, energetic and focused attention we needed. He was also the only person who believed that in a short period of time, we would be pregnant. Our hopes had been crushed so many times that we forgot what it was like to think something might work.

And it did. After one IVF treatment, we found out we were expecting! I continued to work with David a couple of times a month for relaxation and pain management. We welcomed a beautiful and healthy baby into the world just a few weeks ago.

I am so grateful for the confidence and support that David and his staff provided along the way. I have and would recommend Indiana Reproductive Acupuncture to anyone struggling with fertility issues.


My Last IVF Attempt

One night during a desperate online search for a new acupuncturist, I came across IRA. After 4.5 years, 5 failed IUI’s, 2 failed IVF’s and a draining bank account, I decided I had nothing to lose before my last IVF attempt. The minute I stepped inside the office I knew I would like the experience. Everyone was extremely nice, comforting and professional. Within weeks I noticed a change in my body and started to feel more “normal”. David was great throughout the entire IVF process and I am happy to say that I am expecting our first child this October! My husband and I both truly believe acupuncture and more importantly IRA, played an important role in our success.


A Physical and Psychological Healing Experience

My husband and I turned to IVF with donor egg when I was told that chemotherapy caused early menopause. Three rounds of IVF and 2 donors later we had suffered 2 very early miscarriages and one negative test. My fertility doctors were reluctant to allow a 4th cycle because they were perplexed by the 3 failures. Although I knew nothing about acupuncture, I readily agreed when my fertility doctor casually mentioned it. After my first visit with David, I knew that it would be well worth the 4 hour and 15 minute trip from my home to his office.

Many patients have described David’s bedside manner and knowledge in glowing terms, and it is all true. However what is often unsaid is that from the greeting at the door to the end of a session, the practice provides holistic treatment with a physical and psychological healing experience that I don’t believe you can get anywhere else.

I saw David once a week for the 10 weeks prior to my transfer. David treated any problem that I articulated to him including migraines, and menopausal symptoms including feelings of suffocation, nausea, and hot-flashes. The results of these treatments were dramatic and improved my mood and overall well-being almost immediately. David’s voice of reason and logic steadied my occasionally overactive brain during what would likely be my last attempt at IVF. I am happy to report to all hopefuls reading this, that I am 37 weeks pregnant with boy/girl twins. There is no doubt in my mind that my treatment at IRA played a roll in the success of this transfer and in the continuance of this pregnancy to the safety of 37 weeks. I will forever be grateful to the staff at IRA for their professionalism and support.


Skilled, Knowledgeable, and Easy to Talk to

I came to David after getting his name from our fertility specialist. I saw David regularly through our IVF cycle, and we were successful on our first try! I looked forward to my sessions, and have never felt more relaxed. David is so skilled, knowledgeable, and easy to talk to. I saw David again when we decided to try for our second child. Again, we were successful on our first try, thanks to David’s care! We are expecting our second child in April and couldn’t be happier with our experiences at IRA.


Optimize Our Chances of Getting Pregnant

After years of infertility including a diagnosis of endometriosis, laparoscopic surgeries and one failed IVF cycle, I was on the search for anything that would optimize our chances of getting pregnant.  David’s knowledge and expertise was a blessing! Every treatment I felt so relaxed and I am confident that his treatments along with massages helped me to conceive on our 2nd IVF cycle. When everything else felt so out of my hands, seeing David for acupuncture felt like something I could do- something I could have some control over. Our son is now 9 months old and I know that without my doctor’s and David’s skills and expertise he would have never come to be.  We will be forever grateful and will definitely be back when we try for baby #2.


After More Than Four Years of Trying, I am 7 Months Pregnant

After more than four years of trying, I am 7 months pregnant with my first child. I am convinced, that were it not for David’s expertise, and most importantly caring and understanding manner, together with our fertility specialist, I would not be having a baby now. His support and encouragement made the challenging fertility road infinitely easier. It is so important to have someone supporting you emotionally, encouraging you in all of your choices, and providing you with excellent care the whole way through.


My Body Finally Behaved Like It Should

By the time I found David through a brochure at my fertility doctor’s office, I had a five year history with trying to conceive using Follistim.  In that time, I had one child, but a series of recent miscarriages that meant I was emotionally ready to only try one more time.  I had a long history with PCOS and needed fertility drugs to induce ovulation.  In addition, I never had a regular menstrual cycle during my adult life.  Knowing that this would be my last attempt to conceive, I started to see David weekly to prepare my body the best that I could for conception.  What I didn’t expect was that I received a spontaneous menstrual cycle 6 weeks after treatment started.  My body proceeded to have consecutive menstrual cycles a month apart.  I felt like my body was finally behaving like it should, and I was much better positioned to go into another round of fertility drugs.  Sure enough, the “last” attempt was successful and I delivered successfully 9 months later.

Of course, not only do I have David to thank for the effective treatments,  but I always looked forward to our sessions given his caring and compassionate demeanor.  It provided an hour of peace each week while trying to navigate a stressful time.  Thank you David!


After One Month of Sessions I was Pregnant Naturally

After one failed IVF cycle I turned to acupuncture.  I was of course stressed and not sleeping well.  After the first session I was so relaxed and slept through the night that evening for the first time in a long time.  I truly believe that the acupuncture helped my body to relax enough to put it on the right track to conceive because after one month of sessions I was pregnant naturally and am now holding our beautiful baby girl.  Thank you Indiana Reproductive Acupuncture!


A Sense of Calm and Peacefulness

A friend told me about David Youran and Indiana Reproductive Acupuncture shortly after we found out our third IVF was unsuccessful.  We were in the process of switching to our third Infertility office and were in our fourth year of trying to become pregnant. 

I decided to start seeing David on a more regular basis and concentrate on acupuncture as a primary form of treatment.  Within 2 months I found out I was pregnant with our first baby!  My husband and I were ecstatic.

Words cannot express how thankful I am to David and the entire office for their support and encouragement throughout this experience.  From the moment I first walked into IRA I felt a sense of calming and peacefulness.  With each treatment I became more positive and encouraged that I would find success and eventually become pregnant.

I honestly believe I would not be pregnant right now if it weren’t for David and IRA.  My husband and I are forever grateful to David for helping us receive the wonderful gift of our baby.