acupuncturist — The Bump
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my husband and i have been trying to get pregnant for the last 7 months - which we know is still kinda early.

the thing is i've been going to an acupuncturist for the last 8 months - getting treatments and taking herbs - but, i've seen very little change in my cycles and in my overall health. it's a costly investment and i was wondering if anyone knows of an acupuncturist in the dc area who specializes in fertility and who may have treated you personally.


thanks so much! any input would be greatly appreciated! 

Re: acupuncturist

  • I see Alec Maines (he's in Bethesda and McLean) and he has helped some people with fertility - I saw him for migraines and he helped a lot. I think he charges $60/session; a little less if you have CareFirst insurance. Are you charting? Reading Taking Charge of Your Fertility helped me a lot . . . GL!

    ETA: Alec's website is

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  • thanks - i might check alec out. i'm somebody in silver spring right now, but i'm not sure how experienced they are in fertility.

     and yes, i'm charting and read TCOYF. 

  • I used Jan Edwards in Crofton, MD. ?I really like her a lot, but she doesn't specialize in fertility.

    Here is her website (but don't try to contact her via email - just call her. ?She doesn't really "do" email :) )

  • I recommend Kerri Westheiser.  She has offices in Bethesda, DC (Tenleytown) and Falls Church.  I saw her in conjunction with IVF treatment at Shady Grove Fertility and am now 14 weeks pregnant.  She charges $85.00/session but will work with Blue Cross Blue Shield plans.

     Website is

     Good luck!

  • thank you for the input ladies!
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