Thankful for acupuncture

After being married for a little over a year, my husband and I agreed to start "trying." I had wanted kids right away, but he wanted to wait.
I was not worried at all when we first started trying. My doctor did not ask me a lot of questions when I told her we were going to start trying. I wish she had. I had had trouble with my period since the age of 14. My periods were really long and irregular. The doctor's answer was to put me on birth control. I was only birthcontrol for about 11 years.
My doctor told us to try for a year before we took any further steps. That first year was heart breaking. My periods were extremely irregular, lasting anywhere from 40 days to 90 days. We did not even know when to "try." I took my temp every morning, took tons of ovulation tests, and countless pregnany tests. When my period did not come, I always thought I was pregnant. Even when the test came back negative, I still thought I was pregnant, just that it was too soon to tell. Those are the things you tell yourself that only seem to hurt yourself. It was a very trying time emotionally. I would tear up at hearing someone else was pregnant. I had trouble being happy for the pregnant people, which made me feel even worse.
I went back to the doctor after a year and she rang some tests. My husbands results came back fine, but mine said I was not ovulating. The answer was to put me on Clomid. The doctor was reassuring that "this would work."
The first month did not work. My hormone levels were well below what they needed to be. The doctor then doubled my dose of Clomid. The second month did not work. Mid cycle I experienced what I would describe as the worst pain in my life. I went to the hospital and it was discovered that I had a cyst on my ovary that ruptered. It was the size of a golf ball and the fluid was under my lungs causing horrible pain. I had a sonogram and almost cried. It was not how I expected my first sonogram to be.
I soon after got my period, which I had expected since they gave me a pregnany test while I was hospitalized. I was diagnosed with "Ovarian Hyper-Stimluation." The clomind had caused my cyst.
At this point I was at an all time low. It did not help that I worked as a Foster Care worker where I witnessed women give birth to drug exposed newborns. It did not make sense that those women could get pregnant and mistreat their bodies, when I would take such good care of myself if I were pregnant.
A co-worker told me about acupuncture when I was on about month 1 of Clomid. I was kinda of weary of it and decided to continue with the clomid, obviously.
After Clomid failed I decided to give acupuncture a try. I thought it couldn't hurt. I went in and she told me it would take about 3 months to get my cycle regular. I was actually fine with it. We had already waited almost a year and a half, so another 3 months was nothing. I loved the acupuncture. I was a lot more relaxed and open minded. I did not stress about trying to conceive. She also put my on Chinese herbs, which were weird, but I took them.
Right before New Years, I decided I needed to take test. I needed to reassure myself that it was ok for me to have a drink on New Years Eve.
I took the test and was just so positive and opened minded. After two minutes I looked at the test and lost my breathe when I saw the plus! I was in disbeilf. I woke my husband up and had him look at it. We both started crying. It was a priceless feeling, one I will never forget.
Right now I am about 6 weeks pregnant! I go to the doctor next week for my first prenatal visit. I went to my acupuncturist today and she could tell from my pulse that I was pregnant!!
I am so happy now. I plan to continue with acupuncture. I am sooooo thankful for acupuncture. I only went for 3 weeks!! and it worked!!!