fertility services

Acupuncture can help improve fertility by supporting the organs and systems vital to reproduction.  I can help you prepare your body for conception, pregnancy and childbirth.  I specialize in supporting women with acupuncture during in vitro fertilization (IVF) and other assisted reproductive technologies.  

Jennifer Monin - Fertility and Pregnacy Support with Acupuncture - Sebastopol


Preparing the Soil

If soil is depleted, it will be difficult for a seed to germinate and grow.  Women have much better pregnancies and birthing experiences when they prepare their bodies and focus on their health before trying to conceive.  I recommend three months of preparation to optimize and regulate a woman's system which in turn helps to improve the functions of the ovaries, strengthens the immune system, and reduces stress.  Chinese medicine can prevent unnecessary miscarriage, support a woman throughout her pregnancy and increase chances of an optimal birthing and post partum period.   

Fertility Conditions I Treat:

  • Inability to conceive
  • Endometriosis
  • Polycyctic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
  • Premature Ovarian Failure (POF)
  • Thyroid Imbalance
  • Digestive Issues
  • Fibroids
  • Autoimmune Issues
  • Recurrent miscarriage
  • High FSH
  • Low AMH
  • Diminished Ovarian Reserve
  • Unexplained infertility
  • Pelvic adhesions, blocked fallopian tubes
  • Male factor infertility 
  • Irregular periods
  • Painful periods

Support During Assisted Reproductive Technologies 

  • Intrauterine insemination (IUI)
  • In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
  • Donor Sperm cycles
  • Donor Egg
  • Embryo Donor

Pregnancy Support

  • Anemia
  • Anxiety
  • Breech Presentation
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Depression
  • Ectopic Pregnancy
  • Fatigue
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hypertension 
  • Infections (Upper Respiratory and Urinary Tract)
  • Labor Counseling and Support
  • Lactation Support
  • Low Back Pain
  • Morning Sickness
  • Pre Labor Support
  • Post Partum Pain
  • Sleep Disturbances
  • Threatened Miscarriage
  • Vericose Veins
  • Viral and Yeast Infections

Postpartum Support

  • Depression
  • Mastitis
  • Insufficient Lactation
  • Prolapse

Mother Roasting

This nourishing treatment focuses on warming the lower back "Life Gate" area of the mother's body after childbirth.  The warming is done using the herb moxa which can properly close the gates, boost the immune system and deeply replenish the mother after labor.  


Combining TCM and Western

I often work in tandem with western medical approaches. For women who want to pursue acupuncture and herbal medicine as their primary mode of support, I am happy to be their main source of infertility treatment.  For women who want to use Western medical intervention, I am comfortable integrating my work with western treatment, including IVF and IUI.  I want each patient to be comfortable with their treatment program.  

I work with all types of fertility scenarios, including same-sex couples, single parents and traditional families.    


I was referred to Jennifer because I was trying to conceive and had been told at 33, I had the same fertility as a woman over 40. My OB/GYN was hopeful, but realistic, that I may not be able to get pregnant naturally and I wanted to do everything I could to make this possible.

I began seeing Jennifer in October. Her support through the process was amazing. She offered information on diet, exercise, stress, emotional roller coasters and total body wellness. At each session we would go over what had happened in the past week and she would give me needle points to support what was happening in real time. Her gentle spirit and warm presence helped me stay positive and hopeful that we would be successful... and we were! I got pregnant in December.

Jennifer’s care didn’t stop at conception! She immediately began supporting me with points to help ensure I wouldn’t miscarry. Then, throughout my pregnancy she helped me with many pregnancy related ailments. I developed bilateral edema in my hands and wrists. She suggested a slight change in my supplements and gave me needle points to help and within two treatments the swelling went down and didn’t come back. Another ailment she helped me with was pregnancy related sciatic pain. It was gone in ONE treatment. If it came back at all, she would give me needle points to help and it would be gone again! Her care, as before, didn’t stop there. She had helpful advice on nutrition, as well as keeping low stress and focusing on the things that would help me bring a healthy child into the world.

When it came time for delivery Jennifer helped me again with supplements and needle points to prepare my body for the process and to initiate labor safely. I was induced, and the process was not the nightmare so many women seem to have gone through. I believe I have Jennifer to thank for this.

I continued care postpartum. The moments of peace and self care helped me heal quickly. Her care, her way of being so supportive, understanding, and kind, gave me inner peace and greater strength to be there for my infant and my husband. I felt that I was a better wife and mom, even through this transition into a family of three, because I had her support.

There is no doubt in my mind that Jennifer made it possible for me to get pregnant. There is also no doubt in my mind that her care helped me have a very easy pregnancy, delivery and recovery. I would send any woman who is trying to conceive to her.
— Felicia