My Rainbow Baby, Jack

My Rainbow Baby, Jack

By Anna Pyne, LAc MSOM FABORM

It is with such gratitude in my heart and soul that I can share with you, that I delivered Jack Fitzgerald Pyne on July 22nd 2016. He was born at 9 lbs 9 oz and 22 inches long, with a full head of thick black hair. We are so blessed to have him, our third child. His sisters Lily 5 years old and Claire 3 years old have so much fun doting on him and entertaining him. I feel so blessed to be surrounded by all this love. It has certainly enhanced my motivation in helping others fulfill their dreams of becoming a parent too. It feels wonderful to be back at Pulling Down the Moon as an acupuncturist/herbalist.

Last year June '15 my husband and I had our first (and thankfully only) miscarriage in the first trimester. It was devastating. I had a difficult time moving forward but eventually did with some help. Of course being an acupuncturist I was giving myself acupuncture treatments weekly to twice a week directly after our loss, and continued throughout my pregnancy with Jack. I was also taking Chinese herbs to enhance the acupuncture therapy for improving fertility. The formulas would vary depending upon where I was at in my cycle. I utilized our unique massage services at Pulling Down the Moon. I started out with our Cleanse the Body massage and moved forward from there with the rest of our Fertility Enhancing Massages (FEM protocol). There is a specific massage for every stage of the cycle. Nutritionally I was taking all of our recommended egg quality supplements, except for the Melatonin as my sleep was fine. Luckily it only took two cycles before we conceived again using this regimen. I was so nervous during the entire first trimester, which was a new feeling for me as I did not have any difficulty with my girls. I kept up with the acupuncture, herbs, massage, and nutrition throughout the entire pregnancy which helped contribute to the delivery of our healthy baby boy Jack.