"A trusted client of mine recommended PDtM about 2 years ago and I'm
so glad I took her advice. I cannot say enough about Anna Pyne (acupuncture).
She helped get my normally 60-90 day cycles down to 35-42 days while treating
my other PCOS symptoms. PDtM has the best quality supplements as well.
My husband's motility went from 15% to 55% after 3 months of diligently
taking the Male Supplement Pack. Yoga for fertility was also enjoyable
and a great way for me to connect with other women going through the same
challenges. The entire staff at PDtM helped me grieve through 2 miscarriages
and then shared in my joy when I finally made it through the first trimester
with my twins. I am 30 weeks pregnant and still look forward to my monthly
acupuncture sessions and PDtM is the only place I trust for prenatal massage.
Everyone at PDtM is a great resource, whether you are looking to try naturally
or just need balance while going through fertility treatments.
"I am currently expecting my second child. I never thought I would
even be able to concieve. I couldn't have done it without the support
I get from my acupuncturist at Pulling Down the Moon."
Our journey to fertility lead us to PDtM. Our first son (now 8 yrs. old)
was naturally conceived with no problems. My husband and I tried to get
pregnant with baby #2. It wasn't an easy process! We were referred
to see a fertility doctor and were prescribed fertility drugs which did
not work at all. It was an unsettling and taxing experience for my body
and mind! We decided to try a different approach and I did yoga, acupuncture,
herbs and massages at PDtM. I'm happy to say we got pregnant twice
and had two more boys (now ages 4 yrs old and 2 yrs old). I went for acupuncture
pre-pregnancy, during pregnancy and post pregnancy. It was an amazing
journey for me to realize that I didn't need drugs to have more children.
I'm so grateful and blessed to have healthy babies! I still find time
to treat myself for acupuncture & massages on a regular basis.
Thank you to PDtM staff for being part of my life and our family!
Hi! I actually wanted to let you know that I’m pregnant! I had taken
your yoga for fertility class back in May-June and then I went through
IVF in the late July/early August timeframe. Fortunately it worked and
I’m now about 11 1/2 weeks along so almost into the second trimester.
I’m now seeing my regular OB/GYN and had my last appt at FCI in
mid-September. I really believe that your class helped me and I got so
much out of it – I’ve been recommending it to lots of people too!
Just wanted to send you a quick email and enormous thank you for lending
your ears, your heart and unconditional support. I can't explain how
scary and freeing at the same time our practice was...one of the many
beauties of yoga; truly helps me embrace so many of life's paradoxes.
My heart may be broken, but for the first time in a while, I was able
to feel those pieces--and that's the first step in putting those pieces
back together in a new way.
We are for sure pregnant!!! Wanted to let all of you know, and especially
I want to thank all of you for being soooooo supportive and sweet during
this journey!! I reallllly appreciate it!!! I'm sure I'll be seeing
all of you at some point when I'm at PDTM! I hope that you have a
wonderful weekend, and thanks soooo much again!!
I know it's been AWHILE but I am in need of some help from Pulling
Down the Moon again... As a refresher, I had twins in 2012 following one
round of IVF and LOTS of yoga, nutrition consulting and acupuncture at
PDTM in Chicago. (They are now healthy thriving almost-3 year olds!) We
are trying for baby #3. We have the same issue as the first go-round -
a very thin uterine lining. I firmly believe acupuncture really helped
me the last time.
I also wanted to let you know that I LOVE Pulling The Moon. I have been
to other acupuncturists and Kate and Kat are the absolute best and the
setting is so serene. I told my husband when this “journey”
is over I want to work there.
I am 8 weeks now, have had 4 ultrasounds already (can you believe it??),
and the baby is growing as expected. We are so cautiously optimistic!
I am still coming to PDTM for acupuncture and to meet up with the other
yoga ladies on Sunday morning when I can. I hope all is well with you.
You are my all-time favorite yoga teacher -- I so appreciate that you
taught us the background for the poses and breathing. I have found that
so many yoga teachers don't!
I just wanted to say Thank You for teaching the yoga classes at Pulling
Down the Moon! I have had many different yoga teachers and you have been
my favorite! Thanks for sharing your laughter and smiles with us. You
do a wonderful job of creating healing energy in the room. Pulling Down
the Moon is such an amazing place with such a calming presence for me.
They, and all the women who take classes there, are lucky to have you.
I have really enjoyed the current class and really look forward to it.
It’s like two hours of solace for me. I had miscarried two weeks
before the class started and wasn’t really looking forward to opening
up and talking about my experience. Perhaps that’s why I was so
overly emotional on the first day and I just kept telling myself “I’m
not ready to talk about this, I’m just not ready”. But opening
up that first day was what I really needed. It increases the load that
one carries if you keep it all in. I wish I had started the class when
I began my first two cycles, perhaps it would have made coping with the
experience a lot easier – and I would have found a better outlet
than eating my sorrows away on a Portillo’s hot dog, fries and vanilla shakes!
My husband and I have been posted abroad so I am dealing with IF from afar
with fewer resources and support. It has been challenging, but I was thrilled
when I saw your book on the bookshelf and have been following some of
the suggestions. Please tell the authors that the Moon Salute sequence
is being practiced virtually every day in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia! Even
though I have been practicing yoga, doing acupuncture and herbs and changing
my diet for over a year now, the book has been tremendous helpful in giving
fertility-specific advice which I have not found anywhere else. I have
found this book to be invaluable.
My twins were born 3/25/09, thanks in part to IVF at FCI and the wonderful
caring treatment I received at your office (Lots of Accupunture with Lisa,
a few appointments with Yong, Yoga for Fertility class last August with
Jenilyn, massages with Meredith and Nutritional advice from Lauren). Everyone
on staff is so well versed in the fertility issues and treatments and
completely upbeat and positive in what is a very dark time for so many
of us. I can’t say enough about how much I learned and, more importantly,
appreciated the emotional support and understanding I received at PDtM.
I’ve recommened it to about a million people. THANK YOU!!
You would be so proud of me, my sister was sharing how stressed she has
been so I told her about my yoga practice and meditation and how life
changing it was, so I think I have her sold. Who would have thought, me
spreading the good news of yoga…Thought that would make you smile.
I really do think the whole ‘protocol’ at PDTM made the difference
this time. I can’t thank you enough for having the vision to have
started that wonderful place!
I had an appointment today with someone who was in my network (insurance)
and I am almost heartbroken over the difference between your care and
what this person offered. There simply was NO COMPARISON. I was so upset
when I left there today. I whole heartedly believe acupuncture to be an
integral part of my infertility journey but financially it is very straining.
I would love to be able to continue my treatment with you. I had an US
apt today at Shady Grove and received very good news. My lining is a 9
and I have a follicle that measured 20mm!!!! I have been given the go-ahead
to start my trigger shot tonight. I would love to be able to see you before,
or after my IUI scheduled for this Wednesday.
You are doing such impactful work with Pdtm. The class, the nutritionist,
the massages – they all helped immensely. Thank you for creating
such a special place.
I am also happy to report that my test came back positive as well! I know
that this positive first step is due to our class and to all of the other
phenomenal support services at Pulling Down The Moon.
First, let me thank you for recommending the yoga class. It has been such
a positive experience – a safe place where I have bonded with others
in a similar situation. Very calming and combined with the acupuncture,
diet and massage – I’m in a much better place.
I am at the 5 month period now and go in for my 20 week ultrasound next
Monday. It’s not easy doing this when you’re old, but I am
so grateful to even have this opportunity. I credit so much to the Moon,
and thank you and everyone I’ve worked with for the support and
kindness. I still meet with 3 members of my yoga group every month to
catch up. It has been wonderful.
I absolutely think that I wouldn’t have made it into the hands of
the right doctors had it not been for your advice. Every time I have felt
defeated by this process, Anna and the rest of your staff has always brought
me right back to a positive place full of hope. I know it’s still
very early in my pregnancy, but I will be forever grateful for the Pulling
Down the Moon family. I definitely still plan on continuing with acupuncture
throughout the pregnancy and am excited to share this part of our journey
to parenthood with Anna and the rest of your team. Thank you, thank you,
I have been to a total of 4 acupuncturists now and I find that my one session
with you all far surpassed any other treatment that I had received. In
my short time there, I just felt like the people that I dealt with “got
it”, if that makes sense. Pulling Down the Moon knows and understands
what those of us who are going through infertility are dealing with.