June is Pride Month! The Castro is buzzing with positive energy and pride.
I love supporting LGBTQ+ families.
Whether you are starting a family on your own, with your partner/spouse, and/or with a donor or surrogate, I am happy to support you with acupuncture and Traditional East Asian Medicine.
Acupuncture can help with enhancing fertility and can offer natural support through pregnancy and postpartum. Acupuncture helps balance the whole body for mind-body support. I also recommend that partners/spouses consider scheduling acupuncture treatments to support yourself through the fertility and pregnancy process.
San Francisco is a welcoming city for LGBTQ+ families. From the midwives and OB/GYNs to the Reproductive Endocrinologists, my patients have experienced excellent care.
In our appointment, I am always happy to share specific practitioner referrals based on your family’s needs.
Here are some helpful community resources to help you start or expand your family:
Maia Midwifery, midwifery and fertility services: Maia is a great resource for fertility and pregnancy for LGBTQ+ families. They offer classes and private consultations.
At Home Fertility, excellent midwife-assisted inseminations in the privacy and comfort of your home.
The Sperm Bank of California, a non-profit sperm bank that was the first sperm bank to serve all forming families.
Queer Parents Support Group offered with Rebecca Plum, Licensed Midwife.
Our Family Coalition, a local organization to promote equality for all families. They offer wonderful services like education, events and support groups for prospective parents and families.
Family Equality Council, a wonderful resource for LGBTQ+ parents.
National Center for Lesbian Rights, legal advocacy for LGBTQ+ rights including marriage, reproductive rights, family law and and much more.
Starting your family is an exciting time.
To learn more about how Traditional East Asian Medicine and acupuncture can support you, please contact my office to schedule a free 15 minute consultation.