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Fertility Doula

Fertility doula

Megan Joyce, LAc was the first Licensed Acupuncturist in Orange County to become a Fellow of the American Board of Reproductive Medicine (FABORM).  She combines training in holistic fertility support with the most up to date research in the field of reproductive medicine to make sure patients are receiving the most effective treatment available.

Patients are coached through dietary and lifestyle modifications to optimize fertility and cope with stress. If functional medicine testing is recommended, Megan will focus on addressing aspects of physiology that are known to impact egg and sperm quality, as well as supporting implantation and continued pregnancy health.

Megan will hold your hand every step of the way, no matter if you are trying to get pregnant naturally, or if you are using assisted reproductive technology.  Megan works closely with reproductive endocrinologists to increase sperm and egg quality, increase blood flow to reproductive organs, and decrease inflammation. Combining holistic medicine with modern reproductive technology increases success rates of medicated cycles, IUI and IVF.  Megan is committed to providing expert support to all of our patients including single mothers, same sex couples, and individuals interested in freezing eggs for future conception.

I've been going to Megan since the fall of 2016. After an ectopic pregnancy followed by a miscarriage four months later, I was devastated and my OB told me there was "nothing I could do" to improve my chances for a successful pregnancy in the future. Well, she was wrong. I started seeing Megan and she really helped me get on track through a myriad of lifestyle changes. Megan also helped me track my cycles, and she was able to pinpoint that I have a super short luteal phase which is linked to a higher rate of miscarriage. By working with her, we were able to move my ovulation up and increase the length of my luteal phase. That is something I never would have figured out on my own, let alone been able to correct on my own. No OB would have bothered looking at my menstrual cycle chart to figure this out either. Low and behold, in April of 2017 I got pregnant with my son, who was born in January 2018. I had a wonderful pregnancy. No nausea, felt great, and baby did great too. I attribute much of that to Megan's good work. If you are struggling to conceive and looking for a smart, compassionate person to get you on the right path, Megan is your person! She had so many tips and tricks for me along the way. On top of that, she is just an awesome, fun person. It is truly a joy to work with her. I am currently working with her again as we are gearing up to try for #2!

Nichole G

Megan has been one of the biggest blessings of my life. I now have two beautiful little ones because of her support -- really. She is a miracle worker - and not just for fertility. I have counted on her, even recently, to help get me through cold season because I had gotten sick 4 times within 3 months. Once I started seeing her again, I am proud to say, I haven't been since! I could go on and on about her, but I will leave you with this. Too few in this world are lucky enough to encounter people like Megan. I could not recommend her more highly.

Steph H.

Fertility Doula

I saw Megan for about 2 years as I was trying to get pregnant with my second child. I miscarried once, but she helped me get pregnant again. I believe that her care and in- depth knowledge has definitely helped me get pregnant. At every appointment, she always gave me her full attention and was always very calm and nurturing. She inspired me to be calm as well. I just gave birth to a healthy girl last month and I am so grateful and thankful to Megan for all that she's done. I would recommend her to anyone who's looking to get pregnant. She's awesome!!!

Jennifer S.

Fertility Support

It's hard for me to convey what a blessing Megan and her team have been in my fertility journey (read struggle) over the past five years. I first saw Megan after dealing with recurring miscarriage and a long bout of infertility. I had never done acupuncture before and quite frankly, I was skeptical. Megan's genuine and caring demeanor quickly alleviated my initial fears and skepticism and the treatment has since become a truly enjoyable experience for me. Megan has treated me in parallel with my fertility specialists, providing acupuncture treatment and just as importantly, loving moral and emotional support during an IVF protocol that was cancelled and converted to an IUI. That IUI resulted in a pregnancy and the birth of my baby boy. I could not be more grateful to Megan for both the acupuncture treatment and moral support I received along the way having been a nervous wreck after experiencing miscarriages. Skipping forward a couple years, I was told by multiple doctors that it was unlikely I would conceive naturally (or at least may take a long time) because I had only one tube and a low AMH score. Nevertheless, I went to see Megan to try to normalize and understand my cycle. Shortly thereafter and much to everyone's surprise, I became pregnant with my baby girl. Please go see her if you are struggling with fertility!

Lauren F.

Functional Medicine

I got the results from my Doctor and they have confirmed my Pregnancy. Yay!! I am forever grateful to you Megan. We have been literally trying for 4 years now with no clarity on what was happening in my body. You are really what I was looking for "The Answers". We love you.

Badarika N.