Testimonials

  • Thanks for everything - you truly helped put me at ease with the embryo transfer, and I believe you helped the little guy decide to implant and stay around.  

    S.L. New Orleans, LA,

  • The dream to become a mother is incredibly powerful and when one adds infertility into the equation it becomes one of the hardest things a person may pursue in their lifetime. In my life and career I am a person who had always relied on Western medicine as my basis for healing. I was not aware or sure of the Eastern medicine tools to healing and infertility. Through my journey to become a mother I met with Kara for acupuncture. The treatments as well as her advice on health, nutrition, and well-being helped me to be more relaxed, more forgiving, and more compassionate during a very trying time. I am pleased to admit that the acupuncture and the words of wisdom that I received from Kara did indeed help me then as well as now in my new life as a mother of a 10 month old. Kara, thank you!!

    S.K. Minneapolis, MN,

  • Before working with Kara, I had been through a lot of testing, doctors and no explanation as to why I couldn't get pregnant. Kara helped me to get into a more balanced state and to listen to my body and its needs. I now have beautiful twin boys and I have Kara to thank for them!

    N.L. Shakopee, MN,

  • My husband was diagnosed with low sperm motility and low fertilization rates. I had a luteal phase defect and we had been trying to get pregnant for over three years. Before starting treatment with Kara we had done a few cycles with Clomid, gotten pregnant, but had an early miscarriage. After working with Kara for six months and my husband for three months we got pregnant. I was of course nervous, but the pregnancy went well and I now we have a healthy one year old daughter. Thank you Kara!

    J.H. Cannon Falls, MN,

  • I came to see Kara because I was past my due date and my midwives wanted to induce me and I wanted to try to go into labor naturally. After two acupuncture treatments I went into labor naturally and had a smooth labor and delivery. Kara’s calm presence and knowledgeable experience were very helpful during such a big transition.

    U.E. Minneapolis, MN,

  • I came to see Kara when I was 37 weeks pregnant and had a breech baby. She taught me how to do a home treatment with moxa and did one acupuncture session. I did the moxa as she instructed and my baby turned that week and stayed head down for the rest of the pregnancy.

    S.H. Hudson, WI,

  • I saw Kara at 41 weeks to help get labor started. It only took one treatment to get labor going naturally. She also came to do a postpartum home visit, which was so helpful, because I was having a hard time emotionally and physically. Her kind and gentle presence was exactly what I needed.

    T.M. St. Paul, MN,

  • Although I was brand new to the world of acupuncture, I was truly amazed at its benefits for the mind and body. I went specifically for help with one pregnancy issue and it ended up helping in other areas as well. I was very pleased that I went to Fertile Ground for pregnancy support.

    R.C. Maple Grove, MN,

  • I'm so appreciative of the warm and caring environment Kara offers in her sessions. When I sit down to talk with her before a treatment, it's like being with a trusted friend—one who supports you, is ready to listen without judgment, and who offers insights into your well-being that you may not have thought of yourself. Trying to understand your cycle on your own can be challenging. Having someone who can track it and talk through it with you can provide a level of peace that resonates through your daily life. Whether you are trying to conceive, balance irregularities, treat a condition, or merely track your cycle, sessions at Fertile Ground are an immense help. It's also a wonderful way to respect and honor your body—to not shy from your cycle, your age, or any factors that may be keeping you from having a positive viewpoint about yourself. There is no time better than now to start loving and appreciating your body for all its capabilities. Having experienced some cold, clinical environments and some physicians who offered merely facts (sometimes delivered with disparaging remarks), I am honored and very happy to recommend Fertile Ground as a place where clients are understood, uplifted, and cared for with dignity and genuine warmth.

    A.N. Minneapolis, MN,

  • I was having painful periods, with back aches and extreme tiredness.  I thought possibly I was peri-menopausal.  Hoping to have a third child and -at the least- not wanting to feel so awful every month, I started seeing Kara.   Kara is amazing through in her assessments.  She takes her time and really listens, and she remembers who you are and what is going on with you. I have been to many "alternative" healers and I was very impressed with Kara. Kara not only helped me with my period pain but, in three months I was pregnant. I continued to see Kara off and on through-out my pregnancy, and give her credit for helping me to shake a nasty cold I got in my 2nd trimester. I had an easy, natural, drug-free birth. Kara came to see me after the baby was born providing acupuncture and talking with me at length about my birth experience, helping me to process it. I plan to continue seeing Kara and cannot recommend her highly enough.

    E.B. Minnetonka, MN ,

  • I have seen Jess throughout my fertility journey, both while trying to conceive and throughout pregnancy on a regular basis. She is a very intuitive and attentive body worker. She followed my cycles and the different stages of my pregnancy in order to appropriately treat me. She concentrated on specific muscle groups that I brought to her attention, as well as others that she identified based on my symptoms and tissue feel from week to week. Jess skillfully uses a number of body work techniques in order to provide the best client experience. I would highly recommend integrating body work with Jess into your self care regimen.

    A.B., Minneapolis, MN,

  • I saw Meghan Berg for an acupuncture treatment when I was 10 days past my due date with my first baby. She was so calm and reassuring, and the acupuncture treatment I received from her was wonderful and really relaxing. I left feeling peaceful and calm. And most importantly, I went into labor that same evening!

    C.M., Minneapolis MN,

  • I saw Jess Noble through my pregnancy and was so appreciative of her gentle yet effective massage treatments. I really struggled with low back pain during my pregnancy and my treatments with Jess really helped!

    L.E., Minneapolis MN,

  • I highly recommend bodywork with Jess; she provides great expertise and has a very caring nature! I've found the bodywork to be a wonderful compliment to my acupuncture and herb treatments. It is beneficial to my health, as well as extremely relaxing!

    K.D., Minneapolis MN,

  • After trying to become pregnant for over a year, during which I did four rounds of Clomid and progesterone, I was given the most frustrating diagnosis: "unexplained infertility." My husband and I were considering more aggressive fertility treatment when a friend of mine suggested acupuncture and recommended Kara Yorkhall of Fertile Ground. I was nervous about having acupuncture because of my needle phobia, but figured that all other types of fertility treatment would involve needles anyway, and this seemed like a more gentle, promising approach. During our first appointment, Kara asked me several questions no doctor had thought to ask. For the first time in my journey to become pregnant, I felt like someone listened to me. I remember feeling surprised and relieved that someone wanted my input in this journey, and Kara was the only person who involved me. Her assessment of my symptoms offered a whole body/mind perspective, rather than simply focusing on what Western medicine regarded important. It took several months of weekly acupuncture appointments combined with herbal treatments that Kara made according to our discussions of what was happening in my body and mind each time I met with her, but I became pregnant without needing any other type of fertility treatment. My pregnancy was healthy and successful, and now my husband and I have a beautiful baby girl. I experienced a lot of post partum anxiety, and Kara was there to help me through that too. I continued to have appointments with her every one to two weeks until our daughter was about five months old. These gave me a chance to breathe and relax and learn to manage my anxious thoughts so I could be a better mother and enjoy my parenting experience much more. We love our little family. The day my friend recommended Kara was the day our lives changed. It is rare to cross paths with someone so genuine and compassionate, and we are so lucky. One thousand thank yous does not seem like enough to express how grateful we are to have worked with Kara. She is a truly gifted person.

    T.W. Minneapolis, MN,

  • From age 37-41, I struggled with infertility due to high FSH and low ovarian reserve. We sought mini-IVF treatments/embryo freezing and banking, and wanted to complement this with acupuncture to ensure success and provide the best possible environment for our embryos to grow. Lauren was extremely supportive of our endeavor to have a baby against these odds and very encouraging. She provided me with a very detailed diagnosis along with nutritional information to support optimal fertility. After storing several embryos and receiving acupuncture treatments from Lauren for a year, when it came time to do our first transfer we got pregnant on the first try! (not mention that during the year we banked embryos and sought acupuncture treatments, we were able to freeze 5 high quality embryos...almost unheard of when your FSH is frequently in the 30s.) I have seen several acupuncturists over the years to treat infertility, but Lauren is by far the most compassionate, caring, and knowledgeable about fertility issues. Lauren takes the time to listen to you and thoroughly answer any question you might have. While at the other places I went to I felt rushed in and out from treatments, with Lauren I had the exact opposite experience. I appreciated this attention because infertility is extremely difficult and emotional, and I always felt so supported by Lauren. My husband and I very grateful to her!

    M.H. Bloomington, MN,

  • Thanks for everything - you truly helped put me at ease with the embryo transfer, and I believe you helped the little guy decide to implant and stay around.

    S.N. Rochester, MN,

  • I think that Kara had a huge impact on everything working this time. I so enjoyed my sessions with her and she kept me so relaxed and positive. She is truly an amazing person and I?m not sure if the IVF would have worked if she would not have been part of the picture.

    S.J. St. Cloud, MN,

  • I truly loved the nurturing care and support I received from Kara. Her acupuncture knowledge and pregnancy experience are strong. I would recommend her services to anyone?man or woman!

    M.D. Wayzata, MN,