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Chicago Fertility + Pregnancy Acupuncture Clinic

Integrative acupuncture & Chinese medicine for fertility, IVF, pregnancy wellness, breech baby, labor preparation, postpartum care, holistic pediatrics, perimenopause/menopause support, cosmetic acupuncture with CELLUMA LED light therapy.

We are now accepting insurance! 
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Fertility Speciality Clinic with over 23 years of experience


We help you create a clear path and plan whether you are seeking support with fertility issues- IVF/IUI, FET, TTC naturally, egg freezing/egg preservation, pregnancy, postpartum, pediatrics, wellness and healthy aging, cosmetic acupuncture. We help you prepare for the "marathon" of your life- the long haul. You need an expert. We are here for you.


What you can expect at The Nest:

  • Non-judgmental, inclusive healthcare for all

  • We take a comprehensive approach to understanding your fertility/current health concerns. We meet you where you are mentally/physically/emotionally. We design a plan that fits YOU!  

  • We remove the confusion, anxiety, and sense of hopelessness that is often experienced when on the fertility merry-go-round. 

  • We create realistic, concrete treatment plans that meets you where you are in your fertility process. Whether you are undergoing IUI/IVF/FET/, egg freezing/egg preservation, TTC naturally, preconception planning, dealing with recurrent miscarriage, or experiencing secondary fertility issues, we can help!

  • Our treatments are integrated with assisted reproductive therapy (ART) for improved outcomes and fewer unwanted side effects from fertility medications 

  • Fertility acupuncture treatments are infused with Celluma infrared light therapy for amplified results!                                                                             

Experts in Fertility, Pregnancy Wellness, Labor Preparation, Postpartum Care and Holistic Pediatrics


Fertility issues can be stressful, confusing, frustrating, and mentally/physically/emotionally exhausting. 


You don't have to go it alone. Fertility issues can cause feelings of inadequacy and isolation.


We work with you side by side to provide emotional support, education, and tailored fertility acupuncture/Chinese medicine treatments that include comprehensive diet and lifestyle structure so that you can confidently support your fertility. 


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Natural Fertility Acupuncture Chicago


Supporting you with fertility, pregnancy, labor preparation, postpartum care, pediatrics, wellness and healthy aging treatments.


Our mission: provide a safe. inclusive, compassionate, environment that allows you to be seen and heard as you embark on your healing journey.

We work in partnership with you! We meet you exactly where you are in your process.  We value spending time and educating you so that you are well-informed about your treatment options.


We have established an extensive network of professional alliances and we have wonderful referral resources for you if/when needed.  


40+ Years of Expert Experience  

Jen Paschen and Julie Gaudette have over 40 years combined experience in fertilty acupuncture! 

We've been helping folks create families for nearly two decades! We are well- known in Chicagoland and beyond for our expertise and clinical success!  

At The Nest we've seen and treated every kind of fertility diagnosis/situation- those who are TTC naturally, IUI/IVF/FET preparation, folks with recurrent miscarriage, endometriosis, PCOS, endometritis, and more.

We've seen and treated it all. We are completely passionate about our work and we want to help you realize your dream of having a baby!

Multifaceted Approach

Let's be honest here- we're fertility experts and we know that getting pregnant can sometimes take a lot of effort. But we got you! Rest assured- we will throw the kitchen sink at it if we have to!  Our multifaceted approach allows us to access and influence blood flow within the body- resulting in: hormone balance (thyroid, FSH, AMH),  decreased inflammation, reduced stress and stress related hormones. All of these aspects positively affect fertility outcomes- improved egg quality and quantity, uterine lining, and reduction of stasis (fibroids/cysts/polyps).

We teach you how to tune in to your body and we give you the tools for self-care at home.   We keep it simple and realistic.

Supportive Care

When dealing with fertility issues, consistency, rhythm and routine matter. We get it. This fertility stuff can be a full time job on top of a full time job. It is imperative to properly support the body while trying to conceive.


Whether you are TTC naturally, or undergoing assisted reproductive therapy, high stress levels, anxiety, and side effects of hormone drug therapy can be difficult to manage. The goal is to keep stress under control, calm the nervous system and stress hormones, support proper blood flow, and allow the body to get real rest. Good health starts with the mama- healthy mamas make healthy babies!   We are here to support you every step of the way.

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“​If your struggling with fertility stop reading this and call Jen (nest owner) ASAP. Jen is brilliant and will be an advocate for you. Jen not only helped me get pregnant but stay pregnant and helped me recover post birth. Thank you to the nest you will always hold a special place in my heart.”

— Meghan G.

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“My husband found The Nest as I was 40 weeks pregnant and trying everything and anything to avoid induction. I ended up with 3 appointments that 40th week, two with Julie and one with Shelbi....I did end up having to be induced at 42 weeks but I was able to have a safe, non epiduralized labor and only pushed for about 15 minutes! I can't say with 100% certainty that the acupuncture caused this to happen but I am certain it helped me relax and go into the induction feeling good. I will definitely go back for baby number two!”

— Zara M.


Get your questions answered

Verify your insurance benefits.


Call our office or fill out the contact form below to begin your journey to treatment.

Schedule an Initial Visit

Initial visits are 60 mins. This includes a complete review of medical health history and chief complaint, pulse and abdominal diagnosis, and a comprehensive treatment plan that addresses diet, lifestyle and Chinese medicine recommendations. Book an online appointment here.

Begin your Personalized Treatment Plan

Your treatment plan will vary based on your goals, Initial Visit analysis, and desired level of support.

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Why choose the Nest?

The Nest is a specialty clinic intentionally designed for someone like you! With over 23 years of clinical experience and expertise, we are dedicated to providing inspired fertility acupuncture, IVF acupuncture, pregnancy acupuncture, labor preparation, postpartum care, pediatrics, placenta encapsulation, prenatal acupuncture, general wellness/healthy aging treatments, and beyond!

Jen Paschen, founder of The Nest, has created a practice providing nurturing care for fertility and postpartum to menopause and everything in between. The Nest is not only a specialty clinic, we are a resource for patients as well as other healthcare providers. 

Jen is well-known throughout Chicago for her innovative approach to integrative fertility medicine, pregnancy, and childbirth preparation. Jen works collaboratively with Institute for Human Reproduction (IHR) as Principal Acupuncturist, helping patients prepare for IUI/IVF, and embryo transfer.   


Jen stays inspired and grounded through her longtime practice of kundalini yoga and mantra meditation. Jen blends mantra with Chinese medicine to deepen cultivation of intuitive awareness and joy, which is reflected in her clinical practice. 



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Get in Touch

4650 North Rockwell Avenue

(at the Rockwell Brown Line stop)

Chicago, IL 60625


We are open 5 days a week by appointment only.

Monday: 8:00am-7:00pm

Tuesday: CLOSED

Wednesday: 3:00pm-6:00pm

Thursday: 8:00am-1:00pm

Friday: 8:00am - 5:30pm

Saturday: 8:00am - 1:00pm

Sunday: CLOSED

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