Portland Monthly Top Docs 2018 : Congratulations Liz Richards


Portland Monthly Top Docs 2018: Over 13,000 medical professionals voted for Portland Monthly Top Docs this year. We would like to congratulate Blossom Clinic owner and acupuncturist, Liz Richards, on her nomination for the fourth year in a row. She specializes in fertility and prenatal care and has helped hundreds of families have healthy babies in Portland and surrounding areas.

Portland Monthly Top Docs Acupuncture Liz Richards

Liz Richards, L.Ac., has more than 15 years of practice in Traditional Chinese Medicine and working with fertility and pregnant patients in Portland.  Her passion and drive for excellent, holistic patient care motivated her to create Blossom Clinic, where patients can work with an integrated team to meet their health goals.

Known not only for her compassion and sensitivity, but also for her expertise in the world of women’s health, Liz approaches her work as a true art, infusing the poetry of acupuncture into her sessions — yet with a keen understanding of any concurrent Western treatments and diagnoses.

By deeply listening to each patient’s story, Liz carefully crafts a treatment approach that’s designed for that unique individual and their unique path. Her blended knowledge of Western and Chinese Medicine allows her to draw from a vast depth of experience when creating her treatment sessions and treatment plans for people.

Liz is thrilled and honored to be voted as one of Portland Monthly Top Docs for the last four years in a row!  

Interested in a free phone consult? Find out more information here. 

Infertility Around the Holidays: How to Cope

Holidays Infertility Support GroupInfertility Around the Holidays: How to Cope

The Holidays are again upon us and for those dealing with infertility it can be a less than joyful time. While those around are celebrating with family and friends and one’s own family wants you to join in, the holidays can magnify even more the sadness felt at not having a child of one’s own. Gatherings are numerous and often focused on children. The end of the year can accentuate another year marked with no baby.

What are some ways to cope with this?

1. Give yourself permission to acknowledge that this is stressful and you are not being a Scrooge.

2. Identify your “A” team of family and/or friends who “get it” and can be supportive and spend more time with them. Identifying your “A” team is something many of my clients find helpful all year-long. There may be people in your lives who are good and well-meaning but say or do things that can be unintentionally painful. Maybe they are on the “B” or “C” Team because they care about you but don’t understand the things to say or do regarding infertility.

3. If invited to a Holiday gathering, you may not really know whether you can face going until that very day/evening. People cancel at the last-minute for lots of reasons and so can you. Or, if you decide to give it a try, and you are part of a couple, have a prearranged signal that you give to one another when one of you absolutely must leave. Stay close to each other while at the gathering to be mutually supportive.

4. Perhaps, instead of the usual round of holiday parties, you go off this year to some place by yourselves. Reassure your family that you’re not changing family tradition forever; you just need to take care of yourselves this year. Pamper yourselves. It could be something as big as a trip to Hawaii, or as simple as a weekend at a Bed and Breakfast.

5. Consider taking the month off trying to get pregnant. This can be difficult when you are feeling a time crunch but consider it a gift to yourselves to enjoy lovemaking and time together with no pressure.

6. Men and women often have different ways of coping. Remember that no one way is the “right” way and try to be accepting of difference. A good example, which I often see in my practice, is that men cope by wanting to hold on to whatever is “normal” in life. They want to go to all the parties and “enjoy” the holidays after months of disappointment. Women find holiday parties loaded with “danger” of talk of pregnancies and children and cope by trying to avoid them.  Respect each other’s way of coping and talk in an accepting way towards a compromise.

This post was contributed by Anne Korpi Dolan, LCSW, DCSW. Anne has more than 25 years working in this field, including leading groups for RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association. She can be reached at 1-617-650-3732


Mother’s Day Massage Special

Blossom Clinic has a lovely Mothers Day Gift Certificate Special 🌺 $60 for 60 minute massage or $90 for 90 minute massage.

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Give us a call or email us and the Mother’s Day Massage Gift Certificate will be added immediately to the recipient’s account upon purchase. 5032870886

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Give us a call or email us and the Mother’s Day Massage Gift Certificate will be added immediately to the recipient’s account upon purchase.
P.S. This special is good for all humans, not just mom.
P.P.S Our massage therapist is in on Sundays! Purchase by Friday May 12th at 3pm. 💕




Doula for Multiples? Guest Blog by Julia Schetky

As a doula who specializes in working with moms expecting multiples “MOMs”, I’ve been there in that first ultrasound where they find out that not only is their dream of having a baby coming true, but times two or three! Often it takes a few months for the idea of carrying, delivering and raising two to sink in.  I remember one conversation with a mama who thought, “What will I do with two?  Do I have to have a c-section?  How can I care for two while recovering from major surgery?!”

doula for multiples

By hiring an experienced multiples doula, you can navigate all the unique circumstances that come from a multiples birth.

Good news, MOMs!  Carrying twins (or even triplets) does not necessarily mean that you will need to have a cesarean birth!  In the past 21 sets of multiples, 17 were able to have a vaginal birth!  Many variables come into play when deciding what sort of birth MOMs have.

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Support Group for Women Trying to Conceive

women's infertility support group Support Group for Women Trying to Conceive

If you have had a bad experience with peer led infertility support groups, this is a refreshing alternative. In this small, confidential group, you will have the support of Anne Dolan, who has over 25 years experience in this field, including leading support groups for RESOLVE: The National Infertility Organization.

The next group is a 6 week series on Thursdays from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM at Blossom Clinic beginning in May, 2014.

$180 for 6 weeks. Call Anne Dolan at 617-650-3732.