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Supporting your health before & during IVF
IVF can be a stressful process. Whether you are undertaking a fresh cycle, frozen cycle, using a donor egg or donor sperm, whether it is your first cycle or more. The goal is to make a baby but often the focus becomes multiple appointments, blood tests, scans, injections, pessaries AND the expense.
We provide support in the lead up and preparation for IVF and throughout the IVF process by helping to optimise health and calming the spirit before, during and after the process.
Acupuncture and IVF
Acupuncture is a great support treatment during an IVF cycle. Research suggests it increases blood flow to the uterus and ovaries, which may assist in follicle development and embryo implantation. However the most encouraging study: studying the impact of whole systems Traditional Chinese Medicine (rather than just on the day of transfer) showed a very encouraging increase in the rate of live births.
Acupuncture (and often Chinese herbs) are recommended a few months prior to beginning an IVF cycle, particularly if there are any female health issues with the menstrual cycle or diagnosed reproductive health issues such as PCOS, fibroids, immune or blood clotting factors or a history of thin menstrual lining.
If there are any male fertility or sperm issues, men can have treatment prior to the IVF cycle too. Getting regular treatments a couple of months before the IVF cycle to optimise health is highly recommended.