Acupuncture?
+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Acupuncture?

  1. #1
    Contributor
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    48

    Default Acupuncture?

    Anybody try acupuncture as a way to increase your chances with ivf? My husband suggested I try it so I am. Has anyone tried it and been successful?

  2. #2
    Community Host meggyrn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Iowa
    Posts
    3,930

    Default

    There are women on here who did acupuncture. I never did it. For one, the closest place to me that did acupuncture for IF was a 2hr drive one way so the stress of driving wasn't worth it. Some women believe it helps. I don't really know how they prove it works or doesn't work because your cycle could've been successful if you did it and if you didn't, you just don't know. It's worth a shot though, even if it just helps you relax.

    Meg-30 DH-42

    2 IUI's-BFN
    IVF #1-cancelled d/t embryos arresting before transfer (3/09)
    IVF #2-BFP 9wks-7/30/09 (6/09)
    IVF #3-BFN (5/10)

  3. #3
    Posting Addict Breen31806's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    The Sunny South
    Posts
    5,213

    Default

    I've never tried it but hopefully someone who has can come share their experience.
    Kebrina
    Hubby: Cart
    Daughter Rileigh Ann arriving January 2012


  4. #4
    Posting Addict Jenn0113's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    In the heat and humidity
    Posts
    25,924

    Default

    I did it before my second (successful) FET. I can't tell you that its what "did the trick" or not but it didn't hurt. The lady that did it claimed that it would thicken my lining so I went ahead and gave it a shot. When I went in for the transfer I had a "triple strip" lining that was, according to my RE, perfect. So at least the acupuncture didn't hurt my chances. If anything it was a good hour of relaxation before my FET.

    However, most places want you to have a series of treatments during your cycle but after one time I didn't go back. Some of the needles weren't that comfortable and the day of the transfer I was going to be too pressed for time to get into the acupuncture appt and the transfer, so I didn't go back.
    Jenn & Jus 1.13.06
    Deacon: 11.11.08
    Kara: 12.27.11


  5. #5
    Mega Poster mrs.doolittle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    4,657

    Default

    I'm a little late chiming in, but wanted to add my two cents. I had two IVF cycles that failed (few eggs; low fert rate; embryos arrested at 3-4 cells). We were looking into donor eggs and re-grouping when we decided to try an injectable IUI since I had about $1000 worth of follistim leftover that would expire. The only one who thought we had a chance was our acupuncturist. I saw her for 3 months prior to my cycle. Of the three eggs released one was fertilized, successfully implanted, and is sitting next to me. Do I believe acupuncture helped? Yes. Would I have gotten pregnant without it? Maybe. Would I try it again? Definitely. Of all the "alternative" treatments out there to improve IVF success rates acupuncture is the only one backed by scientific research.

+ Reply to Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
v -->

About Us | Contact Us | Privacy Policy | Sitemap | Terms & Conditions