Ok, so not that I am being over confident... just overly excited LOL However, it could back fire and be a serious disappointment... I have been lurking on the August 2012 board. There was a post about Royal Jelly so I googled it. One even posted that she used it along with fertility treatment. I just wondered if anyone here had any experience with that. I kind of feel as though I am already taking so much medication that I really dont need to add to it and I dont even know if it would make a difference... anyway, just wondering.
I don't know anything about that. But if you're looking to improve chances, I recommend acupuncture. I did it once per week for 2 months then 2 per week during stims, then right after retrieval and then after replacement. Then once per wk until 10 days to help with m/s and indigestion.
I know your FET is soon but you still have time to make a difference with it.
What is Royal Jelly supposed to do? I've never heard of it so I'm clueless.
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)
I take Royal Jelly Bee Pollen all the time, I credit it for my pregnancy back in the spring but miscarried, although not because of the Royal Jelly (I had a T13 baby). I've read countless forums on it and think it can be very beneficial. I've been taking it a lot lately because winter is here and at my last ultrasound they said my lining looks great. (I'm currently doing my IVF mock cycle).
You still have time but need to start this wk. Find a licensed acupuncturist (I see you're in Cali- that shouldn't be too hard depending on which part) who specializes in women's health, specifically fertility. The doctor I used for IVF is not the one I go to for insomnia. Her clinic had what they called an IVF booster pkg- it was 5 sessions. She told ne just 5 sessions can help boost your chances. I recommend finding someone and asking them their thoughts. But according to my research, experience and taking to my tcm doctor, I say start thus week. You can go once this wk, once next wk, twice the week before FET and once more 2 days after FET.
It does not hurt. You may feel the current sometimes when the needle is inserted but just tell your doc and they'll adjust it. As far as expense, it's not cheap. Especially since you want someone specifically who treats fertility and/ART patients.
But my experience with it is that it does work for many things and my IVF cycle was a success- I was on the lowest dosage of stims, got over 13 eggs, 8 fertilized, transferred 2 5-day blasts, 3 frozen blasts at day 6. Now expecting triplets. Is the acupuncture responsible? I dont know, but I do know it brought me peace, lowered stress, reduced the effects of stims and it is proven to help blood flow to the uterus for healthy implantation, which I had. It even helped with m/s through 10 wks.
I just really believe in it as it has helped me in many ways over the years. Whateve you decide- good luck!
So I did it! I made an appointment for acupuncture! She could have gotten me in on Wed but I have some family plans and then with Thanksgiving - PLUS I already have my ultrasound appt on Tues so it will be pretty much immediately following that. The inital appt is $100 and is 1.5-2 hrs long and includes consult plus first treatment then every visit after that is $75, does that sound accurate? Well then again, this is California- everything is much more expensive! I am nervous yet excited - do you think it will be ok to go once a week for the next couple weeks and then maybe the morning before the transfer? They do acupuncture during transfers but that is $250 appt alone! Yikes! Your thoughts?
I paid $60 for an hour long session. After the needles are all placed in they leave you alone to relax - that's my favorite part! If I could get a full hour of that I would be in heaven.