Acupuncture for IVF has been shown to significantly improve live birth rates, so much so that many couples are now choosing to make this an integral part of their IVF treatment.
We see many couples on this path and having been through IVF ourselves we understand how emotionally draining and tough that path to parenthood can be. We are here to support you through that and Acupuncture for IVF is part of that support.
How does Acupuncture work to support IVF?
Acupuncture stimulates a local nervous system response which sends messages out to all of our bodies main systems, including the reproductive system. We just nudge your body to do the work! It’s so relaxing you’ll probably just fall into a deep state of rest or asleep.
When should I come for treatment?
There are some key times to support an IVF cycle with acupuncture.
▫️The 3 months before your cycle starts are key
▫️Post egg collection is beneficial to prep your body for transfer
▫️Post transfer is a critical time, ideally in the 24-48 hour window after a transfer
▫️The two week wait can feel like a lifetime and anxiety levels are high. Acupuncture at this time can really help to calm your nervous system and regulate cortisol levels
▫️After a positive test and up until 12 weeks, we treat the first trimester the same as pre conception!
▫️If your IVF cycle doesn’t work, we can help you to plan next steps, lend a listening ear and allow you the space and time to rest and heal
All of us have undertaken or are currently undertaking the Fertility Acupuncture Diploma which means we are Fertility Support Trained specialists, the gold standard in Fertility Acupuncture training.
We are fully versed with all types of fertility treatment and some of us have undergone IVF ourselves. We understand the process, all the nuances, meds and general rollercoaster of emotions that comes with fertility treatment.