Acupuncture in conjunction with IVF

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Acupuncture in conjunction with IVF

Postby Heathcat » Wed Jun 15, 2016 1:43 pm

Is anyone seeing an acupuncturist while TTC? I just started yesterday with a woman who specializes in treating Infertility. I've read a lot of positive studies about it, and wondered if anyone else is adding this to their protocol.
Also, I take a Prenatal vitamin, but I'm wondering if there are other supplements I should be taking right now as I gear up for the cycle?
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Re: Acupuncture in conjunction with IVF

Postby Danaa » Thu Jun 16, 2016 3:37 am

I read good things about acupuncture.
I wish I could of tried it but where I'm is kinda pricey and im already paying a bunch of money for IVF:((
Good luck to you and I hope it works.
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Re: Acupuncture in conjunction with IVF

Postby pandagrl » Thu Jun 16, 2016 5:42 am

I haven't tried acupuncture but I too have heard amazingly positive stories about it in relation to ttc. apparently some clinics have their own acupuncturists.

I was taking only a prenatal until recently but am now also taking: Co-enzyme Q10, additional vitamin D, and Royal Jelly. I just started the Royal Jelly but am now in a tww after iui so am not currently taking it. Not sure why, just feel weird about it.

I've always been a pretty healthy eater but have recently also upped the ante and am trying really hard to eat even more antioxidant rich food. Hope that helps and good luck with your IVF cycle!
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Re: Acupuncture in conjunction with IVF

Postby southernbelle » Thu Jun 16, 2016 7:08 am

I did acupuncture with my first child after my first pregnancy/loss. I firmly believe that it helped regulate my hormones. Prenatals are good. You might also want to consider additional Vitamin D just in case your levels aren't where they should be. As far as any other supplements you should discuss with your doctor especially if you're doing a meditated cycle. Additional herbs may counteract the stimulation medicines they're going to give you to prepare for the retrieval.
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Re: Acupuncture in conjunction with IVF

Postby mimimama » Thu Aug 04, 2016 3:34 am

A friend of mine did before and during ivf treatment. May be total coincidence, but she fell pregnant in the first cycle
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