Acupuncture and Fertility

posted 3 years ago in TTC
Post # 4
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3718 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I haven’t tried it (I’m currently 13 weeks so didnt’ need to) but a good freind of mine swears it’s why she now has a 4 month old son. They tried for 2+ years, medicines, etc with no luck. Started accupuncture and Boom. Baby 🙂

Post # 6
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9533 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I haven’t used it but I would definitely try it! And it may have other general health benefits for you. I haven’t read any studies about its efficacy, but it certainly can’t hurt!

Post # 7
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465 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@taryn211:  At my RE’s office, they do acupuncture after every embryo transfer/IUI, they believe in it so much!  And, they have pretty great success rates 🙂

Post # 8
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337 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@taryn211:  I didn’t have a great experience with acupuncture, but it’s not to say that you won’t, too. I started seeing one for my long cycles and ended up not ovulating at all the cycle I started acupuncture, and then going about three months (the longest ever) without a period for my next cycle. I know a lot of people have success with it, but I was just not one of those people.

I did feel very relaxed during and after, though, FWIW.

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Two of my friends (they are both sisters) were TTC for over a year and went to get acupuncture and boom just like that the next cycle they got thier BFPs. 

I don’t have any personal success stories to share with you (yet) but after hearing this story from my friends about 4 weeks ago. I started seeing an acupuncturist  Ive only been TTC for 5 months but the DR was willing to take me and said I should go once a week until I get lucky.  this week will be my 4th appointment (and AF is due Fridaay) so we shall see if and how quickly this helps me.  My insurance covers it and I feel that it is very relaxing so I enjoying going. I sort of look forward to it every week. I think you should give it a try. FX for you and hope it works!!!!! 

Post # 10
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206 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

My good friend was TTC for 6 months. She went to acupuncture once and got pregnant immediately. As a result of her positive experience, I went to acupuncture for about 5 months to treat a recurring yeast infection that I had been dealing with for over a year. It was fantastic! My cycles went from 40+ days to 28 and my yeast issues disappeared. I know not everyone has a successful experience, but it was like a miracle for me. DH and I just started TTC. If I don’t get a BFP this month I am planning to schedule an acupuncture appointment because I had such a positive experience when I was going previously. 

Post # 12
cherrypieBee
1059 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2008 - A tiny town just outside of Glacier National Park

I started acupuncture for fertility concurrent to coming off the pill after 13 years. I have NO idea if it was magic or what, because I totally expected to have long, wonky cycles at first, but I was completely regular IMMEDIATELY and even had signs that I ovulated the first cycle. Month 1 and 2 were 26 days, month 3 was 20 days (short LP) and month 4 we started TTC and conceived that first fertile week we tried. 

I had acupuncture once every week or two the first two cycles and not much during the third cycle. I stopped at that point. Mine was also covered. Frankly, its a great experience and it can’t hurt, so you might as well start going whenever you want. 🙂 

Post # 14
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3344 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island

@taryn211:  Hmm, I’m interested in this.  Does it hurt?  I am very scared of needles.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@taryn211:  Congrats on AF! The only time I’m going to say that!! I’m glad you enjoyed your appointment. I love going too.

Post # 16
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2614 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@Christy42213:  There’a a very slight pinch. But seriously, the needles are so thin theyre almots non existAnt. 

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