Post # 1
Some quick background info: I got pregnant in October, started to miscarry in December at 10w2d. However, it took a long time to pass everything and I had a D&C on December 19. I am finally feeling better and DH and I are ready to TTC again, but I am still waiting for AF to arrive (6 weeks post D&C). I want to wait to get AF, just to get my body as back to normal as possible before we try again.
After a recommendation from my massage therapist to give acupuncture a try, I made an appointment with a woman who specializes in fertility for tomorrow. It is covered through my benefits, so I figure it can’t hurt to try, even though I really have no idea what to expect! Have any bees used acupuncture for this purpose? I’d love to hear some success stories. I’m hoping she will maybe be able to kick start my cycle into getting back to normal, help us with being able to conceive again, etc.
Post # 4
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 # 5
@Glasgowbound: Thanks for sharing! I’m glad to hear it worked for your friend, here’s hoping it can help me get my rainbow baby!
Post # 6
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
@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
@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
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
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 # 11
@misshydra: That is so cool – having medical doctors believing in it too!
@lovelyrose: Sorry it didn’t work for you, but at least it is relaxing. So if nothing else, I have that to look forward to!
@April2013Girl: I am glad for those success stories. 🙂 I feel really privileged to be able to have the costs covered, because I probably don’t need to go yet. When I got pregnant in October, that was my first cycle off the pill. So luckily (or unluckily? as it ended in MC) we were able to conceive quickly. I am just getting really impatient for AF to return! FX for you and your TTC journey!
@swarlesk: Yay for it regulating your cycles – I’m glad to hear that acupuncture can do that for women. Good luck with getting your BFP this month!
Post # 12
- 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 # 13
Well, I don’t know if it was the acupuncture or my body just knew it was time, but I finally got AF! Also, my first appointment was really relaxing, so I am definitely going to stick with it.
Post # 14
- Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island
@taryn211: Hmm, I’m interested in this. Does it hurt? I am very scared of needles.
Post # 15
@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
@Christy42213: There’a a very slight pinch. But seriously, the needles are so thin theyre almots non existAnt.