Acupuncture for fertility, anyone?

posted 2 weeks ago in TTC
Post # 2
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

i did accupuncture for my 2nd and 3rd IUI and 1st IVF.  we were successful on our 2nd round of IVF (no accupuncture)

good luck.  i know people that accupuncture worked for in conjuction with their ART cycles.

Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

MissAmericanPie :  I tried acupunture after my CP and got pregnant on the first month of sessions. I am currently 11weeks6days.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I tried it before our FET and I got pregnant. I don’t have any proof that acupuncture helped but I like to think it did. They put tiny needles in there and I am not sure what else. It is relaxing though and doesnt hurt. 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I had two early losses this year. A friend of mine who knows my history highly suggested I see this person who specializes in fertility acupuncture. My insurance covers up to 20 sessions so I figured why not. Few things I noticed right away was better sleep, no headaches and shortened cycle which means I O’d earlier than usual. I found out I was pregnant after 5 sessions. Could it be a coincidence? Sure but I truly feel the acupuncture helped. I’m now 8weeks and have seen baby and heard heart beat. Good luck!

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

MissAmericanPie :  After 8 cycles of TTC with no success, I started acupuncture weekly in our 9th cycle TTC and got our BFP 🙂

ETA: I’m not sold on acupuncuture giving us our BFP, but if we have the same problem next time, I know I’ll be starting acupuncture much sooner in our TTC journey.

Post # 7
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Helper bee

I did weekly accupuncture for 6 months while waiting to switch insurances to one that covers IVF.  Didn’t get pregnant.  My acupuncturist specialized in women’s health & infertility, fwiw.  

Post # 8
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Blushing bee

I did acupuncture before getting my BFP in June. I can’t say that the acupuncture led to the BFP, but I do think that it helped relax me and it definitely helped with some neck and back pain I was having (which is what I told the acupuncturist I needed help with). I had a missed miscarriage in January at 9 weeks and we conceived end of May this year. If anything, I recommend doing it to see if you like it, can’t hurt.

Post # 9
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

MissAmericanPie :  I tried it for the first time this cycle, in my TWW right now. We’ve been trying since late December with no luck so far. No known issues other than that I’m hypothyroid but minorly and it’s managed well.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

MissAmericanPie :  It depends on where you are in your cycle. Just to be clear aboslutely no needles go in your hoo-ha! Before O they will place a few needles in your lower abdomen area. The rest vary and will go on your feet, legs, arms, head, and sometimes in your ear. 

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I did acupuncture for my first IVF cycle and I am currently 6 weeks pregnant. Oviously I cant know for sure if it helped or not, but it did relax me. Not just the day I got it, I felt relaxed a few days after as well. I did mine before and after my trasnfer. My RE said it wasnt proven either way, but the thought is that it improves blood flow to uterus and relaxes you. She thought it couldnt hurt. Good luck with whatever your decide!!

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

candy08 :  My acupuncurist specializes in fertility acupuncture with patients going through the IUI or IVF process and says the success rate is so high. He can count on one hand how many patients it didn’t work for. That’s pretty amazing. Wishing you a happy and healthy 9 months!

Post # 14
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Sugar bee

I haven’t done acupuncture (yet), but my RE actually does a Doppler ultrasound test before IVF cycles to look at blood flow. If you have unfavorable results they actually build acupuncture into your protocol. I think the fact that western medical staff (and this is a huge well known facility) even agree that it’s helpful says a lot. 

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

xdaydreams05x :  Thank you and I am wishing you a happy healthy 9 months as well! My clinic said although acupuncture isn’t proven they also have good success rates. I agree it defiantly helps you sleep better! I’m considering doing more treatments throughout my pregnancy but haven’t decided yet. That’s amazing the succes rates are so high with your specialist!!

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