Fertility (natural & during IVF, IUI)
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Acupuncture can help on so many levels with fertility. Katie is the Co-Founder of My Fertile Body and has trained with the Zita West Network for Reproductive Health, dealing with fertility and pregnancy. Shes has over 11 years clinical experience dealing with all fertility issues and pregnancy.
Many couples choose acupuncture to boost their natural fertility. More and more people are getting treatments to enable them to be at their optimum health prior to getting pregnant.
Couples often find that “trying” for a baby can become stressful, especially when months go by without any success. We look at the whole picture, including lifestyle, diet, general health. If you have booked a consultation with the Centre please download our male and female consultation forms, which you can fill out in your own time, and bring with you at the first treatment.
It is recommended that couples actively trying for 12 + months or 6 months if over 35, go to their GP. Many simple tests can be done to rule out problems. Always make sure Smear tests are up to date.
How does acupuncture help fertility?
Acupuncture reduces stress by decreasing the activity of the Sympathetic Nervous System. High stress levels are associated with difficulty to conceive.
Acupuncture improves blood circulation to the pelvic organs including the ovaries and uterus, allowing the reproductive organs to work to their full potential.
Improved blood circulation to the uterus ensures optimal endometrial thickness, creating a hospitable environment for the embryo to implant.
Acupuncture is shown to be successful in helping trigger ovulation in some women with ovulary dysfunction.
Acupuncture may improve sperm parameters.
We like to see patients weekly during their menstrual cycle, and have found combining reflexology mid cycle with acupuncture to be very beneficial.
Acupuncture During an IVF cycle
Ideally it is best to come 12 weeks before the start of IVF. We work on balancing the system and reducing stress prior to starting the IVF cycle. After this we treat weekly during Down Regulation, Stimulation, Pre and Post transfer.
Acupuncture During IVF with Egg Donation
Most couples are receiving egg donation from Spain and the Ukraine. We recommend Acupuncture pre and post transfer to take place on the day, we recommend Acupuncturists that couples have used in Spain and the Ukraine. When going for Egg donation acupuncture is started 12 weeks before transfer.
Gynaecological problems helped by acupuncture – irregular periods, painful periods, breast tenderness, pre menstrual symptoms, menopause, diagnosed fertility issues.
Endometriosis can be a very painful condition, acupuncture works at relieving symptoms helping to relieve pain, heavy bleeds, bowel problems, to name a few. Endometriosis can only be diagnosed by a Doctor/Consultant, usually through a laparoscopy.
Polycystic ovarian syndrome PCOS & PCO, acupuncture has been shown to help regulate the menstrual cycle, aid bloating, reduce headaches and calm the mind. We recommend booking an appointment with the Zita west nutritionist to look at supplementation, blood sugar levels, and general nutrition.
Acupuncture and Miscarriage
Miscarriage is incredibly traumatic for both parents. It is so important to give yourself time to grieve and talk as a couple about your loss. Acupuncture helps on both a physical and emotional level, enabling the body to come back into balance after a miscarriage.
When the time feels right to try again acupuncture helps support the body and mind. Weekly treatments are given until the 12th week of pregnancy.