Acupuncture for Fertility
Acupuncture for Natural Fertility
Acupuncture helps in the following areas:
44 Going Through IVF With Frozen Embryo
"I was elated to find out that I was pregnant under her care"
I am a 44-year-old female who has been trying to get pregnant for the past year. I have gone through two IVF cycles before I got pregnant with a frozen embryo transfer left over from an egg by the second IVF cycle. Prior to the transfer, I went to Debbie Valentin to prepare me for the frozen embryo cycle. I was immediately impressed by how caring and knowledgeable she was. She was sympathetic to my concerns and put me at ease right away with her professional bedside manner. I was elated to find out that I was pregnant under her care. Miracles do happen and it happened to me with the help of Debbie. Forever thankful for her service.
Pregnant After Miscarriage
"Conceived naturally during the 3rd cycle"
I came to Sage Wellness because I was trying to get pregnant. I was devastated that I got pregnant and had a miscarriage after trying for some time. I came for treatment to rebuild myself and for support. The practitioners there treated me with acupuncture and after 2 cycles post miscarriage I conceived naturally during the 3rd cycle! Today I have a beautiful baby boy. I am so grateful for Sage Wellness’s care and expertise.
FROM LOW AMH TO PREGNANT
"I am beyond thrilled to say I am 4 months pregnant!!"
Barbara C, NYC
From No Periods to Pregnant!
"I fell pregnant naturally without any medical interventions or drugs"
My husband and I are eternally grateful for Deb’s consummate care and compassionate disposition! She taught me to track my temperature and become in tune to my body’s natural rhythm. Deb’s listening ear, calm demeanor and encouragement were just as critical to my care as the knowledgeable treatment. (My husband refers to Deb as my sanity). Now through the first trimester, we are overjoyed to welcome our first baby in August. As we anxiously await our little one, not a day goes by that I don’t count my blessings for finding Deb!
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Acupuncture During the IUI/IVF Stages:
Acupuncture helps to correct imbalances in the reproductive system that may be impeding a woman’s chances of getting pregnant. Therefore, the most optimal time to start acupuncture is 2-3 months before undergoing IVF to help correct those imbalances and support the reproductive system thus enabling a healthier uterine environment for IVF. Once a woman is undergoing IVF, acupuncture helps to:
enhanced follicle growth & egg quality
Follicular Stimulating Stage
Ideally, we’ll see patients twice during their stimulation phase. This is when follicle stimulating drugs are administered to enhance follicle growth. The main goal is to produce a good amount of eggs and good quality eggs. Acupuncture during this time helps to support the reproductive system and stimulates follicular growth.
enhance blood flow & remove obstructions
During the retrieval, when the eggs are retrieved from the ovaries to be fertilized, I like to see patients before their retrieval for acupuncture. This helps to bring blood flow to the ovaries and remove any obstructions such as dampness or blood stasis to help fertilization take place.
Relaxing & priming for implantation
This is normally the time of anxiety. It is finally here to transfer the fertilized eggs. I see patients before their transfer and then 24 to 48 hours after their transfer. Acupuncture given before transfer enables blood flow to the uterus, helps to relax the patient thus relaxing muscles and priming the uterine environment for implantation.
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Articles & Case Studies
Modern technology provides incredible tools for helping menstruating individuals understand and track their cycles. Most people have apps on their phones that can help to project dates of optimal fertility by predicting ovulation. These apps are wonderful for so many people, especially for those who have very little experience tracking their cycles and are just learning how to understand how to predict upcoming cycles. However, a major caveat to using apps alone and sole predictors of fertility is that they are determined solely based on averages.
When you are going through IVF it is not only an emotional roller coaster ride but also can be financially draining. You are looking for everything to help boost your chances of getting pregnant. Acupuncture has been used for thousands of years to treat infertility and now it used as an integrative approach for women undergoing assisted fertility treatments such as IUI and IVF.
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