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Acupuncture for IVF

Increasing chances for assisted fertililty

During the course of an IVF cycle, the ovaries are stimulated with medication to produce multiple eggs. Those eggs are then retrieved from the body, fertilized with healthy sperm, allowed to develop into a viable embryo, and then transferred back into the uterus.

Acupuncture can be an effective treatment for IVF. It can help to optimise the body to create a conducive environment to receive the prepared embryo thus increasing the chance of success after implantation.

Treatment aims to:

  • improve egg quality
  • improve embryo quality
  • improve the quality of the endometrium
  • reduce unwanted side effects of the drugs
  • regulate hormones
  • reduce chances of miscarriage
  • strengthen the immune system

Ideally, it is best to commence acupuncture sessions 6-8 weeks before your IVF process begins. However treatment can begin up to just a few days before egg collection.

Pre and post embryo transfer

Acupuncture is administered prior to and shortly after the embryo is transfered to the uterus during an IVF treatment. Usually this is all performed on the same day where possible. Post transfer treatments can be done on the following day. More details will be provided when you reach this stage.

This part of the treatment aims to boost the chances of successful implantation of the embryo and ensure pregnancy is achieved. If you have any questions about acupuncture and IVF treatment feel free to call 07775 920421 to discuss it further.