Accupuncture with IVF process

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Registered: 05-22-2010
Accupuncture with IVF process
Wed, 05-26-2010 - 10:27am
I read that accupuncture helps with the IVF process.  Anyone can offer any information on it?  How do I find a special type of accupuncturist?  Has it helped anyone?  Anything that you can share, would be great!  Thank you!!!!

Vicky, 31 - PCOS and need IVF w/PGD

Married (in 2003) to DH, 34

DS - born May 2006, conceived naturally, our little miracle (totally accident, were not even trying at that time and due to PCOS I only found out at the end of first trimester!)


TTC for 2 years:

Clomid 3 times, didn't work

IUI#1 Injectables (gonal-f min dose) - cancelled (2 follicles that were growing, disapeared)

IUI#2 Injectables (gonal-f) - doctor slightly increased medication -> I had too many follicles then.  Had a choice to cancel or to have IVF.  Ended up with conversion into IVF, had 5 embryos on day 3, put in 2 and froze 2.  BFP (1/2010) 

There was abnormality with the baby and had M/C with additional problems at 15 weeks.  (4/2010)

Found out that I carry a gene that will cause problems.  50% chance of having the baby with that gene.

New plan is to have IVF w/PGD (Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis).  The probe that can identify my specific disease in embryos when used with IVF is ready.  Next step is to get proper testing and go into IVF #2 w/PGD.

Vicky, 32 - PCOS and need IVF w/PGD / IXCI

Married (in 2003) to DH, 35

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Registered: 08-27-2008
Wed, 05-26-2010 - 10:41am

Vicky ~

I did acupuncture for the two months leading up to IVF and during my IVF cycle.

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Registered: 10-20-2009
Wed, 05-26-2010 - 12:27pm

I did accupuncture while trying to get pregnant.

Susan L.

Robert Edward Xavier Lin - Born July 31, 2010 at 5:56AM, 6 pounds 4 ounces and 19 inches long. He spent 2 weeks in the NICU but he's doing great now!
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Registered: 09-27-2002
Wed, 05-26-2010 - 2:10pm

I did pre and post ET accupuncture at the IVF facility.

Pj: 31 Healthy  Kris: 38, Wonderful husband, Vasectomy at 23, Failed reversal x1

IVF#1: ER: 05/11/10  ET: 05/14/10  HPT+ 05/24/
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Registered: 11-13-2008
Wed, 05-26-2010 - 2:26pm

Hi Vicky! I've seen lots of women on the boards benefit from acupuncture, that it make them feel less stress and improve the quality of their cycle.

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Registered: 05-09-2005
Sun, 05-30-2010 - 11:52am

Hi Vicky

I did acupuncture with my first IVF cycle in 2006.


Me, 38, dh, 35

3 IUI's - BFN

IVF #1 - Jan '08 - BFP - beautiful baby boy born 10/10/08

IVF cycle #2 - TTC