New Here - IVF and Accupuncture?

iVillage Member
Registered: 06-30-2010
New Here - IVF and Accupuncture?
6
Wed, 06-30-2010 - 2:48pm

Hi there everyone. First let me say I admire all your courage and tenacity.


I am 44yo and have been TTC for two years. I have no real female support system and feel so alone in this struggle because as wonderful as my new

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-28-2008
Wed, 06-30-2010 - 4:19pm

Hi, welcome and good luck!


I wanted to respond on the acupuncture part.



 BabyFruit Ticker

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-20-2009
Wed, 06-30-2010 - 4:50pm

Welcome.


Let me just say that my RE never told me I couldn't do what I wanted to do, he was there to help me the best he could.

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!
iVillage Member
Registered: 06-30-2010
Wed, 06-30-2010 - 5:28pm

Thanks so much for the input ladies!

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-02-2005
Wed, 06-30-2010 - 5:29pm

My RE uses acupuncture regularly (she partners w/ a fertility acupuncture specialist) and I firmly believe it has been responsible for helping me to get pregnant twice. I highly recommend it as long as you are with someone who is versed in fertility.
Good luck!


Jeanne

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-17-2007
Wed, 06-30-2010 - 6:05pm

Welcome! Given your determination, robust health and 10 follies, I think you will be a success! I have mixed feelings about acupuncture. I went to the Yinova Center, which specializes in fertility issues, for three months when I was still trying naturally -- no dice. Maybe I didn't give it enough time but at $115 a pop, I was going broke. I went back for both IVF cycles, perhaps more out of superstition than anything else. I don't think it's a magic bullet but if you believe in it, it certainly can't hurt (except perhaps in your wallet!)

Good luck!


Susan CB



TTC #1 at age (gulp) 42

June 2008: m/c

April 2010: IVF #1 -- chemical pregnancy

June 2010: IVF #2 -- four embies transferred on 6/23


Susan CB

iVillage Member
Registered: 06-30-2010
Wed, 06-30-2010 - 6:26pm

Oh gosh, I sooooo hope and pray that your four lil embies implant themselves and grow, grow, grow, grow