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Postby EShepherd » Wed May 12, 2010 5:39 am

How many of you have had acupuncture? Was it helpful with IVF?
Me: 27, Stage 4 Endometriosis, scared tubes, 1.5 ovaries
DH:27, perfect in every way
IVF cycle: May 2010 BFP!!!!!!

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Re: Acupuncture

Postby turtle0619 » Wed May 12, 2010 5:52 am

i did acupuncture for both of my cycles that actually made it to ET. both were BFN's, but without doing acupuncture i was canceled twice. my ivf protocols are always different so i dont really know how much it had to do with acupuncture, but it helps me stay calm and focused, and it makes me feel like i am doing something positive to help with the cycles so it makes it worth it for me.
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3rd IVF Jan. 2010- BFN
4th IVF April 2010- BFN
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Re: Acupuncture

Postby tryn4#2 » Wed May 12, 2010 12:56 pm

I did accupuncture with both of my cycles. I started about a month before. I also made sure to have a session right before and right after ET. Both times I got a BFP but with my last IVF cycle I had a miscarriage at 8 weeks.
IVF # 1 Dec 07-- DS born 9/8/08
IVF #2 July 09!! BFP
Beta #1: 219 Beta#2: 346
Beta#3: 593 Beta #4: 1479
M/C 8 weeks
FET BFN May 2010
IVF #3 BFN July 2011
IVF #4 Hopefully December 2012
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Re: Acupuncture

Postby Dozer42 » Sun Jun 06, 2010 11:34 pm

We've gone through two IVF cycles.

1st cycle we didn't use Acupuncture, we got 6 follicles, 5 good eggs, 4 fertilized, 3 very good at 5 days...

Results were negative...

Just did our second cycle, where we had been using Acupuncture once a week for the past 2 months or so...We got 6 follicles, 4 good eggs, 3 fertilized, 3 very good/100% at 5 days...

We got the results about 2 hours ago... POSITIVE!

She'll have another test in 2 days on Tuesday, but so far it's looking very good.

Was Acupuncture responsible for the positive result? I'd say it's very unlikely, the numbers I'd pull out of nowhere would be that I'm 90% sure it was NOT the Acupuncture that made the difference.

But every little bit can help. Maybe it gave us a 5% better chance? Either way, it was certainly worth it.

If we ever have to go for IVF again for whatever reason, you can bet you're *** that we'll use Acupuncture again... And every other trick in the book... =]
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Re: Acupuncture

Postby PA_FA » Sun Jun 06, 2010 11:39 pm

Dozer42 congrats on your BFP! I just got my BFP 2 hrs ago too. Well kind of unofficial until my beta tomorrow but the HPT turned BFP immediately! :)
me 34- PCOS
DH 35- perfect
ET via IVM 5/26/10
6/7/10- BFP! 426 12dpt
6/10/10 2nd beta 1595 15dpt
6/16/10 3rd beta 16234 21dpt
Due 2/11/2011- IT'S A GIRL!

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Re: Acupuncture

Postby karin1 » Mon Jun 07, 2010 5:38 am

I have been doing acupuncture for the past couple of months. Before I started, I had 2 cancelled IVF cycles due to poor response. I just had an IUI yesterday and my RE was so surprised that I had 4 follicles with no meds at all because in the past, the most I produced was 3 with meds. I know that every cycle is different, but I think acupuncture has made the difference for me.

Good luck! :)


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Re: Acupuncture

Postby Ghost » Mon Jun 07, 2010 1:55 pm

Some poorly designed studies claimed acupuncture was beneficial for IVF. Some better designed studies came later and found no benefit (some have even suggested a negative impact). Sure, some women get pregnant after acupuncture, just as some get pregnant after watching MTV.
Note: I am not an MD and not an expert.
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Re: Acupuncture

Postby agihana » Wed Oct 09, 2013 2:20 am

I've been on accupuncture since the beginning of the process and happy to say it helps a lot. It reduces pain, bloated tummy & somehow it makes me relax in going through ivf. I simply don't know whether this will work or not, because this is our 1st time ivf. But this is definitely makes me calm..
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Re: Acupuncture

Postby Pocos » Fri Oct 11, 2013 2:33 am

I got pregnant naturally after doing 2 months of electro-accupucture. I have abnormal blood flow to the uterus and was told I should do it for my IVF at CCRM. I had 3 previous IVF cycles and was waiting for my period to start my last IVF cycle at CCRM, well, the period never came and I am amost 8 weeks pregnant. I am not sure if it was really the electro-accupucture, but it was the only different thing I started doing.

I used to do regular accupucture during my previous ivf cycles but they all failed, so the electro-accupucture really made a difference for me because it made more blood go to my uterus.
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