Fertility & IVF Support
Did you know that by the time a woman is pregnant the DNA and the quality of the embryo has already been determined?
This is set by the parents genetics, lifestyle and health prior to conception.
The healthier you are, the healthier your eggs are.
It takes approximately 120 days for an egg to develop to maturity.This means you should start preconception care a minimum of 3 months prior.
Preconception care improves your chances of falling pregnant, having a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby. Preconception care is important for prospective parents of all ages, states of health, natural or IVF and where ever you are up to on your fertility journey.
Acupuncture may benefit conception by:
Increasing blood flow to the ovaries and uterus (improving possibility for an egg to be nourished and carried to full term)
Balancing endocrine system and reproductive hormones such as oestrogen, progesterone and FSH
Regulating the cycle and ovulation
Stress reduction is important for conception as stress hormones can negatively affect fertility hormones such as progesterone, which can negatively impact implantation. Stress can prevent ovulation entirely and create spasms in both the fallopian tubes and the uterus, which can interfere with the implantation of a fertilised egg.
If you have received a diagnosis of PCOS, endometriosis, low egg reserve, unexplained infertility, male factor or haven't fallen pregnant within 12 months of trying please get in touch with us to find out how we can help.
Acupuncture is increasingly recommended by fertility clinics to support IVF. Ideally, we would recommend commencing acupuncture three months prior. Research indicates higher birth rates amongst women that have 12 sessions of acupuncture + IVF compared to those who have only 1 or 2 sessions alongside IVF.
There is also promising research that found acupuncture increases:
Antral follicle count
Number of retrieved oocytes
Number of high quality embryo's
Fertilisation & Implantation rates