Fertility

Help on your journey

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Acupuncture can act as an aid to fertility, pregnancy and IVF treatment.

It is estimated that 1 in 7 couples can experience problems when trying to conceive.  This all consuming journey can bring overwhelming stress and the sense of being on an emotional roller coaster.  It can put a strain on relationships and really effect your emotional and mental wellbeing. 

Over the last twenty years more and more research has been conducted to assess the benefits of acupuncture for fertility.

Regular treatment for 2-3 months prior to IVF treatment could help balance hormones and reduce stress levels.   This creates a more receptive environment in the womb which could potentially lead to the patient conceiving naturally.

During the ovarian stimulation phase, treatment can help reduce the side effects from the IVF drugs and help the patient cope better through what can be a stressful process. 

We can arrange to carry out treatments prior to and after the embryo transfer to calm the uterus and prepare for implantation. 

If you are already expecting, then acupuncture can help in many ways by nourishing the body, alleviating early signs such as nausea and fatigue and can assist in having a happy, healthy pregnancy. 

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please do get in touch.