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How Can Acupuncture Help With Fertility?

Acupuncture can help with all stages in the fertility journey from conception to delivery. Some benefits of acupuncture include:

  • Improved ovarian function for production of better quality eggs
  • Regulated hormones and increased ovarian response function
  • Regulated menstrual cycles, increased blood flow to the uterus, and thickening of the uterine lining
  • Improvement in male issues such as sperm quality and quantity
  • Stress relief associated with trying to concieve
  • Stronger immune system
  • Reduced side effects of hormone treatments
  • Improved success rate of IVF
  • Fewer side effects of fertility drugs used in IVF
  • Decreased chance of miscarriage and increased rate of live birth

After the birth of baby, mothers are encouraged to continue acupuncture treatment. During the postpartum stage, acupuncture is used to treat the following:

  • Postpartum depression
  • Fatigue
  • Insufficient or excessive lactation
  • Mastitis
  • Post-operative healing in the case of C-section

Acupuncture is a safe, comfortable, and effective way to treat many problems commonly present during prenatal and postpartum stages. Acupuncture can treat healthy moms or moms with pre-existing medical issues. It is safely used during pregnancy for the following conditions:

  • Physical problems such as sciatica and back pain
  • Fatigue
  • Morning sickness
  • Heartburn
  • Pregnancy induced hypertension
  • Breech presentation
  • General health
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Labor preparation
  • Post-due date labor stimulation

For the day of your embryo transfer, Michelle or one of her trained associates are available for pre- and post- transfer acupuncture treatments on location at certain fertility clinics or in her office.