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thread: Have you tried Acupuncture?

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    BellyBelly Member

    May 2005
    Canberra
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    Have you tried Acupuncture?

    I am looking at getting some accupuncture to try and get my body ovulating.



    I am just curious what experiences everyone has had with accupuncture. Anything you could add would be helpful.

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    Registered User

    Oct 2006
    In a house, on a hill with a big fat welcome mat!
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    Yes I started it when I had my first ivf cycle in April. Unfortunately the cycle failed but I kept up the treatments in preparation for another ivf cycle. I found the month after ivf by cd 14 I had hardly any cm so I was also prescribed Chinese herbs, by cd 17 I had lots of ewcm and really felt that the combination of needles and herbs helped me. Lucky for me I never needed another ivf round as I fell pregnant this very same month and I am now 20 weeks!
    I continued acupuncture every week for the first 10 weeks, then continued fortnightly.
    Goodluck I hope it helps you.

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    Rach83 Guest

    I had acu after my second miscarriage to regulate my periods.
    They regulated after the first session and I was pregnant after my second session. I'm now 26 weeks. Definitely worth a go.

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    BellyBelly Member

    Feb 2008
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    I used acupuncture to help conceive my second DD after I had no luck after about 9 months of trying.

    i started treatment with herbs and acupuncture and conceived the first cycle after that.

    Added benefit was that I felt so much healthier during treatment too. I felt my body responding really well, more energy, digestive system regulating, odd niggling pains sorted out.
    I then saw my acupuncturist for the first trimester to help with morning sickness and then every now and again for the first year. I also got a lot out of it when I was suffering from PND.

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    2013 BellyBelly RAK Recipient.

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    I've seen an acupuncturist with each of my pregnancies (but only towards the end with DS1 and DS2 when I went overdue). The one I see now specialises in women's fertility and health and has a good track record of helping women to conceive. The local hospital also refer overdue mums to her as she's also good at getting things moving.

    I would definately recommend it - with DD this year, I started acupuncture before ttc and then during the pregnancy and felt fantastic. It's also really good if you get a cold whilst pregnant and can't take much for the sinus pain etc as it releases the sinuses.
    The lady I see now got my body ready prior to pregnancy and she also focusses on getting your cycle regular beforehand.

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    Nov 2007
    Earth
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    I had acupuncture with chinese herbs for about 6 months before I was made redundant and couldn't afford it anymore

    In that time, I went from an 8 month cycle to an 8 week cycle, with pre-menstrual migraines. The migraines don't sound fun, but I was ecstatic because I used to get them when I first started menstruating, and when the PCOS kicked in, the migraines went away.

    Obviously it didn't get me pregnant, but I have no doubt that if I'd been able to continue, it would've worked

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    BellyBelly Member
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    Can you see just any acupuncturist or do you need to see one that specialises in fertility or similar?

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    2014 BellyBelly RAK Recipient.

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    I think they recommend that you see one experienced in fertility/womens health.

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    BellyBelly Member

    Jan 2007
    WA
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    My acupuncturist couldn't help with my cycles (period was non existent) despite trying for over a year and also trying herbs, but did help with IVF while TTC both our kids. (Currently pg with #2). Also it's brilliant for helping with stress, sleep, and generally feeling better.

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    BellyBelly Member

    Jul 2010
    Canberra
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    I had it to regulate long cycles, it was fantastic. Highly recommend.

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    BellyBelly Member

    May 2005
    Canberra
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    Have you tried Acupuncture?

    Thank you all so much for sharing! Feeling really keen to get started.

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    BellyBelly Member

    Feb 2012
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    I started acupuncture about 8 weeks before my 3rd cycle of IVF. I noticed a difference in my period straight away, had less pain & no clots ( which i used to always get). I didn't do the herbs because my acupuncturist knew my FS & she does not recommend it. But I felt so much better this cycle & we got out BFP this month! I think it can't hurt to try, good luck.

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    BellyBelly Member

    May 2009
    Brisbane
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    After doing 6x IUI, 3x IVF and 1x FET (all BFN) with our FS, I started acupuncture. We got our first ever BFP in the second month of treatments (without medical assistance), but unfortunately it ended in m/c. Several months (and another IVF) later, I changed to a new FS and he did a lap to diagnose and remove my endo. We did IVF#5 (first with the new Dr) and that gave us DD. I had been taking a break, but resumed acupuncture after the lap and continued it through the IVF cycle and pg (and I had a very easy pg).

    When AF returned and we started TTC#2, I went back to acupuncture and, again, we got a BFP in the second cycle (without medical assistance). Unfortunately that one was a mm/c.

    We are hoping to do a FET on Monday and I have been doing acupuncture to prepare for that and will continue through to the end of the cycle (and hopefully beyond).

    It doesn't work miracles, but I do believe it can help. I'd highly recommend seeing someone who specialises in fertility.

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    BellyBelly Life Subscriber
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    Oct 2009
    Lalor, VIC
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    Reading this has made me think about acupuncture, thanks! Does anyone have a vague price I'd be paying?

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    Registered User

    Oct 2006
    In a house, on a hill with a big fat welcome mat!
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    Mine was $80 per session they vary a lot. We can claim some back through phi I just haven't yet.

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    BellyBelly Member

    Feb 2012
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    I'm in melb, I pay $45. Was $50 for the first session.

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    BellyBelly Member

    May 2009
    Brisbane
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    Mine is $70 (just had the first fee increase from $65 after 3 years). I get $18.90 back from my health insurance.

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