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    Default IVF & Weight Gain

    Hi,



    Those of you who have gone thru IVF successfully & unsuccessfully, did any of you gain weight. If so, how much did you gain? How hard was it to shift the weight off again?

    Cheers

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    Hi

    I have done the IVF but didnt gain any weight. Im sorry I cant help. Good luck !!!

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    Hi Samantha,

    I've done 4 stim cycles... I put on roughly 4 - 5 kgs each cycle (mainly fluid) except for our last cycle, where I used chinese herbs & acupuncture. I didn't put any on during the last one.

    I kept about 2 kgs on from each of the 3 cycles, most of it went straight away being fluid, but the weight that stayed on wouldn't budge!!!
    Before I did my last cycle, I went to weight wactchers & lost 8 kgs -
    I definately have kept it off this time - I was fluidy during the cycle, but it was all gone straight after.
    I also drank a lot more water on the 4th cycle - where I would prob have drunk around a litre a day on the others, I was drinking approx 3 litres a day on the last cycle.
    I guess this combined with the acupuncture & herbs worked to keep it off!!!
    Hope that helps!!!

    Holly xxx

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    Holly,

    What did you ask the consultant for when you went to get your herbs mixed or did you buy something off the shelf? Regarding the acupuncture what kind of service did you ask for?

    My body doesn't react well to man made medicines expect herbs.

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    Samantha,

    After the 3rd unsuccessful IVF cycle, I decided to look into the acupuncture - our problem was that we had excellent quality embryos, they just wouldn't implant into my lining.
    Because I have had endo all my life, they thought this was why, so I originally rang to get info on this.
    She explained to me a little about how chinese medicine & acupuncture work... both for fertility and also to assist with IVF or any other TTC method.
    I just told her exactly what had happened during all of our cycles, and she sat down with me a week later and explained everything she thought she could do to help.
    I also have always suffered with fluid retention, and so she has focused on this too - you can truly notice the difference - over the Christmas period we were away and so I didn't have any treatment for about 4 weeks... when we came back I was like a big fat water bomb ready to pop!!!
    I have acupuncture once a week, and am also on a mix of herbs that she has prescribed... she said there are a few that most ladies TTC would take, but they differ depending on individual circumstances.
    Throughout our 4th cycle (the first cycle using all of this), the difference in everything was amazing... and although we didn't end up in a pregnancy, everything that she set out to help (fluid retention, weight gain, nausea, the thickening of the lining) she was able to do - and the standard in the quality of my eggs was incredible.

    I would suggest that you call an acupuncturist that specialises in infertility (and help with assisted conception), and in the first consultation they will go over your circumstances & work out a plan for you.

    Not sure where abouts you are, but I am on the Central Coast NSW - if you're close enough I could give you Gabby's no, shes fantastic!!!

    Hope that all helps!!!

    Holly
    xxx

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    Hi again!!

    Just looked to see where you are.... Tassie... hmmm!!!
    Sorry, I should have looked before I said I could give you my ladies number

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