Acupuncture and IVF

Hi everyone,

I'm about to start my first cycle of IVF treatment next week (1st injection on Fri!) and was reading about acupuncture and how it can increase chances of success when going through IVF.

I was wondering if anyone had any opinions about this or whether anyone had tried it and found it helped?


BTW - I'm so glad to have found this forum - you are all so supportive to each other. 👏😃 It's nice not to feel alone on this scary/exciting journey!

6 Replies

  • I've had Acupunture 3/4 cycles and would definitely recommend it, it helps so much with my anxiety to but find someone who specialises in infertility. Wishing you lots of luck xx

  • Thank you. Lots of luck to you too. Xx

  • Hi Peppy and welcome to this lovely group!

    I am currently on my second cycle of ivf and have tried acupuncture this time round. Last time I didn't have it and I got 5 eggs, 4 fertilised and we only got to day 3, 2 put back and none to freeze. I got a bfp but had a mmc.

    This time with the acupuncture (along with other things like the mindful ivf app and less stress) I got 11 eggs, 6 fertilised, 3 went to blastocyst stage and I had 1 put back on day 5 and two to freeze.

    I find out Wednesday if it's worked but I definitely believe the acupuncture is a big part of the difference. It's relaxed me more and made me feel so much better mentally too. I also made sure to have acupuncture right before and right after transfer as that's supposed to increase the chances of it working by around 44%.

    I'll post my result Wednesday but I'm a big fan of the acupuncture now! Best of luck with your cycle

  • Oh how exciting! I'll really keep my fingers crossed for Wednesday for you. 🤞🙏It's great that you have had a better time with this second cycle. It sounds like the acupuncture may well have helped then. Thanks for replying. 😀

  • I didn’t on our first DE round. Did it from when the first round failed including before and after transfer and I’ve been getting bfps for days. Waiting for beta test result next week. Worth a try xx

  • Oh fantastic! Sounds very promising then. Hope all goes well for you. X

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