Today I am joined by lovely Bella, an acupuncturist who specialises in fertility and works in our team.

Bella shares her journey into acupuncture and her passion for women’s health and fertility. We explore why acupuncture is popular during IVF, the best times to start acupuncture treatment, and the key times during IVF to go for acupuncture.

We discuss

  • Why acupuncture is a popular complementary therapy used alongside IVF, recommended by many IVF clinics.
  • Why the best time to start acupuncture treatment for IVF is ideally three months before the treatment cycle to allow for lifestyle changes and hormone regulation.
  • What key times during IVF to go for acupuncture including follicular development, after the trigger injection, and before and after embryo transfer.
  • How acupuncture can help regulate the nervous system, improve blood flow to the reproductive system, regulate hormones, and provide emotional support during the two-week wait.
  • How acupuncture can also be beneficial in early pregnancy to address symptoms such as morning sickness and constipation and provide support and care.
  • How acupuncture can provide support and guidance after failed IVF cycles, offering a safe space to process emotions and explore next steps.

If you’d like more information on Acupuncture and IVF please see my Blog with links to the research discussed in this episode.

If you’re looking for an acupuncturist who specialises in fertility you’re in good hands with anyone who is Fertility Support Trained.

There is also The Acupuncture Fertility Network for a register of Fertility Acupuncturists.

You can also see the British Acupuncture Council for more information on acupuncture and who works in your local area.

Acupuncture for IVF

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