I have never done acupuncture. My first cycle ended with a bfn but this cycle resulted in a BFP andi am currently 5 weeks pregnant.
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11-02-2012 08:32 #11
11-02-2012 09:18 #12
Jessegirl, thanks for starting this thread, very interesting and I also wanted to ask this question too.
I did read some ladies swearing acc is what made the difference for them in getting a bfp but after personally experiencing it not working for me and reading the various posts here and there, I firmly believe it does not necessarily help unless one has really seriously poor blood circulation like a stale lining where acc may help.
I hate needles and do not enjoy acc at all. I wish I do cos my GP does it and can be bulk billed but it is torture to me. I did accu with my TCM doctor last cycle faithfully thinking I will blame myself if I dont give it a try if it helps with getting a bfp but it didnt work.
Hence my conclusion is really to get the right embryo which sticks that matters. I had a friend who did acc for some of her cycles but BFN but in her 6th cycle she did not do accu and she got her sticky BFP.
This cycle I tried foot reflexology twice plus a lot of self massage during the follicular phase. I think I enjoy these better. What for put ourselves though something we dont enjoy. Massages equally help with improving blood circulation so does light exercises.
11-02-2012 09:19 #13
Good luck with whatever you decide.
11-02-2012 09:50 #14
I never did it either and from IVF got 4 BFP's (1mc 2 chems and this pregnancy). I dont believe the accupunture would have done anything for the quality of embies going back (which I believe was the problem with our losses and I have never had any issues getting pregnant before IVF so I didnt really think it would help us....
That said I do believe anything that makes you feel more positive about what you are going through is beneficial
11-02-2012 10:01 #15
11-02-2012 10:04 #16
Lilly yes I have to agree with you it was annoying and stressful going to and then returning to get acu...
The whole process is enough to stress you out and then a double session of acu is a lot..
11-02-2012 11:18 #17
I never did accupuncture and now have one month old twins.
11-02-2012 11:51 #18
I actually had my first sessionthiss morning. It didn't hurt (let's face it, the injections we do ourselves are bigger and scarier!) but I didn't feel instantly relaxed. I am heading into my fourth cycle so I figured it was worth a shot. I know of a couple of friends who now have children through IVF and it is a mixed reaction in regards to if it helped them.
If money is a little tight right now, I wouldn't add the financial stress to yourself. plenty get BFP without it!
Good luck. Let us know what you decide.
11-02-2012 12:44 #19
Ivy33, i dont know why but I am not scared of injecting myself anymore and subcutaneous isnt scary...the scary thing is someone putting needles into me and various places where i find uncomfortable eg feet or head or inner thighs...if it is in my abdomen I am perfectly ok. I get very tensed and start to have sweaty palms...jusst too hard to relax let alone fall asleep.
11-02-2012 13:54 #20
Thanks for this thread! I've been wondering the same thing myself. About to start my first ever cycle in March, and of course I want to give myself the best shot of being lucky first go. But it is extra expense, and added running around ... and I'm also not a massive fan of acupuncture anyway. Maybe I'll just have some massages between now & the cycle instead.
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