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Fertility, IVF & Pregnancy

Female Fertility

Have you:

    • Been trying to conceive naturally but so far been unsuccessful?
    • Been suffering from stress through work, life and/or in trying to conceive?
    • Had a successful conception but gone on to miscarry?
    • Been diagnosed with unexplained infertility?
    • Decided you’re not ready/not wanting to try IVF?
    • Been diagnosed with high FSH, low AMH, PCOS, Endometriosis?
    • Already got children but struggling to conceive again?
Fertility acupuncture can help by:
    • Balancing hormones
    • Regulating the menstrual cycle
    • Encouraging ovulation
    • Increasing the blood flow to the ovaries to improve their function
    • Increasing blood flow to the endometrium to help implantation and improve thin uterine lining
    • Balancing the immune system
    • Reducing the impact of stress on fertility hormones
    • Improving sperm concentration, motility and morphology
    • Increasing blood circulation
    • Improving erectile function
    • Improving overall general health and sense of wellbeing

Male Fertility

Male fertility responds really well to acupuncture treatment and lifestyle changes.  At Donabate Acupuncture we work to significantly increase sperm count and improve sperm motility/morphology bringing them within the normal range. Balancing hormones and increasing blood flow is also important in increasing male fertility. Stress is often a factor with any fertility issue and acupuncture can help reduce stress and improve overall general health and sense of wellbeing.

IVF Support

IVF is a time when many couples and individuals want to be in the best possible health and receive good support throughout their treatment. A growing body of scientific research now supports the benefits of acupuncture for those going through IVF and other assisted fertility treatments. The research suggests that acupuncture helps in various areas relating to assisted conception, these include:

    • During the lead-up to a cycle
    • Around the time of embryo transfer
    • In the following two week wait

We recommend starting acupuncture as soon as you can prior to starting an IVF/IUI cycle.  This gives time to implement and see the results of recommended lifestyle changes, nutritional advice and acupuncture treatment. Even if you come during the IVF cycle itself acupuncture can help support you through egg collection, transfer and the following two week wait.

Support During Pregnancy

Acupuncture treatment during pregnancy boosts the woman’s immune system, decreases the chances of miscarriage and helps with problems that may occur such as morning sickness, back pain, heartburn, haemorrhoids etc. Acupuncture also increases blood flow to the uterus to help nourish the baby as well as making the pregnancy more comfortable for the woman.