At The Fertility and Pregnancy Acupuncture Clinic in Brisbane, I firmly believe that healthy people make healthy babies. It’s thought that 1 in 6 Australian couples will experience difficulties becoming pregnant so you are far from alone. Some of you will have a diagnosis for why you are having trouble, whilst for others the answers you’re searching for may not be found. Most people find the process very stressful and can put huge strain on their relationships. I can discuss nutrition, vitamin supplements, exercise and relaxation techniques that can help you during this time.
Acupuncture on the day of embryo transfer
Here at the Fertility & Pregnancy Acupuncture Clinic in Brisbane I see many women on the day of embryo transfer for acupuncture support. My clinic is located in walking distance to City Fertility, QFG and Life Fertility in Spring Hill. My clients often choose to listen to my pre and/or post embryo transfer meditations whilst lying under my heat lamps and relaxing and enjoying their treatments.
Acupuncture on the day of embryo transfer involves either having 2 sessions on the same day (1 prior and 1 afterwards) or those for who that isn’t possible or have already been having regular acupuncture sessions having the 1 session may be more appropriate. Clients often ask which is more beneficial and I think either is and often we can decide which may be more beneficial depending on when and where in Brisbane you are having your embryo transfer and other circumstances surrounding it. Some women are also having intralipid transfusions or other procedures on the same day as their embryo transfer and we can work around these things to find an appropriate and stress-free time for you to enjoy a session.
Research on acupuncture on the day of embryo transfer
A article which examines the role of acupuncture on IVF outcomes was published in December 2019 (1). It reviewed 2 large meta-analysis and systematic reviews which were published in 2019. The link to the article is below for those who would like to see it but one of the things the research showed was that acupuncture performed prior to and on the day of embryo transfer improved IVF outcomes.
- 1. Lee E. Hullender Rubin.Medical Acupuncture.Dec 2019.329-333. http://doi.org/10.1089/acu.2019.1392