Fertility & IVF

Five-Element Acupuncture is effective for restoring and regenerating your whole system to function at its optimum. This includes balancing your hormones and reducing stress. This in itself has been effective in helping couples to get pregnant when they have been unsuccessful on their own. There are also specific treatments that can be done at ovulation time to enhance fertility.

Acupuncture has been proven in scientific studies to enhance your chances of conceiving during an IVF cycle by 25-45% depending on the study. It will also greatly assist with the rollercoaster of emotions that can come with IVF and the hormone treatment required for a successful outcome.

Once pregnant, keeping you well includes keeping your immune system strong so you remain cold and flu free and working on symptoms if and when they arise such as morning sickness, back pain, fatigue and poor concentration.

If your baby is in a breech position there is technique that many women opt for as a natural way to turn the baby. It is better to do this before the baby grows too large at 34 weeks but it is possible to turn a baby at week 37 but the larger the baby the more difficult.

It is a good idea to have a few treatments a couple of weeks before your due date to make sure everything is working internally as it should to avoid induction.

If you do need inducing, I have a successful combination treatment of Five-Element Acupuncture and classic induction points with proven results.