IVF Acupuncture Melbourne

IVF Acupuncture Support

At Hatch Therapies we understand that for many people the quest to have a baby is often a difficult journey.  Sometimes natural conception is not possible and assisted reproductive technologies such as IVF are recommended.  At Hatch Therapies we are experienced in providing treatment and support for couples and singles using fertility treatments such as IVF.  At Hatch Therapies we are experienced and passionate about providing IVF Acupuncture support

Acupuncture for IVF and other assisted reproductive technologies:

There is growing evidence that Acupuncture may increase the chances of success with IVF.  Many studies have now been conducted into various aspects of IVF Acupuncture support suggesting it can enhance the bodies functioning during this treatment.  Results are very positive suggesting IVF Acupuncture support may:

  • Increase blood flow to the uterus and ovaries
  • Increase pregnancy rates and live births when performed before and after IVF embryo transfer

IVF Acupuncture Treatment in the beginning of your IVF cycle:

You have completed your preconception Acupuncture preparation phase and now you are feeling ready to commence your IVF or ART cycle.  IVF Acupuncture treatment can be used in conjunction with your IVF cycle with a goal to:

  • Promote blood flow to your vital organs especially the uterus and ovaries
  • To alleviate some side effects of medication and help you feel comfortable
  • To calm the mind and promote relaxation
  • To aid relaxation and reduce stress

IVF Acupuncture in the days prior to your embryo transfer:

The first phase of your IVF cycle is complete or maybe you are doing a Thaw IVF cycle.  In the days prior to your IVF embryo transfer Acupuncture treatment may be advisable:

  •  If you have undergone oocyte collection (egg pick up) and are feeling bloated, sore or unwell.
  • If you are feeling stressed or anxious we are here to help you calm your mind and relax
  • If you are feeling generally unwell or sick

IVF Acupuncture at the time of embryo transfer:

Many clinical trials have now been conducted into the use of Acupuncture done before and after the IVF embryo transfer.  There have been many positive results suggesting increases in pregnancy rates and live birth rates when Acupuncture is performed before and after the embryo transfer.  At Hatch Therapies we are experienced at providing Acupuncture treatment before and after your IVF embryo transfer.

IVF Acupuncture before your embryo transfer:

Your IVF Acupuncture consultation before the embryo transfer can be a wonderful opportunity for you to relax and settle your mind. Treatment is tailored to meet your specific needs with a goal of preparing your body and mind for the reception of your embryo. Commonly acupuncture points that relate to promoting blood flow and relaxation the uterus are used prior to your embryo transfer.

IVF Acupuncture after your embryo transfer:

With your IVF embryo transfer complete you can breathe a sigh of relief.  Your post IVF embryo transfer acupuncture may be a time of deep relaxation as you lay comfortably and relax.  Acupuncture points are used to support your body and mind with a goal of reducing uterine contractions and encouraging the process of embryo implantation.

Acupuncture during the “Two week wait”:

After your IVF transfer or ovulation if you are trying to conceive naturally comes a time of waiting.  For many this is a time of waiting and wondering “will I be pregnant? am I pregnant?”  At Hatch Therapies we understand how difficult the dreaded two week wait can be, we are here to support you.  Acupuncture treatment should be continued after the IVF transfer or from mid-cycle with a goal of

  • encouraging implantation
  • supporting energy
  • calming the mind
  • addressing individual symptoms