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January 3rd, 2012, 08:38 AM
MandyEllen's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
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What has been your plan?

I've been going 2 times a week since the middle of December. My acupuncturist and I talked about my schedule yesterday, which is still up in the air because I don't have firm dates since I'm still on the bcp until I get the go-ahead to start injections.

Do you go the day before and the day after your transfer? What points does the acupuncturist focus on during those appointments?
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6/29/13 - transferred 2 embryos
7/10/13 - 14 dpo beta=300
7/12/13 - 16 dpo beta=825
7/19/13 - 23 dpo beta=18,870
7/26/13 - 30 dpo beta=72,091


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January 3rd, 2012, 10:39 AM
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Sorry I'm not doing IVF (yet), so I can't really yelp. Right now he said he bases the treatment on where I am in my cycle: toning the uterus now that we're in the luteal phase. Since I just started, I don't know what's next.
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January 3rd, 2012, 12:24 PM
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Hi Mandy. I went twice a week until transfer. I went the day before transfer and then again the next day (about 5 hours after transfer). I didn't go again for the rest of the cycle. I can't actually remember what points they did during those sessions. All I can remember is that she didn't do any in my belly right after transfer. They were mostly in my feet, legs and head.

I hope this helps! Good luck to you!
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Jenn in DC=39 DH=48
Started TTC #1 July 2009
Summer 2010 - Three IUIs with Clomid & Gonal F - All BFNs
Winter 2011 - IVF Clinical Trial. Cycle Cancelled.
March 2011 - Minimal Stimulation IVF #1 - 2 eggs retrieved, fertilized and frozen on Day 3.
April 2011 - Mini-IVF #2 - 2 eggs retrieved, fertilized and frozen as expanded blasts on Day 5.
May 2011 - Mini-IVF #3 - 4 eggs retrieved (two mature and 2 immature), one egg made it to blast and was frozen. Five snowbabies in all!! Hysteroscopy.
July 2011 - Single Frozen Embryo Transfer. BFP and then miscarriage

November 2011 - Single Frozen Embryo Transfer. BFP!! Aven Born on August 4, 2012

July 2014 - Got Pregnant Naturally with Twins! Miscarriage at 9 weeks.
November 2014 - Single Frozen Embryo Transfer. BFP!
Beta #1 12 DPO = 45
Beta #2 14 DPO = 118
Beta #3 21 DPO = 3,451



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January 3rd, 2012, 12:43 PM
MandyEllen's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
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Thanks, Jenn! I plan on continuing twice a week, but the acupuncturist said that if I felt like I only wanted to come once a week, I could do that too. I think with my type A personality, I need the 2 days of calm per week.

He will do a session the day before and the day after transfer. He has treated other infertility patients, but says most of his clients come for pain management. I'm going to do a little research as to where the needles should go after the transfer since you remember not having any in your belly.

Thanks for the info, Jenn! I hope you're feeling well and that you had a nice New Years.
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6/29/13 - transferred 2 embryos
7/10/13 - 14 dpo beta=300
7/12/13 - 16 dpo beta=825
7/19/13 - 23 dpo beta=18,870
7/26/13 - 30 dpo beta=72,091


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