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December 26th, 2007, 05:02 PM
ilmsg's Avatar Veteran
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I am considering doing acupuncture with my IVF cycle to hopefully improve my chances... just wondering if anyone had any stories about doing IVf in conjunction with Acupuncture?
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December 26th, 2007, 05:37 PM
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It can't hurt to do the accupunture. It helped me quit smoking before I did IVF. I would have done it if we had the $. I did do it w/ the IUI we did & it was very relaxing. Of course, my RE had an accupuncturist in his office so it was very convenient. I would make sure that they specialize in infertility so that they do the right course of treatment.
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January 2nd, 2008, 09:14 AM
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I thought it was a waste of money. I tried it before IVF b/c the lady told me she could get me pregnant in 3 months. Yeah, that didnít happen! She specialized in infertility and I had to drive an hour to see her once a week. She would always ask me if I felt any different and I never did. I thought it wouldnít hurt so I was going to try it when I decided to do IVF and when I called she didn't have time to squeeze me in before the egg retrieval So after I gave her all that $$$ she couldn't make 45 mins for me! I find them to be quacks. But that is my opinion. I had twins on the first round of IVF with no acupuncture. Itís a personal preference I think.
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