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What to expect on IVF transfer day - Acupuncture Orientation

What to expect on IVF transfer day.


Times have changed for the better when it comes to integrative fertility care and being able to offer acupuncture before and after IVF embryo transfer onsite at the IVF clinics.


I have been in practice since 2000 and in 2002 I began to establish on site acupuncture for embryo transfers. The first few years the IVF clinics were not receptive to the idea of acupuncturist being on site and often would discourage patients from using fertility acupuncture.


How much will Acupuncture boost my IVF results and how many treatments do I need? - The research revealed.

As an acupuncture and integrative wellness clinic that specializes in reproductive health, you can imagine we get this question quite often. Many patients come to us either starting their fertility journey, about to embark on their IVF journey, or are on their 6th round. Wherever you are, acupuncture can help. As a clinic that has been in this field for 20+ years, we’ve obviously seen acupuncture, traditional Chinese medicine, and naturopathy do wonders for our fertility patients. But what does the actual science say?


How to Emotionally Get Through an IVF Cycle

I was treating a patient last week preparing for her first IVF cycle when she asked me, “How do people get through this?” This particular patient, who I will call Emma, suffered a devastating miscarriage earlier this year and was plagued with so much guilt about not being able to provide her 5 year old son with a sibling. Emma is definitely not alone in these feelings, struggling with infertility and proceeding with IVF is undoubtedly stressful. So I thought I would compile my responses I use to support my patients during this difficult time. 


How To Boost Your Chances of Pregnancy While Doing an IUI

If you are looking for ways to help improve your chances of success while undergoing western fertility treatments you're not alone. Most studies focus on how to improve IVF (in vitro fertilization) cycles but little is mentioned on how to improve IUI cycles. Although there may be a lack of available information there are things which you can do to help boost your chances of a healthy pregnancy during an IUI cycle.  

Tips for a Smooth Embryo Transfer Day

For anyone undergoing IVF, embryo transfer day can be an anxious one - especially if you have never done it before and don’t quite know what to expect. I have had the honour of being part of hundreds of embryo transfers, performing acupuncture onsite at the fertility clinic around this procedure. Based on the questions and concerns that often arise, I have compiled a list of my top tips for helping your embryo transfer day go as smoothly as possible!


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