Infertility

little help with acupuncture

I am looking into acupunture but not sure how to find one.  I don't want to just pick out of the phone book after all they are sticking pins into the skin.  How did you find your acupuncturist?  I have asked around but no one I know uses one. 

Married April 2010 TTC since ME 37 (DOR) DH 27 AMH 0.16 FSH fluctuation 30/6.2 SSH Clear Taking DHEA BCP 8/17/11 IVF #1 start 9/3/11 - Follistim (225),Lupron,and Lo dose HCG Converted to IUI only had 2 follies :( BFN BCP 9/28 IVF 1.2 start 10/11/11 - Follistim 450 + lo dose HCG
Converted to IUI only had 1 follie :( BFN BCP 11/3 IVF 1.3 start 11/13/11 - Follistim (300)+Menopur+Dexamethasome - Made it to ER:) but not ET:( embies stopped growing day 3 IVF#2 new RE Estrace 12/8 adding in Provera 12/23 until 1/1 menopur,follistim,dexamethasome,ganerelix ER scheduled for 1/17wewBFFN w We are pursuing donor egg. 8/20/12 Had hysteroscopy to remove polyp but found that i have a t shaped uterus. Don't be discouraged. It's often the last key in the bunch that opens the lock.

Re: little help with acupuncture

  • Your RE's office might have referrals.  Or look at the websites of other REs in your area -- sometimes they list acupuncturists they work with.



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    Me: 40. DH: 42. TTC since 2009. 
    Normal-ish hormone levels (<9.5 FSH, 0.9 AMH).  Weird egg maturity issue.
    July 2011 - Feb. 2012: 2 Clomid/TI cycles; 3 injectables/IUI cycles. Good response but BFNs.
    Dec. 2011: Laparoscopy (clear) + hysteroscopy to remove uterine polyp.
    Apr. 2012: IVF #1: Antagonist protocol. 7R, 0M, 0F. :-(
    Nov. 2012: IVF #2: Long Lupron protocol. 9R, 1M, 1F. 3dt of my one lil' embie on 11/23: BFN. :-(
    Dec. 2012: Hail Mary IUI cycle with leftover IVF meds: BFN.
    Feb. 2013: IVF #3: Estrogen priming protocol, max stims. 6R, 1M, 1F w/rescue ICSI. My one embie didn't make it. :-(
    July 2013:  DE IVF #1. Canceled just before retrieval when donor tested positive for (active) CMV.  :-(
    Oct. 2013:  DE IVF #2, with wonderful new donor. ER 10/25:  31R, 24F. 5dt of one beautiful 4AB blast: 10/30. 14 frosties. BFP at 5dp5dt. Beta 11/8 (9dp5dt): 179. Beta 11/15 (16dp5dt): 2274. First US 11/25 (6w3d): a perfect little bean with a HB of 118. Second US 12/9 (8w3d): HB 170. Anatomy scan 2/27:  It's a GIRL!  Beautiful DD born 7/24/2014 weighing 8lb 15oz.  100% worth it all.  

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  • image brooklynesque:
    Your RE's office might have referrals.  Or look at the websites of other REs in your area -- sometimes they list acupuncturists they work with.

    This!  I was referred to mine by my RE.   

    Me 32 / DH 38
    5/2010: Dermoid and surgery to remove left ovary
    2/2011: Dx - Severe MFI
    10/2011: IVF #1 - C/P
    1/2012: IVF #2 - Embryo lost during ET. 2 frosties.
    7/2012: FET #1 - Fingers crossed!!
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  • I did a search on google to search for a local area.

    My current acupuncturist was referred from some local nesties (who dealt with IF). Maybe your local board can help?

    TTC since June 2009
    DX: MFI June 2010 & DOR Sept 2011
    Various forms of medicated cycles since June 2010
    IVF #1 tentatively scheduled for 2013
    Doing acupuncture and focus on weight loss in the meantime



    S/PAIF welcome








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  • I did a google search for acupunturist near in my area and did the research on their credentials.  I also got a positive referrel from 2 of my friends that also used acupunture for fertility.  The one I'm going to just does acupuncture for fertility.  Since she is specialized in fertility, it is nice to get a second opinion on what is specifically going on with my situation.
  • image j-bell:

    image brooklynesque:
    Your RE's office might have referrals.  Or look at the websites of other REs in your area -- sometimes they list acupuncturists they work with.

    This!  I was referred to mine by my RE.   

    We did the same, but she was booked to high heavens. After that we searched for infertility acupuncture and came up with ours. I have been really happy with her. She listens to me and really seems to look at the bigger picture. 

    Good luck!  

    (Live in Europe) TTC since 1/2010
  • I asked my insurance co for a few referrals. Then I researched them online. I love my accupuncturist!
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  • My first one was affliated with my PCP's practice, but she went on maternity leave (yeah). Her replacement was TERRIBLE so my RE referrd me to the one I have now and I adore her. I did investigate her and a few others through my insurance company website first and she had rave reviews.
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  • I asked my RE if he had any recommendations.  That is how I found mine.  I only went for one month because I couldn't afford the treatments but wanted to weigh all options.
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    DH diagnosed with Varicocele ~ surgery Sept 2010

    DH results came back good! Jan 2011 ~ Recommend IUI

    IUI#1,2 & 3 ~ clomid = BFN

    IUI#4 7/26 ~ 5mg Femara = BFN

    IUI#5 8/22 ~ 150iu Bravelle + HCG + Booster = BFP!!!!

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    IUI#6 12/12 ~ 100mg clomid = BFN

    IUI#7 1/11 ~ 150iu Bravelle + HCG + Booster = BFFN

    IUI#8 2/8 ~ 225iu Bravelle + Ovidrel + Prometrium = BFP!!!

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  • Ask your RE.....they should be able to refer you.  I'd definitely try to find an acupunturist who specializes in IF. 

  • image MamaLo1216:

    Ask your RE.....they should be able to refer you.  I'd definitely try to find an acupunturist who specializes in IF. 

    This. I found mine via google search but also had to use someone in my network so I could pay the co-pays. 

    Me (33)& DX: DOR, FSH-20.3; DH(28):SA=normal 8/11 HSG= clear!
    IUI #1 10/12/11 (Bravelle + HCG + Prometrium & acupuncture) = 10/26 BFP! Beta #1=250, Beta #2= 615. 1st u/s 11/8. image Visit The Nest! Baby Birthday Ticker Ticker
  • Thanks everyone I can't wait to start
    Married April 2010 TTC since ME 37 (DOR) DH 27 AMH 0.16 FSH fluctuation 30/6.2 SSH Clear Taking DHEA BCP 8/17/11 IVF #1 start 9/3/11 - Follistim (225),Lupron,and Lo dose HCG Converted to IUI only had 2 follies :( BFN BCP 9/28 IVF 1.2 start 10/11/11 - Follistim 450 + lo dose HCG
    Converted to IUI only had 1 follie :( BFN BCP 11/3 IVF 1.3 start 11/13/11 - Follistim (300)+Menopur+Dexamethasome - Made it to ER:) but not ET:( embies stopped growing day 3 IVF#2 new RE Estrace 12/8 adding in Provera 12/23 until 1/1 menopur,follistim,dexamethasome,ganerelix ER scheduled for 1/17wewBFFN w We are pursuing donor egg. 8/20/12 Had hysteroscopy to remove polyp but found that i have a t shaped uterus. Don't be discouraged. It's often the last key in the bunch that opens the lock.
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