IVF Support

Fertility Acupuncture in Sydney

IVF success rates have improved in the last decade, especially in older women: report

In the last 10 years we have seen significant improvements  in IVF.

In the study noted below, in 2019 – the most recent year for which data are available – there were 16,310 babies born through IVF treatment performed in Australia and New Zealand. There were 88,929 initiated IVF cycles in 2019, a 6.2% increase on 2018 in Australia. The overall live birth rate per embryo transfer has increased from 22% in 2010 to 28% in 2019.

At the Rozelle Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Centre we support you through the whole process and also act as your fertility coach we have a strong understanding of IVF protocols and we support you every step of the way.

We recommend that before you embarking on the IVF journey that you take a minimum of 3 months to get your health in order and we will work you to regulate menstrual cycle, support energy, stress, sleep and any other health concern that you have . This is so you are feeling your best prior to embarking this journey.

We would recommend weekly treatment an may recommend lifestyle changes, supported with supplements, herbal medicine and this will be tailored to your individual need. Once you commence IVF we would continue with the treatment throughout your cycle and hopefully achieve a positive pregnancy test. We would use certain acupuncture points to stimulate blood flow to the uterus and or ovaries , support stress and anxiety as this can be a very stressful and emotional journey for many couples.

How does acupuncture help ?

Acupuncture aids in balancing hormones through stabilising the body’s internal equilibrium by modulating the Hypothalamic Pituitary Adrenal (HPA) Axis & Hypothalamic Pituitary Ovarian (HPO) Axis, thus enhancing the cycle and related symptoms.

Recommended IVF Protocol

  • Commence pre-IVF care /preconception care 3 months prior -weekly treatments recommended
  • During IVF cycle – stimulation phase weekly treatment
  • Post harvesting of follicles – 1 session to support anxiety and bloating and normalise
  • Pre-embryo transfer- 1 session
  • Post transfer – 1 session
  • 10 days waiting before pregnancy test – 3 sessions

 

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