Ancient Chinese Secret

Well, I made my first appointment for acupuncture next week.

I have to admit, I’m not totally sold on the concept, but I am willing to give it a shot because I am never one to not try something once.

I had a short phone consultation today, and the acupuncturist sounds like he sure seems to have Chinese medicine down to a science. His speciality is acupuncture for infertility, and he made reference to his clinical pregnancy rate of 75% (which my RE also references on their website). If 7 out of 10 women get pregnant under his care, then who am I not to give it a whirl?

I don’t know what acupuncture fees are like across the country, but I was surprised that his fees weren’t crazy expensive for my area. I had expected it would cost a lot more, but, hell I could be paying a lot and not even know it. To me, the money is secondary to the possibility of it working.

Let us not forget that my transfer from my IVF last August was horrific. If I can be relaxed through this one, it’s worth its weight in gold.

So, I am planning on once a week up until transfer. If this really agrees with me, I can do twice a week in the two weeks leading up to transfer. Acupuncture guy also will personally come to my RE’s office day of transfer and do a session before and after.

So… away we go.

And, in a last bit of good news, the donor has her psych eval next Wednesday! AHEAD of schedule.

We are on a roll…

6 thoughts on “Ancient Chinese Secret

  1. i think it is great you are doing acupuc! even if you don’t believe in the whole balance of blood and chi thing it is such a relaxing time and it really helps you focus positively on the whole cycle business! I have been seeing my acupuc lady for almost 2 years now, and i still love the sessions, I am actually sad that in a few weeks I won’t have a reason to see her anymore! not until we try for number 2!have fun!

  2. My husband and I both saw an acupuncturist specialzing in infertility this cycle. And I just got my BFP. My RE had told me there was very little hope for conceiving without IVF. Guess I proved her wrong. I hope acupuncture works for you. Good luck! I always felt better after leaving his office!

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