Are you trying to get pregnant using IVF treatments? Using acupuncture is a proven way to help increase the chances of pregnancy by increasing implantation and pregnancy rates. Miscarriage risks increase 12% after age 30; goes up 39% after age 35; and doubles after age 40.
For example, if you are a 35 year old woman the percentage of getting pregnant using IVF is 30.5%. This percentage drops to 11.5% for women at the ages of 41 and 42 years old. Below is a chart that summarizes these findings.
After age 44, little more than 1% of IVF cycles with non-donor eggs lead to live birth.
Clinical studies have shown acupuncture to improve these success rates of IVF by up to 60% (Research has reported that acupuncture increases the pregnancy rates of IVF, by area by as much as 65, as reported in the British Medical Journal).
Acupuncture is a safe way of naturally boosting your fertility ability (with no side effects since there is no medication in the needles).
It is impossible to slow down aging but knowing that there is a possibility to help you through your fertility issues can be a comfort for women looking for answers. If you have been trying to get pregnant without success, acupuncture can be an alternative option for enhancing your fertility success.
Who Should Try Acupuncture for Infertility
- Couples who are having difficulty conceiving but are not ready to try IVF. Some of these patients will become pregnant with the help of Chinese medicine .For example, women who are in their early to mid-30s can consider acupuncture first, before investing in fertility treatments.
- Women who have tried 3 IVF cycles without success (most IVF successes occur within the first three cycles).
- Women who showed no response to the drugs used during the IVF or had an opposite reaction.
- Women over 42 years old (IVF success is rare in this age group unless donor eggs are used) or it is considered not appropriate for the individual.
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