Garden Acupuncture Helps 45 Year Old Woman Conceive After Six Failed IVFs
Vicky, 45, postponed starting a family due to schooling and career. At the age of 43 she began the process with Western fertility doctors and had her first IVF. After six completely unsuccessful IVFs, she began a three month fertility program with us at Garden Acupuncture. Two weeks ago, a much healthier Vicky underwent her 7th IVF and became pregnant!
It is the current trend that people are waiting longer and longer to begin having children. This is more often a problem for women due to the fact that we are born with all the eggs we will ever have, unlike men who produce new sperm throughout their life. This is why 28 is the age of peak fertility for women and chances of miscarriage or trouble conceiving start increasing as we get older.
The somewhat recent procedures of IUI and IVF give more options to women who are waiting to have children. What these procedures do not take into consideration is increasing the quality of the eggs and the woman's health. Acupuncture on the other hand naturally works with the three month cycle your body goes through to increase egg quality and improving chances of not only conception but of carrying a healthy baby to term. This is how acupuncture and Chinese herbs can increase the success rates when used in combination with assisted reproductive technology (IUI and IVF).
Acupuncture and Chinese herbs have been used for thousands of years to increase fertility. Now there is scientific research showing it not only improves chances of naturally getting pregnant but also greatly improves conception rates when used in combination with IUIs and IVFs. Acupuncture increases blood circulation to the uterus, improves egg quality and prepares the woman's body for conception thereby increasing rates of pregnancy, decreasing chances of miscarriage, and improving recovery time after delivery.