Fertility Acupuncture: Supporting IVF with Acupuncture and Natural Medicine

Embarking on the journey of in vitro fertilisation (IVF) can be both exciting and overwhelming. It involves a series of treatments and medications to boost fertility and increase the chances of a successful pregnancy. While these interventions are crucial, complementing them with natural approaches can provide additional support, both physically and emotionally. In this blog post, we will explore how acupuncture and natural medicine can aid in various stages of the IVF process and promote holistic well-being and fertility.

At Number 1 Women's Health, we understand the importance of personalised care, and our acupuncture team offers tailored natural approaches to support your journey at every stage.


  1. Trying naturally:

Even before undergoing IVF, acupuncture and natural medicine can benefit couples trying to conceive naturally. Acupuncture has been shown to improve fertility by stimulating blood flow to the reproductive organs, balancing hormones, reducing stress levels, and enhancing overall reproductive function.


  1. Preparing for egg collection and egg freeze:

Preparing for egg collection and egg freezing is a critical phase in the IVF process. Acupuncture can help improve egg quality and hormone balance, making the retrieval process more successful. By focusing on optimising your body's natural abilities, our acupuncture team can support your body's response to the extraction process and help enhance your overall well-being.


  1. Preparing for transfer:

Prior to embryo transfer, it is important to create an optimal uterine environment to improve the chances of successful implantation. Acupuncture has been observed to increase blood flow to the uterus, potentially improving the endometrial lining and supporting successful embryo implantation. Our tailored natural approach can assist in preparing your body for this crucial stage.


  1. Early stages of pregnancy:

After a successful embryo transfer, acupuncture can help support the early stages of pregnancy. It aids in reducing stress, alleviating morning sickness symptoms, promoting relaxation, and balancing hormones. Including acupuncture as part of your prenatal routine can contribute to a healthier and more comfortable pregnancy.


  1. Preparing for birth:

As the due date approaches, acupuncture can play an essential role in preparing your body for a smooth and efficient labour. It can help to naturally induce labour, reduce pain, and promote relaxation. Acupuncture during this stage can also address common pregnancy discomforts, such as lower back pain and fatigue.


The combination of IVF treatments and natural remedies, such as acupuncture and natural medicine, can significantly enhance your fertility journey. At Number 1 Women's Health, our dedicated acupuncture team will work with you to develop a personalised holistic approach that complements the medical interventions you are undergoing. From trying naturally to preparing for birth, we are here to support you holistically, offering a range of services to promote your overall well-being and increase your chances of achieving a successful pregnancy with IVF.


Remember, every person's fertility journey is unique, and individualised care plays a vital role in outcomes. Take the first step towards embracing the beauty of something natural today - book a consultation with our acupuncture team and unlock the potential of holistic support on your IVF journey.