"After several painful years of trying to get pregnant I was at my last resort of doing In-Vitro. I was determined to do absolutley everything I could to increase my chances of success. Donna treated me for a few months prior to and during the process. I am convinced that her treatments prepared my body to be in the most receptive state possible. IVF took on the first try and Donna continued to treat me during my difficult twin pregancy as well as during the challenges of breast-feeding twins. My girls were born big and healthy and I am forever grateful!"
More women are seeking support and assistance in becoming pregnant and maintaining a healthy pregnancy. Daily stress and advanced age are common factors with infertility. After the age of 40, there is a 50 percent decrease in fertility rates and an increased risk of miscarriage. As a woman ages there is diminished egg quality and quantity, less frequent ovulations, reduced cervical mucus secretions and reduced blood perfusion to the ovaries and uterus.
Acupuncture can greatly increase a women's ability to conceive and carry a pregnancy to term. It improves ovarian and uterine function as well as other fertility markers such as normalization of follicular and luteal phases of the menstrual cycle.
With in vitro fertilization (IVF), the chance of a term pregnancy is about 20 percent per transfer. In the journal Fertility and Sterility, April 2002, a German study showed that pregnancy rates improved in patients who received acupuncture while undergoing assisted reproductive therapies. Those who received acupuncture immediately before and after embryo transfer had a clinical pregnancy rate of 42.5 percent versus 26.3 percent in the control group.
Acupuncture can help a patient feel more empowered through the fertility process. I also suggest women and men take a high quality nutritional supplement.
It is the state of health and well being that enables pregnancy to occur most easily. I strive to bring the whole person into overall balance and health.