Acupuncture or IVF?
I have been trying to get pregnant for over 4 years now. I became pregnant last year at age 37 (1 month before my 38 birthday). On my first ultrasound visit, the doctor could not find a heartbeat and 2 days later I had a D & C.
I have been devastated ever since and on the borderline of obsessive. At least I know I can get pregnant, but I am scared it will take another 4 years to achieve it. I have had all fertility tests done and I am healthy and in the clear. (My FSH is at 6.)
My mom had a child when she was 42 and all my sisters are fertile. I have been undergoing acupuncture 1 to 2 times a week for the past 3 months, drinking herbal teas nightly, taking "Womens Precious" (Chinese herbal formula,) taking prenatal vitamins, and drinking "Vit C-Protein-Milk Thistle-Maca-Spirulina" smoothies, etc.
I feel so desperate inside and feel like I am my own worst enemy. I am nearly deaf from the sound of my clock ticking. I admit I do feel better in my mind, but was wondering if I should keep up the acupuncture and for how long? How many times a week should I go, once, twice?? At what point in time should I consider IVF? Is there anything you could recommend at my desperate now-or-never age of 39.5???
Nearly Deaf in Missouri,