Pregnant after 6 IVF Cycles
In my experience acupuncture is better than Boston IVF. I started seeing Amelia Hirota at the Center of Balance after I had gone through 6 IVF cycles with Boston IVF with 3 transfers. My last cycle ended with a miscarriage at 6 weeks.
I had unexplained infertility. When I had my initial visit with Amelia, I knew that I was venturing into a completely different experience than I'd had with my doctor. She really took the time to explain what was happening with my body and she pushed me hard to chart my cycle. Under her direction, I completely changed my diet, my bedtime and my exercise program. I took lots of herbs, meditated and had acupuncture once a week.
I immediately felt like a different person. I've had terrible PMS my whole life and am an anxious person. When I got my first period, it just didn't feel like my period. I know this sounds weird, but it was completely different. My husband and my coworkers even noticed the difference in me. I just wasn't the stress case they were used to.
I saw Amelia for 5 menstrual cycles before I became pregnant. Once I was pregnant, I continued seeing her until my 2nd trimester. There were a few scary times when I spotted, but after the acupuncture and a few days of herbs, I stopped spotting. It's a small miracle that I'm pregnant. After everything that I went through with IVF, I had lost hope of having a baby.
I'm in my 28th week now and have had a pretty good pregnancy. It's been hard not to worry, but I'm feeling pretty secure now. If you're thinking of trying acupuncture or working with Amelia, I would highly recommend it. It's a lot of work, but worth it when you start to really understand your body.
Good luck to all of you out there!