If you are planning an embryo transfer, you may want to consider including acupuncture treatments in Manhattan pre and post transfer, on the same day. There is now clinically-based-evidence that treating pre and post embryo-transfer on the day of transfer increases fertility outcomes.
At The Berkley Center for Reproductive Wellness, our licensed acupuncturist has more than 20 years of experience delivering treatment for fertility purposes. The treatments last approximately 20 minutes each and are performed immediately before and after the transfer.
A practitioner from our office can be available to provide onsite acupuncture services at your home, hotel, or in the reproductive endocrinologist’s office on the day of embryo transfer.
Women who continue treatment after embryo transfer throughout the first trimester have higher ongoing pregnancy rates. Why is this? It is the implanted blastocyst (your tiny growing baby) that sends a hormone called human-chorionic-gonadotropin to the corpus-luteum. The corpus-luteum is responsible for the secretion of progesterone, an important chemical for keeping you pregnant.
By continuing to stimulate blood flow to the blastocyst, acupuncture helps to maintain the health and strength of the blastocyst-corpus-luteum relationship, thereby maintaining the proper level of progesterone. Then, after ten weeks, your placenta takes over the role of secreting progesterone.