How to boost your fertility after an unsuccessful IVF
Traditional Chinese Medicine has helped many who may have gone through IVF without success. Mrs. Pendy, a client at GinSen Clinic London, got pregnant in less than five months of using TCM despite failing IVF three different times.When she visited GinSen, she wanted to understand how Chinese Medicine could improve her fertility and help her concieve as she wasn’t ready to give up despite failing IVF 3 times. Take a look at her full story here.
Her treatment plan included acupuncture, moxibustion, herbal tea, and the Women’s over 40 fertility kit. After just under five months, she became pregnant!
If you have been struggling to conceive, and feel discouraged from failed IVF treatments, keep reading to learn about how TCM may be able to help boost you fertility.
What to do after you have has an unsuccessful IVF
1. Take a Break:
IVF is an intense process, both physically and emotionally. If you have just had an unsuccessful IVF, the first thing you will want to do is to take a break. Step back and take a break from the stress of IVF, and allow your body to rest. Just beacuse your plan A didn’t work just mean there aren’t other letter in the alphabet. There are various alternative treatments available which can help you look deep into why the IVF wasn’t successful in the first place and help you conceive.
2. Speak to your doctor:
You will also want to speak to your doctor to uncover any other potential underlying causes of the failed IVF. Try to fully understand the cause behind the unsuccessful IVF. Consider looking deeper into:
– Do you have blocked fallopian tubes, endometriosis, uterine fibroids, or PCOS?
If you do have any of these underlying issues like endometriosis, know that it is still possible to conceive. Fleur, a patient at GinSen Clinics came to the clinic after trying to get pregnant for four years, and after an unsuccessful IVF. After just three months of TCM treatment, she became pregnant.
What Additional Testing May be recommended
If you are having difficulty conceiving, and have not had success with IVF, there may be some additional testing that may be required to help get to the bottom of why you may be having a hard time with conception.
Some of these tests may include: (1)
- Lab tests to better understand hormone levels.
- Ovulation testing to see if you are, in fact, ovulating each month.
- Imaging to take a closer look at your uterus and ovaries.
- Genetic testing to uncover if there may be any genetic causes of infertility.
- Semen analysis for your partner.
How to Increase Your Chances of Conception With Alternative Medicine
Using TCM in combination with IVF may be able to increase your success rates by 61%. It’s best to start using Chinese Medicine as early as possible, and a few months before you start IVF, if possible. This will help to ensure that your eggs and your partner’s sperm are in the best shape before you begin IVF.
Chinese Medicine can help boost IVF success through the use of acupuncture and herbs. Here are some of the ways TCM can be beneficial for fertility.
1. If you are planning another cycle, try the IVF Preparation kit
This is the ideal kit to use if you are planning another cycle of IVF. It can help improve egg quality and can help support menstrual cycles and egg health.
2. Food and lifestyle changes:
Chinese Medicine can help you understand different food and lifestyle changes that can help boost your fertility after unsuccessful IVF. Goji berries have been found to be especially helpful in increasing sperm count and strength, improving sex drive, boosting reproductive hormone function, and supporting the health of the ovaries.
There are also some foods that can support Kidney-yang and improve fertility which include red meat, strawberries, kiwi’s, oranges, mushrooms, tofu, nuts and seeds. Find out which foods can help increase your fertility here.
Stress reduction is one of the biggest lifestyle changes to help boost the chances of natural conception.
Acupuncture has been found to relax the body and decrease stress. It may also help improve the function of the ovaries to produce better quality eggs, regulate hormones, and increase blood flow to the uterus while also increasing the thickness of the uterine lining.
4. Natural Herbal Products:
There are also a handful of herbal supplements that can help get your body into the best shape possible to help improve your chances of conception.
If you have been trying to conceive, and have, or are considering undergoing IVF, consider Chinese Medicine. It can act as a complement to IVF treatments to help boost success rates, or help boost the chances of natural conception. No matter where you are in your fertility journey, TCM may be the missing link to natural conception.