When you first started trying to get pregnant, it was fun and exciting, but as the weeks and months went by with lots of negative test results, all of a sudden it started to become frustrating.
There are many different reasons for this. Some of them are medical issues, some are emotional and some are caused by the stress and frustration of continuously trying month after month.
The good news is that there is hope.
Sophie can treat infertility through the use of acupuncture. Certain clinical trials have shown acupuncture to increase fertility. She has supported many couples going through the process of IVF, artificial insemination, those who have had multiple miscarriages and couples who have been trying for months and years to have a baby.
How To Get Pregnant
The first step to getting pregnant is to visit your family doctor and gynecologist to eliminate the possibility for any physical barriers. These may include:
• Polycystic ovarian syndrome
• Pelvic inflammatory disease
Once these medical barriers have been ruled out, Sophie can begin working with the mom-to-be on regulating her hormones, decreasing her stress and anxiety. This is done through weekly acupuncture sessions over the course of several months. This treatment can also be done in conjunction with Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART). Sophie works with your medical clinic to help improve your fertility during that process. Click here to learn more about assisted fertility acupuncture.
The stress of an unsuccessful pregnancy increases the cortisol in a woman, it throws their hormones out of whack and when their body is in that fight or flight mode, it automatically shuts down anything that is non-essential. And that, unfortunately, includes the reproductive systems.
It takes time to build that stress and anxiety, and it also takes time to deactivate the fight or flight mode and regulate everything. The process requires a lot of patience but has a high success rate of helping women become pregnant.
Acupuncture can also help the fathers-to-be after they’ve been to their family doctor or urologist to rule out any physical barriers. Acupuncture may decrease stress, regulate their testosterone levels and increase their sperm count.
Sophie has helped bring many babies into happy homes and is thrilled to be able to help introduce people to parenthood.
Sophie is a Registered Acupuncturist, so the treatments are covered by many extended health insurance plans. Please refer to your employer’s benefits package summary for coverage details.