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#1 Mamasita204

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Posted 05 March 2017 - 11:25 AM

I want to start doing some acupuncture to improve the odds of IVF success.

The clinic recommends Dr.Chernish. Does anyone else have any other recommendations for other accupuncturists in the city?

How much did it cost?

#2 Dawn82

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Posted 05 March 2017 - 01:06 PM

I would go to see Claire on corydon at family acupuncture they help lots of people at Heartland. It 100 for for first visit 65 after that

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Posted 05 March 2017 - 02:46 PM

I see Rebecca at the same clinic (family accupuncture on corydon). $65/session. Super-awesome.

I'm 41 with endo

IVF #1: March 2016: Long protocol: Suprefact (200)/Menopur (225)

9 follicles => 4 eggs => 3 mature => 3 fertilized (ICSI) => 2 blasts (one transferred, one frozen)

BFN

IVF #2: June 2016: Microdose flare: Suprefact (40 BID)/Menopur (150)/ Gonal (300)

7-10 follicles (?) => 12 mature eggs => only 4 fertilized w/ICSI => transferred 2 @ 3days and 1 blast frozen

BFP: day 14 beta = 93, day 18 beta 557 (37h doubling time)

.... it stuck and we welcomed our boy March 2017!

back on this crazy journey again: June 6, 2018: FET #1...


#4 Mamasita204

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Posted 05 March 2017 - 03:56 PM

Thx Somehowsomeway and hs4816!
I stupidly changed my health insurance plan, so I don't have massage or acupuncture coverage anymore. I have to use money from HCSA.

#5 Mamasita204

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Posted 11 March 2017 - 09:26 AM

Has anyone done acupuncture with Dr. Chernish? How much does he charge?

#6 J-Lee

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Posted 11 March 2017 - 10:48 PM

I have been seeing Dr. Chernish since the end of August (our 2nd embryo transfer) and really like him. Neither of our IVF embryo transfers took and Dr. Chernish asked us to give acupuncture a try for 6 months before starting our second round...we found out we were pregnant at the beginning of January after 2.5 years of no luck. Can't say for sure it was the acupuncture but glad we took his advice!! Initial appt is pricey, $250 or so and all others are I believe $93 (they just went up from $90 at the beginning of March). Feel free to message me if you have any other questions. 😊

Me: 32, DH: 35TTC since September 2014

 

IVF #1 w/ ICSI (long protocol) - June 2016: BFN

06/01 (ER) - 8 eggs retrieved, 6 mature, 5 fertilized, 4 embryos (day 3)

06/06 (ET) - 2 blasts (4BB (day 5) transferred, 5BC (day 6) frozen)

 

FET (medicated) - September 2016: BFN

09/02 (ET) - 5BC blast transferred

 

IVF #2 - Scheduled Beginning of 2017: cancelled because...

01/07 - Surprise BFP!!!

04/07 (U/S) - It's a boy! (16w6d)

​09/16 - Estimated due date stork-baby.gif 


#7 Mamasita204

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Posted 12 March 2017 - 12:29 PM

Congrats J-Lee!

I think I may go with Family acupuncture because Dr. Chernish is a little bit too pricey and the office is only open until 4:30. If I wouldn't have changed my health plan...I would have acupuncture covered...hitting myself now 😣

I guess I will do acupuncture and stop massage therapy...I can only afford one
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#8 Mamasita204

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Posted 14 March 2017 - 08:00 AM

I have an appointment with family acupuncture (Claire). I'll let you know how it goes!
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Posted 16 March 2017 - 10:42 PM

Had my first acupuncture session. I only had the needles in for about 20 min., so it went fast, but was relaxing. Next appt is not until 1st wk of Apr.( After I start talking BCP)

#10 Hopefull1978

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Posted 23 April 2017 - 01:01 PM

How many times are you doing acupuncture each week? I started three times one week and now im thinking once a week while on bcp but not sure if I should do more then that? Was going to increase to two a week once I start stimming

#11 Hopefull1978

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Posted 23 April 2017 - 01:02 PM

How many times are you doing acupuncture each week? I started three times one week and now im thinking once a week while on bcp but not sure if I should do more then that? Was going to increase to two a week once I start stimming

#12 Hopefull1978

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Posted 23 April 2017 - 01:03 PM

How many times are you doing acupuncture each week? I started three times one week and now im thinking once a week while on bcp but not sure if I should do more then that? Was going to increase to two a week once I start stimming

#13 Hopefull1978

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Posted 23 April 2017 - 01:03 PM

Sorry not sure what happened there , it replied three times my message😕

#14 Mamasita204

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Posted 25 April 2017 - 10:25 PM

I have only gone twice in total. Going in tomorrow for 3rd time. I have no insurance coverage for acupuncture, so I can't go too much.

#15 Wpg Girl

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Posted 09 May 2017 - 07:57 PM

Dr. Yan on Portage ave is great too. He charges $50 and uses way more needles than other places I have been to for acupuncture. He is very interested and knowledgeable about fertility issues. He is also glbtt friendly 🌈
Me 43. SO 40. 4 IUI's (2 with clomid) at HL - BFN. Polyps - hysterscopey/DnC
1st IVF at HL - BCP, Suprefact, 300 iu Menopur, 150 iu Bravelle. 4 eggs retrieved. 3 day transfer of 2 embryos - BFN (no frosties).
Consult with VFC. Dr.H said my TSH is too high for pregnancy. Prescribed Synthroid. Dr. H asked I go dairy/gluten free.
2nd IVF at VFC - BCP, 300 Gonel-F, 150 iu Reprnex, Centrotide. 13 eggs retrieved. 3 day transfer of 3 embryos - BFP! (3 frosties). On PIO, estrace, Medrol, ASA, Vit D and pre-natal Vit. 7 week u/s shows 1 baby! EDD Sept 2015. 10 week u/s. Baby measuring on track. 168 hb/m. Still can't believe this is real.💕 baby girl born September 2015 ❤️

#16 Hopefull1978

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Posted 11 May 2017 - 07:45 AM

I go and see dr.Yan as well. Like him very much. How many times are you going a week?

#17 Wpg Girl

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Posted 13 May 2017 - 01:40 PM

I'm going twice a week. I just had a FET so hopefully the acupuncture helps. 😬
Me 43. SO 40. 4 IUI's (2 with clomid) at HL - BFN. Polyps - hysterscopey/DnC
1st IVF at HL - BCP, Suprefact, 300 iu Menopur, 150 iu Bravelle. 4 eggs retrieved. 3 day transfer of 2 embryos - BFN (no frosties).
Consult with VFC. Dr.H said my TSH is too high for pregnancy. Prescribed Synthroid. Dr. H asked I go dairy/gluten free.
2nd IVF at VFC - BCP, 300 Gonel-F, 150 iu Reprnex, Centrotide. 13 eggs retrieved. 3 day transfer of 3 embryos - BFP! (3 frosties). On PIO, estrace, Medrol, ASA, Vit D and pre-natal Vit. 7 week u/s shows 1 baby! EDD Sept 2015. 10 week u/s. Baby measuring on track. 168 hb/m. Still can't believe this is real.💕 baby girl born September 2015 ❤️

#18 Hopefull1978

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Posted 13 May 2017 - 05:13 PM

Good luck! I hope so to. I've also read eating pineapple core and Brazilian nuts helps to.

#19 Hopefull1978

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Posted 13 May 2017 - 08:00 PM

That's exciting you have made it this far wpg girl ,How long after the FET do you havto wait for your results,is it two weeks? Really hoping for bfp's for everyone here

#20 Wpg Girl

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Posted 15 May 2017 - 09:00 PM

..the dredded two week wait. Thank you Hopefull1978. I feel very lucky to have made it this far... it was the battle of my lifetime to get pregnant and get my baby girl. Hopefully we get a second one, but I remain greatful either way. Given my age... I won't do another IVF cycle if this FET doesn't work.
Me 43. SO 40. 4 IUI's (2 with clomid) at HL - BFN. Polyps - hysterscopey/DnC
1st IVF at HL - BCP, Suprefact, 300 iu Menopur, 150 iu Bravelle. 4 eggs retrieved. 3 day transfer of 2 embryos - BFN (no frosties).
Consult with VFC. Dr.H said my TSH is too high for pregnancy. Prescribed Synthroid. Dr. H asked I go dairy/gluten free.
2nd IVF at VFC - BCP, 300 Gonel-F, 150 iu Reprnex, Centrotide. 13 eggs retrieved. 3 day transfer of 3 embryos - BFP! (3 frosties). On PIO, estrace, Medrol, ASA, Vit D and pre-natal Vit. 7 week u/s shows 1 baby! EDD Sept 2015. 10 week u/s. Baby measuring on track. 168 hb/m. Still can't believe this is real.💕 baby girl born September 2015 ❤️

#21 Mamasita204

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Posted 14 June 2017 - 08:45 AM

So I'm switching to Dr Yan. Going in today for initial appt. I have insurance coverage now, so I can get more sessions in with him before I use up my coverage. He is very experienced, so we will see. Gotta prepare for my FET!