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Shellyf33 posted:
My husband and I have been trying to conceive for the last 3 years. I am 37 years old and have had surgery for endometriosis 2 years ago. I tried two different kinds of fertility meds and with both producing, at least 3 eggs. Still have had no success at conceiving. I don't want to give up yet and am going to try acupuncture and am wondering if anyone else has tried it and what was their experience and if anyone has had any success. I have done lots of reading on the subject and it always talks about acupuncture and IVF and the success of doing both together. I am not doing IVF, so wondering if it could still help or not. Thank You Shelly
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Joel Bernstien, MD responded:
It certainly won't hurt! The reason you read about it with IVF is that is where it has been studied the most. It seems to help IVF success rates a bit. The theory is that is may be relaxing and decrease stress.

If you like it and it makes you feel good, by all means do it. Ultimately, if you don't get pregnant with the meds you are taking, IVF may be the next step necessary.

Good luck.


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