Fertility & Women’s Health
Fertility Treatment Areas
Certain health factors before conception can help improve pregnancy outcomes by preventing certain diseases and managing certain risk factors. Preconception care can help improve a woman’s health, and/or her partner’s, before starting to try for a baby. Acupuncture can help the body naturally become receptive to conception and carrying a healthy pregnancy.
Acupuncture can help regulate many of the factors that influence fertility success, such as balancing hormone levels, increasing blood flow, elevating libido, regulating the immune system, and decreasing inflammation. Acupuncture can help to optimize the quality of eggs and sperm, as well, and studies indicate that acupuncture increases the rates of conception, ongoing pregnancy, and live births by over 50% than IVF and IUI treatments alone.
Natal & Post-Natal Support
The joys of pregnancy may come with some physical discomforts aided by acupuncture, such as morning sickness, lower back/sciatic/pelvic pain, depression, headaches, and sleep disruption. Additionally, it can assist in turning babies from breech position and inducing labor. There are areas of postpartum that acupuncture can also support, such as balancing hormone levels, promoting relaxation and stress reduction, rejuvenation after the birthing process, and supporting milk production.
We are happy to set up a personal consultation for yourself, your partner, or both of you as a couple. Affinity Acupuncture will customize a treatment plan specific to you and your needs, factoring in underlying conditions that may factor into fertility challenges, many of which can be addressed through acupuncture. We will walk with you each step of the way on your journey, adjusting treatments as needed in order to best support your changing body.