Fertility is a numbers game, and when you’re trying to get pregnant, you have to get those numbers exactly right. Or…do you really? My experience from years of fertility acupuncture tells me you don’t.
There Are No Magic Numbers
Twenty-eight days isn’t a magic number for a menstrual cycle. Three months isn’t a magic number for improving egg quality.
Here’s what I tell my fertility acupuncture patients, whether they’re trying to conceive on their own or using assisted reproductive technologies such as IVF or IUI.
It’s helpful if your period arrives regularly, especially if you’re working to conceive naturally. It makes it easier to track your fertile window, and irregular cycles can indicate an underlying pattern that needs attention.
And yes, egg quality is important for optimizing fertility. Chromosomal errors in eggs are one of the most common causes of early miscarriage or failed IVF cycles. It’s true that the full maturation cycle of an egg takes about 3 months, which is why you hear that number as the ideal time to begin working on egg quality before trying to conceive.
But, often good enough is good enough.
If you know when you’re ovulating, it’s okay if your period doesn’t show up exactly every 28 days. If your IVF cycle is in a month instead of three months, there’s still time to work on egg quality with fertility acupuncture.
Positive changes can happen quickly, with small tweaks – and I know that because I’ve seen it happen with so many people!
Fertility Acupuncture Helps
Acupuncture, supplements or herbs, and small lifestyle shifts can all have a BIG impact on increasing circulation to the uterus and ovaries, correcting underlying issues, and supporting your fertility.
I want you to know that there is hope. You have the power to make changes, you have options, and you have support along the way. If you’re in Austin, Texas and would like support with your fertility journey, you can set up a free phone consultation or an initial session here.