I had two days without any mention of IVF, but today I went to acupuncture.  I have been going since January, at first I was going every other week and then since March I have been going every single week.

 My very first visit to acupuncture was TERRIFYING.  I went because my husband was going.  So I thought I should try it out.  When I showed up for my first appointment, I suddenly realized that I have an intense fear of needles. I go back to the room, and lay down on the bed.  This acupuncturist is a known fertility acupuncturist and every month she puts up the new pregnancies and if they were clinically assisted or natural.  So, apparently she knows what she is doing.

 When I got the first needle stuck in me, it hurt so BAD.  I was so tense and I was flexing every muscle I was so scared.  The acupuncturist told me I had to relax.  It took me about 4 sessions before I understood what I needed to do.  Now I go every week and I really love it.  It’s so calming and relaxing, it’s like you can almost feel the warmth of energy flowing through your body.

I also love it because in every single room she has huge posters of her acu-babies.  Majority are twins, and she says that happens mostly when it is clinically assisted, but a significant amount of her twins are natural too.  He oldest client to get pregnant is a 52-year-old woman, although she did use a donor egg.

 My acupuncturist does some weird things, she feels my pulse and has always been able to tell my when I am going to start my period, when changes are happening in my body and has even been able to tell my mood.  She says my eggs are in great shape, and I hope she is right.   It’s kind of crazy.  But now I really love going.  She wants me to come every week.  The week of retrieval I will go twice a week and the week of transfer I will go twice a week again. Then I will keep going until the first trimester is over.

 Oh the things we do for babies!