Ways to relax during IVF

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  1. Apple Blossom

    Apple Blossom Mum of three

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    Well IVF is fast approaching and I was wondering if any of you ladies have tried any methods of relaxation during this period? Im quite concerned as Im quite a stress head :haha: and I dont want this to effect my chances of having a success. Any suggests would be great especially if you had a BFP. Thank you :flower:
     
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    hockey24 Well-Known Member

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    I don't have a BFP yet - but have started acupuncture and yoga to help with relaxation. Has helped me to feel more balanced.

    Good luck with your IVF!!
     
  3. Apple Blossom

    Apple Blossom Mum of three

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    Thank you, I have thought of acupuncture, is it expensive?
     
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    I have used the zita west relaxation cd I did acupuncture aswell for 1st cycle but I couldn't afford to carry on.

    I find the cd is helpful to sleep I pretty much always used to fall asleep before it had finished.

    Best of luck to you xxxx
     
  5. Apple Blossom

    Apple Blossom Mum of three

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    Thank you, thats what im worried about the expense of it, will look into the cd also, will try everything:haha:.
    Sorry to see you have had a tough time of it, I see your an egg sharer, thats what Im doing.
     
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    I'm trying to decide if cycle #4 will be egg shared or to pay for a full cycle. I'm waiting to hear if my lady is pregnant to make my mind up. I'm worried that I might be unlucky and keep giving away the good eggs my clinic says they are separated randomly but I can't bear the thought of having to go through it another 2 or 3 times when it may work on my own full cycle. Decisions decisions eh xxxx
     
  7. Apple Blossom

    Apple Blossom Mum of three

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    It is a very difficult decision, we just cant afford to do it with out egg sharing, but I so wish I could. I cant bare giving away good eggs but I think I will just have to get use to it.
     
  8. cooch

    cooch Mummy to one gorgeous boy

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    I get acupuncture. I'm hopefully not going to start IVF and the meds I'm on will hopefully get me my BFP, however its £40 per time and for max benefit its once per week. Its an odd experience to start with but I now find I completely let go and go into a kinda meditative state during it. I also sometimes listen to Paul McKenna's How to change your life CD. He totally hypnotises you whilst you're trying to visualise good stuff, then you fall asleep, lol.
     
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    Apple Blossom Mum of three

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    How long have you been having acupuncture?
     
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    hockey24 Well-Known Member

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    Acupuncture for me is $45 per session. They have recommended me to go for 8 weeks to achieve maximum benefits. I have gone maybe 6 sessions so far and have recently started to sleep better at night - which has been a long time coming!

    She also has me go in the day before an IUI / IVF procedure and the day after.

    I hear great things about it but have only gone about a month now. Hoping it helps get me to the BFP!!
     
  11. cooch

    cooch Mummy to one gorgeous boy

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    I've been having it since the start of August, but it was once a fortnight. I had a lap last week and when our next month of ttc comes round I'm starting it every week. The lap showed a couple of issues that have probably stopped us getting BFP. But hopefully it will help now.
     
  12. Apple Blossom

    Apple Blossom Mum of three

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    Gong to pop in and get prices on acupunchure today, really want to give it ago. Thanks for all the comments ladies they have helped.
     
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    I've done acupuncture for a while, now started yoga and I usually listen the the Zita West relaxation CD too. It all helps I suppose.
     
  14. mrssunshine78

    mrssunshine78 Mammy at last

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    i definitely think acupuncture helps with stress levels, i've found a noticable difference in myself during the cycle i'm doing now, one of the nurses at the clinic also commented. I know it might not be practical for everyone, but i've also had a 4 week sick note off my gp, so i've also been off work
     

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