Saturday, August 22, 2009

I Believe

Alright, I've thrown all scepticism out the window with my second acupuncture appt. You may remember that I was a bit on the fence after the first time. So, I kept with my decision to try it again and went back... The difference being that this time I'd been stimming for roughly a week and was totally experiencing that bloaty swollen feeling in my ovaries. The kind that makes you want to not move around too much and avoid the potholes while you're driving.

We talked a bit, then she put the needles in. (I was much less nervous this time... I think it helped that she was breathing in deeply with insertion and I said I could join in-which I did.) Then she left and I practiced my 'ocean breath' (can't remember the yoga name) and my meditative mindset. It was nice, all warm and peaceful. I was like, sure this is worth the cost.

BUT, the best part came when I was walking back to my car... GET THIS- I wasn't all bloaty & uncomfortable!! I'm still more conscious of my ovaries, but it's no longer like I want to lie on the floor because walking is hurting me. I'm floored... I wish I had known this in my previous cycles!

Plus, when I told her about my risk of OHSS (and previous cancelled ET), she recommended that I come back one more time before ER and they can help minimize the risk! I'm seriously on cloud 9. That might just be the best $75 I've ever spent =)


  1. Wow acupuncture is so interesting. I really wonder how/why it works. I don't know much about it.

    Happy to hear it's working out so well for you!

  2. i've always been way too nervous to try are too brave!


  3. Welcome to ICLW. I am a big believer in so-called alternative medicine like acupuncture or chiropractic care.It amuses me that acupuncture has been around so very long and shows so many benefits and it gets discounted by so many people.

    Good luck with this cycle and welcome to ICLW.

  4. Good luck with your cycle. I have done acupuncture in the past and found it very relaxing. Even better if you can avoid OHSS!!!

    Crossing everything for you and a big thanks for visiting my blog :)

  5. I need to try acupuncture one of the days. Good luck with ER. ((Hugs))

    Happy ICLW.