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9 12, 2019

How Acupuncture can help you in your Fertility.

This is something that I get asked weekly. And in one sense its a very easy question to answer, in another, impossible. There are two main ways of looking at the human body.  The first in a form & functional way, the other in an energetic way.  So lets take [...]

9 12, 2019

Is your Acupuncture protocol an out of date treatment plan for your IVF transfer.

One of the more famous treatments for IVF Acupuncture is the Paulus Protocol. It was developed around 2002 with 160 patients in the study and showed a significant increase in implantation success.  It was definitely a win for the acupuncture community and for future patient success in IVF.  It was [...]

6 12, 2019

Travelling abroad for IVF.

Travelling abroad for IVF is a big decision. But sometimes it's the right decision.  As I have mentioned before one of the biggest mistakes we can make on the IVF journey is to choose a clinic that's local to us.  Of course 60% of the time a local clinic will [...]

5 12, 2019

When is the best time to get pregnant !!!

I get asked this question almost twice a day. The question of when is the best time…. And there are multiple views on this question.  You will have doctors that say well, you can get pregnant any time……. NO !!!!!!!! That’s not correct…  I've heard people say you can get [...]

4 12, 2019

How to start an IVF cycle again in 2020

Its December, the month where for many its an amazing, joyful and a fun month…. For others its a month that closes off the year and for many more, are more than happy to say good bye to a crappy year….. For many people who have gone through IVF and [...]

3 12, 2019

IVF Transfer Uterus Lining Tickness 40,000 studies.

This is one of those questions that if Im honest… makes me a little MAD ! For some patients, they will have had issues with building the sickness of the lining. And a lot of medical people will say don’t worry the medication will fix this.  One of the first [...]

2 12, 2019

Which is better Day 3 or Day 5 transfers for IVF

Oh what a big big question….. To transfer your beautiful embryo on day 3 or on day 5…..  This question will have you running around in circles.. So with this post I wanted to give you my perspective not the matter…. Again, Im not a doctor, but I have worked [...]

2 12, 2019

Different IVF Doctor, Different View

Something that I have noticed over the years is how you can go to 3 different IVF clinics and potentially can have a very  similar diagnosis in each but then have very different treatment plans. I would have assumed that go to one IVF clinic would be the same or [...]

1 07, 2019

The 2 Week Wait

I don’t think I can count the number of IVF cycles I have worked with over the last few years while working as a fertility coach / Fertility Acupuncturist….. But its aaaaaaalot… For me, I’m amazed by the wonderful gift IVF provides for so many Irish couples. People just like [...]

20 06, 2019

IVF Cork – Top 10 tips to improve your chances of success

https://aculife.wistia.com/medias/g0kmzshboi?embedType=iframe&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=640 The IVF process is an expensive and stressful time, tips and hints can make all the difference. Every clinic will give you their success rates, going from 33% to 55%, and usually will link them to your own personal fertility issues such as Male Factor, Endometrosis, PCOS, Age etc.  [...]