Are You Considering In Vitro Fertilization?
IVF & FET Support
We can help to guide and support you through this process with confidence & care.
Whole Family Health offers on-site support at Alberta Reproductive Centre (ARC) on embryo transfer day.
As part of your integrated Whole Person Fertility Care team, we can work closely with your other care provider(s) at ARC.
This collaborative approach keeps you at the centre of your Fertility Care plan, as we navigate your IVF journey with you to help you have a less stressful and empowered experience.
We will provide care to decrease stress, increase blood flow to the reproductive organs, improve uterine receptivity, while decreasing side effects and ultimately optimizing treatment outcomes.
What We Can Help Address:
- Pre- and post-transfer acupuncture for IVF/FET embryo transfer day (On-site at Alberta Reproductive Centre)
- Decreasing stress, anxiety and depression
- Decreasing negative impacts of stress
- Implantation and uterine receptivity
- Endometrial lining optimization
- Increasing blood flow
- Regulating the immune system
- Balancing hormones
- Mitigation of challenging symptoms from fertility medications
- History of unsuccessful IVF/FET cycles
- History of pregnancy loss
- Optimizing Egg and sperm quality
- Donor egg, sperm or embryo cycles
Research is ongoing and we keep up with the latest literature and evidence-based studies to optimize your treatment outcomes.
At Whole Family Health, we offer Whole Person Fertility Care plans based on a combination of time-tested Eastern approaches with the latest evidence-based protocols.
Here is some of the latest research:
Coenzyme Q10 and Transcutaneous Electrical Acupoint Stimulation
A retrospective controlled study published in December 2022 concluded that CoQ10 in combination with transcutaneous electrical acupoint stimulation (TEAS) as an adjuvant therapy to IVF/ICSI embryo transfer significantly enhanced pregnancy rates among patients with poor ovarian response, when compared with CoQ10 alone as an adjuvant therapy.
CoQ10 and TEAS therapy improved ovarian reactivity and increased numbers of eggs retrieved, as well as better quality embryos and improved endometrial receptivity.
Transcutaneous electrical acupuncture point stimulation on endometrial receptivity
A single-blind prospective randomised controlled trial published in October 2014 concluded that in patients undergoing frozen embryo transfer (FET), transcutaneous electrical acupuncture point stimulation (TEAS) led to greater endometrial blood flow, ultrasound markers of endometrial receptivity, rates of embryo implantation, clinical pregnancy and live birth rates when compared to mock TEAS.