Infertility can cause high levels of stress in couples and individuals who have made the decision to start a family.
The romanticism of natural conception often gets lost in a sea of confusion with tests, appointments and sex to a schedule. The stress associated with fertility treatment can have a profound impact on all areas of your life, including your relationships at home and at work.
This is why we strongly encourage you to take the time to maximize your general health and wellbeing. There are a number of simple things like going for a walk, having a meal out, listening to music, reading a book, or taking a long bath that we can implement easily into our everyday routine to alleviate some of that stress. There are also all kinds of relaxation therapies and techniques that you can take advantage of, such as relaxing massage or reflexology, to alternative medicine like acupuncture.
An age-old, natural and holistic relaxation technique that originated in China, acupuncture is used by people from all over the world to alleviate everyday stress.
There are even some studies that suggest that acupuncture may improve pregnancy success rates, although there are other studies that refute this. We would recommend that acupuncture during fertility treatment should only be performed by an accredited professional who is able to assist you with relaxation and help you to cope with the emotional rollercoaster that comes hand in hand with fertility treatment.