Your overall well-being influences your ability to conceive. At Procrea Fertility, we believe that every patient should have access to the best care possible to promote a healthy pregnancy during IVF (in vitro fertilization) treatments. Many patients want to take holistic therapies alongside their IVF treatments. Some holistic treatments can help achieve reproductive harmony and Procrea supports the integration of personalized alternative treatments tailored to the needs of each patient.
Many of our patients add acupuncture to their treatment plan, as this technique can help reduce the stress and anxiety associated with treating infertility. Acupuncture has also been shown to be effective in the treatment of various problems related to infertility and pregnancy, including: gynecological and fertility disorders, discomfort during LTP procedures (medically assisted procreation) side effects of fertility drugs and morning sickness1.1. W. E. Paulus and M. Zhang, et al., “Influence of acupuncture on the pregnancy rate in patients who undergo ART,” Fertility and Sterility, vol. 77, no. 4 (Apr. 2002).
You will experience emotions of all kinds during your treatment for infertility. Stress, joy, frustration, anger … and a whole range of different emotions. It is just as important to take care of your emotional and psychological needs as your physical needs. Our psychologists and partner psychiatrists can play an invaluable role throughout your treatment. They are there to listen to you, support you and provide you with the tools you need to help you manage each phase of your treatment.
During your treatment, one of the aspects that you can take in hand is preparing your body for pregnancy. Basic principles include adopting good nutrition, regular physical activity, and avoiding smoking and consuming alcohol. By improving your overall health, you can increase your chances of becoming pregnant, having a healthy pregnancy, and having an uncomplicated birth.