What is the success rate of IVF and IUI?
There are a variety of variables that can help determine the success rate of both IVF and IUI. A woman’s age and reason for infertility can all play a factor in how successful these procedures are. When IUI is performed on a woman under 35, she has a 10 to 15 percent chance of getting pregnant. When IVF is performed on a woman under 35, using her own eggs, she has a 45-50 percent chance of pregnancy taking. After the age of 35, the success rate for both IUI and IVF declines.
IVF vs. IUI
IUI is about a tenth of the cost of IVF when the cost is a consideration many people opt for IUI. While one round of IUI is less expensive than IVF, it often takes multiple rounds of IUI to get pregnant, so it may be more expensive in the long run. Time is also a consideration for many women trying to get pregnant. Age is an important factor while trying to get pregnant, so many women opt to go straight to IVF to avoid multiple failed attempts of IUI.
How can acupuncture help support fertility treatments?
Acupuncture can be very effective in helping couples to conceive naturally and increase the chances of a positive outcome while used in combination with infertility treatments. In fact, many fertility specialists will recommend acupuncture while patients are undergoing IVF or IUI. Acupuncture can help to improve blood flow to the uterus and ovaries, which many improve reprove their response to the stimulation of infertility treatments. Acupuncture can also improve the thickness of the uterine lining, which may increase the likelihood of implantation. Acupuncture can help decrease uterine cramping, which may increase implantation while decreasing the chances of miscarriage. Acupuncture has also been shown to regulate reproductive hormones, improving luteinizing hormone and progesterone production. It can also help to reduce stress levels by decreasing cortisol, which may also increase the chances of a woman becoming pregnant both naturally and through assisted infertility treatments.