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Common Fertility Questions

Q: How does acupuncture help fertility?

A: Acupuncture helps the body to help itself by regulating the movement of energy and blood, which thereby helps to regulate hormone movement and the menstrual cycle.

Q: When is it a good time to try and conceive?

A: It's best to try around the time of ovulation. This is generally mid way during the menstrual cycle.

Q: How does acupuncture help fertility?

A: Acupuncture helps the body to help itself by regulating the movement of energy and blood, which thereby helps to regulate hormone movement and the menstrual cycle.

Q: When do i ovulate?

A: Generally, ovulation occurs mid way during the menstrual cycle. Although, it can be early or late, depending on the fertility problem.

Q: Can acupuncture help woman over 40?

A: Yes, it can. Dr D'Alberto has helped many woman over 40 to conceive and maintain a healthy pregnancy. Click here to contact him.

Q: How do i know i'm ovulating?

A: Ovulation symptoms generally include twinges over the ovaries, a change in discharge to 'egg white' and an increase in libido. If you don't have these symptoms, then Dr D'Alberto can help you.

Q: Is the 'egg white' discharge important?

A: Yes, it is. The egg white discharge acts as a ladder to enable the sperm to travel up into the cervix.

Q: What happens if i don't have egg white discharge?

A: This means that the sperm may not be able to enter the cervix and geminate the egg. In that case, treatment if necessary. Contact Dr D'Alberto to discuss your needs.

Q: Do ovulation kits work?

A: Generally, they are not as good as ovulation symptoms.

Q: How can i see how if my menstrual cycle is ok?

A: By recording your body temperature every morning (known as a BBT chart), you can see if there is a problem with the menstrual cycle and when ovulation occurs. If you don't have one, Dr D'Alberto can provide you with one.

Q: When i have an LH surge, is that when i'm ovulating?

A: Yes, when you have an LH surge and your body temperature spikes, that's when you are ovulating.

Q: Should i have intercourse when i have my LH surge?

A: You should try 2 days before, for each day until you have your LH surge.

Q: If i go through IVF, does that mean i am more likely to miscarry?

A: Women entering IVF usually have a deficiency, which makes them susceptible to having a miscarriage. Dr D'Alberto can prescribe an anti-miscarriage herbal formula to help maintain a healthy pregnancy.

Q: Should i have 1 or 2 fertilised embryos reimplanted?

A: General government guidelines specify 1 embryo for woman under 35 and 2 for those over 35, although this can vary from clinic to clinic. These guidelines are in place to reduce the risk of twins and potential miscarriage. In these cases, Dr D'Alberto can provide treatment to minimise the risk of miscarriage.

Q: Does a high FSH affect my fertility?

A: Generally, yes it doe. For woman aged around 35, the FSH level should be around 7. For those over 35, it should be lower than 11. Most fertility clinics won't allow woman to enter IVF if their FSH is higher than 11. Dr D'Alberto can help reduce FSH levels. Contact him for further advice.

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