Search
Explore

Photos of My Acupuncture Experience & How It Helped With My Fertility Anxiety

Acupuncture for Fertility

So tomorrow’s the big day: my egg retrieval. Last night, I could barely sleep. I’ve been so excited and anxious and nervous, that it’s been hard to concentrate on anything — even sleeping. Since my incredible fertility center has a healing arts center upstairs that specializes in fertility-related stress relief, and since by 1:00 this afternoon my anxiety was at its highest, I called to schedule my first ever acupuncture appointment.

It was outrageous.

Surprisingly, I had no anxiety at all about getting poked with little needles. And the entire experience left me in a very relaxed and worry-free state.

After the jump, check out the photos from my acupuncture session.


  • Forehead & Lower Abdomen 1 of 7
    Forehead & Lower Abdomen
    I could barely feel the "prick" of the needles.
  • Forehead & Ear 2 of 7
    Forehead & Ear
    This one particularly "opens and clears" the mind.
  • Lower Abdomen & Forehead 3 of 7
    Lower Abdomen & Forehead
    Prepping my lower abdomen for my egg retrieval tomorrow.
  • With the TDP Magnetic Mineral Lamp 4 of 7
    With the TDP Magnetic Mineral Lamp
    This natural mineral heat lamp was incredible -- very relaxing and soothing.
  • Lower Abdomen, Arm, Head & Feet 5 of 7
    Lower Abdomen, Arm, Head & Feet
    I had needles in my ear, forehead, scalp, lower abdomen, hands, arms, legs, and feet.
  • Clearing the Mind 6 of 7
    Clearing the Mind
    It was definitely a peaceful experience! I thought it would be weird to have this needle in my head, but I truly didn't even feel it.
  • Lower Abdomen and TDP Magnetic Mineral Lamp 7 of 7
    Lower Abdomen and TDP Magnetic Mineral Lamp
    It was a great experience that certainly left me relaxed. I'm as ready as I'll ever be for my egg retrieval tomorrow!

All photo rights belong to the author.

Read more of Aela’s writing at Two Moms Make A Right

And don’t miss a post!
Follow Aela’s Baby-blog Board on Pinterest

Follow Two Moms Make a Right on Twitter and Facebook

More of Aela on Babble!
My IVF Cocktail of Drugs & Hormones
While You Were Puking: Weekly Update on Pregnancy Medical News #2
Making Better Dads One App at a Time: New “Duty Calls” App for To-Be Dads Launched

Article Posted 3 years Ago
share this article
facebook twitter tumblr pinterest
See Comments
what do you think?
share this article
facebook twitter tumblr pinterest
See Comments
what do you think?
what do you think?
close comments
Subscribe to the
Newsletter
Welcome to
Settings
Sign Out
Follow us on
Social