Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Acupuncture - First Visit

So my first acupuncture visit was yesterday and a success. Really good. The woman is so nice and came recommended by a friend. The first needle that went into my right foot between my big toe and second toe hurt, like a dull pain, then it felt like blood rushing through so I guess it was working. Another in my ankle, same on the left foot, three in my abdomen, one in each of my thumbs, wrists and ears.  I felt very relaxed. I had a headache come and go throughout it but I was fine after. I am excited to go back. Three more weeks then I will go once a week regularly until the at least the end of my next IVF cycle.

Which much to my excitement, I found out today our insurance covers three rounds of IVF not two as I thought. It makes me even more hopeful and very happy.  I have been trying to do the math on when my cycle can start in January but it looks as though we may still be in Europe at the date of the start of my shots. Hmm, have to figure that out. I guess worse case it would be February.

Other than that, boring over here in IF land.


  1. I'm glad you liked acupuncture! I always thought that spot--between the big toe and the second toe--hurt the most too. Oh, and that's fantastic news about your insurance! I hope you only need one more shot for baby #1 so you can save the third for baby #2!

  2. Thanks for your well-wishes! I did acupuncture for a while when doing IUIs. Extremely relaxing, and not as bad on the needles as I thought-but that needle between the big toe and 2nd one?! YOWSA. Totally know what you mean there!

  3. Thanks for following me. That is awesome news that your insurance will cover more! I keep hearing acupuncture is great. I will have to try it.

  4. Hey, my insurance covers 3 IVFs and we are doing a January/February cycle. Looks like we are in the same boat. :P