Women having fertility treatment might also want to consider having acupuncture, reports the Daily Telegraph, following research that it improves chances of conceiving. In a study of 2000 women at the University of Southampton, one in three of those given acupuncture alongside IVF therapy successfully conceived, compared to one in five of those who just had the IVF. The timing, however, is key: the increased chance of conception only applied if the women had the acupuncture at around the same time as the transfer into the womb. If the acupuncture was given after the fertility treatment there was no discernable benefit.
Remember of course that at Diets Don’t Work our trainers are all REPS level 3 and so are qualified for special populations, including pre and post natal training, so after you have had your IVF and acupuncture, or if you have just conceived naturally, then some personal training sessions can keep you in good health before and after the birth.
Article adapted from “The Week” magazine.