Complementary or adjuvant therapy is an additional treatment that can be considered during IVF treatment with the aim of trying to increase pregnancy success, particularly in women who have had multiple unsuccessful IVF cycles.
Complementary or alternative therapies are used by many people to improve their overall physical and emotional health. This could include medicines, such as herbal, vitamin, mineral, homeopathic, nutritional and other supplements and therapies such as chiropractic, naturopathy, osteopathy, homeopathy, reflexology and aromatherapy.
At Footsteps To Fertility Centre, our philosophy of individualized patient care means that a patient may, from time to time, decide with their fertility specialist, to try an adjuvant treatment, but generally, our fertility specialists will be supportive of steps you take to improve your overall health and well being.
We are more than happy to provide a supportive, personal and holistic approach.
It is important to be fully informed about the risks and benefits of each therapy and understand that the use of adjuvant therapy is currently not proven and that safety may not be established.
Kindly speak with your fertility specialist if you require further information or clarification on these treatments.
Complementary therapies, including complementary medicines and hormones, aim to try to improve the following outcomes:
- The number and quality of eggs retrieved in a stimulation cycle
- The quality of embryos created
- Uterine environment
- Sperm quality