Mariah Carey and Celine Dion both got pregnant while undergoing IVF and acupuncture. “We recommend it to our patients,” says Dr. Shahin Ghadir of the Southern California Reproductive Center. Have you ever tried either procedures to get pregnant, HollyMoms?
Mariah Carey is crediting fellow singing sensation Celine Dion with helping her finally get pregnant. “Celine was talking about acupuncture. I used to get acupuncture, and I had never thought [of it] with regards to the trying to conceive situation,”Mariah, 40, tells Access Hollywood about turning to the prickly procedure after suffering a miscarriage.
The daily treatments helped to erase stress for the ‘Hero‘ singer, which she thinks really helped her get pregnant. “It was on a schedule. For the first time in my life, I spent time in one place,” she explains. “People who know me would be like, ‘You scheduled acupuncture at a certain time every day? You stayed in one place?”
Her commitment to the holistic treatments, combined with IVF, really helped turn her baby dreams into a reality, says Dr. Shahin Ghadir, a reproductive endocrinologist in Los Angeles. “There are many reasons why acupuncture may have helped Mariah,” he tells HollyBaby.com. “It makes sense for women who want to get pregnant to do it because of its calming affect on your life. It also increases blood flow, which can be beneficial to the lining of the uterus.”
While Dr. Ghadir admits that it’s difficult to prove just how much credit acupuncture deserves when it comes to pregnancy, he does believe that combining eastern and western medical practices does increase your chances for success. So, if you’re ready for a baby, HollyMoms, you might want to add the holistic approach to your regular routine.