This course examines the physical, mental and emotional health of a woman undergoing IVF from the period of embryo transfer (fresh or frozen) through the first heartbeat detected on ultrasound. Particularly, this lecture focuses on the stress induced by this “high stakes” time period, and the impact that stress may have on early pregnancy. Additionally, it presents the common medical tests and “hurdles” women face during this time and how to best support them. Luteal lab work, beta HCG testing, chemical pregnancy, ultrasound and early miscarriage is discussed. Acupuncture concepts and sample protocols are presented through the lens of the Eight Extraordinary Meridians.