Do & Dont’s in IVF
DO’S DURING IVF
- Staying healthy is the best method to get success.
- Always eat a balanced and healthy diet including fruits, nuts and green vegetables.
- Exercise regularly but moderately. Your aim should be to maintain a healthy weight. BMI more than 30 is not good for pregnancy.
- Consult your doctor about taking necessary vitamin supplements and other medications
- Sleep 8 hours is also a key to burst stress and to achieve a goal.
- Drink at least 2.5 liter water per day to maintain hydration of body.
- Talk and get information about aspirin because it is helpful to thinner blood flow and improves implantation.
- Try to eat fresh and homemade food during infertility treatment.
- Try to keep yourself positive in any circumstances.
- You should understand the process of treatment properly. This will help u too understand why u should follow the all rules. Aashakiran IVF always clear all process of infertility treatment to their patients in first counselling.
- Follow the all instruction which is advice by your doctor.
DON’TS DURING IVF
- Avoid smoke.
- Avoid alcohol or at least try to reduce your alcohol intake day by day.
- Avoid taking any stress and meditate regularly to stay positive from the beginning to the end.
- Avoid caffeine or reduce to one or two caffeinated beverages a day.
- Do not take any medication even the over-the-counter medication without consulting your infertility specialist.
- Do not take foods like fish during the treatment as they are high in mercury and can be harmful.
- Do not expose yourself and your partner to extreme heat or radiation as it may reduce fertility.
- Don’t ignore the male.
- Don’t hide anything which is related to infertility. Try to open yourself in front of doctor.
Diet during infertility treatment
- Eat Foods That Are Rich in Antioxidants:- Antioxidants like folate and zinc may improve fertility for both men and women. Antioxidants deactivate the free radicals in your body, which can damage both sperm and egg cells. Adult men found that eating 75 grams of antioxidant-rich walnuts per day improved sperm quality. Taking an antioxidant supplement resulted in a 23% greater chance of conception. Foods such as fruits, vegetables, nuts and grains are packed full of beneficial antioxidants like vitamins C and E.
- Eat a Bigger Breakfast:- Eating a substantial breakfast may help women with fertility problems. A larger breakfast may improve the hormonal effects of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), a major cause of infertility. For normal weight women with PCOS, eating most of their calories at breakfast reduced insulin levels by 8% and testosterone levels by 50%. High levels of either can contribute to infertility. In addition, these women ovulated 30% more than women who ate a smaller breakfast and larger dinner, suggesting improved fertility. However, it’s important to note that increasing the size of your breakfast without reducing the size of your evening meal is likely to lead to weight gain.
- Avoid Trans Fats:- Eating healthy fat every day is important for boosting fertility. However, Tran’s fats are associated with an increased risk of ovulatory infertility, due to their negative effects on insulin sensitivity. Tran’s fats are commonly found in hydrogenated vegetable oils and are usually present in some margarine, fried foods, processed products and baked goods. A large observational study found that a diet higher in Tran’s fats and lower in unsaturated fats was linked to infertility.
- Cut Down on Crabs:- A lower-carb diet is generally recommended for women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).Lower-carb diets may help you maintain a healthy weight, reduce insulin levels and encourage fat loss, all while helping menstrual regularity. One large observational study found that as carb intake increased, the risk of infertility also increased. Women who ate more carbs had a 78% greater risk of ovulatory infertility than those who followed a lower-carb diet. Overweight and obese women with PCOS reported that eating a low-carb diet reduced hormone levels, such as insulin and testosterone, both of which can contribute in infertility.
- Eat Less Refined Carbs:- There is not only the amount of carbs important but the type of carb is also must .Refined carbs may be especially problematic. Refined carbs have sugary foods and drinks and processed grains, including white pasta, bread and rice. These carbs are absorbed very quickly, causing spikes in blood sugar and insulin levels. PCOS is associated with high insulin levels. So; refined carbs can make it even worse.
- Eat More Fiber:- Fiber helps your body get rid of excess hormones and keeps blood sugar balanced. Such kind of high-fiber foods are whole grains, fruits, vegetables and beans. These types of fiber can help remove excess estrogen by binding to it in the intestines. The excess estrogen is then removed from the body as a waste product.
- Rich Protein Diet:- eat some non-vegetarian proteins like meat, fish and eggs and vegetable protein like beans, nuts and seeds are linked to a reduced risk of infertility. Higher protein intake from meat was linked to a higher chance of developing ovulatory infertility .On the other hand, eating more vegetable protein may protect against infertility. A study showed that when 5% of total calories came from vegetable protein instead of Non vegetarian protein, the risk of ovulatory infertility decreased by more than 50%.Therefore, consider replacing some of the meat protein in your diet with protein from vegetables, beans and nuts.
- Multivitamins:- Women who take multivitamins may be less likely to experience ovulatory infertility. Consumption of 3 or more multivitamins per week may help in ovulatory infertility. Women who took multivitamins face lower risk of infertility. For women those are trying to get pregnant, a multivitamin containing folate may be especially beneficial. Dietary supplement including chaste berry, green tea, vitamin E and vitamin B6, improved chances of conception. After three months on the supplement, some of the women became pregnant compared to those who did not take the supplement
- Increase Iron In Diet:- Consuming iron a supplement, which comes from plant-based foods, may decrease the risk of ovulatory infertility. Non-heme iron which is plant based iron was also associated with a decreased risk of infertility. Heme iron, which comes from animal, did not show any affect on fertility levels. Still there is no proof to confirm whether iron supplements should be recommended to all women, especially if iron levels are healthy to begin with. However, boosting your intake of iron-rich foods may help. Yet non-heme iron sources are more difficult for your body to absorb, so try taking them with foods or drinks high in vitamin C to increase absorption and do exercise regularly to help in digestion.