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Preparing for successful IVF treatments
Taking precautionary steps can ensure your fertility treatment has the highest chances of success possible. There are certain conditions both before and during your IVF treatments to increase the odds of having a successful cycle.
Before anything else it's important you get a medical examination and fertility testing. Those exams will help determine if you are a good candidate for an IVF treatment. Once your fertility doctor confirms you are a good fit for treatment, the next step would be preparing your body for the IVF cycles.
Fertility treatments are greatly affected by the food and nutrition you feed your body. Maintaining a healthy diet both before and after your fertility treatment can affect the outcome of your procedure as well as support the development of your baby. You can start by incorporating healthy food options such as fruits, vegetables, lean protein, healthy fats, and low dairy products. While incorporating healthier options into your diet, make sure to cut out any processed foods and reducing your caffeine intake.
Maintaining low stress is a huge part of preparing for IVF. Studies have shown a link between a women’s stress levels and a lowered chance of getting pregnant. There are habits you can include in your day-to-day life that can help decrease the amount of stress you have. This includes getting 7-9 hours of sleep a night, maintaining a healthy diet, reducing alcohol intake, and quit smoking.
Exercise reduces the risk of ovulation problems, decreases the risk of miscarriage and overall increases your overall chances of having a child. We understand it can be difficult to find time to exercise but incorporating even 30 minutes of physical activity can be beneficial to your health.
But remember to maintain a healthy level of physical activity. Overworking your body physically can counter your progress and seriously affect your chances of conception.
Quit Unhealthy Habits
When preparing for fertility treatments, it’s important to make healthy lifestyle changes and break unhealthy habits. Start by cutting out caffeine, maintaining a regular sleep schedule, avoiding junk food, cutting back on alcohol as well as eliminating nicotine. Continuing these bad habits can lead to a higher risk of infertility or premature birth.