Things you can do to improve your health when going through IVF
IVF treatment can be an emotional roller coaster. Not to mention the hormones related to your stimulation which can heighten your emotions.
A popular questions is: What are things I can do to improve my health when going through IVF?
We asked our Fertility Experts and gathered these tips for you in hopes of improving your IVF experience.
Let us remind you that you know yourself better than whoever else so it is essential to listen to your body, and here is more tips to follow. You might think all has been clear and you knew already. However, knowing and doing can be far apart from each other sometimes.
Healthy lifestyle surely helps but don’t start any significant changes or don’t do extrems like sugar free or gluten free diet if you weren’t already.
Keep going with your work out routines or find some suitable exercising such as yoga, hiking or spinning.
Supplements which can support a new pregnancy? Folic Acid is our favorite! Increased dosage of Folic Acid is very often part of your protocol when cycling. Moreover, if you are lacking of vitamin D, that is definitelly next one to add into your list (minimum of 600mcg daily). Fertility experts also very often highlight benefits of Probiotics. Lactobacillus acidophilus is the most researched strain of probiotic when it comes to establishing and maintaining a healthy vaginal balance. Two other important strains include lactobacillus rhamnosus and lactobacillus reuteri. You can take it vaginally or orally or both.
If there was anything else you will know after your talk with your clinic because doctor will check your results which are crucial for your tailored protocol.
Get right amount of sleep.
Find time to Relax. Our tip to support this „activity“ is levander of any kind (in a bath, diffuser or when using natural cosmetics products).
Have you tried meditations? It gives you great benefits! Try to stop for a while during the day and give yourself a moment to acknowledge yourself. Breathe. Listen to your body. Listen to nice calm relaxing music which can help you with your meditations.
Watch a nice movie. What about Pray, love, eat with Julia Roberts? ;)
Get a massage or ask your partner to do it to you. Your partner is an equally important cog in this wheel. Btw. how long is it since you have gone on a date, you two? Go on a date with your partner is among our recommendations. You both are in this together.
Talking about your partner, food supplements containing the Selene and Zinc are great for them!
You might give a try to reflexology or acupuncture. There are more information on these two in our separete blog posts.
Wear light breathfable clothing.
Don’t exaggerate with coffee but allow yourself to have one as well as a glass of good wine.