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Planning for IVF

Attending appointments, blood tests, ultrasounds and scheduling routine multiple medicines, planning for IVF treatment is not less like planning for a part-time job. You need to make a balance between being current you and being parents to be.

Dr. Amrita Das Gynecologist & IVF Specialist explained that: “If you are looking forward IVF treatment you would have already started preparing yourself for the dos and don’t and diet plan for IVF etc.” But before you start making IVF plan and prepare yourself ready for the treatment it is a important to have a good grasp on what this process is and why it is most likely by the most of the infertile couples across the globe. Start planning for IVF treatment later, lets first know why IVF treatment is needed.

IVF is an advanced reproductive technology use to treat infertility in patients with,

  • Damaged or blocked Fallopian tubes
  • Male infertility such as nil sperm count, low sperm count or sperm motility
  • Women with ovulation disorder, uterine fibroids and premature ovarian failure
  • Women who have their Fallopian tubes removed
  • Individual with genetic disorder
  • Unexplained infertility

If you and your partner are planning for IVF treatment, needless to say that you prepared with all the basics. This preparation time usually begins with Below is the checklist help you to double sure your preparations for IVF treatment.

  1. Define your cause of Infertility

It is no more a news that male and female can be infertile. In all fertility issues only one third infertility cases are due to female, other one third due to male and the remaining one third is due to combination of male and female both. Knowing the cause of infertility would help you take your first step towards your journey to parenthood.

  1. Diet Plan for IVF

We will suggest you to drink like you are pregnant already. Eating nutritionally balanced diet is key to successful body and this is what you need. Make sure your diet is including leafy green vegetables, fresh fruits and folic acid.

  1. Eliminate Unhealthy habits

Smoking, alcohol and steroids are enemy of your fertility. They are the main cause of infertility in both male and female. Say no to all these unhealthy habits for a good result. Also limit your caffeine intake or quit if possible.

  1. Reduce stress

However the entire process of IVF is stressful for any couple but try to reduce stress as much as you can. Studies say that lower levels of stress leads to a successful IVF cycle. Medicate, read books, listen music or do whatever you like to do to be stress-free.

  1. Adequate Sleep

Never compromise with your sleep. Getting enough good sleep is important for your upcoming IVF cycle.

  1. Check your weight and Exercise

Being overweight or underweight can affect your fertility. Balance the required weight and use BMI calculator to keep a track on it.

  1. Relay on your Support System
    This is the path you and your partner both have to walk through together. Talk to each other regarding the upcoming possibilities and yes make your plan B, C and D ready already.

 

Diet Plan for IVF

Whether you are planning for IVF or to conceive naturally it is important for you to follow a healthy diet to ensure that no further obstacles will come in your way. No doctor will recommend you a specific diet for the IVF cycle but a few GOOD changes in your diet can can work in your favour. So, don’t forget that you include a proper diet plan in your IVF plan.

 

Foods to Eat During IVF Treatment

  1. Food Rich in Zinc

Adequate hormone levels are necessary to regulate the entire reproduction system. Any fluctuation in these hormonal levels can cause ovaries to function all in a wrong manner. Zinc helps in balancing hormonal levels. Hence, during IVF, it can work to your benefit to ensure that you meet your daily requirement of around 15mg of zinc without fail. This can be done by either using zinc supplements, but a better choice would be to include dairy products, grains, potatoes, and nuts, along with a few meat items rich in zinc in your diet.

  1. Carbohydrates

Carbohydrates is not an unhealthy choice, our lifestyle is the culprit. Consuming healthy carbohydrates in substantial quantities is important for the body to get the energy for various activities throughout the day. Include fruits and grains in your diet on a daily basis.

  1. Foods Rich in Folic Acid

The importance of folic acid stays at the highest level during pregnancy and even before it. Even while undergoing the IVF procedure, the presence of folic acid is essential to ensure that the embryo that forms is healthy and free of any developmental disorders. present in numerous food items and making it a part of your diet can be achieved in cheap and effective ways. Start eating food such as peas, spinach, broccoli, poultry products etc as soon as you start planning for IVF treatment.

  1. Fats

Fats are not bad if you know what kind fats should consume. Junk food is highly avoided as it includes trans-saturated fats. Going for healthy fatty acids and unsaturated fats is highly recommended.They are found in walnuts, corn, olive oil, flax seed oil, and more.

  1. Avocados

Avocados have been known to be a healthy fruit for pregnant women for quite a long time now. It is good to be consumed when a woman opts for the IVF process as well. So start eating Avocados right from the planning for IVF process.

  1. Foods rich with Proteins

Production of hormones within the body is directly or indirectly influences the development of eggs in the ovaries. It is all dependent on having the appropriate presence of protein in your body. If you are planning for IVF or trying to get conceive naturally it necessary for you to have at least 60g of it on a daily basis. Seafood, meat, and eggs are great sources of it, so are legumes and nuts of different varieties in substantial portions.

  1. Water

You can never drink enough water with your current lifestyle. We are extremely good at overestimating how much water we drink. It is best to stick to a schedule of drinking a glass of water per hour or so, ensuring at least 8 glasses of water are consumed. Fertility seems to be directly linked with water, since optimal water levels help in maintaining a good balance of different elements within the body and aid circulation, too. So drink enough water, and then drink some more and more every day.

Good diet is key to a healthy body and which is all required to win the battle with infertility. We hope that above suggestions on diet plan for IVF treatment will help you. Stick to your IVF plan right from the day one when you start planning for IVF treatment. No one can assure you a pregnancy you can help yourself to achieve the possibility. If you are too planning for IVF process hope for the best but do ready to expect the worst.

At Indira IVF and fertility center, our fertility experts are keen to help and resolve all your queries related infertility or IVF. You can book your appointment for a free consultation now.

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