Sunday, August 17, 2014

IVF Urban Legends and Myths

I posted a question to the IVF facebook group that I am lucky to be a part of asking what urban legends people have heard or tried to make their cycle more successful.  I've loved reading all of the responses.  Do you have anything to add?

Pre-cycle:

  • Supplements: Calcuim, CoQ10, D3, Maca, and Royal Jelly, and other "increase fertility" supplements
  • Cut out majority of fat from died except for monounsaturated - olive oil, avocado, etc.
  • Acupuncture
  • Naturopath or hypnotherapist 
  • "Just forget about it.  The stress messes you all up."
During cycle:
  • Continue pre-cycle interventions
  • Wear socks to all appointments, ER, and transfer
  • Eat 1/5th of a pineapple for 5 days starting day of transfer
  • Eat Brazil nuts (3 a day?) from day before transfer and for 5-6 days post transfer
  • DTD the day before transfer
Do you have anything to add to this list?  It's all in fun, but I figure that if it doesn't hurt, why not?

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