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?


  • 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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