Getting healthy for IVF

(16 Posts)
muz2017 Thu 08-Nov-18 22:25:48

Anyone trying to lose weight / get healthy for their next IVF cycle?

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Donnas146 Thu 08-Nov-18 23:08:03

Don’t exactly know when I am starting my first ivf yet but I am definatly going to lose some weight and get healthier from now
Are you on your 2nd go of ivf? X

muz2017 Fri 09-Nov-18 09:06:13

4th and I have one Dc already.

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Donnas146 Fri 09-Nov-18 12:02:39

Was your dc from past ivf?
I am so nervous about ivf I know it should be in the next year or two hopefully have our first appointment with gynaecologist in jan
Did you have ivf on the nhs? X

Donnas146 Fri 09-Nov-18 12:02:56

And sorry for the questions lol
How much weight do you need to lose?

muz2017 Fri 09-Nov-18 19:47:56

My DC is from my first IVF cycle on the NHS.

Would love to lose 1.5 stones! Am currently around 11 stone. You?

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Saltisford Fri 09-Nov-18 20:57:34

I’ll be starting IVF in Dec/Jan. I usually follow the slimming world diet anyhow - I don’t need to lose weight but just find it a healthy way of maintaining my weight. Do you think though that there are choices to be made with the food to eat within a diet plan like this such as how much protein to have or dairy, sugar, processed foods, types of fats and so on. I suppose for my syns I could choose olive oil over a chocolate bar for example or choose to eat more meals with meat? I’m not sure whether to adjust what I do slightly to make sure I get all nutrients I need? Any thoughts or am I over thinking it?


muz2017 Sat 10-Nov-18 10:35:58

Lots of protein and cut carbs. Did this on my last cycle and had the most amount of blastos I'd ever had. Unfortunately ended in MC though.

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Saltisford Sat 10-Nov-18 10:46:54

@muz2017 - thanks for that. There are days that I eat no meat - that’s just how things go so perhaps I should try to up this...

muz2017 Sat 10-Nov-18 11:57:19

Avocados are good and nuts, eggs. Organic meat. Whole grain carbs rather than white.

Avoid food wrapped in plastic which is actually quite hard!

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Saltisford Sat 10-Nov-18 13:02:20

Thanks for the tips. What is the thinking behind plastic wrapped food?? Don’t know how I’d manage that!

muz2017 Sat 10-Nov-18 19:31:12

Something to do with BPA and other chemicals in plastic seeping into the food.

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Botanica Sat 10-Nov-18 23:20:53

Avoid anything with BPA, phthalates and parabens. This includes many fragrances and personal and cleaning products.

It's explained well in 'It Starts with the Egg'.

Saltisford Sun 11-Nov-18 07:51:10

I’ve ordered the book so I’ll take a look but isn’t that something that would affect the entire population not just us? And if it has affected us, isn’t it too late to reverse the effects?!

muz2017 Sun 11-Nov-18 10:47:32

@Saltisford - there is a global decline in the amount of sperm that men produce and the environment has contributed to that, so yes it affects everyone.

I started used SUKRIN shampoo, shower gel and cleaner, toner and moisturiser. Sanex 0 has no parabens in it.

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Saltisford Sun 11-Nov-18 13:27:22

I understand that parabens, BPA and so on are thought to be unhealthy but I never realised there was a link with fertility. Is there a link with female fertility? Over the last few years I’ve made sure I use a BPA free water bottle, tried powered deodarant (not that it was very effective) but to replace all of my food so none is wrapped in plastic seems an impossible feat in today’s society. Has anyone actually managed it?

In terms of protein, I made a good review of my diet yesterday and I definitely think this is achieveable without being overwhelmed...

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