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cake1987 Mon 30-Sep-19 19:27:45

I'm just about to start my IVF journey, having been on chlomid for the past year with no success. Previously I gave up alcohol, caffeine and sugar to try and help my fertility but not sure whether I should be doing that again for IVF and also whether I can bear to! What do you think?

physicskate Mon 30-Sep-19 20:06:52

I gave up sugar (most carbs actually), caffeine and alcohol. Many don't.

What's your diagnosis? Presumably some sort of ovulatory disorder?

Good luck!!!

cake1987 Tue 01-Oct-19 09:45:11

Thanks! Yeah PCOS, did you partner give up anything too?

physicskate Tue 01-Oct-19 11:21:54

He gave up alcohol. He mostly did as he was told diet-wise too. We shared dinners, so he had fairly high protein, low carb those meals, at least. But he's a chocolate junkie...

AliceAbsolum Tue 01-Oct-19 13:04:47

Everything in moderation, there is no medical guidance for giving up caffeine/alcohol / sugar.

Newmum2b78 Tue 01-Oct-19 13:16:20

I didn't cut anything out completely just reduced the amount. I had one proper coffee a day and one glass of wine ! Helped keep me relaxed through the journey ! We had one round and I'm currently 38 weeks.
I think you put more pressure on yourself worrying about what you are eating and drinking. It's better to be as relaxed as possible. Best of luck xx

Eggcellent29 Tue 01-Oct-19 13:45:35

My clinic advised me to give up caffeine and alcohol entirely once treatment had started, which I did.

Didn’t really think about sugar, but I don’t generally eat a lot of it anyway!

The way I see it, if you can’t give these things up for a few weeks how are you gonna cope for 9 months? It’s not as bad as you think and it gets easier as time goes by smile

cake1987 Tue 01-Oct-19 16:33:42

Oh ladies thank you so much for all your wise words! It's making me feel a whole heap less alone. Can I also ask, how long a round takes all in all? I'm wondering whether I'll have had a round by Christmas. Or whether it can take a while to get medication dosages right.

pumkinspicetime Tue 01-Oct-19 16:54:55

I gave up alcohol and kept coffee to a couple of cups a day. DH reduced alcohol.
That was it, I mainlined pasta.
DC arrived no issues.

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