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Healthy Food To Eat Increasing The Odd Of Success Ivf
Healthy ones: No specific diet is better than any other, so long as both are nutritionally sound. There are no fertility diets or ivf diets. A reasonable number of calories from healthy foods, avoid junk , limit caffeine and alcohol, avoiding tobacco contribute to overall health. Women who are Insulin resistant may benefit from a low-glycemic-index diet, but this is for health and weight, not fertility. ...Read more
In vitro fertilization is an assisted reproductive technology. Ivf is a procedure used to treat fertility problems and assist with the conception of a child. During ivf mature eggs are retrieved from the ovaries and fertilized by sperm in a lab. A few days later, the fertilized egg (embryo) or eggs are implanted into the uterus. One cycle of in vitro fertilization ...Read more
Found a good clinic: Your previous history should not be a factor in an ivf cycle. Success will depend on the experience of the clinic, the skill of the embryologist, quality of the ivf lab and to some extend, whether you are "reproductively young or reproductively old". At 30, you should still have good success rates at an experienced and successful ivf clinic. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: Success of ivf depends on multiple factors such as age, underlying diagnosis, ivf protocol as well as the specific fertility center in which the treatment is performed. It can various anywhere from close to 80% chance of pregnancy when using an egg donor to less the 10% in women 42 of age and older. Your fertility specialists can help you estimate your success rate. You can also view the success. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Fruits and veggies: What is most important are the things to avoid. Absolutely no alcohol, no smoking cigarettes. If you really need some caffeine then tea would be better than coffee. Two cups of tea in a day is reasonable. Other than that, a diet with emphasis on fruits and vegetables is good. If you are vegetarian then try to get some protein in the form of beans/lentils/tofu. ...Read more
Yes: I have seen patients get pregnant after 5 cycles however it is getting to a point where the usage of the medications can be unhealthy. Are you bouncing between IVF clinics? ...Read more
Is kneeling down for a few of seconds (giving food to dog) or cleaning the floor with a jogger for 10 minutes considered a heavy work after IVF?
Activity post IVF: No need to worry. Such simple activities after IVF are okay. Just avoid heavy lifting. ...Read more
Had IVF 2 day transfer of 3 embryos: a 2 cell, a 4 cell, and a 1 cell. The 2 & 4 cell were the highest grade. What is my chance of success? I'm 41.
Ask your doc: Each clinic determines their own success rates. Pregnancy rates vary considerably from clinic to clinic. For example, we always transfer on day 3 and day 5, so i would have trouble giving you a comparable success rate. However, in general, embryos should be 4 cells on day 2 and the smaller embryos are likely of lower quality. The us national average for 41 yo = 12%. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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