Couples who cannot conceive keep In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) as one of their options. One of the benefits of this procedure is that it helps in successful pregnancies. The babies born out of IVF are healthy and have normal birth weight. It is a hopeful procedure for women with blockages in their fallopian tubes, endometriosis, premature ovarian failure, and similar issues. Additionally, it helps men with fertility problems. Let’s take a look at some ways to increase IVF success rate naturally.
Lead a healthy lifestyle
If you have been trying to conceive, you need to put in a little effort to ensure you lead a healthy lifestyle. You can do these in the following ways:
- Stop smoking and reduce your alcohol intake
- Include nutritious food in your diet
- Do exercises to manage your body weight. However, avoid heavy exercises as it could affect your fertility
- If you are underweight, include food in your diet to help you increase your weight naturally and healthily
Work on Your Diet
Unhealthy food affects the quality of your egg or sperm. If you indulge in sugary and starchy food as well, it’s time to cut them down. You also need to reduce and eventually stop eating unprocessed meats, refined grains, canned food, caffeinated drinks, etc. Instead have fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, mono-saturated fats, lean protein, legumes, and low-fat dairy products.
Supplements for IVF Success
Sometimes you don't get all the nutrition from food. That's when you need to take supplements. Some of the supplements that can improve IVF success rate are as follows – folic acid, zinc, omega 3 fatty acids, vitamins, and selenium. Your doctor will recommend the ones you will need.
Trying out different fertility treatments could have impacted your mental well-being. You need to de-stress and meditate regularly, as stress doesn’t do any good for your fertility. If you need a break, go to a place where you can relax, unwind, and rejuvenate.
Men who will be donating sperms for the procedure shouldn’t masturbate or have sex at least 3 to 4 days before the procedure. This helps in increasing the sperm count and the quality of the sperm.
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