Anyone avoiding certain foods before/after proceedure??

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Anyone avoiding certain foods before/after proceedure??

Post by DeeStar » Wed Dec 17, 2008 9:18 pm

Hi Ladies...
it's a little bit since I have checked in. I was wondering if anyone is sticking to any sort of "diet" or just avoiding certain foods? My RE said not to worry and I could eat what I wanted. I am usually drawn to the "healthy" foods anyway, but will certainly have a tasty treat :) and with the holidays...well you know :) I didn't know if anyone has heard otherwise or of anything specific to stay away from that might help with our chances. Good Luck!!!!
Me 24, PCOS
Hubby 26

3 rounds clomid - April-June '08 bfn
1 round clomid w/ IUI - July '08 bfn
1 round injectables w/ IUI - Aug. '08 bfn
1st IVF cycle - Oct. '08 bfn
1st FET cycle - transfer Jan. 9th '09
BFP!!! Beta #1 - 216

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Post by Marynaz » Wed Dec 17, 2008 9:39 pm

I just didn't drink any coffee. Everythingelse was the same.
1st IUI -12/07 BFN
2nd IUI-4/08 BFN
1st IVF-July 2008 BFN So hard :0
2nd IVF-Nov 2008 BFP Beta 167 (Twins!!!!!!!!! )Thank you God

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Post by Anie » Tue Dec 23, 2008 1:35 pm


Avoid coffee and alcohol.
Eat more fruit and veg.
was also told not to eat papaya.
Anie :) Me 32, DH 34
1st IVF : Aug/07 - 6eggs but no fertilization :(
2nd ICSI: Oct/07 - test:22/Nov=BFN :(
3th ICSI: July/08; Testing:5th Sept-BFP :D


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Post by esperanza » Wed Dec 24, 2008 7:35 am


My naturopath doctor (whom I started to see right before I started this third **successful!**cycle) advised me to have a high protein diet the day before, the day of, and day after transfer. Also to keep my self REALLY hydrated the day before, of, and after transfer. Stay away from coffee, and keep my tommy warm (particularly towards the top of my uterus) with a warm water bottle BEFORE transfer (after transfer I just kept it warm with own decision). She said that the warmth stimulates blood circulation towards that area and the embies would be "attracted" to that area and more likely to stick. I really think that following her advise made a difference this time. Lots of protein and water!!!!

Best wishes!
me: 33 dh: 40
2 miscarriages (natural pregs. #1 Aug 2006, #2 May 2010)
IVF # 1 jan 08 BFN
FET #1 March 08 BFN
FET #2 July 08 BFP (DD born on April 2009)

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