WOULD LIKE TO ADD AN IMPORTANT POINTER THAT THESE GUIDELINES ARE BASED ON OUR PERSONELL EXPERIENCES AND ADVICE OF FRIENDS /BOOKS /SOMETIMES DR'S
PLEASE CONSULT YOUR DR IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS do's
-zinc,selenium ,saw palmetto,folic acid(for men)
-timing of meds,stick to the schedule
-gatorade (for after ER)
-pineapple core (helps implantation)
-wheat grass (2 shots/day,1.5ml each)(beaware resh might have bacteria ,so get dry capsule from naturopath /accupuncture places)
-light exercise (gardening,walk)
-pure Organic Raspeberry Leaf Tea (2cups/day-4c/day), tone and cleanse the uterus, makes the lining stronger and richer with vitamins.helps with implanting ,must stop after ET because it is known to cause uterine contractions, and could cause miscarriages if you are pregnant.
-follow dr's instructions
-5 mg folic acid
-green tea is good for mucous and since caffeine reduces fertility by 15% I get the decaf. The pineapple juice is supposed to help with healing and somehow aids in implantation. However, you stop drinking it after you get a BFP. The Robitussin thins out your mucous to help the sperm get through and to help you conceive. You only use the kind with the Guaifenesin in it, not the Dextromorphan.
(, according to an article on babyhopes.com, 1st make sure the only active ingredient is guaifenesin and then start 5 days before ovulation through the day you ovulate and take 2 teaspoons 3 x per day. I read other conflicting things like one site said 2 Tablespoons daily, I like the 2 teaspoons over the day better as it seems it would be working consistently. Also, they mentioned sperm being strongest in the morning....Go for some morning fun too! )
-yams increase progesteron
-Ate lots of fresh fruit and bought mostly organic- I do not think pesticides can be washed completely. Things like bananas I did not worry about because you can peel them.
-things high in folic acid( lentils, beans and salads).
-chicken that was hormone free and grain fed.
-chocolate the feel good hormones are positive for baby action
-I eliminated as much stress in my life as possible. I love my mom but she is stressful so I have avoided her somewhat. don'ts
-no hot baths/sauna for men and women
-drugs/meds (unless prescribed by the dr and dr should know you are doing ivf )
-heavy lifting ,dangerous sports like motorcycle ride ,scubadiving
-fish in excess (high mercury levels)
-swimming after ER for 2 weeks
-smoking (both the partners)
ashami now i remember it was your idea to compile a list ....great idea ..any idea how to organise all this info so its easy to understand and browse ????
zoey do you know if there are special benefits of tomatoes related to IF?and you dont drink milk is that because you are allergic/dont like it or someother reason ,as i've heared its good for preg mothers