Traversing the path of fertility treatment care can have a lot of preconceived notions. Trying out something new, going outside the field of normalcy, can make us feel very overwhelmed. All these causes can have detrimental effects on our health.
To bring you the exact picture, we would suggest you stop overthinking and take the time to work upon a healthy physical body and mind. The actual reasons for miscarriages can be due to stress. So prick that balloon of doubts over your head and enjoy your motherhood.
The question that often arises, “After IVF transfer, what to eat?”
The key to a successful IVF treatment is your diet! Proper dietary intake can help in proper egg fertilization, semen production, the lining of the uterus, and the better development of the embryo.
Intake of ample protein, fats, green leafy vegetables are considered beneficial to both the mother and the embryo. Note that restricting oneself from refined food is needed.
For a better insight into this concept, let me give you an overview of the ‘Superfoods’ that you can add to your daily routine diet.
They contain a lot of antioxidants. They also boost sperm production. Being a ‘blood enhancer,’ it can provide that extra supply of blood to the uterine lining, thus, preventing the thinning of the endometrium.
Spinach and Leafy Greens
They provide the body with a lot of iron required for the production of blood in the body. Thus, this also provides the expecting mother with a thick uterine wall, which is a must for the proper growth of the embryo.
Rich with omega- 3 and omega- 6 fatty acids. They help in ovulation and the supply of blood to the uterus.
Good source of omega -3 fatty acids. They are high on fiber to negate the constipation problems that come due to the medications of IVF.
Supplying zinc, calcium, iron, vitamin B, vitamin A and of course, a lot of protein. Eggs make the life of the IVF-treated mother a lot easier.
Full of vitamin C and helps in improving the quality of the eggs and the semen.
It is loaded with vitamin A and iron, which help in preventing maternal anemia and miscarriages.
Beans and Lentils
High in protein, fiber, and folate, they help in maintaining a good hormonal balance, and an inadequate amount can promote healthier ovulation. So you can replace your ‘meat,’ if you feel nauseous to it, and choose lentils and beans over it. They, too, are full of proteins.
Do not forget to sip in the water now and then. It will detoxify your body, give a surge of blood supply, and spread the IVF medication in the body.
Now that you get the gist about the dietary changes. Let’s bring our focus to your healthy habits lifestyle. Having a proper healthy routine will just not give you a higher level of glow, excitement, and energy but, it is also a mandatory step in an IVF treatment. Taking care of your body is the first step of responsibility towards being a parent. After providing yourself with all the needed nourishment. It is required for you to direct your energy in the right way.
- Go down the lane for that brisk evening walk. Water your plants on the terrace, do light running if you can
- Exercise mildly or moderately
- Practice meditation and yoga to keep your body and mind calm
- Do not do a strenuous workout
- Keep tensions and worries at bay. Anticipating at this time would not be a good thing to do.
- Who would not like a bit of pampering? Go to the salon. Get ahead, back, and feet massage done
- Have a zeal of positivity around you
Adding on, it is the foremost duty of both the parents to be in the atmosphere of bliss and contentment. IVF, although a blessing in disguise,’ is an alternative step to normal pregnancy. The stress and everyday hustle of life have encountered us with infertility. Having a good internal space is as essential as having a striking external feature. Please bring it to your duty to cleanse yourself off all the residing tensions. Having a baby is altogether a very big responsibility, so taking care of oneself should be the first step towards it.