How to Increase Your IVF Success Rate Naturally?by Rashmi Adwani health content development
Can you know that there are natural therapies that can help you prepare for your IVF fertility travel? In this guide I can share with you tips to help you prepare for your IVF.
A note before we start: Any of the nutritional supplements or herbs talked about this guide shouldn't be taken when you are about any IVF medications. This program ought to be done before you start your medications. Ideally, give yourself 90 days (3 weeks ) to prepare together with these nutritional supplements and the fertility clinic prior to starting your IVF medications or treatments.
Why Prepare for Your IVF?
Think of this time as "preparing of the soil". When your IVF process is effective you will be pregnant, therefore this is the ideal time to prepare your body and give your baby the best possible start. By preparing to your IVF you are able to encourage your hormonal and reproductive system, nourish your body, have nourishment available through the crucial early stages of fetal development and have the resources to handle any anxiety that may come your way in this journey. This is similar to when you are starting a garden... you start by preparing the soil until the seeds are planted. You do this by removing any debris or stones, then you add nourishment, various types of minerals and other amendments into the ground, making certain everything has been done to help the seed grow into a healthy plant. Think of your body and uterus as that dirt, you want a nutrient rich, hydrated dirt that has everything that small seed will have to grow. This guide is going to share with you a few measures you can take to prepare for your IVF at the healthiest and inviting way possible.
The Way to Increase IVF Success Rates
IVF success rates vary based on many distinct factors such as age, cause of infertility and the practice where you are having the procedure done. In 2013, the IVF success rate for live arrival was on average around 30%. With numbers going around just under 48% for women under 35.
There are many distinct options you can research to help you increase your IVF success rates. Some therapies have consequences encouraged by research while others are based on nutritional/anatomical knowledge and help by encouraging the general health of the body and reproductive system. Some natural therapies like acupuncture and mind/body therapies have been shown to increase IVF success rates greatly. Here I have included the very best natural possibilities for increasing your IVF success rate naturally and how to get started.
Create a Plan Ahead of Time
In order to prepare for your IVF process, you need to plan and prepare ahead of time. A general IVF cycle takes around 6 months from the moment you start medications and ultrasounds into the transfer of the embryo(s), so plan accordingly. In the event you decide to utilize any herbs or supplements in preparation, it is ideal to utilize them for at least 3 weeks before starting any part of your IVF cycle, such as the medications at the start. Herbs and many supplements shouldn't be used as you are in your IVF cycle as we don't understand how they are going to interact with the medications. Please talk to your health care provider if you have any queries about this.
Another reason we propose to take at least 3 weeks to prepare beforehand is because the cycle of the egg (ovum) is 90 days. This is the period of time throughout the egg's travel when what you eat, drink, consume, breathe, your anxiety levels, and the health of your blood circulation will all have an influence on the health of that egg. So what you eat today is impacting the egg you may ovulate or have "harvested" three weeks from now. So for the best results prepare at least 90 days outside.
Three measures to consider when preparing your plan...
Cleansing is an important component of preparing for pregnancy. Irregular cleansing consists of encouraging the liver's natural ability to cleanse itself as well as encouraging uterine health and circulation. This then promotes hormonal health and encourages a healthy uterine environment.
The next part of the program focuses on encouraging egg health, eating healthy meals, taking nutritional supplements and preparing your body for pregnancy.
The final part of the program contains therapies particular for helping you via IVF and the strain that may be experienced as soon as you start medications and processes.
All of these steps can be started at the same time and be done together.
Step 1: Fertility Cleansing & Massage For Healthy Hormone Balance and Circulation
Fertility cleansing is one of the greatest ways to "prepare the soil" before getting pregnant. Fertility cleansing encourages liver health for proper hormone balance, healthy liver function and aids in cleansing the body of environmental toxins and pollutants. Fertility cleansing also helps to encourage uterine health by increasing circulation, aiding the uterus in its natural ability to clear out older menstrual blood and tonifying the uterine muscles. Fertility cleansing is based in your daily routine and generally lasts from 25-30 days.
Massage is a natural therapy that can help you to prepare to your IVF process and pregnancy. While traditional massage is beneficial to decrease tension and increase circulation, Fertility Massage specifically helps increase circulation to the reproductive system and encourages a healthy ovarian-uterine atmosphere.
There are 3 choices when it comes to fertility massage. You can reserve a massage using a general massage therapist, you can get a massage therapist that specializes in Fertility Massage or abdominal massage (such as a Mayan Abdominal Practitioner) or you can learn how to massage yourself with Self Fertility Massage techniques at home.
Self Fertility Massage is a series of massage methods that are used to help encourage reproductive health, the menstrual cycle, and your own fertility. I created this natural fertility therapy to help women apply the fertility massage methods to themselves.
Fertility Massage helps you to prepare to your IVF by:
- Increasing circulation to the ovaries and uterus
- Helping to Decrease pressure *
- Adding fresh oxygenated blood to the uterus and ovaries*
- Supporting hormone balance*
- Boosting egg health
Note: Massage must just be done before starting your IVF medications, not through. As you start your IVF cycle with medications you need to discontinue massage because you most likely will be quite sensitive at the ovarian area as your follicles/eggs mature and ovaries become larger. Also, do not conduct massage after transfer of the embryos or even during pregnancy.
Step 2: Nourish Your Body to Optimal Nutrition With Diet, Supplements and Superfoods
The next part of this program focuses on nutrition and the nutrition you are adding to your daily diet. We covered cleansing and increasing circulation to the reproductive system, this is one aspect of "preparing the soil", now is the opportunity to add great things to the dirt that can help the seed to flourish and grow. You can do this for yourself through diet supplements and super foods.
Eating a Fertility Diet
Nutrition is the foundation of healthy fertility and a healthy pregnancy. Nutrition can have a direct impact on the future growth and health of your son or daughter. This is a major deal and such a great chance for you to prepare ahead of time.
"So what exactly is a fertility diet plan? A natural fertility diet is a way of eating that is encouraging your body because of its reproductive attempts. It features foods that are dense in particular nutrients required for hormonal purpose, manufacturing and balance, fetal development, egg health, sperm health, blood health and a lot more" as per the procedure adopted at IVF centre in Mumbai. It is a diet that is designed to help your body to balance and encourage your fertility, creating up nutrition stores and supplying all the building blocks for a healthy kid. It is also a diet that is focused on providing you and your prospective child the very best start in life.
Benefits of eating a natural fertility diet
- Provides antioxidants, vitamins and minerals that help to shield egg and sperm health from damage caused by free-radicals
- Supports the body towards normal hormonal balance by supplying the fats necessary for hormone production and function.
- Gives the body with an abundance of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and other nutrients required for optimal health.
- Helps provide important nutrition for early pregnancy.
- Make sure you are eating a fertility diet plan for at least 2-3 weeks before your IVF as well as talking with your physician about any preconception nutrition they would like you to take such as folic acid or a prenatal vitamin.
Use Supporting Supplements
Prepare for Pregnancy using a Prenatal Multivitamin
Making certain your body has all of the nutrients necessary for early pregnancy is a lot easier when you are taking a multivitamin. My favorite is the 100% complete food Baby and Me in Mega Food. Synthetic multivitamins won't have the same effect or absorption by the body. There are certain nutrients such as Folate that are needed by the fetus even before pregnancy is detectable. The first weeks of pregnancy are a critical time of development. Prepare for your pregnancy by taking a prenatal multivitamin.
Antioxidants are one of the most important components to having healthy fertility that every woman and man needs to focus on. Antioxidants help to protect the egg and sperm from free radical damage. Free radicals are able to damage cellular health and the DNA within the cell. The ovum (egg) are one of the longest living cells in your body, as the years pass they become exposed and vulnerable to free radicals on a daily basis. This adds up. The best antioxidant complex I have found is called Network Antioxidants and was created by Dr. Lester Packer, the leading antioxidant expert in the United States. It contains all of the most important antioxidant nutrients in a capsule form which you can take one capsule, twice a day. This blend is great for both men and women and should be a part of everyone's health program, especially to help improve egg health prior to IVF.
In addition to taking an antioxidant supplement blend, studies have shown that CoQ10 Ubiquinol supplementation improves egg health and fertilization rates, especially in women over 35. Researchers think that CoQ10 supplementation may help cells function more normally and divide more normally by restoring energy to the mitochondria in each cell. This is very important when considering conception and how the first stages of life are dependent on proper cell division. With IVF, doctors rely on healthy cell divisions to rate embryo quality, so they know which embryo to transfer.
There are two forms of CoQ10, ubiquinone and Ubiquinol. CoQ10 starts off as ubiquinone and then is converted within the cell to the more powerful Ubiquinol. As a woman ages, her body's ability to convert ubiquinone to Ubiquinol declines. Most all CoQ10 supplements available are in the form of ubiquinone. Ubiquinol is different in that it is the most biologically active form of coenzyme Q10 and does not need to be converted by the body. Ubiquinol is eight times more potent than ubiquinone. For women over the age of 35, CoQ10 Ubiquinol supplementation alongside an antioxidant blend, may greatly help to improve egg health over a few months time.
Researchers found that L-arginine, which is an amino acid can increase ovarian response, endometrial receptivity, and pregnancy rates in IVF patients who were perviously poor responders. In the study, patients were given large doses (16 grams) of L-arginine, daily leading up to and throughout the IVF cycle. (Published in Human Reproduction 1999).
In the L-arginine/IVF study, 34 women about to begin IVF were split into two groups. Both groups used the same flare protocol, one of those groups received 16 grams a day of L-arginine in addition to the medications. The group that received L-arginine had a lower cancellation rate, an increased amount of oocytes and an increased amount of embryo transfers were observed. The L-arginine group had 3 pregnancies compared to no pregnancies in the other group. The study concluded that:
This is one study that shows promise for the use of L-arginine to help support IVF, but it is currently the only study. Discuss with your RE if this is a good option for you.
One aspect of IVF that weighs heavy on a woman's mind is implantation. Soon you will have a healthy embryo (or more) for transfer, now all that needs to take place for pregnancy to occur is implantation. A calm uterus is going to be more receptive to implantation.
The time leading up to transfer is a great time to focus on your uterus and nervous system. The herbal blend UteriCalm is an excellent way to help calm and prepare the uterus for implantation. This liquid blend contains herbs that not only calm, relax and prepare the uterus for implantation, they work to support the nervous system, so your body will better handle the potential stress, anxiety and worry of the outcome of this procedure. The herbs in this blend have been shown to be supportive of early pregnancy through the first trimester. In addition, none of these herbs has an action on the hormonal system, so they are considered safe in most cases* to use at the same time you are on medications for IVF.
Click here to learn more about the herbs in UteriCalm..\
Add Fertility Superfoods to Your Diet
Fertility superfoods are rich in nutrients and can be taken daily as food. One of my favorite ways to take fertility superfoods is to put them all in a fertility smoothie. Two of the most popular fertility superfoods are maca and royal jelly.
Maca is an incredible fertility superfood. It helps to support hormone balance yet it does not contain any hormones itself. Maca is able to do this by nourishing and balancing the endocrine system. This is essential in preparing for IVF because healthy hormonal balance contributes to healthier eggs. You will want to use maca for a couple of months before you begin your IVF medications and discontinue as soon as your medication cycles begin.
Royal Jelly and Bee Propolis
Royal jelly and bee propolis are both super foods which may help to support egg quality. Royal jelly is the food that only the queen bee eats. The only difference between a queen bee and a regular worker bee is that the queen is eating royal jelly exclusively. She was an ordinary bee and then she was chosen and fed royal jelly and became the queen bee who lays up to 2000 eggs a day. It should be taken for at least two months before IVF procedures begin and discontinued once your medication is started.
Caution: If you are allergic or think you are allergic to bees or bee products, do not take royal jelly or bee propolis.
I expect you have any ideas that will help you create your own IVF preparation plan. Just do not forget that this period is this a great chance for you to prepare for your upcoming pregnancy.
Here is a Fast summary of how to increase your IVF success rate naturally:
1. Make a 90 day (3 month) preparation plan -- this could be for the 3 weeks before starting medications on your IVF.
2. Prepare through cleansing and increase circulation using massage.
3. Eat a healthy fertility dietplan.
4. Use nutritional supplements such as a multivitaminantioxidants, EFA & superfoods to help encourage egg health.
5. Create a pressure support system using a mind/body program.
6. Get acupuncture in preparation and around embryo transfer.
IVF is a profound process that is a boon to have available as an alternative. Move forward feeling encouraged, enabled and nourished on your travels.
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