Cut out/Avoid caffeine during IUI?


#1

Hello everyone,
I drink hot tea everymorning…
My 1st IUI was failed and now i am going to start 2nd IUI with Gonal f injection and HCG trigger…
I really want to know Should i cut out/Avoid tea during my Injeactable treatment??
Is this going to increase the chances of BFP if i avoid caffeine? Please share your success story.
Your help will be appreciated!!
Thanks


#2

I don’t have a success story or a scientific answer for you but I think moderation is the key. I will be doing my first iui next month and currently I drink a small chai tea about every other day and I HOPE I can still drink it


#3

[quote=sami388]Hello everyone,
I drink hot tea everymorning…
My 1st IUI was failed and now i am going to start 2nd IUI with Gonal f injection and HCG trigger…
I really want to know Should i cut out/Avoid tea during my Injeactable treatment??
Is this going to increase the chances of BFP if i avoid caffeine? Please share your success story.
Your help will be appreciated!!
Thanks[/quote]

I knew of success with a women who had a cup of coffee everyday. goodluck


#4

I usually drink about 12oz a day… at the beginning of the TWW I cut down to 8oz (baby steps y’all!) and in the past few days I have had 0-4oz. In other words, I am trying my best to cut down during the TWW. As far as prior to IUI, I didn’t alter anything (it was an unmedicated cycle).


#5

I do not cut anything my out. My Dr says not to as there’s no need. It just adds stress. Once the insane 2ww is over & you get a bfp, you can still do most everything in moderation.


#6

I agree with this. When I first started IUIs, I cut it out totally. I usually have 18oz of coffee each morning. It added stress, headache, etc. My last cycle-the one where I got a :bfp: -I would brew my coffee with half decaf, half real deal coffee. (but i would add to beware of coffee like Starbucks. I read somewhere it contained almost 3 times the caffeine of Folgers).
Oh, and guess what I am sipping as I type? My half real, half decaf concoction. :slight_smile:
The only “trick” during the 2WW that I think has some actual medical science behind it is using sperm friendly lube like Pre-Seed for backup timed intercourse after IUI.


#7

Caffeine constricts the blood vessels, so while cutting out caffeine may not help you get pregnant, caffeine is certainly not implantation friendly. If implantation and/or lining are issues for you, I’d certainly lean towards the cut out the caffeine side of the coin.


#8

Kind off topic but talk about going about your normal routine… I just watched the Today Show this AM and they had Kerry Walsh (US Vball player) on and I cannot believe she was pregnant during the Olympics! All that diving and everything - crazy!!


#9

I know what you mean about Kerry Walsh…I thought that too…seemed a bit risky. Did she know she was pregnant? Seems like she was only 5 weeks or something.

As for the caffeine…I did cut it out (but I would only drink an occasional Pepsi normally so I wasn’t cutting out something like my daily coffee or tea). Women who are pregnant can have up to 200mg of caffeine a day, so I think it’s probably just fine. For me, I was so afraid of doing anything that might stand in the way so I avoided it because it really didn’t make a difference to me…but I can see the point about adding stress to just cut it out cold turkey if it’s part of the daily routine.


#10

I agree with all of you but today i read article Fertility diet there mentioned;
"Curb caffeine"
The research on whether caffeine can affect fertility is mixed. Experts generally agree that low to moderate caffeine consumption (less than 300 mgs a day or about two 8-ounce mugs of coffee) won’t get in the way of getting pregnant. But you might want to cut out caffeine altogether if you’re having difficulty conceiving or undergoing in vitro fertilization, says fertility specialist Leondires. He says that caffeine constricts blood vessels, slowing blood flow to the uterus and potentially making it harder for an egg to grab hold.


#11

Dr. Leondires is actually my RE. (Go figure, huh?) I was never told that I had to cut all caffeine from my life, but it was strongly recommended to be extremely moderate with it (one cup in the morning was fine, although not all cups are created equally.) Technically I switched completely to decaf before Christmas, but I’m not going to say with 100% certainty that it’s what made the difference in my cycle - I most certainly did not give up chocolate, and it’s got caffeine in it too…

I don’t think there are any 100% perfect ‘magic bullets’ - nothing you can do or not do that will totally guarantee that one cycle is going to work where another one didn’t. There are tons of anecdotal stories, but they absolutely go both ways.


#12

[FONT=“Arial”][COLOR=“Blue”]My doctor never said I had to cut out caffeine. I have slowed my usage to about 16 oz. a day - which I know is still a lot, but I was a 2-3 big cups a day person before. I have severe migraines, so caffeine can help in my situation.
I figure, most people unlike us infertile myrtles get pregnant and don’t know for a few weeks or even a couple of months, so I try to live like that to avoid going completely bonkers with worry.[/FONT]


#13

Caffeine and 1st IUI w/follistim

I just started my first iui cycle with Follistim injections on Monday and so far the only side effect I’ve had was being sleepy during the day. I have cut down on my coffee intake to only 1 small 10oz cup per day. Maybe my body is going through caffeine withdrawals and that’s why I’m sleepy? I do drink about 4 cups of herbal tea every day (I’m from Europe and I LOVE tea!) which has some caffeine in it. I drink stinging nettle tea which is beneficial in pregnancy dut to its rich mineral value and vitamin K. It’s a great supplement to strenghten the fetus and it supports the liver and female hormone system. It’s rich in iron too. I also drink horsetail tea which is ok for now since I am not pregnant yet (its not recommended once you do get preggers). It strenghtens bones and cartilage and helps stimulate blood flow. It helps the body utilize and hold calcium. I use it primarily to help wash away accumulated gravel and toxins in the kidneys but I do plan on stopping it once I get pregnant.

Sending lots of :babydust: to everyone!