What to eat


I know we need like 5 servings of fruits and vegetables a day along with grains and less of meat and beans and milk and unhealthy fats.

How do you get everything in? I love broccoli, brussel sprouts, cauliflower, carrots etc. but I don’t like salads/lettuce. I would love to plan ahead to eat right. I just had surgery and wanted to start off on the right foot on TTC and eat right too. I will exercise as soon as am able and get dr. release.

I also know lunchmeat is a food to avoid because of listeria as well as certain things you shouldn’t do while pregnant. Just wanted everyone’s take on this and some help please :grouphug:


Hi, dear. The most important step is to look at the preparation of your body and mind for this up coming journey, a journey to create life , a journey to allow your baby to choose you as parents. A detox can be a really good way to get your body back into balance and ready for the IVF journey. Getting rid of all those toxins you have build up in your body over the years. Then a well balanced diet will absolutely help your chances of success. Take part in the fertility diet to enhance your reproductive organs and ensure good quality blood supply to the uterus. Good quality blood supply to the uterus increases protein and nutrient secretion around implantation, which your embryos will love. Get your partner on the Sperm Diet. Acupuncture is now, without a doubt, one of the best ways to enhance your success rates. It will reduce your stress, enhance your ovarian function, and increase blood supply to your reproductive organs. Other therapies such as reflexology, hypnotherapy, yoga, or massage can also help. Alos the feel-good factor and endorphin buzz produced by regular sexual intercourse can really help to alleviate stress. Take a good quality multi-vitamin and mineral supplement which contains vitamins A, B, E and C complex, zinc, magnesium, selenium, iron and Co-enzyme Q10. which play a vital role in the fertilisation and implantation process. Essential fatty acids are vitally important. Wheat Grass to keep your FSH in check and Royal Jelly to nourish your egg quality. Finally make sure you are getting enough folic acid in your everyday diet as research shows this prevents neural tube defects.
Hope this helps x


BUT if the case cannot be cured with herbals or vitamins or supplements or any other thing but more serious investigation and medical help. Here are some tips for you.
If you’re having problems getting pregnant, see your GP. They will look at your medical history and give you a physical examination. They may also recommend some lifestyle changes to help fertility. Unless there are reasons that may put you at high risk of infertility, you’ll usually only be considered for infertility investigations and treatment.
If appropriate, your GP can refer you to a fertility specialist at an NHS hospital or fertility clinic. The specialist will ask about your fertility history, and may carry out a physical examination. You may have tests to check the levels of hormones in your blood and how well your ovaries are working. You may also have an ultrasound scan or X-ray to see if there are any blockages or structural problems. Your partner may be asked for a semen sample to test sperm quality. If IVF is the best treatment for you, the specialist will refer you to an assisted conception unit. Once you’re accepted for treatment at the assisted conception unit, you and your partner will have blood tests for HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C, and to check if you’re immune to rubella. Your cervical screening tests should also be up to date.
The specialist will investigate the amount of eggs in your body and their quality (your ovarian reserve) to estimate how your ovaries will respond to IVF treatment.
This can be assessed by measuring a substance called anti-mullerian hormone (AMH) in your blood, or by counting the number of egg-containing follicles, using a vaginal ultrasound scan. Your specialist will then discuss your treatment plan with you in detail and talk to you about any support or guidance you may find helpful.
Hope, this may helps X Take care and good luck!