Wine and egg quality


#1

I know that alcohol can impact egg quality but how long before you do ivf does it affect it? My RE said no more than 4 glasses of wine a week…however over the holidays I let loose and had more than that…Im doing ivf in march and plan on not drinking from now until then…maybe an occasional glass here and there? Is 2-3 months enough time to prep for my next ivf…I’m freaking out that I permanently damaged my eggs and ruined my chances for the next ivf! I just had a miscarriage in nov after my first ivf…I’m 39 so now I’m beating myself up over it…wine is not worth ruining my chances but I had a rough time after this m/c and wanted to relax and not worry for a few weeks during the holidays but now I’m worried that I will never have a child now…what is everyone’s knowledge or thoughts on this? How long did you give up alcohol before ivf?


#2

Just stop now and you should easily be fine. Eggs generally mature over a period of 3 months, so you should have plenty of time. Truth is that noone really knows the impact or lack thereof of wine, beer, etc… Most docs just err on the side of caution.

I wouldn’t sweat things too much! There are so many factors involved in this process…wine is but a tiny part (especially 3 months away)!

Best wishes on your next cycle!


#3

I had occasional drinks until I started shots. I wouldn’t sweat it.


#4

I had a successful round of IVF last January/February and had drank a little more wine than I should have during the holiday season leading up to it. I stopped all drinking once I went on the bcp and of course during the injections/retrieval/transfer. It also concerned me but it worked out (my son is almost 8 weeks old). Try not to worry about it, I don’t think it makes much of a difference.


#5

You should be fine. I have always heard to give yourself around three months to get your body healthy. Also, occasional glasses are probably fine, just don’t go overboard! Good luck to you!