Alternative therapy

Alternative therapy

Alternative therapy to complement your treatment.

BMI, diet and lifestyle choices affect fertility in both men and women and can impact your chance of successful treatment. To help you prepare for IVF and the journey ahead, it is good to optimise your body and health before, during and after fertility treatment.

Points to consider and think about are:

  • You may need to raise or lower your BMI to meet treatment limits.
  • You may need to make some lifestyle changes i.e. stop smoking, reduce your alcohol intake.
  • Review and improve your diet by learning about foods with known health benefits – what to eat and what to avoid, and the key nutrients, vitamins and minerals you and your partner need to keep fit and healthy.
  • Sleep - are you getting enough? 7 to 8 hours per night is recommended.
  • Reduce stress levels.

Learn more here on the key health factors that can matter for IVF.

Find out more about the range of complementary therapy available to you through our recommended partners:

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Karen, Mar 2018