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, we have lots of positive information and advice within our blogs to help optimise your body and health before, during and after fertility treatment.
You do not need to take special prenatal vitamins before and during treatment. But we do advise that you take folic acid, which is recommended for women trying for a baby and in the early stages of pregnancy.
Reduce processed foods
Cut out processed foods and foods high in fat and sugar. Watch out for hidden fats and sugars in processed sauces.
Opt for wholegrain
Swap refined carbs such as white rice, white bread and pasta for wholegrain alternatives.
Vegetable proteins too
Your body needs protein but it does not just come from meat - increase your vegetable protein intake with foods such as seeds, beans and lentils.
Not all fats are bad
Cut down on saturated fat but up your good monounsaturated fats – found in foods like avocado and olive oil.
Eat your greens
Bulk up your meals with leafy salads including spinach – a natural source of folic acid, recommended in pregnancy.
We are here to help you get ready for fertility treatment, support you through it and take care of you in the earliest days of pregnancy.
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